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Thieves are always on the lookout for camera equipment. Like jewelry, cameras and lenses are easy to resell, portable, and net a high price. Lenstag is a free service that aims to combat photography gear theft.

The service is essentially a camera gear registry. After signing up, enter the cameras and lenses you own, along with their serial numbers. You’ll then need to verify you actually have this equipment by uploading a photo of the item with its serial number in clear view.

Register and read more here: https://www.lenstag.com/

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Strobist flashlist

I found a great spreadsheet that compares a lot of  flashes, studio lights, triggers, white balance devices and has a ton of links. I do not know who the owner is (Will try to find out.) It was made with…

Batteries (NiMh)

Batteries don’t last forever. Depending on their type, they’ll last between 400-700 recharge cycles. For heavy users that’s about 1 to 2 years. Generally, you can tell they are failing when they no longer hold as long a charge. Read…

Polaris SPD100 Digital Exposure Meter

A very affordable light-meter with just the basic functions for off camera flash;(Amazon.com $168.95) An overview and demonstration of the Polaris Incident light meter. Link to the manual; http://www.butkus.org/chinon/polaris/polaris.htm Oversized LCD display shows all data and functions clearly and easily,…

lightingdiagrams.com

If you want to document how you setup your lights then a great tool is the Lighting Diagram Creator. Online Lighting Diagram Creator Community New Graphical User Interface Save diagrams to your user profile Share your diagram by contributing to…

Clamps

A DIY project that is quick, easy and cheap; The other day I bought a whole bunch of clamps at Home Depot for about $0.99 a piece. Bought some studs and bolts, did some drilling, spray-paint and ready. You can…

Ball bungee

Ball bungees are very good for wrapping together loos equipment like bundling a few light-stands together or attach a strobe to a pole or a tree. Once you start to use them you see a ton of possibilities. They are…

Frio a great cold shoe

Coming in October the FRIO cold shoe for a secure easy snap on/snap off cold shoe. This looks like a promising neat little coldshoe. The only universal coldshoe with a unique dual lock system, the frio gives you the assurance…