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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

Continue reading for full press release.

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).


Continue reading for full press release.

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

Continue reading for full press release.

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
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