Posted by Scott Dordick on 13th Mar 2017
Recently the students from South El Monte High School came over to visit our facilities. They were part of Project Lead the Way (PLTW). PTLW is an organization that helps high school students get involved in manufacturing, engineering and design. We were able to show the students the processes that are involved in the manufacturing of our products. The students were able to see everything from the original design drawings to the CNC machining operations to the final products, including our Acratech Ballheads. They were a great group of kids and we enjoyed having them visit.
Jack Neubart has written an in-depth field test of our Acratech Panoramic System. Jack covers our Acratech Panoramic Head, Leveling Base, Nodal Rail and 'L' Bracket, and he also provides some very good information on doing stiched panoramic images. Check it out here http://www.pixelperfexion.net/reviews/-field-repor...
I was able to play with the new mirrorless medium format camera from Fuji, the GFX 50S. The sensor on this camera is 1.7X bigger than a full frame DSLR. The first thing I noticed is that it was smaller and lighter than I expected. In fact it is about the same overall length and weight as a [...]
One way to improve your eye as a photographer is to start out by studying the images of photographers whose work you admire. Don’t just look at an image, but relax and try to feel and understand what about the image appeals to you, the lighting, the subject, the contrast, the composition, the color, the mood, etc. I have [...]
My friends high school aged son was showing me an electronics project he was working on. I noticed the delicate wiring and asked what type of soldering iron he was using. I have done enough electronic projects to know that the hardware store soldering irons are not going to work for delicate soldering. He said he was using a [...]
Digital certainly has made photography easier but, has it made your photography better. For me, it is a double edge sword. With Photoshop and the ease of manipulating images, you can certainly get shots that would have been impossible with film and I certainly get more good images now. So if I am getting more [...]
Jack Neubart reviewed our new Nomad Ballhead on his website. Even if you don’t know Jack, you have probably read some of his articles. Jack has written for (from his website): Shutterbug Magazine (print & online: www.shutterbug.com); Petersen's PHOTOgraphic Digital Photo Guide; Digital Photo Pro; Photo District News (PDN - "Technically Speaking" columnist for 18 years); Studio Photography & Design; Rangefinder; The New [...]
Unfortunately, sometimes our equipment is lost or stolen. When it comes time to replace a lost or stolen item many of us start the whole shopping process over. Was it good? Was it so good that I would buy it again? Maybe there is something better or maybe I can find something cheaper, etc.?We always appreciate it when [...]
Many people (even people who already own Acratech ballheads) are not aware of how good our warranty really is. This short video explains it all.
This Saturday is Shop Small Saturday, visit your local camera store and show them your support for what they do to make your community better. Let them know they matter by making a purchase, even if it is just a stocking stuffer or two for the shutterbug in your family - even small purchases can make a [...]