Month: June 2009

Think Tank Audio Recorder Review

The Audio Recorder is part of Think Tanks new multimedia Wired Up collection. The on board microphones on many cameras and video cameras just don’t cut it. Many multimedia professionals use separate audio recording devices that produce much higher quality sound. Sound,although often overlooked, is a huge part in any video production and many photographers are looking to record ambient sound these days to play along with sideshows. The Think Tank Audio Recorder is the perfect size for recorders such as the Zoom H4N or the Edirol R-09HR. A stretchy front pocket can be used to store a microphone...

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Think Tank Mic Drop In Review

The Mic Drop In is part of Think Tanks new multimedia Wired Up collection. For those familiar with Think Tank products, the Mic Drop In is similar in design to the Lens Drop In that is in the current modular range. A drawstring opening on the top can be left open for quick removal of the microphone. The bag can also be lengthened using the extendable zippered section on the bottom, adding approximately 3 inches to the length of the bag to accommodate larger mics. On the front of the bag is stretch pocket for extra cables,XLR adapters, dead cats or whatever else you might need. One new feature that all the Wired Up Collection bags have in common, are cable pass-through holes. Small holes in the bags in strategically placed positions to allow cables to be passed between bags to link up with cameras and audio recorders. All the holes are marked with a small blue tab for easy finding. Of course the Mic Drop In is fully compatible with Think Tanks existing modular rail system for attaching the bag to a speed belt and the bag will be available for...

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Think Tank Wired Up Collection – Review

This Month, Think Tank Photo will be releasing an entire new collection of camera bags designed specifically with the Multimedia photographer in mind. With the advent of cameras such as the Canon 5dMKII and the the Panasonic GH-1, more and more photographers are being asked to shoot video and/or audio on photographic assignments. More to shoot means more to carry and these new bags are designed specifically to meet the new challenges associated with multimedia shooting. If you decide to purchase any of the bags, Think Tank has a special offer on at the moment. If you go to...

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Think Tank Change Up – Review + Photos

I thought it was about time I did a review about one of my favorite camera bags. This is one of the most versatile camera bags that’s ever been made. Part belt pack , part shoulder bag and part backpack. Everyone will be able to find a great use for this bag. And the system is totally expandable using the Think Tank modular components added to the side. So on to the bag….its hard to know where to start so i’ll start with the various pockets. Click on the photos to see the larger! The front and sides have...

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All quiet on the western coast…for now

The blog has been pretty quiet lately.  Having finished my final shoot of the winter for Whistler Blackcomb in May I took a bit of time off after a long winter.  I went back to England to visit my family and also took some time to head to France to watch the Le Mans 24 hour motor race.  After skiing, motor racing is my second passion.  One day I would love to spend a bit more time shooting it.  The trip to France was a holiday for me so i didn’t spend a lot of time shooting but I did pack my 5dMKII and a couple of lenses.  I was actually fairly impressed with the AI- Servo focusing of the 5dMKII, i think that’s the first time I have tried using it.  With the 300mm lens it was pretty accurate on the fast moving cars.  In the end the race was won by the number 9 Peugeot 908 HDI. For anyone who has even the vaguest interest in racing, a trip to Le Mans should be on your list of things to do.  The track is steeped in the history of the worlds greatest sports car manufacturers and the atmosphere generated by the 250,000 strong crowd is something I have yet to find words to describe.  It is not just about the racing, it is a pilgrimage.  Even the...

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