Wedding Photography and the New Canon 5D Mark III

A familiar high ISO torture test with the Canon 5D Mark III Click here to rent the Canon 5D mark II from BorrowLenses! Click here to check pricing and availability of the Canon 5D mark III at B&H The Canon 5D Mark III has finally arrived.  Is it a worthy successor to the 5D Mark II, or is this just a re-branding of a beloved camera system offering little payout for the updated pocketbook pricetag? I finally got my hands on a 5D Mark III for the weekend (a way too short weekend)... Read More

Field Test: The Profoto Acute2 Ring Flash

Introduction: Ring flashes, in their various forms, are a unique way to illuminate a subject and perhaps none more frequently represents the strange breed than the Profoto Acute 2 Ring Flash.  It’s a big, sturdy donut of a light, designed to surround a camera lens, throwing intense and even light on a subject, seemingly from the lens itself.  Ring lighting creates unique effects with shadows and highlights and has been used to great effect by a range of photographers. ... Read More

Review: Data Robotics Drobo Storage Solution

Drobo – simplicity perfected When my G5 finally died after a long and productive life, I knew that it was time to seriously look at my file storage options with my new Mac Pro.  Here was an opportunity to do-over and hopefully avoid many of the mistakes I’d made with the old system.  There were so many options on the market, that it was overwhelming just picking a starting place.  Fortunately, I started with a Data Robotics Drobo and there has not been a need to... Read More

Quick Review: ChronoSync, Easy, Automatic Studio Backup

Do you remember the last time you did backups on your computer files?  You opened two finder windows, dragging one folder after another between windows.  Or the last time you tried to remember if the files on your laptop were more current than the ones on your desktop?  Do you remember that time you “thought” you did a backup of one disk in preparation of reformatting it for another use, only to find out you didn’t really get all the folders copied?  I used to do that. ... Read More