March 2016 and I was back at one of my favorite Tiger Reserves, Ranthambhore. This time it was a bigger than usual group and most of them were first timers to Ranthambhore. I stayed at my usual place Jungle View Resort with Guddu’ji, who as expected was a brilliant host who had taken up all […]Read more "Ranthambhore National Park : March 2016"
Now that I have owned the 200-500 F5.6 for a fairly long time and have used it extensively on trips across India, I thought I should write this piece to share my long term experiences with the lens and if there is any change from my initial thoughts of this lens. Build, Handling and Physical […]Read more "Nikon 200-500 F5.6 E Long Term review"
The Nikon 400 2.8 has always been a dream lens for me, to use on tiger safaris for big mammals in India and so when I got a chance to acquire one that was kept in immaculate showroom condition with almost no use, I jumped on the chance and got myself, what is arguable one […]Read more "Nikon 400 2.8 G VR review"
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many […]Read more "2015 in review"
Gujarat has been a birding hot spot in India with a stupendous variety and number of birds for any enthusiast. My earlier trips to Gujarat have been to Lesser Rann of Kutch (LRK) and Thol both of them near Ahmedabad. I wanted to do LRK once again along with Greater Rann of Kutch (GRK) and […]Read more "Bird Photography with Nikon 200-500 F5.6 and 600 F4.0 in Gujarat"
A lot of folks emailed me asking me about an easy way to AF fine tune their Nikon lenses. So here I have described a rather simple way of AF fine tuning to get the best performance out of Nikon lenses. AF fine tune is needed only by those camera systems that use a phase detect AF system. Phase detect […]Read more "AF fine tune for Nikon lenses using the focus confirmation dot"
The elusive Bengal Tiger is by far the most photographed and pursued animal in Indian jungles and is on the wishlist of most wildlife or even non wildlife photographers all over the world. The sheer number of tiger photographs that one sees posted on all the popular photo sharing web sites around the world makes […]Read more "A guide to planning tiger safaris and photographing tigers in the wild in India"