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  • Check out the Leatherman Tools Juice XE6 (78105001K) Thunder (purple)

    Posted on June 29th, 2010 Staff Writer

    Leatherman Tools Juice XE6 (78105001K)

    The Leatherman Tools Multi Tool Juice Xe6, with a slightly thicker chassis than the CS4 and KF4, and protected by purple anodized aluminum handles, the Leatherman Juice XE6 Multi-Tool has it all. Along with pliers, wire cutters and four screwdrivers, the XE6 contains a saw, awl and diamond-coated file. It provides a choice of straight or serrated knife blades. It also houses easily accessible serrated scissors, plus a corkscrew, can and bottle opener, as well as a lanyard attachment. Powerful but still compact, this multi-tool will conquer most any task in a flash. It is covered by Leatherman’s 25-year warranty.

    FEATURES:

    * Needlenose Pliers
    * Straight Knife
    * Wire Cutters
    * Hard-Wire Cutters
    * Extra-Small Screwdriver
    * Small Screwdriver
    * Med/Lrg Screwdriver
    * Phillips Screwdriver
    * Lanyard Attachment
    * Can/Bottle Opener
    * Corkscrew with Assist
    * Scissors
    * Saw
    * Awl
    * Serrated Knife
    * Diamond File
    * Stainless Steel with Hard-anodized Aluminum Handle Scales
    * Stainless Steel Body
    * Outside-accessible Tools and Knives
    * Fixed Lanyard Ring
    * Polycarbonate or Leather Case Sold Separately
    * Manufacturer 25-year Warranty

    This Leatherman has everything and we are sure it would be the right tool for you.

  • Grab the Nikon D3000 10.2 Megapixel Camera W/ 18-55mm VR Lens & 55-200mm VR

    Posted on June 24th, 2010 Staff Writer

    Nikon D3000

    The Nikon D3000 is a beginner-friendly digital SLR featuring a 10.2 megapixel DX-format sensor, 3.0 inch LCD, and Guide Modes for tips on making adjustments for a variety of shooting situations. Compact and capable, the D3000 is compatible with a broad range of world-famous Nikkor lenses and includes the versatile 3x, 18-55mm Zoom-Nikkor with Silent-Wave Motor auto-focusing and Nikon VR image stabilization to combat picture blur caused by camera shake for sharper hand-held pictures. The D3000′s split-second shutter response eliminates the annoyance of shutter lag. To further simplify picture-taking in special situations such as portraits, sports, landscapes, and more, the D3000 features icon-identified Scene Modes that deliver beautiful results automatically in otherwise complex situations. Additionally, the camera encloses Trim, Red-eye Correction, Soft Filter and many more functionalities that help you capture snaps in detail.

    Other Features:

    • 10.2-Megapixel DX-format Imaging Sensor – Delivers extraordinary image quality for breathtaking prints up to 20 x 30 inches.
    • Includes 3x 18-55mm Zoom-NIKKOR VR Image Stabilization Lens – Legendary NIKKOR optical quality and fast, accurate autofocus means vivid color, striking contrast and crisp detail, while VR image stabilization assures your sharpest pictures ever.
    • Nikon’s Smallest D-SLR
    • Split-second Shutter Response – Eliminates the frustration of shutter delay, capturing moments that other cameras miss.
    • Continuous Shooting up to 3 Frames-Per-Second – Capture fast action, precious moments and fleeting expressions confidently.
    • In-camera Image Editing – The Retouch Menu provides creative freedom, without the need for a computer, offering 13 easy editing functions, including Trim, Red-eye Correction and Soft Filter.
    • Nikon EXPEED Image Processing – Assures breathtakingly rich image quality, managing color, contrast, exposure, noise and speed.
    • Automatic Image Sensor Cleaning – Ultrasonic process and exclusive Airflow Control combats the accumulation of dust in front of the image sensor, safeguarding image quality shot after shot.
    • 11-point Autofocus – Fast and accurate autofocus delivers razor-sharp pictures.
    • Active D-Lighting – Restores picture-enhancing detail in shadows and highlights.

    The D3000 packs all the innovation and enhanced engineering into a light, compact body. Its leading-edge technology resides behind a user-friendly interface that makes it extraordinarily simple to take the kinds of photos you’ve always wanted to take.

  • Surf Photography Tips

    Posted on June 10th, 2010 Staff Writer

    Here some surf photography basics you can use this summer.

    Surf photography can be very risky, sharks, broken bones, run over by surfboards and possible drowning are all risks when involved with surf photography.If you are up for taking risks to get that great shot its always worth it. You basically deal with the same elements surfers deal with when you are out there.

    To start with if this is your first time do not use expensive equipment. Fuji and Kodak make great throw away waterproof cameras. If you are going to drop a few dollars then I would suggest either an Olympus or Pentax. They both makes underwater cameras that run in $300 range. Also consider a monopod and ball head might help to reduce the stress on your arms depending on how long you plan on shooting.

    If possible only shoot in RAW mode at the highest resolution. If you shoot JPGs its easy to blow out the whites or get the wrong color contrast in high contrasting seas. Use the fastest shutter speed possible. Shutter speed should be equal to or faster than the ratio one over the focal length of your lens. Shutter speed should be about one over your ISO, so, if your ISO is set to 800, your shutter speed would be 1/800th of a second. Obtaining proper depth-of-field, for many scenes, will make the difference between a good shot and a snapshot.

    Make your own judgment call. When it comes to getting out in the waves and shooting make your own judgment call. Never trust what a surfer says about the waves. An understanding of the break is even more important. Need to know where the wave will pitch or bowl so you can be right inside of the action.

    Always be creative and have fun with it!