"Wading for the Right Shot" Bow Lake in Banff, Canada
by William H. Smith
Image © 2008 William H. Smith
About the shot:
This month's Photo Feature takes us to a tranquil scene in Banff, Canada. Bill Smith snapped this shot of his photographer friend, Darwin Wiggett, during a workshop on Sept 26, 2008. (Darwin's website is: www.darwinwiggett.com.)
"We had hiked in an obscure trail to the outlet of Bow Lake and the start of the Bow River, in Canada's Banff National Park. This is the end of the lake that tourists don't see. Darwin had waded out into the river to get a shot up the lake. I was taking some shots of the lichens and mosses a little further downstream. When I looked up to scope out another image, this just caught me."
About the Equipment:
RRS Gear in the Image:
BH-55-PCL ballhead with panning clamp & a B1DMklll-L-plate.
Shot was taken with a Canon Rebel EOS 400D, lens EF-S 17-85mm/f4-5.6 IS USM, f/22 @ 0.5s, focal length 41mm, Singh Ray LB Warming Polarizer, 2 stop ND Grad
The Ultimate Pano Gear
The Ultimate-Pro Omni-Pivot Package delivers the most robust and versatile Arca-Swiss compatible panorama set-up available anywhere. This package includes everything needed for simultaneous horizontal and vertical panning. (Package does not include dedicated camera body plate or dovetail adapter; purchase separately.) This package builds on our Pano Elements Package for single row panos (which consists of 1 panning clamp and 1 MPR CL-ll). Camera not included.
Learn more about RRS Multi-Row Pano Gear on our website.
NOTE: If you want to mount the Ult-Pro OPP into a clamp, you will need to purchase the PCL-DVTL (dovetail adapter) separately for $30. You also need an L-plate on your camera.
- two PCL-1 panning clamps for simultaneous vertical & horizontal panning.
- one MPR-192 rail for horizontal axis
- one CRD-Rail for vertical axis
- one MPR-CL ll nodal slide
- one Op-tech neoprene travel pouch
Ultimate-Pro Omni-Pivot Package: $795
Ultimate Omni-Pivot Package: $435
Pano Elements Package: $360
Frequently Asked Question:
Q: If I already have the Pano Elements Package, what do I need to buy to shoot multi-row or multi-column panoramas?
A: To upgrade from your single row Pano Elements Package, order the Ultimate Omni-Pivot Package (includes a PCL-1, an MPR-192, a CRD-Rail, & a neoprene pouch). The Pano Elements Package plus the Ultimate Omni-Pivot Package equals Ultimate-Pro Omni-Pivot Package, which allows simultaneous horizontal and vertical panning.
Need a hotshoe level? Try our Dual Axis Spirit Level, the RRS-337. With bubbles in two axes, it offers much better precision than any single axis level. Use for better leveling when shooting panoramas. Or if you live by the coast, like we do, use it to ensure a level horizon when shooting that beautiful sunset. Keep one in your bag!
Send us your RRS shots!
From time to time, our shooters
send us some extremely unique photos of our gear in action. We'd love to share
some of these extraordinary shots with all of you. If you have a photo which prominently displays RRS gear in the image,
please send it to us with a quick synopsis of the shot. Please include the equipment
that you used to take the shot as well as the gear which is pictured. Thank you to Bill Smith for this month's photo!
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