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Deal: Case Logic Backpack for DSLR Cameras



Adorama offers the Case Logic Backpack for DSLR Cameras in Gray, model no. CPL-108, for $24.95 with free shipping. It features a padded iPad compartment, space for three additional lenses and a flash, weather hood, front zippered pocket, top compartment, internal memory card slip pocket, adjustable dividers, side straps, sternum strap, and waist belt.

Note that this item is currently on backorder, however it can still be ordered at this price.

Deal: BorrowLenses Free Bonus Rental Day for 4th of July Weekend


Online Camera Gear Rental

BorrowLenses is offering a FREE Rental Day for July 4th weekend! Offer is valid 06/24/2016 to 07/30/2016.

Deal: Dolica 67" Lightweight Monopod for $9



Amazon offers Prime members the Dolica 67" Lightweight Monopod, model no. WT-1003, for $8.99 with free shipping. Non-members can spend $49 or more to qualify for free shipping; otherwise, shipping costs $5.87. This aluminum monopod can support up to 6.7 lbs.
  • Ultra-light weight aluminum alloy construction, able to support up to 6.7 lbs.
  • Four leg sections with non-skid rubber foot.
  • Ideal for both indoor and outdoor surfaces.
  • Built-in adjustable wrist strap.
  • Includes carrying bag.
Note that although it's temporarily out of stock, it can still be ordered at this price for delivery when available.

Press Release: Hasselblad Unveils X1D-50c: Medium-Format Mirrorless



Hasselblad introduced the X1D, a medium-format mirrorless camera with a 50MP CMOS sensor. With dust and weather-sealing the X1D isn't afraid to step outside of the studio, and offers a 100-25600 ISO range and is capable of 1080/30p HD video. Its hot shoe is compatible with Nikon Speedlights and the camera can sync with flashes at its maximum shutter speed: 1/2000 sec.

The X1D uses a new lens mount, accepting XCD lenses. Two have been announced: a 45mm f3.5 and a 90mm f3.2, with more to follow 'shortly' including a 30mm around Photokina. An H lens adapter will also be offered to extend support to Hasselblad's existing H lens system.

The X1D offers a 3" 920k-dot touch screen and a built-in XGA electronic viewfinder. Wi-Fi and GPS are built-in, and the camera includes dual SD card slots. The X1D and its battery weigh in at 725g, which Hasselblad points out is half the weight of your typical medium-format camera.


The X1D is priced at $8,995 and can be purchased at B&H Photo and Adorama. A kit with 45mm f3.5 lens will cost $11,290, and bundled with both lenses the X1D will cost $13,985. The XCD 45mm f3.5 (B&H Photo | Adorama) will cost $2,295 separately; the XCD 90mm f3.2 (B&H Photo | Adorama) will cost $2,695. Hasselblad plans to offer demos of the system at the end of July/beginning August, with delivery to customers at the end of August/beginning September.

Continue for full press release.

Deal: PNY Elite Flash Memory Cards at Amazon


Amazon discounts a selection of PNY Elite flash memory cards, as listed below. Plus, Prime members receive free shipping. (Non-members can spend $49 to qualify for free shipping; otherwise, shipping costs around $9.) The deals:

Review: Maha PowerEx MH-C800S Eight Cell Smart Charger for AA/AAA Batteries



Overview : The Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries charges up to 8 AA or AAA nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) or nickel-cadmium (NiCD) batteries in approximately 1-2 hr. Charge your batteries anywhere around the world via the included 100-240V, 50/60Hz universal AC adapter. This power supply features a rugged DIN connector to ensure reliable contact.

The charger has 8 independent charging circuits capable of charging 1-8 batteries in any combination. A large LCD screen shows the charging status of each battery. You have a choice of rapid and soft charge modes. Rapid charge enables 8 batteries to be fully charged to their maximum capacities in 1-2 hr. Soft charge takes about 3-4 hr but provides greater battery life, as well as compatibility with older, lower-capacity batteries.

An integrated deep conditioning system charges, deep-discharges and then recharges batteries automatically, in order to offer maximum rejuvenation. The charger's 8th generation MH-NM7008 Powerex Precision Microprocessor ensures batteries are charged to their maximum capacities without being over- or undercharged. It affords maximum battery longevity, delivering just the right amount of charge every time.

Features :
  • Charges up to 8 AA or AAA nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) or nickel-cadmium (NiCD) batteries in approximately 1-2 hr
  • Charge your batteries anywhere around the world via the included 100-240V, 50/60Hz universal AC adapter. This power supply features a rugged DIN connector to ensure reliable contact
  • 8 independent charging circuits capable of charging 1-8 batteries in any combination
  • A large LCD screen shows the charging status of each battery
  • You have a choice of rapid and soft charge modes. Rapid charge enables 8 batteries to be fully charged to their maximum capacities in 1-2 hr. Soft charge takes about 3-4 hr but provides greater battery life, as well as compatibility with older, lower-capacity batteries
  • An integrated deep conditioning system charges, deep-discharges and then recharges batteries automatically, in order to offer maximum rejuvenation
  • 8th generation MH-NM7008 Powerex Precision Microprocessor ensures batteries are charged to their maximum capacities without being over- or undercharged. It affords maximum battery longevity, delivering just the right amount of charge every time

Deal: Vello Nikon F Lens to Sony E-Mount AF Lens Adapter



If you own a Sony E-Mount camera and Nikon F-mount lenses, B&H Photo has the Vello Nikon F lens to Sony E-Mount camera AF lens adapter in stock. It sells for $399.

Breathe new life into your Nikon F-mount lenses with this Vello Auto Lens Adapter that enables you to mount Nikon glass to a full-frame or APS-C Sony E-mount mirrorless camera body and retain full automatic functionality. When using most G-type and E-type lenses from Nikon, users will have auto exposure as well as the ability to control the aperture from the camera body. Autofocus can be utilized as well and is fastest and most accurate when used with Sony cameras that use focal-plane phase-detect AF systems. Image stabilization is also supported and will work in tandem with most in-body stabilization systems. Users of most D-type lenses will have access to auto exposure capabilities and all Nikon lenses will be able to communicate Exif data through the adapter to the camera.

Specs:
  • Nikon F Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera
  • Works with Full-Frame & APS-C Formats
  • Supports Most G-Type & E-Type Lenses
  • Enables Autofocus and Auto Exposure
  • Retains Image Stabilization Functions
  • Control Aperture from Camera Body
  • Auto Exposure with Most D-Type Lenses
  • Transfers Exif Data to Camera
  • Fixed Tripod Foot with 1/4"-20 Socket
  • Matte Black Interior; Metal Construction

Deal: Elvid OptiView 50 3.2" LCD Viewfinder



B&H Photo Video offers the Elvid OptiView 50 3.2" LCD Viewfinder for $29.99 with free shipping. It fits most 3" or 3.2" LCD screens, is compatible with 3:2 and 4:3 aspect ratios, magnifies the display by 300%, and will fit either eye. Deal ends June 13.

Press Release: Think Tank Photo Releases Helipak for DJI Inspire Drone Backpack



Getting unique video from your drone means you have to get to a unique location – which can be a bit off the beaten path. Think Tank Photo’s new Helipak backpack for DJI Inspire backpack offers a contoured tuck-away harness with lumbar support, cut-away air channel and lumbar support enable you to go farther into the field to get “the shot.” A customizable divider set, designed for the DJI Inspire, protects your quadcopter and allows plenty of space for essential accessories. ABS Twinwall reinforcement provides a rigid shell protecting your sensitive gear from impacts, bumps and scrapes. And don’t forget, you receive free gear and free shipping with your orders of $50 or more from Think Tank!

Continue reading for full press release.

Deal: Sunpak Pro Carbon Fiber Tripod



Adorama offers the Sunpak Pro 523PX2 Carbon Fiber Tripod, model no. 620523CFTPX2, for $74.95 with free shipping. It features a pistol grip QR ball head and has a maximum height of 64.25" and maximum weight capacity of 6.1 lbs.

Nikon Offers Free Exchange of Older EN-EL15 Batteries for D500 Owners



If you own the D500 camera, Nikon is now offering a free exchange of older EN-EL15 Li-ion01 batteries with the new EN-EL15 Li-ion20 version (retails for $48 - Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama). Nikon will replace it with an EN-EL15 Li-ion20 battery.

The older model can show a wrong number of shots remaining on the D500 camera.

Continue reading for more details:

Review: Spider Holster SpiderLight Hand Strap



Overview : The SpiderLight Hand Strap is an intelligent solution for the challenges posed by carrying today's smaller cameras. It’s unique shape and ingenious construction make it the first of it's kind. From the way that it feels in your hand, to the way that it makes you feel when you shoot with it... all the details have been designed make your experience empowering. Now you can take your camera anywhere, from the trail - to the street - to the studio, with a confident, secure, and comfortable grip.

Features :
  • Hand in and out easily and quickly
  • Works with any tripod
  • S-curve shape puts your hand in a perfect shooting position
  • Easy access to your camera controls
  • Super quick to get on and off your camera
  • Nice and sturdy
  • Includes adapters for compatibility with all leading mirrorless cameras
  • Feels great and looks beautiful

Deal: Tascam DR-05 Handheld Digital Audio Recorder and DP-006 6-Track Digital Multitrack Recorder



Adorama offers the Tascam DR-05 Handheld Digital Audio Recorder for $99.99. Coupon code "1MAYSAVING" cuts it to $64.99 with free shipping. It features an editing function, microSD slot, auto level control, low-cut filter for clear recordings, and loop and variable speed on playback. It's powered by USB or two AA batteries (included).

Also available is the Tascam DP-006 6-Track Digital Multitrack Recorder for $129.99. Coupon code "1JUMP2JUNE" cuts it to $84.99 with free shipping. It features two built-in omnidirectional condenser microphones, two 1/4" TS line inputs, USB, and 1/8" stereo line and headphone outputs. It runs on an AC adapter, four AA batteries, or an external battery pack (not included).

Review: Peak Design Shell Ultralight Camera Cover



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Overview : Protect your camera from water, snow, dust and abrasion, whether it’s in your hands, on the tripod, on your backpack or in your bag. Shell’s unique form-fitting design uses stretchy fabric with a waterproof membrane to keep your camera safe without adding bulk or impeding your workflow. Use Shell with the Capture Camera Clip or any Peak Design strap (sold separately) to keep your camera accessible in any environment.

Features :
  • Custom Fit for Camera & Lens
  • Stretchable Fabric
  • Waterproof Membrane
  • Use with optional Capture Clip or Strap
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