On Photo Gear

  • David Maynard Shows How to Use Honl Flash Modifiers System

    Jul 31st, 2009  |  33 Comments

    You guys have heard me talk about the Honl Flash Modifiers again and again here on the blog, in my Digital Photography Book Vol. 2, and in my annual Gonzo Holiday Gear Guide, and now you can see them in action. Commercial Photographer David Maynard stopped by the Kelby Training Studios, and I asked himContinue…

  • New Gear From Nikon

    Jul 30th, 2009  |  37 Comments

    Nikon introduced two new cameras today and some lenses: (1) The Nikon D300s As expected, it has lots of video features, including built-in HD video capabilities (720p), a stereo mic input, in-camera video editing features, auto-focus, and it has a dual card slot so you can shoot stills to a Compact Flash card, and sendContinue…

  • A First Look at the new Elinchrom Ranger Quadra Battery-Powered Strobe System

    Jul 16th, 2009  |  42 Comments

    Last week Mark Astmann from Bogen Imaging came by our studios, and showed us one of the coolest, and most anticipated, new battery-powered strobe systems ever, and well…you’ve just gotta watch the video below to see what all the fuss is about (Note: this is the same kit that Joe McNally was using for hisContinue…

  • Nikon Shows What All The Fuss is About in Having Video In A DSLR

    Jul 10th, 2009  |  21 Comments

    Nikon has just released a new site, called the “Nikon D-Movie Screening Room” that features high-definition video clips shot entirely with their DSLR’s that have built-in video capabilities (the Nikon D90 and D5000 cameras). I have to say, it’s pretty amazing to see what can be done, thanks to the ability to use Nikon cameraContinue…

  • First Look Review: Innovatronix Explorer XT Battery Pack for Studio Lighting On Location

    Jun 19th, 2009  |  49 Comments

    I’m calling this a “First Look” review because I’ve only gotten one opportunity to really work with this pack, but since I did use it out in the field (I did an on-location shoot for a book project), I wanted to give you my first impressions. The Problem If you wanted to take studio lightningContinue…

  • Review: Lastolite Kickerlite Floor Level Softbox

    Jun 15th, 2009  |  16 Comments

    I’ve been wanting to try out Lastolite’s new Kickerlite ever since I read about it back around the Photokina time frame, and while doing some shoots for my Digital Photography book, Volume 3 , I finally got a chance to use it, and I have to say, it’s surprisingly sweet (and a lot better thanContinue…

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