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ThinkTank Photo Glass TAXI Sniff TEST

Jared Polin August 17, 2010 5

I have always had issues carrying around my 300 2.8 as it is usually kept in a separate bag that isn’t big enough to allow for the camera body.

So I went out and picked up a Think Tank Photo Glass Taxi bag and was surprised what I found. I found that this was more than just a shoulder bag to hold a 300 2.8 with a body on it. In reality it can hold up to s 500 f4, act as a backpack as well as an extra camera bag.

When I unzipped the bag the first time I realized that this could act as full time camera bag. What I mean by that is I could fit the D3s with the “Hebrew Trinity” and some other accessories in this bag.

Like all other Think Tank Photo bags this bag is built extremely well and will not only protect your gear but look good while doing it.

(Keep and eye out for The ThinkTank Super Hero)

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It was 80′s night!!!

Jared Polin August 16, 2010 7

Yes I wore this out in public to a minor league baseball game, but it was 80′s night so its ok, right??

It is all in good fun, i have to say there were so many people dressed up there probably 10 people other than me.

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Super Secret Project Autofocus Modes Explained

Jared Polin August 13, 2010 5

Welcome to another installment of the D3000/D3100 Super Secret Project. That is right, it looks like the D3100 from NIKON has been outed by a German Magazine. From what I have read it is looking to be a real step forward for beginners in terms of image quality. I will get more into that in my next Rumors Video.

Now lets get into Autofocus modes that are available on just about all new cameras. There are two modes that you will find yourself using all the time. Those are AF-C (Continuos) and AF-S (Single). In AF-C as long as your finger is pressed down half way on the shutter button it will continue to focus. It will also track subjects from one focus point to the next depending on how you have your camera set. Continuous focus is best used when you are shooting moving subjects such as kids, sports, concerts etc.

In continuos focus you have the option to select your focusing point which allows you to select where your focus will be. For example if you are focused on a subject on the left side of the frame and they move to the center focus point the camera will track the subject to that point. I will have to do a video on the different focus tracking modes you can use.

The second focusing mode that I you will use all the time is AF-S or Servo or I call Single Focus. In this mode when you press half way down on the shutter button and lock your focus in as long as you do not release your finger from the shutter button the focus will stay locked. This mode is best used when you are shooting objects that will not be moving such as landscapes, still life’s and portraits.

I like to use single focus when shooting portraits because the subject will not be moving to much. For basic head shots you can focus on the eye and recomposing the image. Remember as long as your finger stays pressed half way down on the shutter button your focus will stay locked. Keep in mind if you lock your focus in and you move or your subject moves you will need to refocus the images. I like to constantly refocus when I am shooting on AF-S because I like to make sure my images is as tight as possible in terms of focus.

I have no words for these images

Jared Polin August 13, 2010 13

Yea, I like to enjoy the weddings I am photographing as if you could not tell from these pictures.  What do you think?

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Sony UWP Wireless Microphone Un-Boxing and Hands On

Jared Polin August 13, 2010 8

I know how important audio is to my videos so I just pulled the trigger and picked up this Sony UWP Wireless Microphone System. I start of with an un-boxing of the unit as well as a sniff test and move into an actual test of this unit. It set up as soon as I turned it on. It just needed one minor setting tweak to dial in the DB settings for my speaking. I will be using this microphone from here on out in most of my videos.

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