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Nikon TC-14

In 1999 I prepared for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney by replacing much of my equipment with the latest and greatest available at the time. The latest buzz word was ‘digital imaging’, Nikon having […]

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Winter surfing

The recent storms that have hit the coast of Nova Scotia have brought the winter surfers out in force. Even with temperatures well below freezing this does not stop these hardy souls getting out on […]

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Which tripod head

I often come across other photographers while shooting and regularly see them using inadequate tripods and, more particularly, bad tripod heads. The tripod often has tiny thin lens with 5 or more sections. Great for […]

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Capture One 20

Capture One version 20 was released early in December 2019 and is touted as a major upgrade over Capture One 12. Now, you may well ask what happened to versions 13 through 19 and the […]

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Wildlife and nature with the Nikon Z6

The Nikon Z6 (and its sister Z7) has now been out for just over 10 months and has had one major firmware upgrade in that time, adding functionality and performance enhancements. For the past two […]

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Making travel just a bit easier

In recent years travelling with camera gear has been an increasing problem as carry-on requirements become more restrictive, and actual application of weight limits more regularly applied. Indeed, when travelling to Turkmenistan on Tukish Airlines […]

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Photographing Shorebirds

As we move into September the Southern migration of shorebirds is in full swing. The main way station beaches are full of life as these long distance travellers rest and fuel up for their long […]

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Nikon D3 for sale – SOLD

This item is sold – there will be another available soon I have one of my Nikon D3’s for sale. Body only (no lens) in excellent condition. No dings, or scratches other than a couple […]

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Sharpness issues

I have recently been having real difficulties with getting really sharp images with my 500mm f4 lens. I have tried different camera bodies and re-calibrated the lens using Lens align with Focaltune software, with each […]

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Back to Canada

An Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) which is Nova Scotia’s provincial bird, sittiing on a nest, Hydro power station, Annapolis River, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada, As many will know my wife and I have spent the […]

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Photo Mechanic 6

The long awaited Photo Mechanic 6 has now been released and I have been using it extensively for the past week. As many will know, Photo Mechanic is an essential part of my workflow for […]

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The super blood wolf moon 2019

Last night I spent several hours photographing the 2019 super blood wolf moon. I was lucky to have perfectly clear skies and a warm evening to shoot this amazing phenomenon. Your camera needs to be […]

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