Final Day to Enter the Swag Bag Giveaway

Photography Bay Swag Bag

This will be the last reminder to enter the Swag Bag Giveaway before we announce a winner to this bag packed with photo gear.

Your opportunity to enter will end tonight at midnight. Check out the giveaway rules here.

What’s in the Swag Bag? Check out the list below: [Read more...]

Last Chance to Enter the Swag Bag Giveaway

Swag Bag

There are just a few days left to get in on the Swag Bag Giveaway. Check out all the gear that we’re giving away and the giveaway rules here.

Thank You Swag Bag Sponsors!

Thanks again to all the sponsors of this awesome Swag Bag, which include:

Vanguard | B&H Photo | Western Digital | Lensbaby | Wiley

Without awesome sponsors like these, the Swag Bag giveaways just couldn’t happen.

Don’t Miss Out: Swag Bag Giveaway Reminder

We’ve got about 10 days left to get in on the Swag Bag Giveaway. Check out all the gear that we’re giving away and the giveaway rules here.

Thank You Swag Bag Sponsors!

Thanks again to all the sponsors of this awesome Swag Bag, which include:

Vanguard | B&H Photo | Western Digital | Lensbaby | Wiley

Without awesome sponsors like these, the Swag Bag giveaways just couldn’t happen.

Swag Bag Giveaway Reminder

Swag Bag Giveaway

There are still a couple of weeks left to get in on the Swag Bag Giveaway. Check out all the gear that we’re giving away and the giveaway rules here.

Thank You Swag Bag Sponsors!

Thanks again to all the sponsors of this awesome Swag Bag, which include:

Vanguard | B&H Photo | Western Digital | Lensbaby | Wiley

Without awesome sponsors like these, the Swag Bag giveaways just couldn’t happen.

WD Unveils My Book Studio with USB 3.0 and 4TB Capacity

WD USB 3 My Book Studio

Western Digital is adding to its My Book Studio line with a new 4TB drive that features a USB 3 interface.  The new unit retains the single drive form factor in 1TB, 2TB, 3TB and 4TB flavors.

The new USB 3 drives are Mac formatted out of the box for compatibility with the newest Macs that now offer USB 3 (of course, they are also backward compatible with USB 2.0).  Accordingly, the new drives are compatible with Apple Time Machine and they offer 256-bit hardware-based encryption for added security against unauthorized access to the drive and its contents.

Pricewise, the My Book Studio 1TB is $159.99; the 2TB is $189.99; the 3TB is $239.99; and the 4TB is $299.99.  The new drives are already available on Western Digital’s website and I expect them to show up soon at B&H Photo.

WD My Passport Studio 2TB Portable Hard Drive Review

WD My Passport Studio 2TB

The latest bus-powered compact drives are available in capacities up to 2TB.  If there’s one thing that photo and video shooters can’t get enough of, it’s storage space for the growing file sizes we’re dealing with.

The new Western Digital My Passport Studio drives for Mac users sleek and compact (particularly when you consider we’re getting 2TB of storage).  WD recently sent me a pair of the new drives to try out.  The drive’s external shell is mix of silver and black aluminum, which goes along nicely with the current MacBook motif.

As with with recent iterations of Western Digital’s FireWire 800 drives, the new My Passport Studio drives sport dual FW800 ports, allowing you to daisy chain multiple devices and only use a single port on your computer. [Read more...]