Category Archives for Camera Gear

More Birding with the Leica 100-400mm lens

Yellow Warbler

I always feel like a bit of an underdog using my Lumix G9 micro four thirds camera for birding. However, with the Leica 100-400mm lens, you can compete with the expensive full frame cameras. Bird photography is something I really enjoy. It’s just as much about finding different species of birds as it is photographing […]

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Birding with the Leica 100-400mm lens


I recently tested the Leica 100-400mm lens on my Lumix G9. Shoutout to Dave at The Camera Store in Calgary, for the loaner. And a reminder to support your local photo retailer, because they support your local photography community. I went on some very serious birding excursions with this lens. It was warm for February, […]

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Lumix 100-300mm Lens Review

lens on monopod

In this video I do a quick review the Lumix 100-300 F4-5.6 II lens. This is my first really long telephoto lens. And it’s also my first foray into bird photography. I had to learn a whole new way of shooting with this lens. But I’m super happy with my results. This photo was taken […]

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Lumix G9 Firmware Update 2.0

firmware update

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

firmware update

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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