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Nikon Z9 in the bag

In Camera Bag by Patrick

After careful consideration and thoroughly reviewing the specs of the recently released Nikon Z9 flagship mirrorless, I have officially taken the plunge and ordered one.   I have done several posts on the Z9.  One prior to release “Nikon Z9” and the other on the release date itself “Nikon Z9 Released“.   In the latter I was on the fence about ordering …

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Line Dock – Essential Gear

In Gear Review by Patrick

In my quest to have less gear when I travel, yet still have enough to get the job done, I stumbled upon a project that needing funding called Line Dock. This was back in 2017 on Indeigogo.  IT showed promise and was just what I was looking for when Apple decided to eliminate all the ports on their laptops.   Line …

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Nikon Z9 Released

In Standard by Patrick

Huge announcement from Nikon on October 28th, 2021 with the release of what they are calling their flagship camera, the Z9 plus 2 lenses. This further confirms to me that the age of the DSLR is fading fast as mirrorless is where camera companies are going to invest there efforts and time.    I own both a mirrorless and and …

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Podcast #22 – Photography Genres: Where do you fit in?

In Podcasts by Patrick

Photography genres have exploded with the age of digital. It used to be that fit into about 5 or 6 categories but now creatives have developed all kinds of lanes for their creative outlets that may not have even existed many years ago in the early days of photography. Greetings and welcome to another episode of my podcast! Thanks for …

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Nikon Z9

In General Stuff, Standard by Patrick

The rumored Nikon Z9 camera is supposedly going to be announced in October of 2021. The wait will be long according to Nikon Rumors secondary to part shortages and labor issues. It has been common knowledge that the Nikon Z9 was being used at the Olympics and all the EXIF data was removed so as not to draw questions. Here …

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Podcast #21 – Is social media good or bad for photographers

In Podcasts by Patrick

Social media has both advantages and disadvantages. In our podcast this week I chat about both of these and hope that it helps you make an informed decision for your photography. Greetings and welcome to another episode of my podcast! Thanks for taking the time from your week to listen. I want to thank your for reTweeting and/or sharing on …

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Nikon slowly discontinuing DX lenses

In General Stuff by Patrick

It appears as if Nikon is slowly phasing out their DX cropped sensor cameras and lenses. Check any reputable site for Nikon like NikonRumors and you will see that for DX sensor bodies there are only about six lenses that they have not discontinued or archived. Here is the list to date: AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX …

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Amazing adaptations

In Wildlife by Patrick

It never ceases to amaze me that critters, birds and mammals alike, adapt so well to their environments and the changing season. From the biggest to the smallest these changes can be nothing short of amazing. Here is a simple example. This American Goldfinch is brilliant yellow in the summer months. As the seasons change, the yellow become more muted …

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Podcast #20 – Constant Learning

In Podcasts by Patrick

It may sound like I am talking in circles, but learning is not about simply learning. It is the learning what we need to become better photographers and forgetting all the rest. Greetings and welcome to another episode of my podcast! Thanks for taking the time from your week to listen. I want to thank your for reTweeting and/or sharing …