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Nikon D3x 24.4-megapixel DSLR review

Includes: D3x resolution comparisons (res chart) with Nikon D3, Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III, resolution comparison on outdoor shot with Nikon D3, large examples, large wildlife examples, Nikon 200mm f/2 VR on D3x, long exposure noise ISO series, D3x sensitivity on diffraction, D3x dynamic range at ISO 100 vs ISO 50, D3x vs D3 color and noise..

Historical perspective on digital technology.

The rapid evolution of digital imaging quality..

Pentax K-1

36-megapixel full-frame DSLR with SuperRes Pixel Shift Mode..

Canon 200-400mm f/4L IS

Canon’s versatile super telephoto..

Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art

Fast constant-aperture ultrawide zoom..

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Sigma’s best portrait lens..

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Extraordinary optical efforts for class-leading performance?.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G

Nikon’s latest 50mm lens compared with the Zeiss ZF 50/1.4, Nikon 50/1.4D and Sigma 50/1.4..

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G

Nikon’s fast ultra wide angle..

Nikon AF-S 105mm f/1.4E ED

Nikon’s best-ever f/1.4 lens?.

Canon 800mm f/5.6L IS Super Telephoto

A review of Canon’s 800m f/5.6L IS super telephoto, with high performance that demands technical mastery to use well..

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II

A review of Canon’s new 100-400mm zoom.

Milvus 50mm f/1.4

Outstanding build and optical quality in a normal lens..

ZF.2/ZE 21mm f/2.8 Distagon

Brilliant imaging, even wide open, but with a few quirks. (Review in progress) .

25mm f/2 Distagon

Ultra high performance with a fast aperture..

Leica M10

Leica M mount in slim body with SL-type sensor..

Leica 280mm f/4 APO-Telyt-R

Compact and ultra high performance long telephoto..

Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 Distagon

Fast and ultra high performance moderate wide angle rangefinder lens..

Blog posts, reverse chronological


2023-09-08 Mountain Wildlife, September 2023 in Eastern Sierra and White Mountains


2022-03-21 TODAY ONLY $100 Off: Browning BTC-5HD-APX-20C Strike Force Apex HD Trail Camera

2022-03-07 Fujifilm GF 35-70mm f/4.5-5.6 Examples: Tigger the Formerly-Feral Feline Friend (and a Hawk)

2022-01-03 Marmots with the Sony FE 200-600mm


2021-09-27 Leica 28mm f/2 APO-Summicron-SL Aperture Series: Stagnant Tenaya Creek in Forest (Leica SL2)

2021-06-14 Drones: Harassing Wildlife, Annoying Humans

2021-06-08 Juvenile Marmot

2021-03-03 The Most Useful and Practical Telephoto for Wildlife Might Be the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 TC1.25X IS PRO

2021-03-03 Reader Comment: “applaud your new monochrome site... D850M a joy to work with”

2021-02-10 Inexpensive Camera for Wildlife: Olympus E-M1 Mark II + Reader Comments

2021-02-02 Fujifilm GFX100S or Sony A1 or Sony A7R IV for Landscape, Studio, etc?

2021-01-26 Sony A1 Reader Comments (4)


2020-07-01 REVIEWED: Netgear Nighthawk X10 Wireless-AD7200 Tri-Band Gigabit Router

2020-06-25 Mega Deal Zone at B&H Photo Ends Today

2020-05-06 Sigma FE 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Wide Aperture Examples: Deer At Dawn (Sony A7R IV)

2020-03-10 Wild Burros Crossing Playa


2019-01-10 New Site Feature: Quick Search


2018-11-06 Revenge of the Beaver: Lundy Canyon Road Blocked by Felled Aspen

2018-10-16 Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS Aperture Series @ 56mm: View Past Bear Lake to Spire Peak

2018-09-12 Soaring Eagle Cloud

2018-07-15 And I Thought Gophers and Squirrels Were Bad

2018-04-29 Panasonic Leica 200mm f/2.8 Examples: Birds and Horses

2018-04-29 Panasonic Leica 200mm f/2.8 Examples: Bighorn Sheep Rams

2018-04-23 Panasonic Leica 200mm f/2.8 Examples: Pronghorn Antelope

2018-04-19 Bighorn Sheep, Elk, Wild Horses — All Are Moving Up to Summer Habitat


2017-11-01 Warm in Van, Trout Grilled, Killer Weather, Best Fishing Ever, Red Wine... Makes up for the Tough Days

2017-10-29 Desert Springs Trout—Yum!

2017-10-18 Oh Deer, What a Lens! (Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4)

2017-10-15 Mickey Mouse moves into Mercedes Sprinter van with me in the wilderness to get out of the cold

2017-10-02 Nikon D850: UPS has lost the package (found!)

2017-08-18 Heavy Snow Remains in Sierra in Places + Trout Dead From Spawning Attempt?

2017-07-09 A Casualty of the 2016/2017 Snowfall: Bighorn Sheep

2017-04-24 Is the Fujifilm GFX Suitable as a Digital Back?

2017-03-17 Early Season Trout at Cachuma Lake

2017-01-15 Eagles, 2004


2016-12-30 Off Topic: the Year in Trout, 2016

2016-11-12 An Exceptionally Beautiful Rainbow Trout Unlike Any Other I’ve Seen

2016-10-27 Brook Trout in Spawning Colors

2016-10-21 Paiute Cutthroat Trout in Cottonwood Creek, White Mountains (shot with Nikon 105mm f/1.4E ED)

2016-10-07 The Resident Bald Eagle Swoops and Grabs a Moribund Rainbow Trout at Saddlebag Lake

2016-10-02 'Oncorhynchus clarki seleniris' aka Paiute Cutthroat Trout, in Cottonwood Creek, White Mountains

2016-09-30 My Record Trout

2016-09-11 Cooking Fresh-Caught Trout on a Portable Yakitori Grill

2016-08-23 Zeiss Loxia and Zeiss Batis on Sony: Ideal for Hiking

2016-07-04 How Hatchery Trout are Stocked in Lakes

2016-07-01 Pentax K1: Unrivalled Image Quality in SuperRes Pixel Shift Mode

2016-06-12 Paiute Cutthroat Trout, Cottonwood Creek

2016-05-01 EVF Mirrorless vs DLSR

2016-04-28 Off Topic: High Sierra Fishing + Recommended Spinning Reel and Rod


2015-11-05 Back Home, the Snow Show Was Fun + Lloyd’s Dutch Oven Trout Recipe

2015-10-30 Yosemite Snowstorm: the Day After

2015-10-04 Steaming Trout in a Dutch Oven over Campfire

2015-09-30 Still Shooting in Mountains

2015-02-14 Reviewed: Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM, Wildlife at the Beach


2014-10-29 Ready for the Snow (Plumage)... White-Tailed Ptarmigan

2014-10-02 Victims of Drought: Trout

2014-08-22 Sony RX100 Mark III: Better than a DSLR When Gone Fishin'

2014-02-18 Brook Trout Spawning


2013-11-08 Aggressive Brook Trout

2013-10-29 Trout Food

2013-10-29 Canon 200-400mm f/4L IS Examples: Bighorn Sheep

2013-10-22 Brook Trout Spawning

2013-10-16 Canon 200-400mm First Usage: Bighorn Sheep, Sampler

2013-08-18 Atop the Marmot Lookout at 12,800'

2013-05-24 From 2004 to 2013 and D2H to D800: Things Have Improved! (D2H, Eagles)


2012-08-09 Olympus E-M5 + 75mm f/1.8 ED (Bighorn Sheep in Silver Canyon)


2007-06-18 Mountain wildlife


2006-11-13 Leica posts sample image

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