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Review: Peak Design Capture Camera Clip v2 - CapturePRO


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Overview : Capture is a compact metal clip that lets you carry your camera on any backpack strap, belt or bag. Its unique quick-release system keeps your camera rigidly secure, yet instantly accessible with the click of a button. Capture frees you from cumbersome camera straps and holsters and lets you go anywhere and do anything with your camera safe and in reach, making sure you never miss another shot.

Updated Features :
  • There's a Standard and Pro version now: Hobbyists and beginners have different needs than serious pros and adventurers, hence 2 versions of the clip (more info below).
  • Beautiful new ergonomic shape: The new Capture looks sleek and stunning - but the new shape is more than just eye-candy. It was redesigned to give you total comfort no matter where on your body you wear it. Peak Design also redesigned the clamping bolts to make them easier to screw down, even if you’re wearing gloves.
  • Lighter and slimmer: They trimmed the fat, making an already compact product lighter, slimmer and more unobtrusive.
  • Better security features: There are now 2 new secondary locking systems to give you more security options. A safety lock has been added to the quick-release button, giving you a quick and easy way to prevent accidental release. For maximum security, the all-new twist lock tightly clamps your camera in. The new twist lock also stabilizes your camera if you’re using Capture as a tripod clamp.
  • That’s right, it works as a tripod clamp too (PRO): CapturePRO has a ¼” tripod mounting hole in it’s back plate. This means you can put it atop your tripod or monopod and have a fully functioning quick-release clamp for your camera.
  • Works with more tripod heads (PRO): CapturePRO comes with one of our three PROplates. These plates offer compatibility with more tripod heads (ARCA and Manfrotto RC2) and camera types (SLR and Compact Mirrorless).
  • Works with sling straps (PRO): Capture, equipped with the standard plate, is designed to work with Leash and Cuff using our micro-anchor attachment system. CapturePRO, equipped with one of the PROplates, works with Peak Design straps as well as classic sling-style straps made by companies like BlackRapid®. PROplates feature a special load-bearing D-ring that lets you attach your sling strap directly to your camera when you’re not using Capture.

THIS REVIEW WAS POSTED BEFORE THE PRODUCTION MODELS WERE AVAILABLE TO CUSTOMERS AND RETAILERS.

Quality/Usability : Back in 2011, Peak Design launched the original Capture Camera Clip on Kickstarter. They spent the past 2 years reinventing a solution from the ground up, incorporating feedback from thousands of backers and customers. With all that implemented, Peak Design has come up with the Capture Clip v2. We were one of the first ones to receive the CapturePRO before anyone else.


Just like the original, Peak Design went back to Kickstarter to raise funds so they can get v2 out to loyal and new customers. Here is a quick look at the new v2:


So what is the difference between Capture v2 and CapturePRO v2?

Capture is the standard entry-level version of Capture which has a glass-reinforced nylon backplate and comes with their standard quick release plate. It's also a simpler, less expensive camera clip for folks who just need a better way to carry their camera. CapturePRO is their flagship professional version of Capture which features an all-aluminum body. It can be used as a tripod head and is compatible with multiple tripod systems, as well as sling straps and hand straps. The CapturePRO is designed to meet the strength and compatibility needs of serious photographers and is better suited for extreme activities. Both clips are designed to carry cameras of any size.


The Capture v2 looks like the Capture v1 but with v2, its more curvier and rounder in all the right places.


The CapturePRO's backplate will offer a 1/4-inch tripod thread that lets you use your Capture as a quick release clamp for your tripod (more info below). You can even attach a sling strap such as BlackRapid to it. If mounting this directly onto a tripod, just note that you won't have the ability to angle your camera like a ballhead would do. Normal Capture v2's will have a smooth backplate.

Peak Design will be including serial numbers to production Capture's that will be laser engraved on the backside of the Capture's main plate (where it says PATENT PENDING).


As you can see, the twist lock is back but has been revamped. In the original Capture Clip, when you twisted the twist lock, it was a small screw that would keep it in place. Now, when you twist the twist lock, a bracket pushes out and locks the Peak Design plates in place. The clamping bolts has been revamped with a new look to it. No more protruding, plus shape (+) design. It's much sleeker with a lower profile. You'll still be able to loosen the bolts with ease but at least it won't be getting caught on straps or clothing.


Also revamped is the quick release button. Now you're able to lock the release button from accidental pressing. To lock the quick release button, all you have to do is twist the red quick release button. This will prevent the button from being pressed in. If you need to release your camera, twist back to button and press the button in.


As mentioned above about the CapturePRO backplate has a 1/4-inch thread, that turns your CapturePRO into a quick release clamp.


All versions of the Capture Clip (even the original) works with the ARCAplate, DUALplate (Arca-Swiss and Manfrotto RC2) and MICROplate (Arca-Swiss - suitable for smaller cameras). Read our full review on the PROplates.

Those with heavy gear especially with a gripped camera, the Capture still sags if clipped to a pants belt. It works well for those who are not gripped. To solve this issue, Peak Design has released the PROpad that will help solve this issue for photographers with heavier gear. You can see the video of the PROpad below. It will also work with the original Capture Clip.




Conclusion : Overall, the Peak Design Capture Camera Clip v2 - CapturePRO has kept the integrity of the original Capture Camera Clip but refined it with a much sleeker design. We love the fact that the CapturePRO can turn into a quick release clamp. No more accidental pushing of the quick release button by locking it in place. The twist lock offers a much sense of security rather than relying on the tip of a screw and the clamping bolts won't get you tangled up or caught on something.




Review: JJC Eyecup EC-6 Eyepiece Eg Extender for Canon EOS 7D 5D3 1D Cameras



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Overview : This eyepiece extender is ideal for everyone who is tired of oil residue on the LCD. It provides an extension of 15mm so that the nose won't touch the LCD anymore when you look through the viewfinder.

The eyepiece extender reduces the viewfinder magnification by 30%. Particularly suitable for eyeglass wearers.

Features :
  • JJC Eyecup EC-6 Eyepiece Extender. For Canon EOS 7D, 7D Mark II, 5DS, 5DS R, 5D Mark III, 5D Mark IV, 1D C, 1D Mark III, 1D Mark IV, 1D X, 1D X Mark II and 1Ds Mark III
  • Custom designed soft-touch Eyecup to provide Cushioning around the camera's eyepiece
  • Useful for eyeglass wearers and others to keep the tip of the nose from touching the camera body
  • Designed to perfectly replace Eyecup Canon Eg

Quality/Usability : When I posted my DIY: Nikon/Canon DSLR Camera DK-17M Magnifiying Eyecup/Eyepiece Mod, it was for my Nikon D7000. The tutorial also had a non-magnifying mod for those who only wanted the eyecup. But ever since I switched from D7000 to a Canon 5D Mark III, I wasn't able to find a compatible eyepiece extender (Canon doesn't have round eyecups) mod like the EP-EX15 or EP-EX15II, that would fit the 5D3 and to keep my nose away from the LCD screen.


After searching high and low on the internet, I found the JJC EC-6 that would work with cameras such as the EOS 7D, 7D Mark II, 5DS, 5DS R, 5D Mark III, 5D Mark IV, 1D C, 1D Mark III, 1D Mark IV, 1D X, 1D X Mark II and 1Ds Mark III as they all share the same eyepiece. I thought I would give it a try considering it cost under $20.


The extender extends the eyepiece 5/8" (15mm) from the camera body. There's nothing much to the back except for 2 screws, couple of plates and magnifying lens. The rubber eyepiece is similar to that of the Canon EG that came with the camera but the EC-6 felt a little cheaper. It is removable but when I tried to insert the OEM Canon Eg eyepiece to the extender base, it wouldn't fit all the way in because of the top right corner protrudes out where as the JJC eyepiece is flat.


Speaking of the lens, I highly suggest removing them (there are two). As you can see from the picture above, the center is clear but all around the edges, the image is blurred, and curved. If you remove the glass, there's nothing to distort your image. I will show how to remove the glass below.


1. You'll want to remove the two (2) screws from the back. They are small, so you'll need a small screwdriver like those from an eyeglass repair kit.


2. Once you remove the screws, remove the top plastic backplate. This will give you access to the metal plate.


3. Remove the metal plate and this will give you access to the lenses.


4. Remove the magnifying lenses (there's 2 of them) as they are useless and there is no need for them. You won't be able to use only one lens as it will just rattle and move around.

When putting it back together without the lenses, follow the steps in reverse order but in step 3, you can place the metal plate back on if you want or leave it off completely. I highly suggest leaving it off as this limits the view in the viewfinder. If you don't want the metal plate, all you have to put back is the plastic backplate and the 2 screws.

Stock:

JJC:

The images on the top is the original OEM Canon eyepiece that came with my Canon 5D Mark III. The images underneath is the 5D Mark III with the JJC extender. With the extender on, you do lose some viewing angle where it requires you to adjust your viewing slightly to see the corners.


Above is additional angles of the extender on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III camera. The overall look of the JJC EC-6 resembles the EP-EX15.

Conclusion : Overall, the JJC Eyecup EC-6 Eyepiece Extender for Canon EOS Cameras fits well on the Canon 5D Mark III and should have no problem fitting onto a 7D, 7D Mark II, 5DS, 5DS R, 5D Mark III, 5D Mark IV, 1D C, 1D Mark III, 1D Mark IV, 1D X, 1D X Mark II or 1Ds Mark III. The rubber eyepiece from the JJC felt a little cheap and I was unable to reuse the OEM eyepiece. With the included lens, the eyepiece extender is horrible. Once removed, it's perfect.

You do lose a little of the viewing angle since you're not further away. So you will need to adjust your eye/head in order to see some of the corners.

If you own any of the cameras listed above but wear glasses or want to prevent oil on the LCD screen from your face, this is a great option since Canon doesn't sell one.




Manufacturer: JJC Camera Accessories
Site: Buy from Amazon (JJC) / Buy from Amazon (Goja)

3D Printed Canon Eyecup Eg Eyepiece Extender for Canon EOS 7D, 7D Mark II, 5DS, 5DS R, 5D Mark III, 5D Mark IV, 1D C, 1D Mark III, 1D Mark IV, 1D X, 1D X Mark II and 1Ds Mark III
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Press Release: XSories Weye Feye Brings Camera Control to your Smartphone



The Weye Feye is an innovative external device that enables a remote and wireless control of a DSLR camera via a smartphone application. The Weye-Feye generates its own Wi-Fi network and connects via a USB port. It is compatible with most of the Nikon and Canon cameras. The Weye Feye App is available as a free download for Android and soon for iOS. The high-performance central processing unit and long-life battery ensure its self-sufficient operation. The LiveView function allows you to change your camera settings (ISO, Shutter, WB, etc.) and the built-in web server allow you to edit the images, transfer them to your mobile device and share them instantly on social networks. The Weye-Feye gives you greater freedom of movement.

It is said to have an 8 hour battery life in it. This should last long enough for most shoots. It even boasts an impressive .2 second latency, which means your changes to the camera’s settings are super fast. Yes, there are similar products similar to this that is already available such as the Camranger but even the Camranger doesn't offer 8 hours of battery life. Also, the more products, the better for us photographers both in options and competitive pricing.


According to the press release the Weye Feye will be released in the UK in September 2013 for around €249, no word yet though on a US release.

Continue reading for full press release.

The Weye Feye will smartify your DSLR!
Don’t miss a bit of the action without having to take the plunge!

The high tech accessory brand XSories is proud to introduce a new technological innovation, the Weye Feye, an external device connecting to a DSLR. It generates its own Wi-fi network, enabling a wireless and remote control of a camera via an App on smartphones and tablets (available on Android and iOS).

The Weye Feye adapts to most of the Canon and Nikon cameras. With its built-in battery and server, the Weye Feye is completely autonomous from the camera. It operates with 802.11n Wi-fi technology, which ensures a powerful signal with higher speed and larger range.

The range of the signal (up to 80 meters) coupled with a record 0,2 sec latency makes it the highest-performing product on the market.

With the Live View function available via the App, you will be able to take over the control of the camera without touching it. Change the set-up (ISO, white balance, aperture, etc), switch in between modes (photo or video, time lapse), control the focus (manual or automatic) and wirelessly set off the capture of images.

The Gallery will allow you to view, select and share the images from the smartphone or tablet directly to a computer or via social networks and sharing platforms (YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Dropbox, etc).

The integrated server allows several users to access the Gallery without installing the App.You can now get away from the LCD screen of your camera thanks to the live view function during both still capture and recording. The Weye Feye allows users to engage in new approaches of photography helping them to achieve elaborate composition on their own without having to direct an assistant. Operating your camera(s) remotely gives you more freedom of movement and enables you to capture moments your presence would otherwise disturb.

The Weye Feye will be available in September, at a recommended retail price of 249€.

List of compatible cameras: (Details of functions is available on the document here included)
  • Nikon D5100
  • Nikon D300
  • Nikon D300s
  • Nikon D90
  • Nikon D7000
  • Nikon D600
  • Nikon D700
  • Nikon D800
  • Canon 450D
  • Canon 600D
  • Canon 650D
  • Canon 50D
  • Canon 60D
  • Canon 7D
  • Canon 6D
  • Canon 5D II
  • Canon 5D III
Camera Control Features

LiveView:
Enjoy the LiveView on your smartphone / tablet (Android) and iPhone/iPod touch/iPad with a latency of only 200ms depending on network interference and operating distance.

Touch Focus:
Choose the zone of interest on your LiveView and zoom in with just a single touch.

Remote settings:
Settings, such as ISO/Aperture/Shutter Speed/White Balance can be changed remotely without reaching the camera.

Shooting Mode:
Shoot photos in single shot or continuous mode, depending on your needs.

Metering Mode:
Depending on your DSLR, you can also change the metering mode through the App.

Preview of depth of field:
Preview the depth of field on the LiveView to check what your photo will really look like. (only on Canon DSLR)

Remote Manual Focus:
Control the manual focus from the distance trough your app, if AF is not an option. You can tune the focus in small, middle or large steps.

Recording:
Record videos with your DSLR through the Weye-Feye application.

Gallery:
The Gallery will allow you to view, select and download the images from the camera’s memory to the smartphone or tablet directly and share them on social networks or sharing platforms.

Gallery web server:
The integrated server allows up to 20 users to access the Gallery without installing the App.

TECHNICAL SPECS
  • Dimensions: 83mm x 45mm x 16.5mm
  • Battery: Lithium polymer - 2000mAh
  • Battery-Life: 7-8 hours in Live View mode and 14 hours in Gallery mode
  • Signal distance: 80m (depending on conditions)
  • Wi-fi: Wi-fi technology 802.11n
All product information will be available on www.weye-feye.com and www.xsories.com

Deal: Greentoe.com - Name Your Price on Photography Gear



I just found a new site where we can get photography gear whether it be cameras, tripods, filters and lenses for cheap. The site is called Greentoe. All you do is "name your price" for the product you want to buy - then Greentoe will automatically check with their vast network of certified retailers (such as Adorama, UniquePhoto and many others) to see who is willing to meet that price. The first retailer to agree to your price gets the sale.


There's no gimmick or any catch. The trick is timing. Retailers are constantly cycling through inventory they need to sell. They're just waiting for the right buyer to come in and make the right offer.

The more reasonable your offer is, the more retailers will jump. But make ANY offer you want and see what happens. It can't hurt. There's nothing to lose - but a huge chance to save.

Below is a video of how it works:


The most important thing to know about Greentoe is that as a user, you can name your price for the products you want to buy. Using their system, you can search or browse thousands of products. If you know of the exact product you want, forgo search and go straight to the fun part – placing an offer. When you make your offer, there’s no need to search the web endlessly price comparing or sleuthing for the lowest possible price. In an effort to help you zero in on a price, Greentoe provides you with the lowest average price online. You can use that information to determine what your final offer will be. Obviously their retailers can’t give their goods away so when you type in an offer, they'll help you gauge how likely it is to be accepted. They'll also account for shipping and sales tax as the price you submit will account for both. Armed with this knowledge, you submit the final price you want to pay. You review your final offer for accuracy, set a time limit or expiration date for your offer and submit your credit card, which is only billed once your offer is accepted.

What next?
After you submit your price, their network of certified retailers is notified that there’s an offer available. The first retailer to accept your offer, makes the sale. They’ll reach out to you with a receipt and shipping information. All of the retailers undergo a rigorous screening process and agree to the same 14-day return policy. So, there’s no guesswork when it comes to a retailer’s individual policy – their policy is actually a universal Greentoe policy.

Each Greentoe member has access to their detailed account information at any time. Just login to Greentoe.com click on “my account” and voila! In this section, you can monitor your offer status and check on recent orders.

First Look: Peak Design Capture Clip CapturePRO



Look at what we got in the mail today! Peak Design's new Capture Clip v2 (CapturePRO version). Right now, this is 1 of 44 available! If you're not familiar with the Capture Clip, take a look at our review of v1. More pictures of the CapturePRO to come when we post our full review after we go out and play with it.

But if you're interested in Capture v2, hop over to their Kickstarter campaign for more information and to pre-order the v2.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube to know when our review has been posted.

Peak Design Coupon Code Amazon TrekPak Custom SLR

Don't forget that you can get 10% off ALL Peak Design products when you purchase the Capture Camera Clip, Leash and/or Cuff from www.peakdesign.com and use coupon code "1kindphoto". Discount can also apply to Capture Camera Clip v2 when it is available on their site.

Review: CN-160 LED Light for Video Cameras DSLR Camcorders


Review: CN-160 LED Light for Video Cameras DSLR Camcorders

Overview : This CN-160 LED Video Light can adapt to different types of digital video camcorders and cameras. This super lightweight 160-LED Video light can be used in video taking, either for lights setup or supplement. The light intensity can be changed to offer professional effects.

Features :
  • With 160-LED lights for optimum illumination and diffuser.
  • Helps to ensure your pictures's perfect settings.
  • Can be used in video taking, either for lights setup or supplement.
  • There are 3 filters included with this item, with Spotlight effect, Diffuse effect, and for reducing the color temperature to 3200K.
  • Rotate switch for on/off and brightness adjustment.
  • Adopts concentration LED lights, irradiation distance can reach more than 5m, suitable for long distance shooting. the light can also be adjusted from concentrating light to diffusing light which is suitable for short distance shooting.
  • One touch battery check with 4 level indicator: press the test button, 4-LED On means battery full, 1-LED On means battery low.
  • Designed with Standard hot shoe plug, so can be installed on the DV or DSLR, and DC with standard hot shoe.
  • Compatible batteries (not included):
    • Sony NP-Series Li-ion rechargeable battery (NP-F970, NP-FH70, NP-FM55H, NP-F550)
    • Panasonic CGR-D16S rechargeable battery
    • 6 * Alkaline/NiMH AA Battery
  • Compact design, high power, good durability, and low heat output.
  • High quality with long service life.
Specification :
  • LED Quantity: 160 pieces
  • Input: DC 7.2-8.4V
  • Maximum Power: 9.6 Watt
  • Color Temperature: 5400K (3200k w/filter)
  • Luminous flux: 660lm
  • Runtime: 70-90mins
  • Illumination: 900Lux (1m), 240Lux (2m), 120Lux (3m), 70Lux (4m), 40Lux (5m)
  • Effective distance: 6m/20ft
  • Average Service Life: 50,000 hours
  • Product size: 150*141*62mm
  • Product weight: 252g
  • Package size: 168*160*72mm
  • Package weight: 424g
Quality/Usability : I've been looking at some LED lights in the event that I want to record some video or even take photos. There are so many types and many of them are inadequate to light up the scene or subject due to low number of LEDs. It's also hard to see or know how much lumens are over the internet as opposed to seeing it in person. I had no choice but to take the plunge.

Review: CN-160 LED Light for Video Cameras DSLR Camcorders

The CN-160 is a popular product when searched on Google. It's sold under various brand names but is essentially the same product all around. Included with the CN-160 other than the LED unit itself is a Panasonic battery holder, three (3) filters (soft diffuser, 3200K filter and pink filter) and a pouch to hold those filters.

Review: CN-160 LED Light for Video Cameras DSLR Camcorders Review: CN-160 LED Light for Video Cameras DSLR Camcorders
Review: CN-160 LED Light for Video Cameras DSLR Camcorders Review: CN-160 LED Light for Video Cameras DSLR Camcorders

The front consists of 160 individual LED lights in a black plastic casing. The back has four (4) red LEDs that displays the batteries status and this is where the battery is placed as well. When faced down, the left side has a dial that acts as an ON/OFF switch as well as a dimmer to adjust brightness of the LEDs.

Review: CN-160 LED Light for Video Cameras DSLR Camcorders Review: CN-160 LED Light for Video Cameras DSLR Camcorders
Review: CN-160 LED Light for Video Cameras DSLR Camcorders Review: CN-160 LED Light for Video Cameras DSLR Camcorders
Review: CN-160 LED Light for Video Cameras DSLR Camcorders

The CN-160 LED light can use a variety of rechargeable batteries such as the Sony NP-F550, Panasonic CGR-D16S or 6 AA batteries. If using a Panasonic battery, you'll need to use the battery adapter plate. The CN-160 includes a battery cover.

Review: CN-160 LED Light for Video Cameras DSLR Camcorders Review: CN-160 LED Light for Video Cameras DSLR Camcorders
Review: CN-160 LED Light for Video Cameras DSLR Camcorders Review: CN-160 LED Light for Video Cameras DSLR Camcorders Review: CN-160 LED Light for Video Cameras DSLR Camcorders

The CN-160 can be mounted on any device that has a hotshoe on it such as a video camera, camcorder and digital SLR. You can even mount the LED onto flash brackets, light stands or similar accessories. The CN-160 hotshoe mount is plastic and is tightened into place with a screw dial. Once mounted, you can adjust the CN-160 by aiming it up or down.

Review: CN-160 LED Light for Video Cameras DSLR Camcorders

The filter case can fold all your filters. But trying to stick 2 filters in one slot feels like it's going to rip and stretch the pouch.

Review: CN-160 LED Light for Video Cameras DSLR Camcorders Review: CN-160 LED Light for Video Cameras DSLR Camcorders
Review: CN-160 LED Light for Video Cameras DSLR Camcorders Review: CN-160 LED Light for Video Cameras DSLR Camcorders Review: CN-160 LED Light for Video Cameras DSLR Camcorders

The CN-160 outputs a decent amount of light. To attach the filters, you slide them from the top. The filters don't come off easily when shaken. So you don't have to worry about it falling.

Conclusion : Overall, the CN-160 LED Light for Video Cameras DSLR Camcorders is a powerful LED light. This is great if you're a videographer for a wedding event or even a photographer. This can also be used as a flash light, source of light during a blackout or camping trip. My only complaint is that the screw and hotshoe mount feels cheap. The hotshoe screw mount can be a little hard to remove if its screwed on tight.

You may find this same light under a different brand name such as Neewer, Flashpoint, GiSTEQ and many others. Essentially, they are still also the same just rebranded.

I highly suggested picking up Sony NP-F550 or Panasonic CGR-D16S battery. They will last longer than AA batteries. You can pick up batteries and chargers for really cheap if you don't already have them. It's always good to have 2 batteries and 1 charger. You can use 1 battery and have the second as a back-up. When the 1st batteries is lower on power, swap it out with the 2nd battery and begin charging the 1st battery. I suggest getting a SterlingTek, Wasabi or Maximal branded batteries.




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Site: Buy from Amazon / Buy from B&H Photo (GiSTEQ) / Buy from Adorama (Flashpoint)
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