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August, 2012:

Focus Tips for Your dSLR Camera

Here are five things I wish I had known about focus when I started shooting with a DSLR.  Maybe I can save you from having to learn them the hard way like I did.

For those of you interested in how these videos are created, this video was recorded on the Canon 5D Mark II using a Sennheiser wireless microphone. This is a big step up from my previous videos which used a Kodak Zi8 with a wired Audio-Technia mic.  The new rig costs 20 times as much as the old rig, but I think the improvement in quality is quite apparent.

I hope you find this helpful.

Tuff—New Wireless TTL Flash Trigger

Tuff TTL Wireless Flash TriggerIrish camera gear maker Hahnel asked me to test their new Tuff TTL Wireless Flash Trigger for Canon DSLR’s (a Nikon version is “coming soon.”)  I’m happy to report that it’s a solid entry into the mid-range flash trigger marketplace.

The Tuff fills a gap between the low-priced, dependable, sync-only triggers (Yongnuo, Cactus, Strato, etc,. as seen in my off-camera flash photography course), and the high-end TTL triggers (Phottix Odin, PocketWizard Flex) that provide through-the-lens metered control of multiple remote flash groups. (more…)

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