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Not Likely with Canon & Nikon

In Standard by Patrick

Currently, with all the buzz in photography about mirrorless and lens mounts, it was interesting to hear about the “L. mount alliance” between Leica, Panasonic and Sigma. The trio decided to come together to form an “L Mount Alliance”, standardizing their cameras and lenses on Leica’s L mount Personally I think this is a good thing. This should allow consumers …

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Nikon Updates

In General Stuff by Patrick

Nikon just released some updates on relatively new gear. Most are related to compatibility with the Nikon Z7/Z6 series, but a few are for lenses and speed lights. Here is the main link to the Nikon Download Center. Here are two that are really big. AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR Firmware SB-5000 Speedlight Firmware For all the …

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Speedlights with aviation photography

In Aviation by Patrick

As photographers, we all understand the importance of light. It is the basis for photography and without it, no picture! When to apply it and with what subjects can often be confusing. In my wildlife photography, I apply additional light when the situation calls for it fill in the shadows and enhance the color of birds feathers. Can you apply …

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Mirror-less Mania

In Gear Review by Patrick

Nikon and Canon both released new mirror-less cameras and since, my inbox has been blowing up with questions about this camera. I find it interesting the inevitably when a major announcement like this happens, there arises two camps. One is usually the DSLR purists who would never conceive of using a mirror-less, and the other are proponents of the system …

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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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New Aviation Setup

In Aviation by Patrick

For years, I have been using a Mountainsmith Sling Bag as my primary way to hold extra lenses and gear while at an airshow. This has worked fairly well for me over the years, but one of the limitations is that it can only carry so much gear. Having said that, let me backup a bit and explain what I …

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New Aviation Site

In Aviation, General Stuff by Patrick

I am really excited to announce that I have a new site for just my aviation images. The site has been a labor of love and over six months in design, long hours of coding but finally it is ready to take flight. Here is the URL: http://aviationfotos.com

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Measure of success

In Standard by Patrick

Success is something that is defined differently for many folks. In photography, success for some can be just getting a sharp image your first time out, or perhaps if you are more experienced, it might be selling a print or having one of your images published. Personally, success for me is when I look at my images from the past …