Monday, April 24, 2017

All children need a head start. These photos highlight the wonder of early learning.


APRIL 22, 2017 8:36 AM

All children need a head start. These photos highlight the wonder of early learning.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Canon Rebates at Adorama!

Love my Canon gear and Canon now has Instant Rebates on several of their lenses and a couple cameras.
Adorama is offering free accessories with all and a few include free nice tripods (as noted below)
All ship free and Instant Rebates are good through 4/29.

Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Body and Free Accessories, Black
 after $250 IR
Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Digital Point & Shoot Camera, Black
 after $50 IR
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens, USA, with Free Accessory Bundle
 after $80 IR
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Lens, USA With Free Accessory Bundle
 after 50 IR
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens USA - with Free Accessory Bundle
 after $150 IR
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens with Free Accessory Bundle
 after $80 IR
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM / EF 50mm f/1.4 USM, 2 Lens Kit
 after $300 IR
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens, USA, with Free Accessory Bundle
 after $100 IR
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Zoom Lens - U.S.A. Warranty
Free Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum 3 Sections Tripod ($264 value)
 after $200 IR
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM AutoFocus Telephoto Lens
Free Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum 3 Sections Tripod ($264 value)
 after $150 IR
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM AutoFocus Telephoto Zoom Lens
+ Free Vanguard 264AB-100 4-Section Aluminum Alloy Alta Pro 264-AT Tripod Legs with SBH-100 QR Ballhead ($209 value)
 after $200 IR

Monday, April 3, 2017

LEICA LOUNGE: Zoo Miami Goodwill Ambassador Ron Magill, Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Leica Lounge with Ron Magill

Next Week! Thursday, April 6, 2017   |   7:00 - 8:30 PM   |   RSVP

Join us for our monthly Leica Lounge series on Thursday, April 6th with wildlife photographer and ZooMiami Goodwill Ambassador Ron Magill. Ron has worked with wildlife for over 30 years and has had the privilege of having hands-on experience with a tremendous variety of animals from crocodiles to cheetahs. He is an internationally recognized zoological authority who has appeared on a wide variety of local, national, and international programs including National Geographic Explorer, the Today Show, Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS This Morning, Dateline, CNN, and the Discovery Networks. Ron is also a frequent wildlife analyst for MSNBC and makes regular appearances on Spanish language television programs including international hits Sabado Gigante and Despierta America.

Ron believes that photography is his greatest tool when conveying his message regarding the importance of conservation and nature. He hopes his images will help inspire an appreciation for wildlife along with efforts to protect it for generations to come. To learn more about Magill and see some of his work, click here.

As always, Leica Lounge is proudly sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery. Bring a friend and try out some of Brooklyn's latest brews.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Think Tank Photo’s New “Signature” Camera Bag Series Features Advanced Fabrics For A Modernized Classic Shoulder Bag

Santa Rosa, Calif. – The Signature Series from Think Tank is a modernized version of the classic shoulder bag. Whether one is a young urban professional or corporate photographer, the Signature shoulder bag is as fashionable as it is functional. Hand sewn, advanced fabrics blend weather protection and durability with the classic feel of fine wool. Genuine leather detailing and metal hardware add character and stand up to the rigors of daily use.
“The new Signature Series features a modern fabric that is soft to the touch and yet is durable,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo’s CEO and lead designer.  In addition, the zippered flap provides full closure and security to the main compartment, or tucks away when not in use.  It is a next generation design for today’s discerning photographer.”

·      Dedicated laptop/tablet compartment: Signature 10 fits a 10” tablet; Signature 13 fits a 13” laptop
·      Secure clasps on front flap with one-handed operation
·      Dedicated phone pocket fits up to an iPhone 6s+ or S7 Edge
·      Wide handle pass-through for attaching to rolling luggage
·      Large front pocket for an extra strobe, rain cover or small book
·      Long, cushioned neoprene shoulder pad positions easily when worn cross-body
·      Zippered front pocket provides security for small items and includes a built-in organizer for pens and business cards
·      Quilted velex dividers can be customized to fit gear
·      Shorter dividers can be made into shelves to stack short lenses and primes
·      Dividers and bottom foam can be removed for a completely collapsible bag
·      Although the bag’s outer fabric is treated with water resistant coating, a seam-sealed rain cover is included for downpour conditions


·      1 standard size DSLR with 3–4 prime lenses and accessories
·      A complete Mirrorless camera system with 3–4 lenses and accessories
·      10” tablet fits inside a dedicated compartment

·      1 standard-size DSLR with mid-range zoom attached plus 2–3 additional lenses
·      13” laptop fits inside a dedicated compartment

Exterior: All fabric exterior treated with durable water resistant coating while fabric underside is coated with polyurethane for superior water resistance. The bag also has 240D wool-like 195G nylon/poly blend, full-grain leather, antique-plated metal hardware, highest quality YKK® RC-Fuse zippers, 550D polyspun, nylon seatbelt webbing, neoprene, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

Interior: 210D silver-toned nylon lining, polyurethane-backed quilted Velex liner and dividers, high-density closed-cell foam dividers, 2x polyurethane coated nylon 210T seam-sealed taffeta rain cover, nylon binding, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

Signature 10
·      Internal Dimensions: 11.8” W x 7.8” H x 5.1” D (30 x 20 x 13 cm)
·      Exterior Dimensions: 13” W x 9.1” H x 5.9” D (33 x 23 x 15 cm)
·      Tablet Compartment: 11.4” W x 7.8” H x 0.8” D (29 x 20 x 2 cm)
·      Weight: 2.8 lbs. (1.3 kg)

Signature 13
·      Internal Dimensions: 13.3” W x 9.1” H x 5.1” D (34 x 23 x 13 cm)
·      Exterior Dimensions: 14.6” W x 10.4” H x 6.3” D (37 x 26.5 x 16 cm)
·      Laptop/Tablet Compartment: 13” W x 9.1” H x 1.2” D (33 x 23 x 3 cm)
·      Weight: 3.1 lbs. (1.4 kg)

Headquartered in Santa Rosa, California, Think Tank Photo is a group of designers and professional photographers focused on studying how photographers work and developing inventive new carrying solutions that meet their needs. They are dedicated to using only the highest quality materials and design principles, and employing materials that are environmentally benign.