October 22, 2019

Back in March of this year, I decided to upgrade from my old Manfrotto 468MGRC0 Hydrostatic Ball Head with its RC0 hexagonal connector plate to something with Arca-Swiss compatibility.  I looked around, and with the realization that this was going to be pretty expensiv...

October 2, 2019

Since I started shooting for 405 Magazine, I have found myself using my Nikon SB-800 Speedlights more and more.  We shoot portraits on almost every shoot.  Some shoots also require on-location product shots.  I have never even considered bringing out my big studio ligh...

August 31, 2019

I asked myself, what could the DeLorean (as in the car in Back to the Future) possibly have in common with the Nikon F4, F5, D2h/D2x, D800, D3, and the D4 (and, I suspect, many more bodies)?


They were all designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro.

Nikon created the guts, bu...

July 8, 2019

I’ve been shooting with Nikon cameras and lenses exclusively since 1979. And have no intention of switching.

July 1, 2019

Every Fourth of July, people across the country get out their cameras, and shoot photos of fireworks.  And that includes me.   Thing is, 99% of every fireworks photo ever taken looks very much like every other fireworks photo.

June 10, 2019

This is the story of two photo shoots — one that had to be canceled, and another that may well be one of, if not the, most important shoots of my life.  

It is also the story behind the reason I haven’t posted anything here in quite a while.  

Two of my favorite events w...

May 10, 2019

The photos I’ve been getting from the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR have all been pretty amazing. From the very first shots, it was very sharp, with v

April 27, 2019

When I bought the 500PF, I was fortunate enough to be able to pick up a Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E III as well.   I had heard they paired well, and wanted to be able to extend the reach of the 500PF.

April 12, 2019

Since everyone has been gracious enough to listen to my whining about the foot coming off the 500PF, I thought I’d share some of the things I just love about it.

April 5, 2019

UPDATE:  After returning the foot to Really Right Stuff, they have refunded the purchase price.  

Back when the 500 PF very first came out, Steve Perry did a review. Steve does great videos, and especially when it comes to Nikon cameras and lenses, really know...

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