Jul 18

STOP THE JERKS ! With Jerkstopper from Tether Tools.


Tether Tools is excited to announce that JerkStopper line of cable management devices is expanding to take on the important mission of ridding the world of evil jerks! You’ll still be able to get all your JerkStoppers directly from Tether Tools, but now our sister-company has a new site over at JerkStopper.com designed to serve the needs of computer, audio, music and electronics users worldwide.

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Jun 27

Nissin puts a variety of lighting options in your pocket with the i40 hybrid flash.

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The pocket size of Nissin i40 weights only 203g of weight. It is suitable for filling shadows on even the sunniest of days, suitable for family shooting, indoor/ outdoor shooting and especially suitable for traveling. Professional functions are included: Wireless TTL mode; Supports up to 1/8,000 seconds shutter speed; Flash output of GN40 at 105mm; Video light function with 9 steps of output level adjustment; Simple operation panel with two selector dials to operate the flash; Flash head tilts up and rotates horizontally to right and left for making bounced lighting more versatile by utilizing more angles. A Soft box is supplied.

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Nissin i40 has two selector dials controls: Function dial and Power dial. The Indicated lamp A/B/C will show the position of adjustment. Even beginners can quickly get started.

LED Video light NEW!
Nissin i40 has a video light function, which has 9 steps of output level adjustment.

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Jun 24

Wrap it up! with Domke Equipment wraps

There are times when you just can’t take a camera bag with you, but you don’t want to leave your camera at home. I’ve heard all types of advice for carrying a camera in a non-padded camera case: “wrap it in a t-shirt” or “wrap it in a towel”…or worse…”just put it in the top of you backpack and hope for the best”. No. Thank. You.

The nice folks at Domke have created a solution to this problem. Wraps. Square, padded, Velcro closing wraps that cradle your sensitive camera gear simply and safely when it’s inside your backpack, purse or suitcase.  The come in a variety of sizes for different equipment and a variety of colors so you can know what’s inside without unwrapping your gear. At about 20 bucks each, this is an affordable and practical way to protect your gear in any kind of carrying situation. where to buy

Jun 23

Steady Video Mount now available for under $100 !

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The new DLC Stabilizer V7 lets you go where the action is…around
obstacles, up or down stairs, where ever the shot takes you.
Weighing only 2.4 lbs. with all of the counter weights, the DLC
Stabilizer V7 is a well defined means of getting smooth,dramatic shots.

Featuring an all metal design (including the gimbal) with a comfortable soft grip handle that can be used with either the right or left hand. The camera stage has a rubberized platform to help hold the camera securely as well as protect its surface from scratches. The camera mounting position can be adjusted up 4.25”. There are three counter
weights included with the V7, one 0.65 lb and two 0.45 lbs.

These may be used in any combination and the position of
the counterweights can be adjusted up to 2.5”. There is also a
bubble level at the back of the camera stage that is viewable
by the camera operator

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Jun 02

“Selfie” shooters…your wish for “longer arms” has come true! Meet the X-Shot!

So small it fits in your pocket or purse and attaches to any compact digital camera or GoPro type camera. Allows you to photograph and video yourself with a nice background Great for travel, social networking, blogging, hiking and sporting events 

  • Eliminate awkward photos taken at arms length
  • Capture full background and scenery
  • Take a picture anywhere without asking a stranger
  • Take pictures from unique angles
  • With the XShot it looks like someone else took the picture
  • Easy film making for online videos and journals
  • Fun and easy to usewhere to buy
Jun 02

Capture Studio Quality dialogue with your smartphone using the Rode Smartlav

The smartLav is a professional-grade wearable microphone designed for use in a wide range of film, television and broadcast scenarios, or wherever professional quality audio is required in a discreet, portable format without the complication and expense of additional wireless equipment.

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With the smartLav the user simply mounts the microphone on the talent, connects it to a smartphone or tablet headset jack and records via the RØDE Rec app for iOS, or any other audio app of their choice.By employing a high quality omni-directional condenser capsule the smartLav picks up sound equally from all around the microphone, allowing for versatility when mounting and ensuring a high degree of user-friendly operation.A foam pop shield is supplied to minimise wind noise and vocal plosives (hard ‘b’, ‘t’ and ‘p’ sounds), as well as a durable mounting clip with in-built cable management.

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The smartLav is compatible with any audio app that accepts input from the headset connection, however it has been designed to pair perfectly with RØDE’s RØDE Rec app for Apple iOS devices. RØDE Rec turns the user’s iOS device into a fully-featured field recorder, with a wide range of equalisation presets to suit various recording situations, in addition to professional editing functions and the ability to publish to SoundCloud and Dropbox direct from the app.

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May 28

Charge your batteries in the field with a Goal Zero Solar system

We’ve all been there…wondering how in the heck we’re going to keep up power for our cameras, phones and notebooks while on assignment ( or vacation) in remote areas. Thanks to Goal Zero, battery life won’t be a problem with the Nomad 13 Solar Panel. Keep phones, cameras, even tablets charged with the power of the sun. Use with a Goal Zero Portable Power Pack to charge your gear day or night.

Designed to power all the gear in your kit, the Sherpa 100’s versatile array of ports include two ultra-fast, smart USBs for phones and tablets, a 12V port for lights, an innovative port specifically for laptops, and a detachable AC inverter for DSLR cameras. The Sherpa 100 recharges from the wall, car, or from the sun with the included Goal Zero’s Nomad 20 solar panel.

You’ll collect the most power from the sun on bright, clear days. That being said, solar panels utilize IR, UV, and visible rays from the sun that can penetrate through clouds. Although the efficiency of the solar panel will decrease in cloudy conditions, you’ll still be collecting valuable power from the sun. Also, keeping your solar panel angled toward the sun can dramatically increase efficiency. Set it up and let Mother Nature do the rest.

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May 21

Create smooth videos with your GoPro and the Stedicam Curve

Small, pocketable, and lightweight, the Steadicam® Curve™ offers complete versatility when your out in the bowl, grinding rails or about to shred some powder down the Alps! The Steadicam® Curve™ gives users of the GoPro® Hero® cameras the opportunity to create very smooth short clips of friends performing their favourite stunts on their skateboard or BMX. If you use your GoPro® camera for lifestyle activities like filming your child at a football game, taking their 1st ride on a bike or taking part in the school sport day. The Steadicam® Curve™ is as versatile as your GoPro® camera and better yet you can slip it back into your jacket pocket when finished with it. 

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May 21

Nikon’s new AN-SCM chest strap turns your AW-120 into an action-cam

This cool new accessory for your AW-120  is a chest strap designed to hold the camera in place when using it in action. It gives the user a chance to use the camera’s HD video feature hands-free while they are doing sports and other activities. Like the camera, the strap is waterproof so it’s suited for snorkeling, skiing, or even white water rafting.

To get great action footage, simply start the video recording on your camera and attach it to the chest strap. Unlike head mounts for small ( think gopro) type camera, the torso of your body is much less shaky, making more of the video useful when editing. For extra fun, strap this onto your toddlers and let them run around while recording…you’ll enjoy watching the world from their point of view.

 

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May 19

Hahnel goes Extreme with Li-ION bateries.

Setting a new quality standard in portable power, the hähnel Extreme li-Ion batteries deliver additional capacity, extra performance,supreme durability & ultimate reliability.

We have pushed the boundries with these new batteries & firmly believe that the are the very best quality that money can buy.

Each battery is injected with silicone giving them a very tough, shock absorbing construction with  superior circuit protection & additional electrical insulation.

We have carefully selected the best UL* approved cells to ensure an extended life cycle, performance & safety.  The hähnel Extreme li-ion batteries are built to withstand the tough environments professional & semi- professional photographers face when used in extreme field conditions.

Using the HLX-E6 as an example, recent tests showed that the hähnel battery produced an additional 24% more shots than the original LP-E6!  Hähnel Extreme li-ion batteries not only match the originals but surpass them in performance, durability AND quality.

We’ve tested these batteries in every camera and they work perfectly, and we’ve tested them in the field to -25 below Zero and they delivered power even at those extreme conditions.
Available in 4 styles, Canon LP-E6, LP-E8, and Nikon EN-EL14 and EN-EL15

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Apr 03

Thinking of making a Documentary?

Now that our DSLRs are capable of cinema quality video, many photographers and videographers are planning to use this incredible technology as a valuable storytelling tool. If you’re among the thousands that wish to make a documentary but have no idea where to start, you will want to watch “How to make a Documentary- Your road to filmmaking success” by Guy T. Noffsinger.

In this DVD, Noffsinger provides a very specific blueprint to making any kind of video; Documentary, Feature Film, Music Video or even Home Movie. The DVD provides a very logical step-by-step set of instructions that start at the very beginning of production and end with music and credits. Most DVDs like are expected to be boring, but with the humorous Monty Python style animation and pleasant narration of Dallas Rogers, the instruction moves long quickly and keeps you interested. Noffsinger literally covers everything in plain english, leaving you with a feeling that with enough hard work and proper organization, anyone can make a documentary.

 

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Mar 10

Field Review- Heliopan Variable Neutral Density Filter

Ask any Nature Photographer what the is most challenging element of shooting the great outdoors and they’ll tell you; Lighting. Unlike shooting in the studio, where we can control every single ray of light hitting the subject, shooting outside pretty much leaves us at the mercy of Mother Nature to position the light source in the shot for us. Then there is the problem of the amount of light. We all know the value of a tripod and long shutter speeds when the light is too low…. but how do experienced shooters deal to too much light?

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Feb 24

Articulating Arms from Dot Line Corp

Articulating Arms
These new articulating arms are the perfect complement to the Pico Dolly  or for holding your monitor in place . The arms have two nicely machined metal sections. The lower section has a locking accessory show mount, or you can remove the shoe and use it with either a 1/4×20 female or male thread, so it fits any need.  There is a ball joint on the base allowing it to swivel in most any direction. The top section also has a ball joint and a threaded 1/4×20 post. The large knurled knob allows you to loosen both ball joints, top and bottom, move the arm into whater position you desire, and lock everything up with the twist of one knurled knob. A simple to use, yet extremely versatile design. Available in two lengths: 7″ and 11″ heights.

 

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