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NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S

In Standard by Patrick

Nikon just announced their latest mirror-less telephoto lens that has been rumored to be in the works for some time according to their timeline.   The NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S is going to be upwards of $14,000 once available to the public.  Boasting some impressive optical performance, the price tag is on par with it’s competitors Canon and …

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It has arrived!

In Camera Bag, Standard by Patrick

Over the last few months I have written blog posts about the Nikon Z9, the release of the Nikon Z9 and my finally taking the plunge to order the Nikon Z9 to replace the more than capable Nikon D6.  This was not a decision that I arrived at lightly as you can read in the previous post, but the writing …

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Nikon Z9 in the bag

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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 …