For me and Ma-anne, good lighting is King! So we are constantly looking for innovative ways how to enhance our outputs by putting beautiful creative lighting to our wedding coverage.
We recently purchased the "Ice Light" a portable, dimmable, daylight balanced, continuous LED light source, it's perfect for my creative fast paced wedding style of shooting. And of course it was designed by my mentor & one of the top five best wedding photographers in the world! You can see us in the middle of this photo. = )
The Ice Light™ is a portable, dimmable, daylight balanced, continuous LED light source with a built in battery.
Cutting Edge Technology
The ICE™ Light features the latest Lithium Ion battery technology and can be run both AC or DC power. Batteries are built into the lightweight 1.3 lb. design and can run for a full 60 minutes at full power. Fast charge times are less than 2.5 hours. Plug the ICE™ Light into any standard power outlet and run continuously (all while charging the unit).
The latest LED technology offers a flicker-free light source perfect for both photo and video applications. The custom-designed curved front has a 72-degree wide beam spread ideal for achieving soft, even wrap-around light.
Soft, Even Daylight Color
The LED array combined with the diffused front face offers an extremely soft and evenly wrap-around light source. This eliminates the need for additional light modifying tools. Lamps are true daylight color and rated for over 50,000 hours of use.
Perfect For Travel
The ergonomic design allows for single-handed operation and requires no additional mounting accessories. Both ends of the Ice Light incorporate a ¼-20” Thread with the option of mounting to a light stand, tilter bracket or mini tripod.
The included carry case with shoulder and belt strap make going on-location a breeze. The ICE™ Light fits inside most regulation carry-on luggage. Multi voltage 100-240v allows for adaptability when traveling internationally.
A Tripod, a Monopod & a Walking Stick. | Benro Travel Angel II Triple Transfunctional Carbon Fiber Tripod
I bought lot of tripods in the past, my first tripod the Velbon Tripod lost in the hills of Kyushu, Japan when I joined the Canon Photo Clinic a few years ago, I was chasing a beautiful morning light when I decided to put down my tripod and run to an amazing scenery, when I turned around I can't remember where did I place the tripod. = (
My second tripod is a Manfrotto I got a good memories and lots of travels with this great tripod, then one day the main Tripod lock grip got loose thread, It is still usable but I can't raise the center column to the maximum height anymore. That's the time I look around for a replacement.
I went to this shop and find this particular tripod, for me all tripods in the market are all the same in terms of functions and usage. But I was impressed with the versatility of this tripod. The Benro Travel Angel II C1692TBO Triple Transfunctional Carbon Fiber Tripod.
It can convert into a full size monopod, a compact monopod and a walking stick with wooden knob and integrated compass. Talk about versatility, I never seen a tripod before with such various capabilities just like this transfunctional tripod. The tripod legs can be inverted and folded back 180 deg. making it small enough to carry just about anywhere. I bought the bigger version Travel Angel 2 C1692TBO because I felt like it will support my camera load capacity needs and height preferences well than the smaller one. If ever I need more stability I'll just carry a plastic shopping bag and fill it with stones to hang on the spring hook if such occasions occur and you'll have a rock solid support.
I find the The supplied head in this kit is kinda complicated for me ha ha ha. The release has a safety feature which needs a pull and second turn of knob to fully release. There seems to be no practical reason to do this and it impedes speed of release. There is overkill on the friction too with two knobs to control the friction of angle adjustment the quick release knob is the same size as the main angle lock so you could easily get confused and turn the wrong one. The smooth of movement is very good and it's easy to adjust from portrait to vertical shooting or make minor adjustments to angle in either format.
This Travel Angel II Kit includes a B0 Double Action Ball Head with PU-50 Arca-Swiss quick release plate. Made from magnesium alloy components the ball head has separate pan and position control and a separate drag adjustment control knob. The head has an integrated bubble level. Tripod comes equipped with screw-in rubber feet and screw-in stainless steel spiked feet in Manfrotto you need to buy it separately.
Nobody solicit me to write a blog about this tripod, I bought this product with my own hard earned money I'm just amazed with what this product can do for me in the field and share the info to my fellow photographers. I love to travel and shoot landscapes at the same time, I can use this tripod a lot in my Wedding Shoot specially for creative stuffs and sometimes for video fusion too.
Value For Money : This is quite an expensive tripod but I love the versatility of this tripod a lot. Portable & Solid!
Compact design | Light weight | Monopod | Walking pole | Versatility | Reversing centre column
Great All around Tripod!
My first time to see a super thick Canon Instruction Manual in years! For 600 EX-RT, one of the best professional speedlite in the planet today! = ) #onlythebestforJHGclients
Time to upgrade and add fresh CF cards to our gears, the Transcend 400x joins SanDisk's Extreme and Extreme Pro cards amongst the ranks of the fastest Compact Flash cards nowadays. Ma-anne and I can't wait to try this new memory cards in the field.
The Transcend CompactFlash Memory Card 400x UDMA takes a big step forward in memory card performance, with 16GB capacity and 400x speed, featuring up to 90MB/sec read and 60MB/sec write--perfect for professional photographers or anyone else who wants fast transfer speeds, enormous capacity and reliability in their memory card in order to take full advantage of high resolution DSLRs or HD video camcorders.
The card can capture more than 6,500 still images (with a 10 megapixel camera) or record more than 1.5 hours of full HD video (1920x1080 at 38.6Mbps). It also features built-in ECC (Error Correction Code) that automatically detects and corrects errors that might occur during data transfer. This card is UDMA (Ultra Memory Access) compatible which means that card-to-computer transfer rates when paired with a UDMA-enabled reader are dramatically increased.
Ultra-fast 400X performance with four-channel support
Manufactured with brand-name MLC NAND Flash chips
Conforms to CF Type I standards
Data transfer rate:
Write 60 MB/sec
Supports Ultra DMA mode 0-6
Support high-end DSLR
CompactFlash 4.1 compliant
Built-in hardware ECC technology for detecting and correcting errors
Low power consumption
Canon has announced the availability of a new firmware update for its EOS 7D DLSR.
Read on for the full press release.
Version 2.0.0 brings higher maximum burst during continuous shooting, GPS Receiver support and the best of Canon’s latest software features to the EOS 7D
Singapore – Canon Singapore announced the availability of a new firmware update for the EOS 7D DLSR. The update, Version 2.0.0, dramatically improves the camera’s performance with higher maximum burst capacity in continuous shooting mode, provides support for the GP-E2 GPS Receiver accessory and adds a host of Canon’s latest software features. The firmware will be available for download from the Canon website from August 2012.
Improved burst capacity in continuous shooting mode
With Version 2.0.0, the EOS 7D is able to capture a higher number of continuous shots before its buffer is filled. Capacity has been improved from the current RAW capacity of 15 shots to 25, and the current RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine) capacity of 6 shots to 17. This expands the range of use when shooting moving objects, for example, and allows users to take full advantage of the high speed burst performance of the EOS 7D.
Support for the GP-E2 GPS Receiver (sold separately)
An EOS 7D equipped with Version 2.0.0 will be able to read information from the GP-E2 EOS accessory (released in April 2012), and append images with the current location’s position (longitude, latitude, elevation). A time zone setting function automatically adjusts the time to the calculated difference with the Universal Time Coordinated (UTC) according to the country set.
Other new features
Users are also able to enjoy the following new features in Version 2.0.0:
Version 2.0.0 of the EOS 7D firmware will be available for download from the Canon website from the beginning of August, 2012.
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