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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.

Indiegogo: CASE Remote Air: Make Your Camera Smart



We were informed of a new Indiegogo campaign called the CASE Remote Air - Affordable Wifi Control for your DSLR. The Case Remote Air provides wifi control, touch to focus, photo download including RAW and additional features like time lapse, HDR/Bracketing, focus stacking and start and stop video remotely even on older DSLRs. This affordable alternative to the much more expensive Cam Ranger can seriously upgrade your DSLR with some fun features.


You can get the CASE Remote Air for $84. Retail price will be $199. It will be available October 2016.



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The CASE Remote Air is the world’s smallest and most powerful smart camera controller. The CASE Remote Air enables you to wirelessly control your camera with your smartphone or PC. Simply connect the CASE Remote Air through your camera’s USB, and it will generate a WiFi hotspot, that will connect your smartphone or PC to your camera. It is equipped with advanced functions including live-view, parameter editing, HDR, focus-stacking, bulb, time-lapse, video control, and many more.

Remote Live View:
Photography can be dangerous. With the CASE Remote Air, you can live-view your photos directly from your iPad, iPhone or Android devices. This controller also provides other assistive functions, including touch focus, full screen live-view, and assistive scaling.

Live-View on Big Screen:
Do you find yourself squinting at your camera’s tiny preview screen? With the CASE Remote Air, you can remotely capture images, and then immediately view them in full resolution on your mobile device or PC. You can then directly upload and share them using the CASE Remote Air’s WiFi hotspot.

Remote Parameter-Setting:
The CASE Remote Air can help you remotely set your camera parameters from as far away as 55 yards (50 meters). You can remotely set your camera’s aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white Balance, AF, drive/shooting mode (single, continuous, etc.), metering mode, and more. It also allows you to adjust bulb and video control.

Advance Photography Functions:
The CASE Remote Air’s built-in app makes it especially suitable for time lapse photography, HDR, and focus-stacking.

The Best Tool for Focus and Composition:
The CASE Remote Air is your photography assistant, equipped with Peak focus, RGB histogram and grid.

Online Sharing:
The CASE Remote Air allows you to wirelessly control your camera, while maintaining access to your home WiFi or 4G network. You can shoot images, then directly share or upload them through the CASE Air.

Simple Set-Up:
To mount the CASE Remote Air, you only need a hot shoe, 1/4” screw hole and clip. The lightweight CASE Remote Air is easy to carry and transport, and can be used with the CASE Robotic Camera Mount to have total control over shooting angles.


They also offer two powerful CASE Remote Air accessories that help make photography easy.


The CASE Robotic Camera Mount head can be used with the CASE Remote Air, so the user can easily rotate the camera 360 degrees along two axes. The Robotic Mount can also be used to generate panoramas and motion-controlled time-lapse photography.

The CASE tripod is a 100% carbon-fiber photography tripod. It is 26 feet tall, and ideal for professional photographers and enthusiasts interested in aerial photography. Control the entire photography process with the CASE Remote Air, CASE Robotic Camera Mount and CASE tripod.

The CASE Relay Camera Power System offers 'infinite camera power' for most DSLR and mirrorless cameras by Canon, Nikon, Sony and Panasonic. The system works via a DC coupler that plugs into both the camera’s battery port and the Case Relay. The Relay then plugs into either a 5V USB external battery or a wall outlet. The Case Relay, which includes a secondary 1200mAh battery, is a solution for time-lapse photography and other tasks that require uninterrupted, long-lasting power. External battery packs can be swapped without interrupting power, as the Relay's battery will continue to power the camera while the external source is unplugged. CASE Relay is partnership developed with Tether Tools, for more details, please check here.

Kickstarter: Wolffepack Capture: The Ultimate Camera & Access Backpack



We were just informed of a new backpack launching on Kickstarter known as the Wolffepack Capture.

The Wolffepack® uses the world's first orbital trapeze technology in a backpack - the patented expetoSYSTEM® (from the Latin 'I reach') - has been developed by Wolffepack® engineers to provide convenience, comfort and security in an extraordinary way.

The revolutionary design connects the bag to the straps on your shoulders with super strong cords, made from Dyneema and able to pull a load of over 300kg. These cords can be released to allow the pack to separate from the straps and then revolve around the body from back to front. Inspired by technology in the world of yachting and mountaineering, it includes a totally new rope locking and releasing system to enable the user to move the bag where and when they choose. This is wrapped together with custom ergonomics and leading edge backpack design to deliver a great user experience.

Wolffepack® is available in 3 versions: the Capture, for cameras and access, the Metro, designed for urban use and the Escape designed for active use such as skiing, cycling, hiking. RRP for Capture is likely to be around £170 at retail, but is on Kickstarter at £125. The capacity of the Wolffepack® Capture is approximately 26 litres, the Wolffepack® Metro is approximately 22 litres and the Escape is approximately 18 litres.



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Wolffepack Capture: The Ultimate Backpack for Cameras and Access launches on Kickstarter

The award-winning team from Wolffepack have just adapted their unique Wolffepack access system for photography, and are now launching the Wolffepack Capture, the ultimate backpack for cameras and access.

This follows their successful Kickstarter in November 2014 with their first concept, Wolffepack, the world's first Orbital Backpack.

Wolffepack Capture is a revolutionary new camera bag that allows you to swing your gear round to your front whilst still strapped to your back. It offers groundbreaking gains in easier access, better workflow and greater security.

This innovation comes with a unique set of features:
  • Rapid Access: Wolffepack's unique system swings your camera bag swiftly round to your front without unstrapping, for rapid and easy access.
  • Padded Carry: a custom-designed and removable padded pod to hold camera, lenses and accessories that sits inside the top of the backpack. Removing the pod converts the Capture into an access backpack for everyone.
  • Ergonomic Workflow: the top of the bag opens in a clean one-handed single movement, allowing the pod entrance to naturally open in an 'aperture action'. This presents the camera in the perfect position to grab, shoot and replace.
  • Hands-free Platform: Wolffepack's system allows you to stow the bag on your front, creating an ideal platform to work cleanly and hands-free on shooting, lens changes, or reloading storage.
  • Customizable Loading System: with a moveable internal shelf, there are spaces for both camera equipment and everyday gear in 3 different configurations
Wolffepack's radical new concept in backpack design has won an ISPO Award 2016 for product excellence, following its December 2015 Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Design, and its Good Design Award 2015 from the Japan Institute of Design Promotion in November. It has also been nominated for a prestigious 2017 German Design Council Award.

Wolffepack Capture takes camera backpack design to a whole new level. The custom-designed padded pod includes all the pouches and compartments you need to safely carry and organize your camera, lenses and accessories. The customizable loading system stores away your belongings exactly how you need them - the camera pod docked and locked safely in one section, your day gear and belongings tucked away in the other. Alternatively, the 2 compartments can be converted into one large space. Stowing the bag to your front means you can work cleanly and safely without ever needing to put your backpack down on wet or dirty ground.

The ingenious expetoSYSTEM®, a patented orbital trapeze technology that frees the bag to rotate around the body on a super-strong cord system, is now available to the world of photography. It incorporates durable, high-performance materials such as Dyneema cords (15 times stronger than steel), Kevlar and carbon fibre componentry, as well as the latest magnetic catches.

David Wolffe, founder and inventor, said: “Since our Kickstarter success in 2014, we've been inundated with enquiries and requests to design a camera bag. As a photographer myself I always thought we'd produce a design for cameras. Now the Wolffepack Capture is finally here it has come out even better than I imagined."

“The Wolffepack Capture provides fast and easy access, comfort and convenience, not just for photographers but for everyone. It has been crafted with cameras in mind, but offers an innovative hands-free advantage for anyone on-the-go, from the commuter to the hiker, the parent to the traveller. With the camera pod removed, it's the perfect backpack for access for everyone."

The Wolffepack story started with a seed in the mind of David Wolffe, a former Finance Director who quit his corporate career to develop the Wolffepack® backpack. A successful initial campaign on crowdfunding website Kickstarter to boost the first production run of the Wolffepack® reached 157% of its funding goal and generated preorders in 28 countries.

Deal: Manfrotto 190Go! 4-Section Aluminum Tripod



Adorama offers the Manfrotto 190Go! 4-Section Aluminum Tripod in Black from $169.88. Enter your email address here to get a get a unique coupon code that drops starting prices to $109.88 plus, these orders receive free shipping. The tripod features a 90° center column, twist-lock legs, and four leg position angles. The deals, with prices after coupon:

Deal: Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse



As one of its daily deals, Amazon offers the Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse, model no. 910-004337, for $69.99 with free shipping. It features a speed-adaptive scroll wheel and thumb wheel and customizable buttons. Deal ends today.

I've been using this mouse on both my desktop and Macbook Pro and its by far the best mouse I've used. I use this for normal web browsing, MS Office to video/photo editing. Not to mention, I can connect the mouse to up to three computers.

Deal: Manfrotto Carbon Fiber Tripods



B&H Photo Video offers a selection of Manfrotto 190Go! carbon fiber tripods, with prices starting at $219.88, as listed below. Adorama matches these prices via coupon code "120MOREOFF". Plus, each items bags free shipping. Deal ends July 16. The deals:

Manfrotto 190Go! Carbon Fiber Tripod for $219.88 (same at Adorama; low by $120)
Manfrotto 190Go! Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit w/ 3-Way Head for $269.88 (same at Adorama; low by $120)
Manfrotto 190Go! Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit w/ Ball Head for $269.88 (same at Adorama; low by $120)

Press Release: MindShift Gear Releases Moose Peterson Backpacks



Our friends at MindShift Gear just announced an exciting new collaboration with renowned outdoor photographer Moose Peterson. Working with MindShift’s award-winning designers, Moose’s three classic backpacks have been upgraded and rereleased. The original “Moose Ears” design with auto-close compartment flaps protects the interior from dust, spray, and wind. The three compartment system allows you to keep lenses attached, providing the quickest way to access gear. The tuck-away harness system with removable waistbelt easily allows you to streamline your bag when loading it in a train, plane or automobile (MP-1 & MP-3 only). They are sized for carry-on, allowing you to get the maximum amount of gear on the plane. As always, MindShift offers free shipping on all orders.

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SANTA ROSA, CALIF. – Working in partnership with renowned wildlife photographer Moose Peterson, MindShift Gear has updated the three classic Moose Peterson backpacks. Initially designed for wildlife and safari photographers, the backpacks feature a three-compartment layout that helps protect their gear from the elements.

The Moose Pack series is available in three sizes: MP-1, MP-3 and the smallest, the MP-7. The backpacks can carry up to three DSLR camera bodies with telephoto lenses attached—up to 600mm f/4. This strategy enables photographers to be ready to capture wildlife at any distance without changing lenses or exposing the sensor to the elements. The backpacks also feature the same innovative “Moose Ear” flaps that close automatically, protecting camera gear from dust and debris common in wildlife photography. And because nature photographers often travel to remote locations, the packs are designed to meet airline carry on requirements, and even fit in the overhead compartment of the smallest regional jets.

Moose Peterson is a recognized Nikon USA Ambassador, Lexar Elite Photographer, recipient of the John Muir Conservation Award, and Research Associate with the Endangered Species Recovery Program. He also shares his knowledge through writing, being published in over 143 magazines worldwide, authoring 28 books including Photographic FUNdementals and Taking Flight and Captured, and lecturing across the country to thousands of photographers. As one of the original Nikon shooters to receive the D1 in 1999, Moose became the first wildlife photographer to shoot strictly digital.

“Moose Peterson backpacks are renowned for serving the needs of traveling photographers,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo’s CEO and lead designer. “It has been a joy collaborating with him on bringing these classic designs back to the marketplace. While their design and materials have been enhanced, the designs of all three backpacks retain Moose’s original vision.”

KEY FEATURES
  • Original 1998 ‘Moose Ears’ design with auto-close compartment flaps protect the interior from dust, spray, wind, etc.
  • Three compartment system allows you to keep lenses attached providing the quickest way to access gear
  • Tuck-away harness system with removable waistbelt easily allows you to streamline your bag when loading it in a train, plane or automobile (MP-1 & MP-3 only)
  • Sized for carry-on, allowing you to get the maximum amount of gear on the plane
  • Long glass carrying solution with body attached
  • Tripod/monopod mounting system on side and front
  • Flap guard protects front zippers
  • Highest quality RC Fuse YKK zippers, 600D and 420D nylon construction for long-lasting durability and strength
  • Dual-density foam padded shoulder harness, cushioned with air mesh
  • Zippered side pockets fit full-sized flashes (MP-7 only)
  • Stretch water bottle pocket fits 32 oz. water bottle
  • Robust zipper pulls are easily gripped with or without gloves
  • Seam-sealed rain cover/drop cloth included protects against rain and dust
GEAR CAPACITY
Moose Peterson MP-7 V2.0
  • Holds 1 gripped body attached to 70–200mm f/2.8 and two ungripped bodies with primes attached, two flashes and accessories
  • Or, holds 1 gripped body and one ungripped body with 70–200mm f/2.8, 24–70mm f/2.8, 14–24mm f/2.8 (or 16–35mm f/2.8), a 2x teleconverter, two flashes and accessories
  • Maximum lens size: 200mm f/2 attached to a gripped body
Moose Peterson MP-3 V2.0
  • 3 gripped DSLRs with lenses attached, 1–2 additional lenses and 1–2 flashes and accessories
  • Or, 3 gripped bodies and 1 ungripped body detached from lenses, 4–5 standard zoom lenses, 1–2 flashes, a 2x teleconverter and accessories
  • Maximum lens size: Holds 600mm f/4 detached or 500mm f/4 lens attached to a gripped body
Moose Peterson MP-1 V2.0
  • 3 gripped DSLRs with lenses attached,3–5 additional lenses, 2x teleconverter,1–2 flashes and accessories
  • Or, 3 gripped bodies and 1 ungripped body detached from lenses, 7–8 standard zoom lenses, 1–2 flashes, a 2x teleconverter and accessories
  • Maximum lens size: Holds 800mm detached
MATERIALS
Exterior: For superior water resistance, all exterior fabric has a durable water-repellant coating, plus the underside of the fabric has a polyurethane coating. The backpacks also feature highest-quality abrasion-resistant YKK® RC-Fuse zippers, 420D velocity nylon, 600D polyester, 1680D ballistic nylon, 320G DuraStretch mesh, nylon webbing, 350G airmesh, nylon webbing, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

Interior: high-density velex, 210D silver-toned nylon lining, hexa mesh pockets, high-density closed- cell foam, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Moose Peterson MP-7 V2.0
  • External Dimensions: 15” W x 15.5” H x 8” D (38.1 x 39.4 x 20.3 cm)
  • Large Camera Compartment: 5.3” W x 14” H x 6.5” D (13.5 x 35.5 x 16.5 cm)
  • Small Camera Compartments (each): 5” W x 6.3” H x 6.5” D (12.5 x 16 x 16.5 cm)
  • Weight: 2.5–3.3 lbs. (1.1–1.5 kg) (Lower weight excludes all dividers and accessories)
Moose Peterson MP-3 V2.0
  • External Dimensions: 14” W x 20” H x 8” D (35.5 x 50.8 x 20.3 c m)
  • Large Camera Compartment: 6.8” W x 18” H x 6.8” D (17.3 x 46 x 17.3 cm)
  • Small Camera Compartments (each): 6” W x 8.5” H x 6.8” D (15 x 21.5 x 17.3 cm)
  • Weight: 3.2–4.6 lbs. (1.5–2.1 kg) (Lower weight excludes all dividers and accessories)
Moose Peterson MP-1 V2.0
  • External Dimensions: 14” W x 23” H x 8” D (35.5 x 58.4 x 20.3 c m)
  • Large Camera Compartment: 6.8” W x 21.8” H x 6.8” D (17.3 x 55. 4 x 17.3 cm)
  • Small Camera Compartments (each): 6” W x 10” H x 6.75” D (15 x 25 x 17 cm)
  • Weight: 3.7–5.1 lbs. (1.7–2.3 kg) (Lower weight excludes all dividers and accessories)

Deal: FREE $10 Credit When You Buy $50 in Amazon Gift Cards



Happy Prime Day! Today only, Prime members can get $10 in Amazon promotional credit by purchasing at least $50 in Amazon.com Gift Cards. Just click the yellow "Click to add the code to your account" button or enter coupon code GCPRIME16, and add a qualifying gift card to your cart. This offer is valid today only, July 12, 2016, and while supplies last. Limit one per customer.

A $10 promotional credit will be applied to your account within two days after your qualifying gift card purchase ships. Credit is valid on items sold and shipped by Amazon.com and expires on August 27, 2016. For complete promotion terms and conditions, please scroll down on this page.

Deal: Manfrotto Allegra 10 Camera Messenger Bag



B&H Photo Video offers the Manfrotto Allegra 10 Camera Messenger Bag in Black, model no. MB SV-MM-10BB, for $14.88 with free shipping. It features a thermoformed vault for storing a DSLR or mirrorless camera with attached zoom lens and additional lens, padded compartment for tablets up to 11", and additional pockets for accessories and personal items.

Deal: Adobe Creative Cloud Photography 1-Year Plan



Amazon offers the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Digital Subscription 1-Year Plan for $7.49 per month ($89.88 total for the year). That's $2.50 per month ($30 per year) less than you'd pay for this service direct from Adobe. It provides access to Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom desktop, mobile, and web.

Indiegogo: FLM CP-Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod



FLM is proud to announce its new CP-Travel tripod, a 5-section ultra-compact tripod designed to go anywhere and to support just about any camera gear. The CP-Travel features 10x carbon fiber tubes, with 26mm tubes at the top, a maximum load of 10kg (22 lbs.), and a folded length of only 39cm (15.3”). It offers the ultimate combination of stability and portability.

Full Specifications:
  • Name: CP-Travel
  • Materials: interwoven 10X carbon fiber, aluminum apex
  • Leg Sections: 5
  • Leg section diameter: 26mm, 22mm, 19mm, 16mm, 12mm
  • Weight: 1,28 kg (2.83 lbs)
  • Load capacity: 10kg (22 lbs.)
  • Max height w/center post: 142cm (55.9"), w/o centre post: 122cm (48.1")
  • Max height w/center post & CB-38FTR/QRP-50 ball head: 152,7 cm (60.1")
  • Min. Height: 11,5 cm (4.5")
  • Folded length: 39cm (15.3")
  • Folded diameter (at widest point): 9,8cm (3.8")
  • Head platform diameter: 5,2 cm (2.04")
  • Feet: rubber safety feet w/steel spikes (interchangeable)
  • Leg locks: safety-stop rubber and aluminum
The CP-Travel is available now for pre-order at a very special price on Indiegogo. Early bird pricing starts at $425. It will be available in retail stores in October 2016.

To order your tripod, visit: https://igg.me/at/flmtripod/x/11127085

Full specs are here: http://www.flmcanada.com/cp-travel-tripod---new.html

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