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Jaron Schneider

Features Editor, Marketing Communications http://jaronschneider.com/ +Jaron Schneider@jaronschneiderFacebook
Jaron Schneider is a portrait/headshot and commercial product photographer based out of San Francisco, California. After graduating from Gonzaga University with a degree in marketing and business administration, Schneider spent some time in the photographic lighting business, learning how the industry works, what products are actually high quality, and how to communicate with photographers and videographers around the world. Schneider joined Fstoppers.com in 2011 to aid in the sales and marketing, management and to build the editorial content. He now acts as Features Editor and manages relationships with gear brands.

Canon 40mm Pancake Refurb Deal: $149.95

Though the lens doesn’t have the best performance if stopped down more than f/10, the 40mm pancake has grown to be one of my favorite lenses, especially in tandem with my 70D (which is also on sale today for $300 off). The B&H refurb of this lens is only $150 right now and they only have a few of them. If you’ve been curious about this lens, now is the time to try it.

Canon Introduces New CPS Cinema Membership Level

Early this morning Canon announced a new CPS level for Cinema shooters. To join, you have to own at least one Cinema Zoom lens or one of the following Cinema EOS cameras: the EOS C300, EOS C500, or EOS-1D C. The membership has an annual cost of $1000. [more]

The ProAm Orion is a Sturdy, Smart & Affordable DSLR Crane

Camera cranes and jibs are becoming more commonplace in the DSLR video maker’s arsenal due to more, light weight options and falling prices. ProAm calls their Orion DVC210 the “first camera crane built specifically for DSLR cameras” and it extends to eight feet tall for a surprisingly affordable $300. Sounds great on paper, but how does it function in practice? [more]

Fujifilm XF 27mm f/2.8 Lens only $200, Lexar 32GB 2-Pack on Sale

Quick update for those of you looking for raging deals: the Fujifilm XF 27mm f/2.8 Lens is normally $450, but is on sale for only $200 after a crazy instant rebate. And a 2-pack of Lexar 32GB SDHC UHS-1 Class 10 cards are on sale for $72.95 if you need to stock up.

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Fstoppers Reviews the Edelkrone Slider Plus, the Ultimate Travel Slider

If you shoot video, you know that sliders make all the difference. I personally love the cinematic production value you can get out of a slider; the kind of shots you can produce are those that really elevate the end product. However, sliders can be large and obtrusive, not to mention difficult to travel with. When I saw that Edelkrone’s SliderPlus promised to deliver that quality I was looking for but remain compact, I couldn’t wait to try it out. [more]

ONA Celebrates 100 Years of Leica With New Limited Edition Bag

ONA, makes of some pretty fine bags, are celebrating 100 years of Leica photography with a new bag called the Berlin. It is a limited-edition ONA bag designed for the Leica M-System. The signature Leica red interior is fully customizable, padded with premium closed-cell foam, and can accommodate one Leica M-System camera, two to three lenses, an iPad and small personal items. [more]

Fstoppers Reviews the Comodo Orbit Mechanical Stabilization Gimbal

It was a fascinating experience comparing the reactions to the Comodo Orbit online to those who saw the rig in person at WPPI Las Vegas this year. Almost 100% of the comments online were negative, non-believing dismissals of the product, while nearly 100% of the comments in person about the product were an excited thumbs up. It was easily the most popular product at the show. So what did we think of it? [more]

From WPPI: Fstoppers Previews the Comodo Orbit Mechanical Gimbal

There were few new products on the show floor that garnered as much attention as the Comodo Orbit. It’s eye catching, but mostly because people are just fascinated with the design. We spoke to Comodo regarding the new product, and show you a little more about how it works. We even show you how quickly you can adjust the gimbal to accept any new camera. [more]

Hasselblad Officially Announces Availability of H5D-50c CMOS Camera Back

Hasselblad has made the camera they said existed back in January official: the H5D-50C CMOS medium format back will retail for €20,900. Ian Rawcliffe, Hasselblad CEO, stated: “There is no price premium at all for customers who wish to acquire this groundbreaking technology. The H5D-50c will ship with the same price tag that applies to our H5D-50 model.” [more]

Follow Zach Sutton and Jaron Schneider on the WPPI Floor on Instagram

This week Zach and I will be roaming the WPPI Las Vegas show floor, talking to some cool people and showing you some new products. While there, we’ll be Instagramming our shenanigans, and you can follow us! Couldn’t make it this year? Let us be your eyes and ears! [more]

Bowens, PocketWizard and Sekonic Team Up with Combined Products

In the wake of rumors regarding the health of the PocketWizard parent LPA Designs, the MAC Group distributed company is teaming up with the lighting brand Bowens and light meter company Sekonic to produce cohesive products together, in the hopes this will improve sales on all fronts. This includes a new PocketWizard in the Bowens signature yellow. [more]

Comodo Introduces New Hand-Held Mechanical Gimbal for Video

Comodo, a new member of the MAC Group and manufacturer of advanced camera stabilization systems, has announced the release of their newest camera stabilization device: Orbit. Utilizing advanced engineering in mechanical gimbal technology combined with application of basic physics, Orbit is the first mechanically driven, twin grip gimbal stabilization device of its kind to be introduced to the HDSLR and small camcorder segment of the filmmaking community. [more]

Profoto Launches New 20-Part Web Series on Weddings

Profoto just released the first of 20 videos highlighting different aspects of a wedding as shot by wedding photographers Justin & Mary as they set out to capture a young couple’s most special day. Each video reveals the story and the lighting setup behind a certain image. For instance, we get to see how the bridal couple’s dance was shot and how the kiss in the church was eternalized. [more]

Cinetics, Makers of CineSkates, Have a New Time Lapse Motion-Control Device

Cinetics, originally known for their Kickstarter success story CineSkates, has just put a brand new product on Kickstarter yet again, this time aimed at motion control and time lapse. Called Axis360, it is “a compact, motorized tripod head and slider for dynamic video and time lapse photography.” [more]

Looking for a Great Photo Event in the UK? The Photography Show is This March!

I’m a big fan of shows like Photo Plus, Gulf Photo Plus and WPPI Las Vegas, so when my good friend (and amazing photographer in his own right) David Kai-Piper told me about an event he’s helping orchestrate in the United Kingdom this year, I thought you all would be interested to hear about it. Introducing The Photography Show, a new show and home for professional and hobbyists to come together to enjoy all things photographic. [more]

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