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on Jul 21, 2015 in Just Out!

Coat for the 300PF

Takin the new 300PF which is still new to Africa. I want it to stay new so the last thing I want to do is put a big scratch or brass the lens barrel working in the seat of the Landi. So, I called up the folks at LensCoat and ordered up their new LensCoat for the 300PF. I don’t have LensCoat on every piece of gear, but I sure do on those that I know are likely to get a nasty rub in the heat of action. This is especially true when working in any environment with metal like vehicles or aircraft. Now the smart folks at LensCoat give you two options with the Coat for the 300PF. You see pictured here the “non collar” coat and they provide you the coat if you use the tripod collar. You can protect your lens however you use it. That’s cool! It’s the little things that can make a big...

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on Jul 14, 2015 in Just Out!

MindShift Firstlight

MindShift has come out with three new backpacks that might just be the right bag you need this summer, all year. The Firstlight series (click on link) offers an incredibly comfortable system for when you have a distance to travel before you start shooting. While they can be used for basic everyday shooting, they are made for the long trek. I’m often asked what photo backpack I recommend for this activity and now I’m very please to have a series I can recommend. Check them...

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on Jun 2, 2015 in Just Out!

Merlin Photo ID

The bright folks at Cornell Labs has introduced a great resource for wildlife photographers. Merlin Photo ID which is in beta, is a website where you can have your bird photos IDed! It is in beta right now and the database have only 400 birds species (there are over 600 species in NA alone), it’s a great start and way for you to learn who you’re photographing! I tested it by giving it a hard one, the front view of a Allen’s Hummingbird which looks exactly like a Rufous from the front. I’m impressed! So those of you who are bird ID challenged, here’s an easy way to figure out who you...

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on Mar 5, 2015 in Just Out!

A Marvelous Talk

Dan and I go back a looooong ways and he is the only other photographers photographs that hangs on our home walls. Dan has always been WAY ahead of the curve, is very creative and funnier then hell! Listen closely to his craft, his knowledge is just staggering! His latest presentation just went live and it’s SOoooo worth your time to watch it! Truly,...

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on Mar 2, 2015 in Just Out!

LensCoat New Hood & Bag

Our good friends at LensCoat have been looking at the problems we face in the field and have come up with two very cool new products. The first is the TravelHood (seen here on my 800mm wearing its LensCoat). Now why would you want to replace that solid lens hood on your big glass with this? Gee … let me think about this for oh, a nano second. Weight … that’s one. But what about the extra padding it provides around that front element when you’re traveling? Twice I had a knock to my 600f4 when traveling making that hard shade get a little out of round. How about speed of attaching the shade? How about extra depth the TravelHood provides over the OEM shade? Ever noticed replacement cost for the OEM shade if lost or damaged? The shade for the 800f5.6 is $1k! That’s just a couple of reasons I can think of quickly, sure there is more. This is very cool, and so it this. LensCoat is...

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