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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 25, 2019  |  0 comments

Here’s a great photo challenge to test your creativity this weekend: try to take as many unique images as you can of just one object. Tough assignment, right?

Dan Havlik  |  May 26, 2016  |  0 comments

Our favorite weird lens guru Mathieu Stern has been testing out some unusual Soviet-era Russian lens and the results have been surprisingly impressive. In fact, in the below video, Stern pairs the Jupiter-9 85mm F/2 portrait lens on a Sony A7 II mirrorless camera and some of his still photos and video are actually quite amazing.

Ron Leach  |  May 18, 2016  |  0 comments

Here’s another video from our favorite weird lens guru Mathieu Stern who gives a preview of some cheap Jupiter Soviet lenses. Stern regularly discusses inexpensive, oddball glass that can be used on mirrorless cameras.

 |  Jul 17, 2008  |  0 comments

The F. J. Westcott Company is building a place on its newly remodeled web site
for imagemakers to share their knowledge with others and learn new ideas and
techniques through discussion. Going live in July, 2008, the Westcott Community
will offer a contest for the Top 100 Westcott Endorsed Pros, an Image Gallery,
a Forum and an Ask the Expert advice panel.

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 |  Sep 16, 2009  |  0 comments

Westcott Now Offering Soft Box with Narrower Depth.


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Staff  |  Dec 03, 2008  |  0 comments

The first rental website for Scenic Backgrounds by Westcott will be available online October 31, 2008. With over 100 backgrounds to choose from, these backgrounds will appeal to everyone including the high end professional, photo enthusiast and even the parent or scrapbook mom. The rental program will allow photographers creativitywithout the expense of investing in a lifetime commitment to a background. Rentals will list at $49.99 for a 5’X6’ and $69.99 for the 6’X8’ line. Customers can save $20.00 with a coupon from their local participating dealer and the postage-paid packaging is provided to return it.

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George Schaub  |  Oct 28, 2004  |  0 comments

Westcott has recently made a new addition to its line of Soft Box Light Modifiers
by introducing the New Masters Brush. The New Masters allows users to create more
defined shadowing, which enhances depth and adds contour.



Westcott worked directly on the design with Master Photographer Ken Cook, a third
generation family studio owner with over 50 years of experience. The specially
designed multi layer front panel along with the Barn Door and internal baffle
creates a 2 f-Stop differential between the center or the heart of the light and
the outer edges. This allows users to achieve the lighting patterns created by
the old Masters of Photography using split, broad and short lighting, including
all the variations of Rembrandt and Butterfly Lighting.
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Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 27, 2004  |  0 comments

The F.J. Westcott Company has introduced their new Spiderlite for still and
video imagemakers. The Spiderlite is less than five inches deep and is constructed
of solid metal. The inner metal surface of the light offers a highly reflective
surface. Any light falling backwards is again reflected back into a Soft Box
allowing for maximum output of the lights. Built-in points allow for direct
attachment of a Soft Box onto the Spiderlite itself. This not only cuts down
the cost of purchasing an adapter ring, but also allows the end user fewer parts
to carry or lose as well as quicker set-up.

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Joe Farace  |  Oct 23, 2015  |  0 comments

The trend of using continuous light sources for portraiture that I saw at last year’s WPPI show continues unabated with Westcott’s Two-Light Daylight D5 Softbox Kit being the latest offering. The kit uses fluorescent bulbs as a light source, although that word barely appears in Westcott’s early press material for the kit. Part of the reason may be that when it comes to photographs of people, fluorescent has a negative connotation but nothing could be further from the truth.

Press Release  |  Oct 14, 2011  |  0 comments
Photo Basics announced the addition of three more 5-in-1 reflector sizes to the product line. The new reflectors provide more options to the aspiring photographer at a very competitive price. Each reflector contains a slipcover with gold, black, white and silver as well as a 1-stop diffusion panel and comes in a cloth round carry case for ease of transport.

The new 20” 5-in-1 Reflector (#306) opens to 20” and collapses down to 8”. Weighing less than a pound (0.55 lbs), this is the ideal reflector for any on-location photographer. The street price is $19.90.

Staff  |  Mar 09, 2009  |  0 comments

WD has introduced its newly redesigned My Book World Edition network storage drive, simplifying the critical but tedious task of backing up an entire household's precious files. Designed for consumers who have multiple computers on a home network, the new drive will be available in 1 terabyte and 2 terabyte capacities, and is compatible with PC and Mac computers. 

My Book World Edition network drives are designed to automate and simplify the backup chore. Just plug the My Book World Edition drive into a network router, click a few buttons and the My Book World Edition storage device backs up the files from all the PCs and Macs on the network. Any changes to the files on these computers are automatically and continuously backed up to the drive.

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Staff  |  Jan 05, 2009  |  0 comments

On Sunday, the 30th of November 2008 the fourteenth WestLicht Photographica Auction was ended successfully. The most recent auction was able to hold the high standards of previous auctions both in total turnover as well as the percentage of sold lots. Over 90 per cent of the total of 917 lots were auctioned for a total of more than one million Euros.

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Staff  |  Nov 02, 2009  |  0 comments

For this year's auction we have succeeded in being able to offer a selection of around 600 lots of the highest quality in our Vienna auction house. As with our previous auction numerous unique cameras and classics of photographic history that will appeal equally to institutional collections, dealers and private collectors with a feeling for something special are to be auctioned.

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Staff  |  May 18, 2009  |  0 comments

For this year's auction WestLicht has succeeded in being able to offer a selection of around 900 lots of the highest quality in their Vienna auction house. As with previous auctions numerous unique cameras and classics of photographic history that will appeal equally to institutional collections, dealers and private collectors with a feeling for something special are to be auctioned.

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Staff  |  May 22, 2009  |  0 comments

The WestLicht Photographic auction is now available for online bidding. The auction is Saturday, May 23rd 2009. You can view all the 950 lots in high resolution-images and leave bids through their secure server. They also have an online facility for you to apply for telephone bidding. For detailed information please visit their 'Information for Bidder' section on the webpage.

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