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Nikon School : DSLR Video Workshop

October 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

We switched from Olympus to Nikon when we went from film to digital more than a decade ago. While the Nikon DSLR gear we have is video-capable, we rarely used it for video [...]

Urban Safari : Herons at Millennium Park

May 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

Boston is an urban city, but lucky for us there is a lot of nature throughout its boundaries it. Places like the Emerald Necklace in the city and the Arnold Arboretum [...]

Urban Safari: Heron Hunting

May 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

Urban safaris are something we started doing when we joined the Franklin Park Zoo a few years ago. Since then, we have had many “adventures,” some of them in [...]

Vanguard Digiscope Setup

January 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

A  spotting scope is a great piece of equipment for birders. We had a taste of how well it works when we brought one with us on our Snowy Owl outing to Plum Island. The one [...]

Urban Safari: Bald Eagle At Jamaica Pond

January 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

A Bald Eagle in Boston? The prospect seemed rather unlikely. After all, this is not Idaho. So when our intrepid copyeditor came back to the office after her morning walk [...]

Zuiko to Nikon adapter FirstLook

October 25, 2012 // 0 Comments

When we worked at Kodak’s digital imaging group in the early 90’s, a 1.2MP camera was strictly for professionals. Digital camera technology has changed a lot [...]

Nikkor 18-300mm Zoom FirstLook

July 9, 2012 // 0 Comments

When  we purchased our first Nikon DX camera (D40), it came with an 18-55mm kit lens. Knowing that we would want to “reach out” further, we purchased a [...]

EDC Gadgets

May 18, 2012 // 1 Comment

We  spend a lot of time at the RainyDayMagazine office. The chairs are comfortable, the coffee is free, and napping is encouraged. Why would we leave? However reluctant we [...]

Urban Safari: Macro In The Garden

April 17, 2012 // 0 Comments

The weather forecast for Marathon Monday was spot on: the mercury climbed to over 80º. While the steamy temperature was a challenge for the marathoners, the plants in the [...]

Delkin PopUp Shade – InTheWild

September 16, 2011 // 0 Comments

We got the Delkin Shade for our Nikon D40 back in 2008. The Pop-Up shade is a helpful accessory for anyone who likes to check their work via the camera’s LCD, [...]
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