Posts Tagged ‘canon’
This EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens from Canon is a welcome addition to Canon’s line-up of EF lenses–a light, inconspicuous “normal” lens. At a featherweight 4.6 oz, this is the lightest lens (along with the 50mm f/1.8 II lens) in the EF family. It’s less than one inch long, so it will never draw unwelcome attention to you when you’re shooting in public. A bright f/2.8 maximum aperture allows you to shoot under pretty much any lighting conditions, and the sophisticated lens configuration, including one aspherical element, guarantees high image quality from the center to the edge of the frame. The optimized coatings used in constructing the lens greatly reduce ghosting and flare, and deliver superb color balance.
Awesome photos, Jack. Your pics pump me up.
I want to start taking action shots of my friend Cameron who’s a crazy good surfer but I don’t have a waterproof camera. In your opinion, what is a good surf camera that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg?
Thank you for your time.
joe, thanks for the compliment. i first suggest the canon 60d ($899) with a 5fps (frames per second) as you would need your body to be that quick to capture the action. as far as a water housing goes i use the spl’s which are made here in san diego and will run you around $1,400. all the best, jack
Sorry we have been a little slow posting things onto our blog as we try our best to post something everyday, but as you can imagine with the Hurley Pro WCT being in town things we’re a bit hectic.
So what do we have for you this morning. Here are a few photos from the beginning of the comp.
Now we love Rob Machado just as every other Californian out there and would love to see him take out the best and heck win won of these ct’s, but with all that hair we are starting to think it’s getting in the way of his performance! That must be a HUGE distraction when your trying to surf these waves and then coming off of a turn and your first priority is to get your hair out of your face and then secondary is to get ready for the next turn??? No, we’re not asking Rob to shave his head, but if he is really serious and wants to make it to the finals we are thinking it’s time to cut the hair.
Come on let’s hurry up and tell each other which way we’re going!
It’s not always easy for the pro’s, as there even competing when there freesurfing.
“Surf photographer’s are weird”. Yeah you would go a little insane also if you have to look through this little window all day for 9 hours.
Rob Machado you have just beat Kelly Slater how does it feel – Peter King
Let me do my interview with my hair in front of my eyes for this one – Rob Machado
Oh, wait we are sorry Kelly Slater won not you – Peter King
(Yes, they announced Rob as the official winner of the heat and in the middle of Rob being interviewed they admit there mistake, and announce Kelly was the actual winner)
Party fart – Kelly Slater announces as he comes strolling out from the locker room with a smile on his face
We got a call recently from one of our close friends Bron Heusenstam over at Alex Maine asking us what type of camera he should buy. We told him buying a camera is really similar to buying a surfboard. For the most part they all do the same thing just as a surfboard does. But just as in surfboards, cameras have all types that work for different needs and it is up to the individual to decide what he wants out of the camera.
So here are four cameras that range from the professional camera to the everyday point and shoot. You first need to decide what you plan on shooting where it be action, people, landscapes, portraits etc. If it is fast action you plan on shooting you will need a camera with a fast frame count such as something with 6 frames per second and faster. If your just looking for a nice camera to always have on hand for family type images, then the Canon PowerShot S95 is a great choice. The point and shoots are what we love and take everywhere. You don’t have to buy any lenses nor have to focus and figure out your settings. For the most part you can put the camera on automatic and it will do the work for you. Check out this YouTube clip here of famous fashion photographer Terry Richardson using a point and shoot. If there is one thing that we say is a must, it is that you READ THE MANUAL that came with the camera!