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Deal: Manfrotto PIXI Mini Table Top Tripod



As one of its daily deals, B&H Photo Video offers the Manfrotto Pixi Mini Tripod in White, model no. MTPIXI-WH, for $11.88 with free shipping. It's designed for digital devices including the iPhone (with KLYP), compact cameras, CSC's, and entry level DSLRs. Deal ends today.

For expected delivery by Christmas, choose UPS Ground shipping for $8.77 and place your order today by 2 pm ET.

COMING SOON: 3D Printed Canon Eg Eyepiece Extender EC-6 for 7D Mark II 5D Mark III IV 1D X



[update headline="LATEST UPDATE (1.24.17):"]NOW AVAILABLE HERE.[/update]
One of the most popular/visited reviews on our site is the JJC EC-6 Eyecup Eg Extender. We have been getting emails on where this item can be purchased from. If you're not familiar with the eyepiece extender, it extends the eyepiece 5/8" (15mm) from the camera body. This is useful for eyeglass wearers and others to keep the tip of the nose from touching the camera screen. It comes with a small lens for magnification but we removed it because it distorted the viewing of the viewfinder.

I contacted the manufacturer and was informed that the item has been discontinued. Goja, another 3rd party manufacturer that offered the extender, is no longer selling the extender as well. Considering that there are new Canon cameras being released that uses the Eg eyepiece, I do not know why they would stop producing them. That leaves Canon users looking for alternative options and currently, there are none...

Review: MindShift Gear UltraLight Dual 25L 36L Sprint 16L Photo Daypack Backpack



Overview : MindShift introduces UltraLight, the lightest photo daypack series ever. Designed for convenient access to gear and spacious capacity for personal items, all accessible without removing the pack. The UltraLight™ Dual 25L and 36L feature a removable insert, which can be worn as a shoulder bag or beltpack. Inside the backpack, you can drop a trap door that converts the bag to a single-compartment daypack. The UltraLight™ Sprint, with 16L capacity, easily converts from a photo pack to a daypack.

Features (Dual 25L 36L):
  • Holds DSLR, up to 3 Lenses & Accessories
  • Stores 15" Laptop or 3L Hydration
  • Removable Camera Compartment
  • Trap Door for Full Daypack Conversion
  • Variety of Storage Pockets
  • Front Tripod/Monopod Mounting System
  • Breathable Padded Airflow Harness
  • Compression and Sternum Straps
  • Daisy Chain Attachment Points
  • Seam-Sealed Rain Cover Included
Features (Spring 16L):
  • Holds Compact DSLR, Mirrorless & Lenses
  • Stores 10" Tablet or 1.5L Hydration
  • Trap Door for Full Daypack Conversion
  • Variety of Storage Pockets
  • Front Tripod/Monopod Mounting System
  • Breathable Padded Airflow Harness
  • Compression and Sternum Straps
  • Daisy Chain Attachment Points
  • Made of Lightweight Nylon Materials
  • Seam-Sealed Rain Cover Included

Deal: Timbuk2 Snoop Small Camera Messenger Bag



Adorama offers the Timbuk2 Snoop Small Camera Messenger Bag in Cordura Black, model no. 144-2-2154, for $79 with free shipping. It features a padded, modular interior, adjustable shoulder strap, grab handle, and waterproof liner.

Deal: MeFoto RoadTrip Aluminum Travel Tripod



Adorama offers the MeFoto RoadTrip Aluminum Travel Tripod in Gold, model no. A1350Q1A, or Chocolate, model no. A1350Q1E, for $99 with free shipping. It extends to 61.6", folds down to 15.4", converts to a monopod, and supports up to 17.6 lbs. Features include a ballhead with separate head and pan locks, 360-degree pan index, integral bubble level, 2-position leg angle stops, five leg sections with rubberized locking grips, spring-loaded hook to hang weights, and carry case with shoulder strap.

Think Tank Photo Launches Outlet Center for Discounted Goods



Think Tank Photo has launched a new online Outlet Center offering discounted camera bags. The items in the Outlet Center are new products and may not have their original packing material and/or their sales tag. The Outlet Center has many Think Tank carrying solutions at marked down prices. The Outlet Center currently lists 16 bags. Do note that the number will fluctuate based on inventory. Price reductions are steep, and include the Shape Shifter bag, originally priced at $264.75, for $149.75.

This is a great deal considering the bags are new and you'll be ripping off or throwing away the packing materials and tags.

Through December 31st, whenever you buy a Think Tank rolling camera bag you will receive Road Warrior Kit for free. The Road Warrior Kit features 10 Red Whips cable ties, a Cable Management 10 pouch, an AA Battery Holder and a Travel Pouch. That’s $54.50 worth of accessories FREE!

Really Right Stuff Photography Accessories Now Available at B&H Photo



Really Right Stuff is a highly regarded camera accessories manufacturer and the only way to buy their products was directly through them from their own website. Besides tripods, RRS makes a variety of camera support products such as quick-release plates, ballheads, flash brackets, L-plates, clamps, straps, sliders, and much more. Now, you can purchase RRS products from B&H Photo, one of the largest photo retailers in the USA.

This now gives customers another place to purchase Really Right Stuff product and if you live in the United States, you will not be charged sales tax outside of New York. If you're in or visiting NY, you can actually stop by B&H Photo's store in NYC and actually be able to touch and see the products in person.

Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22MP DSLR Bundle w/TV



Adorama offers the Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3-Megapixel Digital SLR Camera with EF 24-105mm f/4 IS USM Lens, model no. 5260B009, bundled with the LG 55" 4K 2160p WiFi IPS LED-Backlit LCD Ultra HD Smart Television, model no. 55UH6550, Canon Pixma Pro-100 Photo Inkjet Printer, model no. 6228B002, and the Canon LU-101 Photo Paper Pro Luster 13" x 19" 50-Sheet Pack, model no. 6211B005, for $3,500. Redeem this $350 mail-in rebate to cut the price to $3,150 with free shipping.

The camera features a 3.2" LCD, 1080p video recording, 6fps continuous shooting, CF and SD card slots, and USB. The TV features a 3840x2160 (4K 2160p) native resolution, HDR, 4K upscaling, LED backlight, webOS 3.0 media streaming apps, 802.11ac wireless, USB, and three HDMI inputs. Rebate expires December 31.

Deal: GoPro Hero5 4K Action Camera, $60 Amazon GC



Amazon offers the GoPro Hero5 Black 4K Action Camera, model no. CHDHX-501, bundled with a $60 Amazon Gift Card for $399.99 with free shipping. This 4-oz. camera is waterproof up to 33 feet without a housing and features a 2" color touchscreen LCD, up to 4K video recording at 30fps, 12-megapixel photo resolution, voice control, three microphones, built-in WiFi, Bluetooth, micro-HDMI, microSD slot, and built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery. Deal ends today.

Deal: Manfrotto Befree One Ultra Compact Tripod



Amazon, B&H Photo and Adorama offers the Manfrotto Befree One Aluminum Ultra-Compact and Lightweight Tripod with Ball Head, model no. MKBFR1A4B-BHUS, for $79.88 with free shipping. It features a maximum height of 51.2", supports up to 5.5 lb., and folds up to only 12.6".

Deal: Custom SLR 25% Off Black Friday Bundles



Our good friends over at Custom SLR is offering a massive promotion. Now through Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, you can get 25% off ANY of our new bundles. Just enter BFBUNDLES at checkout.

Starter Bundle: $57.95 (with coupon code BFBUNDLES - $43.47)
  • Air Strap
  • C-Loop Strap Mount, Silver
  • ProDots - Shutter Button Upgrade, Black
Pro Bundle: $149.95 (with coupon code BFBUNDLES - $109.47)
  • Glide One
  • Hand Strap w/ Mount
  • M-Plate Pro Tripod Plate
  • ProDots - Shutter Button Upgrade, Black
  • M-Plate Hand Strap Attachment
Mirrorless Bundle: $49.95 (with coupon code BFBUNDLES - $37.47)
  • Slim Strap
  • C-Loop Mini Strap Mount

Deal: Peak Design Black Friday Sale



Our good friends over at Peak Design is having a Black Friday Sale. If you've been looking to get that special someone some Peak Design gear or even for yourself, now is the time. Peak Design has a few great offers. You can also check out all of our Peak Design reviews.
Discounts only apply to purchases made between this Friday and the following Monday, and cannot be retroactively to purchases that have already been made. Sale begins Friday (11/25/16) at 12:00am PT and runs through Monday (11/28/16) at 11:59pm PT.

Don't forget to check out our other exclusive deals from Peak Design (10% coupon code below), Amazon and many others.

Peak Design Coupon Code Amazon TrekPak Custom SLR

Deal: Think Tank Photo Holiday Special Offers



Our friends at Think Tank Photo have announced two holiday special offers on their award-winning camera bags. The first is their Outlet Center, which is chock full of huge discounts. And second, through December 31st whenever you buy a Think Tank rolling camera bag you will receive Road Warrior Kit for free. The Road Warrior Kit features 10 Red Whips cable ties, a Cable Management 10 pouch, an AA Battery Holder and a Travel Pouch. That’s $54.50 worth of accessories FREE!

And don’t forget, with our special relationship with Think Tank you will also receive a free gift when you use my special URL, as well as free shipping. So get shopping!

Press Release: DJI Announces Phantom 4 Pro and Inspire 2 Drones



DJI has announced the release of two new drones, the Phantom 4 Pro and the Inspire 2, and both of them are packed with interesting upgrades and features.


Visually the Phantom 4 Pro looks similar to the Phantom 4. The Phantom 4 Pro includes a camera with a 1" 20MP sensor with almost 12 stops of dynamic range and has a mechanical shutter to eliminate rolling shutter effects from fast motion. It can record 4K/60p video at 100 mbps and offers H.265 video compression. The FlightAutonomy feature uses three sets of visual systems to map obstacles in front of, behind and below the drone to help it avoid obstacles, while a Landing Protection function will help it avoid landing on uneven ground or water. It has a maximum speed of 45 mph and a high performance battery provides up to 30 minutes of flight time. It also includes new intelligent flight modes.


For professional and semi-professional drone uses, the Inspire 2 is similar to DJI’s Inspire 1 model. It features a magnesium-aluminum alloy body which increases stiffness while lowering weight and a new battery system allows flight time up to 27 minutes. It also offers a new forward-facing camera that will give the pilot a view for flying while a camera operator can independently control the Zenmuse camera mounted on the main gimbal. It includes a new image processing system, called CineCore 2.0, which improves file processing and supports 5.2K video at 4.2 Gbps for CinemaDNG Raw video capture, as well as support for ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 4444 XQ, H.264, and H.265.

DJI has also released two new Zenmuse cameras for use with the Inspire 2. The Zenmuse X4S includes a 1" 20MP sensor with 11.6 stops of dynamic range, a 24mm F2.8-11 lens and a mechanical shutter. The Zenmuse X5S has a 20.8MP Micro Four Thirds sensor with 12.8 stops of dynamic range, and it supports 8 lenses ranging from wide angles to zooms. A handheld mount will also be available for both cameras in the future.

The Phantom 4 Pro will retail for $1,499 with a standard controller and $1,799 with a high luminance display controller. The Inspire 2 will retail for $2,999 (aircraft only), and $6,198 for the Inspire 2 with the X5S camera, CinemaDNG, and Apple ProRes license, but will be available for $5,999 if ordered before January 1, 2017.

You don't have to wait long as the Phantom 4 Pro will begin shipping one week after launch, the Inspire 2/X5S camera combo will begin shipping in early December, and the Inspire 2 and X4S/X5S cameras sold separately will ship in early January 2017.

All products are available for immediate pre-order: Amazon | B&H Photo

Deal: CamRanger Wireless Transmitter



As one of its daily deals, B&H Photo Video offers the CamRanger Wireless Transmitter, model no. 1001, for $199.99 with free shipping. It allows you to control select Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras remotely via your iOS device and features a 150-foot range. Deal ends today.
  • Control DSLR Remotely via iOS Device
  • Photo/ Video Capture, Live View, HDR
  • Intervalometer, Bulb, Focus Stacking
  • Control Shutter Speed, Aperture, WB, ISO
  • Metering, Drive/Shooting Mode, and More
  • Creates Ad Hoc Wi-Fi Network
  • Effective Range: 150'
  • Works with iOS 4.3, Android 3.2 or Later
  • Mac and Windows Compatible
  • USB Charging & Ethernet Cables Included

Review: Peak Design The Everyday Backpack 20L 30L


Peak Design Coupon Code

[success headline="DISCOUNT"]As a follower of 1KIND Photography, you are eligible for a special discount. Details are at the end of this review![/success]
Overview : A pack that adapts to your ever-changing gear, lifestyle and environment, the Everyday Backpack was created by a team of designers, engineers, and photographers to meet the needs of creative, adventurous people. Unrivaled accessibility, expandability, and organization. The patented MagLatch provides lighting fast top access, with dual side-loading via two weatherproof side zips. Huge external carry capacity made possible by a versatile tuck-away strap system and 2 expandable external side pockets. Integrated luggage carry makes this bag equally suited for daily commutes and extended travel. Endlessly configurable FlexFold dividers keep photo or everyday gear organized, protected, and not bunched at the bottom of your bag. Internally padded accessory pockets keep small items in check. Dedicated sleeve for up to 15” laptop, tablet, and documents. Ultra clean aesthetic, all-custom hardware, minimal dangling straps.


Features :
  • On-body access
  • Everyday carry
  • Dedicated laptop sleeve
  • Dual-side compartment access
  • Built-in expansion
  • Flexfold Dividers: configurable, adaptable, removable
  • Rolling luggage pass-through
  • Tripod carry
  • Ventilated back panels
  • Hidden waist strap
  • Briefcase-style carry
  • Theft-deterrent: Zipper pulls attach rigidly to bag

Deal: Datacolor Spyder5 Color Calibrators at Amazon



As one of its daily deals, Amazon cuts up to 50% off a selection of Datacolor Spyder5 color calibrators, as listed below. Plus, all orders bag free shipping. The deals, ending today:

Datacolor Spyder5 Express Hobbyist Color Calibrator for $79.99
Datacolor Spyder5 Pro Designer Color Calibrator for $94.99
Datacolor Spyder5 Elite Professional Color Calibrator for $149.99

Gear Load: Peak Design Everyday Backpack 20L and 30L



If you've been following us and have been interested in Peak Design's new Everyday Backpack but still haven't pulled the trigger, we just posted two new videos to our YouTube channel with gear loaded into the 20L and 30L. This will give you a better idea of how much gear it can hold.

And if you missed out on the Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaign, you can place your preorder at Peak Design (10% coupon code below), Amazon, B&H Photo and Adorama.

Peak Design Coupon Code Amazon TrekPak Custom SLR


Press Release: GoPro Karma Recalled Due to Drones Losing Power



As if having shipping issues wasn't enough and for those lucky enough to have received a GoPro karma, GoPro just announced a recall of its first-ever drone, the $799 Karma. Approximately 2,500 Karma units sold since October 23rd are impacted. Pretty much, all of them. According to GoPro, a very small number of cases, Karma units lost power during operation.

Recalled Karma drones can be returned to GoPro directly or wherever they were purchased originally for a full refund. Since stock of the Karma has been hard to come by, the company won’t be offering any exchanges for a fixed model; you’ll have to wait until shipments resume “as soon as the issue is resolved.”

The recall is a significant setback for GoPro as it attempts to challenge leader DJI in the drone business and their new Mavic Pro.

Karma drone only: Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama
Karma with HERO5 Black: Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama
Karma with HERO5 Session: Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama

Deal: Adobe CC 1-Year Photography Plan for PC / Mac



As one of its daily deals, Amazon offers the Adobe Creative Cloud 1-Year Photography Plan for Windows and Mac for $88.99 with free shipping. It will arrive as a prepaid card with a license key. It includes a 1-year subscription to Photoshop CC and Lightroom. Deal ends today.
  • The Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan features the world's best photography tools, including Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom desktop, mobile and web at an amazing price
  • Everything you need to organize, edit, enhance and share stunning photos on any device, anywhere
  • Always stay up to date. Automatically get access to the latest features and product updates including support for new cameras, hardware and operating systems
  • Access an extensive library of video tutorials to get you up to speed quickly and master new skills

Review: SpiderLight Single Camera System Holster and Plate



Overview : Designed specifically for mirrorless cameras and small DSLRs, this camera holster is lightweight, durable and extremely versatile. The perfect companion for anyone that wants an easy draw-from-the-hip, no strap solution to take their camera anywhere.


Features :
  • All-metal durable construction and ergonomic Holster design.
  • Two-position metal lock ensures security & fast draw action.
  • Securely clips to your own belt or to our SpiderLight Belt.
  • Quickly change from hip to to backpack with the SpiderLight Backpacker!
  • Connect to any tripod plate. Built-in ArcaSwiss tripod profile to boot.
  • Provides a connection for any tripod quick-release plate. Does not block Mirrorless camera battery doors!
  • Adjustable for thinner or thicker camera bodies/grip configurations.
  • Optional tether/quick connection for Sling Straps.

Deal: Nikon AN-SBR2 Black Rapid Quick-Draw Strap


If you're a Nikon user and love BlackRapid straps, B&H Photo has a BlackRapid Sport Strap (review) with Nikon branding on it. This is a great gift or for yourself to show your true Nikon loyalty. The strap retails for $94.00.
The AN-SBR2 Black Rapid Quick-Draw Strap from Nikon is an ergonomically designed and comfortably padded gliding shoulder strap that holds a DSLR with an attached lens. To use your camera, simply glide it up the strap for secure and convenient access. When you want to keep your DSLR from moving around there are locking bumpers surrounding the DSLR to limit your camera's range of motion. It also includes a quick-release stabilizing strap under your arm for even more stability. A carabiner-style locking connector holds your DSLR via the tripod socket on the adjustable length strap and allows for quick detachments. An additional side lug strap provides extra security for your DSLR.
Specs:
  • Holds DSLR with Lens
  • Gliding Design
  • Locking Bumpers Limit Motion Range
  • Carabiner-Style Locking Connector
  • Tripod Socket Attachment
  • Side Lug Security Strap
  • Ergonomic Fit & Foam Padding
  • Adjustable Strap Length
  • Additional Stabilizing Strap


Press Release: Pulse: The Essential Camera Remote



Alpine Labs has announced the release of their new Pulse wireless camera remote. After successfully being funded on Kickstarter, the company has shipped out its fulfillment to its 12,000 backers. The Pulse is now available in retail outlets and available for immediate shipping.


For those not familiar with the Pulse, it is about the size of a credit card and offers battery life of up to 24 hours. Pulse connects to your camera via hotshoe mount or USB port. Pulse allows you to remotely control your camera from the convenience of your mobile device using bluetooth connectivity as far as 100 feet. Through the app, you'll be able to access full manual settings, time-lapse, long exposure settings, video functions and more.

Pulse only works with select Nikon and Canon cameras.

You can find out more information or place your order here.

Kickstarter: Life Lite - Your Everyday Light for any Lifestyle



One year ago, Lume Cube launched their first campaign on Kickstarter. It gave them the boost they needed to launch a light that soon became the preferred lighting solution for professionals, consumers, and content creators alike. They’ve sold millions of dollars worth of Lume Cubes, developed 20+ lifestyle accessories and created some of the most incredible content with the world’s top photographers, videographers and athletes.


Backers have asked for a lighting solution geared towards mobile content creators. Lume Cube has developed a product that will change the future of mobile content creation forever. With the Life Lite you can have pro-quality lighting wherever you and your phone may go. And what better way to launch the Life Lite than by returning to the Kickstarter platform and paying tribute to our humble beginnings?

No matter what camera you use or lifestyle you lead, the Life Lite enables you to keep the fun going and capture every moment along the way. It’s the smart, social, portable light that can go virtually anywhere you go. It truly is your everyday light.

Features :
  • 0-1000 lumens of fully adjustable, studio quality light
  • Manually control or connect via bluetooth to control multiple Life Lites from a single device
  • Multiple levels of strobe mode for creative video and lighting effects
  • Waterproof down to 10 meters (30 feet)
  • Half the size of a Lume Cube, weighing ~2 oz
Specs :
  • Size: 1.5" x 1"
  • Weight: 2.5 oz, 50 g
  • LUX: 350 @ 1M
  • LED Temp: 5600K
  • CRI: 80
  • Waterproof: 10M / 30Ft
  • Battery: Internal Non-Replaceable Li-Ion Polymer
  • Charge: Micro USB
  • Run Time: 30 Min @ 100%, 60 Min 50%
  • Mounting: Encased Earth Magnet, Standard Tripod Mount (¼-20)
  • Control: Bluetooth and Single Button Manual Operation
  • Manual Settings: 10 Manual Brightness Adjustments
  • Modes: Photo / Video / Strobe
  • Devices: iPhone, Android, Digital Cameras, Video Cameras, GoPro

Pledge starts at $39 for a single Life Lite. Twin pack is $74. You're also able to get a bundle with bike mount, smartphone clip, mounting bar, etc.

Review: Peak Design The Everyday Sling Bag


Peak Design Coupon Code

[success headline="DISCOUNT"]As a follower of 1KIND Photography, you are eligible for a special discount. Details are at the end of this review![/success]
Overview : The ultimate low-profile, quick-access day bag for light carry and gear minimalists, The Everyday Sling is a redefinition of what a single-shoulder sling bag can be. As a part of the award winning Everyday bag line, The Everyday Sling features unrivaled accessibility to your gear, expandability to match your carry needs, and organization of your gear, no matter what you’re hauling. An uber-clean “no slop” design conceals a multitude of unique features, from lightning-fast strap adjusters, to a side-loading main compartment with origami-inspired FlexFold dividers, to a highly expandable outer pocket and external carry system. Plus, the sling packs flat so you can stuff it inside a larger bag when traveling. Ideal bag for beginning photographers, or pros who want to just carry their essential camera gear.


Features :
  • Streamlined carry
  • Perfect urban companion
  • Flexfold Dividers: configurable, adaptable, removable
  • Perfect for mirrorless
  • Theft-deterrent zipper pulls
  • On-body access
  • Briefcase-style carry
  • Compresses down
  • Dedicated Capture attachment point

Review: Pakpod Adventure Compact Travel Tripod



Overview : The Adventure Tripod from Pakpod is a compact, lightweight, travel-friendly tripod designed to accompany you on any outdoor adventure. The key to the Pakpod's utility is it's ABS and stainless steel construction which keep the frame lightweight at just 15.5 oz but makes it sturdy enough to support up to 11 lb. The chosen materials allow the tripod legs to bend under light pressure rather than break and make the tripod completely waterproof and rust-resistant.

With a maximum height of 17.75" and a minimum working height of 1.5" the Pakpod is fairly versatile in height. Adding to its versatility are three retractable stainless steel spikes - one at the bottom of each leg - which can be used to anchor the tripod in dirt, sand, or snow. The tripod also includes a set of built-in mini tools for maintenance and adjustment in the field.

Features :
  • Lightweight: 15.5 ounces
  • Length when folded: 12.75"
  • Waterproof and freeze-proof
  • Patented, one-twist locking system
  • Easily stashable in a small bag, pack or suitcase
  • Legs rapidly extend and retract with the push of a button
  • Legs move independently through a 180 degree range of motion
  • Constructed from high-impact ABS plastic and stainless steel
  • Rotating feet stake into grass, dirt, sand and snow
  • Unparalleled level of versatility
  • 36 tie-down points

Contest: Peak Design Everyday Tote (Ash)



[success headline="CONGRATS!"]The winner of Peak Design's Everyday Tote is Jack N. We will be contacting the winner shortly. Thank you to all who have entered. We hope to bring you more contests but please follow and subscribe for the latest news, reviews and deals.[/success]
It's been a while since we offered something for our readers. Our latest giveaway offers you a chance of winning one of Peak Design’s award winning Kickstarter bags: the Everyday Tote!

With the success of the Everyday Messenger bag, Peak Design has expanded their bags line known as the Everyday Bag Line "designed around the workflows of photographers, creatives, travelers, and commuters". The latest Kickstarter campaign has just over 26,000 backers, making it the "most funded bag ever". The new series brings us various styles of the Everyday bag including a backpack, tote, and sling.


Now is your chance to own the Everyday Tote before anyone else. Don't forget to check out our full review.

Quick Overview: SpiderLight Holster and Plate


During our visit to PhotoPlus Expo, we stopped by Spider Holsters booth to get a first hand look at their new SpiderLight from their newest Kickstarter campaign that we posted a few days ago.

From what we saw, it looks exactly like the SpiderPro version but smaller but a step above the Black Widow. To our surprise, we were handed a package and guess what was inside...SpiderLight Holster and Plate!

For that, we bring you a quick overview of the SpiderLight Holster and Plate as well as a quick comparison to the SpiderPro and Black Widow.


We'll have a full review of the SpiderLight soon and hopefully along with the backpack adapter and pad.

Quick Overview: Peak Design Everyday Sling


A few weeks back, we posted a quick overview of the Peak Design Everyday Tote Bag (review). Today, we have a quick overview of the Peak Design Everyday Sling. Be sure to follow us as we'll have a full review of the Everyday Sling soon.



We stopped by Peak Design's booth at PhotoPlus Expo 2016 and got our one-on-one hands on with the Ash version:

Deal: Datacolor Spyder5PRO for $129



B&H Photo has Datacolor Spyder5PRO Display Calibration System (S5P100) on sale for $129.95 with free shipping using coupon code PPEBH16. Limited time offer. This device allows you to calibrate your monitor to an industry color reference standard and ensure on-screen colors are accurate.

Specs:
  • Calibrate Laptops, Desktop Monitors
  • Includes Color Probe
  • 16 Calibration Choices
  • 3 Ambient Light Settings
  • Before and After Evaluation
  • Basic Display Analysis
  • Comes in a Reusable Box / Case
You can read our review:

Press Release: Nikon Announces AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm F2.8E FL ED VR and PC Nikkor 19mm F4E ED Tilt-Shift Lens



Nikon has announced the latest iteration of its 70-200mm F2.8 lens. The AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm F2.8E FL ED VR, has a new optical design, improved Vibration Reduction as well as an electromagnetic diaphragm.

The lens has a total of 22 elements, with 6 ED, 1 fluorite and 1 high refractive index element. A Nano Crystal Coat reduces flare and ghosting while fluorine coatings on the front and rear class helps prevent smudging. Vibration Reduction has been improved, now reducing shake by 4 stops (vs 3.5). The electromagnetic diaphragm allows for responsive adjustment and the ability to adjust the aperture in live view and movie mode on all camera bodies.


The second lens Nikon has also announced is the new PC Nikkor 19mm F4E ED tilt-shift lens. This ultra-wide lens offers 97° of coverage and can shift ±12mm and tilt ±7.5°. Unlike the existing PC-E designs, the mechanism for tilt can be rotated independently from the mechanism for shift, allowing the tilt to be set either parallel or perpendicular to the shift. The lens has three ED and two aspherical elements as well as Nano Crystal Coating.



Both the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR and PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED will be available starting in November 2016 for suggested retail prices (SRP) of $2,799.95 and $3,399.95, respectively.

You can preorder from the following sites:

AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR: Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama
PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED: Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama

Kickstarter: SpiderLight Holster & Plate, Single Camera System & Backpack Adapter



Our good friends over at Spider Holster has just announced their Kickstarter campaign for the new SpiderLight line of products. To add to the successful SpiderLight Hand Strap that also launched on Kickstarter, they are releasing the SpiderLight Holster and Plate (Single Camera System) and Backpack Adapter.


We'll have a full review of it. Be sure to follow us.

Press Release: MindShift Gear Releases SidePath and TrailScape Outdoor Photo Backpacks



Our friends at MindShift Gear have just released two new backpacks for outdoor photography. The SidePath, which weighs in at 1.6 lbs (0.7 kg), holds one large Mirrorless body and one to two standard zoom lenses or primes, or a compact DSLR and one to two lenses, or a DSLR (5DMIII or D750) with one standard zoom or two primes. It’s a great “grab and go” bag.


The TrailScape provides all-day comfort while carrying up to a 300mm f/2.8.

Don’t forget that you receive free shipping from MindShift.
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