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Monday, October 13, 2014

Review: Luma Labs Loop 3 Camera Sling Strap

Overview : We've combined our trademark shoulder leather pad and our quick adjust sliders from the Cinch with an all new offset camera mount. The result is the most stable carry a sling can provide.

Features :
  • Trademark shoulder leather pad
  • Quick adjust sliders from the Cinch
  • All new offset camera mount
  • Precision machined from 7075-T6 aluminum
  • Quick adjustability
  • 100% USA made

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Kickstarter: GoWorx GoKnuckles for GoPro HERO Cameras

We were contacted by Ryan over at GoWorx who informed us about their new Kickstarter campaign. GoKnuckles looks exactly like brass knuckles (without the brass) and with a GoPro HERO attached to the top of it. The GoKnuckles lets you hold your GoPro HERO securely while still also allowing you to use your fingers to hold or grab stuff.

Through Kickstarter, the GoKnuckles is $15. It's $2 off the retail price of $17.00.

Continue reading for more information about the GoWorx GoKnuckles.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Review: Peak Design Anchor Links Camera Neck Strap

Discount: As a follower of 1KIND Photography, you are eligible for a special 10% discount on ALL Peak Design products. Details are at the end of this review!

Overview : Got a camera neck strap that you absolutely love? Anchor Links will make it even better. Anchor Links are quick connectors that can be placed on the ends of any standard camera neck strap, giving it super-fast, uber secure quick-connection capability.

Features :
  • Super strong. Each Vectran®-corded Anchor can withstand over 200 lbs. of force, strong enough for any pro rig. Each package includes 4 Anchors and 2 Links.
  • Low-profile, lightweight and unobtrusive. Plus, the Delrin® Anchor disks will never scratch your camera body.
  • Adaptable to any standard camera strap, from your brand new OEM strap to your Dad's vintage leather strap he used in college. Works with straps up to 12mm wide, which is a nearly-universal pro camera strap standard.
  • The same connection system used on all Peak Design straps.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Yongnuo Announces Cloned Canon 50mm f1.4

If you're a photographer, I'm sure you've heard of Yongnuo. They are a Chinese company that’s known for making cheaper third-party alternatives to pricier camera gear. They're more known for their lighting equipment and various accessories but the company is now branching into a different market that is completely new to them, lenses.

The company has announced their first ever lens, a 50mm f/1.4. Yes, it does look almost identical to the Canon 50mm f/1.4.

According to Yongnuo, this would be the first large aperture autofocus lens made in China. The new lens, while looking almost identical to the Canon, does have one significant difference: an old DC AF motor, while the Canon has the newer ultrasonic silent AF motor technology. Another noteable difference, the Yongnuo appears to have a plastic lens mount, where the Canon’s is metal.

Yongnuo 50mm F/1.4 Lens Specs
  • Lens Focal Length: 50mm
  • Lens Construction: 6 Group 7
  • Aperture blades: 8
  • Minimum aperture: 22
  • Closest focusing distance: 0.45 m
  • Maximum magnification: 0.15 times
  • Drive System: DC motors
  • Filter diameter: 58mm
  • Maximum diameter and length: about Φ75 × 58mm
  • Weight: 239g
  • The first China-made auto-focus lens;
  • f/1.4 large aperture, can be the subject looks delicate and soft, and easily bokeh make photography even more fun;
  • Supports auto focus and manual focus modes;
  • Equipped with full-time manual focus function, auto focus can easily fix the focus position;
  • Support M / AV / TV / P and other camera shooting mode, the aperture can be displayed in the EXIF ​​data information;
  • Support for full-frame and APS-C format camera;
  • Using two high refractive lenses, effectively reduce and prevent dispersion.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

PreOrder: Spider Holster - The SpiderPro Hand Strap

Crowdfunding and hand straps seem to be a hot commodity in the photography world these days. All these great products are launching on Kickstarter or IndieGogo with the help of crowdfunding and everyone is looking for new hand straps that are comfortable. Our good friends over at Spider Holster has just started their own crowdfunding (via tilt) for their new SpiderPro Hand Strap.

We reviewed the Custom SLR Hand Strap and it was comfortable and was our favorite. We also just reviewed the Peak Design Clutch Hand Strap which is also our favorite and took top honors but can the SpiderPro Hand Strap really be better than any other strap (as the claim)? Hopefully, we'll be able to get one and do a full review on the SpiderPro Hand Strap to see if it is any better.

Price for the strap is $55. For a colored strap, it would be $65. Estimated delivery is December 2014. In addition to the hand strap, there are bundles that also includes the BlackWidow, SpiderPro Holster. Both with or without the Spider Monkey. Bundle prices range between $100-200.

You can place your preorder HERE or continue reading for more information.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Review: Peak Design Slide Camera Sling Strap

Discount: As a follower of 1KIND Photography, you are eligible for a special 10% discount on ALL Peak Design products. Details are at the end of this review!

Overview : Slide™ is the most versatile professional camera sling strap in the world. Wearable as a sling, neck or shoulder strap, Slide™ is made of 45mm tubular seatbelt-style webbing with internal padding. Slide™ has aluminum quick-adjusters and our patent-pending Anchor Link™ quick-connectors. Comes with 4 Anchors and 1 Standard Plate for attachment.

Features :
  • Wearable as a sling strap, shoulder strap or neck strap.
  • Quick connecting with one hand, using our patent-pending Anchor Link™ connection system.
  • Smooth on one side and grippy on the other, and instantly reversible depending on your preference.
  • Comfortable even with the heaviest of pro cameras.
  • Made of tubular seatbelt-style webbing with padding on the inside for less bulk and a clean, classic look.
  • Compatible with ARCA-type tripod heads, so you can place your camera in the tripod without unscrewing anything.
  • Quickly customizable and adjustable. It can attach to multiple places on your camera and quickly cinch to fit your body type or activity.
  • More than strong enough to hold any pro camera/lens/accessory combo.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Official: Canon 24mm f2.8 Pancake, EF 24-105 f3.5-5.6, EF 400mm f4 Lenses

In addition to officially announced Canon 7D Mark II and Canon PowerShot G7 X, Canon has also announced new lenses and some PowerShots.

Lenses: (Expected availability: November 2014)
Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM - $149: B&H PhotoAdorama | Amazon
Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM - $599: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM - $6,899: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS - $549: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon
Canon PowerShot N2 Black - $299: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon
Canon PowerShot N2 White - $299: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

Continue reading for more information.

Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon has officially announced the Canon 7D Mark II with information and specs.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II $1799: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS 7D Mark II w/18-135 STM $2149: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon
Canon BG-E16 Battery Grip $319: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon
Canon LP-E6N Battery - $99: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon
WFT-E7A Wireless Transmitter II $849: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

Continue reading for more information.
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