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Why the Nikon D6 is a sure thing

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So the Nikon D6 is in development and you got a glimpse of it under glass at the CES this year. From what the Nikon press release is saying, it’s going to be targeted to professional photographers. This is no surprise as sports journalists have relied on the flagship bodies for years. I have got a great hunch that it’s …

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Nikon Z6 for Wildlife Photography?

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Wildlife photographers depend on their gear just like any other genre of photography. One notable difference is the elements. To have the patience to wait for animals and birds for photography is not for everyone. Often, the climate is wet, cold or very hot and the gear needs to be able to function in all kinds of situations. My primary …

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Nikon D6 Wishlist

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With Nikon’s announcement earlier in the year that they are moving forward with development of the flagship D6, I thought that I would weigh in on my wishlist for this full frame DSLR. I have done a post and an entire podcast on the impending Nikon D6. Just click the links and you can read about that. One thing that …

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Nikon Z6 & Z7 Firmware updates

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Nikon released a firmware update earlier this week for their mirrorless cameras the Z6 and the Z7. You an get the latest firmware here: Downloads Page. At a glance, here are the changes: • Added supported for optical VR with NIKKOR Z DX 16–50mm f/3.5–6.3 VR and NIKKOR Z DX 50–250mm f/4.5–6.3 VR Z-mount lenses. Note that attaching these lenses …

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Social Media and Photographers

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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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It’s official! Nikon D6 is coming

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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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Nikon Snapbridge & NEF Files

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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

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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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LR Texture Slider

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Adobe Lightroom is an amazing digital asset management program that keeps adding features to enhance the digital darkroom and post production phase of my workflow. The latest addition is the texture slider. The new non-destructive Texture slider (available as both a global as well as a local adjustment) in Lightroom Classic, can be used to decrease or increase the appearance …