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Nikon D850, Full Specs

08/04/2017
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New Full specs upcoming D850, Pros and Cons:
1. 45-46 MP Sensor
2. Better High and Low ISO performance(which I assume means improved DR)
3. Improved version of Snapbridge(they better get it right his time)
4. Tilting Touchscreen
5. SD and XQD Slots
6. 154 AF points(d500 system)
7. Back Illuminated Buttons
8. Joystick Selector
9. Wi-fi and Blue-tooth
10. 8k time-lapse video
11. 4K UD Video with no crop(take that 5d Mark IV)
12. 8+fps continous shooting
13. Higher Resolution LCD
14. Slow Motion full 120fps HD Video
15. Improved Silent shooting mode
16. Improved battery life
17. Lighter than D810

Cons:

1. No Fully articulating screen
2. No Electronic View Finder
3. No Pop-up Flash

Thanks to Nikon Rumors for published leaked news.

Nikon's Biggest Mistake -- Snapbridge

08/03/2017
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Nikon has done a lot of dumb stuff over the last few years from KeyMission to their semiconductor business-thing to releasing uninspiring cameras. But their biggest failure was Snapbridge because these apps are the future and if Nikon doesn't get on board, hire some competent software developers and make apps that actually work, they will go the way of the dinosaur.

Rokinon 14mm and 24mm Lens reviews

08/02/2017
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A summary of the 2 lens:

Rokinon 24 f/1.4 -- The lens is very sharp at f5 or above but at the lower f-stops, it does become soft. Its great for shooting landscape up until around dusk and is great for star trails but for sharp images in pitch black night, its not the best lens.

Rokinon 14 f/2.8 -- My choice of astrophotography lens for full frame cameras. Very sharp images all the way down to f/2.8 and captures a huge swath of landscape.

Please note that during astrophotography, both lens were focused to infinity so the foreground not being sharp may be due partly to that since it was only about 4 feet away.

Why Canon and Nikon Need to open up their own app store

08/01/2017
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Canon and Nikon have been traditionally in the hardware business of cameras. However, the future of technology is closely tied to amazing software. The software side of both these companies seems to be lacking so they need to enlist 3rd-party developers to really bring out the potential of their cameras. App stores would both be profitable and build a strong community around their brand.

Why would anyone ever buy a point and snap camera nowdays

08/01/2017
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So with 16mp smartphones with 4k abilities, why would anyone ever buy a point and snap camera nowdays? Smartphones are easier to carry and you have to have them all the time anyways. The Camera quality is just as good as point and shoot, so why ever bother with a point and shoot at all?

Nikon 24-120mm F4 Kit Lens: Why I recommend it as your first lens

07/31/2017
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In this video I discuss my most used lens, the Nikon 24-120mm f/4 lens. It is the lens that is packaged with Nikon Full-Frame Cameras the most. I would recommend it as your first lens if you are going to full frame cameras. The 50mm Prime is great but isn't as versatile. In this video, I will also provide several example of just what the 24-120mm lens is capable of.

Sony 80 Megapixel A7RIII? Why?

07/29/2017
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Sony is making a 80 megapixel camera. Sounds impressive buy why? I think its too big in file size because it would eat up your SD cards quickly and kill the buffer. Do you think different?

Best Places to shoot the stars and galaxy(astrophotography) in the State of Wisconsin.

07/28/2017
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Best places to shoot the stars and galaxy in Wisconsin. Please note that you cannot see the galactic core from November to February as the sun is directly behind the galactic core. You will need a clear day and either a quarter or new Moon. The galactic core shows up in the pre-dawn hours in the spring and early summer, around midnight in the mid-summer and right after dusk later in the year.

Places in the Southern/Central Wisconsin:

1. Governor Dodge State Park -- The area around Twin Valley Lake. Cox Hollow Lake has much more light pollution. You will need a camping permit in the summer. Governor Dodge Album.

2. Blackhawk Lake Recreation Area -- A bit darker than Governor dodge, not mentioned in the video. Hard to see there after dark. Example Photo at Blackhawk Lake Recreation area.

3. Wyalusing State Park -- Great for sunset and day time photography but also the overlook is good for stars. The album for this park is Here.

4. Wildcat Mountain State Park -- Great area for sunset as well but good night photography as well. Album is Here.

5. Kickapoo Valley Reserve -- Great hiking and nature area but also good foregrounds to shoot the galaxy at night.

6. Hogback Prairie State Natural Area -- one of the two best places in southern Wisconsin. Example photo Here

7. Meadow Valley State Natural Area -- Great Marsh/Swampy Area. Example photo Here.

Northern Wisconsin:

1. Point Beach State Forest -- Great spot on Lake Michigan. Get the stars above the lighthouse. Point Beach Album Here.

2. Newport State Park -- Tip of Door Peninsula. Album is Here.

3. Washington Island -- Shoot at Jacksonport or any outer part facing the lake or Rock Island.

4. Rock Island State Park -- Shoot the stars over the boathouse or the lighthouse. Rock Island Album is Here.

5. Apostle Islands National Lakeshore -- Shoot on the outer part of Madeline island. Album is Here

. 6. Copper Falls State Park -- Photos of stars over the Bad River or the Waterfalls. Album is Here.

7. Chequamegon -Nicolet National Forest -- Shoot at Lake Namekagon, Clam Lake or Day Lake. Photo Album is Here.

8. Flambeau River State Forest -- Conner's lake, Lake of the Pines, or North Fork of the Flambeau River. Album is Here.

Anything I missed or have questions, let me know.

Nikon d850 Teaser Preview and thoughts

07/28/2017
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Rumors are that the Nikon D850 will have:

1. Improved sensor and higher resolution, 42mp maybe even 50 mp.

2. Improved High ISO performance, up to Sony's standard since it looks like they are using Sony Sensors.

3. Full 4k video capabilities.

4. 8k time-lapse video.

4. Improved AF.

What more do you want?

Teaser Demo shot from Nikon d850:

Nikon D850 Hercules Rising Demo -- Teaser trailer showing off camera video abilities.

Nikon D760: What we should expect from it

07/27/2017
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The Nikon D750 when it came out in 2015 was the best camera from the value and continues to be one of best Cameras around. But I expect these improvements for the D760 for the 4 year update.

1. Better Autofocus and Dual Pixel AF and not putting all the AF points in the center

2. +1 eV is terms of Dynamic range from 14.5 to 15.5

3. ISO Performance increased from 2956 to 3400

4. 4k Video of the non-crippled variety

5. 24mp to 30mp

What do you think?