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Sony a9iii Wildlife & Bird Photography Field Review & Sony 300 2.8 Review (Initial Impressions)

I’ve been using the Sony a9iii and 300mm 2.8 in Africa for the past couple of weeks and this video is a first impressions review of both. Most of this video is a field review for the Sony a9iii directed at wildlife and bird photographers. I’ll discuss my thoughts on …

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The #1 Sharpness Killer For Wildlife Shooters

As wildlife and bird photographers, we will go to just about any length to secure tack-sharp photos of our subjects. However, there’s one insidious cause of blurry wildlife and bird photos that often files under the radar – and is the #1 reason for sharpness problems with long glass.

The …

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Nikon Z8 & Z9 Custom Controls Worksheet

Attention Z8 and Z9 Owners!

Do you find setting your custom controls a little…daunting?

Let’s face it – there are a ton of options and a lot of places to put them on the Z8 and Z9 and keeping track of everything is tough.

That’s why I’ve created this free …

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Can YOUR PHOTOS Pass My Sharpness Tests?

So…Are your images sharp – or not?

Are you sure?

One area where people often struggle (LOL, sometimes knowingly, sometimes not) is determining if a wildlife image is sharp or not. What zoom level should you use to examine the images and what telltale signs tell you if you’ve hit …

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5 Pro Secrets To For Great Backgrounds

Backgrounds make or break a wildlife photo…Are yours holding you back? Unfortunately, most wildlife photographers don’t apply the techniques in this video – and it shows!

If you want to take your wildlife photos to the next level, you gotta start with the background. In this video, I’ll show you …

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AF Speed: Do You Have It All Wrong?

It’s time to clear out the myths and mysteries regarding AF speed. If you want a higher keeper rate with any lens, you’ll love this one!

In this video, we’ll answer these questions:

How fast does a subject have to move in order to outrun the AF speed of your …

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Nikon Z9 With 4.1 Firmware: The New King Of Birding?

Is there a new king for subject detection with birds?

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been putting the Z9 with firmware 4.1 to the test – and I’ve been doing it alongside the Sony a1.

In this video, we’ll talk about how the Z9 (firmware 4.1) compares to the …

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Nikon 600 PF Tests & Comparisons

In this video / review, I pull out all the stops and put the 600PF through the wringer! We’ll scrutinize sharpness, AF speed, background rendering, focus breathing, VR performance, and I’ll even share the ARCA-SWISS foot I’m using with it!

But it doesn’t stop there – we gotta see how …

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Nikon 600PF First Look Field Review!

Nikon just released their new 600PF VR S series lens, exclusively for the Nikon Z mount! I was fortunate enough to spend some time in the field with the 600PF prior to today’s announcement and I can’t wait to share what I’ve discovered (I was only one of two YouTubers in the …

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Nikon Z9 4.1 Firmware: Supercharged For Birds!

Nikon just released firmware 4.1 for the Z9 and it includes a brand new subject detection option for birds!

I was fortunate enough to have my Nikon rep bring me a camera with a pre-release sample for some test shooting in Florida and I can’t wait to share what I …