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My First Shots with the Nikon Z6

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Today I wanted to show you my first shots and talk a little bit about the Nikon Z6. This is a mirrorless camera from Nikon. There are two versions, there’s the higher end Z7 and this is the Z6. This is the competitor, I guess you would say with the Sony a7 III and then maybe the Z7 would be the competitor of the a7R III. I was super excited about trying out this camera because when I was at NAB, I stopped by the Nikon booth and they had a bunch of them on display and I’d been maybe a little intrigued from the beginning because Nikon just kind of jumped in and started making mirrorless cameras where Canon kind of dabbled in it a little bit, had some failures and then kind of got serious about it. Nikon Z6 with 24-70mm f/4: http://jerad.link/nikonz6kitNikon Z6 Body Only: http://jerad.link/nikonz664 GB XQD Card: http://jerad.link/xqd64gb So I was really interested to see the camera. I spent a few minutes with it and was just really impressed with how it was performing with Nikon DSLR style lenses adapted to it, the autofocus with super snappy. That was one of the reasons why when I switched to Sony, I got rid of all my Canon glass because even with the adapters, it still was just a slow process. I mean, yeah, I was putting Canon glass on a Sony and this is Nikon, like older Nikon glass on newer Nikon icon system. So something could be said for that. But …

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How to Transfer Images to a Smartphone on the Nikon D7200

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Learn how to transfer photos from your Nikon D7200 to your iPhone or Android phone. NFC and Android If you have an Android device, transferring images can be very easy with NFC, or Near Field Communication. From the Menu, go to the Setup Menu which is indicated by the Wrench icon and scroll down to NFC and turn it ON. Install Nikon’s Wireless Mobile Utility application on your (Android) Simply tap to connect and hold your NFC capable Android phone up to the side of the camera near the SD Card slot, and your phone will connect to the D7200. For iPhones and non-NFC Android phones From the Menu, go to Setup Menu which is indicated by the Wrench icon and scroll down to Wi-Fi to ensure that it’s turned ON. Install Nikon’s Wireless Mobile Utility application on your phone. Wireless Mobile Utility (iPhone) Wireless Mobile Utility (Android) From the Wi-Fi settings menu on the D7200, select Network settings. Select View SSID. It will display the name of the network created by the D7200. Go to the Wi-Fi settings menu on your phone and look for the Wi-Fi SSID of the D7200. You will see that there is no lock, or security icon indicated next to the network, which means this network is insecure. This means that anyone with the Nikon App installed on their phone can connect to the D7200’s network and access the photos and video when Wi-Fi is enabled on your camera. Therefore, I recommend that you only enable Wi-Fi on your D7200 …

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How To Enable Back Button Focus On Nikon D7200

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Nailing focus every time can be challenging. Every time you press down the shutter button, your camera activates auto focus. This can be problematic if you are ready to shoot, but are just waiting for the right moment. Switching auto focus to back button auto focus on your Nikon D7200 will assure you get auto focus when you want it. In this video, I show you how to turn on back button auto focus on your Nikon D7200. Go to Custom Settings Menu and select ControlsSelect Assign AE-L/AF-L buttonSelect Press and Enable AF-OnNow, when you hold down the AE-L AF-L button you will enable auto focus. But we’re not finished, because the Shutter Button still needs to be disabled from Pre-Focusing. Within the Custom Settings Menu go up to the Auto Focus optionSelect AF ActivationChoose AF-ON only Now, half pressing down the shutter button will not auto focus and instead the back button (AE-L AF-L button) will perform this function. Having this option enabled means that you will now be in control of when your camera will auto focus. If you want to manual focus, simply let off the back button. If you want continuous auto-focus, simply hold down the back button and your camera will continuously auto focus as you are shooting. You will never miss focus by fumbling around with the shutter button’s pre focus feature. Get the Nikon D7200 Body Only on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2iQSFUP Get the Nikon D7200 Kit on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2iMFqSN Learn how to Ditch Auto and take better photos with our free Ditch …

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Top 5 Settings To Change On The Nikon D7200

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I recently rented a Nikon D7200 to spend some time with. I am not a Nikon Photographer, but have been shooting DSLR since 2005. After spending some time with the Nikon D7200, I found that there were a few settings I wanted to adjust to make the camera work a bit better for my workflow. The camera is a bit different than what I am used to. I shot on the Canon platform for the first 10 years of my photography career and then switched to Sony. I decided to put together a short video showcasing the settings I felt needed to be changed on the D7200 to get overall better performance from the camera. Here are 5 settings to change on the Nikon D7200. I also created a few other Nikon D7200 videos, so make sure to check those out as well. One is linked below, but on our Youtube channel you will find a few others. How to Transfer Images to Your Smartphone: https://youtu.be/kAoFIbQNHjU Get the Nikon D7200 Body Only on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2iQSFUP Get the Nikon D7200 Kit on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2iMFqSN Learn how to Ditch Auto and take better photos with our free Ditch Auto course: https://www.udemy.com/ditch-auto-start-shooting-in-manual/

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Ditch Auto – Learn To Shoot In Manual

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Why Take This Course? You have a DSLR Camera or a fancy Point-and-shoot, but have not been using it to it’s full potential. You know that the scary “manual mode” holds a whole new level of customization which would result in better quality photos but have resisted. Terms like Shutter Speed and Aperture sound confusing and you don’t know where to start. If that sounds familiar, I want to assure you that by the end of my FREE course you will understand what those settings do and be on your way to controlling your camera rather than your camera controlling you. You made an investment in a decent camera and it’s time to start using it’s features. In this course you will learn the basics of DSLR Photography and how to shoot in manual mode. My goal is to give you the tools so you can train your brain to think like a Photographer. You will also know how to control your camera instead of leaving it up to Auto Mode to try and to it’s best. Take the course for free on Udemy: https://www.udemy.com/ditch-auto-start-shooting-in-manual/ How Long Is This Course? So far, the course is just over 4 hours in length. You can watch it in chunks or all at once. It is best to watch it with camera in hand so you can pause and follow along with your camera. All DSLR Cameras are different so your settings may look different than mine. What Should I Expect? You should expect to be able to shoot …