HOME BASE              05:15 AMC (After My Coffee)                12-12-2017                             TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA



GREETINGS

MY THIRD RETIREMENT FROM SHOOTING...is real.  January 1, 2018
After 50 years in the business,  Retirement one, I stopped soliciting and doing weddings or golf tourneys, charity events, and I got out of the retail business, I called it quits covering politicians when the lieing and cheating go to be too much.   

My next to last round found me a screwball by the name of Palin years ago, whom I thought interesting till we vetted her. I was dragged in again.   (See PALIN)  

The second time I said no, I got dragged in again, and found me a TRUMP CARD.  I know when to get out when you dream (nightmare) of leaving the 200 mm home and bringing my .223 instead.  (See TRUMP)   

Any good photo/journalist has a sense of  objectiveness, clarity, honesty and can smell when the truth is being pushed.  Fake news is real news about a fake, he is the fake in the fake news he intimidates.  Up close, You learn a lot, and nothing was good.   

I will still be building my battery packs, upgrades, in SLA and NiMH, modules, Metz units and manufacturing my proprietary scanners and scanning slides just as before, nothing will change, except hours.   My writing and keeping seven websites active and current, and my other car will be a cruise ship. I will be going on more planned cruises and tours with camera and friends. We had a great trip on  (PRINCESS CRUISE) last year.

NEW HOURS! I will be available on the phone from 8 to 12 (Noon) daily only, having fun from twelve on doing what I want to do, mentoring two new wedding shooters bringing new talent into  the game, and Al’s kids in the 7-9 grades on various science related projects.


BIG SONY SALE
I carried Nikon for forty-six plus years. I sold off thinking I would retire, never happened.  After we sold out the store I kept a lot of the SONY  gear, incredible stuff and though I had retired, I became am a SONY fan. 
Now that I will be retiring again, and have a house literally full of SONY E and A mounts.   I will be selling off my personal gear, all SONY A mounts, prime condition, and priced right. Part of my retirement package.  Half went to my trainees.

(2)  Two A77’s, just serviced, low miles and mint condition. 
(2)Two Genuine Sony Battery Grip Units ( Not the Junk Knockoffs)
(3) Three Sony Lenses   16-50 Premium, 70-300 G series, and 30mm Macro lens
Full set  CLOSE UP RINGS (Vello)
(1) One Minolta Lens 100-200
(1) One Sigma Lens  12-24
Total five lenses!  (5)  Pro level protective filters
Metz model 50 adapted for SONY A77 plus 6V Either Black Box or Tuxedo
One L4A A to E - Mount Converter 
Manfrotto Tripod  with Manfrotto Ball head and Kirk style Fast Releases
Manfrotto - Benro Hybrid Perfect for Video and Kirk-Fast Release, Manfrotto ball head
Spare Parts Kit in includes extra rubber finders, extra body caps , extra lens caps , filters  

In stock, I also have 4 SONY -  5100’s New in the box. Bodies only
METZ 45’s converted to Black Boxes with enormous capacity, perfect wedding stuff. See Metz Page
Two full closets of other photo gear, just about anything...call me. 


THE METZ 45 UPGRADE PROGRAM

The best Wedding/Event strobe units over the years were the Pro Metz 45 CT and CL handle mounts.  But they were expensive to power and worse the power was insufficient for todays throw it against the wall and hope it sticks shooters.  The 45 was smaller and is really a good fit with todays full size DSLR and it’s a blast if you need real light coverage with a  smaller SONY, and other digitals.   

I found ways to circumvent the power problems. I am upgrading the 45’s. every day for customers.  The Metz hammerheads are still very viable today. In three distinct areas of shooting, and it is wonderful that you guys dumped them on the market, so I can get them fairly cheap for rebuilding,  and keep prices down, then turn them over to the program.  CLICK


THE BLACK BOX  - LONG DISTANCE POWER PACKS
The Black Box, the HD power pack was made for extended time range, heavy shooters in the wedding, event, sports, forensic, and commercial fields and are still made by my hands, created soldered and built one at a time in the USA.

SPECIAL OFFER - BLACK BOX - Get a FREE YONG-NUO 460-II and cabled for the BLACK BOX with a purchase of a Black Box at the regular price. I have four three units left and they are pre-cabled and ready to go.  You save about a 100.00 dollars. Total cost including shipping is 200.00 dollars.  Thats Flash, cable and Black Box good till all four left are sold.


SLIDE 2 DIGITAL - AUTOMATED SLIDE SCANNING 

I’ll bet you have customers, friends, and relatives, with room closets, attics or basements serving as burial grounds for memories filled with Ektachrome, Kodachrome, FujiChrome and AgfaChrome slides.   

Just so you know and you probably do is that they are slowly fading, degaussing and gathering dust, just lying there in shoe boxes or Kodak Carousel Trays.  It is a vast and untapped market of memories that you could or should offer solutions to these problems for your friends and into earning some spare money for your self.  

Or think bigger when you see how easy we made it for you and make big dollars.  

SPECIAL OFFER - Save 10% On Slide System


IMPOSSIBLE SLIDES  -  GODZILLA SIZE SLIDE SERVICE 
PURPOSE:  We receive some really odd slides at times that require special handling since they are so thick they cannot go through the S2D automatic digitizer.  Most are permanently mounted and removal might ruin the slide itself.  We have a solution and anew machine like the Phoenix rising from the ashes.
This is also called the “Phoenix, it rose from the ashes" and is under Digitizing slides.


THE WEDDING BOOK - MY BOOK HAS ALWAYS BEEN FREE
This is a PDF version of the Wedding Guide and more important a Survival Training Course for beginners new to the business.  Simply click on the Bride and the PDF will download.  It is over 250 Pages long and represents a lot of ideas for the new photographer. From time to time more information will be added in chronological updates.
This is version two and is in the Encyclopedia.


DO-IT YOURSELF - SAVE LOTS OF MONEY
This entire section is devoted to you, the DIY guy.  The do-it-yourself guy with the Sears Harley Davidson Tool Credit Card!  A man who would rather be tearing down a wall with a hammer than attending needlepoint classes, and wears his band-aids Sergeant style with pride.   OMG... Sears is down the toilet.  Craftsman tools have been purchased by Stanley.  Sears is selling off, closing all stores in Canada, most stores in the US to stay in business.  Craftsman will be sold in ACE Hardware Stores. 
This is updated and is in the Encyclopedia.


FEEDBACK - WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID

Always a pleasure talking to you. Thank you for taking your time in making everyone you deal with & talk too feel important. In today's society it seams that end users, clients get less and less important. You do go the extra mile and I thank you. I cannot wait for the new black box to come home. I'll look forward to your email shortly with the hardware you are selling as well.

Respectfully,  DJ
This is updated and is in the Encyclopedia.


NIKON CABLE SHORTENING - SC-17, SC28, SC29

I shorten Nikon Cables.  I have a work station just for it.   And you are probably wondering why Nikon ever made those cables for the SC-17, SC-28, SC-29 so damn long?  Because Nikon thought these cables could be used for off camera "statue of liberty” shooting, not as common a technique any more with brackets or wireless and integrated flash systems.  So we are stuck with long cables.  
New techniques can fix most issues.

  

DISCLAIMERS
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This website and my online free book  “The Guide To Weddings and Making Money”  has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and we make no claims it will cure any disease, or malady caused by shooting photos’s at Weddings or at worst someone from the wedding shooting you with something the NRA would be proud of.

No photographers, brides, grooms, horses, sheep or canines were injured during the writing of this book and if you cannot afford an attorney, my nephew will be available at the usual exaggerated attorney fees for malpractice cases so I can get my cut.  We use two, sometimes three or more ICONS to represent certain circumstance.

 
"DIGGER" INDICATES UNDER CONSTRUCTION

 NO SMOKE NO BULLSH*T - You are about to get truth.

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Skull - Thoughts Deader than Casey’s Balls


Heart Attack - Do Not Repair, its Dead 


Toilet Stance - Your idea makes me Ill




>>>>>>   MY OTHER WEB SITES   <<<<<<
Unclassified, others require permissions as they are industry related.


POLITICS, SEX, and RELIGION EXPOSED
“Things not spoken about except at the water cooler"
www.aljacobsladder.com


FOOD, FODDER and FOIE GRAS IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY
“How to get thrown out as a food critic, tell the truth"
www.aljacobskitchen.com


DIAL INDICATOR REPAIR
“Make your Indicator like New”
http://www.indicatorrepairsite.com


TOM BAILEY’S PERSONAL PHOTO SERVICE
“Full Service LAB WORK, Custom Printing and Slide Conversion”
https://www.tampabayphotoservices.com


   


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