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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

PDX Smugmug

I want to thank everyone who came out for the SmugMug User Group meet and greet last night.

I had a great time meeting all of you and I am excited to get to work our next meeting!

Remember you can follow all of the PDX SmugMug news and information on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Monday, January 23, 2012

LumoPro LP605 - Big Stand in a Little Package

The LP605 is the replacement for the popular LumoPro LP604. It is a seven foot stand that has five sections with four risers. One new feature of this stand is that it has a set of three spikes on the legs for anchoring the stand in to the ground for added stability.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

SmugMug meet and greet.

One week from today come on out for the Portland SmugMug User Group meet and greet.

It will be on Tuesday January 24th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Newspace Center For Photo 1632 Southeast 10th Avenue, Portland, OR

To RSVP and to find out more information about the meet and greet along with other Portland SmugMug news check out:

PDX SmugMug on Facebook

PDX SmugMug on Twitter

PDX SmugMug on Fisheye Connect

Monday, January 16, 2012

Vanished Twin: Tech

I am very excited to announce that we are are expanding Vanished Twin and adding a technology division.

We have finished our first products design phase.

Now on to prototyping!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

M-Plate at CES

I am a big fan of Custom SLR's C-Loop. The one and only drawback to this sling carrier is you have to remove it in order to mount it on a tripod. As I mentioned in the C-Loop review the Split Strap is the most comfortable strap ever.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Fujifilm X-Pro1

I am a huge fan of all of these new/old camera designs that have been coming out. Here is the latest one from Fugifilm and some of the new key features via www.dpreview.com

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I've got your SmugMug swag right here!

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The b-grip belt holder is a different type of camera carrier. It uses a quick release tripod plate that mounts your camera to a stabilized holster that is worn on a belt. The b-grip is made out of a very sturdy plastic composite that feels rock solid. There is a secondary locking mechanism that makes it all but impossible for the plate to spontaneously release.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Canon PowerShot G1 X

Overview from Canon:

Bright, fast and more creative than ever: advanced technologies come together for an exciting new camera that moves beyond anything the G-Series has seen before. The PowerShot G1 X digital camera will inspire advanced amateurs who have embraced the G-Series to explore new realms of photographic expression, and give pros an excellent camera that complements their creative demands. The new 1.5-inch High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor approaches an EOS DSLR's APS-C sized sensor, with a light-sensitive area that's approximately 6.3 times larger than that of the PowerShot G12 digital camera. The new 14.3 Megapixel sensor, combined with a new lens and DIGIC 5 Image Processor, creates the HS SYSTEM that delivers image quality previously impossible in a compact camera, with beautiful blur, lower noise, and extraordinary resolution in low-light shooting and can shoot at ISOs of up to 12800. The PowerShot G1 X also has 14-bit RAW capabilities for even greater creative control and Full HD Video recording. Manual settings and operability inherited from EOS cameras impart a high-level shooting experience, and open the door to new creative possibilities. Substantive luxury defines the design: a neatly clarified sculpture with a firm grip, huge Vari-angle LCD and optical viewfinder.

For more information on this camera head on over to Canon's site: www.canonusa.com

Sunday, January 8, 2012

New Nikkor AF-S 85mm f-1.8G

Designed for use on Nikon's FX-format D-SLR cameras, this updated medium telephoto f/1.8 lens is great for shooting stills or HD videos.

The AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G features Nikon's Internal Focus (IF) system providing fast and quiet AF and produces sharp and clear images at all apertures. Its fast maximum aperture is ideal for taking stills or HD videos under ideal lighting, in low light, head and shoulder portraiture, weddings or concerts. When mounted on a DX-format D-SLR, the AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G has an effective field of view of 127mm.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Nikon D4

This new flagship offers speed and accuracy with a 16.2 MP FX-format CMOS sensor, 10 fps continuous shooting, a 91,000-Pixel RGB sensor and Advanced SRS, improved 51 point AF System, ISO expanded to 204,800 and 1080p video at 30p with stereo sound.


Thursday, January 5, 2012

Looking forward to some reading!


Sketching Light: An Illustrated Tour of the Possibilities of Flash

by Joe McNally

Visual Stories: Behind the Lens with Vincent Laforet

by Vincent Laforet

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Strato II Multi by Phottix Hands On Review

The Strato II is a transmitter and receiver based flash trigger system. These units take two AAA batteries, operate on 2.4 GHz and offer four channels to choose from along with four groups. The operating range is rated at over 150 meters.

Monday, January 2, 2012

C-Loop Hands on Review

The C-Loop is a camera strap mount from Custom SLR that screws into the underside of your camera and into your tripod socket. The mount itself rotates which helps to keep the attached camera strap from getting tangled up in itself or the camera body.