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Monthly Archives: April 2009
I was bored and waiting for Lost to come on and decided to take 5 minutes and do some self portraits. I had the Nikon 14-24 lens on my D700 from the previous day at the NY Auto Show so I decided to leave it on. I placed an SB900 underneath the camera aimed up at my face. For this shot I was actually tethered to the strobe because I had my gear set up for an event I have to shoot soon. While I sat on my bed giving a creepy look to the shiny glass staring me in the eye I pushed the remote trigger and got some pretty sweet shots. They aren’t amazing but it’s practice and it’s fun. The SB-900 was set to the lowest possible output and the exposure was 1/250 at f/2.8
After a few shots I took some Sylvania DOT-it LED‘s and placed them around my bed. It added some extra flavor to the shot, but nothing crazy.
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It’s been a little bit since my last Comcast post but Comcast Steve of the Comcast Cares team is making things happen and I appreciate it. The latest is that Comcast came out (10pm at night however) and gave me a new modem in hopes that the problem was that simple. So far so good, although when the tech was at my house the problem wasn’t occurring.
Anyway, I will keep everyone posted on this craziness once it is all figured out. In the mean time. Enjoy this funny video I saw on YouTube. If I ever saw someone doing that in my house I’d slap them on the back of the head.
In my opnion the perfect camera strap would be a mix of the following, with the key features being a must.
- Think Tank Photo Non Slip Camera Strap
- BlackRapid R-Strap RS-4
- UpStrap Pro
- National Geographic NG 3030 Camera Strap
- Comfortable (like the UpStrap)
- Professional Look (solid black is fine)
- Will not leave the ‘I’ve had my camera around my neck for way too long’ redness and pain
- Storage for extra battery and memory cards (like the R-Strap and Nat Geo)
- Ability to easily reach the camera from the side (Like the R-Strap)
- Ability to clip on to a camera backpack while hiking, etc.. (Like the Think Tank & Nat Geo)
- Won’t slip off the shoulder..ever (like the UpStrap)
Someone please design this…and give me a free camera strap. I won’t even take credit for it.
I decided to ask the Twitter community what their thoughts on the subject were.
- Arron Smith – Op/Tech Pro Camera Strap
- Jules Bianchi – Camera Slingers
- David duChemin – BlackRapid
- Robert Weiher – BlackRapid
- Peter Witham – Lowepro
“Easy on, easy off strap. I love the OpTech straps with the snaps on it. Replaceable foam rubber shoulder part. Customizable.”
I also posted a poll on Twitter via Polldady‘s Twitter Poll application asking what peoples thoughts where. These are the results to the question “What is your idea of a good camera strap?” as of April 22, 2009:
- Comfort (23 Votes)
- Color (5 votes)
- Padded (10 votes)
- Non Slip (16 votes)
- Media / Battery holder (5 votes)
- Quick Sling (10 votes)
- Other (was also an option although no one left a comment, or PollDaddy just isn’t displaying them..who knows – 13 Votes)
If you haven’t commented with your thoughts on Twitter, please share them here as I’d love to hear what you consider to be the perfect camera strap.
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