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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 …

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Never gets old

In Wildlife by Patrick

Currently I have seen over 31 different species of birds frequent my backyard. I have pictures of all of them, some better than others and that it was keeps me going. How do I capture the shots that I have in my mind and turn them into the types of photographs I want to share. Having pictures of these birds …

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N-Log Video Software updated

In Standard by Patrick

Nikon just updated their N-Log 3D LUT v1.02. The only update was to allow this on the most recent mirrorless releases the Z6II and the Z7II. You can find the update at this link and here is why you should be using the N-Log to record video

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Gear review: MB-N11 Battery Pack

In Gear Review by Patrick

The MB-N11 Battery Pack is an accessory that Nikon released specific to their latest mirrorless cameras the Z6II and the Z7 II. At first, I held off on purchasing this, but as I utilized my Z6 II more I realized that something just did not feel right. I am used to my Nikon D6 and the way that I grip …

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The Old Texaco Slogan

In Standard by Patrick

“You can trust your car to the man with the star”. For those of us old enough to remember this phrase know that it goes along with the Texaco Corporation. Still up and running in the US, Latin America, Europe among other places, the bright red star is still going realtively strong. I can remember pulling into Texaco stations with …

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History and Americana

In Standard by Patrick

We are fortunate here in the Midwest to have one of the greatest collection of Americana items anywhere located at the The Henry Ford Museum. Items from the early 1700’s to current day are all to be found in the the museum. The entire museum can take over three hours to tour and see all the exhibits. There truly is …

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Gear Review: Think Tank Sling Bag

In Camera Bag, Gear Review by Patrick

Recently I needed a different more comfortable way of carrying both my DSLR and Mirror-less systems for quick family trips. These are trips that I don’t require a lot of gear. In the past I have used the Think Tank City Walker 10. The bag has worked fine, but I never really like the front flap and the fact that …

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Natures Adaptations

In Wildlife by Patrick

In her infinite wisdom, Mother Nature has given creatures the ability to adapt to varying seasons. Here is the Midwest we have examples of this all around us. I am fortunate as a photographer to witness a great many of these adaptations. One of the most simple, yet most vital is with birds. Take for example this American Goldfinch. A …

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Z6 II FTZ Firmware Update

In Tips and Tricks by Patrick

Warning: The new Nikon Z6 II cameras require an FTZ firmware update before you can use your FTZ adapter with your F mount lenses. I was really surprised that the new Nikon Z6 II I just purchased required an immediate firmware update.  If you have not upgraded the firmware then the first time you attach an F mount lens to …

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Nikon Z6 and Z7 Firmware Updates

In Standard by Patrick

Not to be outdone by their sister cameras the Z6II and Z7II, Nikon’s original full frame mirrorless cameras have just received a firmware update. Earlier in the week, Nikon released updates for the Z6II and Z7II. You can find those here.