When I buy a brand-new camera, I tend to treat it like my baby. I’ll coddle it, wipe it down when a fleck of dust lands on it, and I’ll handle it as gently as I would a vial of nitroglycerin. After a few weeks, though, I’ll ease up a bit, but I’ll never feel completely comfortable diving into the dirt with my expensive gear while chasing the perfect shot.
If you’re a female photographer, you’re well aware that most camera straps can be less than comfortable. So to make the lives of photographic women more bearable (figuratively and literally), Black Rapid has introduced the BlackRapid RS-W1 Camera Strap, which was designed specifically for women.
Drum roll please... the price of the Roland HD-1 V-Drum kit just dropped $200, and it comes with a mail-in rebate for a free $109 PM-01 monitor and a $99 DAP-1 drum stool and accessory kit. You get everything for a measly $599.00! If you've been sitting on the fence about getting a V-Drum kit, it's time to make like Humpty Dumpty and get cracking because this deal won't be around for long.
Nothing beats floating in your pool or enjoying your hot tub unless you count the addition of music. The Grace Digital Aqua Sounder is a transmitting dock for your iPod, paired with a waterproof floating speaker. The speaker (left) can be up to 150 feet away. The transmitter is powered by four AA batteries or an included AC wall plug. The speaker seals in six AAs, good for up to 10 hours of your favorite sounds.
A good XLR cable is one of the most essential accessories on the planet. Even though you may use them regularly, you still may not be sure what to look for when buying a new one. Pearstone recently unveiled a new line of XLR cables that offer a high level of quality at a surprisingly budget-friendly price. In this post I'll show you what to look for when choosing an XLR cable.
Getting started with 3D requires more than the TV. To see depth you need 3D glasses, and to be sociable, more than one pair. You may also opt for a 3D-capable Blu-ray Disc player. So, you can see why a bundle is a good thing. B&H has assembled 30 kits involving 3D TVs in different series and screen sizes. Grab a bundle by July 3, and you'll save $300 off the regular price.
Today, for under $10,000, several excellent video camera kits exist which would have had me laughed from the room had I suggested them ten years ago. JVC is making a very compelling case for its brand newGY-HM790U media camcorder. This camera has every feature you need to capture high-quality footage, both in the studio or in the field.
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