Category Archives: Nikon Gear

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Nikon Z6iii: The Story Behind The Photos (and a goldmine of field techniques

In my last video, we covered a complete first-look review of the new Nikon Z6iii for wildlife and bird photography. In this video, we’ll examine how I leveraged the Z6iii in the field to help me get the shots for the review video and a ton of wildlife field …

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Nikon Z6iii First Look Review For Wildlife And Bird Photographers

The Nikon Z6iii is here – and this is the review every wildlife and bird photographer is gonna want to see!

In this review, we’ll cover everything you need to know about the new camera: ergonomics, price, shipping date, the new sensor, ISO performance, buffer performance, frame rate, rolling shutter, …

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What’s In My Bag? Africa, 2024

It’s time for a NEW “What’s In My Bag, Africa Edition!” Video!

This is the 2024 version so you can see what I currently bring to Africa – and why! We’ll talk cameras, lenses, accessories, computers, backup, and even clothing choices! I also include some alternative ideas for cameras and …

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Nikon Z8 & Z9 Game Changing AF Update: Cycle AF Areas

You gotta try the new GAME CHANGING AF option in the Nikon Z8 and Z9! 

This new feature was introduced with Nikon Z8 firmware 2.0 and Nikon Z9 firmware 5.0 and it’s completely overhauled how I work with AF areas! 

I’ll show you what it is, why you want it …

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How To Update Nikon Firmware For Z Series Cameras And Lenses

Do you need to update the firmware for your Nikon Z series camera or lens? No need to worry – I have you covered! Here’s a step by step guide with everything you need to know. We’ll look at downloading the firmware, getting it to the camera, and preventing the …

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Nikon Z8 & Z9: BEST Bird-In-Flight AF Settings

Looking for the best bird-in-flight (BIF) autofocus settings for your Nikon Z8 or Z9? Don’t worry, you know I got your back!

In this video, we’ll cover all the best AF settings for your Z8 or Z9. We’ll look at relevant menu settings, I’ll show you how to get the …

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Exclusive: Nikkor 90th Anniversary Interview

As many of my readers know, Nikon is commemorating the 90th anniversary of its Nikkor lenses, which is a perfect time to reflect on what an astonishing journey it’s been. From the first Aero-Nikkor in 1933 to the modern lenses we use today, it’s a rich legacy of glass that’s …

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Nikon Z8 2.0 Firmware!

Nikon has just released firmware 2.0 for the Z8! Below is the press release for this highly anticipated update but to make things easier I’ve listed the main features, update link, and a firmware install video below. Also, note that I didn’t have early access to this one, so the …

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First Week With The Z8: Don’t Buy One Until You See THIS!

I’ve had the Z8 for just over a week and there is a LOT to talk about! With the shipment date getting closer all the time, here’s what YOU need to know before your camera arrives!

In this video, I’ll talk about how the Z8 has performed over the past …

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Pro Secrets For AMAZING RESULTS with Nikon VR, Sony Steady Shot, and Canon IS!

Quick – do you know the answer to these questions?

Can you use VR / Stabilization with a tripod or monopod?

Can you use VR / Stabilization at every shutter speed?

Which VR modes should you use for static subjects? Panning? Action?

These are, by far, my top three VR …

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