While walking to Photo East 2009, I noticed a small yellow bird sitting on the sidewalk. It had apparently flown into the building and was waiting for the bells to stop ringing as legions of camera-laden pedestrians marched by. I coaxed it onto my finger and lifted it to eye level. Now get this; I’m standing in mid-town Manhattan with a yellow bird on my finger… and nobody noticed. I mean nobody.
The industry's tallest, strongest tripods are usually made of carbon fiber, assembled in Europe, and cost tons of money. Buyers are typically well-funded professionals or hobbyists with a lot of disposable income. While a pro set of $900+ sticks might not be in the cards for everyone, serious photographers and video makers would do well to consider the budget-friendly Slik Pro 700DX.
It’s time once again for the Canon Instant Rebate Program! If you’ve been pondering when to get into a new Canon system, consider this your sign. Between March 7 and April 3, purchase the 5D Mark II and a qualifying lens or flash and enjoy up to $1000 of instant savings. No forms to fill out. No UPCs to cut. There’s even great savings on the 7D!
Dateline Monday, March 8th, 2010 - If you live in the Northeast portion of the States you hopefully took advantage of this past weekend’s 50 and 60° temperatures. After umpteen weekends of digging out driveways and bundling downed branches for pick-up by the municipal compost authorities, it was nice to pull my old Schwinn (1947) out of the garage and take it for a spin in the park. And in case you haven’t noticed, Spring 2010 is making its debut as you read these words, though in some ways it never really left.
During my first year at the High School of Art & Design, they made us sample a few months of each course of study offered at the school. Despite the fact I was accepted on the basis of my sculpture portfolio (an EJ Korvettes shopping bag filled with clay heads), I had a go at technical illustration (nope), fine-art painting (nope), graphic design (nope), fashion design (double nope), and photography (Hmmmmmm...). Before long it was bye-bye clay heads, hello Tri-X.
After months of waiting, Canon is bringing broadcast-friendly frame rates to the EOS 5D Mark II. Available now, the firmware 2.0.3 enables 1080p HD video recording at 24 (23.976), 25, and 30 (29.97) fps to match both NTSC and PAL television standards. Also, the camera gets a couple of other awesome features like MANUAL SOUND RECORDING.
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