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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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DJI Osmo Pocket, is it a Game Changer?

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Now that I have the Osmo Pocket accessories I decided to share my revised opinion of the pocket camera gimbal. Is it really a game changer? Let’s take a deeper look. DJI Osmo Pocket: https://jer.fyi/osmopocketMy gogo-toD Cards: https://jer.fyi/64gbprosdcardManfrotto Pixi Tripod: https://jer.fyi/pixiMovi Cinema Robot: https://jer.fyi/moviWasabi Power Clutch (Power Bank Hand Grip): https://jer.fyi/batterystickGopro Tripod Adapter: https://jer.fyi/goprotripodadapter Product links direct to Amazon.Com Video Transcript: Hey, what’s up? It’s Jerad with Ditch Auto, and today, I am back to talk more about the DJI Osmo Pocket. You know, in the last video that I put together, I got a little bit of negative response because I didn’t really enjoyed the device. That’s a personal preference. I know that there are a lot of devices and a lot of options out there for all of us, and so sometimes, one person’s opinion differs with others, but now that there has been not only a firmware update to the Osmo Pocket but also the accessories have been released and I’ve had those for a little while now and been able to play around with them, I wanted to come back and talk more about the device and talk about if it’s an actual game-changer like a lot of people are touting it as, so let’s talk about it. All right, so the Osmo Pocket comes in this little package. You get this nifty little carrying case, which I actually like. The Osmo Pocket itself, I think, is a fantastic little camera. My arguments the first time around was just in comparing it …

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Peak Design Everyday Sling 10L Review

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Peak Design has created another fantastic bag with the Everyday Sling 10L bag. This sling bag is versatile and can hold a lot of stuff. In this video, I show you how I use the Peak Design Everyday Sling 10L to carry just what’s needed. Get 10% off your Peak Design purchase by using this link: https://peakdesign.com/?acc=153 Peak Design Everyday Sling 10L on Amazon: http://jer.fyi/everydaysling10l Video Transcript: Hey, what’s up? It’s Jerad with Ditch Auto. Today, we’re going to take a look at the Peak Design’s Everyday Sling. This is the 10L or the 10 liter. I picked this up because I wanted something that was a bit lighter, that was smaller. It was just easy to put on, that I could pull around and grab my camera out of. I think that I’ve been watching a lot of everyday carry type of videos where people have these sling bags that you can grab by the zipper and sling open and pull your weapon out of. I thought wow, that would be cool if I could find a bag that was pretty similar to that. And while the Peak Design’s bag isn’t exactly that, it is pretty similar in the sense to where I could grab it by this strap and pull it around toward me and then open the bag and then have access to all of my stuff. So I was pretty excited to get my hands on one of these. I’ve bought some other Peak Design products, and I’ve reviewed a few of …

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Peak Design Everyday 20L Backpack Review

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Ready for a look at one of the most functional camera backpacks available? The Peak Design Everyday 20L Camera Backpack just about does it all. With plenty of room to store a full frame body and a couple of lenses. On top of that, you have room for a 15″ laptop, a tablet, and plenty of accessories. Get 10% off your Peak Design purchase by using this link: https://peakdesign.com/?acc=153 Or get the Everyday Backpack on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2C6TqP7 Video Transcript: Hey, what’s up. It’s Jared with Ditch Auto and I wanted to talk today about my backpack. My backpack that is my camera bag, my laptop bag. it’s all the things and I’ve been using it non-stop. Now, I ordered this, this is the peak design bag. It’s fantastic. I also have their messenger bag. I feel like for a lot of years I’ve been a messenger bag kind of guy. I’m not really too sure why. I think maybe because maybe it’s a little more professional or something than walking into a meeting with a backpack. But, I just found that I couldn’t quite fit my cameras the way that I configure them and the way that I like to have them set up in those bags without them just being kind of stretched out and everything crunched in there. So, I got this bag out, which I had really only used for a short period of time and started using it again. So, many of you probably seen a review. If you’ve been looking for …

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Photographer Reviews Microsoft’s New Surface Pro (2017)

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How well does the New Surface Pro (2017) perform when used to process and edit photos in Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop? It definitely is not going to replace my Dell XPS 15, but it’s a pretty cool mobile tool for editing. Check out my overall thoughts. Check out the New Surface Pro here: http://amzn.to/2tqBgY7 Check out the Signature Type Cover here: http://amzn.to/2s6FKjh Check out the Surface Pen here: http://amzn.to/2upek8K Surface Pro Review on State of Tech: Video Transcript: Hey what’s up, it’s Jerad with Ditch Auto, and this is the Microsoft Surface. It is thin and sleek, and light. And pretty cool. So, as a photographer, I’m always looking for the best tools to help me do my work and be the most effective photographer that I can, and also tools that help me be more creative. So, the Microsoft Surface has always appealed to me because of its touch interface, it’s stylus, the fact that it is a laptop, it has full Windows on it so it can run Photoshop and Lightroom, and all that good stuff. So, as a photographer, is this something that I could use? And I wanted to answer that question. I mean, I had purchased the Surface Pro 3 a few years ago, and although it was fantastic, I feel like maybe it was just a little too early for me. I wasn’t ready to make that full commit to windows. I was using Mac at the time, and still really like the Apple’s Macintosh platform, but I’m just …