Wednesday Web Links 3/9/11

Here’s a few links from stories that I have been reading this week.

  • A couple of months ago at Photokina 2010, Fujifilm announced the FinePix X100, a compact digital rangefinder-like camera. It pretty much stole the show and drew a lot of attention from both professionals and amateurs. It’s drawn so much attention that according to DPReview.com that there are now shortages of the camera. Looks like you will have to wait a bit to get your hands on one.
  • I stumbled upon The Atlantic’s photo blog called In Focus with Alan Taylor. It’s a similar format to the popular Boston Globe photo blog called the Big Picture. One post in particular caught my eye titled Libya’s Escalating Conflict. There are lots of good images in this gallery and worth a look in my opinion.
  • Rob Galbraith is reporting that Lastolite, makers of lighting controls, soft boxes and various other grip equipment, has been sold to Manfrotto parent company Vitec Group for about $15.8 million. Hopefully this will be a good thing for distribution and maybe bring down some of their prices. I like a lot of what they make but some of it (tri-flash bracket I’m looking at you) seems a little over priced.
  • And finally, a little shameless self promotion. I recently was accepted to sportsshooter.com. My member page can be found here. I’m gonna try to update it as much as I can with different stuff than I post here. I didn’t realize how much information is available only to members. Good stuff.

Reviews of HD DSLR oriented products coming soon

I have been a bit short on content on the blog here recently. Its not because I haven’t had anything to say it is because I have been busy testing out a bunch of HD DSLR oriented products. In the next couple of days (actual work permitting) I will have several new reviews to post. Just to give you a little taste, these products are made by:

  • Redrock Micro
  • Sennheiser
  • Hoodman
  • Manfrotto
  • Canon

So stay tuned. If you are a HD DSLR news shooter, I promise it will be worth your time.