With studio work, like most professional photographers, I now shoot most of my images tethered to the iMac in Lightroom. I also have to use tethered shooting with my 360 degree photography system, but when shooting freestyle off the tripod the cable, the USB connector to the camera tends to twist and turn in the socket, plus the cable can become unattached.
Last year the mini USB socket finally broke and the camera had to be sent back to Canon for a new circuit board and connector.... not a cheap experience at £440.00. I looked on the internet for some way of securing the cable in the socket for my Canon 5DII there are some adapters but they range in price from £65 - £150.
So in conjunction with an engineer friend we developed this... works a treat and works with the AV/Out and the HDMI outputs as well. It' will fit the MKIII and the 70D and could be adapted for other makes.
I was thinking that other photographers may benefit from this simple but effective device... if interested then let me know. Cost TBA.. but would be about £35.00 - £40.00
I have also developed a full length Reflector System which consists of a Translucent wall of light, a white reflector, a silver reflector and a black bounce. They are very simple to erect and are transportable in their own quiver case.
Prices are £109.00 each for the Reflectors and £150.00 for the Light Wall stand. All plus current delivery charge.
Please contact me if you want to see the system in action when I gave my Royal Photographic Society lecture.
Maximus Light Wall... fitted with 1.5m translucent material, although any material can be used. I have even adapted double fitted/elasticated bedsheets which hook over the corners. And they are available in black or white. Cost of frame: £150.00
Maximus Light Wall... in action with my faithful model Mildred.
Black Bounce Reflector: A full length easy to assemble banner with black light absorbing material. Can be used also as a light block. Only £109.00
Silver Reflecter: A full length easy to assemble banner with diffused silver material. As it is opaque can be used also as a light block. Only £109.00
A full length easy to assemble banner with diffused soft white material. As it is opaque can be used also as a light block. Only £109.00
The Full set...