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Keynote Speaker Testimonial

Thank you to Adrian Hackett for hiring me as the keynote speaker for the West Tennessee Boy Scout Council’s annual fundraising dinner. The goal of this event was to raise funds for the Boy Scout. ...

Radio Interview KID-AM

Thank you to Neal Larson of KID-AM and FM out of Idaho Falls for the radio interview earlier this week. We talked about the Idaho Total Eclipse Guide. This book is the only guide dedicated to Idaho for the ...

Musical Inspiration

What inspired you today? What made you get up and do your best with what you have, not wishing for things you don’t? Wishing isn’t doing. Doing is doing. Hanz Zimmer Be inspired by Hans Zimmer, ...

Radio Interview KID-AM

Thank you to Neal Larson of KID-AM and FM out of Idaho Falls for the radio interview earlier this week. We talked about the Idaho Total Eclipse Guide. This book is the only guide dedicated to Idaho for the ...

Head to head comparison of the Nikon 85 f1.4 prime lens versus 70-300D and 80-400mm lenses

Here is a head to head comparison of the Nikon 85mm f1.4 D IF AF, 70-300mm f4-5.6D ED AF, and 80-400mm f4.5-5.6D ED AF VR lenses. The D200 camera settings were: JPG-Fine, aperture priority, Exposure Comp +0 ...

Head to head comparison of the Nikon 18-70mm, 18-35mm and the 50mm f1.8 prime lens

Here is a head to head comparison of the Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S DX and 50mm f1.8D AF prime lenses. The D70 camera settings were: JPG-Fine, aperture priority, Exposure Comp +1.0EV, ISO 200, WB ...

Head to head comparison of the Nikon 18-70mm, 18-35mm and the 35mm f2 prime lens

Here is a head to head comparison of the Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED-IF AF, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S DX and 35mm f2D AF prime lenses. The D70 camera settings were: JPG-Fine, aperture priority, Exposure ...

Head to head comparison of the Nikon 18-70mm, 18-35mm and the 24mm f2.8 prime lens

Here is a head to head comparison of the Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED-IF AF, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S DX and 24mm f2.8 AF prime lenses. The D70 camera settings were: JPG-Fine, aperture priority, Exposure ...

Head to head comparison of the Nikon 18-70mm, 18-35mm and the 20mm f2.8 prime lens

Here is a head to head comparison of the Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED-IF AF, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S DX and 20mm f2.8D AF prime lenses. The D70 camera settings were: JPG-Fine, aperture priority, Exposure ...

D200 vibration on a tripod, mirror lockup and its ilk

Introduction The purpose of this test was to measure the time and amplitude of shutter vibration on a Nikon D200. Discussions about mirror lock up, Exposure Delay Mode and other approaches to eliminating ...

Self-discharge life of Ni-MH batteries for photographic flash applications

Update – I have completely switched to Eneloop batteries.  That is all I use for all of my gear for normal conditions.  If I am going to extreme (below 0 F) temperatures, I’ll used Energizer ...

DSLR Flash voltage safety

D-SLR Flash Voltage Introduction With the advent of sensitive digital cameras, there has been much discussion on the web about the danger of using older photo flash strobes on the hotshoe connector. The ...