Monday, May 4, 2009

Monday, April 4th

Happy Monday morning to everyone. Hope everyone had a good weekend. Mine was good but tiring. I spent all day Friday getting images edited and ready to go for the Mt. Saint Joe people, and then headed out to Indy for a 6:30 meeting with the Brightroom people and pick up my press credentials for the race on Saturday. Saturday I shot all day long at the finish line of the race, and then headed back home for the evening. Did some one on one work Sunday with a wonderful lady that looks like she has some real potential with photography.(If we can just talk her into switching to Nikon from that Canon gear jk) Other than that nothing new and exciting to report for the weekend. However I would like to do a quick review for you guys on the Lowe Pro belt system that you see above. So right to it then.

Saturday (as I said above) I shot a marathon in Indianapolis. My job was at the finish line where we were putting people in front of backgrounds and taking pictures of them with their "finisher" medals. I stood there for 7 hours doing that. All the while I had on the Lowepro S&F Deluxe Waist Belt. This is the top of the line belt offered by LowePro, and it's worth every penny. It allowed me to have my primary flash on camera, a second flash in a pouch as well as a whole compartment full of batteries. I took roughly 700 shots, so I changed flashes once, and then batteries once. All the while keeping my gear on my person and not worrying about my bag like the rest of the shooters there. They had all of their bags sitting behind the backdrops but with 35,000 people coming through it would have been easy to swipe one without anyone knowing. Along with the extra flash and batteries, I had a spot to hold a bottle of water, as well as a large pouch for my 70-200 2.8 to fit in. I didn't end up using it, but I had it just in case. This wasn't my belt I borrowed this belt from my buddy Shad, but if I were to buy one I would definitely go with this one. It has plenty of support for pouches to hold all of your flashes, lenses, and whatever other misc. stuff you take with you on a shoot. The only thing that I wish I had would be the suspenders that take the weight off of your hips. After 7 hours of having 30+ pounds hanging on your waist you begin to get a little sore. Other than that, the belt system works really well. If you want to have your hands free to shoot, but still have easy access to your gear, the Lowepro S&F Deluxe Waist Belt is for you. Price wise, the whole system(belt and 6 or 7 pouches) runs about $200.

A little news/rumors this morning. Nikon seems to be discontinuing the D300. It's no longer available at Costco, and a source at Best Buy says that they will no longer be carrying it either. D400 on the way? It seems like the right time.

Great deal going on from Sandisk. Big rebates like they did back in December. It may be worth it to check out for any of you who have a need for more storage(everyone). Click
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That's all I've got today folks. I'm in serious need of recovery, so I think I'm going to take a few hours and catch up on some much needed sleep.(Just don't tell the boss) Jason


  1. If you're going to post an external link, make it convenient for the viewer and give them the direct link (not just the home page) - :-D ..-B

  2. I updated the link for those of you who are too lazy to read the page... lol.