Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Black Rapid RS-W1 strap coming to Tallyn's

The newest addition to the Black Rapid line is the RS-W1 strap, designed specifically for women's unique needs. This photographer-designed R-Strap represents a major innovation in speed and comfort, allowing you to shoot faster, free of pain, in the most demanding situations.

Coming soon to Tallyns.com and available for $59 complete with Connectr-2 & Fastnr-2 for secure mounting.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Lastolite Trigrip Reflectors Now Available

The Lastolite Trigrip Reflectors take your standard collapsible reflectors to the next level. The TriGrip reflectors feature a moulded handle with securing strap, allowing even more accurate positioning of the reflector with one hand which means that light can be directed to all those awkward spots e.g. under the chin and eyes without the need for stands or supports. The securing straps also allow you to support the reflector without actually gripping the handle, reducing the pressure on your wrist and fingers when held for prolonged periods.

I'm sure I will be adding a couple of these to my arsenal in the next few weeks. I've been frequently assisting on on-location shoots lately, and while I have been in charge of some of the technical aspects (frequent metering and pre-shoot color calibration), a pair of these would go a long way in improving our lighting and giving us better results in less-than-ideal natural light.

Lastolite has a great how-to video to show off these reflectors, and they are available and in-stock from tallyns.com.

New Canon 7D Firmware Update 1.2.2

A New 7D Updated Firmware is now Available from Canon.

Firmware Version 1.2.2 incorporates the following improvements and fixes:

- Fixes a phenomenon in which the set aperture moves when shooting movies in manual exposure mode using some Canon lenses (such as macro lenses).
- Fixes the AF point-selection behavior of the C.Fn III-7 (Manual AF pt. selec. pattern) custom function when set to [1].
- Fixes the AF point display for the viewfinder electronic level when shooting in the vertical position.
- Corrects misspellings in the Spanish and Thai menus for applicable products.