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Kickstarter: Platypod Platyball Ergo and Elite Tripod Heads



Our good friends over at Platypod just launched their latest product on Kickstarter called Platyball. The Platyball is an inverted ball head with some really interesting design choices and features such as replacing knobs with buttons and bubble levels with a much more modern LED-based leveling system.

The Platyball Ergo's inverted design is made up of three elements: a stainless steel-reinforced 3/8-inch tripod socket, an Arca-Swiss compatible quick-release clamp with a twist-locking collar and safety button, a built-in panning turntable with a locking wheel and 360° markings/indicator arrows, supports payload of up to 22lbs (10kg), and (of course) a bottom-mounted ball-head that uses “progressive variable tension locking and unlocking buttons” instead of your typical knobs that are found on conventional ball heads.

With the Elite version, you also get “a patented and incredibly accurate LED-based leveling indicator that makes it stand out from other ball heads on the market.” The level uses a standard A23 alkaline battery for power, works in any orientation, and features three brightness levels so you can use it in a variety of lighting conditions.

The Platyball is currently available on Kickstarter for $199 for the Ergo model or $249 for the Elite with the LED level with shipments going out March 2021. For an extra $20 (Ergo - $219 or Elite - $269), you can get your Platyball December 2020.



Think Tank Photo Introduces Retrospective 4 V2.0 Shoulder Bag



As part of Think Tank Photo's Retrospective V2.0 shoulder bag series, the new Retrospective 4 V2.0 is sized for Rangefinder and Mirrorless camera systems such as Leica, Sony and Fujifilm.

With its classic canvas look, this soft, form-fitting bag offers the essential Retrospective V2.0 features, including sound silencers, padded shoulder strap, customizable dividers (with smartphone pocket) and metal hardware, now in a discreet, compact size.

KEY FEATURES
  • Soft and form-fitting with minimalist outer appearance
  • DWR treated 100% cotton canvas exterior with metal hardware
  • Hook-and-loop “Sound Silencers” offer discretion when needed
WHAT FITS
  • Standard DSLR body
  • Mirrorless System
  • 24–70mm f/2.8 detached
Purchase it through this link to receive a free Think Tank product and free U.S. shipping on all orders over $50.


Think Tank Photo Introduces the Urban Access Sling Bags



The Urban Access Sling bag from Think Tank Photo enables you to get to your gear quickly without taking off the pack. Innovative “Slings Both Ways” functionality allows you sling the bag over your left or right shoulder, depending on your preference. By simply switching the shoulder strap to either side of the bag, you can adjust the load for greater comfort on long outings. Panels on both sides provide access to your camera without having to take the pack off or reposition the dividers.

WHAT FITS
  • Urban Access 8: 1 ungripped Mirrorless body with 2–3 lenses and 8” tablet.
  • Urban Access 10: 1 ungripped DSLR or Mirrorless body with 2–5 lenses and 10” tablet.
Purchase it through this link to receive a free Think Tank product and free U.S. shipping on all orders over $50.


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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Continue reading for full press release.


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


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