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  • Nikon Announces New D-5000 DSLR with HD Video, Swivel Screen, and More!

    Apr 14th, 2009  |  31 Comments

    The rumor mill was right on the money—-today (as expected) Nikon did introduce a new entry-level DSLR—the Nikon D-5000 (shown above; photos courtesy of Nikon), which includes the ability to shoot HD video (like the D90), but it also includes a new swivel Vari-angle screen on the back, along with “Subject Tracking autofocus which automaticallyContinue…

  • Review: Jobo photoGPS for Digital Cameras

    Mar 31st, 2009  |  72 Comments

    I know a lot of people have been after me to test the Jobo photoGPS unit, so when I did the shoot of Tiger Woods at Tavistock a couple of weeks ago, I took the photoGPS along to give it a real world in-field test. After testing it for a while, I called my assistantContinue…

  • Follow-up to my Elinchrom BXRI 500 Strobes Review

    Mar 20th, 2009  |  11 Comments

    After I posted my video review of the Elinchrom BXRI-500 strobes earlier this week, I was contacted by the folks at Bogen Imaging (who distribute Elinchrom gear here in the US), and who watched my review and saw that one of my few minor “dings” about them was the fact that you needed to keepContinue…

  • Quote of the Week

    Mar 17th, 2009  |  22 Comments

    This quote comes from Terry White from a review on his Tech Blog of the new Nikon P6000 point and shoot compact digital camera (here’s the link). Terry at some point in his review was going to mention that this camera from Nikon was probably positioned as an answer to Canon’s popular G9 and G10Continue…

  • Review: The New Elinchrom BXRI-500 Strobes

    Mar 16th, 2009  |  70 Comments

    I’ve been working with the newly introduced Elinchrom BXRI-500 studio strobes, and I did a video review for you guys (below) to look at the pros and cons of this new mid-level set-up. Here’s the link to the complete Elinchrom BXRI 500 kit at B&H Photo (They currently show it selling for $1550, with twoContinue…

  • Super Quickie News Stuff

    Feb 19th, 2009  |  19 Comments

    Hi Gang: I’m trying to wrap up my book by Friday, so in the interest of making that happen, here is an abbrevited news thingy: I didn’t get to field test the Jobo GPS this week like I had hoped. Maybe next week. Come to my Lightroom seminars in Denver and Portland, Oregon. (link) ThisContinue…

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