LenSkirt Kills Reflections When Shooting Through Windows


As hard as I have tried while shooting out hotel windows in Vegas, I have been unable to kill all the reflections from my room on the windows.  Turning off all of the lights in the room won’t do the trick because exterior lighting spills into the room, thus creating reflections of ambient room light…

This smart little LenSkirt tool uses suction cups to attach to the window and has an adjustable opening for various lens sizes.  It also folds down quite small for packing in your camera bag.

I haven’t tried one yet, but I may pick one up before my next trip to Vegas. Check out the examples here to see how well they kill ambient room lighting. They’re $49 and available via the LenSkirt website.

Kudos to Mitch over at Planet5D for turning me onto this one.

Nikon DSLR and Lens Instant Rebates

Nikon D800

There are currently several rebates available for Nikon DSLR and lens packages, including the D800, D4 and D7000.

The Nikon D7000 is available with a $100 instant rebate as well as additional discounts on lenses such as the AF-S 55-300mm ($150 off), AF-S 18-200mm ($150 off), AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ($200 off) and AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G VR II ($200 off).

You can choose either the D7000 body only or the D7000 w/ 18-105mm kit lens.  To take advantage of the bundle rebates, click the “Buy Together and Save” link on the B&H product page.

There’s a similar deal for the Nikon D800 and D800E.  Clicking the “Buy Together and Save” link will let you bundle the 24-70mm or 70-200mm lenses with $200 for each lens.  In addition, B&H currently is bundling free 77mm Tiffen UV and Circular Polarizer filters with the deal.

The exact same deal applies with the Nikon D4 as with the D800.

These instant rebates are set to expire on July 28, 2012.