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on Oct 5, 2016 in Random Thoughts

Let’s Shoot Some Birds!

Interested in learning bird biology to improve your photography? Interested in better learning your camera technology? Want to learn to combine that biology with technology to capture those gorgeous bird photographs? That’s exactly what we do on a Moose Adventure and we have two coming up that are just right for you to do all of this! We are very excited to announce a Madera Cyn, AZ bird trip 26-30 June, 2017 based out of the famous Santa Rita Lodge. This is south of Tucson, AZ and has been a hot bed for birders and bird photography for decades. This is the Costa Rica of the US with over 20 Hummingbird species, woodpeckers, orioles, owls and even the rare Elegant Trogan to see and photograph! You have options of lodging from rooms to cabins and Santa Rita Lodge, all with thier own private feeders literally right our your window chuck full of great birds. The birds come right to the camera. This is an old haunt of ours we’ve...

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on Sep 30, 2016 in Random Thoughts

Axler Mirrorless Camera Gimbal

This is a thing of beauty! As you know, I use the Nikon 1 V3 alot and often for video which it does beautifully. But doing walk around with it shooting video don’t turn out so well. I’m just not that steady. So a while back, I got the Osmo which does a great job but needs the iPhone for a monitor. Well, problem solved. The new Axler Handheld Gimbal for Mirrorless Cameras connects right to the Nikon 1 or any mirrorless camera taking all the jiggle out of the walk around. In addition, it has a joystick permitting camera movement, rotation and elevation changes. You can look at the video below that I included my shadow just so you can see how easy it is to use. Seriously, it’s marvelous. The only thing I recommend getting a charger hub for the rechargeable batteries. I got the 2.4A USB Charger with Folding Prongs. Oh, why is the audio in the video, so you can hear that the gimbal adds...

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on Sep 28, 2016 in Random Thoughts

Axler 30″ Carbon Fiber Slider

It might sound funny, put there are times when you need to bring movement to video. The movement is the camera moving in relationship to the subject. We needed a very light weight, very strong and very portable slider. My friends at B&H told me about the Axler 30″ Carbon Fiber Slider so I checked it out. It fits in my luggage, weighs just a couple of pounds but solid as a rock. The most important thing is it is smooth as silk. Had it up on a ladder, down on the ground, with D750 & D5 and it was great! Here are some examples...

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