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Nikon firmware update for Z9 Z6II and Z7II

In Standard by Patrick

Massive long awaited firmware updates for the Nikon Z9, the Nikon Z6II and the Z7II. Nikon created a webpage just for these updates which indicates the significance of the update as they usually don’t have a dedicated site for updates. You can find it here: Firmware 2.0 The firmware is going to drop on April 20th.

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Platypod Elite First Impressions

In Gear Review by Patrick

Disclosure: I have no affiliation with Platypod / Platyball and I am not being paid for this review. They have not told me what to say, and do not get to review this blog prior to posting. All thoughts expressed herein are my own. Back in 2019 when this relatively new concept of the taking the traditional ball head and …

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Re-work of Lightroom Catalog

In Standard by Patrick

I have done numerous posts on how I manage my images using a combination of Adobe Lightroom and Photomechanic. Lightroom Migration – Part 1 Lightroom Migration – Part 2 Benefits of one Lightroom Catalog Way back in 2016 when Scott Kelby introduced me to his SLIM system for managing images I have been using a variation of that with pretty …

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Nikon Z9 Eyecup Workaround

In Tips and Tricks by Patrick

If you shoot a lot with the Nikon Z9 you have probably discovered that your eyebrow can get really sore in hurry, at least I have. So I went on a search for a way to replace the eyecup to something a bit more comfortable. There are a number of solutions out there that innovative folks have come up with …

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Podcast #26 – DSLR vs Mirrorless

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In this episode I address a question that I often get about which type of camera to buy, DSLR or Mirrorless.  I share my thoughts on the differences and hopefully shed some light on helping you decide on your next camera purchase.  

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SmallRig for the Nikon Z9

In Gear Review by Patrick

Inevitably, when a new camera comes on the market, accessories are not always available immediately. Such is the case with the new Nikon Z9. Fortunately, the third-party technology moves quite rapidly and eventually those tools that work in tandem with the camera become available. Some may take a bit longer than others, but they always seem to get done. In …

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The forever wish list

In General Stuff by Patrick

I don’t know a photographer that doesn’t like new gear.  Camera bodies, lenses, accessories you name it.  Nikon just announced the development, which usually means in layman’ terms, that a production version is already being tested and has been built, of the the NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S Lens.  This is the ultimate in super-telephoto.   According to Nikon: The …

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Podcast #25 – Compositional Thoughts

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How you compose your photograph can often be a daunting task when looking through the viewfinder. I share some thoughts on how I approach composition with a simple mental checklist each time I raise the camera eye.

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Do you need Fine tuning for Mirrorless

In Standard by Patrick

When I first heard this I thought this is odd. Mostly because the beauty of mirrorless is that focus is always taken right off of the sensor and no AF-fine tuning is needed. My mirrorless cameras work fine with the F-mount lenses and I have not had any issues to date with focusing. In the old DSLR days, if you …

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Podcast #24 – Goals & Photographic Success

In Podcasts by Patrick

Settings goals for anything you do is a good practice to get into.  That goes for photography as well.  In this episode I offer up some suggestions on the type of goals you can set for photography and the process to follow through on them.