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Nikon D6 -Initial Impression

In Gear Review by Patrick

Having waited for this camera since it was announced in 2019 and then having my pre-order put on hold for five month secondary to COVID-19, unboxing this and getting hands on was a relief. I owned the Nikon D5 prior and have shot Nikon camera my entire career. Many are probably wondering what this camera does differently compared to its …

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Raid Technology rocks

In Gear Review by Patrick

It has been five years since I purchased my NAS from ioSafe. At the time, still relatively new tech but it intrigued my with its possibilities. I was in the midst of streamlining my workflow and I new this had to play a part. I am so glad that I took the time to include this piece of gear into …

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Nikon Z6 / Z7 Battery Pack

In Gear Review by Patrick

Nikon just released their battery pack for the Mirror-less Z6 and Z7 cameras. This is a nice accessory especially if you utilize these cameras for video recording or time-lapse photography. Dedicated to the Nikon Z 7 and Z 6, the MB-N10 Multi-Power Battery Pack offers extended battery life when working with these mirrorless cameras. It accepts two additional EN-EL15b lithium-ion …

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Nikon Z50 is here

In Gear Review by Patrick

Sporting an especially sleek design, the Nikon Z 50 is a DX-format mirrorless digital camera revolving around the versatile Z Mount. Capable in both stills and video realms, the Z 50 features a 20.9MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 6 image processor, which enables fast performance, reliable autofocus with eye detection, and notable low-light performance. Yes the Z6/Z7 lenses work on …

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Gear Review: MeFoto S-Series Travel Tripod

In Gear Review by Patrick

Tripods are the foundation for fantastic photographs so you don’t want to cut corners with these babies. I have the big beefy RRS TVC-34 Versa and this I used for the Nikon D5 for landscapes and wildlife along with the long lens combinations. Enter the problem. When traveling light with my Nikon Z6 system, the RRS TV-34 is too much …

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Nikon Mirrorless Experience

In Gear Review by Patrick

OK, I admit it! I was one of those photographers that was very skeptical about the whole mirrorless camera phenomenon. I have always had the big DSLR cameras and I thought to myself there is no way that a mirrorless can compete with the rigors of wildlife photography or the pounding a pro-grade DSLR needs to go through depending on …

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Portable Blind

In Gear Review by Patrick

With most wildlife, they don’t allow you to get real close and this makes long glass an essential piece of a wildlife photographers gear. In addition to long glass, often camouflage helps to break up your silhouette further assisting in getting closer to the subject. I was asked to trial the Tragopan V Plus photographers blind. Not one to gain …

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Podcast#11 – Gear Tripods

In Gear Review, Podcasts by Patrick

I have been getting a few inquiries on gear, specifically, tripods that I use, so I thought another podcast was in order to share the types I have and how I use them. Hipefully you will find this helpful. Greetings and welcome to another episode of my podcast! Thanks for taking the time from your week to listen. I want …

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Gear Review – Think Tank Video Tripod Manger 44

In Gear Review by Patrick

What to do with your tripod, light stands, backdrop poles and stand and other items that are too long for a normal travel bag. Enter the Think Tank Video Tripod Manger 44. Think Tank Photo added this case to their ever-growing lineup, and this one is a big beast! It’s called the Video Tripod Manager 44, and it’ll hold tripods …

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Mirror-less Mania

In Gear Review by Patrick

Nikon and Canon both released new mirror-less cameras and since, my inbox has been blowing up with questions about this camera. I find it interesting the inevitably when a major announcement like this happens, there arises two camps. One is usually the DSLR purists who would never conceive of using a mirror-less, and the other are proponents of the system …