Thursday, September 13, 2007

I met her in a pawn shop ...

She had seen better days but she was well built and a little taller than the others. An old cougar, you could tell she had run with a fast crowd but she was still a looker and sharp as a tack. For $200 she offered to rock my world...

...and she was right.

I thought we were happy. We went to the beach. Long walks in the park and there were always flowers. When she needed more I bought her a D2x so she could mount a full 12 megapixels. I even took her to Seattle for the Strobist Meet. She was a little kinky.

The last time I saw her she was lying on the bed at the Hilton. When I stepped out of the room she disappeared. Someone probably offered her more.... said they were packin' 21 megapixels. Boy will she be surprised when he turns out to be a Canon.

Somewhere on the streets of Seattle she's being pimped by a D50...full of regret.

If anyone sees my Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro, please send the bitch home.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Officer flips over burger...

Union City, Georgia - Based on his "experience and training" Police Officer Wendell Adams arrested a cook at the local McDonalds for over-seasoning his burger. Kendra Bull, 20, a McDonald’s employee, spent a night in jail Friday and faces criminal charges after Officer Wendell Adams complained the burger she prepared with too much salt made him sick.

"Step away from the grill and place your hands on your head"
Officer Adams sent a sample of the burger to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab for analysis.... I kid you not. Even though the lab has millions of dollars of testing equipment and some high powered talent in their scientists, it may be difficult to determine if Officer Adams illness was a result of too much salt on his burger or too much sugar on his donut.

The CBS affiliate has the full story here.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

What are Wizard Brackets?

A simple, secure and inexpensive way to mount your Pocket Wizard flash triggers to your light stand or flash swivel.

Traditionally, photographers have just hung their Pocket Wizards by the included lanyard or stuck them on the light stand with Velcro. Neither of these methods are particularly secure.

Wizard Brackets install quickly and easily to your flash swivel. They are laser cut from cold rolled steel and have a textured powder coat finish. Your Pocket Wizards attach to the bracket, in seconds via a threaded knob with 1/4-20 thread.

Purchase via credit/debit card

Wizard Brackets are sold in sets of 3 for $24.00 and shipped, in the U.S., for a flat rate of $4.70

For the uninitiated, Pocket Wizards are the gold standard in radio controlled flash/camera triggers. They are available from all the major photo equipment sites such as B&H and Adorama. They work as advertised... every time. And they are expensive. Depending on the model, prices range from $180 to $295 each.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Wizard Brackets are shipping today...

...and Monday.

I spent all day Friday assembling and packaging the brackets. Today was spent printing labels. I should have about half of these in the mail today. The rest will ship on Monday. Watch your email for shipping confirmation.

Thanks to everyone who ordered. Your support was amazing. If you haven't ordered a set of these, do it now. I have a few dozen left. You can order at the bottom of the page, here.

Thanks again.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

The Power of Strobist...

David's post on Strobist caught me a little by surprise...the response was overwhelming. It appears a lot more people would rather buy the Wizard Bracket than make it as a DIY project.
I have 250 of these coming from laser cutting today. They will go to powder coat this afternoon. Knobs and other bits and pieces arrive Friday.

I'll spend the weekend assembling and packaging.

Thanks for your patience.
Feel free to give me a call if you have any questions.

(541) 815-4580