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Summer Wells Missing Child Alert

Summer Wells Missing Child Alert

Name:  Summer Utah Wells Age: 5 Years, Now 6 Years Old Height: 3 foot Weight: 40 lbs Hair: Short and Blond
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Summer Wells Missing Child Alert
Reolink RLC-832A 4K PTZ Outdoor IP Camera Review

Reolink RLC-832A 4K PTZ Outdoor IP Camera Review

The REOLINK 4K PTZ Outdoor Camera Model RLC-823A, Has almost everything a Home or Business DIY person needs in a surveillance...
Reolink RLC-832A 4K PTZ Outdoor IP Camera Review
Nikon 58mm f/1.4 G Lens Review

Nikon 58mm f/1.4 G Lens Review

The Nikon 58mm f/1.4 G lens is one of the finest general-purpose lenses you should own, and it is certainly one of my favorite lenses.  I...
Nikon 58mm f/1.4 G Lens Review
NIKON Z 24-120mm f/4 S Lens Review

NIKON Z 24-120mm f/4 S Lens Review

Nikon has made it more difficult for many photographers to decide on a multiple-purpose zoom lens with so many that are now available, and that is a...
NIKON Z 24-120mm f/4 S Lens Review
Nikon Z9 Camera Review The Morning After

Nikon Z9 Camera Review The Morning After

This is the Nikon Camera that has silenced all the Youtubers who had been bashing Nikon for the last three years, more on that topic is found...
Nikon Z9 Camera Review The Morning After
NIKKOR Nikon Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) Review

NIKKOR Nikon Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) Review

The Nikon 28mm f/2.8 Special Edition (SC) lens is a very nice compact DX lens for use on a Nikon Z camera and works equally well on an FX Z camera but...
NIKKOR Nikon Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) Review
Nikon Z9

Nikon Z9

A defining moment occurred @ 08:00 EST on October 28 2021 the Nikon Z9 is here and I am excited to offer my pre-order on this day of 2021 October...
Nikon Z9
Nikon 40mm f/2 S lens Review

Nikon 40mm f/2 S lens Review

The Nikon Z 40mm f/2 is a compact prime lens for use with a Z camera. The focal length of 40mm can function as a compact carry...
Nikon 40mm f/2 S lens Review
Nikon Z Teleconverter TC-1.4x Review

Nikon Z Teleconverter TC-1.4x Review

The Nikon Z Teleconverter 1.4x is optimized for the compact mirrorless Z system, the Z TC-1.4x increases the reach of compatible lenses by 40%...
Nikon Z Teleconverter TC-1.4x Review
Nikon Z fc Camera Review

Nikon Z fc Camera Review

The Nikon Z fc is an excellent quality DX camera sporting top photography features such as tilting and flipping screen, and 4Kd video with excellent...
Nikon Z fc Camera Review
NIKKOR Nikon Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Review

NIKKOR Nikon Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Review

The New Z mount 50mm Macro lens is an excellent lens for everyday use and especially for Macro work, it is lightweight, compact, and mounts directly...
NIKKOR Nikon Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Review
Nissin MF18 Ring Flash Review

Nissin MF18 Ring Flash Review

I received my New Nikkor Nikon 105mm f/2.8 MC S Macro Z lens just in time for bug and dragonfly season. What better way to celebrate than with a new...
Nissin MF18 Ring Flash Review
Nikon 105mm f/2.8 VR S Macro Lens Review

Nikon 105mm f/2.8 VR S Macro Lens Review

The venerable Nikon 105mm f/2.8 VR Macro lens has a long history in Nikon's lens lineup, and this newest S version has solidified the top spot for...
Nikon 105mm f/2.8 VR S Macro Lens Review
Nikon Battery Pack Grip MB-N11 Review

Nikon Battery Pack Grip MB-N11 Review

Do you own a Nikon Z7 II or a Nikon Z6 II and do portrait photography?  If so, then the Nikon MB-N11 might be a great solution for you to...
Nikon Battery Pack Grip MB-N11 Review
NIKON Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S Review

NIKON Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S Review

The Nikon Z 70-200 f/2.8 S lens is the best in this zoom range available on the market - Period. Let me repeat, the new S 70-200 is the best...
NIKON Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S Review
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Lens Review

Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Lens Review

It started back in 2014 when I was out with my dated Nikon 80-200mm push-pull zoom lens and while the 80-200 was a very good lens I did not like the...
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Lens Review
Nikon Z 6II Review

Nikon Z 6II Review

The newest Nikon Z 6II mirrorless Camera from Nikon flaunts an awe-inspiring set of specifications that should make any VLOG photographer happy...
Nikon Z 6II Review
Nikon 500mm F/5.6 PF Lens Review

Nikon 500mm F/5.6 PF Lens Review

When knowledge became available that Nikon was releasing a new Phase Fresnel Super Telephoto my Intel was a bit off - I thought it would be...
Nikon 500mm F/5.6 PF Lens Review
Nikon D850 Review

Nikon D850 Review

Is the D850 still a contender in the emerging world of mirrorless cameras? Yes, The D850 is a Nikon flagship camera and has a solid reputation for...
Nikon D850 Review
Nikon Z7 vs Nikon Z7 II Which one to buy?

Nikon Z7 vs Nikon Z7 II Which one to buy?

Nikon Z7 vs. Nikon Z7 II: Both the Nikon Z6 II and the Z7 II are equally suited for landscape, architecture, and studio work as well as Macro. The...
Nikon Z7 vs Nikon Z7 II Which one to buy?
Nikon Z7 II Review

Nikon Z7 II Review

Nikon Z7 II Review The newest Nikon Z mirrorless Camera from Nikon flaunts a very impressive set of specifications that should make any...
Nikon Z7 II Review
Nikon 400mm f/2.8E ED FL Review

Nikon 400mm f/2.8E ED FL Review

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 400MM f/2.8E ED FL VR Lens: New On the Trail Series: Here 2020 Update: The best 400mm lens on the market. Nikon is...
Nikon 400mm f/2.8E ED FL Review
Nikon 600mm f/4 FL ED Lens Review

Nikon 600mm f/4 FL ED Lens Review

2020:  The Nikon 600mm ED FL lens Review, This lens is my favorite go-to lens for bird photography. It has the capability of bringing your...
Nikon 600mm f/4 FL ED Lens Review
Nikon 50mm f/1.2 S Lens Review

Nikon 50mm f/1.2 S Lens Review

Nikon is now shipping their brand new Nikon 50mm f/1.2 S Mirrorless lens for the Z mount cameras.  The Nikon 50mm f/1.2 S lens has...
Nikon 50mm f/1.2 S Lens Review
Nikon Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S Lens - Review

Nikon Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S Lens - Review

The Nikon Nikon Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S Lens is Nikon's newest wide and fast Trinity lenses.  Trinity meaning a must-have for professionals...
Nikon Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S Lens - Review
Nikon Battery Grip MB-N10 - Review

Nikon Battery Grip MB-N10 - Review

Why I bought My Nikon MB-N10 power grip?  As a wildlife photographer, I use Nikon's Super-Telephoto lenses such as the Nikon 400mm...
Nikon Battery Grip MB-N10 - Review
Nikon D500 Camera Review

Nikon D500 Camera Review

Updated for 2020: Yes DSLRs and this Nikon D500 are still relevant in the year of mirrorless cameras and is still considered a top-notch camera -...
Nikon D500 Camera Review
Nikon 20mm f/1.8 S lens Review

Nikon 20mm f/1.8 S lens Review

Lets cut to the chase - you are reading this because you may be considering a wide-angle lens for your Z mirrorless camera and want to know if this...
Nikon 20mm f/1.8 S lens Review
Nikon Z5 Review

Nikon Z5 Review

Nikon Z5 Review: It's been almost two years since Nikon jumped into the Mirrorless Camera foray, the Z7 followed quickly by the Z6 both cameras...
Nikon Z5 Review
Nikon Z7 Real World Review Z Series

Nikon Z7 Real World Review Z Series

The Short Story is: If you desire to stay on the leading edge of photography this is the camera you need! The Nikon Z7 is a top-shelf camera for...
Nikon Z7 Real World Review Z Series
Nikon Z6 Mirrorless Camera Review - Real World

Nikon Z6 Mirrorless Camera Review - Real World

Updated 2020:  The best in the class of mirrorless cameras once you apply Nikon's latest firmware update that adds improved autofocus. This...
Nikon Z6 Mirrorless Camera Review - Real World
Synology NAS Diskstation Warranty Review

Synology NAS Diskstation Warranty Review

Synology DiskStation Warranty  Review: My Report Bottom Line Up Front:  Synology receives a Superior Rating for Exceptional Support and...
Synology NAS Diskstation Warranty Review
Nikon R1C1 Close-up System Review

Nikon R1C1 Close-up System Review

Compatibility Note: The Nikon R1C1 Flash system works flawlessly with the new Nikon Z mirrorless cameras. If you are into macro or even portraiture...
Nikon R1C1 Close-up System Review
FujiFilm X-PRO3 Review

FujiFilm X-PRO3 Review

FujiFilm X-PRO3 Review: I enjoy using my Fujifilm cameras as much as my Z cameras!  Why? Because FujiFilm makes great cameras that are a...
FujiFilm X-PRO3 Review
Nikon Z 50 Review

Nikon Z 50 Review

Nikon Z-50-Review A great all-around mirrorless Camera - Almost all of the reviews out on Youtube and other websites have favorable things to say...
Nikon Z 50 Review
Nikon 85mm f/1.8 S Lens Review

Nikon 85mm f/1.8 S Lens Review

Anytime a new lens hits the market place the event stirs emotions, questions, and potential decisions,  especially if you have a similar...
Nikon 85mm f/1.8 S Lens Review
DJI Ronin SC Review

DJI Ronin SC Review

I purchased my DJI Ronin SC the day it became available for shipping through B&H.  I also recently purchased the Command Unit for reasons I...
DJI Ronin SC Review
DJI OSMO Pocket Review

DJI OSMO Pocket Review

My passion is photography, wildlife, macro, stills and video for capturing the activities of life.  Video can be a powerful story teller, using...
DJI OSMO Pocket Review
Nikon FTZ Hack

Nikon FTZ Hack

This is not technically speaking an FTZ hack but a somewhat simple non-destructive procedure that may at least get your non-compatible lens to work on...
Nikon FTZ Hack
Laowa 100mm f/2.8 Ultra Macro Review

Laowa 100mm f/2.8 Ultra Macro Review

UpDate: The Laowa 100mm lens is now available in several camera mounts including the native Z mount for Nikon/ The Z mount version allows...
Laowa 100mm f/2.8 Ultra Macro Review
Nikon FTZ & Macro Lens Gap

Nikon FTZ & Macro Lens Gap

2021 Update: Nikon released two Macro lenses for the Z mount. The Nikon 105mm MC VR S Macro and the Nikon 50mm MC S macro lens - neither of which will...
Nikon FTZ & Macro Lens Gap
Sunba Network Security Camera Review

Sunba Network Security Camera Review

Background:  I been using network-based cameras since 2000 with over 19 years of experience. Over those years I have gone through many security...
Sunba Network Security Camera Review
Seagate IronWolf Pro NAS Hard Drive - Review

Seagate IronWolf Pro NAS Hard Drive - Review

Most Hard Drive reviews cover how fast the hard drive is and it's ability to sustain read and write speeds, and most of us are swayed to go for...
Seagate IronWolf Pro NAS Hard Drive - Review
Nikon Z Eye Detection and AF Improvements Firmware Update

Nikon Z Eye Detection and AF Improvements Firmware Update

When the Nikon Z cameras were released one missing feature was Eye Detection Auto Focus with many complaints from photographers. The other somewhat...
Nikon Z Eye Detection and AF Improvements Firmware Update
Nikon Monarch 7 Binocular Review

Nikon Monarch 7 Binocular Review

If you are an outdoor enthusiast and enjoy spotting wildlife I have something that will make the experience even more enjoyable for you or a loved...
Nikon Monarch 7 Binocular Review
Nikon Z  24-70mm f/2.8 S Lens Review

Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Lens Review

I own and use the Legacy 24-70 f/2.8 (several years) and the new S 24-70 f/2.8.  My copy arrived in early May after waiting only a short while...
Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Lens Review
Nikon 600mm f/4 vs Nikon 400mm f/2.8 vs 500mm

Nikon 600mm f/4 vs Nikon 400mm f/2.8 vs 500mm

This Article Updated September 2020:  If you are reading this article chances are you are trying to decide which of the Nikon Super Telephoto...
Nikon 600mm f/4 vs Nikon 400mm f/2.8 vs 500mm
Skylum Luminar 3 Review

Skylum Luminar 3 Review

In late December 2018, Skylum released the newest offering of Luminar, Luminar 3 which includes the highly anticipated asset management library to...
Skylum Luminar 3 Review
NEO 2 by Rotolight Review

NEO 2 by Rotolight Review

Bottom line: If you like the original NEO then you will love the NEO 2. The NEO 2 is a dependable lighting system for both still photographers and...
NEO 2 by Rotolight Review
Nikon 35mm f/1.8 S Lens Review - Z Mount

Nikon 35mm f/1.8 S Lens Review - Z Mount

Nikon is now shipping both the Nikon Z7 and Z6 cameras along with a few Native Z mount lenses, we have to make choices when it comes to the lenses...
Nikon 35mm f/1.8 S Lens Review - Z Mount
Nikon Z6 Nature Photography

Nikon Z6 Nature Photography

For a more comprehensive review of the Nikon Z6 please visit the link included below. This article relates to suitability as a...
Nikon Z6 Nature Photography
Benro Series 3 Tripod Review

Benro Series 3 Tripod Review

If you are new to Tripod language let me go over the basics to allow you to make a better choice when deciding on your...
Benro Series 3 Tripod Review
SIGMA 1.4 Teleconverter Review Hands On

SIGMA 1.4 Teleconverter Review Hands On

I decided to invest the additional money into the Sigma Line of Teleconverters and decided to purchase the Sigma 1.4x EX APO DG and Sigma 2.0x EX APO...
SIGMA 1.4 Teleconverter Review Hands On
Ball Head Comparison and Review

Ball Head Comparison and Review

When I purchased my first tripod many years ago I thought why spend all that money for something to hold my camera every so often?  So, like many...
Ball Head Comparison and Review
Fujifilm X-T3 Review

Fujifilm X-T3 Review

Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF): I have two other Fujifilm cameras the Fujifim X-T3 is my favorite and has nailed everything photographically except in...
Fujifilm X-T3 Review
Nikon 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Review

Nikon 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Review

TrueToad Rates this product 5 Stars - This is the Nikon 60mm macro lens review I agree a 200mm Macro will put distance between you and the subject...
Nikon 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Review
Sigma 180 Macro Lens Review

Sigma 180 Macro Lens Review

Compatibility: If you are considering a move to the Nikon Mirrorless Z camera be advised the Sigma 180mm Macro lens may NOT be compatible + this lens...
Sigma 180 Macro Lens Review
Nikon 105mm Macro vs Tamron 90mm Macro

Nikon 105mm Macro vs Tamron 90mm Macro

Compatibility Note: As of June 2021 The Tamron 90mm SP VC USD Macro Lens is not compatible with the Nikon Mirrorless Z cameras. ...
Nikon 105mm Macro vs Tamron 90mm Macro
Nikon 200mm F4 Micro Macro Lens Review

Nikon 200mm F4 Micro Macro Lens Review

Nikon-200mm-F4-Micro-Macro-Lens-Review: The Nikon 200mm f4 Lens is a solid 4.5 stars out of 5 Compatibility Note: The Nikon 200mm f/4 is a D lens...
Nikon 200mm F4 Micro Macro Lens Review
Fujifilm XF 80mm F2.8 OIS WR Macro Review

Fujifilm XF 80mm F2.8 OIS WR Macro Review

This is a light weight review of the Fujifilm XF 80mm Macro lens which is well renowned for quality and sharpness.  After twisting this lens onto...
Fujifilm XF 80mm F2.8 OIS WR Macro Review

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