In 2011 Canon released the lighter versions of their 500mm and 600mm lenses. At that time, I owned Nikon’s very first AF-S 600mm f/4 version which weighed in at 14.5 lbs, on my scale. Safe to say, I didn’t do much hiking with it and was very envious of Canon’s new offerings. About 4 years...Continue reading
In 2012, I made the jump to full frame, leaving me with my older Canon 50D and Panasonic LX3 as my backup cameras. The 50D had been my primary digital camera and the LX3 had been my lightweight travel camera and a decent backup (see my small format landscape article on NSN). While I still li...Continue reading
One of the biggest annoyances I find in photography is dealing with camera straps. If you’ve ever been out shooting with two cameras strapped to your shoulders, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Sports, wedding, and even nature photographers are often in situations where havin...Continue reading
My first serious computer monitor was a LaCie Electron Blue IV, an incredibly heavy, blue beast. It served me well for many years until recently. It can no longer reach the desired brightness, so I had to start looking for an alternative.
At the time when I bought the massive LaCie CRT scree...Continue reading
PowerEx batteries come in two types—the standard high capacity 2700 NiMH version and the newer Imedion low discharge 2400 NiMH version. Both are very high quality batteries that can be charged hundreds of times and have no charge memory (meaning that they...Continue reading
Travelling photographers from around the globe have a need for a rolling bag to carry expensive and heavy photography equipment with them on domestic and international flights. Backpacks and shoulder bags can be difficult and uncomfortable to carry with such heavy loads, and small carry-on lugga...Continue reading
I love the wilderness. There is nothing quite like the feeling of venturing into the untamed back country and finding yourself in a remote area, seldom t...Continue reading
In an attempt to shed a bit of weight off my carry-on luggage, I purchased an ‘Ultimate’ edition Macbook Air to replace one of my current MacBook Pros. For the record I usually bring two notebook computers on my trips, just in case one fails – it would be disastrous not to be a...Continue reading
For the most part, photography books can be divided into two categories – the artistic, coffee table style books and the informative, how to books. I am a big fan of coffee table style photography books. I have a fairly big collection of large hardback volumes with hundreds of stunning ima...Continue reading
We, as nature photographers are always looking for reliable, comfortable and light weight products to provide physical support our camera equipment in the field. In some locations, our carbon fiber tripods aren’t the best solution to get the job done. Luckily, NatureScapes.net offers two e...Continue reading
Any seasoned backcountry enthusiast knows that a well organized pack is key to a successful trip into the wilderness. Backpackers organize gear into stuff sacks, pouches, and pockets to make packing a precise process and items easier to find as they are needed. It seems that Clik Elite, the comp...Continue reading
As a backpacker, climber, paddler, and cyclist, I spend a considerable amount of time in the wilderness, even when not out photographing nature. Ever since I started backpacking, I’ve found myself incredibly disappointed by functionality, comfort, and design of photo backpacks.
Editor’s Note: The Naneu K4L is a photo backpack “designed to function as a laptop backpack, camera bag, and travel backpack for the ultimate in professional convertibility, without looking like a photo/laptop backpack for security reasons” as described on Naneu’s website...Continue reading