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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Pixel TR-331 TTL (radio) Nikon Triggers

So Pocket Wizards are too costly, you don't want to get the original radio-poppers and well you want to have ttl-flash control with non line-of-site placement of flashes, What can you do?
David Hobby over at has a first look at the Pixel TR-331 TTL Triggers HERE

Just in time for the Holiday: New Releases from O'Reilly

Here are a few books you may want to get a loved one who's into photography, computers etc.

Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Snow Leopard Edition
By David Pogue
Ready to make the leap to Snow Leopard? There has never been a better time to switch from Windows to Mac, and this incomparable guide will help you make a smooth transition. New York Times columnist and Missing Manuals creator David Pogue gets you past three challenges: transferring your stuff, assembling Mac programs so you can do what you did with Windows, and learning your way around Mac OS X.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 One-on-One
By Deke McClelland, Colleen Wheeler
Master the fundamentals of Photoshop Elements 8 with Deke McClelland's unique and effective learning system. Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 One-on-One includes step-by-step tutorials, hours of DVD-video demonstrations, and hands-on projects to help you improve your knowledge and hone your skills. Once you read about a particular technique, you can see how it's done first-hand in the video. Learn to use Elements faster, more creatively, and more efficiently than you thought possible.

Inside Cyber Warfare
By Jeffrey Carr
Maybe you've heard about "cyber warfare" in the news, but do you really know what it is? This book provides fascinating and disturbing details on how nations, groups, and individuals throughout the world are using the Internet as an attack platform to gain military, political, and economic advantage against their adversaries. You'll learn how sophisticated hackers working on behalf of states or organized crime patiently play a high stakes game that could target anyone, regardless of political affiliation or nationality.

Using Joomla
By Ron Severdia, Kenneth Crowder
If you're new to building websites, or just new to web content management systems, with this book you'll quickly learn how to create powerful web applications and effective websites with Joomla. Using Joomla provides hands-on instruction for newcomers who want to learn the basics, and models best practices for experienced Joomla developers looking to build more sophisticated websites.

Gift Ideas: Rechargable Batteries

PowerGenix Batteries are NiZn rechargeable batteries, The Best Rechargeable on the market now! Charge up your Flash or camera with these and notice the difference! These batteries are rated to about 1.6V that's just higher than your standard Alkaline or Lithium battery while popular NiMh batteries only have a 1.2v rating thus slower re-charge and focusing in your cameras and flashes. I personally have these and LOVE THEM in my Flash units, Super fast recycle! ~B

However if you are in need of long-term storage of charged rechargeable batteries the trusty Sanyo Eneloop is my Choice. I have been using these for over a year and have come to rely on not having to recharge non-used batteries and keep a set or 2 in each photo bag for when they are needed. ~B

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Gift Ideas: Kodak Solar Charger

What do you get the photographer who has everything for Christmas this year? How about a Solar AA-Battery Charger! Kodak has a few options to choose from and unlike some less known brands, I wouldn't hesitate to buy this one. I in fact may buy one for this summers photo expedition ~B
Solar powered device and battery charger leads new line of dependable, on-the-go power solutions from Kodak. Help support us Buy it from Amazon HERE

-- Eastman Kodak Company introduced (this summer) a family of new portable power-charging solutions that enable fast and convenient charging of multiple devices, including a solar-powered charger that harnesses the sun’s power to charge gadgets while on the go.

“Millions of consumers rely on multiple devices for work and play, and need dependable sources of power for them anytime, anywhere,” says John Blake, General Manager Digital Capture and Devices, Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company. “Our new KODAK chargers provide reliable portable power and hours of extended run time for any USB-charging compatible gadget.”

Leading the new line of chargers is the KODAK Solar Charger KS100-C+2, which produces enough power to deliver 1.5 charges to a cell phone, or run a music player for an additional 33 hours, or capture up to 200 digital camera pictures (actual results will vary by device).

“Consumers can rely on this charger for power anywhere the sun shines, even when they’re far from electrical service,” Blake says. “And on an everyday basis, they can charge the unit on a window sill or under a desk lamp, and it’ll be ready to go when they are.”

When light is scarce, consumers can use the included USB cable to recharge from a computer or other USB power source.

Other features of the KODAKSolar Charger KS100-C+2 include:

• ENERGY STAR® qualified;

• Achieves full charge in 14 hours via USB-in, 28 hours via sunlight;

• Solar and device charging indicator;

The KODAKSolar Charger KS100-C+2 will retail for US $39.95 MSRP beginning in September, 2009.

Also new to the Kodak line of portable power solutions are:

> KODAK Portable Charger KP100-C+2, a palm-sized, ENERGY STAR compliant power pack that lets you plug in any USB-chargeable device to provide up to 40 more hours of run time, two cell phone recharges, or up to 400 digital camera pictures (actual results will vary by device). Designed for use with all USB-compatible mobile phones, music players, cameras and more, the power pack keeps your device running and recharges it at the same time, and is an ideal travel companion.

Features include:

• ENERGY STAR qualified;

• Includes 2 AA Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (2500 mAh);

• Power pack achieves full charge in approximately 8 hours;

• Includes auto-off Energy Saving Timer;

The KODAK Portable Charger KP100-C+2 will retail for US $29.95 MSRP beginning in September, 2009.

> KODAK Digital Camera Travel Charger K640/K640E,a compact and cordless ENERGY STAR compliant battery charger that extends the life of rechargeable NiMH batteries by up to 200 pictures per charge. The unit comes with two AA Ni-MH batteries that recharge in 6 hours or less so you can stay powered and ready to go.

The KODAK Digital Camera Travel Charger K640/K640E will retail for US $14.95 MSRP beginning in September, 2009.

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