The Really Right Stuff LC-A13 80-400 repl collar is now available and is a VAST improvement over the stock collar that comes with the lens. The collar operation is smooth as silk, not quite as tall as the stock collar and more importantly, is much beefier than the stock collar. Unlike the stock collar, you remove the RRS collar by unscrewing the knob and than swinging half of the collar over the barrel. Can’t recommend this enough to you!
The next generation of the Di-GPS is now available and it is by far the best! The Di-GPS Eco is the smallest, lightest, most battery friendly and now MC cord friendly GPS on the planet. I can’t say enough good things about it other than, I wish I had it last week in Churchill where the cable on my GP-1 broke again! You see, there is no cord with the new unit. It slips into the 10 pin socket and goes. And it provides a socket so you can use your cable releases. They have models for cameras like the D4 (pictured) or like the D7100. GPS has come a long way!
Oh my, the N2 is one sa-weet NAS! There are many NAS units on the market, why ioSafe? It is the only water and fireproof unit you’re going to find that comes with a guarantee. If that doesn’t get you attention how about this. The N2 is powered by a Synology DSM motherboard and operating system. It allows for fast (and we’re talking FAST!) access on your local network and remote access from nearly any device connected to the internet – all secured and protected by you. This NAS/RAID can be either 2, 4, 6 or 8TB and it can be upgraded with time by you, just plug and go! And I’m just getting started on features and a matter a fact, there are so many features I don’t have space to list them all. They are extensive so click here to read them all. Now you might be wondering where the photo of my N2 is. Well, it’s under my desk working away as all, ALL of my video archive are being transfered. Running on the iMac (a switch required), the N2 is so fast I can edit video residing on it. This is an amazing unit that does so much more than safely store data. It’s a winner!
This is a great offer for you. Think Tank will let you “Test Drive” this two cool cases to see if they fit YOU!Just click on the bag picture and follow the instructions to get one of these delivered to your home with NO payment. Of course, if you get hooked, well then the wallet comes out. But you can test drive before you buy which means if the case doesn’t work for you, your wallet is still safe. The Logistics roller is one we use at WRP all the time so I’m very excited to see more can try this killer case!
I know, some will say that now I’ve gone over the deep end. And perhaps I have but I do shoot a lot and I mean a lot with my iPhone. When I moved up to the iPhone 5, I went looking for a case and it just so happened at the same time, Really Right Stuff came out with their XC-iP5 case. It’s a very simple, very strong (RRS standards here) case that does a great job as a case, but wait, there’s more! Like everything RRS, there is a clamp just for the case so you can attach the iPhone to a tripod, the B2-Xj2. You have to be asking by now, “Why go to all of this for an iPhone?” And that’s a very valid question! Well, I like to share simply clicks taken with the iPhone on social media but I never just make a simple click. I often use TrueHDR for just about every shot, it’s simply a great photo app! It works by tapping on the highlight and going click, tapping on the shadow and going click and then the app combines the two images. The camera has gotta hold still for both images for it all to work. The other app I’m really having fun with is Cycloramic. This little gem permits you to capture a complete 360 but it does it so simply and accurately, even I can do it! And finally, there is SlowShutter, a great app my bud Kevin turned me onto. This app actually takes control of the shutter speed of the iPhone permitting a slower shutter speed for, you guessed it, blurred water (used for the Yosemite Fall photo). What does this all have to do with the RRS iPhone 5 case?
You gotta have it sharp, even coming from the iPhone. Often, it’s an after thought when I shoot with it. I’m already shooting with the D4 and often, I’m wearing gloves. So using the Manfrotto 492LCD Micro Ball Head I can attach the iPhone to the hotshoe of the D4 and go. The bottonline, I wanted a way to take a sharp image with the iPhone that was not only effecient but looks cool. The RRS iPhone 5 case does that and, oh ya…protects the phone too!
The Nik Collection by Google: photography first, for professionals and more
Here on the Google+ Photos team, we’re busy building tools for all kinds of photographers. Today, and for all the professionals out there, we’re bundling the complete set of Nik plug-ins as the Nik Collection by Google. We’re especially excited about three things:
1) It’s more affordable. The entire set of plug-ins for Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture only costs $149 (versus the previous $499).
2) It’s really powerful. The Nik Collection by Google gives you tools for everything from noise reduction and HDR imaging to creative effects and image sharpening (and lots more).
3) It’s free to try. You can visit niksoftware.com for a 15-day free trial of the Collection.
If you’ve already purchased one or more Nik plug-ins in the past, then don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. In fact: we’re going to upgrade you to the entire Nik Collection by Google for free. Just keep an eye out for emailed instructions in the next few days.
Once you’ve got a Nik Collection shot that you’re excited about, feel free to share it with the Google+ community. Simply tag your public pictures with #nikcollection , and we’ll reshare some favorites from the +Google+ page. We can’t wait to see what you’ll create!
Jake & I were really honored to be part of this great campaign, and now YOU can too! Click on the photo to learn details. Dano is a GREAT guy to work with along with the entire team. Talk about bigtime fun! Good Luck!
Nikon has announced the amazing D7100 today, the top in their DX family. It is much more than an upgrade to the D7000 and I know this first hand. I had the great honor and huge photographic challenge to be part of the team to produce the images for the announcement of the D7100. Along with the amazing Nikon Team, Sharon & I spent two weeks deep in the Costa Rican rainforest in January shooting with the D7100 (simply an amazing experience!). I really can’t describe in words the D7100 performance, but I think the nearly 13k stills and video I brought back from those two weeks do!
I really like this camera!!! This 24MP, high dynamic range, 7FPS (in HSC mode) with Custom Setting e4 monster produced for me whether shooting deep in the forest, bouncing offshore in a boat, from kayak to high over head to on the beach. A great example is the photo of the poison dart frog. After parking, we walked deep into the forest following a small creek in being followed by Spider Monkeys. All of us had eyes on the muddy ground looking for the dark blue / black form of a frog the size of a quarter. Armed with the D7100 with 60macro, we kept walking. We stopped to work with a Vine Snake as Jason continued up the creek. In a little while we heard the prey had be discovered. Our amazing guide Gary wrangled the poisonous critter so for 90min, stooped over this tiny subject, the D7100 captured the black body on the green leaf with the highlight in the water, not missing a pixel! Simply amazing!
The process of shooting this project for Nikon with the D7100 is nothing like you might think. Nothin! There is a lot more to it than just taking purty pictures. I now have a whole new level of respect for the photographers who have come before me shooting these campaigns. At the same time, I have a whole new level of respect and awe for what goes into the production of these bodies. You can read the specs for the D7100 here but I can honestly tell you, they don’t do justice to the capabilities of the D7100!
There is one helluva of a lot more to share with you about the D7100 and I will in time, the project and the amazing Costa Rican rainforest and our host for two weeks, Luna Lodge. But right now you just wanna know two things. The specs of the D7100 and what Moose thinks about the body. Moose thinks the D7100 is a freakin great body that is a slam dank, gotta have!
(Note: all photos shot with D7100, files direct from camera, Jpegs with all metadata removed. Lenses: 500f4, 10.5, 70-200f4, 60micro)
What you see here doesn’t EVEN scratch the surface of all the lenses On Sale for just the next two weeks! Click on the photo or link to see all the lenses for sale at pricing we’ve not seen in years and might not again for some time.
Sharon & I are ~really~ looking for to heading to Vancouver for the Canadian Imaging Convention! What will I be sharing? A ton to be honest with you! I’ll be telling stories, sharing images and explaining the tools I’ve used in the last few months shooting current projects. I’ll have a laugh and tip or two to entertain so please, be sure to come by to say hello and enjoy the great line up speaker!
It’s me, some images, a ton of stories, a trick or three and it’s free! San Francisco, 31 Jan, 2013. Cya there!
I knew that look! This time though I had the new Nikon1 V2 in hand. With the ISO3200 (she moves too much) @f/11 with the 10-30f3.5VR attached, I talked to her while shooting. While there is some noise in the photo, the sharpness is pretty amazing to me. To open the Nef, gotta have NX2 2.3.5 update but other than that, right out of the camera click. When it comes to shooting, the only thing that’s bugging me so far with the V2 is the momentary preview of the photo you just took sticking around in the viewfinder. I guess I should read the IB.