Monthly Archives: November 2013

Stay Focused Guides – free download

tips and techniques for popular DSLRs

Since 1978, we’ve published hundreds of books including the seven books below – for users of popular DSLR cameras.

Today we decided to make these PDF formatted eBooks available free of charge to anyone who wants to download a copy. Don’t fret if you have a different model camera than those below since the problem solving techniques described in the book are similar for almost any advanced camera.

* Canon XS
* Canon XSi
* Canon T2i
* Nikon D40
* Nikon D60
* Nikon D3000
* Nikon D5000

These are full, complete books to help you solve common shooting problems. Each chapter has easy to follow steps with camera settings for turning problematic “before” pictures into gallery-quality “after” photographs.

The printed edition of these books sell for $22.95. You can download the PDF edition right now free of charge.

There is no obligation, but if you’re so inclined we’d like you to subscribe to our newsletter if you want to see what other tips, techniques, reviews and lots of other “things photographic” are coming from Stay Focused.

To get a free download, please visit our Stay Focused site.

PhotoPlus Expo – what’s new?

Last month while I was in New York I was invited to cover the PhotoPlus Expo at Javits Convention Center. I’ve been a regular visitor at the show for the past five years or so and it’s always exciting for me to wander the aisles to see what’s new and interesting.

I have written a series of articles describing some of the neat stuff that I saw. Rather than repeat them here, I’ll send you over to our Stay Focused site.

Fuji Instant Camera – the Instax Mini 90 is a throwback to the “Polaroid era”.

Nikon 1 AW1 – an incredible interchangeable lens camera that’s waterproof to 50 ft and more.

Sony A7 – an exciting full-frame mirrorless with high powered features.

Joby accessories – a hand grip/shoulder strap combo to lessen the load.

Tamron Zipshot – one of the lightest and easy to set up tripods that you can carry anywhere.

Leica X2 – a new, high-end and fashionable APS-C sized mirrorless camera that carries carries a great cachet.

Hufa holder – avoid losing your lens cap with this ingenious accessory

Triggertrap Redsnap – a versatile high speed trigger with interchangeable sensors for most cameras and flashes.

Please feel free to wander over to my Stay Focused site, if you’re inclined.

MakerBot’s 3D Printer

At this year’s Consumer Electronic Show I became quite interested in 3D printing technology. A couple of months later, I visited MakerBot’s store in New York City for a one-on-one demonstration. When I left, my wallet was lighter (to the tune of $2500).

Since then I’ve become a fan of this relatively new technology. Having used it for a few months, I think these amazing devices will be commonplace in a few years.

If you’d like a little background information on the model which I bought – Replicator 2, I’m going to send you over to our other Stay Focused site for some quick reading.

Read about MakerBot’s Replicator 2