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on Jan 18, 2017 in Field Reports

The Amazing Feiyu MG V2

I’ve come to the end of my two year search for the perfect handheld DSLR gimbal, the Feiyu MG V2. The video says it all, the button below takes you to all the gear we...

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on Jan 17, 2017 in Field Reports

New 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR

I’ve had the opportunity to shoot in the field with the new 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR and I love it! There are many attributes that bring me to this feeling, sharpness, speed, design, balance, all adding up to making this IMHO more than a tad better then the previous version. I’ve shot it on the D5, D500 & D750 and it performs flawlessly on all. Here are my...

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on Jan 16, 2017 in Aviation

Measure of Success?

I knew there would be no statics, I knew there would be no air to air, we went to the marvelous Cable AirShow for one reason. Our measure of success was not a wall of amazing photos, rather, answers to questions we needed to solve with real world shooting. For example shooting video with three DSLR bodies, D500s and D750, all three with different lenses, 80-400VR3, 70-200f4 AFS & 24-120VR filming the same flying aircraft, how do they all meld together in the final movie? New microphones, new tripod fluid head, new monitor, shooting video while shooting stills, field testing new 70-200f2.8, answers with these were our measures of success for our shooting. We had one helluva good time cause we were with great friends and able to work out of their hangar. That made it possible to drag so much new gear to test and techniques to try all at one time. We learned alot, took tons of notes. Some things worked great like gimbal, monitor and 70-200f2.8....

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on Jan 13, 2017 in Landscape Photography

Height of the Storm

Ever since Saturday, we’ve been in the grip of a pretty big winter storm here in the Sierra. There are times, like when the drive has just been cleared of snow and a big dump of new snow covers it, that we mumble about the storm. But then there are moments like what you see here that we really treasure being able to be amongst the clouds. Making the photos simply required being out in the elements waiting for the right moment to go click. Shooting with my favorite, D5 / 24-70VR, I ventured out when I saw the wind gauge on our wx station hit 20mph. Why that wind? Well with the nice powder that was falling, I new that with that wind, it would be blowing about dramatically. That drama in the blowing snow and being backlit is what makes the intensity in the storm come to life. Once the combo comes to life in the viewfinder, I make the click. Then I came back into the...

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