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Promaster “Selfie Stick” Compact Camera Boom
MK Controls “Lightning Bug” Camera Lightening Trigger
Promaster LED120 Camera/Camcorder Light #7200
HotHeadz Polarex Glomitts
Bosstrap BOS-G315 Sliding Strap System
PhotographyTalk is pleased to introduce Hunt’s Photo and Video to our community. For those of you unfamiliar with the company, it is New England’s Largest Photography Retailer with locations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Rhode Island. The third generation of the Farber family is now operating Hunt’s, which sold its first photography equipment during the 1950s. PhotographyTalk recommends that you make it your first choice during this and every Christmas holiday season for gift buying and become your primary source of new equipment throughout the year.
Camera phone selfie photos are all the rage and Promaster has created just the accessory to make self-portraits very easy. Built with five sections of lightweight aluminum, the Selfie Stick extends from 13 to 51 inches, so you can include other people in your selfies. It includes a camera phone mount that is compatible with most camera phones. The Promaster Selfie Stick is even more versatile, as you can also attach it to a regular camera, microphone boom or any device with a standard tripod mount.
Capturing lightening strikes is one of the most exciting challenges for any photographer and the MK Controls Lightning Bug makes it very easy. It’s such a reliable device because it includes a high-speed photodiode sensor, which detects the infrared burst that occurs just prior to a lightning strike and causes your camera shutter to operate at the precise instant to freeze the lightning. The Lightning Bug also gives you control of the sensitivity of the capture: less sensitivity for the brightest lightning strikes and more sensitivity when you’ve framed a composition in which you want to include a cityscape or mountains. Lightning strikes also often come in bunches, so with the Lightening Bug, you can set the number of exposures per second from 1 to 10. The Lightning Bug was designed to work in the rain and the buttons are weather-resistant. Plus, you’ll find a PC port on the hot shoe mount to connect external flash units to add fill flash and make your lightning images more dramatic and interesting.
When you find yourself shooting in such low light that it is insufficient for your camera’s autofocus system to operate accurately and help you capture sharper images, then you need this nifty LED light from Promaster. Under those same low-light conditions, a flash can cause red eye, but the Promaster LED120 is a steady source of light, so red eye never occurs. Make sure you add these convenient lighting accessories to your Christmas wish list and give one to that relative whose pictures always have red eye.
If you’re truly passionate about your photography, then you don’t cower indoors when the weather turns cold. The autumn and winter provides many unique subject matter and weather conditions that you can’t find during any other times of the year. Operating your camera, however, requires rather delicate hand and finger control, so an ordinary pair of gloves is simply not manufactured for the needs of the photographer. That’s why you need a pair of HotHeadz Polarex Glomitts. Not only will you have a strong, secure and confident grip of your camera, but also the fingerless design includes a “flip top” system that covers your fingers in mitten-like warmth and comfort with one simple motion. HotHeadz Polarex Glomitts are available in small, medium, large and extra large and black and gray.
When you’re tired of your heavy, full-frame DSLR tiring your neck and the standard strap pulling on your shirt every time you bring the camera to your eye, then you’re ready for the Bosstrap BOS-G315 Sliding Strap System. The cutting-edge concept of this strap is that it consists of two parts: a 1½” wide sling strap and Bosstrap’s patent-pending Generation 3 BosTail (G3 Tail). The camera strap doesn’t move from its diagonal position across your body, but the sliding sling strap does because it’s connected to your camera. You experience incredible comfort and convenience. Because the sling strap is so wide, the weight of your camera is evenly distributed, so no shoulder pad is necessary, further reducing weight and the possibility of abrasion on your shoulder. Plus, you can move your camera from hand-held to a tripod because the sling strap attaches to the left camera strap lug, not the tripod socket.
All photography equipment can be ordered via the Hunt’s Photo & Video Website – huntsphotoandvideo.com – and the company has an outstanding reputation for customer service. Make someone’s Christmas special, or even your own, with any of these DSLRs, but order soon, so they’re sure to arrive well before the 25th.
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Phabulous Photo Weekend | October 18-20 2014
Mike Moats Macro Photo Conference 2014 | October 25-26 2014
Photo Plus Expo | October 30- November 1 2014
Hunt’s Photo 38th Annual Show | November 7-9 2014
Nature Visions Expo | November 14-16 2014
Festival of the Cranes | November 18-23 2014
Space Coast Birding Festival | January 21-26 2015
CNPA Conference | February 12-15 2015
North American Nature Photography (NANPA) Summit | February 12-15 2015
Society of Photo Educators | March 12-15 2015
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