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Nikon D5 vs D4s

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So CES is over and Nikon’s big announcement of the D5 is all over the place, I thought that maybe this would be a good time to review the the Nikon D5 vs Nikon D4s. The biggest changes have been t he new and improved autofocus tracking system with a 153 points, better focusing in low light and its expanded …

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Monitor Calibration

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This is one of the most important things photographers can do and yet it is often the most confusing. It is a real common question that I get asked and I am sure other photographers do as well. Well simply put, calibration = consistency and the ability to replicate what you see on one device to another. Many of the …

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Gear Review: RRS BH-55 Ballhead

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A good quality ball head is a must for taking tack sharp photos. With many different options on the market how to go about choosing the right one. Everyone has opinions on this and has to answer that questions based on their own photography needs and goals. For me it was and easy decision to choose the Really Right Stuff …

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Gear Review: TVC-24L: Versa series 2

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To really take your photography to the next level, a stable base is a must. With all the options out there, it can be difficult to choose the right photo platform to fit your needs. In my quest for a new tripod, I sat down an listed the qualities that I wanted in one because I knew this was going …

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NAS – Networked Attached Storage

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Every photographer should know the mantra 3-2-1 backup. Three copies of the backup, 2 different locations and 1 should be offsite. The trick is how to obtain this automatically. I did a post awhile back and I have been getting a lot of questions about the NAS component of the backup so I thought I would provide a bit more …

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Gear Review: TASCAM DR-40 Linear PCM Recorder

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I recently read a blog post by another photographer who used recorders to interview subjects, dictate notes and simply record ideas when out in the field. I have used other recording devices in the past, but they all seemed to fall short when it came to sound quality and their ability to upload the files. Enter the TASCAM DR-40 Linear …

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Gear Review: Mindshift Rotation180 Horizon 34L Backpack

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Mindshift Gear was founded by the creators of Think Tank Photo and conservation photographer Daniel Beltra. There slogan “Engage with Nature” is what drove them to create a leading line of photo backpacks. Finding myself in need of a quality backpack, and already being thrilled with Think Tank products, this seemed like a good place to begin my search. I …

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Gear Review: Karma WiFi Hotspot

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Traveling and finding reliable WiFi is sometimes often difficult. While I was in the market for a dependable hotspot, I did not like the long term contracts from the major carriers and I did not like the price tags for their portable WiFi devices. There are other alternative out there and the one that I settled on is Karma. Originally …