Deity may be a new audio company, but their microphones, such as the S-Mic and the V-Mic D2 have been around for a while under their parent company, Aputure. With the success of the S-Mic shotgun microphone, the folks at Deity decided they needed to spread their wings as a separate brand so they could dedicate themselves to the further development of exceptional professional audio equipment.
It’s nice to have a tripod that is both versatile and lightweight. Even if you’re not constantly trekking up mountains or rolling the dice with air travel restrictions, it’s nice to just not have to carry so much stuff. Unfortunately, such “premium” ideals too often come with a premium price tag. The words “carbon fibre” have a particular way of conjuring up cartoon dollar signs flashing around my head to the sound of a cash register chiming.
Not only do the TCS staff like to chat about photography together, and hum and haw about shooting and composition – sometimes the staff here like to go out and shoot. When we do we’re always looking for quality products to carry our gear around. Peak Design has proven itself to us time and time again.
Distributed Arts Publishing has a new catalog called “Shape of Light” corresponding to an exhibition of photography, still taking place as I write this at the Tate Museum, in London. The point I want to make is communication relies on abstraction, regardless of considering how language works. And there is nothing to be afraid of.
At this juncture, I don’t believe the Sigma Art series of lenses really needs any introduction – having launched in 2013, the Art line has been nothing short of incredible for professional and amateur photographers alike. The Art primes have always showcased a lot of value for your dollar. Today, I’m going to talk about how often I’ve used these lenses in the field during work, as well as share some samples.
Tough, waterproof cameras are not just for hardcore adventure seekers or snorkelers. They make excellent worry-free family friendly cameras too since they can be thrown in a diaper bag, purse, or even a cooler. Best of all, it can come to the beach with you and if it gets in the sand, no problem. Just rinse it off.
It’s awesome that nowadays, pretty much everyone has a camera in their pockets. It’s awesome that we can share those photos too, but sometimes it’s nice to have a physical copy. The Fujifim Instax lineup is awesome – just like old polaroids – and lets you shoot to instant prints in different formats, or print instantly from your phone.
About six years ago I bought a set of Yongnuo 622C Wireless ETTL Flash Triggers, and these are some of my thoughts about how they’ve held up through years of professional use in a variety of settings, and some tangents on gear that is made in China.
I’ve never been one to be gentle on my gear. Sometimes it’s in pursuit of “the shot,” sometimes it’s just pure clumsiness. I’ve slid down muddy mountains, dunked my gear in rivers, dodged spilled drinks at bar shows. I’ve knocked lenses to the floor and put pocketed memory cards through the washing machine countless times. I need my gear to keep up. With digital photography, ensuring that your files are safe is a top priority, and that starts with a dependable memory card. Delkin Black cards are incredibly rugged, and fast enough to keep up with the ever-increasing demands of today’s cameras.
BLACKRAPID is one of the best-selling and most ubiquitous camera strap brands that The Camera Store has to offer. Whether we are professionals or enthusiasts, we all want a genuine feeling of safety and comfort when it comes to carrying our camera gear. I’ve used BLACKRAPID’s straps for everything I shoot from travel to my portrait work, and they have proven themselves to me time and time again for 5 solid reasons.