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on Jul 1, 2016 in Friday Thoughts

Moose Podcast #6

Click to listen to Episode 6 http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Podcast06.mp3 and iTunes Thanks to all you loyal followers. Do me a favor and Tweet or Facebook these podcasts. Thanks! And to send in your question for the podcast: Moose Podcast (emails sent to this address will get no direct response)     People, Companies, Products Mentioned during Podcast: B&H Photo Nikon D5 MacBook Retina Photo Mechanic Buffalo Thunderbolt SuperDuper IoSafe 1515+       Gear Used to Create Podcast Adobe Audition Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Mic Array 2 Broadcast Arm Rode PSM1 Podcaster Shockmount Sure Digital Large-Diaphragm Condenser Mic Seal Enhanced Studio Monitor Headphones Preconuns Studio One 3-Pro iZotope RX Plug-in...

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on Jun 29, 2016 in WRP Ed Zone

Nat’l Camera Day!

Yep, it’s National Camera Day … so what are you doing for your camera today? Perhaps check its firmware to make sure it’s up to day. You could charge its battery and exercise its shutter. Best yet, it probably deserves a spa treatment! This is a great chance and reminder to give your camera a through cleaning. Get that old, white T-Shirt out, grab your cleaning fluid (mine is LensClens) and clean every part of the body(s). From the prism to the hand grip, to the battery chamber and the sensor, really clean every bit of your best friend. After all, it is its...

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on Jun 28, 2016 in Field Reports

Speed Attaching that Plate

http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/SC_vid.mp4 This is such a little thing, almost seems silly to blog but it’s a biggie to me. Attaching and detaching my Really Right Stuff plates at times is like hand to hand combat! The biggest issues are trying to attach in a hurry, detach in a hurry or doing either with gloves on. That L Wrench just doesn’t cut it for me (need one, have a drawer full!). My original miniature speed wrench lost its bit so went looking for a replacement. That’s when I came across the Neiko, small, light and fully functional even with gloves on. Best thing, it makes attaching and detaching darn easy and fast. I found mine at Amazon but they are readily available. Like I said, not really a big deal but it’s the little things that can make photography fun...

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on Jun 28, 2016 in Moose's Camera Bag

The 14-24AFS Front Element

http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/14-24Frnt.mp4 Do you own a 14-24AFS? I’ve had mine since they were first introduced in 2007. It comes with a Slip On Front Lens Cover which does a great job of protecting the large front element until it gets used alot. Then it just falls off on its own. I had this happen to me so I went and got the LensCoat Hoodie (actually mine is from NPS from long ago). It’s not the same as the plastic cap that comes with the 14-24AFS as its front has some play in it. So I always zoom my lens back to 24mm when I put the Hoodie on. The video above demonstrates just what I’ve talking about. It’s a small thing but it protects a big...

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