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on Aug 5, 2019 in Random Thoughts

Moose Podcast #146 – Imagination Needs Fuel

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“Imagination Needs Fuel”
Our imagination like every other part of our being does so much better with fuel. Have you thought about what fuels your imagination? Here are some of my favorites and others from my friends to give you some ideas!

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on Aug 1, 2019 in Random Thoughts

Nikon’s New Z85f1.8

A lens and f/stop desired by many portrait photographers, Nikon released yesterday their new Nikkor Z85f1.8. You might at first not really think much of this but there are some things under the hood that are new you should be aware of. The biggie to me is the Nikkor Z85f1.8 incorporates the new Multi-Focus system. This new system, “consisting of two AF drive units precisely synchronized to deliver fast, accurate autofocusing and drastically reduce aberrations” or in other words, TWO groups of elements moving at the same time to achieve focus. Amazing! The Nikkor Z85f1.8 is also “Dust and Drip” resistant (love that phrasing!). The release notes state “Extensively sealed to keep dust and moisture out, especially around all moving parts of the lens barrel, for worry-free durability.” I’ve not seen the lens yet but have pre-ordered it for delivery here in the near...

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on Jul 31, 2019 in Random Thoughts

Nikon Z Firmware Update 2.01

Z6 & Z7 Firmware Update dropped. Updates: Fixed the following issues: • If the camera detected faces during still photography or movie recording at the settings listed below, it would in very rare instances begin to respond more slowly, display an error, or stop responding altogether. Still Photography – Auto-area AF selected for AF-area mode in the PHOTO SHOOTING MENU – Face and eye detection on or Face detection on selected for Custom Setting a4 (Auto-area AF face/eye detection) in the CUSTOM SETTING MENU Movie Recording – Auto-area AF selected for AF-area mode in the MOVIE SHOOTING MENU – Face and eye detection on or Face detection on selected for Custom Setting a4 (Auto-area AF face/eye detection) in the CUSTOM SETTING MENU • In very rare instances, the bottoms of pictures taken with all the following settings in effect would not appear as expected: – Mode dial rotated to AUTO, P, or A – An NEF (RAW) option selected for Image quality in the PHOTO SHOOTING MENU – 14-bit...

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on Jul 30, 2019 in Random Thoughts

ZILR Cables – Solid Connection

Do you shoot video? Shoot with a monitor? If you’re like us and shoot video with a body like the Z7 and use a monitor like the Atmos Ninja V or Elvid StudioVision (our main monitors), then you know the issue you can have with HDMI cables. The ZILR cables landed on my desk and it’s a thing of beauty! I got the 17.7″ (a perfect length) and its secure connectors are sweet. It’s such a little thing but HDMI cables can be an issue. I think you’ll find the ZILR will elevate many of those for you. Check them...

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