Sir Apfelot Blog

6. November 2020

Use SLR and digital cameras as a webcam (Nikon, Canon, Sony and more)

Whether in the home office, video chatting with the family, on the Discord server or streaming on Twitch - you often need a good webcam. How nice that you can use the SLR or digital camera as a webcam [...]
17th of June 2019

XQD cards and card readers at a glance

XQD is a memory card standard introduced by Sony in 2011. XQD cards are said to be better than SD memory cards, especially in the professional sector, thanks to their robust construction, fast PCI data exchange and other advantages. Use in professional digital cameras and camcorders enables [...]
14. May 2019
Telephoto lens Tamron 70-200 mm G2

Tamron 70-200 mm f2.8 G2 (SP series, Di VC, USD) Telezoom for Nikon and Canon

With the SP 70-200 mm G2, Tamron has further developed its proven A009 model, which has been highly praised by customers, and has given the telephoto lens improvements across the board. According to Tamron, both the optical performance and [...]
13. May 2019

Nikkor Z lenses for the Nikon Z6 and Z7 system cameras

The two system cameras Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 garner plenty of praise in tests from photographers. The image quality, which in the Nikon Z7 is underpinned not least by the high resolution of 46 megapixels, is [...]
4. May 2019
Lenses for the Nikon D5300 DSLR

Compatible lenses for the Nikon D5300 DSLR

The Nikon D5300 came out at the end of 2013 as the successor to the D5200 and has since enjoyed great popularity among amateur and professional photographers. With 24 megapixels, the D5300 is no longer entirely up-to-date, but [...]
3. May 2019
The original from Nikon has the model number EN-EL14a or EN-EL14. It is used by Nikon in numerous camera models (Photo: Nikon).

Nikon EN-EL14a battery and inexpensive but good alternatives

As a rule, every digital camera sooner or later needs a second or third battery in order to still be able to take photos when the first battery is empty. This can happen, especially with long exposures [...]
21. October 2013
Nikon D800

The best memory cards for the Nikon D800

The Nikon D800, with its full format sensor and a resolution of 36 megapixels, is still one of the best DSLR cameras on the market. The D800 has two memory card slots on the body, one of which is for CF cards and [...]
9. August 2013
CamRanger with cover

CamRanger: comfortable remote release with DSLR from Nikon and Canon

First of all, the small caveat: Unfortunately, the device presented here only works with Nikon or Canon DSLR cameras. Those who prefer to take photos with their Hasselblad can click away now. But it works very well with bestselling models like [...]
25. March 2013
Nikon D800

Lenses for the Nikon D800 - which are recommended?

The new Nikon D800 has recently been on the market and shows that it is not only a pixel monster but also a technically sophisticated camera with very good operation and great options for professional photographers. [...]
21. March 2013
Nikon EN-EL15 battery

Nikon EN-EL15 battery and inexpensive alternatives

You can actually assume that you need a replacement battery for every digital camera, because on the one hand these batteries are quite inexpensive and on the other hand there is nothing more annoying than a great DSLR camera that [...]