Roger Cicala over at LensRentals has written two very information blog posts explaining how you can optically evaluate lenses at home. The posts should allow you to detect a "...decentered or optically maladjusted lens in 10 minutes or so."
Part three of the series (expected in the next few days) will provide several examples of "problem lenses."
Learn from one of the world’s foremost authorities on Digital Asset Management, Peter Krogh.
In this webinar, Peter Krogh will answer the photographer's plea “Just tell me what to do!” when it comes to storing, organizing, and optimizing your workflow within Adobe Lightroom.
Peter will focus on how to maximize your use of Lightroom as an image cataloging tool. This is for those looking to tame their out-of-control, unorganized file system and truly understand Lightroom’s organization power.
In this webinar you’ll learn:
How to approach image file storage in a simple and safe way
The advantages of the DNG file format
What to do when you’ve outgrown your photo library
How to organize your photos with metadata tags, apply them to entire shoots, and when to use custom tags
Finding images quickly using filters
How to use Lightroom Projects to create photobooks, slideshows, web galleries, videos and more
About the publishing service within Lightroom
Peter will also be giving away free copies of his book, Digital Asset Management for Photographers, to 10 lucky attendees!
First introduced in an exclusive pre-release opportunity during Custom SLR's Air Strap Kickstarter campaign, the Hand Strap brings a new way for photographers to carry their camera with added flexibility and security.
February 19, 2014 – Custom SLR, a photography accessories company in Silicon Valley, today launched its latest product, the Hand Strap, providing a new way for photographers to carry their camera without putting stress on their neck and shoulders.
“We are excited to expand our strap line beyond camera sling straps and continue to create products that improve the shooting experience,” said Ivan Wong, chief operating officer of Custom SLR. “The hand strap is a highly requested product from photographers who want the added security of a strap without having to wear anything on their shoulders.”
The Hand Strap allows photographers to carry their camera in their palm with a comfortable and secure grip. By keeping their finger close to the shutter button, photographers have easy access and instant engagement. With its added flexibility and security, the Hand Strap is perfect for those who are constantly on the move. Some other features include:
Ergonomic fit and design
Silicone prints on the back for better grip
Made from a comfortable neoprene material
Works with most SLR cameras with hand strap mount or battery grip
Compatible with the Custom SLR C-Loop Strap Mount
Easily transitions to a tripod with the M-Plate Pro + Hand Strap Attachment
The Hand Strap was first introduced through an exclusive pre-release opportunity during Custom SLR’s successfully-funded Air Strap Kickstarter campaign. The Hand Strap is now available to the general public for purchase on CustomSLR.com for $14.95.
Nikon Master Craftsperson is a title awarded to experts with exceptional techniques and knowledge, who can serve as role models for next-generation technicians. Their high degree of skills and abundant knowledge are still indispensable, even with today's highly automated manufacturing. This video introduces their invaluable techniques as well as the passion they have for their work.
We are proud to inform you about the official launch of our new Mountaineer tripods – Gitzo’s most popular, ‘all-purpose’ carbon tripod family.
Mountaineer tripods have been developed further to incorporate the latest Gitzo technology which increases rigidity, improves performance and ease of use for professional photographers.
Stiffer legs and structure
More than ever, our priority is to ensure that Gitzo tripods allow photographers to get sharper images no matter what weight of equipment, length of lens or duration of exposure is being used: that means making them as rigid as possible.
New Mountaineer tripods are more rigid than the preceding Carbon 6X models, thanks to the newly developed, innovative Carbon eXact tubes. The new tubing optimises fiber composition for each tube size, including HM (High Modulus) carbon fiber composition (a denser fiber made up of finer individual fibers) in the narrower tubes. Carbon eXact tubes have larger diameters that strengthen the tripods even further, particularly the narrower tubes used for the lower leg sections.
The Mountaineer top spider and column lock are also redesigned for greater rigidity.
Benefits of the new Mountaineer range
Stiffer legs and structure
Carbon eXact contains High Modulus carbon fiber and has larger tube diameters
The top spider and column lock are redesigned for enhanced rigidity
New models are significantly stiffer than predecessors and competitors
Enhanced usability and comfort
G-lock Ultra: softer to use, protects against dust or grit
New Ground Level Set and leg angle selectors are easier and faster to set up