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Darrell Young's Blog > A Tale of Three Sigma Lenses

Posted 14 December 2009

A Tale of Three Sigma Lenses

I want to tell you a tale mixed with happiness, aggravation, frustration, and compromise.

I've owned a Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM lens for a couple of years now, and it has performed well and been a reliable lens. So, I figured I'd be safe in buying another Sigma EX pro lens. Maybe I was wrong. The jury is...

Darrell Young's Blog > Nikon D300s vs. Nikon D90 - Noise Showdown at 6400 ISO

Posted 07 December 2009

I have been reading various opinions on the internet where people are claiming that the Nikon D90 has better looking images at high-ISO sensitivity settings than the Nikon D300s. It made me curious! So, being the extremely humble and modest fellow that I am, I thought I might offer my opinion. :P Since many may just be picking up cameras and firing—w...

Darrell Young's Blog > Sierra Club National Park Contest - Image IP Rights Grab?

Posted 17 September 2009

As a nature photographer and lover of National Parks I considered entering a contest sponsored by the Sierra Club today. I went to examine the contest and was even about to join the Sierra Club—before I read the contest terms. Here's a link to the contest information.

The Sierra Club is all about protecting the rights of animals, plants, and even t...

Darrell Young's Blog > Greenbrier in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Posted 12 August 2009

I have a great fondness for taking pictures in the Smoky Mountains. As far back as I can remember I've been running around the Smokies with my camera and tripod. Recently, I set out to find a place in the Smokies that I'd never seen. One place that was new to me is Greenbrier, near Gatlinburg.

I had seen all the standard Smoky Mountain sigh...

Darrell Young's Blog > Nikon D300s and D3000 Announced

Posted 30 July 2009

Nikon D300s

Nikon® announced two new cameras on July 30, 2009, the new Nikon D300s and the D3000.

The new Nikon D300s adds 720p HD video capture with Contrast Detect Autofocus, a first for Nikon. There is also a new stereo input for high-res stereo sound to match the video.

It also adds an additional SD/SDHC memory card slot in addition to Compact Flas...