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The Ultimate Pano / Gimbal Head (great for video too!)

September 16, 2010

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The Ultimate Pano / Gimbal Head (great for video too!)

The ultimate panorama and gimbal head is shipping very soon. The PG-02 from Really Right Stuff is awesome. I had the opportunity to test the PG-02 prototype during my yacht-based photo tour to Alaska this past spring. As many of you know I do not beat around the bush with most of my opinions and […]

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Shooting on a Workshop? Speak up, please!

August 31, 2010

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Shooting on a Workshop? Speak up, please!

Photographs ¬© Rick Sammon Juan Pons and I were recently acting as assistants on the sunset hula shoot at the Maui Photo Festival. Great fun! Great dancers! Great light. As usual, something interesting happened. After Juan and I set up the reflectors and diffusers to control the harsh light, I ask the crowd of maybe […]

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Hoodman HoodLoupe Quick Review by Hal Schmitt

August 9, 2010

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Hal gives us a quick review and recommendation on the Hoodman HoodLoupe.

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Gear Guru Chris Klapheke talks about cool new gear / Podcast

May 27, 2010

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[Editors Note: So many of you have asked for more podcasts than the 2 we normally release each month, so we are trying out a new podcast series, these will be short podcasts, between 20-30 minutes, and the content and format will vary. Take a listen and let us know what you think.] Continuing with […]

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The iPad – The First Five Weeks

May 24, 2010

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The iPad – The First Five Weeks

I picked up a WiFi-only iPad on April 3rd – the morning it was introduced. That iPad has been scarfed by my wife, so now I’m using a brand new 3G-enabled iPad. I have therefore been heavily using one iPad or another for the last five weeks. Here’s a report. The Good News Size and […]

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Serious Photography

April 5, 2010

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Serious Photography

For serious photography, photography that matters, you need a serious camera, right? Don’t think about using anything except the latest high-megapixel wonder, and full-35mm-frame, too. Anything less and you are doing a dis-service to yourself, photography and the American way! Okay, so I have overdone it a bit. But at times, haven’t you felt that […]

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Canon Japan Releases New Update for Canon EOS 5D MarkII

March 19, 2010

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Canon Japan Releases New Update for Canon EOS 5D MarkII

After encountering some issues with the recently release firmware version 2.0.3, Canon was forced to pull the long awaited update. That was just two days ago! This morning Canon Japan has released an update (version 2.0.4) that promises to fix those problems encountered by some users who had upgraded earlier in the week. If you […]

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Canon Releases NEW firmware for the EOS Canon 5D Mark II

March 15, 2010

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Canon has finally released the LONG awaited firmware update for the Canon 5D MarkII, bringing the version up to 2.0.3. New functionality includes: 24 frames per second (actual 23.97) in addition to the already included 30 fps Manual audio gain control (64 levels) Histogram display for movie mode Aperture and shutter priorities for movie mode […]

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Weekend Travel Tips Part 1

March 12, 2010

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Weekend Travel Tips Part 1

  Day trips are great, but taking a weekend trip for photography can be a great experience and a good way to indulge in your photographic passion for a few days. Not needing to worry about getting home in time or thinking about other commitments for later in the day can be surprisingly liberating! A […]

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Canon Announces New Firmware for 5D MarkII

March 2, 2010

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Canon Announces New Firmware for 5D MarkII

Canon has just announced a that later this month it will make available for free firmware version 2.0.3 for the Canon EOS 5D MarkII that includes a plethora of often requested new functionality. This includes: 24 frames per second (actual 23.97) in addition to the already included 30 fps Manual audio gain control (64 levels) […]

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