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Weather is one of nature’s most beautiful gifts, providing the perfect subject for photographers of all styles and preferences. If you are interested in taking striking weather photos, visit Camera Land to stock up on the right supplies. Follow these tips to capture the best photos and improve your skills.
Get the Right Equipment
Your photos will not turn out the way you want without the proper equipment. Any camera can take a picture of a beautiful weather phenomenon, but not every camera can create a beautiful impression of this event. Having the right equipment makes a huge difference when it comes to the final result. Visit a camera store to look at high quality options from reputable brands. Look for cameras with versatile functions that will allow you to capture different types of weather occurrences throughout the year.
Choose the Best Filters
Filters can enhance the most striking elements of weather photos to create the most beautiful and memorable images. That is why it is important to know which filters to keep on hand when photographing different types of weather. Polarizing filters are great for weather photographers as they can create more contrast between the background of the sky and whatever element creates the focal point of the picture. Graduated neutral-density filters can also be useful for creating contrast and getting the perfect photo.
Invest in a Tripod
Nothing is better than being able to pick up your camera that is hanging around your neck and using it to snap a once-in-a-lifetime photo. But this technique is not always the best option for weather photography. Investing in a tripod will allow you to capture more details and more weather phenomena, resulting in a more diverse collection of pictures to use professionally or share with loved ones.
Get everything you need to capture striking weather photos here at Camera Land in NYC. Contact us at (646) 789-4830 for information about our selection of cameras and equipment, including selections from Nikon and other beloved brands.
Last updated 2 months ago
As I am sure you are aware by now, a little while ago we established a "Deal of the Day" section on our site. This, "Deal of the Day" is posted everyday I am here at work, assuming I find the time each day to do this, lol.
We buy lots of demos, close-outs and assorted new product deals and sometimes we wind up with enough to offer crazy cheap deal on something awesome.
Todays offering is something you should jump on if you need a tripod, know someone who needs a tripod or think you'll ever need a tripod.
We obtained some Vortex Dakota Tripod Legs
The Dakota tripod is an ideal, rock-solid support for high-powered spotting scopes or binoculars—featuring anodized aluminum legs.
Quick-action lever locks flip up easily.
Variable leg angle adjustments adapt to uneven terrain.
Locking collar secures center column adjustments.
Foam leg wraps provide a comfortable carry and good surface grip in cold weather.
Rubber feet stand sure-footed on slick surfaces.
Comes with a travel case.
Height Minimum 18 inches
Height Maximum 65.5 inches
Maximum Load 14 pounds
Folded Height 24.5 inches
Folded Width 3.7 inches
Leg Sections 4
Multiple Leg Angles Yes
Weight 4.8 pounds
We also obtained some Vortex Summit Ball Heads
Want to control all the pan and tilt action with just one hand? Then the compact Summit Ball Head is what you need. This rugged tripod head features a unique ball socket with collar lock system that allows you to freely move the head in all directions:
Helical control lets you lock and unlock the tension for free movement of the ball head.
Quick Release plate provides a platform for speedy equipment changes.
Spirit level bubble makes it easy to confirm when the head is level.
We're offer the Vortex Dakota Tripod Legs with the Vortex Summit Ball Head to you for only $129.99 and also including a Vortex GlassPAK Tripod Carrier
Ball Head Handleless tripod head design reduces bulk and weight.
Quick-Release Plate Allows for fast equipment changes and features a locking mechanism for a secure hold.
Anodized Aluminum Legs Provide sturdy support at a reasonable cost.
Flip Lever Leg Locks Valued for quick adjustments of the leg height.
Leg Wraps Valued for a quiet, comfortable carry and protection from cold. Padded upper sections on all three legs.
Multiple Leg Angles Allow solid positioning on uneven ground. Also allows reduction of tripod height for greater stability.
Balancing Hook Holds extra weight on the bottom of the center column for greater stability in windy conditions.
Rubber Feet Provide solid footing on slick surfaces.
Vortex GlassPAK Tripod Carrier
It only takes moments to set up and start observing when your tripod is secured in the GlassPAK tripod carrier. And, when you're ready to move along, all you do is collapse the legs and go. Padded shoulder straps provide a secure, comfortable carry. Designed with a handy zippered accessory pocket.
BTW, a portion of every Vortex sale is donated to United Cerebral Palsy.
Please feel free to call Doug or Neil @ 212-753-5128 with any questions or to place an order. These prices may not be posted on our site so please call for these opportunities.
* These "Deal of the Day" opportunities last as long as we have inventory so if you see this and want this please give a call or check our site.
Last updated 2 months ago
Now that the new year is upon us it means many things to many people:
A new calendar
A fresh start
For the purpose of this writting SHOT Show is what January brings. As in years past I have a VERY full plate. I have appointments with:
Bushnell, Kowa, Leica, Leupold, Meopta, Minox, Nikon, Pentax, Schmidt & Bender, Steiner, Swarovski,Trijicon, Vortex, Zeiss & Zen-Ray
New this year is a meeting I have set up with Celestron. Not a brand we have done anything with since years ago when we carried Telescopes. Our old Swarovski representative is now the rep for Celestron. He stopped in last month went over a few things and says Celestron has some products worth taking a look at.
We shall see.
Vortex was nice enough to give us a heads up on their new products:
In new product they announced:
RZR-42704 Razor HD Gen II 4.5-27x56 Riflescope with EBR-1C Reticle (10 MRAD Turrets) $2,499.99
RZR-42706 Razor HD Gen II 4.5-27x56 Riflescope with EBR-2C Reticle (10 MRAD Turrets) $2,499.99
RZR-42705 Razor HD Gen II 4.5-27x56 Riflescope with EBR-2C Reticle (25 MOA Turrets) $2,499.99
RZR-31802 Razor HD Gen II 3–18x50 Riflescope with EBR-2C Reticle (10 MRAD Turrets) $2,199.99
RZR-31803 Razor HD Gen II 3–18x50 Riflescope with EBR-2C Reticle (25 MOA Turrets) $2,199.99
RZR-16004 Razor HD Gen II 1-6x24 Riflescope with VMR-2 Illuminated Dot Reticle (MRAD) $1,399.99
RZR-16005 Razor HD Gen II 1-6x24 Riflescope with VMR-2 Illuminated Dot Reticle (MOA) $1,399.99
PST-43128 Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP Riflescope with EBR-2C Reticle (MRAD) $949.99
PST-43127 Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP Riflescope with EBR-2C Reticle (MOA) $949.99
VHS-4310 Viper HS-T 6–24x50 Riflescope with VMR-1 Reticle (MRAD) $629.99
VHS-4325 Viper HS-T 6–24x50 Riflescope with VMR-1 Reticle (MOA) $629.99
VHS-4308 Viper HS-T 4-16x44 Riflescope with VMR-1 Reticle (MRAD) $559.99
VHS-4309 Viper HS-T 4-16x44 Riflescope with VMR-1 Reticle (MOA) $559.99
VHS-4323-LR Viper HS LR 2.5-10x32 FFP Riflescope with XLR Reticle (Long Range, MOA) $799.99
VXBR-1 Viper XBR 2.5-10x44 Crossbow Scope with Illuminated XBR-1 Reticle (MOA) $599.99
DBK-10019 Diamondback HP 4-16x42 Riflescope with Dead-Hold BDC Reticle (MOA) $429.99
DBK-10021 Diamondback HP 4-16x42 Riflescope with V-Plex Reticle (MOA) $419.99
DBK-10015 Diamondback HP 3-12x42 Riflescope with Dead-Hold BDC Reticle (MOA) $399.99
DBK-10017 Diamondback HP 3-12x42 Riflescope with V-Plex Reticle (MOA) $389.99
DBK-10011 Diamondback HP 2-8x32 Riflescope with Dead-Hold BDC Reticle (MOA) $369.99
DBK-10013 Diamondback HP 2-8x32 Riflescope with V-Plex Reticle (MOA) $359.99
CF2-31045 Crossfire II 6-24x50 AO Riflescope with Dead-Hold BDC Reticle (MOA) $289.99
CF2-31043 Crossfire II 6-24x50 AO Riflescope with V-Plex Reticle (MOA) $299.99
CF2-31039 Crossfire II 4-16x50 AO Riflescope with Dead-Hold BDC Reticle (MOA) $279.99
CF2-31041 Crossfire II 4-16x50 AO Riflescope with V-Plex Reticle (MOA) $269.99
CF2-31049 Crossfire II 3-12x56 AO Hog Hunter Riflescope with V-Brite Reticle (MOA) $299.99
CF2-31037 Crossfire II 1-4x24 Riflescope with V-Brite Reticle (MOA) $249.99
CF2-31035 Crossfire II 1-4x24 Riflescope with V-Plex Reticle (MOA)$199.99
CF2-31047 Crossfire II 1x24 Muzzleloader Riflescope with V-Plex Reticle (MOA) $99.99
Riflescope Rings and Mounts
CM-103 Cantilever Ring Mount for 1-Inch Tube with 3-Inch Offset (1.59 Inch / 40.39 mm) $99.99
CM-102 Cantilever Ring Mount for 1-Inch Tube with 2-Inch Offset (1.59 Inch / 40.39 mm) $89.99
SPR-1303 Spitfire 3x Prism Scope with EBR-556B Reticle (MOA) $349.99
SPR-1301 Spitfire 1x Prism Scope with DRT Reticle (MOA) $299.99
SPC-402 SPARC II Red Dot (2 MOA Bright Red Dot | Multi-Height Mount System) $199.99
SF-RG-501 "Vortex StrikeFire II Red Dot
(4 MOA Red/Green Dot | Lower 1/3 Co-Witness Cantilever Mount)" $179.99
SF-BR-503 "Vortex StrikeFire II Red Dot
(4 MOA Bright Red Dot | Lower 1/3 Co-Witness Cantilever Mount)" $179.99
SF-RG-505 "Vortex StrikeFire II Red Dot
(4 MOA Red/Green Dot | Low Ring Mount)" $179.99
KAI-5603 Kaibab HD 20x56 Binocular $1,399.99
KAI-5602 Kaibab HD 15x56 Binocular $1,299.99
VPR-5012-HD Viper HD 12x50 Binocular $659.99
V105RT-HD Viper HD 10x50 Tactical Binocular with R/T Ranging Reticle (MRAD) $699.99
VR-1556 Vulture HD 15x56 Binocular $499.99
Swarovski has their new 15x56 SLC and as far as I know that is all they say will be new. They have discontinued the 8x30 Laser Guide and claim there is no replacement in the forseeable future. I guess it's either a social visit or they may have a surprise they're keeping quiet about. We shall see.
Last year we met with Leupold and became a dealer. It's been an interesting year slowly getting to know their product line. The folks at Leupold have been extremely helpful and patient in guiding us along what to keep in stock and what products are their strong items.
I look forward to meeting with them and finding out what 2014 will bring.
One thing I will say is that Leupold is a very kind and generous company. When we mentioned our involvement with United Cerebral Palsy they immediately got involved participating as does Leica, Meopta,Minox, Pentax, Steiner, Vortex & Zeiss. To me this shows their interest in community as well as building a great business relationship.
Since SHOT 2013 Steiner has changed upper management 2 or 3 times which made for a very turbulent 2013. I met with the new powers that be in November and have a good feeling about the future of Steiner. The new regime claims new products, lifetime no fault warranties and better communication of what they offer. I've always thought their products was one of the best kept secrets in the industry as they did very little in the way of marketing which left their products somewhere in the abyss. A shame as their Made in Germany optics have always been a great value in quality optics.
Here is a preview of what we'll see in 2014 from Steiner:
#2441 8x22 Predator $179.99
#2442 10x26 Predator $199.99
#2443 8x42 Predator $379.99
#2444 10x42 Predator $399.99
GS3 Rifle Scope:
#5004 2X-10X42mm S-1 Ret 30mm $799.99
#5005 3X-15X50mm S-1 Ret 30mm $899.99
#5006 3X-15X56mm S-1 Ret 30mm $899.99
#5007 4X-20X50mm S-7 Ret 30mm $999.99
Nighthunter XP Binocular:
#5917 8x30 Nighthunter XP LRF $1,999.99
#5919 8x56 Nighthunter XP Porro $1,149.99
Nighthunter Xtreme Riflescope:
#6124 1x-5x24mm 4A-i $2,249.99
#6142 1.6x-8x42mm 4A-i $2,399.99
#6250 2x-10x50mm 4A-i $2,699.99
#6356 3x-15x56mm 4A-i $2,799.99
#5918 8x30 Military R LRF Rangefinding Binocular - The Military 8x30 LRF’s built-in laser rangefinder utilizes an eye-safe invisible FDA Class 1 laser according to EN and FDA class 1 in the left half of the unit. The digital display is superimposed over the image seen in the unit’s right half.
Minox has moved much of their production to Germany from various Asian areas in the past year or so and has also revamped their riflescope line. I look forward to seeing these new riflescopes as we had wonderful success with their ZA-3 & ZA-5 series scopes and their still in line ZV-3 series is a great buy in the sub-$200 price range.
There is no confirmed release date for the new line of Minox Riflescopes, although they are hoping for early Spring. Here is the info we have on them:
ZA 5 HD Riflescope Line
Following are some key features about this new line of riflescopes.
• Natural evolution of the award winning ZA line
• Completely redesigned and enhanced optics that redefine high definition in refilescopes; featuring the
new RTA (Rapid Target Acquisition) optical system
• Designed and engineered in Germany and assembled in the USA
• 5x zoom range
• Both 1" and 30mm tube models
• New long range reticles (BDC 600 and BDC 800)
• Models include: 1.2-6x24, 2-10x40, 2-10x50, 3-15x42, 3-15x50, 3-15x56 and 5-25x56
ZA 5i HD Illuminated Reticle Riflescopes
• Extension of NEW ZA 5 HD line
• All models feature a 30mm tube
• Precision illumination technology
• Illuminated Mino-Plex reticle
• Varying illumination intensity settings with off step in-between
• Models include 1.2-6x24, 2-10x50, 3-15x50, 3-15x56, 5-25x56
ZA 5 HD TAC Tactical Riflescopes
• Extansion of NEW ZA 5 HD line
• All models feature a 30mm main tube
• Fully illuminated tactical reticle system
• Varying illumination intensity settings with off step in-between
• Lockable quick target adjustment windage and elevation turrets
• Models include 1.2-6x24, 3-15x50, 5-25x56
As always I'll be putting together a SHOT Show report while I am there in order to share the week's experiances with you. Stay tuned & I'll do my best to keep you informed.
As always I do ask that while I am away, Jan 12th - 18th you make sure Joel, CameraLand@aol.com and Neil, CameraLandNeil@aol.com don't get lonely. Feel free to e-mail them or give a call, 212-753-5128 and check up on them. lol.
You can contact Joel after the 16th as he is joining me at SHOT for the first two days of the show.
Thank you for your continued support.
If there is anything else that I can assist you with please let me know.
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Last updated 2 months ago
If you are just getting into photography and you want a convenient and durable lighting kit, you may be interested in the Promaster SystemPro QLight 250 Kit. This lighting kit will last for years, and once you are comfortable with it you can purchase another to complete your studio setup. In the meantime, you can take this lighting kit anywhere thanks to its convenient portability.
The SystemPro QLight 250 Kit provides even lighting at a wide range thanks to its thermo controller and miniature fan. The 250-watt halogen quartz bulb is self-focusing, and the setup includes a built-in reflector. The kit is also portable and comes with a storage bag that conveniently fits the light head, stand, and umbrella. This kit is great for a beginner photographer’s portable mini-studio.
Call Camera Land at (646) 789-4830 or visit our website to find out more about the Promaster SystemPro QLight 250 Kit, as well as the other lighting kits we have to offer. We also cover equipment repair, passport photos, and sports optics. If you live in the area, stop by our New York City office today to learn why we are one of the leading camera stores in NYC.
Last updated 2 months ago
One of the most important components of photography is lighting. Lighting affects shadows, contrast, and texture as well as the relationship between the foreground and background of the shot. Lighting differs by three main qualities: width, distance, and diffusion, which all affect the hardness or softness of the light.
The width of the lighting affects how soft or hard the light is. A narrow light source creates hard light, which emphasizes shadows, contrast, and texture. A broad light source provides soft light, which does the opposite. If you want to create a photo print featuring long shadows or accentuated features, you can place a narrow light source in front of the subject.
Another factor that contributes to the softness or hardness of lighting is the distance between the light source and the subject. Closer light is softer, because it is broader and thus scatters across the subject more thoroughly. This reduces shadows, contrast, and texture. Distant light is not only harder, which creates more shadows and highlights textures, but it falls off faster, which creates a greater contrast between the subject and its background. Since light falls off exponentially, the right lighting distance can give you an illuminated subject in front of a much darker background.
A third factor that affects the way light scatters is diffusion. This causes light to scatter more, which makes it softer. Placing any type of diffuser over a hard light source can make softer light; this includes anything that helps scatter light, like a light fabric or see-through plastic. Light is also diffused when it is bounced off of other materials. When hard light is bounced off of a wide, light surface, it is reflected back as a softer light.
From digital cameras to lighting equipment and lenses, Camera Land in NYC has everything you need to take professional looking photographs. Call us at (646) 789-4830 or visit our website to browse our inventory online. If you live near New York City, stop by and learn about our other specialties, including photo prints, passport photos, crossfire riflescopes, and binoculars.