With several hundred entries we sure were glad that we had tons of things to give away. Just to explain briefly how the names where chosen. The entries were numbered in reverse order of how they came in, then for each prize we used the random number generator at http://random.org and asked if you return a number between 1 and 302 (number of valid entries). Then we matched the number with the info of the winner and viola!
Kerry and David look back over the year of podcasts, talk about some of their favorite moments and guests, and then give away $6,000 in prizes to lucky listeners. Thanks you all you listeners for being with us this past year and a big thanks to all the people and companies that put up some really nice prizes!
Kerry talks to Jim Divitale about using speciality lenses like the Lensbaby Composer in commercial shoots. Jim talks about how to tell clients about the effects, how to prepare for a shoot, and the comparision between the effect of of a Lensbaby versus a Tlt-Shift and 4×5 View camera.
Kerry and David discuss the latest tools and gadgets they have been using or have seen at the recent shows including products from Lensbaby, Vanguard, California Sunbounce, Datacolor, Lenspen, Sandisk, Flip video, Apple, and Photovision.
In the beginning there was the original Lensbaby lens, a simple bellows system with push-pull focus and left/right and up/down sweet spot selection. Then came the Lensbaby 3G that allowed you to fine tune the sweet spot after locking it down so that you can easily repeat the same shot and settings.
Now, the Lensbaby Composer promises a lens that is easier to use, better control over focusing, and a selection of different optic inserts to give you a variety of different effects.
Kerry and Sam from Lensbaby talk about the Composer and all of the accessories that are available for it including the just announced super wide angle lens. If you are looking at getting a Lensbaby Composer, then check out our Camera Dojo special offer. For more information about Lensbaby lenses and optics, please visit them at Lensbaby.com.
Stretch your Lensbaby vision to the max with the new 0.42x Super Wide Lens, which converts your Lensbaby lensâ€™s focal length from 50mm to 21mm. Specifically designed for compatibility with the Lensbaby Optic Swap System, this 0.42x is lighter and sharper than any other comparable product on the market. The 0.42x has an inherent macro capability, letting you as close as 2.75â€ (7cm) from the front of the lens.
Focal Point is OneOne Software’s newest Photoshop plug-in that allows you to create images with selective focus and edge vignette effects. Using these techniques you can guide the viewer’s eye to the spot in the image that you want them to look at. Using an easy to use “focus bug” you can control the sweet spot, the amount and kind of blur. These types of effects have only been possible with expensive specialty lenses before. Does Focal Point deliver on the goods? We decided to try it out for ourselves and see what we thought about it.
On September 23, 2008, Lensbaby, LLC (formerly known as Lensbabies, LLC) is launching an entire new system of selective focus lenses at the Photokina tradeshow in Cologne, Germany (Hall 5.2 C021).
This week Kerry and David discuss the new Nikon D700, the new Nikon Tilt-Shift Lenses, and the new Nikon SB-900 Flash.
Nikon Website: http://imaging.nikon.com/products/imaging/index.htm
Are you too “Pro” to use a tripod? Think again as we discuss different tripods types and why you need to have a good tripod.