Category Archives: Equipment

Gear Guide – Remote Flash Triggers

Oh, this is a very handy list !  Three nice lists actually …. Link to the guides -> Guide to Flash Triggers 1) FLASH TRIGGER GUIDE – MANUAL RADIO TRIGGERS 2) FLASH TRIGGER GUIDE – TTL & REMOTE MANUAL RADIO … Continue reading

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New DSLR designed for Wildlife Photography

TheDigitalPicture.com breaks news of a top-of-the-line DSLR for wildlife photographers. Reading some of the features, I arrived at … Birds in-flight focusing mode!?  Wow!  Animal Eye Tracking!?  Amazing.  A built-in sound generator to produce animal calls.  Incredible … maybe literally, … Continue reading

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Inexpensive Ultra-Zoom Lens

For most of us, the need for an ultra-long lens is infrequent … but when you need it, you need it! I’ve written about this before … Ultimate Lens for Sports & Wildlife … and … Novoflex SuperTelephoto. One of those posts … Continue reading

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External Battery for Camera Flash Performance

An electronic flash strobe, powered by AA batteries, will slow down sooner than you or I expect.  Recycle time, the time from one flash to the next, will become longer as power is drained from the batteries.  (And if you … Continue reading

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Photographing Freestyle Ski Jumping

Very excited to photograph freestyle ski jumping this week! For photography, winter can be dull, particularly if there is no snow … the grey season, the season of sticks without leaves. But NOT this week. This is an international event sponsored by … Continue reading

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History of DSLR cameras

Some photographers are very brand-loyal and biased, particularly regarding Nikon and Canon.  All I can say is … thank goodness for Canon AND Nikon, competetively driving each other to create excellent cameras. Here are a few highlights from the history … Continue reading

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Pixel RW-221 wireless remote camera trigger

Some situations require remotely triggering a camera.  The RW-221 is an inexpensive remote trigger.  It looks well made and worked well in my initial testing, however … the first time I ever used the RW-221 for a real shoot, it broke. … Continue reading

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Novoflex Super-Telephoto Lens

Recently, my friend Tom loaned me a vintage Novoflex super-telephoto lens.  Since he already had adaptors for both Nikon and Canon EOS, we had no trouble fitting it to my full-frame Canon DSLR. The Novoflexar pistol-grip lens, originally made in … Continue reading

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Ultimate Lens for Sports & Wildlife

There are telephoto lenses and there are telephoto zoom lenses. Then there are tele-extenders which increase the magification of a lens. And … then there is this; three telephoto zooms in one lens. However, it is still not available today, … Continue reading

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Essential Photo Gear

Among my photo equipment, perhaps the most critical accessory is also the simplest …  something to clean lenses and filters.  For this purpose, the microfiber cloth is the preferred tool.  Microfiber cleaning cloth for optical usage (cameras, eyeglasses, electronic display … Continue reading

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