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Creator of the Lens Band.

Beating Gravity in Photolife Magazine

I want to give a special thanks to Guy Langevin and the Staff at Photolife.com for taking the time to share the wonderful benefits of Lens Band in their May 2012 issue on page 55.  If you want to stay current on the latest gear, tips and technology, you must subscribe today: http://www.photolife.com/subscribe.php or pick up this issue at your local newsstand.

IT’S FUN TO STOP ZOOM CREEP

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It’s never been more fun to stop zoom creep.  Take a look at our latest addition to the Lens Band line up.  Our printed Lens Band simply add personality and character to your zoom lens, while remaining functional by stopping lens creep.   Much like our original Lens Bands, these are also designed as a one size fits all solution for all lenses.

Here is a list of lenses currently using Lens Band:

CANON:
Canon 100mm, Canon 10-22mm, Canon 15-85mm, Canon 16-35mm, Canon 17-35mm, Canon 17-40mm, Canon 17-55mm, Canon 17-85mm, Canon 18-135mm, Canon 18-200mm, Canon 18-55mm, Canon 20-35mm, Canon 22-55mm, Canon 24-105mm, Canon 24-70mm, Canon 24-85mm, Canon 28-105mm, Canon 28-135mm, Canon 28-200mm, Canon 28-300mm, Canon 28-70mm, Canon 28-80mm, Canon 28-90mm, Canon 35-135mm, Canon 35-350mm, Canon 35-70mm, Canon 35-80mm, Canon 38-76mm, Canon 50-200mm, Canon 55-200mm, Canon 55-250mm, Canon 70-200mm, Canon 70-210mm, Canon 70-300mm, Canon 75-300mm, Canon 80-200mm, Canon 90-300mm, Canon 100-300mm, Canon 100-400mm

COSINA:
Cosina 100-300mm

HASSELBLAD:
Hasselblad 35-90mm, Hasselblad 50-110mm

LUMIX & LEICA:
Lumix 14-140mm, Lumix 45-200mm, Leica 14-150mm

MINOLTA:
Minolta 100-300mm, Minolta 100-400mm, Minolta 75-200mm

NIKON:
1 Nikkor 10-100mm, Nikon 105mm, Nikon 10-24mm, Nikon 12-24mm, Nikon 14-24mm, Nikon 16-35mm, Nikon 16-85mm, Nikon 17-35mm, Nikon 17-55mm, Nikon 18-105mm, Nikon 18-135mm, Nikon 18-200mm, Nikon 18-35mm, Nikon 18-55mm, Nikon 18-70mm, Nikon 20-35mm, Nikon 24-120mm, Nikon 24-50mm, Nikon 24-70mm, Nikon 24-85mm, Nikon 25-50mm, Nikon 28-100mm, Nikon 28-105mm, Nikon 28-200mm, Nikon 28-300mm, Nikon 28-70mm, Nikon 28-80mm, Nikon 28-85mm, Nikon 35-105mm, Nikon 35-135mm, Nikon 35-200mm, Nikon 35-70mm, Nikon 50-135mm, Nikon 55-200mm, Nikon 55-300mm, Nikon 70-180mm, Nikon 70-200mm, Nikon 70-210mm, Nikon 70-300mm, Nikon 75-300mm, Nikon 80-200mm, Nikon 80-400mm, Nikon 200-400mm

OLYMPUS:
Olympus 7-14mm, Olympus 11-22mm, Olympus 14-54mm, Olympus 18-180mm, Olympus 35-100mm, Olympus 40-150mm, Olympus 50-200mm, Olympus 75-300mm, Olympus 90-250mm

PENTAX:
Pentax 10-17mm, Pentax 12-24mm, Pentax 16-45mm, Pentax 16-50mm, Pentax 17-70mm, Pentax 18-135mm, Pentax 18-250mm, Pentax 18-55mm, Pentax 24-50mm, Pentax 28-70mm, Pentax 28-80mm, Pentax 28-200mm, Pentax 35-105mm, Pentax 35-70mm, Pentax 50-135mm, Pentax 50-200mm, Pentax 55-300mm, Pentax 70-210mm, Pentax 75-300mm, Pentax 80-200mm, Pentax 80-320mm, Pentax 100-300mm

SIGMA:

Sigma 105mm, Sigma 10-20mm, Sigma 12-24mm, Sigma 15-30mm, Sigma 17-35mm, Sigma 17-50mm, Sigma 17-70mm, Sigma 18-125mm, Sigma 18-200mm, Sigma 18-250mm, Sigma 18-50mm, Sigma 20-40mm, Sigma 24-135mm, Sigma 24-60mm, Sigma 24-70mm, Sigma 28-200mm, Sigma 28-300mm, Sigma 28-70mm, Sigma 50-150mm, Sigma 50-500mm, Sigma 55-200mm, Sigma 70-200mm, Sigma 70-300mm, Sigma 100-300mm, Sigma 120-300mm, Sigma 120-400mm, Sigma 135-400mm, Sigma 150-500mm, Sigma 170-500mm, Sigma 300-800mm, Sigma 600mm

SONY:
Sony 11-18mm, Sony 16-80mm, Sony 16-105mm, Sony 18-200mm, Sony 18-250mm, Sony 18-55mm, Sony 18-70mm, Sony 24-105mm, Sony 28-75mm, Sony 55-200mm, Sony 70-200mm, Sony 70-300mm, Sony 70-400mm, Sony 75-300mm

TAMRON,:
Tamron 10-24mm, Tamron 11-18mm, Tamron 17-35mm, Tamron 17-50mm, Tamron 18-200mm, Tamron 18-250mm, Tamron 18-270mm, Tamron 24-135mm, Tamron 28-200mm, Tamron 28-300mm, Tamron 28-70mm, Tamron 28-75mm, Tamron 28-80mm, Tamron 55-200mm, Tamron 70-200mm, Tamron 70-300mm, Tamron 75-300mm, Tamron 200-400mm, Tamron 200-500mm, Tamron 90mm

TOKINA:
Tokina 10-17mm, Tokina 11-16mm, Tokina 12-24mm, Tokina 16-28mm, Tokina 16-50mm, Tokina 19-35mm, Tokina 20-35mm, Tokina 28-70mm, Tokina 28-80mm, Tokina 35-300mm, Tokina 50-135mm, Tokina 60-300mm, Tokina 70-210mm, Tokina 80-200mm, Tokina 80-400mm

VIVITAR:
Vivitar 105mm, Vivitar 19-35mm, Vivitar 100-300mm, Vivitar 100-400mm, Vivitar 28-105mm, Vivitar 28-210mm, Vivitar 28-300mm, Vivitar 28-80mm, Vivitar 650-1300mm, Vivitar 70-300mm, Vivitar 75-205mm

ZEISS:
Zeiss 16-35mm, Zeiss 16-80mm, Zeiss 24-70mm

Please visit our online store for more details.

B&H Photo Video joins the Lens Band family

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We are pleased to welcome B&H Photo Video, to our Lens Band family. Next time you are in Midtown Manhattan, be sure to stop by B&H Photo Video to see what 70,000 square feet of photography heaven looks like click here for directions. If you can’t make it to NYC, you can still encounter this euphoric experience by visiting their website here. Make sure you add a few Lens Bands to your shopping cart, while bundling your purchases.

B&H opened as a storefront film shop on the Lower East Side run by Herman Schreiber and his wife, Blimie (the store’s name comes from their initials). The store quickly outgrew its space. B&H moved to a large loft on West 17th Street in the Photo District in the 1970s. Catering to the needs of neighborhood artists, B&H expanded to selling film equipment as well as photo products. In 1997 the store moved to its present location. It now has a staff of over 1,500 employees. B&H’s flagship store is located in West Midtown Manhattan at 420 Ninth Avenue (at the intersection with 34th Street). On Tuesday October 30, 2007, B&H opened a second floor above its original sales floor making a total of 70,000 sq ft (6,500 m2) of sales space. The first floor encompasses pro lighting, binoculars and scopes, video, audio, darkroom, film, and both home and portable entertainment; the second floor focuses on both analog and digital photography, computers, printers, scanners, and related accessories.

The store is patronized by professional photographers and videographers, serving 5,000 customers per day, while a considerable amount of the company’s business comes from its internet operation. It also runs a warehouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. On its website, B&H claims to be the “world’s leading retailer of imaging products.” The store carries a wide range of products as well as professional and specialty equipment.

The business is owned by Herman Schreiber. Schreiber and many of the store’s employees are observant Satmar Hasidic Jews who close the store on Shabbat and Jewish holidays. The website is open but orders are not taken or shipped between Friday evening and Saturday evening and on Jewish holidays. Surpassed only by the Diamond District in terms of Orthodox employment, the company is a vital part of the community’s financial health, with hundreds of Orthodox Jews on staff. An Orthodox Jewish bus company provides daily service to and from Kiryas Joel, a Satmar village in Orange County, New York. On Fridays, vans that carry workers to their homes are parked outside early in the afternoon, so the men can leave work on time to get home by sundown, when the observance of the Sabbath begins. The store does not reopen until Sunday.

In 2007, Google announced that they added B&H as a merchant accepting Google Checkout. When discussing their third-quarter financial results on a October 18, 2007 conference call, Sergey Brin, President and co-founder of Google, said that B&H is his favorite camera store.

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Lens Band available at Adorama NYC Store

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The next time you are in the neighborhood of 42 West 18th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), by Adorama’s New York store, be sure to drop in and say hello when you pick up your Lens Bands.

For details on Adorama’s New York store, please read their details below provided by their website:
Focused on the experience We love photography. We love the art and science and passion of photography. We love the photographers, both well-known and well-intentioned, who create works both famously and anonymously great.

Our store brings it all together—a wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling photographic overload (take your time, you could get a bit lightheaded). Experience the very latest, the proven workhorses, the must-haves, the smart add-ons and the unexpected surprises.

The Photography People All things photo and visual have brought together an incredible staff of experts who are anxious to share with and learn from our customers. We’ve earned our reputation for exceptional service and integrity one interaction, one sale, one gem of advice and one respected customer at a time.

We shop long and hard and thoughtfully to make your shopping experience a wide-angled panorama of the very best in photographic/visual gear. Smart buying on our part means savvy saving on your part. At Adorama, we pride ourselves on keeping the cost of remarkable photography remarkably low. We are constantly comparing and competing to keep our shelves stocked with the best equipment at the best prices.

Whether you’re looking to add the latest gear to your bag, enhance your visual experience or just share a camera-friendly word with people who care—welcome to Adorama.

Adorama Store, 42 West 18th Street, New York City, NY 10011. See Map / See directions

Store Hours:
Sun. 9:30am to 5:00pm
Mon. – Thurs. 9:00am to 8:00pm
Fri. 9:00am to 2:00pm
Eastern time.
Saturday we are closed

Mail Order Hours:
Sun. 9:30am to 5:00pm
Mon. – Thurs. 9:00am to 7:30pm
Fri. 9:00am to 2:00pm
Eastern time.
Saturday we are closed

Customer Service Hours:
Mon. – Thurs. 9:30am to 5:30pm
Fri. 9:30am to 1:30pm
Eastern time.
800-815-0702
212-741-0466

Travel Directions
Adorama is accessible by public transportation

By Subway: Please be sure to check for any schedule advisories
Take the to 14th Street and 6th Avenue
Take the to 14th Street and 6th Avenue
Take the to 23rd Street at Broadway
Take the to Union Square
Take the to 18th Street and 7th Avenue
Take the to 14th Street and 7th Avenue
Take the to 14th Street and 8th Avenue

From the Port Authority: (NJ Transit and Other Buses)

Follow the signs inside the Port Authority to the passageways that connect the terminal with the lines going downtown.
See the stops above.

From Penn Station (Long Island Railroad, NJ Transit and Amtrak trains)
Follow the signs in the station to the lines going downtown, see the stops above. Or leave the station and walk east to 6th Avenue at Herald Square and take the downtown; see the stops above.

From Grand Central:
Take the downtown to Union Square.
Walk west towards the Adorama building, at 42 West 18th Street.

From the PATH train:
Take it to the 14th Street stop.
Walk north on 6th Avenue to 18th Street, Adorama is at 42 West 18th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.

Tamron 28-300mm held steady by Lens Band for macro shot

What’s not to love about your super zoom? You can quickly zoom from 18mm up to 300mm in a single twist of your wrist. Brands such as Canon, Nikon, Sony, Sigma and Tamron make exceptionally great quality lenses, some including image stabilization, giving pro glass a run for its money. Certain zooms like the Tamron 18-200mm, 18-250mm, 18-270mm and 28-300mm offer a macro feature allowing you to get closer to your subject, as compared to other brands. Now there is one common thread between all brands of super zooms and that’s zoom creep. The reason for this is the glass used in these lenses are significantly heavy. Pair this up with an easy to turn zoom ring and you’ve got an annoying case of zoom creep.

“Here is a scenario…” Picture yourself using your super zoom for a product shot. You’re setup on a tripod and have your lens adjusted to the proper distance from your subject, in this case a Tag Heuer Monaco watch. You setup your timer to take the shot and walk away. Then you look back to see that your lens has extended on it’s own weight, right into your subject, ruining your shot.

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But wait…. Before you call your camera store to complain about a defective lens, you should ask them for a Lens Band instead. You simply place the Lens Band over your “zoom ring” and when you are ready to lock it in place, you simply slide the Lens Band over the non-moveable section of your lens. In our example using the Tamron 28-300mm lens, we slide the Lens Band toward the base of the camera. Problem solved…..

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Lens Band comes in one size and fits all zoom lenses on the market today. Available in a variety of fun colors to choose from, you can personalize your lens and stop zoom creep for less than 5 bucks!!!! Lens Band is available at your local camera store or on our website http://lensband.com

Here is my setup shot for all the Strobists out there:

I used a tight hallway as the DIY light box. I placed the subjects up against one wall and close enough to the back wall to have a good bounce. Two flashes were used, (first flash)SB-80DX set to optical trigger, on a boom pointing at the back wall, set to 1/2 power, (second flash- out of camera view in front of tripod) was a SB-28 triggered by pocket wizard, set up on the ground at 1/64th power to trigger my other flash and to give a little fill on the subject. For a quick and dirty two small flash setup, it got the job done.

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Photography by Ari Lee

We would like to welcome 17th Street Photo

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We like to welcome our newest addition to the Lens Band family, 17th Street Photo. They have been one of New York’s leading sources for camera equipment for both the professional and amateur since 1992. Their sales staff consists of camera users, rather than pushy sales people. This is a great family run camera business that takes pride in serving their customer with respect and professional courtesy. I met with Dov and Scott during our visit for the PDN expo. These guys are the epitome of the perfect customer service team. They are very knowledgeable, funny and welcoming to their guests. This combined with excellent personalized service is the reason why 17th Street Photo should be your go to camera store. If you’re ever in the neighborhood please stop by and say hi. By the way don’t forget to pick up a few Lens Bands while you are there.

Their store is located at:
33 West 17th Street
(Between 5th&6th Avenues)
New York, NY 10011
T. 212-366-5248
F. 212-929-5714

Visit them online at http://17photo.com
For general questions email them at: info@17photo.com.

New York City…..it’s a wrap

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New York, New York…. the city where dreams are made of. We were told in advance that you’ll either love or hate New York, there’s no in between, and they were right. We absolutely fell in love with this city and everyone we’ve encountered during our visit. We had the best time at the 2011 WPPI & PDN Photoplus Expo in New York City, held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. We seen some very cool gadgets at this years “tweet up/test drive.” We had some great food with great friends, seen snow in October and visited many great landmarks. What’s not to like about NYC? Here are a few snapshots from our visit to the Big Apple. We hope to see you there next year!!!!

 

PDN Photoplus in New York…. See you there

Come visit our Lens Band media booth at this years 2011 PDN Photoplus Expo in New York.   Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.  We look forward to seeing you there.   Details for this event is as follows:

Get ready for the hottest industry event for photographers and image-makers, PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo, brought to you by PDN. It’s the only place where you have infinite access to emerging technology, trends and talent while test driving new imaging tools, discovering creative solutions and expanding your network. And this year PDN and WPPI are joining forces in New York City to roll out WPPI NYC, an entire expo dedicated to wedding and portrait photography, making PhotoPlus Expo even better. Choose from over 115 educational seminars and hands-on labs to expand your expertise. Come be informed and entertained, leave inspired.

Register now and save while seats are available for the best seminars. Special pre-registration prices are available for a limited time only.

Show Dates & Times

PhotoPlus Expo

EXPO DATES & HOURS:
Thursday, Oct 27: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Friday, Oct 28: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday, Oct 29: 10:00am – 4:00pm

SEMINAR DATES & HOURS:
Thursday Oct 27: 8:45am – 7:45pm
Friday Oct 28: 8:45am – 7:45pm
Saturday Oct 29: 8:45am – 5:45pm

WPPI NYC

SEMINAR DATES & HOURS:
Wednesday Oct 26: 8:45am – 5:45pm

EXPO DATES & HOURS:
Thursday, Oct 27: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Friday, Oct 28: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Photoshop World 2011 Wrap Up

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We had a blast at the PSW 2011 Expo.  Everyone there was great and gave us a warm welcome, being our first year at this event.  I want to give a special thanks to Bob and Chris at Hoodman for their support, as well as the guys from Borrowlenses.com for displaying our Lens Band on their Sigma 600mm.  Here are some photos from this years event.

 

Photoshop World 2011

Please be our guest at this years 2011 Photoshop World Conference & Expo, in Viva Las Vegas in the expo hall of Mandalay Bay Casino on Thursday, September 8th from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM and Friday, September 9th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. To show our gratitude for all your support, we would like to give you 2 free tickets to attend. No purchase necessary and print as many vouchers as you’d like, on us…. To download your passes, please visit this link http://lensband.com/Expo_Pass_PSW_Las_Vegas.pdf and print out the .pdf Expo Pass.