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In Praise of an Old Workhorse

May 21, 2017 - The Nikon D800 camera was introduced in February of 2012. I bought mine in October of that same year. Since then, I have...
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One Camera, One Lens and One Focal Length for 500 Miles

May 26, 2016 - Oftentimes you'll hear photographers stressing over what gear to bring on a big trip or photography outing. There are a...
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Seven Reasons Why I Prefer My Nikon DSLRs to Mirrorless

April 13, 2016 - With all the fanboy bluster being posted these days about photographers ditching their DSLRs for mirrorless, I thought I...
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Seeing In 35 Millimeters

September 11, 2015 - The other day I was out hiking at Wood Rill, shooting with my Camino camera gear, the D800 and the 35mm f/1.8G Nikon len...
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My Camino Camera Strap Solution

September 03, 2015 - One of the more significant equipment questions for walking the Camino was what to use for a camera strap. This may not...
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Bringing My Nikon D800 On A 500-Mile Walk

August 22, 2015 - In one month, I embark on the 500-mile Camino de Santiago. I will walk the Camino Frances, which begins in the French Ba...
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Hands On With The SanDisk Wireless Media Drive

July 18, 2015 - This is a quick hands-on impressions post on the SanDisk Wireless Media Drive ("WMD"). My write-up relates to a very spe...
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Doubling Down on Nikon DSLRs

January 09, 2015 - What am I doing buying this hulking, behemoth Nikon DSLR at a time when others are downsizing into mirrorless cameras an...
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Why I Don't Upgrade With Each New Camera Model

October 09, 2014 - The two charts from the good folks over at DxO Mark that open this blog post provide the exact reason why I don't upgrad...
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This Is Why I Kept My Nikon D700

September 27, 2014 - The Nikon D700 shoots at a rate of eight frames per second when using the battery pack and AA batteries. That eight fram...
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Why I'm Not Interested In Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras

September 20, 2014 - The reason I got into mirrorless cameras in the first place was to reduce the weight of my hiking camera kit, plain and...
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Will I Be Selling All My Nikon DSLR Gear?

September 01, 2014 - It seems everywhere I turn these days I hear photographers pronounce that they are getting rid of all their DSLR gear an...
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Lessons on Mobile Photography

August 12, 2014 - We've just returned from three weeks of traveling in Scandinavia. During that time I made over three thousand photograph...
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My Decision Is Made...I'm Taking The Lumix GH3!

April 25, 2014 - The decision of which camera to take trekking this summer has been made. The Panasonic Lumix GH3 has won out. Weight, si...
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A Chance Encounter With A Micro Four Thirds Convert

March 15, 2014 - Thursday night, Priscilla and I were returning to our car from an event at the Walker Art Center when we happened across...
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The "Depth Of Field Issue" With Micro Four-Thirds Cameras Is Way Overblown

February 26, 2014 - One of the compositional techniques I've been working on with my Minnesota SNAs project is layering. I soon realized tha...
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Is It Time To Say Goodbye To Your Camera?

January 09, 2014 - Nikon D800, Panasonic Lumix GH3 and Apple iPhone 5 A recent article on the New Yorker blog raises the question of whe...
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First Impressions of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

December 22, 2013 - Recently I picked up the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 while Panasonic was offering a $300 rebate. This is a camera I've been...
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Does The Nikon Df Matter?

November 05, 2013 - Nikon Df Top View Nikon just announced the much rumored Nikon Df full-frame, retro-styled DSLR. The Df has the same mar...
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When It's Time To Sell A Piece Of Gear

October 19, 2013 - Recently I sold my Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 lens. I know, how could I sell such a great lens? Well, I think there's something...
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The Beauty Of A Prime Lens

October 14, 2013 - The Big Woods at Sunset I recently picked up the newish 28mm f/1.8 Nikon lens from B&H. I've decided that when I'm seek...
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I Don't Miss Film One Bit!

September 08, 2013 - It seems that everywhere I turn these days, someone or another is waxing all nostalgic about film. I'm sorry, but I just...
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Why I Kept My Nikon D700

September 06, 2013 - When I was buying my Nikon D800 I thought about selling my D700 to help finance the purchase. I have to credit my wife,...
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Mirrorless Cameras Demystified

August 10, 2013 - There is tons of buzz about mirrorless cameras in the photography world at the moment. Right now the major competitors i...
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How to set up a fun photo booth using tethering in Aperture

May 22, 2013 - One of the things I do at our church is team teach in the 7th and 8th grade church school class. At the end of each year...
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Wildlife photography when you don't have a 600mm lens

May 20, 2013 - I don't do a lot of wildlife photography. Let me rephrase that, I do little to no wildlife photography. One of the thing...
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Enough with the grand pronouncements!

May 13, 2013 - First it was Scott Bourne's big announcement about dumping all his Canon gear for the micro four thirds system. Now Trey...
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Youth Sunday

April 15, 2013 - Yesterday was Youth Sunday at our church, Westminster Presbyterian Church of Minneapolis. This is absolutely one of my f...
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What to do with a lens that you're just not using

April 13, 2013 - I purchased the much heralded Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 lens a few years ago and have yet to really get comfortable with it. I...
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The Mirrorless Camera Debate

May 19, 2012 - I find it fascinating to observe the heated debates related to mirrorless cameras and, specifically, micro four-thirds c...
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