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on Feb 25, 2021 in Random Thoughts

Z 6II & Z 7II Firmware Update

Firmware was dropped today updating the Z 6II & Z 7II. AF operation and some major improvements come with the update. As per the site: • Added 3840×2160; 60p and 3840×2160; 50p to the options available for Frame size/frame rate in the MOVIE SHOOTING MENU. More information is available in the portions of the “Reference Manual (complete instructions)” devoted to this feature.< CFexpress/XQD Memory Cards >A card with a maximum data transfer rate of 250 MB/s or faster is recommended for recording and playback of movies at a frame size of 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD) 60/50p.< SD Memory Cards >A UHS Speed Class 3 or better card with a maximum data transfer rate of 250 MB/s or faster is recommended for recording and playback of movies at a frame size of 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD) 60/50p.• Improved eye-detection performance in Auto-area AF (people) and Wide-area AF (L-people) AF-area modes.• Support for RAW video output is available via a fee-for-service upgrade, * and firmware version 1.10 adds support under this service for Blackmagic Design external...

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on Feb 23, 2021 in Random Thoughts

Join Me … it Will Be Spectacular!

I’m quite honored and really thrilled to be part of this killer online event. KelbyOne is bringing you 16-17 March 2021 the first Wildlife Photography Conference. Yes, I’ll be there in a big way with four new presentations on wildlife photography, photographing birds, mammals, and my favorite location, our own backyard. Come and join us, it’s going to be...

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on Feb 19, 2021 in Random Thoughts

Texas Bird Adventure Opportunity!

Crested Caracara I’m really excited, really excited to offer a bird photography adventure back in the Texas ranch lands! Here’s some background. The majority of TX is privately owned, much is really dry. Some of the big ranches on the southern border have for over a decade have had bird photography blinds on water features they built. They suck in the birds from everywhere to the water in an otherwise dry world just feet away from the blind (you always have a 70-200 ready back in the day for this reason). We’re seating in covered blinds at basically ground level photographing the birds as they come in. What is truly amazing are the rare bird species that flock in. Birds seen nowhere else in NA are common at these blinds! Take a look at what I photographed at the ranch two years ago! We have been able to reserve ALL the blinds at the ranch to ourselves for ONLY six photographers (one opening) 07-12 May 2021. You fly in...

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on Feb 16, 2021 in Random Thoughts

Precision Happy Hour This Week!

Thunderbirds captured by D3x / 200-400VR On the 18th of this month (this week), I’ll be joining the folks at Precision Camera talking photography, and in particular aviation photography. It’s free and I’d love to have you join...

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