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    Best Practices for Baseball Photography

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Photographing baseball games can be a challenge at times due to the combination of the fences, limited close access and the often uneven pace of the game. That said, America’s Game is also a summer tradition for many, and with a few tricks in your toolbox, you can grab those stellar action shots you’re hoping to capture. Here are some of our favorite tips:

    Go Wide:  Wide-angle lens, that is. A wide-angle lens will provide better ability to take in the entire field and keep proper perspective when including players, fans and other objects in the field of view. A wide-angle lens is particularly valuable in those instances when you are a fair distance from the field and want to encompass the overall area of play. That said, you’ll also want to include a telephoto lens, if you have one, so that you can better capture close ups of specific plays and players.

    Go High: Sometimes a stadium view can be the ideal vantage point from which to capture the action. While it’s fairly easy to stay close to the field in a youth or even a minor league game, a major league event poses some unique challenges, including one of access. In this instance, taking to the higher plane and shooting down can provide benefits, including a more unobstructed view and some flexibility with angles.

    Anticipate Action:  Some have criticized baseball for being a slow game, with small bursts of action interspersed throughout the innings. Having a working knowledge of the game helps in this circumstance because it better positions the photographer to capture action. Keeping the camera at the ready and anticipating the crack of the bat after a pitch or a dive into third base can be tiresome, which leads us to the next point…

    Go Mono y Mono:  Combining action with camera shake can result in blurred images, so make sure to bring a monopod for stability. A monopod will also help keep your camera balanced and ready while waiting in between plays, which can sometimes take awhile. The support and stability of a monopod can mean the difference between a shaky shot and a spectacular one. Our ProMaster line of quality monopods are popular and with very good reason.

    One of our favorite monopods is the ProMaster Professional Monopod with Head MPH528 (7204). The ProMaster MPH528 Professional Monopod represents the highest standards of form and function. It is constructed from rugged anodized aluminum and features a comfortable rubber grip, fully adjustable leg and closes to a compact size for carrying ease. The precision head allows for precise vertical or horizontal alignment along with ultra smooth panning. Learn more or order yours here.

    Recent Deliveries at Camera Land

    Last updated 3 months ago

    At Camera Land, we try to do these every week or so to keep you informed on what's coming in that's been out of stock as well as new released product that comes in. If it does not state it is a demo then the items posted here are new.

    If there is something you are looking for and cannot find please contact us and we can keep an eye out for you.

    Here is the latest update of what has arrived: 

    Minox:

    This promo runs through July 31, 2014 and is for USA purchases only.

    Vortex: 

    At this moment, it is safe to say that there is no Vortex Riflescope, Binocular, Spotting Scope, Ring, Hood, window mount or otherwise which Vortex has released that we do not have in stock ready to ship. If there is any Vortex product you're looking for please give us the opportunity to assist you.

    As a reminder the Vortex Viper 6.5-20x44 Riflescope which was $429.99 we are now offering for only $324.99 in your choice of BDC or MilDot Reticle.

    We also have a few kits available: 

    Zeiss: 

    Swarovski:

    Bushnell:

    Zen-Ray: 

    Leica: 

    Our web builder has been working hard to update the demo pages on our site. It is set up by brand so please see:

    More demo product is arriving all the time so please check back if what you're looking for is not here or just call Doug or Neil at 212-753-5128.

    Also, don't forget to take a peek at the "Deal of the Day" section on our site.

    Last year we established a "Deal of the Day" section on our website. This, "Deal of the Day" is posted almost everyday.

    We buy lots of demos, close-outs and assorted new product deals; sometimes we wind up with enough to offer a crazy cheap deal on something awesome! 

    As we receive deliveries we will do our best to get this information to you. 
    Thanks for all your support!!!

    Camera Land is Having Another "Doug's Leaving on Vacation 10% Off Store Wide Sale"!!!

    Last updated 3 months ago

    The Summer's heating up and so are the deals.

    Camera Land is having another "Doug's Leaving on Vacation 10% Off Store Wide Sale"

    Every year I go on an annual "Once in a Lifetime Alaskan Fishing Trip" and never wishing for the boys here to be bored while I am out, this year we are doing what we did last year due to it's extreme popularity. While I am away our entire new & demo inventory (with the exception of new Leica, Leupold, S&B, Swarovski & Trijicon brands,) will be 10% off, as long as you either call the order in or put10% Doug's Away Sale in the note area of your web order (on web orders we will issue the 10% refund to your payment method when we process the order). You must do this. I am thrilled to keep the guys here crazy busy while I am relaxing, fishing and enjoying a cigar without a care, however, when I get back I prefer not to get a ton of e-mails and calls saying "I didn't mention it but I wanted the 10% off". Please either call in and mention the 10% off or type it in the note area of your order. This sale will run from July 24th - August 3rd.

    Yes, Cameras, Lenses, Flash Units, all related camera gear and accessories, Bags, Tripods etc. 

    All New & Demo Sports Optics are included (not open box goods or Deal of the Day sale items):
    Riflescopes, Binoculars, Spotters, Monoculars, Rangefinders, etc.

    If we have it new or demo then it is part of this sale (with the exclusions mentioned above).
    Yes, Fed Ex ground shipping is still included on all orders that are over $100.00 after the discount is applied. 

    Please feel free to call Joel, Scottie, Mark or Neil at 212-753-5128 with any questions or to place an order.

    A portion of every Leica, Leupold, Meopta, Minox, Steiner, Vortex and Zeiss sale is donated to United Cerebral Palsy

    If you are so inclined to participate please click here to make a donation 

    * Very Important Notice: This sale is good from the dates listed in this sale. Not retroactive to earlier purchases and it will not be extended to orders after midnight on August 3rd. It is not combinable with any MIL/LEO or other offers.
     

    Tips for Taking Stunning Photos During Your Summer Vacation

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Whether you're getting ready to embark on a cross-country road trip or you're finally taking that dream vacation to Europe, don't forget to pack your favorite Leica or Nikon camera equipment for your travels. When combined with just the right lighting and the proper shooting techniques, your equipment can help you document your journey so that you can look back on it for years to come. Here are our top tips for taking stunning photos during your summer vacation.

    Go for the Group Shot

    While many people love taking shots of coastlines, trees, and local architecture, there's something even more special about capturing memorable moments between friends and family members during a vacation. Take the opportunity to shoot a group photo with your travel mates throughout your excursion, and vary your style by photographing both staged and candid shots. 

    Explore Various Apps

    One of the most fun and creative ways to spice up your photos is to modify them using an app. Photography apps allow you to take any basic photo and enhance its features, such as the color intensity or brightness. They can also completely manipulate a photo by changing its perspective or framing it.

    Turn to Nature for Inspiration

    If you're finding it difficult to find inspiration for travel shots using your Nikon camera or your Leica equipment, then grab a pair of binoculars and set your sights on the surrounding nature. Observe for local wildlife or check guidebooks for particularly stunning scenery in the area. Locals are also a great resource for tips on awe-inspiring nature that will photograph well.

    Before embarking on your summer travels, stop in to Camera Land NYC to find out how we can help you achieve the best shots while vacationing. We can also turn your pictures into photo prints upon your return home. Call (646) 789-4830 to learn more about our camera equipment and photo services.

    Deal of the Day: S&B Exos 1-8x24 LM - FD7 Reticle Riflescope #780-811-708

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Today's "Deal of the Day" is on a never mounted open box S&B Exos 1-8x24 LM - FD7 Reticle Riflescope #780-811-708. New this scope is $3399.99 and we have a few never mounted open box units for only $2499.99

    On the latest Exos line scope the reticle and the FlashDot illumination are located in the second focal plane, therefore remaining constant when switching the magnification. The special feature of this scope is its CC mode in which it may be used parallax-free as a red dot sight with a magnification of 1,0. Its rather big field of vision (35.3 m/100 m) makes the scope your ideal choice for the quick shot on fleeting game. With more training the hunter may, when aiming at a short distance, leave both eyes open, thus always remaining on top of things. The scope will be an ideal support for the hunter during driven wild boar or buffalo hunting or when hunting other game which is well able to defend itself. 

    Exit Pupil Diameter (mm): 9.6 - 3.0
    Twilight Factor: 3.9 - 13.9
    Field of View m/100 (m): 35.3 - 4.9
    Eye Relief Distance (mm):
    90
    Basic Click System: 1cm / 100m
    Total Adjustment Range: 1m / 100m
    Weight (g): 550gm

    Please feel free to call Doug or Neil @ 212-753-5128 with any questions or to place an order.

    * 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.

    Have a great day

     



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