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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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on Sep 15, 2016 in Random Thoughts

I Made the List!

Thanks to all of you! Our little blog here made the Feedspot Top 100 Photography Blog list and that’s because of you, and I’m truly grateful. I had to laugh though when I saw under my listing it states I blog “about once a month.” I wish 🙂 But if you ever wonder about what blogs are worth visiting, here’s a list that just might help your photography move forward. Thank you all for your...

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on Aug 4, 2016 in Random Thoughts

B&H – Aerodrome – Moose Weekend!

Oh … this is going to be great! To get in, click here and do it fast as the dayshoot is very limited! Here are the details: Spend a day shooting vintage planes and an exciting air show with Moose Peterson at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome. This is a special event brought to you B&H and Sponsored by Lexar. It is Lexar’s way of saying thank you for choosing their super fast professional media cards for your digital imaging needs. The entire event is covered by Lexar including transport, air show tickets, and lunch. Your day begins outside B&H Photo’s Super Store in Manhattan and boards the fun bus with Moose for a two hour ride up the Hudson River to the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, a true “living” museum of antique aviation located in the historic town of Rhinebeck, New York. After shooting the museum and grounds, have a picnic lunch (provided by B&H and Lexar) and then get ready to photograph the air show featuring World War I...

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