Tagged: Tripod

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Review: Trek-Tech TrekPod XL

It’s very rare that I would review a product a second time unless it had gone through some engineering change and warranted a second look. However, I felt that what was different here was...

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Learning to shoot in manual mode

While today’s cameras do a pretty good job when in fully automatic mode, in order to make the most of your camera you should learn how to use your camera on the manual setting. To go full manual you will need to have an understanding of shutter speed, aperture settings, and ISO speed. In this article we will get you going and get you shooting like a pro.

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Vanguard GH-100 Pistol Grip Review

Camera accessories come and go but there are certainly some pieces of equipment that you become so intimately familiar with that you wouldn’t even look at something else. Such is the case with your...

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Vanguard Alta Pro 284CT Tripod Review

Tripods are one of those big dollar purchases that many photographers put off well past then they should and I can’t count how many photographers I know that rarely use their tripod because they...

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Trek-Tech TrekPod XL Review

What do you get if you cross a walking stick, a monopod, and a tripod? You get a TrekPod. Think of the TreckPod as the ultimate travel tripod and the XL model is the Ferrari of the TrekPod models being made of lightweight carbon fiber and with the MagMount ball head, weighs in at only 22.5 oz

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Video: Using Live View Mode for Macro Shots

One of my favorite shots at a wedding is the ring shot or close-up shots of specific details. For these shots I love to use a Lensbaby Composer. With many DSLR’s it can be pretty tricky because of the warping action of the Lensbaby lens along with the small viewfinder and when using the super wide angle lens it just compounds the issue on macro shots. In the past, the best I could do was to get the focus as close as possible and then take a series of shots making slight changes to the focus each time.

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Podcast #51 – Kerry and David discuss issues when traveling

Kerry and David discuss issues when traveling such as making sure you are prepared, how to pack tripods and lightstands, watching your equipment, and deciding what to take.

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Podcast #41 – Kerry and David discuss the latest gadgets

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.

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Vanguard announces new product lines at PMA

Las Vegas — VANGUARD, one the global leader’ in high-quality photography accessories, today introduced Alta Pro, the world’s most innovative tripod with advanced flexibility and stability, at the Photo Marketing Association conference, PMA 09, in Las Vegas.

Unlike traditional tripods, Alta Pro’s Multi-Angle Central Column (MACC) System allows users to move the central column as needed from zero to
130-degree angles in variable vertical and horizontal positions. This allows more angle possibilities than any tripod on the market but its solid design…

Think Tank Photo Releases new Streetwalker Backpacks 2

Think Tank Photo Releases new Streetwalker Backpacks

SANTA ROSA, CALIF -Think Tank Photo has launched a new design in photo backpacks, the StreetWalkerTM series. With the three new backpacks’ slim vertical profile, photographers can navigate crowded places and public transportation while still being able to access professional photographic equipment.

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Nikon announces D3X

MELVILLE, N.Y. (Nov. 30, 2008) — Nikon Inc. today announced the D3X, an FX-format digital SLR featuring extreme 24.5-megapixel resolution and superb low-noise capabilities, which provides professional photographers with commercial-quality image performance in a familiar and extraordinarily versatile D-SLR form factor. In conjunction with the groundbreaking Nikon FX-format D3, the D3X tops off a collection of flagship level, rugged, professional caliber digital single lens reflex cameras engineered to excel in all types of professional photographic disciplines from photojournalism and sideline sports, to commercial in-studio applications.

Think Tank Photo Shapeshifter Backpack Review 13

Think Tank Photo Shapeshifter Backpack Review

I have had the hardest time dealing with camera bags over the years, from my first backback that got so heavy I couldn’t lug it around anymore to my uber cool Airport International 2.0 which is great for big jobs but what about when I want to go a little lighter? My old backback is too large, and my Airport International is too big, and my Modulous Speed Belt can’t hold enough nor is appropriate when traveling. So what does that leave?

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Canon PowerShot line in SX1 IS with 1080p video

Move over Nikon with your piddly 780p D-Movie, Canon attacks back with a consumer grade camera that can do 1080p! The new SX10 IS features a 10 megapixel CMOS sensor, face detection, motion detection, and a plethora of outstanding features.

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R-Strap Camera Strap Review

We knew when we sat down to write this review that many of your would be sitting there thinking that the guys at the Dojo had totally lost it if all they can come up with for a product review is a simple camera strap. In all seriousness, we have appealed to every company we know to come up with a better camera strap. The two main issues we have are comfort for shooting all day long and the security that your camera won’t fall off your shoulder.