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Firmware Update for Z Series

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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

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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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New versus used gear

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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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N-Log Video Software updated

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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

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“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

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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 …

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Nikon Z6 and Z7 Firmware Updates

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Not to be outdone by their sister cameras the Z6II and Z7II, Nikon’s original full frame mirrorless cameras have just received a firmware update. Earlier in the week, Nikon released updates for the Z6II and Z7II. You can find those here.

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Nikon Z6II and Z7II get firmware updates

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Nikon’s full frame mirrorless cameras just received minor firmware updates. Here is the link. Nikon releases this update even as the Nikon Z7II is in short supply. The Nikon Z6II is more widely available as of this posting.

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Is AI replacing getting it right in camera

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This is one topic that has been on my mind ever since the inception of post-editing suites like Topaz Labs, Luminar and Photolemur have began to incorporate this type of technology into their proprietary photo editing suites. Is this causing photographers to rely less on the tried and true techniques of handholding, panning, knowing exposure and shutter speeds, knowing that …

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Nikon releases Z6II and Z7II

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Nikon released the fourth and fifth cameras in their Z series. The Nikon Z6II and Z7II is the evolution of the original mirror less Z6 and Z7. It joins the entry level consumer camera the Nikon Z50. Rather than list all the specs, you can go here to find out about the new releases and to compare the entire mirror …