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Deal: Toshiba 8GB FlashAir Wireless SD Card $28


Adorama has the Toshiba 8GB FlashAir Wireless SD cards on sale for $27.99 as Daily Deal.

The Toshiba 8GB FlashAir Wireless SD Card incorporates flash memory and can be used as a standard SD Memory Card for storing any kind of digital data. It is fully compliant with the SD Card standards defined by the SD-Association. In addition, FlashAir includes a Wireless LAN chip set plus antenna for wireless communications.

By offering this Wireless LAN functionality, FlashAir provides the advantage of allowing access to the data stored on the SD Card without the need to remove the card or plug a cable to the device. Simply connect the remote host by linking it to the Wireless LAN Access Point of the FlashAir SD Card, start a browser tool and all the data on the card can be read and transferred from the FlashAir SD Card to the remote host. This basic functionality does not require any special driver or software installation on either side. The Wireless LAN function transfers any type of data and can be secured with WPA2.

The FlashAir SD Card will create a Wireless LAN (WLAN) Access Point (AP). Any other device which has a WLAN function (e.g. PC, Tablet, Smartphone) can connect to this AP and create a direct communication channel to the FlashAir SD Card inside the camera. There is no need to remove the card or to plug a cable into the camera. FlashAir includes a HTML Server function which allows easy access to all data stored on the card by simply using any kind of browser on the remote Host (e.g. PC, Tablet, Smartphone). Now you can see all pictures or movies taken by the camera inside the browser window. You may decide to store a local copy of the files to the remote Host.

The Toshiba 8GB SD is commonly used for Digital capture, Digital photography, Image storage, Image transfer and more.The Toshiba 8GB SD is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Toshiba 8GB SD: Lightweight, Reliable to mention just a few.

Review: Sunwayfoto XB-52DL Duo-Lever Tripod Ball Head


Review: Sunwayfoto XB-52DL Duo-Lever Tripod Ball Head

Overview : The XB-52 Low Profile Ball Head from Sunwayfoto is the larger of two ball heads in the XB line of low profile ball heads from Sunwayfoto. It features a very low center of gravity, very high load capacity (132 lb) and improved ball head design for smoother movements when changing position. It includes the two-drop-notch design for camera orientation, and rubber has been abolished completely—all knobs are now all-metal on the XB-52.

XB-52DL with DLC-60 Lever / Screw Combo Clamp. The screw knob side is for adjusting the width of the clamp, and the lever side is for locking the clamp.

Features :
  • Locking System is located on the side of the ball instead of the bottom of the ballhead. Whole center of gravity is lowered more than 15%;
  • Adopts geared locking structure, higher locking strength;
  • Specially designed panning base, smooth operation;
  • Elliptical ball for progressive resistance and avoiding suddenly sliding down;
  • Two drop notch design. One for portrait, one for tilting;
  • All metal knobs for reliability and long term durability;
  • Two set spirit level mounting holes for users to mount the removable spirit level to the other sides of the clamp;
  • Special structure makes it the lightest of its class;
  • 360° panning movement with calibrated precision, precisely capture overlapping panoramic images;
  • Compatible with Really Right Stuff (RRS), Wimberley, Jobu Design, Arca Swiss, Kirk Enterprises, Markins, Photo Clam etc.;
  • Ideal for Gitzo, Manfrotto, Sirui, Benro, RRS tripod
Specification :
  • Ball Diameter: 52mm
  • Base: 68mm
  • Height: 91mm
  • Weight: 690g
  • Max load: 60kg (132 lbs)
  • Bottom thread: 3/8″ with 1/4″ adapter

Deal: Canon EOS SL1 18MP DSLR Camera Body for $369 + free shipping


Amazon offers the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 18-Megapixel Digital SLR Camera (body only), model no. 8575B001, for the in-cart price of $369 with free shipping. It features a 3" touchscreen LCD, 9-point auto focus system, 1080p video recording at 30 fps, SDXC card slot (it also supports WiFi SD cards), and USB.

Review: Spider Monkey - The Holster for Accessories



Overview : The Spider Monkey Accessory Holster Kit from Spider Camera Holster is a two-piece system that can hold a flash, light meter, battery pack, or other accessory on your hip. The small, durable, plastic resin base clip attaches to various belts, including the Spider belts, Lowepro's Street & Field series, and Think Tank's Steroid and Skin belts. Each of the 2 included tabs features a small disc-like protrusion that slides and locks into the base clip. The tabs feature 3M adhesive on both sides for secure attachment to your accessory and the attached touch-fastener strip, which wraps around your device to ensure an extra-strong hold. To release, push your gear against the base and lift.

This system provides a quick-draw method of retrieving gear since it eliminates the need to hunt through your bag for an item. Multiple Spider Monkey base units (sold separately) can be used to have various pieces of equipment at arm's reach.

Features :
  • Base with 2 Tabs
  • Holds Flash, Meter, Battery on Your Hip
  • Base Unit Clips to Your Belt
  • 3M Adhesive on Tabs for Gear Attachment
  • Tab Slides into Base and Locks in Place
  • Touch Fastened Strip Wraps around Gear
  • Push/Release Access
  • Fits Optional Spider Holster Belt

Deal: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT for $449



Adorama (4% reward) and B&H Photo Video (2% reward) has the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT for $449.00 after $50 instant savings.

Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT is engineered to provide a new level of performance and reliability for professional flash photography with today's mostadvanced DSLRs. With wireless two-way radio communication, the Speedlite 600 EX-RT allows photographers to expand their creativity using wireless speedlites with the reliability of radio triggering.

The Canon 600EX-RT offers an expanded zoom range and a higher guide number, plus a number of improvements over its predecessor in both operation and feel. It features a new dot-matrix LCD panel for display of all pertinent shooting information, backlit controls plus an internal sound generator. Reliability is ensured with improved hot shoe contacts, improved flash head durability and the most comprehensive dust and water sealing system ever on a Canon Speedlite flash. A new color filter holder helps maintain accurate color in a variety of ambient light conditions.

The Canon 600EX-RT is commonly used for Fill flash, General purpose, Night photography, Photojournalism, Portraits and more.The Canon 600EX-RT is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Canon 600EX-RT is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon 600EX-RT: Consistent output, Durable, Easy to use, Fast recycling, Good power output, Lightweight, Versatile to mention just a few.

Deal: Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera Body for $949


The Canon EOS 70D dropped to $949 at all major retailers: Amazon | Adorama (+4% reward) | B&H (+2% reward). Regular price is $1,199. This is a great price for a great camera.

Deal: Canon S110 12MP Camera Bundle for $178 after rebate + free shipping


Adorama offers the Canon PowerShot S110 12.1-Megapixel Digital Camera Bundle in Black, model no. 6351B001, or White, model no. 6799B001, for $178 with free shipping via the directions below. Most merchants currently charge this for the camera alone. As well as the camera, this bundle includes a SanDisk 16GB Class 10 SDHC, Lowepro Dublin 20 Camera Pouch, Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Color Inkjet Wireless Photo Printer. The camera features a 3" touchscreen LCD, 1080p video recording, 5x optical zoom, 10 fps continuous shooting, SDHC card slot, and USB. Rebate ends December 31. To get this deal:
  1. View the Canon PowerShot S110 12MP Digital Camera in Black or White for $219
  2. select "Save up to $30 with bundle" and select the "SanDisk 16GB SDHC" and "Lowepro Pouch"
  3. add the Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Printer separately for $359
  4. this $400 mail-in rebate drops the price to a final $178

Contest: 8 Crazy Nights with Peak Design Photo & Outdoor Gear Giveaway



From December 6th-13th, Peak Design will be giving away one prize package per night ($825 avg. value), with a MIND-BLOWING GRAND PRIZE ($1760 value) on the 8th night. Plus get an exclusive set of last-minute deals emailed to you at the end of the giveaway. See? Everyone's a winner!


*And don't forget to sign up for a 10% OFF coupon code when you purchase any of Peak Design products from http://www.peakdesign.com.

Peak Design Coupon Code Amazon TrekPak Custom SLR

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Review: DaisyGrip for a Child's Smile Hot Shoe Mount



Overview : One of the most versatile tools for photographing children, the DaisyGrip is a must-have for both parents and professionals. Gets genuine smiles and expressions by holding toys, puppets or iPhones/smartphones right above your camera lens. No more waving a toy with one hand trying to get a child's attention. Use two hands on your camera for super sharp images, while putting that space above your camera to work for you! Fantastic for photographing pets as well!

Features :
  • An Ultra-flexible hand with 4 fingers that are easily bent, yet firmly maintain their shape
  • Connects to the top of your SLR camera via a standard hot shoe
  • Connects to the top of a tripod
  • Holds a variety of toys, stuffed animals, finger & hand puppets
  • Holds an iPhone® or other similarly sized smartphones, including many popular Android® phones
  • Holds phones with or without a protective case - either way the DaisyGrip will handle it!
  • Can be used simultaneously with some wireless transmitters for studio work

Deal: Custom SLR Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale



We’re thankful for you, and to show our appreciation, we’re offering these deals starting now and running through Cyber Monday (Dec. 2nd):
  • 25% off Custom SLR products purchased from CustomSLR.com or Amazon.com. At checkout, use the coupon code SHAREME2, and the discount will be applied. (Valid11/27/13 through 12/2/13)
  • More than 30% off of Fotopro tripods purchased from Amazon.com + an additional 15% off purchases of 2 or more tripods. (Discounts are applied automatically, no coupon code needed!)

Deal: Peak Design Black Friday Kickstarter Prices - Additonal 10% Off Coupon Code Inside!


Peak Design 10% OFF Coupon Code

Peak Design Coupon Code Amazon TrekPak Custom SLR

It's been a Peak Design custom to offer a sweet Black Friday deal, and this year is no exception. It's also been a custom to let their Kickstarter backers know about it before anybody else, and this year is also no exception. So, here's the deal:

From Thursday evening until Monday evening (Pacific Time), Peak Design is going to put a special limited-time bundle on their website. The bundle will be CapturePRO, PROpad and Leash for $119.95. That's $25 (or 17.241%) off. In other words, they're offering Kickstarter prices just for that specific product combo, just for this upcoming weekend. So, if you've got friends who missed out on their funding campaign, or you'd like to give a special photographer in your life a sweet gift, they've got a deal for ya.

Press Release: ExpoImaging Introduces ExpoDisc 2.0 Professional White Balance Filter



ExpoImaging has introduced the ExpoDisc 2.0 Professional White Balance Filter for digital cameras. The original ExpoDisc Professional White Balance Filter was available in separate Neutral and Portrait (warming) versions. The ExpoDisc 2.0 combines these versions into a single tool and can meter for 18% incident exposure and has 2 levels of warming gels, which can be inserted into a recesses on the face of the ExpoDisc. The user can select for warmer skin tones in portraits. With the original version you had to purchase a second expodisc for warmer tones. The ExpoDisc 2.0 will initially be available in a 77mm filter size with more sizes to follow. As with the original ExpoDisc, a larger ExpoDisc 2.0 can be used with smaller filter size lenses by simply holding the ExpoDisc 2.0 over the lens during the white balance setting procedure.

The ExpoDisc 2.0 77mm White Balance Filter retails for $49.95. You'll be able to pick up the new ExpoDisc 2.0 from any of these retailers when it becomes available: Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama

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Kickstarter: Custom Bracket C-Plate: Camera Plate for Sling Strap / Holster & Tripods



Custom Brackets has launched a new Kickstarter campaign for a Arca Swiss and Manfortto mount style camera plate with anti-twist plate. The C-Plate allows you to mount your camera on a tripod and also use a sling style or hostler style system without interfaces. The first thing when I saw this, it's a mash up of Custom SLR's M-Plate, Spider Holster and Carry Speed's F-1 Foldable Plate.

The C-Plate sits flat and never requires you to take your shoulder strap or holster pin off the plate. This is because of the offset connection point. The C-Plate has a built in slot to hold your allen wrench. Custom Brackets states that the C-Plate doesn't block access to battery door. This may be true for cameras like the Canon 5d Mark III or Nikon D800 but what about a small camera like the Canon Rebel series or even the SL1?

The funding period is Nov 5, 2013 – Dec 10, 2013 (35 days). Pricing starts at $40 for Early Bird but once the allotment of 100 is fulfilled, the regular Kickstarter price is $50. For $85, it gets you 2 plates.


More information about the C-Plate after the break. They also provide a comparison list on Kickstarter between the C-Plate vs the competitors on their Kickstarter page.

Review: Manfrotto 561BHDV-1 Fluid Video Monopod


Review: Manfrotto 561BHDV-1 Fluid Video Monopod

Overview : Manfrotto's Fluid Video Monopod w/Head will take you somewhere you might never have been: more than 6 feet off the ground with a monopod. The maximum height of 6.56' (200 cm), minimum height of 2.5' (76.5 cm), and included compact, lightweight fluid head of this 4-section aluminum monopod give you versatility to spare. The head has a long sliding plate, and the ergonomic pan-bar provides smooth panning and tilting. Three mini supports at the base bring added stability. This monopod and head were designed specifically for light prosumer and professional compact HD camcorders plus lightweight spotting scopes (up to 8.8 lbs).

Features :
  • The ergonomic pan-bar allows smooth panning and tilting movements
  • Maximum height of 6.56' (200 cm)
  • Minimum height of 2.5' (76.5 cm)
  • The small, compact and lightweight fluid head was developed and designed to specifically to support the latest light prosumer and professional compact HD camcorders plus lightweight spotting scopes up to 8.8 lbs
  • Updated controls on the fluid head allow a more solid grip and better fluidity, plus improved performance and ergonomics
  • The fluid head's improved internal fluid cartridges, a pan-bar rosette and a bigger sliding plate optimize the position of the camera or spotting scope, relative to its center of gravity

Deal: Think Tank Black Friday Special


Buy a Roller and Urban Disguise and save $100

Purchase of Think Tank Photo Rollers and Urban Disguise, Get up to $100 Back by Mail!

Our friends at Think Tank Photo just announced an exciting Black Friday special that actually starts now! With this special offer you get a $50 rebate on their renowned rolling camera bags. And, should you order a roller plus one of their popular Urban Disguise shoulder bags you are eligible to receive a $100 rebate! And, to top this off you’ll receive free shipping not only on these items but on all Think Tank Photo gear!

To partake of this special holiday offer simply click here and you’ll be directed to Think Tank’s roller page. There you will find a link you can click to download the rebate form. Really easy!

Think Tank’s rolling camera bags are renowned for being the best made, most innovative rollers available. Each comes with easily configurable inserts, innovative security measures, and Think Tank’s “No Rhetoric Warranty.” The rollers are sized so as to make it easier for you to roll your valuable photography gear onto airlines as carry on, as opposed to having to check it.

This special offer starts now and runs through the end of 2013.

Press Release: Custom SLR Launches New Kickstarter Project - The Air Strap



Today, our good friends at Custom SLR launched a new project on Kickstarter and it’s called the Air Strap—a lightweight, breathable, and versatile alternative to traditional camera straps.

The problem with most camera straps is they’re thin, uncomfortable, and hard to adjust. They designed the Air Strap to tackle those three pain points. Some features:

Breathable vents and moisture wicking fabric channel heat and sweat away from your shoulder to keep you cool.
Cushy neoprene padding absorbs shock for maximum comfort.
Quick-adjust slider lets you shorten the strap to keep your camera secure at your side. When you need to take a photo, just pull and slide the strap to a longer length.
Rotating buckle swivels, so the strap moves with you for better flexibility.
Versatility. The Air Strap is compatible with most cameras. With an optional attachment, it can easily attach to any bag, such as a laptop bag or duffel bag.


We reviewed some of Custom SLR's products such as the Split Strap and Glide Strap and we had nothing but praise. We can't wait to try out the new Air Strap and of course, we'll have a full review of it when it is available.

For a pledge of $25 or more, you get the Air Strap and laptop strap attachment. $50 or more gets you both items and a black C-Loop. $100 or more gets you all that plus a Pro-Dot and M-Plate Pro. And for $250 or more, you get all of that PLUS dinner on Custom SLR in San Francisco (you'll have to pay/get there yourself).


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Review: Fotopro C5i Camera Tripod Monopod Kit with FPH-52Q Ball Head



Overview : The C5i range are a beautifully designed Aluminium-magnesium tripod which has all the functions required for a professional tripod with the addition of a built in monopod. Using an advanced anodic oxidation process these colorful tripods are wear and scratch resistant and have a sleek smooth finish. The reverse folded function enables this to be of a compact size and the construction using Fotopro advanced manufacturing technology creates a very durable and stable tripod. Using an ergonomic G-Lock design, leg locks only need a ¼ turn to lock or loosen the leg sections. The molded rubber locks are easy to handle even when wearing gloves. The 2 sectioned center column can easily be reversed which is ideal for low level use and contains an attachment to hang additional weight. The C5i comes complete with a color matched FPH-52Q ball, together with a free high quality case.

Features :
  • Light Weight: The C5i aluminium-magnesium tripod weighs 3.7 pounds.
  • Compact Size: Great for Traveling as it features a reversible design, which makes the tripod shorter, portable and easy to carry.
  • Versatile: 2-in-1 Tripod / Monopod
  • Monopod: The tripod leg can easily be removed and transformed into a monopod.
  • Ergonomic: The ergonomic G-Lock design allows for a quick and simple ¼ turn to lock or loosen the leg sections.
  • Arca Swiss: The C5i comes complete with a Arca Swiss compatible FPH-52Q ball.
  • Weight: 3.7 pounds
  • Capacity: 17.6 lbs.
  • Max height: 61.8 in.
  • Min height: 9.4 in.
  • Folded length: 16.9 in.

Press Release: Nikon Df and Nikkor Special Edition AF-S 50mm f/1.8G Lens Officially Announced



Yesterday we posted leaked pictures of Nikon's rumored retro-styled full-frame camera known as the Df. Today, Nikon has officially announced the camera to the world. The Df will be available in black and silver and will retail for $2,749.95 for body and $2,999.95 for camera and 50mm lens. The Special Edition 50mm f1.8G will retail for $279.95. The Nikon Df will start shipping on November 28, 2013.



You can place your order from these authorized retailers:
Nikon Df body only (black): B&H Photo | Amazon | Adorama
Nikon Df body only (silver): B&H Photo | Amazon | Adorama
Nikon Df + 50mm f/1.8 kit (black): B&H Photo | Amazon | Adorama
Nikon Df + 50mm f/1.8 kit (silver): B&H Photo | Amazon | Adorama
Special Edition Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G lensB&H Photo | Amazon | Adorama

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Leaked Images of Retro Nikon Df Full-Frame Camera Surfaces



There has been a lot of buzz and hype lately about Nikon's new retro-styled full-frame camera. Nikon has been releasing sneak peeks of the new camera (which looks like Nikon FM film cameras) through the use of teaser videos. The announcement looks to be coming within the next couple of days and will be available in both silver and black based on the leaked images.



We'll have pricing and release date when it becomes available. In the mean time, continue reading for speculated specs on the Nikon Df.

Review: Datacolor Spyder4PRO Monitor Color Calibration



Overview : The Datacolor Spyder4Pro is a display color calibration solution designed for photographers and creative professionals that need to match prints to their displays. It includes the ability to adapt to ambient light conditions. Spyder4Pro features a patented, full-spectrum 7-color sensor that can accurately characterize a variety of wide gamut and normal displays.

Spyder4Pro software lets you use the same sensor to calibrate your monitor, laptop computer, iPad, iPhone and projector. No other calibrator has this capability. The fourth-generation sensor uses double-shielded filters for longer life and better performance. On average, accuracy and precision are improved by 26% and 19% respectively.

Features :
  • Automated Color & Brightness Calibration: Spyder4Pro's simple, clear and automated process makes it straightforward to calibrate your displays to a reference condition
  • Full-spectrum color sensor: Spyder4Pro's patented 7-color sensor improves upon colorimeters that use 3-channel RGB sensors. Each Spyder4Pro unit is individually tuned in the factory to accurately handle a variety of wide-gamut and normal gamut displays with ease
  • Single sensor calibrates all your displays: Spyder4Pro works with your laptop, multiple monitors, television (with paid software upgrade on website), iPad and even iPhone. It works with LCD, LED, OLED, CRT and other display technologies. You can calibrate multiple displays connected to your computer
  • Improved accuracy and stability: The fourth-generation Spyder4Pro has double-shielded color filters for an even closer match to CIE color standards and improved long term stability. Average accuracy increased by 26% and consistency between Spyder units has improved 19%
  • Fast Re-calibration Assistant: The "ReCAL" feature makes it quick and easy to recalibrate your display to compensate for changes that occur over time
  • Adapts display to surrounding light: The lighting around you will affect image contrast and appearance. An additional sensor on the Spyder4Pro detects changes to surrounding light and adapts the display luminance accordingly
Requirements :
  • Windows XP 32/64, Windows Vista 32/64, Windows 7 32/64, and Windows 8 32/64
  • MacOS X Tiger (10.4), Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), and Mountain Lion (10.8)
  • Color monitor with at least 1024×768 resolution (1024 x 600 netbook option)
  • 24-bit video card
  • Powered USB port

Kickstarter: MagMod – Magnetic Speedlite Modifiers



A new photography product has launched on Kickstarter. That project is known as the MagMod. According to the Kickstarter page and inventor, Spencer Boerup, "MagMod is the simplest, easiest, strongest, fastest, and sexiest speedlite modifiers for Canon and Nikon hot-shoe flashes, period."

The MagMod is a simple magnetic band that mounts to your flash allowing modifiers to be slapped on and off via N52 Neodymium magnets.

To help back the MagMod or if you're interested in purchasing a MagMod, you can do so by pledging for one on their Kickstarter page. It starts off at $55 and the price increases when you add more accessories like a MagGrid and MagGel.



Below is a video of what the MagMod is all about.

Deal: Sanyoo Eneloop Rechargeable AA Battery 8-Pack for $17 + free shipping via Prime




Amazon offers its Prime members the Eneloop 1500 Ni-MH Pre-Charged Rechargeable AA Battery 8-Pack, model no. SEC-HR3U8BPN, for $16.98 with free shipping. These 2,000mAH AA batteries are precharged and can be recharged up to 1,500 times. A must have for any photographer for their camera gear or even for normal household need.


Review: Plaber HPRC 2550W Wheeled Hard Case with Cubed Foam and Interior Cordura Bag


Review: Plaber HPRC 2550W Wheeled Hard Case with Cubed Foam and Interior Cordura Bag

Overview : The Plaber HPRC (High-Performance Resin Cases) HPRC2550W Hard Case is a lightweight, waterproof, unbreakable case. It is also crush, acid and corrosion proof and meets ATA 300 specifications for transit cases. The case also meets IP67, STANAG 4280, DS 81-41 standards for vibration, temperature exposure and impact. The interior is empty allowing you to use optional foam or pack it in any configuration that meets your needs.

The hard-resin shell is virtually unbreakable, and the interior rubber O-rings keep the case air and watertight. HPRC wheeled cases have a smooth low-profile backing that houses a high-strength aluminum telescoping handle. This efficient design translates into a clean finish on the back side of the case, while the use of aluminum delivers a stiff feel for complete control between the handle and case. The hardware is all stainless steel and bolstered by reinforced corners and hinges. The case also comes with smooth-gliding wheels, soft-grip handle for carrying and an air pressure release valve. The case is sealed with double hinged latches for a firm closure that will accept an optional TSA (Transportation Security Administration) approved lock.

The case can be used to carry anything but is targeted for transporting delicate, expensive and valuable audio, photo or video equipment and accessories. HPRC cases are used by the military, nautical, police and many other factions to protect their gear from dust, dirt, water, impact and corrosion. HPRC backs the case with its lifetime replacement warranty.

Features :
  • Double-hinge locking latches for secure closure and comfortable opening
  • Neoprene O-ring to keep the case air and watertight
  • Micro-textured surface to reduce scratching
  • Performance certifications from ATA 300, IP67, STANAG 4280 and DS 81-41 (military-grade)
  • Temperature Rating of -40 to 176°F
  • Pressure relief valve to maintain water tightness
  • Molded-in space for identification tags
  • Super-soft grip, rigid handles for field comfort
  • Wide smooth-gliding, molded-over rubber wheels
  • Male-to-female ribs for stacking

Review: Peak Design PRO Plates - ARCAplate, DUALplate, MICROplate


Peak Design Coupon Code

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Overview : Everything you could possibly want in one quick-release plate. PRO Plates works in ARCA-type tripod heads, and can also be configured to fit in both ARCA and most Manfrotto® RC2 tripod heads. Slides in Capture in 4 directions, and contains 4 loops for connecting Peak Design Anchors. MICROplate slides into Capture in 2 directions and has 1 loop for hand straps or Peak Design Anchors.
  • ARCAplate* – a revamped version of Capture’s standard plate, works with most ARCA-type tripods and slides into Capture in 4 directions.
  • DUALplate* – works with most Manfrotto® RC2 and ARCA-type tripods and slides into Capture in 2 directions.
  • MICROplate – fits perfectly on Micro 4/3 and slim-body cameras, works with most ARCA-type tripods and slides into Capture in 2 directions.
*Note that the DUALplate and ARCAplate has been replaced with the PROplate.

Features :
  • Machined and anodized aluminum construction
  • D-ring connection screw with hex drive
  • Injection molded twist-resistant rubber pads
  • Sling strap compatibility
  • Lifetime guarantee

Press Release: Nikon Releases 58mm f1/4G Lens



In addition to the new announcement of the Nikon D5300 camera, Nikon also announced the new Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G lens. Nikon already has a 50mm f1.4G so releasing a 58mm is an odd focal length for a new f/1.4 prime lens. Other than the obvious 8mm difference in focal length, but the quality is superior as well as the steep price increase.

The 58mm f/1.4G will be available at the end of this month and will retail for $1,699 US. For comparisons sake, the Nikon 50mm f/1.4G is currently available for around $300.

That said, here are the specs on the new 58mm f/1.4G:
  • Filter Size: 72 mm
  • Focal Length: 58mm
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 0.58 m
  • Nano Crystal Coating: Yes
  • 9 elements in 6 groups
  • Max Aperture: f/1.4
  • Min Aperture: f/16
  • Weight: 385 g
You can purchase the new Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G lens from the following retailers: Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama

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Press Release: Nikon Announces D5300 Camera



Nikon has announced the replacement to the Nikon D5200, the D5300. The D5300 comes with WiFi connectivity, shoots 5fps, has a 39-point AF system and has a new sensor which is 24.2 Megapixels. With this new sensor they have removed the OLPF or optical low pass filter. The camera now has a 3.2 inch vari angle screen though it does not have touch screen.


Nikon D5300 camera body black - Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama
Nikon D5300 camera body grayAmazon | B&H Photo | Adorama
Nikon D5300 camera body redAmazon | B&H Photo | Adorama
Nikon D5300 camera with 18-140mm lensAmazon | B&H Photo | Adorama

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Press Release: Sony Announces A7 & A7R Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras



Sony has announced the A7 and A7R, both of which are mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. What makes these new cameras different from the rest of them is that they each feature full-frame sensor. That makes these the smallest, lightest full-frame cameras with swappable lenses to boast full-frame power, and with a 36.4 megapixel sensor on the A7R, and a 24.3 megapixel one in the A7.

The new Sony A7R also omit an optical low pass filter, which results in better resolution and detail rendering. Both of these new cameras have a new BIONZ X processor, a hybrid AF system that uses both phase and contrast detection for quicker focus, an OLED Tru-Finder hybrid optical viewfinder and a 3-inch rear screen that can be tilted.

Both camera models also has NFC and Wi-Fi for easy pairing and direct transfer of photos to devices, with dust- and moisture-resistant magnesium alloy cases. They take a new full-frame E-mount lens, of which Sony will release five in time for launch, and they also work backwards with standard E-mount lenses designed for the NEX series, albeit with some cropping. There will also be an adapter for Sony’s A-mount lenses, which work with their non-mirrorless DSLR range.

The A7R and A7 will both go on sale in December, for $2,300 and $1,700 for body-only, respectively. There will also be kits available with some of the new lenses.

To preorder your Sony A7 or A7R, you can purchase from these following retailers:

Sony A7 Body $1698
 - B&H PhotoAmazon | Adorama
Sony A7R Body $2298 - B&H Photo | Amazon | Adorama
View all Sony FE Lenses & Accessories - B&H PhotoAmazon | Adorama


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New Sigma Art 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Lens Listed on Sigma’s Website



Sigma lists their latest addition to the “Art” line on their homepage. Planned release date was September 2013 for Canon but we're now in mid-October. So no word on actual release date or price for the lens. Sigma writes:
Access the full power of your camera’s image sensor. This new zoom fulfills Sigma’s uncompromising pursuit of high resolution.

The image sensors of digital SLR cameras continue to offer higher and higher resolution, and photographers are looking for high-performance lenses that leverage these sensors’ full power. In the case of zoom lenses as well, which are a dependable go-to in a wide variety of photographic conditions, photographers want convenience combined with exceptional optical performance. The new SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM zoom lens more than fulfills these requirements, offering exceptionally stable high resolution from wide-angle to medium telephoto photography.

While featuring a large-aperture 82mm filter size, this lens minimizes optical aberrations and avoids reduced peripheral brightness, an issue that tends to affect lenses with similar specifications. Each lens is checked with Sigma’s proprietary A1 MTF (modulation transfer function) measuring system to ensure it offers exceptional quality for the high-megapixel era. Try this new high-performance zoom for yourself, and experience Sigma’s uncompromising pursuit of high resolution.

The full realization of the Art product concept for you to hold in your own hands and appreciate with your own eyes.

Designed with a focus on sophisticated optical performance and tremendous expressive power, our new Art line of lenses delivers top-level image quality. With unsurpassed expressive performance, these lenses reach the high standards demanded by photographers with an artistic, creative inclination. Along with landscapes, portraits, still-life, close-up and casual snaps, they’re perfect for the kind of photography that unleashes the inner artist. Ideal for studio photography, they offer just as much expressive scope when capturing architecture, starry skies, underwater shots and many other scenes. The full realization of the Art concept, the Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM is the perfect flagship. Hold it in your own hands and appreciate it with your own eyes.
You can find out more information about the new ART lens by visiting Sigma's website.

Review: Peak Design PROpad for Capture Camera Clip


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Overview : The Peak Design PROpad is an accessory for the Capture camera clip that is compatible with all versions of Capture. It adds additional comfort and stability when using heavy camera and lens combinations. It attaches onto your belt or backpack strap either by threading the belt or strap through the inner loop or by clamping the clip and PROpad directly to the belt or strap.

Features :
  • Works with all versions of Capture: PROpad fits Capture v1, Capture v2 and CapturePRO.
  • Allows 3 different mounting positions: Use PROpad in the top-loading belt position, side-loading belt position, and backpack postion.
  • Includes long clamping bolts: These make it easier to mount Capture and PROpad on your belt or strap. Note that the long bolts only work with Capture v2 and CapturePRO.
  • Lifetime guarantee from Peak Design.

Press Release: Nikon Announces D610 Camera


Nikon has just announced a replacement to the D600 in the way of a D610. If you haven't heard, D600 has issues with oil on the sensors. However, Nikon has not officially acknowledged the issue but is this Nikon's way of admitting there was an issue? Maybe, but Nikon has put out a press release in the past stating they will repair anyones D600 that has issues.

So what has changed from the D600 to the D610? Honestly nothing major with the exception of hopefully fixing the oil issue on the sensor. It is still the same sensor and focusing system but it now does shoot a half of a second faster at 6fps vs 5fps, it also has an improved shutter mechanism, new quiet continuous shooting options and improved white balance.

This camera is for anyone who is looking to jump into full frame without breaking the bank. The D610 is just under $2,000 (body only). If you go full frame, you'll definitely need to focus on using better glass to take advantage of the full frame sensor.


The D610 will start shipping on October 18, 2013. You can purchase the D610 from the following retailers:

Nikon D610 body only: Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama
Nikon D610 + 24-85mm lens: Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama
Nikon D610 + 28-300mm lens: Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama
Nikon D610 + 24-85mm and 80-300mm lenses: Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama

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