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Gear Review: ProMedial Katana Gimbal

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As our photography skill set evolves and hopefully improves, so does our gear. As someone who chose to pursue wildlife photography, I knew that having long reaching glass, a sturdy tripod and a gimbal head was going to be a staple of my photography. The gimbal head in particular has been an integral part of success in getting images. The …

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Gear review: MB-N11 Battery Pack

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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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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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Gear Review: The Nikkor Z 14-30mm S

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This lens really surprised me for more than one reason. First a little background on how I came to have this lens in my tool kit. I like shooting landscapes when I travel to different places and in addition to that, sometimes to capture everything in one click, even if it is not a landscape, you need a wide angle …

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Gear Review: Nikkor Z 24-200 Lens

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Back in the days when I had a DX camera, one lens that I really utilized a lot was the Nikkor 18-300mm. This was a good travel lens that offered a good range, was lightweight and allowed for traveling light while still having the versatility needed to capture the images that I wanted. Upon upgrading to a FX camera, I …

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Travel Tripods

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There have been a ton of articles written about travel tripods by photographers and I just wanted to add my experience in looking for a good travel tripod to the information highway. About a year ago, August of 2019 to be exact, I was preparing from a road trip to do some hiking in the UP of Michigan. I knew …

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Nikon D6 -Initial Impression

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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

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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

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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

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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 …