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  • 60-second Review: Maclock for Apple’s New Retina Display MacBook Pros

    Nov 16th, 2012  |  20 Comments

    My one complaint with my new Retina Display MacBook Pro is that it no longer has a locking hole drilled in the side of the laptop itself, so you can no longer secure your laptop with a Kensington security lock and cable (like you could with other MacBook Pro models). So far, after searching around theContinue…

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    My First Shoot with the Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8

    Mar 19th, 2010  |  80 Comments

    Tuesday afternoon I was walking by Kevin Agren’s office (he’s our Director of Sales), and he asks if I ever got a chance to try the Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom he had gotten us as a loaner. I told him I had actually tried it out on a shoot I did back in December forContinue…

  • Terry Reviews Westcott’s New Green Screen Kit

    Aug 13th, 2009  |  6 Comments

    Hey, before I mention Terry’s review, I have to stop right now and give a big thanks to Jamie Smith for yesterday’s totally awesome Guest Blog. I loved it!!!! (and I think Jamie has a second career in writing just waiting in the wings). I loved the insights he gave into working for Jay, andContinue…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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