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Promote Control – for Time Lapse, Stacked Focus and HDR

I recently got word from Promote Systems that they are sending me a Promote Control to play with for the next month. This is a fascinating little device for Canon and Nikon DSLRs. The supported camera list is as follows:

Nikon: D3, D3s, D3X, D2X, D2Xs, D2H, D2Hs, D200, D300, D300s, D700, D40, D40x, D50, D60, D70, D70s, D80, D90, D3100, D5000, D5100, D7000.

Canon: 1D Mark III, 1Ds Mark III, 1D Mark IV, 5D Mark II, 7D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 400D/XTi, 450D/XSi, 500D/T1i, 600D/T3i, 1000D/XS, 1100D/T3, 60D.

Product Description

Designed for serious amateurs and pros, Promote® Control is an advanced remote control for digital SLR cameras from Canon, Nikon and various other manufacturers. A brief feature list includes:

  • Automatic bracketing for up to 45 shots in a row
  • Up to 9.0EV steps between bracketed exposures
  • Automatic Bulb mode bracketing
  • Programmable Focus Stacking sequences (Canon only, requires a free firmware update)
  • Time-Lapse with optional exposure bracketing for HDR Time-Lapse
  • Pocket-sized alternative to laptop-based camera remote control solutions

Up to 45 images in automatic bracketing! Check out the Promote Control!

Once I receive the demo unit, I will post a review with lots of photos of resulting work. As of this moment, I do not have an ETA for the Promote Control but I am eager to get my hands on it. I would certainly love to know any feed back from my readers who have had an opportunity to use this.

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Updates on the move to Portland, Oregon.

Portland OregonCurrently, my wife and I are working on a three year plan to move from Indianapolis, IN to Portland, OR. There is a lot to get done in that time, But I am sure we can get everything in line.

I will be purchasing, either, a bus or step van, that will become my mobile office once we are moved. This will enable me to work more efficiently on location while being able to move equipment in a secure manner. In the mean time, it will facilitate a comfortable ride across the country for my wife, three dogs and I.

Alternatively, my wife may move ahead of me to get scout houses/property prior to physically moving the household.  This part of the plan will be stressful, but it is only short term.

One thing that is difficult to plan for is the location of the new studio. I have been looking at commercial property around the Portland area. Compared to Indianapolis, the rental and sales rates of commercial property are really high.

Meanwhile, I have been doing some research into the area and shoot locations. Not to mention the amount of gallery space that is available for showing work. I am quite enthused to be making these plans and while stressful, I am sure it is the right move to make.

One of the things that I am looking forward to is hanging out with my friends at Cutthroat Studios, the makers of Bad Blood.

Blog photo provided by BigStock

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Canon 5D Mark III information leak.


Canon 5D Mark III

Credit: Canon

Canon Rumors reports that the Specs for the, much awaited, Canon 5D Mark III have been leaked.

  • 22mp
  • 61pt AF
  • 100% VF
  • 3.2″ LCD
  • Dual CF/SD Card Slots
  • Price: Around $3500 USD
  • Announcement on February 27 or 28, 2012 (Depending where you are on earth)

This morning, CNET also reported the the same information. Supposedly, Canon has not decided on a name yet (Canon 5Dx or 5D Mark III), they can still go off into left field and call it the Unicorn. No matter what they call it, the camera is sure to be the next favorite for Canon enthusiasts. I know I am looking forward to this.

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Kiss Me Dark – Indy Horror Movie

“Kiss Me Dark is a suspenseful psychological thriller detailing the bizarre love triangle of a killer, his dead lover, and Death. Parrish had the perfect relationship until he lost his Amara, on a night of true horror. Parrish, still in shock, has a hard time accepting Amara’s death…. and so does Amara as she discovers she’s existing in a surreal purgatory with Parrish’s heart beating strongly for her on one side but the dangerous embrace of Death-manifest on the other side. We’ve all felt as puppets in this great drama of life but this story is different, as is further unfolds we learn who is really pulling the strings in a trail of haunted murders that connects the tangled lives of the characters in this drama.”

The project is currently in preproduction and is looking promising, Director, Acid PopTart (Anastasia Heonis) has recently posted an opportunity for everyone to front some money to help with the film project. In a manner of speaking, this is your chance to get a feature film off the ground and moving forward.

Get more info and feeds: Facebook

Help fund the project: Kickstart Page

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Canon 24-70 f/2.8L II

From CanonRumors:

24-70 f/2.8L II
Apparently 5 versions of this lens exist. A few even have IS. It is slated for a 2011 announcement. The patent we’ve seen says no IS.

This is a Canon  lens that I would love to get my grubby hands on.

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