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on Mar 22, 2017 in Moose's Camera Bag

The Bags of Summer are Ready to Go!

The MP Series made in conjunction with MindShift and Think Tank are the PERFECT bags for your summer travels. The MP-1v2, MP-3v2 and MP-7v2 are designed to fit each photographers unique gear requirements. How? Just check out the videos! In a nutshell, full 360 foam, padded shoulder straps and it still fits in the overhead of every plane (except upper deck on 747). Want to buy yours, follow this link and you can order and get it coming to you instantly! And how do I pack the MP-1v2 with my gear, here ya...

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on Feb 23, 2017 in Moose's Camera Bag

Klean Kanteen

While we’ve received 510″ of snow this winter (that’s right 42′), ya still need to drink water. Tired of plastic water bottles, both one use and refillable, I was thinking of going metal like I see so many doing. While clicking around on the B&H site (we all do that) I saw they had the 20oz Klean Kanteen with the B&H logo. I stuck it in my shopping cart and glad I did. Works for hot or cold fluids, easy to clean and flashes my favorite stores name. I tell ya, cruising the B&H site can get one in real...

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on Jan 11, 2017 in Moose's Camera Bag

What’s Your Next Lens?

No, I’m not takin a survey but rather, answering a common question. Deciding what should be your next camera lens purchase can be a real sleep turner, hand wrenching decision. The reason is usually two fold, money and desire. Being photographers, we tend to desire a lens we can’t afford. That’s what makes us … us! Once you move past that near fatal photographer condition comes the reality of, we need to build our camera bag, but what lens to buy next? The first question I recommend folks ask themselves in this quest is, do you find yourself backing up or moving closer when you’re shooting (zooming with your feet)? If you back up, you need a wider lens and if moving closer, you need longer lens. Now narrowing it down from that takes honest soul searching. Ideally, you try out the lens you think you want to buy first. Perhaps you have a friend who owns the lens you want to buy or, you go on a photographic...

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on Jan 9, 2017 in Moose's Camera Bag

When Your Gear Gets Wet

As I watched the rain come down yesterday (we received 11.1″ of rain at the time of this post on top of our 6′ snowpack) it occurred to me it was time to talk about how I shoot in the rain. To start with, my rule of thumb is, if I can stand the rain, so can my gear. With that said, I personally don’t cover my gear with a cover or bag. Now if it’s pouring so hard I can’t stand it but I have to be in it, then I would cover my gear. The key is once your gear is wet, never WIPE your gear dry, always BLOT it dry! Wiping forces the moisture into crevices where it shouldn’t go and will cause damage. Blotting your gear dry with a dry white towel wicks up the moisture safely. Knock on wood, but this very KISS method is what I’ve used for forty years and I’ve never had any gear go down. Thought I would simply pass...

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on Jan 6, 2017 in Moose's Camera Bag

Cold Fingers … Solutions

With all my snow posts of late, had a few folks ask about keeping the fingers warm. The questions were more specific asking if there is a one stop shop for gloves. Well for photographers there are a few options and now, a new one you might not know about. B&H Photo now sells outdoor gear (with killer specials, just got chairs from them!). With this comes a much bigger assortment of gloves to pick from which is great for us. First, I want to point out again the DSLR Parka Cold and Rain Protector which I think is just marvelous! I’ve been using mine this week and it is simply the cat’s meow. But I have some new offerings for you to consider, all available at B&H. The Men’s Stretch Thinsulate Gloves are really nice gloves for most of the time when it’s just starting to get cold. I find them to run a tad large so you might want to get a size smaller than you normally...

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on Dec 27, 2016 in Moose's Camera Bag

New Camera, Old Camera … Firmware Up To Date?

Just get a new DSLR for Christmas? Had a DLSR for a year or two? Either case, is your firmware up to date (don’t assume new means up to date)? Nikon as well as other manufactures update their camera firmware continually. That’s a very good thing! And the majority of the time, the firmware is updated with no fanfare, it just gets released. For example, the Keymission 360 had a firmware update just last week! You need to go to your camera, toggle down in the menu to Firmware, check the numbers and then check if there is an update. You can check Nikon firmware updates here. Firmware updates can contain minor to major upgrades so it is important to keep them up to...

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