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Indiegogo: SLICK - Motorized GoPro Stabilizer

Back in May, we posted about the StabCam. Since than, it's been renamed to SLICK. Slick is an innovative GoPro stabilizer that lets you capture smooth videos hands-free. Using standard GoPro mounts, you can attach Slick to any of your favorite accessories -- like a helmet, a pole, a dog, a chest mount, a drone or a surf board!

Kickstarter: CaptureLENS and Lens Kit Added to Everyday Messenger Bag

Peak Design just introduced the CaptureLENS and Lens Kit, 2 new products that are the best camera lens carry and quick-change system ever made. And to celebrate, they're launching them exclusively on Kickstarter in conjunction with their Everyday Messenger Bag.

So what is the difference between the CaptureLENS and Lens Kit?
  • CaptureLENS: Lens Kit lens adapter + a standard Capture clip (no plate, just the clip). CaptureLENS is for people who don't already own a Capture clip, or want an additional Capture clip so they can carry a camera and a lens at the same time.
  • Lens Kit: Just the lens adapter, no clip. Lens Kit is for people who already own a Capture clip. Note that Lens Kit works with all versions of Capture.
Currently, it supports 3 types of interchangeable lenses: Canon (EF and EF-S-mounts), Nikon (F-mount) and Sony (E and EF-mounts).

This is only available through Kickstarter when you pledge for the Everyday Messenger Bag. The CaptureLENS is $80 additional and the Lens Kit is $40 additional. It will be shipped separately from the bag as it has a different production schedule. The target date is to start shipping sometime December 2015 but some backers won't receive it until early 2016.

But don't worry if you're not backing the Everyday Messenger Bag. You'll still be able to purchase the CaptureLENS and Lens Kit outside of Kickstarter. Peak Design expects the CaptureLENS will retail for $90 and Lens Kit will retail for $50. Essentially saving $10 each when you preorder.

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Press Release: Kickstarter - GoWorx FreeRide Smartphone Mount

Our friends over at GoWorx has just launched a new product on Kickstarter called the FreeRide - a versatile and fully adjustable Smartphone Mount that enables you to simply and securely attach your Smartphone (with or without a case) to pretty much anything, anywhere! The FreeRide Smartphone Mount features both of the world's most popular camera mounting systems:

(1) You're free to directly connect your Smartphone to any mount or accessory designed for GoPro® HERO cameras, including existing GoWorx products (GoKnuckles review and Original Handle review)!

(2) The included tripod adapter allows you to attach your Smartphone to any traditional camera mount (with universal ¼”-20 threads).

Retail price is $30 for the mount if you already own a GoKnuckles and Original Handle. If you don't you can purchase the FreeRide with the GoKnuckles or Original Handle with it.

Continue reading for full press release.

FreeRide Smartphone Mount - ​Unlock your Smartphone’s creative potential.

The GoWorx team hacks the GoPro® accessory market for smartphone Asheville, NC - August, 25 2014 - GoWorx, a leading manufacturer of creative camera accessories for the action-adventure industries launches ‘FreeRide’ - an innovative Smartphone Mount from a company that continues to push the edge in both design and function.

FreeRide, is a versatile and fully adjustable Smartphone Mount that enables you to simply and securely attach your Smartphone (with or without a case) to pretty much anything, anywhere. The FreeRide Smartphone Mount features both of the world's most popular camera mounting systems, which unlocks thousands of ways to mount and use your Smartphone to capture your life creatively:

(1) Direct connection to any mount or accessory designed for GoPro® HERO cameras:
  • Unlock your Smartphone’s creative potential - choose from thousands of mounting possibilities on the market
  • Capture additional angles alongside your GoPro® HERO camera to take your filmmaking to the next level
  • Use your Smartphone as a mountable touch-screen display to view and control the GoPro® Smartphone App
  • Use your Smartphone with existing mounts designed by GoWorx®
(2) Universal Tripod Adapter for traditional camera mounts:
  • Secure your Smartphone to any camera gear or equipment featuring the industry standard 1⁄4”-20 adapter
  • Use your lightest and most portable camera (your Smartphone!) with your favorite professional camera mounts
  • Leverage your Smartphone's awesome camera featureslike Slow Motion and Time Lapse to their fullest extent
“We asked hundreds of photographers, cinematographers, and action-adventure enthusiasts about the cameras, mounts, and accessories in their bag(s).” said Ryan Klinger, CEO of GoWorx. “Everyone’s shooting photos and videos with their Smartphone, but no one had the ability to connect them to the GoPro® and traditional camera mounts they already owned. FreeRide unlocks your Smartphone’s creative potential - we're finding exciting and unexpected applications every day.”

Review: Anker 2nd Gen Astro3 12000mAh Portable Charger Backup External Battery Pack

Overview : PowerIQ™: Full speed charging. Every device, every time.
Not all charging ports are created equal. Standard ports only charge Apple OR Android devices at full speed. Our solution? Triple smart port, powered by PowerIQ™ technology, intelligently identifies your device and speaks the language it needs for full speed charging. Coupled with an industry-leading 4 Amp output, charge multiple devices all at full speed.

Packed with power.
We figure, the more power, the better. Packed with 12000mAh of juice, and featuring an energy efficiency rate 10% above previous generation Astros and many current standard alternatives, the new Astro3 charges the iPhone six times and large-capacity phones like the Galaxy S4 almost four times.

Double take.
Chic and minimalistic, the new Astro3 may feel reserved at first. But, a friendly "shake" reveals its warm inner light to display the power level or begin your charge. Generous, cool, and delightfully intuitive, the new Astro3 is perfect for your next adventure, or just the daily grind.

For optimal use.
- For simultaneous, max-speed charging of your Astro and other devices, check out Anker's new 25W 5-Port Wall Charger.
- To ensure complete safety and best performance, we strongly recommend using your device’s original cable, a third-party certified cable (such as MFI) or our included cable.
- Compatible with all Apple and Android smartphones, tablets and other USB-charged devices. The iPod nano, Asus tablets (not include the Nexus 7), the LG G2 and some GPS and Bluetooth devices are not supported.

Features :
  • One smart charging port, powered by PowerIQTM technology, intelligently identifies each connected device and speaks its language - guaranteeing the fastest charge time for EVERY device. Two additional ports charges Android smartphones at full speed. (Max speed of 4 Amps among 3 ports).
  • 12000 mAh of capacity and an energy efficiency rate 10% above previous generation Astros and many current standard alternatives charges the iPhone six times and large-capacity phones like the Galaxy S4 almost four times.
  • A "shake" starts a charge or displays the remaining power level. The ultra-low power consumption (100000 shakes consume less than 1%) 10-LED power meter balances accuracy and aesthetics.
  • Sturdy construction and matte finish withstand bumps and drops. Grade A cells and premium chips ensure reliability. Input: 5V / 1.5A; Use a 1.5A adapter (not included) with the included USB cable for the fastest charging time (9 hours).
  • Package contents: Anker® 2nd Generation Astro3 External Battery, webbed travel bag, micro USB cable, user manual. (Apple adapters and Samsung 30-pin adapter not included)
Specifications :
  • Capacity: 12000 mAh / 3.7V
  • Input: 5V / 1.5A
  • Smart Output: 5V / 2.4A (min 50mA)
  • Universal Output: 5V / 4A (min 50mA)
  • Total Output: 5V / 4A
  • Dimensions: 4.4″ x 3.3″ x 1.0″ (111 x 83 x 26mm)
  • Weight: 11 oz. / 300 g

Deal: Popular Photography Magazine - 1 Year for $5 from Amazon

Amazon has 1 Year Popular Photography for $5 or you can renew 1 Year for $5.

The first print issue should arrive in 6-10 weeks.

Review: BounceLite Flash Modifier Softbox

Overview : Bouncelite is designed by a photographer for photographers.

It gives versatility when shooting in challenging lighting conditions and gives control when mixing flash with daylight and artificial light sources.

Features :
  • Mini Softbox
  • Light spill controlling door
  • Fully adjustable reflective white card
  • Quickly changing filter system
  • Flexible, robust mounting
  • Fits most tilt and rotate flash heads

Deal: Popular Photography Magazine - 1 Year for $4.70

DiscountMags has 1-Year of Popular Photography Magazine for $13.97 - $9.27 w/coupon code 24731 = $4.70.

Note, you may purchase up to 3 years at the discount rate.

Deal: SanDisk Ultra 64GB microSDXC Memory Card

Amazon offers Prime members the SanDisk Ultra 64GB UHS-I Class 10 microSDXC Memory Card, model no. SDSDQUAN-064G-G4A, for $22.99 with free shipping. (Non-members can spend $35 or more to qualify for free shipping; otherwise, shipping costs $8.)

Deal: Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Camera w/ Printer

B&H Photo Video offers the Canon EOS 7D Mark II 20.2-Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Body, model no. 9128B002, bundled with the Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Inkjet Printer, model no. 6228B002, and Canon SG-201 13x19" Semi-Gloss Photo Paper Plus 50-Pack, model no. 1686B064, for $1,599. This $350 mail-in rebate cuts that to $1,249 with free shipping. The camera features a 3" LCD, 1080p HD recording at 60 fps, 65-point auto-focus system, and USB 3.0. The printer features a 4800x2400 dpi maximum print resolution, up to 13x19" wide-format printing, PictBridge, Ethernet, and USB. Rebate ends August 29.

Register for Canon EXPO 2015 in New York City - LIMITED TIME

Every 5 years, Canon U.S.A. has their own tradeshow. If you have the time or happen to be in the New York City area, Canon U.S.A. (@canonusaimaging) has opened up registration to the public for their Canon EXPO that takes place in New York City from September 10-11, 2015 at the Javits Convention Center.

Registration is limited to the first 100 registrants by using access code TWG15CGT to register. You must be 18+.
Canon is bringing together our most powerful products, most cutting-edge innovations and most inspirational ideas for one incredible exhibition. It’s a showcase of the ways we strive to improve the lives of all who interact with our brand. From homes to universities, businesses to hospitals, and stadiums to movie sets Canon EXPO 2015 New York is your rare chance to see impossible for yourself.
You can register by going to this link HERE.

Review: Custom SLR Dual Camera Glide Strap

Overview : Instantly access two cameras at one time without straps getting in the way. The Dual Camera Strap combines the superior comfort of our Split Strap Technology™ with the ease of use of our Glide One Straps to bring you a dual camera harness system. Now you can switch between cameras without wasting time digging into your bag or changing straps. The Split Strap Technology™ evenly distributes weight across your neck and shoulders and makes your load feel lighter. The neoprene back pad provides cushioned comfort at a common pressure point, and the silicone print underneath the shoulder pads ensures straps stay in place. With a sternum strap for added stability, the Dual Strap ensures your two cameras rest securely at your side without bumping into each other. And with its secure connections, the only thing you’ll need to worry about is what shot you’ll capture next.

Existing users of the Glide One Strap can purchase the Dual Camera Strap Kit to convert two Glide One Straps (not included) into one dual camera harness system.

Strap length is adjustable up to 70” and fits most users. Maximum weight: 16 lbs. The Dual Strap can also be split up and used as two separate Glide One straps.

Features :
  • Dual Camera Harness System: Enables instant access to two cameras at once without strap interference
  • Split Strap Technology™: Distributes weight evenly to reduce pain/fatigue and provides superior ventilation
  • Camera sits at your side and glides up the strap, allowing you to take pictures quickly
  • Silicone Print: Reduces slippage
  • Unique Ergonomic Design: Conforms to shoulder for unparalleled comfort
  • Universal Fit: Compatible with any camera and fits most users

Press Release: Nikon Announces 3 New Lenses: Nikkor 24mm f/1.8G ED, 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR and 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

Nikon has announced 3 new lenses, the AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR, the AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.8G ED, and the AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR.

Nikon's updated 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR with electromagnetic diaphragm and vibration reduction technologies will be at the top of many photographers want list. Nikon's 24mm f/1.8G ED fills the gap between the 20mm and the 28mm variants of the same range. The 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR gives photographers a combination of extreme affordability and extra reach, despite its narrower wide end.

You can place your preorder from the following authorized retailers:

AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR ($2,396.95): Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama

AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR ($1,396.95): Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama

AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED ($749.95): Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama

Continue reading for full press release.

The NIKKOR Legacy Thrives: Three New Nikon Lenses Put Performance and New Perspectives in Focus

MELVILLE, NY – Today, Nikon Inc. announced three exciting new NIKKOR lenses for professional and enthusiast photographers. The new AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR is the evolution of one of Nikon’s most popular pro lenses, improving upon its versatility and image quality. Nikon has also announced two additional new lens options, including the lightweight AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR, a super-telephoto zoom that gives FX and DX-format photographers incredible reach in a compact size. The AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED is the latest addition to Nikon’s popular line of f/1.8 fixed focal length lenses and is ideal for those seeking a sharp, fast-aperture prime lens.“These three very different lenses are representative of the diverse range of Nikon photographers, but they all provide the most vibrant, sharp images and HD video possible; with color and clarity that only genuine NIKKOR optics can deliver,” said Masahiro Horie, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc.

AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR

Look into the bag of nearly any Nikon-wielding pro and you will find Nikon’s iconic 24-70mm f/2.8, and with good reason; this lens’ versatility and image quality has made it an essential workhorse lens for every type of shooter. The new AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR improves upon its respected predecessor in nearly every aspect, adding the best Nikon lens technologies to create an essential optic. An exciting evolution to come to this lens is the much-anticipated addition of Nikon’s Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization technology. With up to four stops of image stabilization*, the new 24-70mm f/2.8 VR is ready to tackle the challenging light of a wedding ceremony or on-the-spot news, while Tripod Mode helps to banish blur for landscape shooters. VR is also a huge benefit to filmmakers shooting handheld or on a rig who already appreciate the lens’ depth-of-field control and precise sharpness.

The new NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8 utilizes Nikon’s Electromagnetic Aperture control, which allows for consistent exposures during high speed bursts of shooting. This lens also improves upon image quality with new optical construction to provide clarity and consistently sharp images, and is ideal for capturing portraits, landscapes and weddings. For nearly any assignment in any kind of light, the combination of a fast f/2.8 constant maximum aperture and useful zoom range make this lens the choice of many professionals. A first for NIKKOR lenses, a new Aspherical Extra-Low Dispersion (ASP/ED) element is paired with traditional aspherical, ED and High-Refractive Index (HRI) elements for a thrilling new level of optical precision. Photos and videos take on a beautiful balance of sharpness and subtle blur effects, virtually free of flare, ghosting, coma and chromatic aberration throughout the frame. Nikon’s exclusive Nano Crystal Coat is also employed to further reduce instances of ghosting and flare.

The new lens construction enhances durability and image quality, while retaining the overall balance and handling that made this a favorite of photographers in the first place. The lens is sealed and gasketed against the elements, and now features a fluorine coating on the front and rear element to make it easier to remove dirt, moisture and smudges from the lens surface. The optical formula consists of 20 elements in 16 groups, while a 9-blade diaphragm helps to create a pleasing, natural out of focus area with beautiful bokeh. Additionally, the AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR features a new filter diameter of 82mm and will accept the new Nikon CPL2 Circular Polarizer and 82mm NC (Neutral Color) filters.

AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

The new Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR is an exhilarating new lens option, giving enthusiast FX and DX-format photographers the ability to go further with amazing zoom power and tack-sharp clarity. This compact super-telephoto zoom is ideal for bringing distant subjects closer, including birds, sports, wildlife and motorsports. This lens opens the doors for a fresh new perspective; with a maximum reach of 500mm on FX-format Nikon cameras and a staggering 750mm equivalent reach on DX-format cameras. With a maximum aperture of f/5.6, photographers have the ability to fill much of the frame with their subject and create a pleasing background blur, even in challenging light. This lens also features Nikon’s Electromagnetic Aperture for consistent exposures, as well as VR with 4.5 stops of image stabilization. Additionally, the VR features Sport Mode, which is well-suited for capturing vibrant, sharp images of distant subjects at high frame rates or when panning with fast-moving action. The lens also lets users focus as close as 7.2 ft. throughout the entire focal range, for when a decisive play comes closer than expected, or capturing intricate details of nature.

Whether spending all day at an air race or in the field, the new NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6 is surprisingly lightweight at only 5 lbs 1.2 oz. (2300 grams) including the tripod collar, making this lens easy to use handheld for extended periods. Photographers looking for even more reach can increase the zoom power using an optional compatible Nikon 1.4x, 1.7x or 2x E series Teleconverters** to capture even the most distant subjects.

The new AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR’s optical formula features three ED elements to enhance sharpness and minimize chromatic aberration. A 9-blade aperture provides a desirable, smooth bokeh, while Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor technology helps to quickly and quietly achieve critical focus. The filter diameter of the new 200-500mm lens is 95mm, and Nikon will also offer optional 95mm NC (Neutral Color) and the 95mm Circular Polarizer CPL2 filters.

AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED

The AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED is the latest addition to the exceptional system of NIKKOR f/1.8 primes, and provides enthusiast photographers with a fast wide-angle prime lens that’s both lightweight and affordable. This new lens lets photographers immerse viewers into landscapes, interiors and architecture with amazing clarity and minimal distortion, while a fast maximum aperture delivers superb bokeh and excellent low-light ability. Whether a photographer’s passion is capturing environmental portraits or the delicious details of a meal, this lens creates a dramatic separation between subject and background.

The new NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8 complements Nikon’s high-resolution DSLRs and provides amazing image quality thanks to Nikon lens technologies including Nikon’s exclusive Nano Crystal Coat. Additionally, this compact lens features ED and Aspherical lens elements for extreme sharpness while minimizing ghosting and flare.

Price and Availability
The new AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR will be available in late August for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $2399.95***. The AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR will be available in mid-September for the SRP $1399.95***. The new AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED will be available in mid-September for the SRP of 749.95***. For more information on these new NIKKOR lenses as well as other Nikon products, please visit

*Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when FX-format compatible lenses are attached to a FX-format digital SLR camera and zoom lenses are set at the maximum telephoto position.

**Compatible with TC-14E series teleconverters (AF is only available when used with DSLR cameras that offer f/8 support. These include: D4, D4S, Df, D600, D610, D750, D800, D800E, D810, D810A, D7100, D7200). Compatible with TC-17E and TC-20E series teleconverters (AF not possible).

***SRP (Suggested Retail Price) listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change

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