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on Feb 16, 2018 in Random Thoughts

Jake’s Gorgeous new Site!

I’m very proud to share with you Jake’s new website! He’s been working on it for two months. It’s not just a new shine to the old one, but there’s a ton of new content and videos. Check it out and be sure to bookmark...

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on Feb 15, 2018 in Field Reports

The Monstrous ThinkTank Video Mngr 44

The video says it all for us, we LOVE the Video Tripod Mngr 44! Here are the specs for this bad boy: Standout Features: *Crush-resistant ABS twinwall reinforcement provides impact protection *Shock-absorbing wheels roll smoothly and hold up under the toughest conditions *Protective zipper flap keeps zippers running smooth after years of use *Holds cinema sized tripods, stands, sliders and/or modifiers up to 40” *Included lock and cable to secure the main compartment and your case to a fixed object *Rectangular stackable shape for portability and space saving *Multiple tie-down straps secure your tripod, stands or slider when transporting between locations *Coffin-style opening gives unencumbered access to gear *Eight exterior handles for team lift and easier lifting and loading *YKK® RC Fuse zippers, 1680D ballistic nylon and ABS Twinwall reinforcement are the highest quality materials in the industry *Bolster cushions provide support for different sized gear *ID plate can be registered on the Think Tank website to help your lost or stolen bag be returned *Large interior mesh pockets...

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on Feb 15, 2018 in Random Thoughts

FL Birds Portfolio

We’re just back from 12 days of photographing birds in Florida. It was an absolutely great time with great birds! We wanted to see for ourselves how the birds would bounce back from the hurricanes and it was great to see them, perhaps more than 2017, in the locales we love. I’ve posted a small portfolio of my images, only 35 of the 4k I came back with. I’ll post my new all-time favorite at some later time. All these shots were taken with the D5, 800mm and at times with it’s matched 1.25x. I was delighted to see North Beach, Ft DeSoto back to how it was a decade ago! Lots and lots of waders and now it has it’s own “barrier island” that the shorebirds cover. The rookeries like Venice were quite active which was great to see. We even spent time on the eastside going to Orlando Wetlands for the first time (thanks, Jason) which was outstanding! We finished with my taking Sharon to Circle B...

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on Feb 14, 2018 in Moose's Camera Bag

Square Sun – LED Love

LED lights have come so far in design and down so much in price! The new Genaray Square Sun is a great example of both. I wrote about the Genaray LED Bi-Color Light kit which is a killer portable kit. But when you want studio power and I mean power and flexibility in an LED, the Square Sun is gorgeous! This bad boy weighs in at 13lbs with its 15″ by 15″ LED light on a massive yoke for ultimate stability. Its 100watt output is scalable with the dimmer switch with color temps from 3200k to 5600k (photo below). The Square Sun has built-in DMX512 technology. This allows you to control the light’s settings remotely from a DMX lighting control console. You can buy the Square Sun by itself or in a kit (great value) which is what I highly, highly recommend! It comes with AC power supply but can run off batteries as well. It’s meant for heavy use so have a built-in fan. The barns doors can...

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