Latest Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR now available to rent at

The very latest AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens is now available to rent at Prices start at just $105 for a 3 day rental, or $123 for a whole week.

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A Tale of Two Meters: Using Incident and Spot Meters

Here's an excellent video on using digital light meters. Covers both incident and spot meters, how to get proper readings in different types of lighting situations, and still vs video lighting. Enjoy!

A Tale of Two Meters from Mark Vargo on Vimeo.


Sneak Peak of Amazing New Photoshop CS7 Filter

How do they do it? This new filter demoed by Sr. Photoshop Product Manager Zorana Ghee, and promised for the new Photoshop CS7, allows you to remove blur in a photograph due to motion or camera shake. Wow!


Nikon Equipment used in Space Station Quantum Experiment

According to numerous reports, researchers will be conducting a groundbreaking scientific experiment in "quantum entanglement" on the International Space Station using Nikon cameras and a Nikon 400mm lens. The experiment involves testing out the theory of quantum entanglement, in which two "entangled" objects (photons), though separated by a great distance, react to the same stimuli. Read about it here.


Using Reflections in your Portraits

Ultimate Photo Guide offers some handy tips on using reflective surfacs to enhance your portrait shots.