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A Skydiving ‘Studio’ Photo Shoot with Flash Lighting in Midair


Adventure photographer Jesper Gronnemark recently did an impressive skydiving photo shoot using flashes and other studio equipment in midair while free-falling at 125 mph (~200 km/h). Armed with a Profoto B1X flash and Sony a7R II, Gronnemark wanted to “push the boundaries” of outdoor adventure photography by shooting “studio” images during ...

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NiSi’s Latest Variable ND Filter Avoids the X-Effect Problem


NiSi has announced a new variable ND filter called the Pro Nano 1.5-5-stop Enhance ND-Vario. One of the filter’s features is that it says has no dreaded X-effect. Variable ND filters are made by stacking polarizing filters, which are then turned to produce different intensities. One common weakness is that ...

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Trump Just Signed Mandatory Drone Registration Back Into Law


Back in May, a US federal court ruled that personal drones don’t need to be registered as part of the FAA’s mandatory drone registration program. That just changed: President Trump just signed a defense policy bill that restores the requirement that all recreational drone owners register their aircraft with the ...

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Toshiba Unveils the World’s First 14TB Conventional Hard Drive


Toshiba has just announced the world’s first 14TB Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR) hard drive. The new drive is part of Toshiba’s MG07ACA enterprise series. “We have raised the bar with the new MG07ACA Series 9-disk helium-sealed design,” says Akitoshi Iwata, Vice President of Toshiba’s Storage Products Division. “By utilizing an innovative ...

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