Who is made of Money these days? If you are, please come on down to the store and buy one of every thing we have!
I am of the opinion that to make work easier you must have the right tools. In this industry if you are working, having the right tools makes your life shooting much much easier. Not all of us can rush out and buy all the best toys and tools for out kits. We for the most part have to work at it and build it up gradually. Case in point. Both Nikon and Canon have fast zooms. One in particular is the 24-70 f2.8 range. C and N have versions and you will have to hand over between $1900-$2300. In most cases you will be extremely happy with that purchase.
What are my choices if I don’t have 2 Grand? You could start with the Sigma 24-70 f2.8. Reading any review in forums online you will read lots of things good and bad. But in the end i think it equals it out, puts you right on the fence. Priced at $899 it will get you going and you will have all the benefits of what that focal length has. You will see an immediate increase of quality in your images. It will distinguish your work from most of your competition. Use it until you have the the big bucks saved up to get the Nikon or Canon version. Hey, you could even trade it towards any of your dream lenses on your list.
Are you looking for a very easy and inexpensive way to use off camera flash? Have I got the tool for you.
For $130 you get a transmitter and receiver that will allow you to use your Speedlight off camera. You have the option to use this in full manual or in the full auto mode. It really is a very simple tool to get better images than just “Natural Light”. We have them available in both the Nikon and Canon Mount.
The Chrome version of the x100s is a bit hard to get but we currently have one! Black is in stock as well. I don’t expect them to last too long so if you are thinking about getting one, better sooner than later.
We’re experiencing some above-average temperatures right now and it’s making us dream of spring. It will be here before you know it… are you ready? If you need a nice macro lens we have lots of choices. A used Nikon 85mm f3.5 Micro for $400… New Tamron 90mm f2.8 macros for $519. New Nikon 40mm F2.8 Micro is $249.95. New Canon EFS 60mm f2.8 macros are $469.00 and EF 100mm f2.8L is $1049.00.
photo by Bryan Rierson
The snow is melting and we’re open for business! Do be careful getting here, there’s still slick spots out there. To honor the return of the Sun, we’ll be offering 10% off all polarizing and ND filters through this Saturday!
Photo by Steve Acsai
We’re currently open, but this could change if we get tons of snow & ice… Once you’ve stocked up on all your milk sandwich supplies, don’t forget to stock up on those essential photography items you’ve been putting off. You know once we’re blanketed in beautiful winter wonderland you’ll be out there shooting, right? How about that spare battery you need? Batteries lose charge faster in cold conditions. Need a superwide lens for those winter landscapes? We have lots of choices in stock for Canon and Nikon, both new and used… Need a neutral density filter for longer exposures in all that bright white snow? Or maybe a rainsleeve to protect your expensive camera from the moisture… Come see us now while we’re still here!
This is a great video featuring a wonderful interview with David Hobbie. He was asked what his Deserted Island Camera would be? He responded with the Fuji X100S. We just recently became a Fuji Film Dealer. I totally agree with him. We very quickly sold out of the x100s cameras we had. So here shortly we will be restocked. There will be a post when we do get them in.
This Sigma lens is an awesome for those people that want to get in to making images of Birds. Also for those interested in Sports photos of their kids during the day. Come on in with your camera to see how great and powerful this lens is.
Our next Photo 101 class will be held Wednesday February 19th from 7pm-9pm. Cost for this class is $65. This is a great way to learn the basics of exposure and how take control of your camera to get the photos you want.
Two weeks later we will offer a Basic Studio Portrait Lighting Class on Wednesday March 5th from 7pm to 10pm. Cost for this class is $125. Learn the difference between constant lighting, speedlights, and studio strobes, the differences between various light modifiers, and how to achieve different lighting setups in a studio.
Advance payment is required to reserve your spot in each class and space is limited, so call or come by the store asap.
We are open today, we just do not know when we are closing this afternoon or evening. So come and see us, but please call us first. Also today, we will be holding snow shooting workshops. When you safely come visit us we will give you tips on how to get white snow, when your camera will give you grey snow.