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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 28, 2017 in Field Reports

Superior Sound – Zoom H6

Audio is everything in video production and the best is the Zoom H6. The is our principle recording for our major productions. The simplicity of the Zoom H6 along with its versatility when combined with its audio recording quality (and its low) price make it the secret in video recording. I would have loved to record this video with the Zoom but I would have been tied up in cables trying to make it work. Watch the video, you’ll understand. And get the Zoom H6! Here’s a list of all the devices in the video H6 Handy Recorder with Interchangeable Microphone System Sennheiser G3 Camera-Mount Wireless Microphone System with ME 2 Lavalier Mic ME-W1 Wireless Microphone Set H1 Ultra-Portable Digital Audio Recorder (Black) Olympus LS-P2 Linear PCM Digital Recorder Tascam DR-10L Digital Audio Recorder with Lavalier Mic (Black) Zoom H6 Specs (click on Spec...

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on Dec 26, 2017 in WRP Ed Zone

Got New Gear I Hear

It’s so GREAT to hear from all of you who got new camera gear under the tree this Christmas! The excitement level is off the charts this AM, so are the questions! I have some resources here that might help as I’m not going to get to all the emails today (have a project to move forward). First are these two videos which cover a lot of the questions I’ve seen so far. Next, you can check out all the camera settings I use and more videos on gear on my Moose Gear page. Lastly, use the search engine here on the site for even more info. Most of all, remember to have FUN as that’s what photography is all...

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on Dec 22, 2017 in Wildlife Photography

Exposing for Winter, a Thought

> With the new snows of the season, I thought I’d answer a common question that floods in this time of year. “How do you (as in Moose) expose for snow?” Of course, living in snow, I have a number of off the cuff answers, but I’ll move past those and get to the heart of the question as I look at it. What color is snow? Unless a Moose or dog has passed by, it’s white, right? The common belief that if there is snow in the scene, automatically dial in +1. A recommendation that comes from the meters of the 1970s. We’re not in the ’70s. I honestly don’t think there are viewers of your snow photograph who wouldn’t recognize the white stuff on the ground as snow. With that being true, then seeing detail in every crystal of the snow (what +1 might does for you) is not mission critical to tell the viewer the white stuff they are looking at is indeed, snow. With that...

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on Dec 22, 2017 in Aviation

Will They Ever Leave?

It must be winter with its long nights as finishing questions are floating in. The most common question this week has to do with backgrounds, in particular, aviation photos with people in them. The email usually goes something like, “How do you have static photographs with nobody in the background?” The first part of my answer is, I wait just a few minutes because folks never stay in one place for long. You don’t have to say a thing, no dirty looks or throw anything, just wait. Folks attention span just isn’t very long so just wait. Now there are times when something might be happening so you don’t have a minute, in that case, we have this amazing tool, Photoshop! Case in point, while in the UK this past August during our workshop, we had the amazing opportunity offered us to photograph the entire HAC squadron outside. They don’t get pulled out often so the public was all over them. In this case though the clock was not...

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