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|| News Item: Posted 2012-08-02

Sports Shooter News & Notes
By Sports Shooter Newsletter Staff

Sports Shooter at the London Olympic Games
Here is a partial list of Sports Shooter members covering the 2012 London Summer Olympics and links to their online galleries and blogs:

Nhat Meyer - San Jose Mercury-News

Smiley Pool - Houston Chronicle

Bob Deutsch - USA TODAY

John Leyba - Denver Post

David Eulitt - Kansas City Star

Wally Skalij, Myung J. Chun - Los Angeles Times

Donald Miralle

Jed Jacobsohn

Steve Russell - Toronto Star

Peter Read Miller, Robert Beck, John W. McDonough, Damian Strohmeyer - Sports Illustrated

George Bridges - McClatchy-Tribune Photo Service

Reuters photo

European Pressphoto Agency

Getty Images

Associated Press photo

(Editor's note: Sports Shooter asked members that are assigned to cover the London Games to contact us. This list was assembled from the members who responded.)

Sports Shooter Academy posts new videos, blog posts
The Sports Shooter Academy website has posted two videos produced from the recent April workshop and are a continuation of a series of "Three Things" instructional videos.

The videos feature workshop Dave Black giving his tips on using high-shutter speed sync strobe techniques, the second PocketWizard technical rep Ian Ray show how to get the most out of your radio triggers.

The videos were produced by Los Angeles Times award-winning videographer Myung J. Chun. Click on the video link at the Sports Shooter Academy website:

Several stories by participants at April's SSA IX have been posted on the workshop's blog. You can check these out, along with other instruction and fun content at:

A gallery of behind-the-scenes "FunPhotos" involving the workshop's faculty has been posted on the SSA Facebook page. Fun content, news about workshop alumni and faculty can be viewed here:

Think Tank Photo announces "test drive" for new Sling Bags
Sports Shooter Academy supporter Think Tank Photo has just announced the launching one of their popular Test Drive programs. This one is for their revolutionary Sling-O-Matic sling bags.

With Think Tank Photo’s Sling-O-Matic™ line-up of bags you have the photo industry's first sling bag that can be easily switched back and forth to either shoulder. The Sling-O-Matic's adjustable, fully padded shoulder strap "automatically" slides along a set of rails to change which shoulder the bag can be worn on.

You can try a Sling-O-Matic for free for 30 days! If you don't want to keep it, ship it back to Think Tank, no problem. If it meets your needs, on the 30th day your credit card will be charged. (Offer limited to U.S. addresses.) Check out the product video:

To participate in TTP's "test drive" of the new Sling Bag:

This innovation is the solution to the problem inherent with sling bags: they are designed to be to worn over one shoulder only. With one smooth motion, the Sling-O-Matic can be quickly switched to the opposite shoulder without losing the characteristics that have made sling bags popular among photographers.

The Sling-O-Matic series offers three unique bags to choose from, depending on the photo gear you carry. The Sling-O-Matic 10 can carry a pro-size DSLR and three to four lenses, including a 70-200 f2.8. The Sling-O-Matic 20 and Sling-O-Matic 30 can each carry a pro-size DSLR and four to six lenses, including a 70-200 f2.8. The Sling-O-Matic 30 also features a separate laptop compartment for carrying a 15.4" laptop

Key Features:
·Industry's first sling bag that can be easily switched back and forth to either shoulder.
·Each bag fits a DSLR with up to a 70-200 f2.8 lens with lens hood in position.
·All bags are flexible to fit pro size DSLRs with a lens attached.
·Discreetly stylized to avoid obviously appearing like a camera bag.
·Long side pocket for carrying a tripod, large water bottle, or other accessories.
·Large handles on three sides.
·Wide zippered pockets on front, back, and side.
·Business card pocket for identification.
·Removable/adjustable straps and waist belt for additional stability.
·Small storage pocket for storing removable straps.
·Fully padded compartments for protection.
·Seam-sealed rain cover included.
·Seam-sealed rain cover included.

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