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Press Release: Peak Design Releases Everyday Line V2



Our good friends over at Peak Design has just announced and released revamped designs and new carry styles of the Everyday Line of bags.

The Everyday Line V2, which includes the Everyday Messenger, Everyday Tote, Everyday Sling and Everyday Backpack, directly addresses the most common failure point of every bag—zippers. Peak Design now utilizes Ultrazips, a proprietary zipper technology that employs ultra-high-molecular-weight thermoplastic thread to bind zipper coils to fabric tape. This dramatically increases abrasion resistance and results in zippers that have 20x anti-tear strength compared to regular zippers. Fans of the Everyday Backpack and Everyday Messenger will also enjoy improvements in the look and feel of custom hard-wear such as the Maglatch™ closure system.

Joining the Everyday Line V2 family are the all new Everyday Backpack Zip and the Everyday Totepack. Available in 15L and 20L versions, the Everyday Backpack Zip is a visually and functionally simpler version of its full-featured predecessor, the Everyday Backpack V2. The Everyday Totepack is an attractive and highly functional hybrid that effortlessly handles everyday carry. Padded backpack straps quickly stow away when the Totepack’s padded carry handles are in use, and top and dual side access points allow convenient access to internal organization provided by two, easy-to-configure, FlexFold™ dividers.

The Everyday Line V2 will be available for purchase starting November 25th at Peak Design's websiteAmazon, B&H Photo and Adorama.

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Skylum Software Officially Launches Luminar 4



Skylum Software has officially launched Luminar 4, the next version of their award-winning software and the new version comes with a host of new features and enhancements.

New & Improved Features:
  • NEW: Edit Module
    • A completely redesigned experience that improves the discoverability of tools and simplifies the editing process
  • NEW:AI Sky Replacement
    • Using Skylum’s machine learning technology, Luminar 4 is the first photo editor to offer fully automated sky replacement technology
  • NEW:AI Skin Enhancer
    • Automatically remove skin imperfections like acne, freckles, and moles in addition to smoothing skin
  • NEW: Portrait Enhancer
    • A collection of tools that improve any portrait ina natural yet pleasing way
  • NEW: SmartContrast
    • Easily improve contrast where needed without destroying key details
  • NEW:AI Structure
    • Boosts details where needed without damaging the rest of the photo — without selections, layers, or masks
  • NEW: Color Styles Library (LUT Mapping)
    • Quickly change the color and mood of your photos with cinematic color styles
  • NEW: Luminar Looks
    • Unlock creative options and quickly solve problems with adaptive presets
  • IMPROVED: Stability and performance
  • IMPROVED: Golden Hourfilter
  • IMPROVED: Denoisefilter
  • IMPROVED: Adjustable Gradientfilter
Luminar 4 now costs $89 for new customers / $74 for owners of previous versions of Luminar, you can also save $10 by using the coupon code 1KIND during checkout. Before you commit to purchasing, you can download a fully functioning free trial by navigating to LUMINAR > DOWNLOAD TRIAL.

Learn more about Skylum Luminar 4


Review: Peak Design Travel Packing Cubes



Overview : Compressible, easy to access, and instantly dividable, Peak Design Travel Packing Cubes are functionally and aesthetically unmatched. A unique tear-away zipper lets you access contents quickly, unlike standard packing cubes with U-zip openings. An internal divider lets you separate clean and dirty clothes, and allows each compartment to expand/contract based on its contents. And, an expansion/compression zip provides additional space (from 4.5L to 9L - Small; 8L to 18L - Medium), or the ability to compress contents once packed. Outer shell is a beautiful, self-healing 70D nylon/poly blend.

Available in Small and Medium sizes. Designed for use in any suitcase or bag, and sized to fit perfectly in any bag in the Peak Design Travel Line.

Features :
  • Ultra-fast tear-away main opening
  • Moving divider separates clean/dirty sides
  • Expansion/compression zip provides additional space, plus ability to compress contents once packed
  • Secondary opening via straight zip for dirty clothes storage
  • Top and bottom handles for easy opening
  • Ultralight 100% recycled weatherproof 70D nylon/poly shell with abrasion & rip resistant coating


Syrp Releases Circular Polarizing Filter



Syrp has announced a new Circular Polarizer filter. This new filter will be available in two sizes, either an 82mm (large) or 67mm (small) size. The large filter includes step-up rings for 77mm and 72mm lenses while the small filter comes with adapters for 58mm and 52mm lenses. Also included is a genuine leather case and Syrp Lens cloth.

The Circular Polarizer Filter is constructed from German Schott glass, with an anti-scratch layer, is multi-coated and has a super low reflection rate. The frame is aluminum and as it has a low-profile, can be stacked with other filters if needed.

The Circular Polarizer joins the Variable ND, two filters that are perfectly tuned for use with Syrp’s motion control systems.

Polarizing filters are an essential film-making and photography tool for shooting in harsh light when you want to get that perfect cloud filled beach shot, mountain landscape or glassy water shot. Polarizing filters add contrast and reduce glare in your image this gives you a deeper blue sky, removes harsh reflections in water and enables you to shoot through windows and other surfaces that are creating unwanted reflections and glare.

The Syrp Polarizing Filter range is available for $99.00 (small) and $119.00 (large). You can purchase from Syrp.co directly. B&H Photo and Adorama also carries Syrp filters.



Deal: Outdoor Photographer Magazine for $4/yr



DiscountMags has Outdoor Photographer on sale for $4/yr. Each year gets you 11 issues. You can get 2 years (22 issues) for $8 or 3 years (33 issues) for $12.


Press Release: Datacolor Launches SpyderX Tool Kits



Lawrenceville, New Jersey, USA, June 18, 2019 – Datacolor®, a global leader in color management solutions, announced the launch of two new product bundles for photographers to manage their color workflow: SpyderX Capture Pro and SpyderX Studio. Both include the recently launched SpyderX color calibrator for monitors – the most accurate, fastest (4X faster) and easiest-to-use Spyder, ever.

SpyderX Capture Pro provides all the essentials needed to precisely manage color from image capture through editing, and includes:
  • Spyder LensCal – Calibrate cameras, lenses and DSLR components.
  • Spyder Cube – Set white balance and RAW conversion.
  • Spyder Checkr – Next-level camera color calibration.
  • SpyderX Elite – Professional monitor calibration.
SpyderX Studio is the essential all-in-one photographic workflow solution for precision control from capture, to editing to print, and includes:
  • Spyder Cube – Set white balance and RAW conversion.
  • SpyderX Elite– Professional monitor calibration.
  • Spyder Print – Printer profiling for any printer/ink/paper combination.
Datacolor is kicking off the launch of these two products with a special 20% savings introductory offer. From June 18 through July 14, 2019, you can purchase the SpyderX Capture Pro for $319.99 (reg. $399.99) or the SpyderX Studio for $399.99 (reg. $499.99).

SpyderX Capture Pro and SpyderX Studio can be purchased at spyderx.datacolor.com, Amazon, B&H Photo and Adorama.


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