Category Archives: Reviews

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Is VR Destroying Your Battery Life – And Are You Wearing It Out?

Have you ever wondered if using Nikon’s Vibration Reduction was hurting your battery life – and by how much? This is of special concern for the Nikon Z series cameras since, when you have VR turned on, it runs anytime the viewfinder or rear LCD is active, so it’s critical to know! …

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Sharpness Showdown! Nikon 600mm TC Vs. Nikon 800 PF, Sony 600 GM, and Nikon 600 F/4 E!

Ever since I did my first look review of the new Nikon 600 TC lens, I’ve had people asking how it compares in sharpness to other glass – namely the outgoing 600 F/4E, the 800 PF, and the Sony 600 GM. So, I did a quick video with my focus …

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New Nikon 600mm TC – First Look Field Review!

Nikon just released their new 600mm F/4 TC VR S series lens, exclusively for the Nikon Z mount! I was fortunate enough to spend some time with the lens prior to today’s announcement and I can’t wait to share what I’ve discovered!

Nikon invited me to take one of their …

Also posted in Nikon Gear, Wildlife
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Sony A1 Review For Wildlife Photographers

If you’re a wildlife photographer thinking about adding a Sony A1 to your bag, this video is jam-packed with everything you need to know! I’ve spent the last FIVE MONTHS shooting the a1 in the United States, Costa Rica, and Botswana, Africa. I’ve photographed an incredible variety of wildlife under …

Also posted in Sony Gear, Tests, Using Your Gear, Wildlife
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Nikon Z6ii and Z7ii Wildlife Photography Review

Thinking about a Z6ii or Z7ii for wildlife? Then this is the video you’ve been looking for!

In this video, I’ll discuss my experience using the Z6/7ii for wildlife photography. I’ve shot in various local locations and knocked out over 7000 images between the two bodies, so this isn’t just …

Also posted in Nikon Gear, Opinions, Tests, Wildlife
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Nikon D6 Wildlife Photography Review

It’s finally here – my D6 wildlife photography review!

For this review, I hit the road for just over five weeks photographing wildlife in Theodore Rosevelt NP, Badlands NP, Custer SP, and a final two weeks in Yellowstone NP. During this trip, I really put the camera through its paces …

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The BCG College Of Photo Education :)

Since so many of us are locked away in our homes, I thought I’d put together a “master list” of the various articles and videos found on this site. Below, you’ll find a long list of categories and the posts that go with them. There are hours of video and …

Also posted in Astrophotography, How I Got The Shot, Landscapes, Lightroom Tips, Locations, Misc, Nikon Gear, Opinions, Photo Trips, Photoshop Tricks, Sony Gear, Techniques, Tests, Travel Tips
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Sony a9ii vs Nikon D5 and Z6: High ISO Shootout!

What happens when you take the new Sony a9ii and pit it against the Nikon D5 and Z6 in a high ISO shootout? Will the D5 be able to hold its own against the new kids on the block – or will it be crushed?

Watch the video to find …

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Is This The Best Monopod Head Ever?

As you know, I’m a bit of a tripod / monopod junkie. So, I’m excited to share my review of the new Wimberley MonoGimbal head.

This new lightweight head allows you to balance your rig just like a regular gimbal head – point up or down and everything stays in …

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Nikon 500 PF Review

It’s finally here – my Nikon 500 PF review and full field report! And let me tell you, it’s a doozy! 

In fact, I may have to apologize for the length. This review is really detailed and goes on for a bit longer than I wanted. I’ve had so many …

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