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on Dec 28, 2017 in Moose's Camera Bag

“This Lens Work with the D850?”

It’s very exciting to hear from all the folks who have received their D850. It really is a great camera delivering what it promises in a fun package! The last week or two, a new kinda email has been coming in from folks who have the D850, “This lens work with the D850?” or “What’s the BEST lens for the D850?” With a couple of folks, I asked them why they were asking this question and in part it’s because what they read on the web (argh) and the other because of the list published here and elsewhere about the best lenses for the D850. I fear this has lead some to the wrong conclusion. IMHO there is no lens in the Nikkor lineup that wouldn’t perform beautifully on the D850. In my experience, photographers either at the camera or in post do more image quality damage then perhaps a “bad” lens. We can all have the same hammer and same nail but when it comes to driving it...

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on Dec 20, 2017 in Moose's Camera Bag

Think Tank Advantage Plus – video

The new Think Tank Advantage Plus not only replaces the original Advantage but also the Airstream and Int’l for me! It still fits in the overhead of small regional jets while being a tad bigger permitting us to carry a tad more gear. The Advantage Plus does a great job of making our gear easily accessible while protecting it. The video should answer all your questions and why you might just want the Advantage...

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on Nov 30, 2017 in Moose's Camera Bag

Epson Metallic … Who Knew?

You can tell it’s winter in the office, I’m printing like a madman (thanks for all the gallery print orders!). So much so, a complete Epson 700ml ink set just arrived last week for the P7000! I seem to do a lot of printing experimenting in the winter, perhaps it’s the long, dark nights and I’m so excited about the latest paper I’m testing. Epson’s Metallic Glossy paper for aviation is freakin off the charts! It has, out of the printer the look of a metal print but a roll of 24″x100′ Epson Metallic paper is less than a single metal print. Then you have your Epson Metallic mounted by the folks at TruLife Acrylic and light it and it simply JUMPS off the wall! No, this is not a new paper, just new to my printing paper locker. And no, I won’t use this paper on my wildlife or landscape images, it’s very specific to just the aviation. While Legacy Platine is still my favorite paper, for aviation...

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on Nov 16, 2017 in Moose's Camera Bag

Impact Quikbox Micro Softbox

I acquired my QuickBox a couple of weeks ago when they went on sale for the silly price of $29.95. I’ve now acquired a couple of these marvelous little light modifiers. They fold to such a small size, they easily fit in the flap of any Think Tank. And with their double baffle and light surface size, they greatly enlarge the light surface of the SB-5000. The sale is still going on so I wanted to get the word out about them while you can still buy them so cheaply. I hope to get a field review posted...

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on Nov 14, 2017 in Moose's Camera Bag

The Camera Cleaning Kit

Besides yourself and your family, the next important thing to take care of is your camera gear! I’m always amazed at how 1: photographers have no supplies to take care of their gear or 2: they have the supplies but never taken them out of their wrapper. The fear, downright paranoia paralyzes most and I just hate when that happens. I feel even worse for that camera gear, it deserves all the love we can give it. My new class on Camera Gear Care has posted over at KelbyOne. It goes EVERYTHING I do to give my gear all the love it needs to continually perform perfectly over and over again. And if you want just sensor cleaning info/refresher, you can find an abbreviated course on my YouTube channel. Cleaning Kit Supplies “Pink Juice” = LensClens (for everything BUT the sensor) Eclispe Sensor Cleaner Visible Dust Sensor Loupe Visible Dust 1.x (FX Sensor) Swabs Visible Dust 1.5 (DX Sensor) Swabs Power House Case (to hold it...

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on Oct 18, 2017 in Moose's Camera Bag

Blinkies are Your Best Friend!

Your DSLR has the ability to teach you about light if you let it. Your Highlight Warnings or what I call affectionately, Blinkies, show you visibly in your photograph where you might have a possible exposure range issue. If you have blinkies in your photograph, it’s not the end of the world. In fact, if you have blinkies, you might not have any problems! You have to remember that the mind’s eye goes to light and bright first. If the blinkies are truly lost detail but if they pull your eye to the subject, there is no issue. But if they pull the eye away from the subject, then you might have to do something. Either case, this is a great tool to understand and use this powerful tool to your storytelling advantage. And to learn more about moving the eye around the frame with light, be sure to check out this class on...

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