Friday, August 20, 2010

(Not so) Quicky comments

Just some random, "catch up" stuff.

  • Bought a tripod. Yes, another one, so that is...4 in my possession. Benro Travel Angel TRCB269, the new carbon-fiber model. This one is a "travel tripod," one that is packable, yet stable enough to use just to stabilize a normal load. Initial test say it works. No, I would do a money shoot with it, but if you are traveling, it may save a shot or 300, especially if you bounce and sway as much as I do. Of course, if you are not a tripod user, I don't know if there is anything I can say to persuade you to use one. To each his/her own.

  • A friend starting up her business has issued a freebie for Oahu folk, or people that will be on Oahu as that time, anyway. From her Facebook page:

    Hi Everyone (well... everyone that lives on Oahu ^_^)... Just a heads up for those interested. Within the next week I'll be posting on my facebook "fan" page a giveaway. I'll be randomly (yes, the whole pick the name out of the hat thing) picking 3 people to give a mini session to. The session will include 30 minutes of shooting and a dvd of fully edited / hi-res photos (along with the copyright release form so you can print to your heart's content). All you have to do is become a fan of my facebook page!/pages/Kaneohe-HI/Nikki-Jennifer-Photography-LLC/142403585780860 and wait until I post the official giveaway. Once I post the giveaway, if you are interested in receiving the free mini session... "like" the status and in comments... let me know why you'd like a mini session... and what kind of shoot you would like to do. Spread the word... let your friends know... if this is a big hit... I just may do another giveaway ^_^

    I should say that this is a "heads-up." Just spreading the word.

  • In Hawaii, Friday is a state holiday to celebrate the admission to the union. The United States one. Have to admit, that is probably one of he better unions t obe a member of. Happy State Admission Day, Hawaii!


  1. Wow, you got 4 tripods now? Would GITZO be your first choice for the legs?

    I'll have to stick with my Manfrotto for a's nice and sturdy but it's heavy.

    I do want to get a really nice one one of these days.

  2. Hey, Chris!

    Normally, yes. Now, it depends on the application. Have 2 Gitzos, 1 Manfrotto (055XProB), and this one. 3 RRS ballheads, which is probably the more important part, in my opinion.

    If you don't use it often, I would stay with the Manfrotto. It's a solid piece of kit.

  3. I have the 190XProB with the 488RC2 ball head and I do like how solid it is, but the ball head irritates me sometimes. I do use it a lot at home but I tend to give it a pass when I go to the photo meets...too heavy to lug around. That's why I'd like to get something lighter with a better ball head. But that's all in the future...after the furloughs. Thanks.