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Sibling Rivalry 2018 video links

Here you go! Day 1 had a couple glitches but I think we are sorted out for day 2.  :) Day 1 Austin vs Minnesota Denver vs Drive-By Gatekeepers vs Drive-By Philadelphia vs Minnesota Gatekeepers vs Austin Day 2 Austin … Continue reading

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Nikon Repair Experience – December 2017

Just a quick note.  Another Nikon repair experience!  This time it was my 300mm f/2.8 VRII lens which had a broken tripod collar.  This repair went very fast – I don’t have dates exactly, but they were able to quickly … Continue reading

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Nikon Repair Experience – November 2016

So I managed to screw up the lens mount on my D5.  This post will track its progress through the system.  I have had one good, rapid repair experience with Nikon, one kind of okay experience that took a while, … Continue reading

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Nikon Repair Experience – September 2015

In this entry, I will be keeping a chronicle of my current repair experience with Nikon.  The last two times I have had to deal directly with Nikon, the service was extremely slow (months to complete repairs) but this time it … Continue reading

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random thoughts

Random thoughts on an old blog post that I started but never finished.   To Friend #1:  You own your body and your image.  If you’re not comfortable with what was posted, ask the photographer to take it down.  It’s okay … Continue reading

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That’s a lot of wheels.

So someone asked me what leagues I had taken pictures of. There are a lot of people who have been to more but sadly there are many more people who have seen a lot less. Going to see other teams … Continue reading

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X-Rite ColorChecker Passport – first glance

Today I picked up an X-Rite ColorChecker Passport.  This is a little gadget and an accompanying software package that is designed to help you get accurate colors for your photos.  I think it will be more useful in studio situations … Continue reading

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Pocket Wizard Zone/Group Interoperability

Nerd time.  I bought a PocketWizard Plus III set to remotely trigger a camera.  Then I got curious as to how they interoperated, but there was no good reference on the PocketWizard wiki.  So I sat down and tested with … Continue reading

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Nikon D4 Repair Experience – June 2012

So, I figured I would start a blog entry of the (so far) short life of my D4 and its repair experience.  I am not a member of their “professional” service, just a guy who spent a lot of money … Continue reading

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…and sometimes you get the horns (first bout with the Nikon D4)

So, I bought the Nikon D4 last week.  Compared to what I had been shooting, this is like a Lamborghini… in the sense that I know it’s better than what I had, it can do more than what I had, … Continue reading

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