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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.

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Nikon Z6II and Z7II get firmware updates

In Standard by Patrick

Nikon’s full frame mirrorless cameras just received minor firmware updates. Here is the link. Nikon releases this update even as the Nikon Z7II is in short supply. The Nikon Z6II is more widely available as of this posting.

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Save / Load Settings

In Tips and Tricks by Patrick

Regardless of the camera model you shoot, the bodies give you a tremendous amount of flexibility when it comes to customizing your menus. This is a wonderful thing as each photographer has his or her own style and operate a little differently. As and example, one common preference that I prefer is to shift the focus from the shutter to …

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Is AI replacing getting it right in camera

In Standard by Patrick

This is one topic that has been on my mind ever since the inception of post-editing suites like Topaz Labs, Luminar and Photolemur have began to incorporate this type of technology into their proprietary photo editing suites. Is this causing photographers to rely less on the tried and true techniques of handholding, panning, knowing exposure and shutter speeds, knowing that …

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Nikon releases Z6II and Z7II

In Uncategorized by Patrick

Nikon released the fourth and fifth cameras in their Z series. The Nikon Z6II and Z7II is the evolution of the original mirror less Z6 and Z7. It joins the entry level consumer camera the Nikon Z50. Rather than list all the specs, you can go here to find out about the new releases and to compare the entire mirror …

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Creatures big and small

In Wildlife by Patrick

Walking through the woods is by far one of my favorite things to do, especially in the fall. Looking for the color changes is of course the main objective, but if you just stop, look and listen you will be amazed at what might show up and what you will see. While walking, taking care to watch our steps, this …