Friday, April 12, 2013

Yongnuo, YN 560III


Well folks it finally happened, I broke our new YN-560 version 3 speed light. Yes sir, knocked it off a tv stand while shooting a family portrait during Easter dinner. Unfortunately, I had the wide angle lens panel extended and because it's only held on by two very small tabs, one broke. I did contact "www.thephotogadget.com" to see about repairs but as I suspected it would have to be returned to Yongnuo for his kind of repair.

So the moral of this story is, be more careful with your speed lights especially when you have the wide angle lens in use, it's clearly the most fragile part on this or any speed light.

It's not all bad though, I'm happy to report once again I got excellent support from www.thephotogadget.com in China and other than a busted wide angle lens panel which I simply removed altogether, my 560 is still going strong. Will be purchasing another one soon. Also looking forward to the release of the new YN-622N triggers for Nikon. It will be quite interesting to see if they will function like the Phottix Odins or even something close would be a welcome addition.

If you're wondering about the function of the radio triggers in the 560III's they are simply awesome. So much more convenient to use and super reliable! See the full review at: http://www.youtube.com/user/pathtechdesign

Paul
Path-Tech Photography & Gear Reviews




Monday, December 31, 2012

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

We wish to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support in 2012 and we wish you all the best in the coming year.

We'll have some more great reviews coming your way soon in addition to some cool new web projects.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Think Tank Photo Releases Two New Bags! Airport Navigator & City Walker 20

Airport Navigator & City Walker 20

We got the chance recently to review both of Think Tank’s new bags and we were equally impressed with both offerings. The Navigator allows two full size dslrs to be accessed from the top while other items are easily accessed via a large side opening panel. The City Walker 20 was a refreshing change from carrying a ton of pro gear around. It was so nice to just get out around town with a lighter kit. It reminded us why we got into photography in the first place–it’s fun!

Both bags will not be available until mid November but if you wish to be notified when they are in stock use this link: 
http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e6kym148h8ywdjzb/start

Full details are available in the videos and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Orion Tilt Head II & PT323 Carbon Fiber Tripod by Photo Clam


We recently acquired two new products from the Korean manufacturer Photo Clam. A Gimbel Head and a Carbon Fiber Tripod. Although Photo Clam is not so well known in North America yet, especially in Canada where we operate, I believe this company will be the one to watch for in the coming months.

The first product I want to discuss is their new Orion Tilt Head II, Gimble Mount. This very substantial unit is designed to handle lenses up to 600mm. We did a couple of remote location shoots recently where we had our 70-200mm Sigma lens with a 2 times teleconverter attached with their PC-170-UP arca style mounting plate and we were quite impressed with the Orion's performance. So much so, we posted a video review on our YouTube channel at: (www.youtube.com/user/pathtechdesign). Price for the mount is $569.99 at B&H Photo and make no mistake this is a well made piece of equipment that is sure to last you a lifetime. (Weight 3.1lbs )


The second product we used is the PT323 Pro Gold 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod so we would have a rock solid base for our Gimbal mount. Weighing in at 3.74 lbs and costing $499 (comes with a nice ripstop nylon case) also at B&H, quality is the keyword here. We have found Photo Clam to be second to none in their build quality and machining. This is not our first experience with their products so we feel very confident saying that, if you are in the market for such a product, you owe it to yourself to consider Photo Clam's offerings.


Monday, March 5, 2012

Photo Clam Tripods and Ball Heads


If you're like us and in the market for a new ball head and or tripod, you really should give Photo Clam products a look. Made in Korea with top notch quality they offer great value for the money.

We recently took their Pro 38NS Ball Head and PT-124 Carbon Fibre Tripod for a test drive and were thoroughly impressed with both the build quality and performance of both.

They're available through B&H Photo in New York.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Photography Equipment Reviews

Path-Tech's Gear
Wow, we didn't realize we hadn't blogged for a while so here's what's new.

We've been doing a ton of web and elearning work over the summer months and part of that work revolves around the photography that's required to bring these projects to life. Being passionate about photography we thought it might be helpful for our viewers if we reviewed some of the equipment we use on a day to day basis. To this end, you will notice a new page on our blog listing all the video reviews we've done to date.

You can see a larger view by going to the source of the videos which is our YouTube channel. www.youtube.com/pathtech

We hope you find the videos helpful with what ever projects you might be engaged with and don't hesitate to email us with any questions you might have. We'll be happy to hear from you I promise and thanks for stopping by.

Best regards,

Paul Phillips
info@pathtechdesign.com

If you looking for a great place to buy your next piece of camera equipment, please give our friends at B&H Photo a try! www.bhphotovideo.com

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Cross Pollination can Drive Traffic to your Business


If you are looking for a way to raise awareness for your small business or products one great way to get your message across is by posting a short video on YouTube. Recent information tells us that 25% of Google searches are coming from YouTube. That means folks are logging on and watching their favourite YouTube videos and then doing a Google search for something they’ve seen on YouTube. Cross pollination would be one name for this but what ever you call it, the bottom line is that it can definitely help drive traffic and raise awareness for your business by having a presence on YouTube and or a Blog. Every little bit helps!

We recommend not using the hard sell tactics but simply offer advice or do a quick product review that might be of interest to your clients or intenders.

If you would like more information or some help setting up a YouTube channel please drop us a line or give us a call.

Paul Phillips
Path-Tech Web Design