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on Feb 8, 2017 in Field Reports

Winter & Gear

“How do YOU deal with shooting in snow?” A common question of late so here are my basics. Understand be it snow or rain, my basic philosophy is if I can stand it, so can my gear. Now if I shot football and was stuck on the sidelines in a down pour with no possible cover for an hour, I might do things a little differently. But that’s not the case so I don’t use a cover for my gear when in these conditions. Rather, I have a dry, white towel tucked in my jacket that I use to BLOT my gear dry, I do not wipe! Blotting soaks up the moisture compared to wiping, which can force the moisture into cracks and crevices where it can cause harm. When I put my camera gear back into my MP-1 V2, it is as dry as I can make it so the moisture does not get transferred to the bag’s interior. When I get back inside, the first thing that...

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on Jan 27, 2017 in Field Reports

Elvid OCM-10-PSM FieldVision – Wow!

Wearing two hats when shooting, I look for, find, and use every trick I can to get the job done. Now you might be saying, “Hasn’t Moose done a product report on a monitor before?” And the answer is yes, a number of them. Why, cause I’m looking for that right one for the job at hand. The latest generation, the Elvid OCM-10-PSM FieldVision is just that. Here are the specs: Elvid OCM-10-PSM FieldVision Highlights 10.1″ Display 1280×800, IPS LCD Supports NTSC/PAL & HD Composite, Component, SDI & HDMI Inputs 178° Viewing Angle Top/Bot L/R Signal Analyzers & Auto Signal Detect Waveform, Vectorscope, Histogram Overlay Safe Area Markers & Focus Aid Function DSLR Scaling for Full Screen Viewing Five Assignable Preset Buttons 12 VDC & Sony L-Type Battery Plate But this video really says it best. (picture on monitor...

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on Jan 18, 2017 in Field Reports

The Amazing Feiyu MG V2

I’ve come to the end of my two year search for the perfect handheld DSLR gimbal, the Feiyu MG V2. The video says it all, the button below takes you to all the gear we...

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on Jan 17, 2017 in Field Reports

New 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR

I’ve had the opportunity to shoot in the field with the new 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR and I love it! There are many attributes that bring me to this feeling, sharpness, speed, design, balance, all adding up to making this IMHO more than a tad better then the previous version. I’ve shot it on the D5, D500 & D750 and it performs flawlessly on all. Here are my...

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on Jan 5, 2017 in Field Reports

“What’s the Best f/stop?”

I am convinced that one of the hardest things for a photographer to grasp is Depth of Field (DoF)! I’m constantly asked via every means possible, “What’s the best f/stop?” Lately, I’ve been flooded with links of articles asking me if they are accurate or not. And while reading is a valid way to learn photography, I’m old school where the best way to learn is by doin. DoF is one of those things you have to learn FOR YOUR photography by doing, YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY! This means taking pictures. There are great article outs there but DoF is all about storytelling and that is very much an individual activity. I want to pass along an old exercise I did long ago that helped me make DoH my friend. The lessons of the Six Pack Exercise is how I knew I wanted to use the 105f1/4 AFS on this photo of a P-40e (on the D5) to make the story the photo contains. DoF is not just about focal length...

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