Wacom Introduces Two New Cintiq Tablets

December 7, 2007

OK, these are cool. If you’ve ever seen a Wacom Cintiq 21UX 21.3″ Graphics Tablet, you’ve wished you could use one when dodging and burning your photos. Now, Cintiq has introduced two additional models, the 20WSX and 12WX.  I really like the Cintiq 12WX, it has a 12″ screen, under a $1000, yet compact enough to pack up and travel with you (16″ x 10.5″).  Press Release below:

Wacom introduces two additions to the Cintiq family to give you options for working directly on screen. The Cintiq 12WX and the Cintiq 20WSX join the Cintiq 21UX as versatile interactive pen displays that combine the advantages of an LCD monitor with the natural feel and superior performance of Wacom’s patented, professional pen technology. Read the rest of this entry »


Really Right Stuff L-Plate & Body Armor for Canon G7 & G9

December 7, 2007

Really Right Suff has introduced Body Armor for Canon G7 & G9. This protective cover slips over the camera and snap-fits into your Really Right Stuff L-plate. This industry-first cover is machined from a solid block of aluminum to produce the world’s best body armor for your camera. The finished cover weighs only 3 ounces and can be used to protect your camera and as a camera support when your tripod is not at hand! When your camera is around your neck and out for use, simply snap-fit the cover to the bottom of the L-plate to keep it handy but out of the way.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Visible Dust 724 Sensor Brush Bundle

November 25, 2007

The following is part of a much larger dSLR Dad Holiday Gift Guide:

I have tried a lot of different sensor cleaning products over the last year (never change your lenses at the beach, change them in your car). Visible Dust is the company that makes absolutely superior products. They are so good, whenever I went to my local camera shops, they all told me that while they could sell me some pad or swab, but they all used something from Visible Dust.

There are three steps to dust free images 1) Check 2) Dry Clean 3) Wet Clean. The Visible Dust 3 Step Dust Free 724 DSLR Sensor Cleaning Kit has Read the rest of this entry »


Holiday Gift Guide: Make Every Lens a Macro Lens

November 25, 2007

The following is part of a much larger dSLR Dad Holiday Gift Guide:

Everybody wants to try Macro photography, but not everyone can purchase a separate macro lens. Especially if you’re new to macro photography and are not sure exactly what you would need. Well here is the perfect solution, the Canon 500D Close Up Lens(77mm at Amazon or B&H Photo). This is a two-element, precision optic that screws on to the front of your lens like a typical filter. It then reduces your lens’ focal length, so you can get close to your subject and fill the frame. It’s so good that I know Nikon professionals who swear by it. Read the rest of this entry »


Holiday Gift Guide: Pee Wee Pixel Pocket Rocket

November 25, 2007

The following is part of a much larger dSLR Dad Holiday Gift Guide:

If you’re not looking for a new bag, how about a great accessory that anyone can use, the Pee Wee Pixel Pocket Rocket from Think Tank Photo. It stores four Compact Flash cards and three Secure Digital cards in an even smaller, more compact package. Can be attached inside of Think Tank Photo products or to your clothing. That way, it just doesn’t fall out of your pocket, lost forever. It can also hold business cards in the front face. Available for just $13.50. Note, the slightly larger Pixel Pocket Rocket comes standard with quite a few bags (including the one I bought).


Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Camera Bag’s in the World

November 25, 2007

The following is part two of a much larger dSLR Dad Holiday Gift Guide:

Think Tank Photo is a company that has burst onto the scene and come out with products that meet the needs of both professional and serious dSLR Dad’s alike. They carry any number of shoulder or belt bags, rugged airport carry-on, or their fantastic modular system. You can download a copy of their catalog Read the rest of this entry »


Holiday Gift Guide: Really Right Stuff BH-40 Ballhead

November 24, 2007

The following is part of a much larger dSLR Dad Holiday Gift Guide:

Honestly, you can’t go wrong with anything from Really Right Stuff. But their new BH-40 Ballhead is that piece of equipment that makes you question why you struggled for so long with that other inferior tripod head you had. It is their mid-sized ballhead and is perfect for popular light to mid-sized gear such as 70-200mm/f2.8 and 300mm/f4 lenses. This ballhead is load-rated at 18-pounds but weighs only 13-ounces.

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