January 2010 Archives

So I purchased the Gary Fong collapsible lightsphere for my SB-900 flash. The flash was to wide for a comfortable fit. I noticed there were two types of flanges inside the lightsphere one was short and hard and the other was twice as long and soft. I thought of the idea if I cut off the longer flanges to the point were they were even with the shorter one would that offer a better fit and be a lot easier to get on and off.  I emailed Gary Fong and asked him if they had done it before and would this ruin the integrity. They emailed me back saying yes it did work and did not ruin the integrity although the warranty would then become invalid. I thought for an inexpensive item why not.  I proceeded to cut the flanges off with a scissors and after a couple of minutes I had flexible plastic confetti. I tried the fit and it was much better. Easier to get on and off but yet still maintained the hold and did not seem to put undue pressure on the flash unit. It is loose enough where I can wrestle the filter holder on the flash.

Disclaimer:  I take no responsibility for this advise and please proceed at your own risk. I own all of the products mentioned and I am not endorsed by anybody.

My bag dilemma.

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There never seems to be one right bag for all occasions. It is like have a pair of shoes for each outfit. I wouldn't know of course because I am a guy.;)  I love the Think Tank's but they are boring with the black color and more business like. I love the Domke bags for their look, feel and the casualness.  I have a bag that I use for going to work that houses my computer and light camera equipment. I try to shoot at lunch time.  I have a bag for shooting sports. Mainly my kids. I have a bag system for hiking. I have a bag for nature. I have too many bags! Here is my bag list.  

Domke F-7AF. Used for walking around, Travel and good general purpose to shoot out of.
Carry the following:
  • Nikon D3X
  • Zeiss lens set (18mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm)
  • SB-900 flash
  • Macbook pro 15.4
  • Gary Fong's collapsible flash lightsphere.
  • Accessaries to support the above.
Domke a little bit smaller bag. Light bag to take to a family event where I want to participate not take pictures.
  • Nikon D3x
  • Nikkor 24-70mm AF-S
  • SB-900
Think Tank urban disguise 70. A Business style bag to hide my photo system. Good but gets heavy if you have to walk around a lot.
Carry the following:
  • Nikon D3X
  • Zeiss lens set (18mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm) or
  • Nikkor 14-24mm, 24-70mm, 70-200mm VRII
  • SB-900 flash
  • Macbook pro 15.4
  • Gary Fong's collapsible flash lightsphere.
  • Accessaries to support the above.
Think Tank streetwalker hard drive. Great for transporting gear.  I use this to go to work and then use the skin system for my photo walkabouts. 
Carry the following:
  • Nikon D3X
  • Zeiss lens set (18mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm) or
  • Nikkor 14-24mm, 24-70mm, 70-200mm VRII, tc-17eII
  • SB-900 flash
  • Macbook pro 15.4
  • Gary Fong's collapsible flash lightsphere.
  • Accessaries to support the above.
Think Tank Modular System Used for hiking and shooting sports.
Think Tank Skin System - Used for lunch time shoots and dressy occasions.

Well there you have it.

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