Nikon D5500 Memory Card Speed Test

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Memory cards matter quite a bit when it comes to your expectations and experience with a DSLR. The Nikon D5500 accepts most modern SD cards, including SDHC and SDXC cards, and takes advantage the speed boost from UHS-I (Ultra-High Speed Type I bus) cards. For a broader explanation of SD card types and designations, see my prior article Demystifying SD Cards.

Below, I have tested a few different memory cards in the Nikon D5500 to demonstrate the positive effects of buying a more capable memory card and to highlight some specifications of particular cards that might make them a better fit for the D5500 and similar cameras. [Read more…]

Gymkhana 7 BTS with 100 GoPro HERO Cameras

I love cars. I have been enamored with Ken Block’s Gymkhana series ever since it started a few years ago. What is Gymkhana, you ask? It is a few glorious minutes of magnificent hooning by a pro driver in a killer car and on a ridiculous course made of real-world locations. The latest edition takes place on the streets of Los Angeles.

What does that have to do with photography?

100 GoPro HERO cameras. Drones. RED EPIC cameras. The kind of stuff camera geeks are made of. [Read more…]

Canon DSLR and Lenses Rebates Extended

Canon April 2015 DSLR Rebates

The solid rebates we saw last month on Canon DSLRs and lenses have been extended through May 2, 2015. The DSLR instant rebates include deals up to $1100 off. The Canon 5D Mark III with the recent price drop and instant rebates is now $2499. You can also get a Canon 7D kit with lens for $849, among other deals. Check out all the deals here at B&H Photo.

Canon Lenses Rebates

Additionally, several Canon lenses have individual instant rebates up to $50 off, including some already affordable lenses like the EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM, EF 50mm f/1.4 USM and EF 85 f/1.8 USM lenses. Check them all out here at B&H Photo.

Nikon D5500 Real World Sample Photos

Nikon D5500

The Nikon D5500 is a great little camera that bridges the gap between true beginner and the well-established photographer. It can work on either end of that spectrum and fits the needs of a variety of photographers in-between. As the D5xxx series continues to slowly evolve, this one reminds me of just how far we’ve come in the past six or eight years of DSLRs.

I’m working on a full review but I wanted to share some real world photos that I’ve shot with the D5500 ahead of that review. [Read more…]