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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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The Z6 file

In Standard by Patrick

The Z6 files are really amazing. Now, like any camera, the files are only as good as the techinque used to capture them. Proper handhold or long lens technique still applies no matter what camera you are shooting with. For a complete review of the Nikon Z6, check out this post I did a while back. By the way, if …

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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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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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Are XQD cards obsolete?

In Standard by Patrick

Without our precious memory cards, our visual storytelling is non-existent. We all rely on this miracles of photography to keep our images safe and bring them to life on our desktops, laptops or tablets. If you are like you me, XQD cards are the lifes blood of the camera. These roughly 1 inch x 1.5 inche cards hold all our …

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Aviation Pack Update

In General Stuff by Patrick

In my previous post on my aviation setup, I listed the gear I take for statics and ground to air shoots. I tried the MP-v3 bag this year in place of the Mountainsmith Lumbar pack. . Here is my report. The bag performed well. The weather we had on the day of the airshow was not cooperative. It was overcast …

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Gear Review: Nikon WR-R10 & WR-A10

In Gear Review by Patrick

Light is everything to photography. Without it, there is no picture. Whether natural or manufactured with strobes or speed lights, it is essential for our ability to produce pictures. I am slow to the party for this piece of gear but excited none the less to finally have wireless control of my Nikon speed light SB-5000. Now I have used …