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SmallRig for the Nikon Z9

In Gear Review by Patrick

Inevitably, when a new camera comes on the market, accessories are not always available immediately. Such is the case with the new Nikon Z9. Fortunately, the third-party technology moves quite rapidly and eventually those tools that work in tandem with the camera become available. Some may take a bit longer than others, but they always seem to get done. In …

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It has arrived!

In Camera Bag, Standard by Patrick

Over the last few months I have written blog posts about the Nikon Z9, the release of the Nikon Z9 and my finally taking the plunge to order the Nikon Z9 to replace the more than capable Nikon D6.  This was not a decision that I arrived at lightly as you can read in the previous post, but the writing …

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Line Dock – Essential Gear

In Gear Review by Patrick

In my quest to have less gear when I travel, yet still have enough to get the job done, I stumbled upon a project that needing funding called Line Dock. This was back in 2017 on Indeigogo.  IT showed promise and was just what I was looking for when Apple decided to eliminate all the ports on their laptops.   Line …

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Essential Tools

In General Stuff by Patrick

As photographers we all have essential tools for style of photography. Spending time outdoors photographing wildlife, one of the tools I rely on is not a camera body, not a lens, but something that allows me piece of mind that my gear is protected from the elements. All my long lenses have these on them and they have help protect …

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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 …