Gray Cards, Medium Format, Meet me in NYC
Today’s show was kinda light on news but big on questions! I had questions about purchasing a D3s vs D4, gray cards, motorized slider recommendations for time lapse, flash in flower photography, 70-300 lenses, fixing blown out skies, and laptop for photo editing with Photoshop and Lightroom. Couple others about buying used glass and why I don’t like entry level bodies for beginners. Keep Shooting!

Meet me here! PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo
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Tamron USA Introduces 3 Business Day Turnaround on Repairs
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Intro/Outro music by NIck Perri
Video Rating: 4 / 5


  1. Gregory Cazillo
    April 7, 2015 at 7:01 am #

  2. Chris Hatton
    April 7, 2015 at 7:37 am #

    How can I never make it online for this show?!?!

  3. Caleb Swanson
    April 7, 2015 at 7:40 am #

    Greg, if you are an experienced photographer, and have a $500 camera, you
    can take as good photographs as a professional with a D4.

  4. frederik walle
    April 7, 2015 at 7:54 am #

    Hi. I’m looking to add a new lense to my collection, can you help out? Atm
    I only have a 35mm. I’m on a tight budget but I’m looking tight add either
    the Nikon 85mm or the sigma 70-200. Should I go for the 85 or wait and save
    up for the 70-200?

  5. Gregory Cazillo
    April 7, 2015 at 7:57 am #

    I don’t know do you get the newsletter? Sign up there to be notified.

  6. Danny Mark
    April 7, 2015 at 8:08 am #

    These are digital medium format cameras but I think they are actually
    medium format film cameras with a digital conversion kit attached to the
    back of the camera. The cool thing is that it offers the ability to do film
    and digital if you own both backends. Mamiya Leaf Credo 40MP Digital Back
    Kit with 645DF Medium Format DSLR $19,000 Mamiya DM-Series 645DF 80MP DSLR
    Camera Kit, Leaf Aptus-II 80 Digital Back, 80mm LS Lens, Phase One Capture
    One DB & Leaf Capture Software $34,000

  7. Daniel McKenzie
    April 7, 2015 at 8:47 am #

    Any tips on photographing fast moving birds in flight? Minimum shutter
    speed, etc?

  8. Caleb Swanson
    April 7, 2015 at 9:16 am #


  9. Caleb Swanson
    April 7, 2015 at 9:36 am #

    It’s not.

  10. mikeswazey
    April 7, 2015 at 10:27 am #

    Is Lightroom 5 a ton better then 4

  11. Emil Valencia
    April 7, 2015 at 11:27 am #

    yay tamron

  12. Daniel McKenzie
    April 7, 2015 at 12:07 pm #

    Ya, thanks. I tried at 1/500th, worked pretty well, but think I’ll up it to
    1/1000th. My set on Flickr is under the name “w9fcc”, named “Gulls”. Not
    too bad for a D5200 and kit lens, but I can see that a better lens would
    probably make quite a difference.

  13. Gregory Cazillo
    April 7, 2015 at 12:43 pm #

    Thanks everyone!

  14. Nils Petter Bakkerud
    April 7, 2015 at 12:45 pm #

    Do you have any experience With the poor man`s Trinity?

  15. Gregory Cazillo
    April 7, 2015 at 1:21 pm #

    test it out, I’d probably start at 1/500th.

  16. Petter Hallden
    April 7, 2015 at 1:23 pm #

    Hi Greg, do you have any experience in doing time lapses? I’m about to get
    a motorized slider…any advice when it comes to brand?

  17. Caleb Swanson
    April 7, 2015 at 2:18 pm #


  18. Nils Petter Bakkerud
    April 7, 2015 at 3:01 pm #

    I love Tamron! Great optics for a good price. Like the “poor mans Trinity”
    10-24, 24-70 and 70-200 is a great option if you dont wanna spend 8000-9000
    dollars on the “holy Trinity”

  19. rattesoz
    April 7, 2015 at 3:23 pm #

    which is good tamron 70-300 or sigma??

  20. Paul Sykes
    April 7, 2015 at 3:29 pm #

    8 or 9 years and cant remember what its called LOL

  21. Michael Burnham
    April 7, 2015 at 4:04 pm #

    Hey thats my tweet, this happened at my cousins wedding, watching them
    change lense at the wrong time, I was cringing, then when they were doing
    all the pose group shots, just a mess looked more like any of the family
    taking a random snap shop in the process of them setting up for an actual
    shot…just was frustrating for me as a photographer, but still happy for
    my cousin

  22. Spawn Brimstone
    April 7, 2015 at 4:05 pm #

    sounds good

  23. kingalias
    April 7, 2015 at 4:51 pm #

    Tamron and Sigma have stepped their game up. They’ve gone from being a Kia
    Electra to a Kia Genesis. They might not be the BMW/Benz equivalent of
    Nikon/Canon, but they’ve really improved the quality of their pro gear. I’m
    more interested in some of the things I see from Sigma and Tamron than I am
    from Nikon and Canon.

  24. Maxsdiscos
    April 7, 2015 at 5:29 pm #

    “there is no such thing as better” – I agree

  25. rattesoz
    April 7, 2015 at 6:00 pm #

    which is good tamron 70-300 or sigma??