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on Aug 21, 2015 in Moose's Camera Bag

Tascam DR-40

I’ve been doing a whole bunch of interviews of late. I take notes for important points, but count on a digital recorder to record the entire interview. My old Olympus LS-14 does a great job, but I found I needed a separate recorder for video as well. I went looking and asked advise of the experts at B&H Video and got the Tascam DR-40 and love it! This is why … The DR-40 captures up to four tracks from built-in, high-quality condenser microphones, XLR mic or line inputs. The internal mics are adjustable from XY to AB position, helping you to tailor your recording to the sound of the room. A pair of great-sounding TASCAM microphone preamps welcome condenser microphones with phantom power, recording at up to 96kHz/24-bit resolution. It accommodates balanced XLR or 1/4″ line inputs using locking Neutrik Combo jacks. The DR-40 accepts SD or SDHC cards up to 32GB, and a 2GB card is included. Once recorded, play back your takes with EQ and the optional...

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on Aug 18, 2015 in Moose's Camera Bag

New Nikon Lenses

When I got back online after Africa, I was slammed with questions about the three new Nikon lenses announced while I was offline. I had NO clue these lenses were coming out so when I received the emails, I wondered what I had missed. In case you missed it, Nikon announced the FX 200-500f5.6 and 24-70f2.8 AFS VR and 24f1.8AFS. At this point, I’ve not seen any of these lenses but plan on having two in my hands shortly. The two that peak my interest are the 200-500 and 24-70. The reasons? I think the 200-500 with that staggering low price point will make wildlife and aviation photography available to a whole bunch of folks. That’s bloody exciting. And the 24-70, well, I wanna see if the 24-70AFS in my bag now can be improved since it’s an amazing lens. I’ve been told it is sharper, a bunch with its brand new optical formula. But to be honest with you, its bigger size and 82mm front element make me...

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on Jul 15, 2015 in Moose's Camera Bag

Your Screws Loose?

Just heard another disaster story so I though I should remind all … Tighten them 70-200VR2 tripod foot screws! I first posted this warning years ago and then a couple of years ago. Now many put loctite in these screws holes. I will never do that because if the lens goes to Nikon for repair (a big if), they want those screws loose. Yes, I know about the loctite that’s not permanent, still ain’t going there! I just need to remember to check them every so often and all is good. I just wanted to pass that reminder on to...

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on Jun 5, 2015 in Moose's Camera Bag

Big Studio Small Flash

The Profoto Gear you see in the video * B2 250 Air TTL Location Kit * Air Remote TTL-N for Nikon * Speedring for OCF Flash Heads * OCF Octa Softbox (2′) * OCF Softbox (2×3′) * OCF Softbox (1×3′) * OCF Softbox (1.3×1.3′) * Barndoor for OCF Flash Heads * Snoot for OCF Flash Heads * Grid Kit for OCF Flash Heads * Li-Ion Battery for B2 250 Power Pack * Extension Cable for B2 Air TTL Off-Camera Flash...

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on Jun 2, 2015 in Moose's Camera Bag

WR-T10 Simply Brilliant!

As you read this, my best friend and long time shooting partner Kevin is laughing, very much out loud. That’s because it was probably a year ago he first showed me, in a bragging way, the Nikon WR-T10. Technically, just the transmitter is called the WR-T10 but they have no one name for the three pieces that make up this really great, tiny, camera remote system. The Transmitter, WR-T10 connects with either the WR-A10 (10 pin connector) or WR-R10 (USB connector) to fire a camera. In the top picture, you see the WR-R10 inserted into the WR-A10 into the ten pin socket of the D4s. When used this way, you have three channels available to you so three WR-T10s can be used at once and not tripping other cameras. What is cool is, you can leave the WR-A10 in the D4s, place the WR-R10 in the USB socket of another camera like a Df and when you fire the D4s, the Df fires at the same time. You shoot...

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on May 29, 2015 in Moose's Camera Bag

Zenelli!

An amazing Gimbal head is now available, the Zenelli! This video pretty much says it all. When it comes to providing stability, flexibility and support for our expensive long glass, this is...

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