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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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Social Media and Photographers

In Standard by Patrick

This is not always a match made in heaven. I recently read an article over at Fstoppers entitled “Photographers Need Thicker Skin” that I found particularly interesting and all to often true. In the early years of any budding photographers aspirations to become a better photographer, it is often quite daunting to share your work. Perhaps this is due to …

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Podcast #15 – Too much gear

In Podcasts by Patrick

What are some signs that you may have too much camera gear? Too much gear you say, that cannot be about me! Well, there may be some indications that traveling a bit lighter may be better and those closets and drawers full of photographic gear may be hampering your photography. Greetings and welcome to another episode of my podcast! Thanks …

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Eye Contact – Subtle but important

In Wildlife by Patrick

As photographers, we are taught that the eyes on the subject have to be sharp. No argument here as that can make or break a portrait whether shooting people or wildlife. Having the eye contact with the subject helps connect the viewer to the subject. This got me thinking while shooting in my backyard the other day. What type of …

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It’s official! Nikon D6 is coming

In Standard by Patrick

A press release from Tokyo Japan and the Nikon Corporation confirmed that there will definitely be a Nikon D6 coming soon. I have speculated a number of times on my blog about the rumored, now official, Nikon D6 and even did a podcast on the subject. In addition to the camera, Nikon announced development of a 120-300mm f/2.8 lens. This …

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Gear Review: MeFoto S-Series Travel Tripod

In Gear Review by Patrick

Tripods are the foundation for fantastic photographs so you don’t want to cut corners with these babies. I have the big beefy RRS TVC-34 Versa and this I used for the Nikon D5 for landscapes and wildlife along with the long lens combinations. Enter the problem. When traveling light with my Nikon Z6 system, the RRS TV-34 is too much …

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Nikon Snapbridge & NEF Files

In Standard by Patrick

Nikon updated their SnapBridge app allowing it to be compatible with NEF files straight out of the camera. If you own a Nikon camera with Wi-Fi connectivity or Bluetooth, you have all you need to take advantage of the is really cool app. Here’s the best part….. It’s free!

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Congrats to Nikon Z6

In Standard by Patrick

Being named the best new camera in today’s day and age with all the options available is pretty amazing accomplishment. The Nikon Z6 received just such and honor from the Expert Imaging and Sound (EISA) awards. I love my Z6!

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Love the Platypod

In Aviation by Patrick

Having a sturdy foundation for our precious camera gear is essential. When you find one that allows you to go places that you cannot take a conventional tripod and give you differnet vantage points is really invaluable. I have had the Platypod Max for some time and use it with my DLSR Nikon D5. With my recent addition of the …