Cool Stuff, Feb 13 – Feb 21, 2012Cool Stuff
Welcome to Cool Stuff, a weekly feature where we post our favorite links from the past week, including our favorite articles and how-tos, videos, images and more.
- This week, we start off with a bit of inspiration, thanks to PRI’s Ira Glass.
Ira Glass on Storytelling from David Shiyang Liu on Vimeo.
- Lighting geeks, this one’s for you. PocketWizard has a new model of their popular radio trigger out, called the Plus III. Here’s David “the Strobist” Hobby’s take, and here’s Joe McNally on the new radio triggers.
- The ACLU has an amusing video out on the rights of photographers. Worth a look, in case you weren’t up to speed on photography and the law.
- Well, we knew that photographers used Photoshop, but this? How can I ever believe that BodyBuildBlasterMaxPro 3000 actually works now?
- PopPhoto has released their test results of the new G1x compact from Canon.
- Ever wonder what goes into picking the cover of a magazine? Newsweek shows you nine options for their most recent issue’s cover that didn’t make it, and the one that did.
- Looks like it’s photo theft season. Almost £1M worth of photo gear was stolen from the CVP (a British retailer). Then, in Dublin, Ireland, thieves pulled off a van heist, stealing roughly £100,000 worth of Nikon gear.
- Let’s end this week’s Cool Stuff with a laugh: Kai Wong (no relation to our own Alex Wong) does a humorous video about training a total noob as a photographer and trying to pass him off as a pro.
That’s it for this week’s Cool Stuff. If you have something you think should be included, let us know! Email us at [email protected]
Tip of the week: Making sense of PocketWizards, Part IIGear Talk Tips & Tricks
Every Thursday, we post a photography-related tip on our blog. These tips are typically inspired by questions we get from our customers. Sometimes we might feature a technique tip, and sometimes a gear recommendation. If there’s something specific you’d like to see in this section, let us know. Email us at bl[email protected]
In Part I of this series, we talked about the standard types of PocketWizards, covering the Plus II and Multimax triggers. Now, we’ll tackle the newer, more complex types of PocketWizards, called the ControlTL series.
About the ControlTL series
ControlTL stands for “Control The Light”, and it’s PocketWizard’s way of giving photographers even greater power over their lighting setup. There are several items that make up the system, from triggers designed specifically for studio flashes like the Paul C. Buff Einstein E640 lights, to small flash-specific triggers like the Nikon SB-900 and Canon 580EXII.
Tip of the week: Making sense of PocketWizards, Part IGear Talk Tips & Tricks
Welcome to a recurring feature on The Blog @ BorrowLenses.com. Every Thursday, we will post a photography-related tip here. These tips are typically inspired by questions we get from our customers. Sometimes we might feature a technique tip, and sometimes a gear recommendation. If there’s something specific you’d like to see in this section, let us know. Email us at [email protected]
Making sense of PocketWizards, Part I.
The increasing interest in off-camera flash has led to a number of our customers requesting PocketWizards to trigger off-camera flashes. The problem is, there isn’t just one single PocketWizard available to rent – there are no less than a half-dozen transmitters you have to chose from and just as many receivers. (more…)
Coming Soon: More RadiosGear Talk
This is the first in a series on Lighting, where we discuss the use of the variety of lighting gear available for rent from BorrowLenses.com
Two new products are on their way to BorrowLenses.com’s offices this week that should make the lighting and off-camera flash geeks among us pretty darn happy. As you may know, we’ve carried many of PocketWizard’s products in our inventory for some time now, including their newer line of “ControlTL” products. Thus far, we’ve carried the MiniTT1 on-camera trigger and the FlexTT5 transceiver. Later this week, we’ll be adding two more ControlTL products to the list: the PowerMC2 receiver for Paul C. Buff’s Einstein monolights and the AC3 ZoneController. (more…)