Blog #19

by Campus Camera on May 14, 2014

 

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#19

Welcome back to the blog.  There are a few things to cover this week so let’s get rollin’…

Weather

First off, I hope this blog finds you in a good place.  We’ve had some wicked weather come through NE Ohio over the last couple of days and lots of people have lost a lot of things due to flooding.  We’ve seen a lot of cool pictures of lightning but none of that matters when you’ve got thousands of dollars of loss due to 6 inches of water in your basement…

Phottix Gear

We’ve just restocked all of our Phottix Gear.  These are some nice flashes and accessories.  We are now carrying the Phottix Mitros (with power like a Nikon-SB910 or Canon 600EX-RT) and the Mitros+ (same as the Mitros but with a built in receiver for TTL off-camera shooting) flashes for Nikon and Canon.  Another product that we’ve had a great amount of success with is the Phottix Odin TTL Trigger system.  These work like PocketWizard, just without the PW price!  If you are into flash, whether on-camera or off, check out the Phottix brand that we carry…

Deep Thought

Here’s a quote that gave me a bit to chew on: “Not everyone is against you and not everyone is on your side.”

New Canon Lenses

Canon announced 2 new lenses to their already stellar lineup.  The first one is a full frame EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM lens.  I’ve got mixed feelings about this one already.  I mean, they already have a bad ass lens in the EF 17-40mm f/4L.  Their 16-35mm f/2.8L has always had troubles being consistently sharp.  So, does this new one replace both?  At roughly $1200, my guess is that it does.

The second lens has all sorts of promise in my eyes.  It is made for the crop-sensor cameras, a EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM.  The “STM” stands for Stepping Motor, basically means silent focus.  The big thing with this lens is that it is a super-wide without the super-high price tag.  Coming in at around $300, we look to sell a ton of these…

Online Store

I’m trying my best to put together an online store for Campus Camera & Imaging.  It’s way harder than I imagined because it’s almost like starting a brand new business.  New inventory, new email, a whole new business basically.  I’m trying and the readers of this blog will be the first to know when it is ready to go online…

Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4

In the last few weeks, we had both the Canon and Nikon mount of the Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 in our store.  Zeiss touts it as the sharpest lens in the world and it is hard to argue.  Both have been sold with the Nikon mount going to Hawaii and the Canon mount headed to Boston, MA…

Song Recommendation

I’m going to wrap this edition of the blog up with yet another song recommendation.  It played from my playlist on my ride to work today and it’s been playing in my head over and over.  Check out “Bleed for Me” by Saliva and have yourself a outstanding day.

It’s been real,

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