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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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on Feb 4, 2015 in Gear Just Introed!, Just Out!

I’m Out of Breath – VideoMic X!

Do you remember that first stereo you bought (this is you old folks) and you set up the speakers and you could hear that train from ZZ Top go from one corner of your room to the next? Well when I got the brand New Rode VideoMic X yesterday, I wanted to hear that on my DSLR video! SO I set up the D4s with the VideoMic X on it with my settings dialed in and started running back and forth making train sounds. Once I realized I was too winded to do anymore, I got in the truck and drove up and down the street. Damn if this mic didn’t catch that all right to left and then left to right sound, beautifully! (can’t wait to get to the airport for some flypasts!) Yes, I’m nuts but I love having fun! If you think I’m going to post a video of my running and huffin and puffin, you’re nuts! But if you’re wondering why I have this mic,...

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on Dec 5, 2014 in Just Out!

Adam is IN Front of the Camera!

Our DEAR friend and producer / director of my KelbyOne Classes like Warbirds and upcoming Africa Safari, Adam has his FIRST class posted. Please make him feel loved … he’s a great guy and so incredibly...

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on Dec 3, 2014 in Just Out!

Aviary Photo Editor

Terry White just posted about Aviary this morning and with that vote of coolness, I had to grab it. This is a photo editor unlike any out there for your iPhone / iPad / smart device that right now is FREE! And if you have an Adobe ID, you can get the ENTIRE Bundle of effects / filters / frames for FREE as well (I’m all about that)! You might have noticed that I’ve posted a lot of images on my Instagram page taken with the D750 or Nikon 1 V3 via their wireless capabilities with the iPhone / Ipad. I’ve been playing (when I should be writing) with it doing that and processin in Aviary and I’m here to tell you, it’s damn cool! It’s all FREE right now so you might wanna grab it yourself and play. It’s...

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