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on Jul 2, 2014 in Gear Head Wed

GearHead Wednesday 14 – 25

Got a gear question you want/need answered? I want to help and answer it. Send your gear questions to me at Gear Questions and I’ll do my best every Wednesday to answer as many questions as I can. Keep in mind the answers are just my $.02 worth and you have to take what works for you and your photography and embrace it and ignore the rest. So here’s this weeks questions …. Thanks for your insight into so many subjects. My question is about memory cards. Had a 3 year old Scandisk Extreme III 16GB CF card give me an issue. “Card cannot be opened”. After some sweating and file recovery software, I recovered all the NEF’s along with what appears to be most of every NEF ever taken on the card. I reformat when I put any card in my D700 and usually limit my cards to about 500 shots before downloading and reformatting. Do you do something different or limit your cards to a certain life?...

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on Jun 25, 2014 in Gear Head Wed

GearHead Wednesday 14 – 24

Got a gear question you want/need answered? I want to help and answer it. Send your gear questions to me at Gear Questions and I’ll do my best every Wednesday to answer as many questions as I can. My apologies, but it’s a little short this week because so many of the questions were repeats of ones already answered here. I simply don’t have the time to repost already answered questions. Keep in mind the answers are just my $.02 worth and you have to take what works for you and your photography and embrace it and ignore the rest. So here’s this weeks questions …. Hi Moose, I just saw your video on tripod maintenance and it was very informative. I saw that you have a Gitzo carbon fiber tripod and it has knuckles (g-locks) to lock the leg sections in place. I have a Giotto carbon fiber which also has knuckle leg section locks. The problem I have is that the locks are very hard to turn...

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on Jun 18, 2014 in Gear Head Wed

GearHead Wednesday 14 – 23

Got a gear question you want/need answered? I want to help and answer it. Send your gear questions to me at Gear Questions and I’ll do my best every Wednesday to answer as many questions as I can. Keep in mind the answers are just my $.02 worth and you have to take what works for you and your photography and embrace it and ignore the rest. So here’s this weeks questions …. Mr. Moose How do you insure you ultra-valuable equipment collection? Thanks for all the wisdom and knowledge PJ PJ, this is a very common question! It’s very important you do this no matter how much gear you have. Early in my career all my gear except what was on my back (800f5.6 / F3T) was stollen. I don’t wish that on anyone! When it comes to insurance, I am no expert so you need to talk to your agent for the best coverage for you. Being in the business, our insurance is through a broker and...

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on Jun 11, 2014 in Gear Head Wed

GearHead Wednesday 14 – 22

Got a gear question you want/need answered? I want to help and answer it. Send your gear questions to me at Gear Questions and I’ll do my best every Wednesday to answer as many questions as I can. Questions are really light this week, you run out of them? Keep in mind the answers are just my $.02 worth and you have to take what works for you and your photography and embrace it and ignore the rest. So here’s this weeks questions …. Moose man! I need advice on just one lens, 85mm Nikon. I don’t have the budget for the f1.4 version but I do have the funds for the f1.8. My question is, what am I giving up buying the f1.8? Thanks for your time! Paul Paul, this has been a common question of late. I have been trying to get my hands on both the f1.4 and f1.8 for a side by side but have only got my hands on the f1.8. There is no...

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on Jun 4, 2014 in Gear Head Wed

GearHead Wednesday 14 – 21

Got a gear question you want/need answered? I want to help and answer it. Send your gear questions to me at Gear Questions and I’ll do my best every Wednesday to answer as many questions as I can. Questions are really light this week, you run out of them? Keep in mind the answers are just my $.02 worth and you have to take what works for you and your photography and embrace it and ignore the rest. So here’s this weeks questions …. Moose, I have a Nikon 800mm 5.6 VR and use it most of the time with the 1.25 attached. Have you ever used the 1.4 or 1.7 on yours and, if you have, how much sharpness do you feel you lose? Randy Randy, that’s a cool, great lens, huh?! I shoot with the 800f5.6 pretty much all the time and have tried it every way you can imagine. So ya, have shot it with the 1.4x, 1.7x and 2x and all with great success. I...

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on May 28, 2014 in Gear Head Wed

GearHead Wednesday 14 – 20

Got a gear question you want/need answered? I want to help and answer it. Send your gear questions to me at Gear Questions and I’ll do my best every Wednesday to answer as many questions as I can. Keep in mind the answers are just my $.02 worth and you have to take what works for you and your photography and embrace it and ignore the rest. So here’s this weeks questions …. Oh Gifted Moose I’ve been looking through your website looking for advice on macro lenses. I see a couple mentions of a Nikon 70-180 macro lens but little else. I’m hoping you can help me. I’m retired and live where there are lots of bugs in the summer and want to try my hand at photographing them. What’s the best macro lens? Appreciate your $.02 worth Marven Marven, glad you asked me about macro lenses and not macro photography. I suck at macro photography but that doesn’t stop my knowing about the lenses. To your first...

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