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Better or Worse Upgrade

In General Stuff, Standard by Patrick

Nikon released a new remote transmitter for there flash system that has not gotten any fan fare.  The replaced  the WR-R10 with the WR-R11.  This one I questioned a bit as I pondered the differences, or lack thereof.  I use the WR-R10 and the WR-A10 and reviewed them here.  I rely on them and paired with the Nikon SB-5000, it …

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Panning technique and NX Studio

In Standard, Tips and Tricks by Patrick

One essential skill for a photographer that captures moving objects is panning.  Panning is simply keeping the film plane in sync on the subject while it is moving so to the camera it nullifies any movement.  This is a skill that needs to be practiced so when called upon, it is second nature.    So, how can you tell if …

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Firmware Update for Z Series

In Standard by Patrick

Nikon Japan announced a firmware update for the entire Z-series line of mirrorless cameras today.  AF enhancements are the main updates cited in the press release.  Updates will be available on April 26th per the release.  Here is the download link.

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Nikon D6 Firmware update

In Standard by Patrick

Nikon just release an update for the Nikon D6.  Usually the updates are minor, but this has included some new functionality for the camera making it a better user experience.  Here are the updates Nikon posted for the update.  To download  you can go here: A Recall shooting functions (hold) item has been added to Custom Setting f3 Custom controls. Assigning this …

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Canon versus Nikon mirrorless race

In Standard by Patrick

With the advent of mirrorless cameras becoming more popular by the day, Canon and Nikon are both touting pending releases of a flagship mirrorless cameras.  Specs and the exact look of the camera are still not fully locked down but leaked pictures of the potential cameras are now surfacing. Nikon announced the development of the Z9. Not to be outdone …

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New versus used gear

In Standard by Patrick

Since the pandemic has been upon us, I have gotten a fair amount of questions in my inbox about buying new gear versus used gear.  A valid question for sure given the cost of camera equipment.  I will usually reply by having them ask themselves three questions before making a decision.  This will allow them to hopefully make and informed …

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Nikon Z6II and Z7II Firware Updates

In Standard by Patrick

Nikon just pushed out updates for there flagship mirror-less cameras the Z6II and Z7II. In a nutshell, here is what was updated: Added 3840×2160; 60p and 3840×2160; 50p to the options available for Frame size/frame rate in the MOVIE SHOOTING MENU Improved eye-detection performance in Auto-area AF (people) and Wide-area AF (L-people) AF-area modes Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented …

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N-Log Video Software updated

In Standard by Patrick

Nikon just updated their N-Log 3D LUT v1.02. The only update was to allow this on the most recent mirrorless releases the Z6II and the Z7II. You can find the update at this link and here is why you should be using the N-Log to record video

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The Old Texaco Slogan

In Standard by Patrick

“You can trust your car to the man with the star”. For those of us old enough to remember this phrase know that it goes along with the Texaco Corporation. Still up and running in the US, Latin America, Europe among other places, the bright red star is still going realtively strong. I can remember pulling into Texaco stations with …

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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 …