Month: February 2009

Everyday Is A Saturday

Today Poorboyz productions released the official trailer for their new movie Everyday Is A Saturday. With the most comprehensive list of athletes ever featured in one ski movie this is a guaranteed hit. For the last few months I have spent a lot of time with the crew up here in British Columbia shooting rails, backcountry jumps and lines. Let me tell you right now, this movie will be ridiculous! Check out a few behind the scenes photos below, click for larger...

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New Pocketwizard TT1 and TT5

UPDATE: Read my review of the TT1 transmitter HERE. Today the makers of Pocketwizards announced two new models to add to their lineup. I’m not going to go into details about what the current PWs do, if you don’t know then this isn’t going to be of interest to you at all…. First the good news, the new TT1 and TT5 are backwards compatible with the old models so there is no need to go out and replace the whole lot! The big new feature is that with a TT1 or TT5 on your camera and a TT5 on your canon speedlight – you can do wireless remote ETTL. Great for some people but whilst I do own a Canon speedlight , it hasn’t been out of its bag in 2 years so this feature would not make me buy the new models. So what is there in here that might be useful to a action sports photographer like me? I always use all of my remote strobes in manual mode so the ETTL capabilities are useless. But hidden away in all of the technical jargon and PR speak in the press releases is something VERY interesting and it’s called Hypersync…… It sounds like wizardry to me but the long and the short of it is that the TT1 (or TT5) on the camera can be programmed to fire...

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New Pocketwizards on their way.

I have a love hate relationship with Pocketwizards.  When they work there is nothing better for triggering your remote strobes. But take them up in the mountains, put them in negative temperatures and things can quickly go awry. Triggering distance can drop to mere metres and misfires occur frequently.  From the Pocketwizard site today is a teaser for new triggers to be revealed on Monday.  Most likely these will simply be a challenge to the radio poppers , allowing wireless ETTL.  But you never know….. maybe they will have something cool up their...

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New Bags coming from F-Stop

For the last year my F-Stop backpacks have been my location workhorses. I primarily use the F-Stop Satori (their largest pack) for my day to day mountain shooting and when I am using multiple packs, I double up by taking their Tilopa pack with me as well. Over the last 6 months or so, the guys at F-Stop have been collecting information from photographers such as myself in effort to make these already excellent packs, even better. New versions of the Satori and the Tilopa have been announced for pre-order today on their site HERE Buy pre-ordering the packs...

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Ode to the Sigma 15mm Fisheye lens

About 3 years ago when I decided to start taking my shooting seriously, I also decided that I was going to need a fisheye lens. What action sports photographer doesnt have a fisheye right? Being a Canon shooter gave me two options, the Canon 15mm Fisheye or the Sigma 15mm Fisheye. At the time I remember reading something posted on the website Wheels And Wax.com saying that the two were nearly identical in image quality. I had just bought a 70-200 2.8L IS so I though i’d save the money and buy my one and only non-canon lens with...

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