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Review: SFBags Waterfield Designs Tablet Ultimate SleeveCase

Overview : Ultimate Tablet Sleeve Protection. Safeguard your tablet with a properly fitted SleeveCase. Cushioned with high-grade neoprene and wrapped in a nearly indestructible ballistic nylon shell, the Tablet SleeveCase functions as a stylish stand-alone case or can be inserted into another bag. And no need to take your tablet out of its snug compartment when going through airport security—it's TSA Checkpoint Friendly. With its impact-resistant screen protecting insert and its scratch-free, screen cleaning Ultrasuede® lining, you're good to go. It's a slam dunk.

Features :
  • Made of indestructible ballistic nylon shell
  • Stand-alone case or inserted inserted into another bag
  • Impact-resistant screen protecting insert
  • Ultrasuede neoprene interior lining
  • TSA checkpoint friendly

Review: Carry Speed MoGoPod v2.0 Monopod Stabilizer

Review: Carry Speed MoGoPod Monopod Stabilizer

Overview : The new Carry Speed MoGoPod v2.0 is a unqiue monopod stabilizer that can be used Right Side Up, or Upside Down! It's unique internal steel belt drive system adjusts the MoGoPod quickly to automatically telescope the MoGoPod to any height, and locks down with a simple twist lock.

Features :
  • Non-slip Grip
  • Simple Twist Lock
  • Rubber Foot
  • Can be used Right Side Up, or Upside Down
  • Unique internal steel belt drive system adjusts the MogoPod quickly to automatically telescope the Mogopod to any height, and locks down with a simple twist lock
  • Markings on the Carry Speed MoGoPod allow you to remember your favorite settings, and the foamed handle provides a non-slip grip and comfortable handling
  • The top of the MoGoPod platform can accept standard ⅜-16 inch or ¼-20 inch mount and includes a set screw to lock your video head down
  • Unfolded Length: 165cm
  • Folded Length: 77cm
  • Loading: 3.5kg
  • Weight: 1.11kg

Kickstarter: The Supraflux Video Camera Stabilizer

If you've been following our site, we post great new ideas from entrepreneurs on Kickstarter so they raise funds to get their project off the ground. Kickstarter has helped companies such as Custom SLR and many others kickstart their business.

One of the newest products to hit Kickstarter is the Supraflux Camera Stabilizer from the creators of the 2010 Kickstarter Picosteady campaign. The people at Supraflux, are looking to tackle a camera stabilizer for full sized cameras.

The goal for the project is to raise $27,900 to pay for getting the first order of parts machined, assembled and shipped out. The new stabilizer will retail for around $795, but if you support the project with a pledge of $595 you can get your stabilizer for $150 off. The first 100 backers of $495 or more will get a early bird special of $250 off retail price.

It received 80% of it's funding the day the Kickstarter campaign started. Within a day, the project is fully funded with over 40 days left.

If you're interested in the Supraflux or just want to help out, take a look at their Kickstarter page.

Continue reading for more information about the Supraflux Camera Stabilizer.

Press Release: Canon Announces World’s Smallest And Lightest DSLR Camera the EOS SL1

Continuing the quest to deliver superb product innovations, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the world’s smallest and lightest DSLR* camera: the EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR Camera. It features a newly developed 18.0-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and high-performance DIGIC 5 Image Processor for exceptional image quality and speed. With its combination of lightweight size, ease of use and outstanding image quality, the EOS Rebel SL1 is perfect for users looking for the ideal camera to bring sightseeing on vacation or to capture the everyday.

The following image gives you an idea about how the Canon Rebel SL1/EOS 100D compares to other Canon DSLRs:

Size comparison: Canon Rebel SL1/EOS 100D vs Rebel T5i/EOS 700D vs EOS 60D vs EOS 5d Mark III
Canon Rebel SL1 size comparison vs EOS M vs Rebel T4i/EOS 650D
Product Highlights
  • 18.0MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 5 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ Clear View II Touchscreen LCD
  • ISO 100-12800, Expandable to 25600
  • Full HD 1080 Video with Continuous AF
  • 4.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • 9-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • Scene Intelligent Auto Mode
  • Compact and Lightweight; Weighs 0.8lb
  • Compatible with Canon EF and EF-S Lenses

You can purchase the Canon EOS T5i from these following authorized dealers:

More pictures of the Canon EOS SL1 can be found HERE. Continue reading for full press release.

Press Release: Canon Announces EOS T5i

Yesterday, we had posted news of leaked images of Canon's new EOS T5i (EOS 700D, Kiss X7i) and today, we have the official press release. Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce a new flagship model to its popular EOS Rebel line, the EOS Rebel T5i Digital SLR Camera. The incredible image quality and performance starts with an 18 megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and Canon’s superb DIGIC 5 Image Processor. Combined with an extensive ISO range of 100-12800 (expandable to 25600 in H mode), the EOS Rebel T5i boasts crisp, detailed images, even in low-light conditions. With a continuous shooting speed of up to 5.0 frames per second (fps) united with 9 all cross-type AF focus points, the new EOS Rebel T5i allows photographers the opportunity to shoot with ease, even in challenging shooting situations.

Product Highlights
  • STM Lens Support for Quiet AF in Movies
  • 18.0MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 5 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ Vari-Angle Touch Screen LCD
  • ISO 100-12800, Expandable to 25600
  • Full HD 1080 Video with Continuous AF
  • 5.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • 9-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • Multi Shot Noise Reduction
  • Compatible with Canon EF and EF-S Lenses

You can purchase the Canon EOS T5i from these following authorized dealers:

More pictures of the Canon EOS SL1 can be found HERE. Continue reading for full press release.

Canon EOS-b (EOS X7) Images Leaked & New Kit Lens

Images of Canon’s super small DSLR have leaked out. Also new for this release is an STM version of the EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS kit lens. The camera looks to be around $799 in the USA.

Specifications (Direct Translation)
  • 18 million pixel sensor DIGIC5
  • 1.04 million dot 3-inch LCD monitor
  • 4 seconds of continuous shooting frames / video
  • Full HD
  • 30-1/4000 seconds shutter speed
  • synchronous second 1/200
  • ISO range is 100-25600
  • AF sensor 9-point, the central cross
  • Special scenes can switch the shooting mode six set blur background – effects shots
  • hybrid CMOS AF II was a wider area
  • Media SD / SDHC / SDXC
  • Battery LP-E12
  • (body only) 370g, weighs 407g (battery, memory card included)
  • Late May 4, (on-sale date) is the expected price of ¥ 79 000 over-the-counter sale of Kiss X7
  • EF -S 18-55mm lens kit is available with the IS STM, the double zoom kit.
Source: digicaminfo

Below is the specs for the new EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM:
  • High-precision aspherical lens
  • Equipped with a stepper motor, achieve quiet and smooth AF during Live View recording
  • 0.36 times the maximum magnification
  • The effects of camera shake correction shutter four stages
  • Expected price 33 000 yen
  • (On-sale date) is released in late April
Source: digicaminfo

Canon EOS Rebel T5i (EOS 700D / KISS X7i) Leaked

A new Rebel will also appear this week. This replaces the EOS Rebel T4i. Not much different outside of the new 18-55 STM kit lens.

Canon EOS T5i Specs
  • 18mp
  • DIGIC 5
  • 9pt AF, all cross type
  • 1.04 million dot 3″ LCD with Vari-Angle and touchscreen
  • 5 fps
  • Full HD
  • Flash sync of 1/200 sec
  • ISO 25600 100-25,600
  • Creative Filters
  • SD / SDHC / SDXC media (corresponding UHS-I)
  • Battery LP-E8
  • Weight (including battery and memory card) 580g
  • Available at the end of April
  • EF-S 18-55mm IS STM or EF-S 18-135mm IS STM
Source: digicaminfo

Review: XCM Max Connect MHL MicroUSB to HDMI Adapter Cable

Overview : Max Connect is a MicroUSB to HDMI MHL Adapter Improved Remote Control Protocol (RCP) that is compatible with Samsung Galaxy S2, HTC Evo 3D, HTC Evo 4G Tablet, HTC Sensation 4G, Sprint Epic 4G Touch, Galaxy Nexus and many more.

Features :
  • MHL Adapter allows you to connect a MicroUSB (5 Pin) port to a HDMI (Type A) equipped device
  • Improved Remote Control Protocol (RCP) function to use with HDTV remote control to control videos on a mobile device
  • Designed for use with mobile devices featuring MHL technology. Make sure your phone is compatible before purchasing
  • Connect a MHL compatible device to an HDMI TV
  • Supports video resolutions up to 1080p and digital audio
  • Includes 50cm long cable and 170cm long HDMI cable for better control performance

Deal: Nikon D7100 Kit Instant Rebates Now Live

The new Nikon D7100 instant rebates are now live at B&H Photo. For the additional savings, click on the Buy Together & Save link:
  • $100 savings for the D7100 + 18-105mm kit
  • Additional $200 savings on the Nikkor 70-300mm lens
  • Additional $150 savings on the Nikkor AF-S 55-300mm lens
  • Additional $100 savings on the the Nikkor 55-200mm lens
  • Additional $50 savings on the Nikon SB-910 flash
  • Additional $30 savings on the Nikon SB-700 flash
The free shipping and 2% reward offers are also valid. In addition, Nikon still has the up to $350 off Nikkor lenses offer and the Nikon DSLR bundle savings. All of those rebate programs are set to expire on March 30.

Spider Holster Announces Spider Monkey Accessory Holder

Spider Holster camera holsters have become really popular among event and wedding photographers because they free up their hands and keeps straps from encumbering movement. Their latest offering unveiled at WPPI Las Vegas is the Spider Monkey, which will hold your accessories like a speedlight in the same handy fashion.

Spider Monkey is a compact yet durable holster clip that easily attaches to any belt or camera bag loop allowing photographers to hang their most-used equipment for quick-draw accessibility. Combined with a series of purpose-built Spider Monkey attachments, the new line offers photographers a new level of workflow flexibility.

The scalable Spider Monkey accessory system eliminates the need for photographers to carry an added shoulder bag by hanging their most oft-used tools right on their belt. The Spider Monkey Base clip and tab are built for long-term use, with the ability to securely hold camera accessories weighing about one pound including flashes, light meters and battery packs. The Spider Monkey Tab attaches to the accessory with a robust adhesive tab (which removes cleanly after use) and an additional Velcro attachment band for ultimate security. The Spider Monkey’s built-in lock enables the user to ensure the accessory is securely hung and ready for quick-draw retrieval, all with one hand.

Source: Fstoppers

Review: BRNO baLens Custom White Balance Lens Cap

Overview : Superior White Balance System for digital and video cameras. The baLens is a very high quality snap-on lens cap that accepts a neutral or a warm dome to read the color temperature of the light actually illuminating the subject or scene. When using the camera’s custom white balance setting with the baLens snap cap the photographer can quickly and easily tell the camera what the actual color temperature is for the most accurate in-camera color correction. No longer do you have to read a white or gray card placed in the scene to get the most accurate color. No longer will reflective surfaces confuse the white balance – the baLens works by reading the light falling on the subject – not bouncing off the subject!

The baLens also functions as a dependable lens cap, especially when using a lens hood. It snaps on easily and tightly! So it is already on your lens and ready to be used at any time. The baLens is available in 52, 55, 58, 62, 67, 72 and 77mm sizes.

NOTE: BRNO baLens is patented.

Features :
  • Doubles as an excellent lens cap, even when using a lens hood
  • Spend less time editing images
  • Simple to use
  • Available in 52, 55, 58, 62, 67, 72 and 77mm sizes
  • High Quality Snap Cap with interchangeable domes
  • Neutral and warm domes included
  • Always ready for use

Review: SpiderPro Single Camera System Holster

Review: SpiderPro Single Camera System Holster

Overview : The SpiderPro Single Camera System (SCS) is designed to carry 1 full size DSLR with lenses attached. The SpiderPro is a substantial all-metal construction designed for the sport, action, event and wedding pro-shooter that needs to have a quick-draw, comfortable no straps and no-nonsense camera carrying tool to get the job done with extreme comfort. Two-position metal lock ensures security and freedom of movement/quickdraw action when needed.

The SpiderPro base comes "bolted" to a sturdy but light-weight and ergonomic PP belt that will support any pro cam/lens/flash combo with ease and security.

Features :
  • Attach any small to mid-size QR tripod plate to it and move from Tripod use to Spider use fast (no need to remove the QR plate)
  • The SpiderPro plate allows for the user to shoot comfortably with a pro flash attached (camera is upside down, lens pointing back and flash hangs down) so your camera/flash is by your side ready in a moment's notice. This position also protects the flash as you move about (the flash is not pointing sideways hanging out of the body, but "under" the camera)
  • Allows for Quick attachment of any third party neck/shoulder straps to be used--either as a strap or tether. Many use their R-strap as BOTH tether/strap when they want to
  • The SpiderPro plate, when installed correctly will situate the camera body so that the camera will NOT slide/come off the holster easily when bumped from under even when the Spider lock is on the "open" position
  • Allows for a D-ring attachment for wrist straps (as most will no longer use traditional straps)

Satechi Smart Trigger – iOS Wireless Timer Remote for DSLR

Satechi has introduced a wireless Remote for DSLR Cameras. The Smart Trigger is a fully functional wireless timer remote designed to be controlled from your iPhone or iPad. Use the Smart Trigger app to control your DSLR camera with three unique shooting modes.

Regular Shot
This mode allows your smart phone to act as a wireless shutter. Touch the shutter control button to capture a picture – perfect for including the photographer in group shots!

Manual Shot
Manual Shot allows you to take long exposures while in bulb mode. This mode includes a switch that will lock the shutter open; use Manual Shot for photographic techniques like star trails and light painting.

Timed Shot
Timed Shot mode turns your iPhone or iPad into an intervalometer. Fine-tune your timer settings and use this mode to perform advanced photography techniques like time-lapses.

The Satechi Smart Trigger can be found via Amazon.

Deal: Nikon D600 and D800 with Free Stereo Microphone

Adorama now offers a free Nikon ME-1 stereo microphone (priced at $129) when you purchase a Nikon D600 camera:
All offers include 2% in rewards and free shipping.

On a side note, B&H has the Nikon D800 with $200 off, a free Rode VideoMic Pro microphone and fuzzy windbuster for $2,796.95 after instant savings.
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