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New Nikon D500 Added to Rentals

Nikon D500 Ready For Rental

I am very pleased to announce that the new Nikon D500 is available for rental. Generally speaking when you start shooting the full frame camera, you don’t want to go back and shoot in APSC size sensor. I had the same idea, but Nikon D500 is a different beast! Its speed, Dynamic Range and Noise management are par with a full frame camera! Here is a little more information from Nikon Canada:

Flagship Power, DX Agility.

Meet the new DX flagship, the Nikon D500. At first glance, it may seem unimposing—but contained within a streamlined camera body is a veritable powerhouse of processing power and technological advances. The D500 is ready to go wherever your passion leads you, capturing everything with stunning clarity, speed and resolution. From busy, low-light cityscapes to thrilling wildlife scenes and fast action shots, the D500 is the ideal companion to your wanderlust. Marvel at the clarity of its cinematic 4K UHD video. Be amazed at its ruggedness and versatility. And, once you’ve captured your gorgeous photos, admire them on the D500’s high resolution tilt touchscreen display and share them via the built-in SnapBridge (Wi-Fi® + Bluetooth) capabilities. No matter what you shoot, you can be sure that the Nikon D500 will be up to the task, time and time again.

Why use an APSC sensor?

The main reason for shooting in APSC size sensor is the Crop Factor. As the Nikon D500 has a slightly smaller sensor, it uses the centre part of the image that lens creates, Which is the sweet spot and the sharpest part. On the other note you get a 1.5X magnification from the lens focal length. In short a 200mm telephoto lens works as a 300mm lens. This is the biggest advantage of APSC size sensor over the full frame sensor.

Many Wildlife and Sport photographers prefer this crop factor and use the feature to capture a closer and sharper image.

The disadvantages of a cropped sensor are, lack of Dynamic Range, slower focusing, and more noise in high ISO shooting. Somehow Nikon addressed these issues completely in the new D500. Here are some samples that I took using D500.

D500 Image Quality

Nikon D500
The Dynamic Range in D500 is very close to a full frame camera, when shooting in Raw format

Manification Factor

Close up
The Crop Factor of APSC size sensor allows me to use a 105mm Macro lens and get the magnification of an 150mm Macro Lens

High ISO Noise Management

Night Photography
Learning Photography is easier in digital era.

Articulated Monitor

Fall Colour
Articulated monitor in D500 allows you to capture photos in different positions.

I have also created three new rental packages for the D500 for you according to different genres.

Landscape and Scenery Bundle:

This bundle includes The D500 body, one Extra Battery, and Sigma 8-16mm f4 Lens. This lens is a Super Wide Angle lens and provides sharp image while covers more of the scene.

Landscape Bundle

The Sigma 8-16 mm is a fabulous lens for Landscape Photography

Wildlife and Sport Bundle:

This bundle includes D500, Nikon 70-200 f2.8 VR, and one Extra Battery. This is a perfect setup for Sport shooters and Wildlife photographers.

Wildlife and Sport Photography Bundle

Wildlife Photography
Although the camera set the exposure correctly, it is just an ordinary photograph!

Lifestyle Bundle:

This is a perfect match for wedding and Lifestyle Photography. It includes D500, Nikon 24-70 f2.8, and one extra Battery.

Wedding and Lifestyle Photography Bundle

Photography workshop
I shot this photo with D500 and 24-70 f2.8 lens

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