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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Press Release: Custom SLR Launches Dual Camera Strap

Today, our good friends over at Custom SLR has announced the immediate availability of the Custom SLR Dual Camera Strap. This allows photographers to comfortably carry and instantly access two cameras at once.

If you already own one Custom SLR Glide Strap, you can purchase the Dual Camera Strap Kit. It contains a sternum strap and back pad. You'll also need to purchase a second Glide Strap to complete the dual system.

The Dual Strap System - $134.95

  • Split Strap Technology™: Distributes weight evenly to reduce pain/fatigue and provides superior ventilation
  • Silicone Print: Reduces slippage
  • Unique Ergonomic Design: Conforms to shoulder for unparalleled comfort
  • Instant access: Cameras sit at your side and glide up the strap, allowing you to take pictures quickly
  • Universal Fit: Compatible with any camera and fits most users

The Dual Camera Strap Kit - $24.95

For our loyal customers who already own a Glide One Strap, the kit contains a sternum strap and back pad to convert two Custom SLR Glide One Straps (not included) into one dual camera harness system.

C-Loops are optional and can be purchased separately ($34.95).

Continue reading for full press release.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Deal: SanDisk and Lexar Independence Day 2015 Savings Memory Card Sale

Adorama has an Independence Day special sale on SanDisk and Lexar memory cards, drives, and card readers. The offer expires 7/11/15.

Product Advisory: Counterfeit Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flashes

The counterfeit product fraudulently displays the Canon logo and may fraudulently display other Canon and third party trademarks.
Canon has put out a bulletin that there are now counterfeit Speedlite 600EX-RT in circulation in the camera market. These are sold through various online marketplaces such as eBay (mostly from international sellers) and other international websites.

Please always remember to buy from authorized dealers such as Amazon, B&H Photo and Adorama to ensure that you are getting genuine products which comes with warranty.

Continue reading for more information and comparison pictures.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Kickstarter: The AGUA. A totally new way to carry your camera!

As always, we're always on the look out for new photography related gear. Today, we bring to you the AGUA from Kickstarter. Not only is it a carry case for your lens and camera, but it's also a quick-draw and it's IPX3 waterproof. It has a built in lens protector, a slot to store your lens cap and comes with a strap.

There's only a handful of days left to make your pledge but it has already exceeded it's funding goal. It's available in 3 sizes: AGUA 25 (for mirrorless/compact), AGUA 35 (for medium SLRs) and AGUA 45 (for large SLRs) for $55, $60 and $65, respectively.

We're hoping to get our hands on one to give our readers a full review.

Continue reading for more information.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Review: The SpiderPro Hand Strap

Overview : The Hand Strap's unique curved "S" shape positions the user's hand at optimal shooting position (at 45 degrees to the camera body), allowing easy access to the trigger and all other controls while offering clear access to the battery door and memory card slots.

Its combination of design and materials provides real weight support in the correct places: over and above the knuckles, and close to the user's wrist.

Features :
  • Holds DSLR with Attached Lens
  • Works with or Without a Vertical Grip
  • Won't Interfere with Tripod Mounting
  • Mounts Between Camera & Any Tripod Plate
  • Adjustable to the Size of Your Hand
  • Provides Access to Rear Camera Controls
  • Curved for Comfortable Hand Position
  • Made of Padded Foam, Nylon, and Leather
  • Optional Snap-On Wrist Strap Included

Indiegogo: Instamic - The Smart, Small, GoPro of Microphones

We're always on the look out for new products to share with our readers as well as help new start up companies get their brand and product out. Who doesn't love new products that can possibly benefit them? The newest product we found on Indiegogo is called Instamic. It's a very small microphone and audio recorder. It works with your GoPro and you can use it with or without their Instamic App.

Theres a white version (Instamic Go) that offers mono and dual-mono and is splash proof while the black version (Instamic Pro) offers the same as the Go but also offers stereo and is waterproof up to 5 feet.

Pricing starts at $99 for Go and $129 for Pro.

Continue reading for more information and video.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Kickstarter: The Clip for Lens Flipper by GoWing

We were just informed GoWing that they have announced a new product for their Lens Flipper (review) on Kickstarter. The Lens Flipper is a quick and easy way to change lenses, but what if you could attach the Lens Flipper to a Backpack strap, Camera bag strap or a belt? The new product is the "Flippin' Clip".

If you already own a Lens Flipper, the clip is $35 through Kickstarter ($10 savings). If you don't have a Lens Flipper, you can get one with the clip for $79 super early bird/$95 early bird/$109. If you need more than one, they also have packages for two ($162 super early bird or $192 early bird) and three ($279).

Continue reading for more information.

Indiegogo: actiontwister - actioncamera crane for GoPro Hero and Smartphones

We first heard of the actiontwister at PhotoPlus Expo in NYC back in October 2014. It was a very unique item that was being displayed at the FLM booth but was a demo/prototype unit. Finally, it can become a reality and in your hands. The actiontwister is hand controlled and can control the tilting and rotation of your camera.

It's currently on the crowdfunding site, Indiegogo. They are offering two different version. A actiontwister LIGHT and the actiontwister CLASSIC. The difference between the two is that the LIGHT is lighter, length is fixed and less technology in the hand grip. The CLASSIC actiontwister allows you to telescope the pole like you would with a tripod leg to give you that extra reach.

There is also going to be a DIVE version (January 2016) which is the same as the actiontwister CLASSIC, but the metals and the ball-bearings are refined to resist sweat and above all, salt water conditions. Still it always needs to be cleaned carefully after each use. And a MINI version (Summer 2016) is the most versatile version of all. Easy to fix on any existing mount of any brand.

If the pole is anything like their carbon fiber tripod and ball heads, the quality of the actiontwister will be top notch.

Continue reading for more information.
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