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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

In Gear Review by Patrick

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

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

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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

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

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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

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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 …