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Power Galore

In General Stuff by Patrick

Let’s face it! We as photographers use items that are power hungry for power. We rely on these items to make our living and even just capture those memories that are priceless that nobody sees and go up on the refrigerator. I have written about gear that helps us keep going before on my blog here “Power to go” and …

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Profoto B2 Dead Battery Fix

In General Stuff by Patrick

Imagine my dismay when I setup my Profoto B2 lights to test them for an upcoming shoot and the battery was dead. Even more disturbing for me was it did not even want to charge when plugged in. I use these lights on a regular basis so it was not a matter of never charging them and they have not …

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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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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 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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Adobe CC Price Increase

In General Stuff by Patrick

Nobody likes to pay more for anything in this day and age. I received the following announcement from Adobe regarding a price increase today. I had heard rumors that Adobe might be increasing their creative cloud subscription for some time and today it was made official. Honestly, I was not all that surprised and I think the cost increase will …

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Resolving Speedlight Zoom Issue

In General Stuff by Patrick

I have not yet pulled the trigger on the SB-5000 speedlights yet. For client projects I rely on the Profoto B2 system, but for wildlife in my backyard studio and select things I still use the SB-900. It has been a bit of workhorse for my wildlife photography and I have gotten good mileage out of it. While using it …

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Nikon D850

In General Stuff by Patrick

My email is getting flooded with questions regarding the recently announced Nikon D850 and people wanting to know if I am going to invest in one. My short answer is no. Not because I don’t like new gear, but primarily because I currently have no need for a 45.7 megapixel camera to meet my clients needs. Now, I say this …

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Nikon AF-P 70-300 VR Shipping

In General Stuff by Patrick

The 70-300 is a killer lens. Versatile in its use, the older version is one of the first lenses that I bought and it has been a workhorse for me. This lens allows you to capture aviation, birds, sports and wildlife just to name a few uses. Nikon has replaced the older version with the new AF-P and I made …