Category Archives for Camera Gear

Lumix 100-300mm Lens Review

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In this video I review the Lumix 100-300 F4-5.6 II lens. I had to learn a whole new way of shooting with this long telephoto lens. If you can’t see the video above you can watch it on YouTube. Table of contents 0:00​ Intro 0:30​ Something different for me 0:50​ Holding your camera 1:19​ Back […]

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Lumix G9 Firmware Update 2.0

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In late 2019, Panasonic did firmware updates on several of it’s cameras, including the GH5, GH5s, G9 and others. This video shows you how to update your Lumix G9 camera’s firmware. The process is similar for all Lumix cameras. For the full list of Lumix firmware updates see this link from Panasonic.  Lumix Firmware Update […]

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Flash Tutorial – High Speed Sync with Godox Flash

photo of Marlene holding camera with flash mounted on top

I’ve started experimenting with high speed sync for my skateboarding photography. What is High Speed Sync? High speed sync has to do with using a flash to add extra light onto your subject. This is sometimes called fill flash. The main light is the sun and you fill in the shadows by adding fill light […]

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How to Update your Lumix Camera Firmware

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Firmware updates usually happen the first few months after a new camera or lens hits the market. If you have a Lumix camera, here are detailed instructions on how to do the update. Here are a couple of videos on the topic. Nov. 2019 saw a lot of Lumix G cameras get updates. If you […]

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i.Dynamic menu in Lumix cameras


If you’ve got a Lumix camera you’ve probably noticed a setting in the menus called i.Dynamic. i.Dynamic is best for outdoor photography, when your tonal range exceeds that which the camera can capture. When you use i.Dynamic, contrast and exposure will be adjusted automatically. It works for videos and jpgs and in all shooting modes, […]

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Fisheye lens for Lumix and Olympus cameras


In this video I show you how to use the Olympus 9mm Fisheye lens, some sample photos, and my opinion of it. This fisheye lens works on Lumix and Olympus M4/3 mirrorless cameras. This lens is a body cap lens. A body cap lens is not connected to the electronics of the camera. This all-glass […]

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Panasonic Lumix G9 – First Impressions

Lumix G9 First Look photo

In this video I give an overview and my first impressions of the new Lumix G9. I just purchased this camera and as of the time of this post, have used it on four photo shoots. This is Part 1, in a series of posts about this flagship camera from Panasonic. It’s hard not to put […]

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What to do after un-boxing your new camera

What to do after unboxing your camera

Watch the video below to learn the best practices after unboxing your new camera. I’m probably too late. You’ve already taken photos with your new camera…. but just in case, here’s a checklist to follow for future purchases. Plug in the battery — plug in the battery as soon as you can. Do not use […]

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