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How to Know Whether It’s Time to Replace Your Nikon Zf Battery

Like other newer Nikon cameras, the Nikon Zf has a built-in battery check feature. This isn’t so much about showing how much charge is left in the battery (although it does that). More interestingly, it can tell you when the battery has reached the end of its working life and is ready to be put out to pasture.

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Nikon Zf Sample Images

I’ve been out shooting both black and white and color with the Nikon Zf, a full-frame retro-styled street shooter. Here’s a selection of sample images I’ve taken with it.

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Nikon Firmware Codes

Nikon uses several codes to designate types of firmware for their cameras and accessories. Here’s how to make sense of the codes.

Nikon Z f ISO Dial. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com

Nikon Zf ISO Range Sample Images

Here are some side-by-side examples of photos taken with the Nikon Zf throughout its native ISO range to give a sense of the image quality under different lighting conditions and at different ISOs.

Nikon Zf High ISO Sample Images

Nikon Zf High ISO Sample Images

The Nikon Zf has some really impressive low-light shooting capabilities. Here are some side-by-side examples of high ISO photos I’ve taken with the Nikon Zf from ISO 3200 up to ISO 64000.

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How to Enable Framing Grids on the Nikon Zf

Enabling on the framing grids on the viewfinder or back screen display of the Nikon Zf isn’t as intuitive as it could be. That’s because it’s a two-step process. Here’s how to do it.

Nikon Z f. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com

How to Update Nikon Zf Firmware

Keeping your camera’s firmware up-to-date gives you the benefit of the latest bug fixes and features. Here’s how to check the firmware version and update the firmware on the Nikon Zf.

Nikon Z f. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com

Nikon Zf Default Settings

If you’ve changed settings on your Nikon Zf but want to roll them back for whatever, here’s a reference for the default settings so you can take a more targeted approach than the reset all function.

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Nikon Z 40mm f/2 Sample Images

The Nikon Z 40mm ƒ/2 is probably the closest thing to a nifty fifty in Nikon’s current Z lens lineup. Here are some photos I’ve taken with it to go alongside my hands-on review.

Nikon Z NIKKOR 28mm f2.8. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com

Nikon Z 28mm f/2.8 Test & Review

Here’s my hands-on review of the Nikon Z 28mm ƒ/2.8, a small, light, and cheap prime lens for Nikon Z-mount mirrorless cameras.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 40mm f2 Prime Lens for Mirrorless Z-Mount Cameras. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com

Nikon Z 40mm ƒ/2 Test & Review

I’ve been out shooting with the Nikon Z 40mm ƒ/2 prime lens. It’s a small, light, and relatively fast prime that is a great option for candids, street, and travel photography. Here’s my take on it.

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Nikon Zf Memory Card Recommendations

To take full advantage of the power the Nikon Zf has to offer you’ll need SD cards that are fast enough. Here are some practical recommendations.

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Nikon Z7 II Memory Card Recommendations

The Nikon Z7 II has two memory cards slots. Here are some practical recommendations on which memory cards are good choices to take advantage of all of the camera’s features.

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Sony a6700 Memory Card Recommendations

It’s not always easy to choose the right SD card for your camera, and the Sony a6700 has some particularly high-end features that demand a very fast SD card. Here are some practical recommendations on which SD cards are good choices for the a6700 in order to be able to use all of the camera’s features.

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How to Use ImageMagick to Convert Images to WebP on Mac

If you have to convert a bunch of images to WebP or set up automatic conversion on your Mac, ImageMagick is a great option. Here’s how to set it up for batch conversion to WebP or watched folders for automatic converting.

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How to Strip Metadata from Images Using ImageMagick on Mac

If you want to remove any identifying metadata information from your photos before posting them online, ImageMagick offers a quick and easy way to do it. It’s especially good when paired with macOS Folder Actions to do it automatically when you drop photos into a designated folder.

How to Use macOS SIPS to Batch Resize Images

There are many ways to resize images. On Mac, SIPS is an especially good option for working with large batches of images. It’s a free command-line tool that’s baked into macOS.

Olympus OM-1 SD Cards. Photo by David Coleman " havecamerawilltravel.com

SD vs. SDHC vs. SDXC vs. SDUC Memory Cards

SD is shorthand for the entire category and form factor. But there are actual several categories of SD cards that are important when it comes to choosing the right type that’s compatible with your camera.

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Fujifilm X-S20 Memory Card Recommendations

It’s not easy to know which is the best SD card for the Fujifilm X-S20. There are a lot of confusing codes and marketing hype to cut through. So here are my practical recommendations on good choices for your X-S20.

Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM Lens. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com

Sony Lens Hood Compatibility Chart

If you’re after a replacement or spare lens hood for your Sony lens, here are the part numbers to look for. Updated with the latest Sony lenses.

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Canon EOS R10 Memory Card Recommendations

It’s not easy to know which is the best SD card for your Canon R10. Here are my practical recommendations on good choices for this camera so that you can make use of all the camera’s features.

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Venus Optics Laowa Lens Codes

Laowa lenss use various codes in their names to denote compatibility or particular features. Here’s how to make sense of them.

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How to Reset the Ricoh GR III

If you’ve been changing settings on your Ricoh GR III and want to restore the default settings, or maybe you’re lending the camera to someone, here’s how to reset the settings.

What is a Prime Lens?

You might have heard recommendations that if you want the fastest and sharpest lenses you should use prime lenses. So what is a prime lens?

Nikon Z8 Mirrorless Camera. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com

Nikon Z8 Problems & Service Recalls

The Nikon Z8 hasn’t been out long, but there are so far already two service recalls for pre-emptive repairs. Here’s how to check whether your camera is affected.

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Ricoh GR III Default Settings

If you’ve changed the settings on your Ricoh GR III and can’t remember what you’ve changed, this master list of default settings on the Ricoh GR III can help with changing individual settings back to their defaults.

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What is a Fast Lens?

Get to grips with fast lenses–what they are, how they work and why they’re so popular among photographers. Learn what defines a fast lens, the benefits of shooting with one, and good lenses to start with. Plus, discover some lens gotchas to watch out for.

Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM Lens. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com

Sony Lens Codes Explained

Sony uses a bunch of confusing codes in naming their camera lenses. Here’s how to make sense of them.

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Pentax Lens Codes Guide

Pentax has used a bunch of codes in naming their camera lenses over the years. So what do they all mean? Here’s a guide.

Rockinon 12mm Manual Focus Wide-angle Lens for Nikon F-mount. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com

Rokinon Lens Codes

The names of Rokinon lenses include special codes to indicate compatibility and features. Here’s how to make sense of them.

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Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR Sample Images

I’ve been testing the Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for Fujifilm X-series cameras. To go along with my review that I’ve posted separately, here’s a selection of sample images I’ve taken with it.

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Nikon Z 14-30mm ƒ/4 S Sample Images

I’ve been testing the Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm ƒ/4 S wide-angle zoom lens for Nikon mirrorless cameras. Here are some high-resolution sample images I’ve shot with it on a Nikon Z8.

How to Format SD Cards on Mac

Want to make sure you format SD cards on your Mac the the right way? Here’s a step-by-step guide for formatting both SD and microSD cards on Mac using two free tools to make sure that the card is ready for use in your camera or device.

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Sony FE 12-24mm F/4 G Ultra-Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Review

The Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G zoom lens has an ultra-wide perspective that adds a lot of drama and packs a lot of scene into the frame, but it manages to do it without the distracting parts that you often get at such extreme focal lengths.

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SD Express Cards & microSD Express Cards Explained

A newer, faster version of SD and microSD cards is on the way.

They look like existing SD and microSD cards, although they’re a lot faster. It might sound like you’re getting a faster, better card, but you’re almost certainly not (at least, not yet).

OM System OM-5 SD Cards. Photo by David Coleman " havecamerawilltravel.com

SD Card Speeds: X vs MB/s

Some SD cards have speed ratings marked with the X system rather than the more conventional MB/s. Here’s how to make sense of it.

Nikon Z8 Mirrorless Camera. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com

Nikon Z8 Battery & Charger Recommendations

The Nikon Z8 is very picky about which batteries and chargers it uses. After having tried several batteries and chargers, here’s what I’ve found that works for me and what doesn’t. Includes batteries, chargers, and external power.

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What are Series-Size Filters?

You don’t come across series-size filters much anymore, but if you’re using a vintage manual-focus lens, you might run into them.

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Fujifilm Lens Hood Compatibility Charts

Here are the part numbers for the lens hoods for common Fujifilm/Fujinon lenses, including X series and GFX series lenses. Updated with the latest Fujifilm lenses.

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Fujifilm X-S10 Memory Card Recommendations

It’s not easy to know which is the right type of SD card for your camera. There are a lot of confusing codes and marketing hype to cut through. So here are my practical recommendations on good choices for the Fujifilm X-S10.

Fujifilm X100V Camera. Photo by David Coleman " havecamerawilltravel.com

Fujifilm X100V Accessories

The Fujifilm X100V excels at minimalist photography, so you might not want to pack it with accessories. That said, there are some that are essential (a memory card), and some that make shooting more convenient and protect your camera.

Nikon D850 Memory Cards XQD CFexpress-B SDXC. Photo by David Coleman " havecamerawilltravel.com

Nikon Z6 II Memory Card Recommendations

The Nikon Z6 II has two memory cards slots. Here are some practical recommendations on which memory cards are good choices to take advantage of all of the camera’s features.

Canon EOS Rebel T7. Photo by David Coleman " havecamerawilltravel.com

Canon Lens Hood Compatibility Charts

Many Canon lenses come with a dedicated lens hood that is optimized for that specific lens. If you need a replacement or spare lens hood, these are the compatibility charts with the lens hood model numbers. Updated to include the latest Canon lenses.

Nikon Z8 Mirrorless Camera. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com

How to Update Nikon Z8 Firmware

In February 2024, Nikon released a major firmware update for the Nikon Z8 (v.2.00). It adds a bunch of major new features and a very long list of fixes, tweaks, and enhancements. Here’s how to apply the update on the Nikon Z8.

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Canon R8 Memory Card Recommendations

It’s not always easy to know which type of memory card to get, and if you get one that’s not good enough for the camera, you can end up with errors or not be able to use all of the camera’s features. Here are my practical recommendations on good choices for the Canon EOS R8.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S Zoom Lens. Photo by David Coleman " havecamerawilltravel.com

Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S Lens Hands-on Review

Here’s my review of the Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-120mm ƒ/4 S zoom lens. It’s used as a kit lens with some of Nikon’s mirrorless cameras, but it’s better than your average kit lens and a versatile option for a take-anywhere, shoot-almost-anything lens.

Nikon Z8 Mirrorless Camera. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com

Nikon Z8 Default Settings

If you’ve changed settings on your Nikon Z8 but want to roll them back for whatever, here’s a reference for the default settings so you can take a more targeted approach than the reset all function.

Nikon Z8 Mirrorless Camera. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com

Nikon Z8 Image Formats, Sizes & Types

The Nikon Z8 lets you choose from among a few different image file formats, as well as several frame sizes, output dimensions, and levels of compression. Here’s an explanation of the options.

Nikon Z8 Mirrorless Camera. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com

Nikon Z8 Memory Card Recommendations

The Nikon Z8 is an awesome camera. But if you want to be able to use all of the camera’s features, you can’t just put any old memory card in it. Here are some recommendations on which memory cards to get to take full advantage of all of the impressive features available on the Z8.

Fujifilm X-T5 Mirrorless Camera. Photo by David Coleman " havecamerawilltravel.com

Fujifilm X-T5 Hands-on Test & Review

The latest version in Fujifilm’s X-T series goes back to a “photography first” approach. Here’s my hands-on review after shooting with it.

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Zeiss Lens Codes Guide

Zeiss uses a bunch of codes and distinctive names n naming their camera lenses over the years. So what do they all mean? Here’s a guide.

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Tokina Lens Codes Guide

Tokina uses a bunch of codes in naming their camera lenses. So what do they all mean? Here’s a guide.

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Tamron Lens Codes Guide

Tamron uses a bunch of codes in naming their camera lenses. So what do they all mean? Here’s a guide.

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Sigma Lens Codes Guide

Sigma uses a bunch of different codes in naming their camera lenses. Here’s an explanation of what they mean.

Fujifilm XF 50mm f1.0 R WR Lens. Photo by David Coleman " havecamerawilltravel.com

Fujifilm Lens Codes

Fujifilm uses a bunch of different codes in naming their camera lenses. Here’s how to make sense of them.

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Nikon Lens Codes

Nikon uses a bunch of different codes in naming their lenses. Here’s how to make sense of them.

Canon EOS Rebel T7. Photo by David Coleman " havecamerawilltravel.com

Canon Lens Codes Guide

Canon uses a bunch of different codes in naming their lenses. Here’s how to make sense of them.

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Fujifilm X-T5 High ISO Sample Images Test & Review

I’ve been out shooting with the new Fujifilm X-T5. Here’s a selection of images I’ve shot at high ISOs with the Fujifilm X-T5 under real-world conditions to give a sense of how it performs in low light shooting.

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Canon EOS R50 Memory Card Recommendations

It’s not always easy to know which type of memory card to get, and if you get one that’s not good enough for the camera, you can end up with errors or not be able to use all of the camera’s features. Here are my practical recommendations on good choices for the Canon EOS R50.

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Canon EOS R5 Memory Card Recommendations

Wondering which memory cards to get for the Canon EOS R5? Here are some recommendations for CFexpress and SD cards are fast enough to use all of the R5’s features.

Fujifilm X-T5 Mirrorless Camera. Photo by David Coleman " havecamerawilltravel.com

Fujifilm X-T5 SD Card Recommendations

To take full advantage of the power the Fujifilm X-T5 has to offer you’ll need SD cards that are fast enough. Here are some practical recommendations.

OM System OM-5 Mirrorless Camera. Photo by David Coleman " havecamerawilltravel.com

How to Change OM System OM-5 Viewfinder Grid Overlays

Grid overlays can be extremely useful for composing a shot. They can help with level and alignment, and they can help with composition with the placement of subjects in the frame. Here’s a rundown of the available options on the OM System OM-5.

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OM System OM-5 Sample Images

I’ve been testing out the new OM System OM-5 mirrorless camera. Here’s a selection of sample images I’ve taken with it.

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How Much 4K Video Can 512GB Hold?

Looking to record 4K video? See how much 4K video fits on a 512GB memory card at various video bitrates. Calculate how much 4K footage you can get with this interactive chart and calculator.

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How Much 4K Video Can 64GB Hold?

Looking to record 4K video? See how much 4K video fits on a 64GB memory card at various video bitrates. Calculate how much 4K footage you can get with this interactive chart and calculator.

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Digital Camera Lens Angle of View Calculator & Charts

Here’s a calculator for the angles of view from lenses on digital camera sensors, as well as angle of view charts for common focal lengths. And an explanation of why the diagonal angle of view maters more than you might think.

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How Much 4K Video Can 128GB Hold?

Looking to record 4K video? See how much 4K video fits on a 128GB memory card at various video bitrates. Calculate how much 4K footage you can get with this interactive chart and calculator.

OM System OM-5 Mirrorless Camera. Photo by David Coleman " havecamerawilltravel.com

OM System OM-5 High ISO Tests with Sample Images

I’ve been testing out the Olympus OM-1 under some challenging lighting conditions. Here’s a selection of images I’ve shot with the OM-1 in low light conditions at high ISOs to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.

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How to Make the Ricoh GR III as Quiet as Possible

The Ricoh GR III excels at being discreet. With its plain looks and small stature, it doesn’t attract attention to itself. You can also make it very quiet, but somewhat surprisingly, not completely silent.

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Olympus OM-1 Sample Images

I’ve been testing out the Olympus OM-1 mirrorless camera, a new digital version of a model first launched as a film camera over half a century ago.

Here’s a selection of photos I’ve taken with it to give a sense of how it performs under real-world everyday shooting conditions.

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Olympus OM-1 High ISO Tests with Sample Images

I’ve been testing how the new Olympus OM-1 handles challenging lighting conditions. Here are some high-resolution photos I’ve shot with it at high ISOs to give a sense of how it performs in low-light conditions.

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Olympus OM-1 Memory Card Recommendations

The Olympus OM-1 doesn’t come standard with memory cards, and some of its features require cards that are fast enough to keep up. Here are some practical recommendations on which SD cards to get.

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How Much 4K Video Can 256GB Hold?

Looking to record 4K video? See how much 4K video fits on a 256GB memory card at various video bitrates. Calculate how much 4K footage you can get with this interactive chart and calculator.

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Nikon Fisheye Lenses

There are three fisheye lenses in Nikon’s current lineup. Here’s how they compare.

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Canon EOS R5 Video Bitrates

Here are video bitrate tables for various video shooting setting combinations on the Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera.

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Nikon D3500 Intervalometer: How to Shoot Timelapse with a Nikon D3500

The Nikon D3500 isn’t compatible with standard external intervalometers. So it’s not practical to shoot a long timelapse sequence of photos natively. But there is still a way to shoot timelapse with a D3500 by connecting it to a computer and using a software intervalometer. Here’s how.

Sony Alpha a7iii Mirrorless Camera. Photo by David Coleman " havecamerawilltravel.com

Sony a7III Memory Card Recommendations

It’s not easy to know which is the right type of memory card for your camera. Here are my practical recommendations on good choices for your Sony a7III.

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How to Charge Canon Rebel T7

Find the compatible battery model numbers for your Canon EOS 1500D here. Also includes information on compatible battery chargers.

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Nikon Z5 Memory Card Recommendations

It’s not always easy to know which type of memory card to get, and if you get one that’s not good enough for the camera, you can end up with errors or not be able to use all of the camera’s features. Here are some practical recommendations on which SD cards will work well in the Nikon Z5 mirrorless camera’s dual SD card slots.

Canon EOS Rebel T7. Photo by David Coleman " havecamerawilltravel.com

Canon Rebel T7 Default Settings

If you just want to change one or two settings on your Canon Rebel T7 back to the default settings, this chart shows the camera defaults.

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How to Reset Canon Rebel T7

There are two types of reset available on the Canon Rebel T7. Here’s what they are and how to use them to get your camera back to default settings.