In Spring of 2011, my sister and a team of medical professionals partook in relief efforts in Haiti. Just months after the earthquake, the team’s focus to aid in the health of the Haitian people was of precedence and an impact was made on all accounts. When she returned, she had countless stories to share, my favorite part being the pictures, each intermittently scattered throughout her week abroad. I was drawn to the candid, often “quick-grab” approach of her shots and suggested that if she ever had the opportunity to return, I would love to tag along. This October, I did exactly that.
Blackrapid, the maker of my favorite camera strap, the RS-7, has a few new products. Two are totally new while one is an update. The Kick and the Moss CURVE are the new straps while the BlackRapid Tether Kit was significantly updated.
The BlackRapid Kick Camera Strap, created for the ladies, by ladies, is brand new and ergonomically designed for the female form. This strap has a thicker wider, shoulder pad compare the Elle. The kick has a shorter pad which is also compatible to Brad, Black Rapid’s underarm system. The shorter pad has a built-in curve.
The BlackRapid RS-7 Moss Curve Camera Strap is a new version of the RS-7 Curve. This strap is a moss-green color which makes it a bit more fashionable. The Moss has all the features of the RS-7 curve with the built-in curve and all the compatibility with blackrapid accessories.
The Black Rapid Tether Kit, was created to customize the BlackRapid kit. It adds an extra sense of security to the BlackRapid straps. Its been updated to add an extra connection point between the camera and the strap. There are two safety tethers and two carabiners there to clip your gear to your belt loop. There is also microfiber bag to carry it all neatly.
They’re all available for purchase now at the corresponding links.
I finally decided to enter the realm of Micro Four Thirds cameras. As many would suspect, I did not do it properly. I decided to get the retro route, as I do with many other things. I also did not want to invest in a load of lenses, so I chose to buy a FOTGA Lens Mount Adapter for Nikon G Lens To MFT for my E-P1. In doing a bit of research, it did not come up as rubbish and it was cheap, one of my favorite combinations. Some adapters are prone to problems such as being too tight, being too loose, ripping contacts off of lenses, etc. But then others are just fine.
Here is what I think of my latest purchase.
My personal favorite tripod company has released their new line of Monopods called 1Legged Things. It has been a long time since they had a monopod, Bob, available. With the help of some photography professionals like Leon Neal, and some bizarre experiments they designed their new Monopods to be more rugged than before.
If you’re a Nikon DSLR owner, you’re in luck. The company has today offered a firmware update for lots of their cameras–and this one is specifically about distortion control. The firmware updates the lens profiles to tell the processor exactly how to react to certain images from certain lenses. The data is meant to correct barrel and pincushion distortion during shooting and editing.
Distortion control can usually be found in the green camera menu of your DSLR–but consult your manual just in case.
Via Nikon Rumors
During a quiet night after a long day of photography, I put some thought into how I caught the Photo Bug. When I was young, I had an interest in photography. All that was available to me at the time was film. Looking at the cost of film photography, and the other things I was interested in, my dad got me a computer and a few comic books every week. There, my first interest in photography died, and my inner geek was born.
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