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on Apr 25, 2014 in Camera Tech

Watson Rechargeable AA Batteries Rock!

Simply put, I use a lot of power! I normally travel with 6 sets of 4, AA batteries and at least one charger. Now up until recently, I’ve been using the Enelope with great satisfaction. Their newest AA rechargeables are only 2000mAh but I’d heard there were more powerful ones out there so I went a lookin. I then came across the Watson AA rechargeables which are 2300mAh. Just having a higher rating doesn’t make them a winner so I went to testing. I’ve been pounding them for the last few weeks, with one set as the control and the other set the Guinea Pigs. The Watson do deliver more power, more flashes per charge by about 15% over the Enelope. But the one big advantage of the Enelope is their ability to hold a charge. I found the Watson are nearly as good as the Enelope in this department, Enelope advertising they hold 75% and the Watson held about 65% of their charge after three weeks. But what...

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on Apr 25, 2014 in Camera Tech

Sensor Gel – After Months of Use

Back in January, I told you about the Sensor Gel which I had just learned about. I’ve pounded this thing in the last few months and wanted to bring you an update of what I found. I had mentioned in a later post the importance of having traditional sensor cleaning gear along with the Sensor Gel. I used the Sensor Gel with great success in Monument Valley with its dust, the Oregon Coast with its damp salty air and for the first few months, used the Sensor Gel with great success. Then in the last couple of weeks, it’s “stickiness” has notably disappeared. Then a week ago, it stopped “picking” up dust at all. So, while the product while sticky worked great, I didn’t get a year’s worth of service from the product. I did use the hell out of the thing which is more than most would in a year, but I still find the service life too low for the price. I still have and use all...

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on Apr 24, 2014 in WRP Ed Zone

D4s Vid BTS

Here’s the gear used to shot the Vid: Profoto B1 x2 (lighting) Avenger C-Stand Lastolite TriGrip (diffusion) Trigrip Holder Light Stand, Black – 6′ D4s 24-70AFS Elvid FieldVision 11″ Action Arm Sennheiser G3 Wireless Mic Tram TR50...

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