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  • 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  |  50 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…

  • Tuesday News Stuff (and my 2nd Award Winning Product Pick of the Year!)

    May 12th, 2009  |  17 Comments

    Think Tank’s Airport Security 2 Gets a “Scott Thinks It’s Hot!” Award My recent trips to Birmingham and DLWS in the Other Banks totally cemented it—-the Think Tank Airport Security 2 is the rolling camera bag of my dreams. It has totally replaced my beloved Lowe Pro Pro Roller 1, which served me well forContinue…

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