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Firmware Update for Z Series

In Standard by Patrick

Nikon Japan announced a firmware update for the entire Z-series line of mirrorless cameras today.  AF enhancements are the main updates cited in the press release.  Updates will be available on April 26th per the release.  Here is the download link.

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Nikon D6 Firmware update

In Standard by Patrick

Nikon just release an update for the Nikon D6.  Usually the updates are minor, but this has included some new functionality for the camera making it a better user experience.  Here are the updates Nikon posted for the update.  To download  you can go here: A Recall shooting functions (hold) item has been added to Custom Setting f3 Custom controls. Assigning this …

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Canon versus Nikon mirrorless race

In Standard by Patrick

With the advent of mirrorless cameras becoming more popular by the day, Canon and Nikon are both touting pending releases of a flagship mirrorless cameras.  Specs and the exact look of the camera are still not fully locked down but leaked pictures of the potential cameras are now surfacing. Nikon announced the development of the Z9. Not to be outdone …

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Airshow season is here

In Aviation by Patrick

Let’s face it, for aviation enthusiasts and photographers, 2020 was a dismal year with many of the major airshows cancelled across the country.  Military demonstration squadrons were given orders to cancel shows and appearances and local airshows cancelled as well.  With 2021 comes a newly renewed sense of excitement with many airshows in warmer areas of the country already up …

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New nesting boxes

In Wildlife by Patrick

Currently, I have about 5 nesting boxes around my lot.  I live in an urban area / sub-division with plenty of foot traffic.  My bird sanctuary, as I like to call it, is in our backyard.  I have an enclosed backyard with a fence and this is where my backyard bird studio resides.  It works well and I currently have …

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New versus used gear

In Standard by Patrick

Since the pandemic has been upon us, I have gotten a fair amount of questions in my inbox about buying new gear versus used gear.  A valid question for sure given the cost of camera equipment.  I will usually reply by having them ask themselves three questions before making a decision.  This will allow them to hopefully make and informed …

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Waiting for the light

In Wildlife by Patrick

Trying to make the common seem uncommon is something that is not always easy with visual story telling. One way that I have found to do this is to always fall back on the light. Take this European Starling as an example. Once is a while when putting out new food in my feeders, flocks of these birds will descend …

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Essential Tools

In General Stuff by Patrick

As photographers we all have essential tools for style of photography. Spending time outdoors photographing wildlife, one of the tools I rely on is not a camera body, not a lens, but something that allows me piece of mind that my gear is protected from the elements. All my long lenses have these on them and they have help protect …

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Gear Review: ProMedial Katana Gimbal

In Gear Review by Patrick

As our photography skill set evolves and hopefully improves, so does our gear. As someone who chose to pursue wildlife photography, I knew that having long reaching glass, a sturdy tripod and a gimbal head was going to be a staple of my photography. The gimbal head in particular has been an integral part of success in getting images. The …

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Nikon Z6II and Z7II Firware Updates

In Standard by Patrick

Nikon just pushed out updates for there flagship mirror-less cameras the Z6II and Z7II. In a nutshell, here is what was updated: Added 3840×2160; 60p and 3840×2160; 50p to the options available for Frame size/frame rate in the MOVIE SHOOTING MENU Improved eye-detection performance in Auto-area AF (people) and Wide-area AF (L-people) AF-area modes Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented …