Posts tagged Military Photojournalist
Nikon 70-200mm F/2.8 VR II

The 70-200mm F/2.8 VR was a phenomenal lens.  It was sharp, fast, and offered great compression, but the VRII was a whole new ballgame. With the newer 70-200mm F/2.8E VR II now on store shelves, how does the non-E lens hold up?  Let's dive in and take a look!

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Nikon MB-D12 Multi Power Battery Pack

With three options for extending battery life and an increase in frames per second (in crop mode), plus a convenient vertical grip, is this camera accessory worthwhile?  Let's see how it does and doesn't work with in my workflow.

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BlackRapid RS-5 Cargo Camera Strap

Straps can be a hard thing to get excited about.  They wrap over your shoulder and secure your camera, how can they really offer much more than that?  Today we see one answer to that question, the BlackRapid RS-5 Cargo!

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Peak Design CaptureLENS

It's no surprise that Peak Design has made it once again to my personal kit selection, they seem to be targeting areas that have the potential to make significant differences in wedding photography and photojournalist workflows.  Last time however, I was forced to give one of their products less than stellar reviews.  How does the CaptureLENS hold up in my opinion?  Let's take a look!

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Datacolor SpyderLENSCAL

If you're a professional, or even a serious hobbyist, you've probably got at least one lens that goes to F/1.8 or wider.  Dealing with that shallow of a depth of field can be tricky, and if you're intent on nailing sharpness then you've got to take all of the steps to be certain you nail it!  One of the steps is lens calibration, and that's where tools like this one come into play.  Let's dive in and talk about it!

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Tiffen Variable Neutral Density Filters

It's strange, for so long I subscribed to the theory that filters only compromised the quality of high-end lenses, but what good is all that quality if you can't expose a photo with a wide aperture on a sunny day?  Some filters absolutely have their value and purposes, particularly if (like me) you have a series of F/1.4 primes that you want to use during sunny wedding days, or for long-exposures in light conditions. 

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Nikon D810

Nikon has won award after award lately for its D800 line of cameras.  They're sensor powerhouses, pushing out images that rival some medium formats, they offer relatively high frames per second, and their focus, speed, and options are leaving most of their competitors completely in the dust (Yes, even Canon).  But nothing can be perfect, right?  Let's see where this body shines and where it leaves me wanting.

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Nikon 24mm F/1.4

Primes.  They're the stuff of dreams to most photographers.  They force you to get into the action for good composition, but they pay off in spades when it comes to going wide, and boy does this lens go wide. As wide as this lens gets, is it worth how wide it opens your wallet?  Let's find out!

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