Tuesday, April 20, 2010

What's in the Bag? Ball Bungees

The prior post in this “What's in the Bag” series covered plastic spring clamps, so moving along with the theme of clamping or holding things, this short post is covering something you don't often hear about. Yes, today we talk about Ball Bungees!

Monday, April 12, 2010

What's in the Bag? Plastic Spring Clamps

Marching ahead with the “What's in the Bag” series, we now get to talk about the less oft thought of bits of kit that sometimes save the day. Yes folks, today we are going to discuss plastic spring clamps. I found a nice collection of various sized clamps at the local hardware store. It really doesn't matter where you get them, just get them.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

What's in the Bag? Spare Batteries

At the end of the last post I said that this one would be short, and so it is.

A backup for everything, not much else to say about that. Always pack extra batteries, freshly charged AA cells for the flashes and new cells for the wireless triggers. The observant reader will note that I am missing the AAA cells for the RF-602 receiver. Not to worry, they are in the bag, but got left out of this and the overview shot.

Coming Next
Just a few more postings left for this series, so hang on and do come back for more.

Until then...

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"Plastic Spring Clamps"

Sunday, April 4, 2010

What's in the Bag? CTR-301P Wireless Triggers (the backup plan)

As I've said before and will likely say again, if not several more times, if shooting professionally, you must have a backup for every piece of equipment. At this point I am using my old wireless triggers for backup. The CTR-301P is actually not a bad little system. So far it has been quite reliable. The range is a bit short, getting spotty beyond about 40 or 50 feet, but in real world use that has not been a problem.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

What's in the Bag? RF-602 Wireless Trigger

This is my new favorite device. In my book, wireless triggers are the only way to fire a flash. Forget about using a cord (though you might have one as a backup). Wireless triggers eliminate a trip hazard, are easy to set up with no thought for where to route a cord, they offer complete freedom. Using wireless, you can place a light outside and let it blast through a window (done that). Need to light a couple on a bridge while you shoot from the bottom of a gully? No problem! Try doing that with a PC Sync cord.