Glenn Charles


Photographer/Videographer specializing in Life Style, Travel, and Aerial Imagery.  FAA 107 Certified for sUAS flight operations throughout the US.  Fully insured.  Videography work is limited to Aerial productions.

Based in Maine (May-December) and SWFL (Jan - April). Available for travel year round.

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Nikon D800

At long last Nikon has released the much anticipated successor to the aging D700.  They have released two versions of the camera with the distinction being the D800E has the anti-aliasing filter removed.  This will theoretically provide much sharper images for those seeking fine detail images such as landscape photographers.  As is now customary with new camera releases, Nikon produced a video showcasing the low light video qualities of the D800.  From what I can tell, this is nothing short of amazing.  When you watch the video, pay attention to the low light skin tones as the bike works its way through the streets. 

For adventure travelers, this is obviously not going to fit into the world of 'ultra-light' but Nikon has made the camera smaller and lighter than the D700.  It is my belief that if you need this type of image quality and already have an investment in Nikon glass, this is a great candidate for travel photographers.  More details on the camera can be found on Nikon's site.  Amazon is now taking pre-orders and you can help me out by using my Amazon links when placing your order.

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As you know, I am pretty enthused about the new Nikon V1 system.  My time with the camera really impressed me and I think Nikon is really on to something with this new system.  Having travelled and shot extensively with the Sony NEX-5 this past year, I am convinced that one can obtain really high quality images with these smaller cameras.  In the end, having a camera on you that is ready to shoot is way more important than having a state of the art DSLR that you left at home or in the car and missed the shot. 

Right now the deals that Nikon is running are really fantastic.  In essence, you can get the body and all three lenses (10, 10-30, 30-110) for a little more than a grand at Amazon.  Stock is running low but there are still kits available that you can purchase through Amazon, even though the orders are fulfilled by affiliates. 

If you are looking for a small camera that can keep up with your kids and pets for family action photos or take great pictures on your travels, then really you should take a serious look at the Nikon V1.