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Review: Peak Design Anchor Links Camera Neck Strap


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

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

Yongnuo Announces Cloned Canon 50mm f1.4






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


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

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

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

PreOrder: Spider Holster - The SpiderPro Hand Strap



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

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

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


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

Review: Peak Design Slide Camera Sling Strap


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

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

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



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

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

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

Continue reading for more information.

Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II



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


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

Continue reading for more information.

Official: Canon PowerShot G7 X



Canon has officially announced the Canon G7 X with information and specs.


Canon PowerShot G7 X $699: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

Continue reading for more information.

Press Release: SanDisk Announces World’s Highest Capacity SD Card (512GB)



SanDisk announced the world’s highest capacity memory card, the SanDisk Extreme PRO® SDXCTM UHS-I 512GB, along with other memory cards. All new Sandisk memory card can be pre-ordered from the following links:

SanDisk 128GB Class 10 ExtremePRO SDXC Memory Card, 95MB Read Speed [$189.00] - B&H PhotoAdorama
SanDisk 256GB Class 10 ExtremePRO SDXC Memory Card, 95MB Read Speed [$359.00] - B&H PhotoAdorama
SanDisk 512GB Class 10 ExtremePRO SDXC Memory Card, 95MB Read Speed [$729.00] - B&H PhotoAdorama

Continue reading for full press release.

Press Release: Nikon Announces D750, NIKKOR 20mm f1/8G Lens and SB-500 Speedlight



We first posted leaked specs of the Nikon 750. Nikon has officially announced the D750. The Nikon D750 D-SLR will be available in late September for the suggested retail price (SRP) of $2299.95 (body only). The Nikon D750 will also be available as a kit with the AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4 VR lens in mid-October for an SRP of $3,596.95. The MB-D16 battery pack/grip will be available for $485.00 SRP.


Nikon D750 (body only): B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon
Nikon D750 (kit with 24-120mm lens): B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon
Nikon MB-D16 Battery Grip: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

In addition to the Nikon D750, Nikon also announced a new lens and flash. The AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED will be available in late September for an SRP of $799.95.


NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED Lens: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

The SB-500 Speedlight will also be available in late September for $249.95 SRP.


Nikon SB-500 Speedlight: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

Continue reading for full press release.

Indiegogo: SWIVIT PRO 360 Degree Multi-Position GoPro Mounts



We originally posted about the SWIVIT PRO back in April, which started on Kickstarter. Unfortunately, it didn't meet it's goal of being funded. After constant pushing from backers, people wanting to buy the prototypes and the general public who were interested in the SWIVIT PRO, Jason Morlon didn't want to give up his dreams and relaunched SWIVIT PRO back to the crowdfunding customers.

This time around, it's on Indiegogo and the funding for SWIVIT PRO has met it's goal. Jason's dream will come true and will be available to GoPro owners. In addition to the SWIVIT PRO, there are a few additional options and color.


Continue reading for more information about the SWIVIT PRO.

Review: Peak Design Clutch Camera Hand Strap


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Overview : Clutch™ is the only quick-connecting, quick-adjusting camera hand strap ever made. Clutch™ gives you security when you need it, but also allows instant access to your camera's controls. Made from premium durable materials and hardware inspired by high end climbing gear. Comes with 2 Anchors and 1 Standard Plate for attachment.

Features :
  • Quick connecting with one hand, so you can add or remove it as needed.
  • Quick adjusting, so you can tighten it when you need extra security and loosen it when you need to access your camera's controls.
  • Low profile and unobtrusive compared to other camera hand straps on the market.
  • Made from premium materials and custom hardware inspired by high-end climbing gear.
  • Designed to work with or without battery grips, and strong enough to hold any pro camera/lens/accessory combo.

Deal: BorrowLenses 15% Off Used Gear; 25% Off Selected Rentals


15% Off All Used Photo Gear at BorrowLenses.com

BorrowLenses is having 15% off used gear. This does not apply to rentals.

Coupon Code: USEDGEAR15
Valid: 9/9/2014 - 9/30/2014
Fine Print: 15% off discount code USEDGEAR15 is eligible for Used Gear and NOT for rental orders. Not eligible for existing orders that have been shipped. 15% off discount code on Used Gear expires 11:59PM PST September 30, 2014. For individual item condition, contact customer service. BorrowLenses.com Used Gear orders only ship to U.S. addresses and buyers must possess a U.S. credit card. This code will be for Used Gear only, is not transferable, and cannot be combined with other discount codes.

If you're looking for rental deals, take a look at these 25% off rental deals:

Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/4G ED VR
Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/4G ED VR

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens

Kino Flo Diva-Lite 400 Light Kit
Kino Flo Diva-Lite 400 Light Kit

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Full Frame Compact Digital Camera
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Full Frame Compact Digital Camera

Deal: Amazon Deal Of The Day: 60% Off On Select Sandisk Memory Cards



Amazon’s Deal of the Day are discounted Sandisk memory cards, discounts go up to 60%.

Review: CAMS Pro Sling Strap, Camera and Lens Plate



Overview : Carry And Mount System (CAMS) started off with the simple goal of mating a bottom-mounted sling strap to a camera in a way that would not interfere with using a vertical shooting grip. We did not set out to develop a plate that was Arca-compatible and made the vertical grip more comfortable to use, but when we mounted the first machined prototypes, we found that we had surpassed our original intent by far. Fortunately, we did not stop there. Involving other photographers led us to rethinking the strap and strap connection and adding the threaded insert (which seems so obvious now). Using hindsight to our advantage, the lens plate evolved quickly into a natural companion of the camera plate, as essential to the system as the telephoto lens is to the photographer.

Each component of CAMS is designed to offer the perfect balance of comfort, convenience, and strength.

CAMS Pro Sling Strap Features :
  • Ergonomics - Curved neoprene strap with internal reinforcement lightens a heavy load
  • Strength – Quick Disconnect Fastener holds hundreds of pounds yet offers unmatched simplicity to release
  • Style - Unique quilting pattern adds pop without being distracting
  • Convenience - Velcro strap manager keeps strap bulk to a minimum and grippy underside keeps the strap where it belongs
  • Homegrown – 100% made in USA
CAMS Pro Camera Plate Features :
  • Ergonomics – low profile design fits comfortably under your hand when using vertical grip
  • Precision Forged Construction – eliminates excessive machining while yielding a stronger part
  • Strength –7075-T6 aluminum is almost twice as strong as standard 6061-T6
  • Quick connect to tripod – no need to remove strap or install another plate to mount on Arca Swiss style screw and lever quick release clamps
  • Quick connect to monopod or other accessory – plate includes a durable ¼-20 Time-Sert steel thread insert
  • Strapless at the push of a button – integrated socket for quick disconnect fastener lets you ditch the strap in a flash
  • Hard Anodized – ultra-hard finish on plate stands up to abuse
  • Homegrown – Plate forged overseas. All other components sourced stateside.
  • Hidden Safety Stops – Dovetail plate has unique built-in safety stop feature removing the need for protruding stop screws
  • Seamlessly integrates with your camera – black finish and textured grips* match most DSLRs. Battery compartment remains easily accessed
  • Convenience - Camera remains stable sitting on flat surface
CAMS Pro Lens Plate Features :
  • Ergonomics – low profile design fits comfortably in your hand when supporting telephoto lens by tripod foot
  • Precision Forged Construction – eliminates excessive machining while yielding a stronger part
  • Strength –7075-T6 aluminum is almost twice as strong as standard 6061-T6
  • Quick connect to tripod – no need to install another plate to mount on Arca Swiss style screw and lever quick release clamps
  • Quick connect to monopod or other accessory – plate includes a durable ¼-20 Time-Sert steel thread insert
  • Hard Anodized – ultra-hard finish on plate stands up to abuse
  • Homegrown – Plate forged overseas. All other components sourced stateside

Contest: Enter to Win a Expert Shield Screen Protector for Your Camera, Smartphone or Tablet



We have teamed up with the good folks at Expert Shield, offering you a chance to win a screen protector of your choice! You can choose any screen protector whether it's for your camera, smartphone or tablet. There will be FIVE (5) winners!

You can read our full review on Expert Shield Screen Protector by clicking on the image below.


The contest is fairly easy – jump into the Rafflecopter widget below and complete as many of the tasks as you like. You don’t have to do everything to enter – you can pick and choose, do one, do two, or do all. The more you complete, the better your chances are, though. This is eligible to everyone around the world.

If you missed out on this contest, don't worry because you can also purchase Expert Shield Screen Protectors from Amazon.

Ready to win? Good luck!

Contest

Prizes: Five (5) Expert Shield Screen Protector (winners get to choose ONE screen protector of their choice).

How to Enter :

Sponsor: We would like to thank, Expert Shield, for sponsoring and supplying screen protectors for the contest. You can read our full review on the Expert Shield Screen Protectors at Review: Expert Shield Camera Smartphone Tablet Screen Protector.

Contest rules and contest end date may change without notice. All prizes are shipped by Expert Shield. 1KIND Photography is not responsible for the fulfillment of all prizes. Any questions about the Expert Shield or shipping, contact the manufacturer at http://www.expertshielduk.com.

Permanent Price Drops On Many Canon Lenses



Canon has dropped the price on various L lenses today. The price drop seems to be permanent as there are no rebate program. The big whites had as much as $1,000 price reduction and some lenses like the EF 24-70mm f/4L IS are now $500 cheaper.

Here is the complete list of lenses with the new reduced prices:

Prime lenses
Zoom lenses
Special lenses and accessories
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