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Nikon 200-400 VR + 1.4x TC review

When I posted my original review/faq on the 200-400 VR didn’t have a 1.4x TC. However as I now do I thought I’d follow up the review by talking about my own findings with this combination in real world situations. The shot below was taken at 550mm, max reach for the lens and TC combo...

Florida wildlife

Since I originally wrote this article I’ve had more experience of the sunshine state and so I decided to revisit it with updated information and pictures. What’s the first thing that comes in to your head when someone says Florida? Disney World and theme parks maybe? Well, in the future if someone asks me I’ll...

A brief mention in The L.A. Times blog

Bit of a random one this! Last week I got an email from a friend with a link to my Spring Lamb photo having been posted on Digg.com (it crops up in the most random of places, even a year on!). I headed over to check it out and sure enough there it was, and,...

Guide to Grey Seals at Donna Nook

Picture the scene, it’s 6:45 a.m. and we’ve just arrived at Donna Nook, on the east coast of the UK. I have been up since 2:30 a.m. and I’ve been driving since 3:15 a.m. to cover the 200 miles needed before sunrise. We’re now about to walk a mile or so out to the sand banks with...

The end of the Deer Rut

The deer rut is always a bit of a hit and miss affair, you can never really predict where the fights will be, if at all. And so this year I spent as much time as I could trying to be in the right place at the right time, although wrong place at the wrong...

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