Tag Archive | "gear"

Top Tips for Choosing a Tripod

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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Top Tips for Choosing a Tripod

I made the opening picture (an HDR image) for this post with my 17-40mm lens “nested” in my sturdy lightweight tripod. So, it was a tripod that inspired this post. For many, choosing a tripod is almost as hard, or even harder, than choosing a camera bag. Decisions, decisions, decisions! I’ll cover camera bags in […]

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Put Your Tripod to Work as a Light Stand

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

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Put Your Tripod to Work as a Light Stand

I love any camera gear that can do more than one job. That means I can pack less and pack lighter when I travel. I’m even happier if I can put something I’m already carrying to a different use. I was recently looking for a way to use my tripod, which I alway carry, as […]

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Video Review of the Mongoose M3.5b Gimbal Tripod Head

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

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I recently had to opportunity to test and review the Mongoose M 3.5b Gimbal Tripod Head for super telephoto lenses. The first thing I have to say is that I am very impressed with this compact and lightweight gimbal head. Very lightweight and packs easily. Craftsmanship is superb, and you can tell the folks at […]

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Keep Your Sock Drawer Straight

Monday, December 28, 2009

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Keep Your Sock Drawer Straight

Georgia O’Keefe once stated she could not paint until her sock drawer was straight. And while this is not a housekeeping blog, her comment hold true when it comes to being a better storyteller with video. Knowing where all the parts of your gear live, and the state of their working order, is a huge […]

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Great Gift Ideas From Our Gear Guru

Friday, December 18, 2009

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Yes, it’s that time of year again, where gift idea lists multiply like holiday bunnies.  We’re no exception.  We’ve tried to make this gift idea list simple–nothing requiring sizing or items for specific equipment.  That way, you can print this article out and give it to your favorite gift giver (a yellow highlighter would help) […]

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Video Review of the Think Tank Photo Streetwalker Backpack

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

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I am a big fan of the Think Tank Photo brand of camera bags, and I have to say that I own more of these than I care to admit. Take a look at this video review of their StreetWalker line of photo backpacks I created recently, I hope you find it informative. You can […]

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2009/12/10 Nikon announces new lens / teleconverter

Thursday, December 10, 2009

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Nikon announces a new Super Telephoto lens to replace the older AF-S VR NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED lens. The new AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VRII is built for professionals with it’s wide aperture, new vibration reduction, and rugged construction. The new 300mm lens comes with the following improvements: Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) Image […]

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Black Rapid Camera Straps

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

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Black Rapid Camera Straps

I feel like a gunslinger.  Draw, pardner!  Only instead of a six-shooter, I have my spanking new Canon 7D by my hip.  Up comes the camera, fast and ready to shoot. For events, parties or photo walks, the Black Rapid camera straps give you instant access to your camera, and keep weight strain off of […]

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2009/12/09 7D Performs Under Adverse Conditions in the Antarctic

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

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Photographer Ole Jørgen Liodden of Norway recently tested the weather sealing performance of the Canon 7D & 5D MarkII under incredibly harsh weather conditions in Antarctica. Jørgen claims that both cameras came thru with flying colors. Read about it at his website: http://canonfieldreviews.com/7d-1-weather-sealing/ Thanks to @jeremypollack for the heads up on the story.

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Rick & Juan Pack Their Gear

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

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One of the questions that we most often get asked is about our gear, what kind of gear we have and what do we take out in the field. While gear alone does not make an image, gear is an essential part of our craft. Rick and I wanted to share with you the typical […]

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