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Nikon Z7 vs Nikon Z7 II - Which one to buy?

Nikon Z7 and Z7 II Specifications

Nikon Z7 vs Nikon Z7 II - Which one to buy?

Nikon has made several key improvements to the Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera by adding a second-generation body that supports dual card slots and a second processor.  Now the question is which camera should you buy or should you upgrade you Z7 or DSLR?  Without the techno ramblings, this article is a simplified recommendation.

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Nikon Z7 II Review

Preview Review

The Nikon Z7 II is here and WoW! What a big improvement for the Nikon Z7 Mirrorless camera.  But, is it worth the upgrade?

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Nikon 400mm f/2.8E ED VR FL Review

Precision - Extraordinaire

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 400MM f/2.8E ED FL VR Lens:

2020 update ... The Nikkor 400mm 2.8 ed fl is an exceptional lens known for its flexibility and amazingly sharp images. Lighter and more nimble than it's predecessors but all the while retaining and improving on an already great Nikkor 400 heritage, this lens will bring to the photographic market a continued, appreciated, and highly sought after photographic instrument.  The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 400MM f/2.8E ED FL VR Lens is an excellent lens.

NIKON 400mm f2.8 lens review

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Nikon 600mm f/4 FL ED Lens Review

A New Era in Super Telephoto

Nikon 600mm f4 lens review: Almost 2 years since the last big 600mm lens release,  Nikon announced a stunning update to an already spectacular Super Telephoto lens; the new Nikkor 600mm f/4 FL ED VR lens, and just how could any manufacture make this wonderful lens faster, lighter, and better?  Let's find out.

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

superior optics

Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 S Lens Review: After waiting almost two years the new Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 S lens has arrived!  Can't wait to get my hands on this lens, one of my favorite lenses to use. This New Lens, Allows for sun and other light sources in your composition due to the superior Anti-reflective Nano Crystal Coat (N) and ARNEO (A) coatings which virtually eliminate flare, ghosting, and coma by suppressing incidental light coming from any direction.

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Nikon Battery Grip MB-N10 - Review

The Nikon MB-N10 Multi Battery Power Pack

The Nikon MB-N10 is a Multi Battery Power Pack designed for the Nikon Z7 and Z6 mirrorless cameras. This grip/power pack extends the run time and offers a counter-balance when using long super-telephoto lenses.

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Nikon D500 Camera Review

Mini D5 for Nature only Sharper

Since it's release the D500 is reported to be one of Nikon's best DX offerings to date, and I agree - It is a solid high-performance camera.  I share my thoughts and experience after months of solid use. The Nikon D500 has many technical benefits of the D5 making it a super sports camera, fast and agile with reasonable files that are easy to off load, process, and store. and after un-boxing in April my journey has begun, Read on ......

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Nikon 20mm f/1.8 S lens Review

Superior Performance

Nikon says the 20mm f/1.8 S lens ishas superior performance and resolution. Sophisticated features and operability. Specialized technologies and reliability enhancements. All while taking full advantage of the monumental Nikon Z mount and adhering to the strictest image quality and build standards.  Lets find out if this is true.

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Nikon Z5 Review

Excellent Mirrorless Camera

Nikon Z5 Review: Like other Nikon Claims that fell short - Nikon claims your full-frame mirrorless journey starts with the Nikon Z5.  Push the limits and shoot for the sky!  let's take a few minutes to go over where this Nikon Z5 fits into the mirrorless ecosystem.

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Nikon 58mm f/1.4 G Lens Review

Super Lens

Following several years of using my f/2.8 zooms that covered the 50-60mm range, I finally decided I had enough of the compromise. After doing some testing with 3rd party lenses and doing online research I went ahead and purchased my Nikon 58mm f/1.4 G lens direct from NikonUSA.

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Nikon Z7 Real World Review Z Series

Nikon Pro Mirrorless Camera

Great News for Mirrorless Camera Fans! Nikon released their new Full Frame Mirrorless Z series camera, the next generation mirrorless camera - a new mirrorless camera system that will take photography into the next 100 years with A Nikon Full Frame Mirrorless, available now.

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Nikon Z6 Mirrorless Camera Review - Real World

Full Frame Goodness

Nikon made the jump into Mirrorless territory with their first ever two new Full Frame Mirrorless Z series cameras. Following the release, many comments have been posted on both YouTube and Websites.  Me personally I am not an armchair camera collector that sits and talks about camera gear. All the equipment I purchase I also use in my daily photography needs.  Here is my review of the Nikon Z6.

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Nikon R1C1 Close-up System Review

Great Macro Flash System

Time for macro Photography & I am ready to get out and shoot.
In the early days, one of my least favorite aspect of photography was flash, simply because I sucked at it, and normally got mixed results when I tried using it. Since discovering Nikon's Creative Lighting System (CLS) my Macro has improved.

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FujiFilm X-PRO3 Review

Anticipation

FujiFilm X-PRO3 Review: The FujiFilm X-Pro3 camera is the third iteration of the FujiFilm X-PRO series and with the release comes many opinions concerning the path Fujifilm is taken with the X-Pro series.

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Nikon Z 50 Review

Mirrorless for Less

Nikon Z 50 Review - Nikon's first crop sensor Mirrorless camera - if you don't count the smaller CX sensor cameras such as the Nikon 1 line up, and should you get a Nikon Z50?

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Nikon 500mm F/5.6 PF Lens Review

Light - Compact - Exceptional

In August 2018 Nikon announced the release of a compact super telephoto - the 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR  Making this their second Phase Fresnel lens the first being the awesome 300mm PF PF/4. I am excited to see Nikon introduce this new prime lens at a sub 4k.  Let's run through the technical details as it relates to weight, compactness, and sharpness.  All of which are expected to be superior.

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DJI Ronin SC Review

Mini Ronin S

After buying my Nikon Z6 and discovered the very good video capabilities this mirrorless has I wanted to take advantage. After some research I decided to pick up the Ronin SC, the smaller version of the S with some pros and cons.  Here is what I discovered.

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DJI OSMO Pocket Review

Micro Media Workhorse

There are a ton of videos and reviews of the DJI OSMO Pocket out there on the internet.  Many were published days after the OSMO Pocket initial release.  This review covers current improvements and legacy issues.  

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Nikon FTZ Hack

For 3rd Party Non-Compatible Lenses

Did you move to a Nikon Mirrorless Camera and discovered some of your favorite lenses are no longer working?  Here is a hack that may at least bring some life back to the lens.

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Nikon FTZ & Macro Lens Gap

Where is the S Macro

As an avid Macro enthusiast I have enjoyed Macro Photography over the years.  Now that I have converted to the Nikon Z system I realize the FTZ adapter has limits and noticed that Nikon does not have a macro S lens on the roadmap. 

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

Superior Optics

Nikon had big shoes to fill with an updated 24-70 using the new Z mount. The DSLR f mount 24-70 has been renowned for it's versatility, weather resistance, clarity and sharpness.  Does the new 24-70 f/2.8 S lens live up to he legacy?  Lets find out.

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

Longer vs Faster vs Lighter

I have been a photographer for sometime now, a wonderful road to where I am today in respects to equipment and ability. DSLRs and now mirrorless manufacturing capabilities have put in our hands some of the most advanced cameras to date, notwithstanding the super spectacular lens designs coming from makers such as Canon, Nikon, Sigma, Tamron just to name a few.   With so many choices out there it is no wonder we sometimes get wrapped around the axle trying to decide what to purchase.

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

Best Nikkor 70-200

This is not a comparison between various 70-200mm lenses 3rd party lens manufacture.  This review is based on my experience using the Nikkor 70-200 ED FL zoom lens from Nikon. My expectations when I made the purchase was very high given the price point.  So, how has this lens performed?

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NEO 2 by Rotolight Review

Strobe & LED Solution

I was intrigued by a continuous LED light for my still photography and video work and found the Rotolight Company who offers a few nice selections and accessories. My research has turned up what I think is a very good solution for my needs - the Neo 2.

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

Full Frame Z Mount

What to do what to do! You found this article either because you are thinking about buying a Nikon Z camera or already have one and now considering what if any Native Z mount lens to use with it. Good news, as of now you have a couple of choices. You can pick up a Z with a Kit lens 24-70 or buy the Z camera with the F to Z adapter and use your current staple of F mount lens, or even add a  Native S lens to your purchase.

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Nikon Z6 Nature Photography

400mm f/2.8 ED FL

The Nikon Z6 is now out in the wild and being used in various situations.  I decided to take mine out and mount it on my Nikkor 400mm ED FL f/2.8 lens and to experience the difference between my D500 and the new kid on the block Nikon Z6.

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Ball Head Comparison and Review

Ball Heads

Here are my three main Ball Heads I use on a daily basis for my photographic needs.  In this article, I will compare these three and make an overall recommendation as to which I would buy again.  When shopping for a new ball head both Acratech and Really Right Stuff always enter my mind - a premium life time quality.

Browse for Tripod Ball Heads 
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Fujifilm X-T3 Review

Best enthusiast level Mirrorless

September is here and with it arrives the announcements of new exciting camera gear from all camera manufacturers. Here is my thoughts about the new XT-3!.. Read on.

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Nikon 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Review

Small Super Sharp Multipurpose

Nikon 60mm f2.8 AFS-S Micro-Nikkor Lens is a superb choice for your first intro into Macro. You may find others who state they don’t recommend this lens as a Macro due to the very close distance you must get to the subject in order to achieve 1:1, about 2 inches at the closest focus distance (1:1). The lens needs to be 2 inches from the subject for 1 to 1. I simply believe each lens offers a special interface between the camera and the user. I use most all focal lengths of Macro/Micros. 

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