B&H has the Oben AT-3421 aluminum tripod and BA-106T ball head for $119.95 (reg. $159.95) through Aug. 18 with free expedited shipping. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
The G-Tech G-Drive ev 220 external hard drive, which is capable of being used in conjunction with the G-Dock ev is now available. The G-Drive ev 220 is a 2TB drive that offers transfer rates up to 220MB/s. It can also be used as a standalone USB 3.0 drive when not connected via the G-Dock ev. [Read more...]
Astrophotography is a new book from astrophotographer Thierry Legault.
In the book, “world-renowned astrophotographer Thierry Legault teaches the art and techniques of astrophotography: from simple camera-on-tripod night-scene imaging of constellations, star trails, eclipses, artificial satellites, and polar auroras to more intensive astrophotography using specialized equipment for lunar, planetary, solar, and deep-sky imaging. Legault shares advice on equipment and guides you through techniques to capture and process your images to achieve spectacular results.
This book provides the most thorough treatment of the topic available. This large-format, richly illustrated book is intended for all sky enthusiasts—newcomers and veterans alike.”
Astrophotography retails for $39.95; however, it is currently available for $24.84 on Amazon.com.
It is also available for $17.99 as a Kindle book.
B&H has several deals on external hard drives and memory cards. Most of these are in limited quantities, so they may be gone soon. Check them out below.
Sony 32GB SDHC card for $13.99 (reg. $17.99)
Paul Richardson spent three weeks in Paris recently and tried to capture the city’s classic sights as well as the modern business side. While he captured some fantastic scenes, his editing really made this timelapse stand out.
He spent three weeks shooting, followed by 5 weeks of editing the images and footage for a grand total of about 400 hours on this project. That is 2.5 hours for every second of this video, which was entirely self-funded and shot purely out of his love for timelapse.
I’m pretty sure that I said “holy crap” out loud at the 1:10-1:20 mark on my first time through. Solid work Paul.
You can find Paul here on his Facebook page.