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Press Release: Think Tank Releases Emergency Rain Covers and Lens Case Duo

Our friends at Think Tank Photo have released two new concepts in camera gear protection. The Emergency Rain Covers, that come in two sizes, are small, lightweight, fast-deploying protective covers you can have on hand when weather conditions change swiftly and you need to protect your bodies and lenses.

The Lens Case Duos are protective lens sleeves that can be used both when transporting your lenses in transit and while shooting. They are available in a range of sizes to fit most DSLR and Mirrorless lenses.

Don’t forget that when you use these special URLs you will receive free gear and free shipping on all orders over $50.

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Press Release: Gudsen Introduces Moza Air 2 Gimbal

As technology advances and new motorized gimbals are being released. Ever since the release of the Zhiyun Crane 2 offering the ability to carry 3.2kg payload, the competition to one up each other is heating up. Gudsen released the MOZA Air to match it, followed by DJI's Ronin-S, which can handle 3.6kg with new angled motor placement. Now, Gudsen has announced the new MOZA Air 2 which takes a whopping 4.2kg.

The new MOZA Air 2 weighs 1.4kg itself and is 100g lighter than the DJI Ronin-S (reviewers have said that the Ronin-S is a heavy gimbal), while the Crane 2 is 1.25kg. The 1.4kg MOZA Air 2 is heavier than its predecessor which weighed in at 1.1kg.

In addition to load capacity, the MOZA Air 2 has increased battery life over the MOZA Air going from 12 hours to 16 hours on a single charge. The gimbal can also power Nikon, Canon, Sony and Panasonic cameras as well. There is also a follow focus wheel on the MOZA Air 2 which seems to a standard these days. And it also comes with 8 follow modes. It seems like they're rather accurate, too, claiming a 0.05-0.1° deviation when in motion, and 0.01-0.03° deviation when static.

There's built in Bluetooth, 2.4Ghz wireless, and a USB Type-C socket. As with most gimbals these days, it utilizes the popular Manfrotto 501PL style tripod plate and will be compatible with MOZA wireless control system (iFOCUS, remote controller and thumb controller).

I have been following Gudsen's Instagram page where they have been posting teasers. Once it was revealed that it was the MOZA Air 2, they teased about pricing...the pricing is $599! It will be available for purchase starting today, September 17.

Overall, it seems like the MOZA Air 2 should be pretty solid and very heavy duty upgrade over its predecessor. There’s no word on a price or exact release date yet, but if you want to find out more, head on over to the Gudsen website.

In the mean time, take a look at our MOZA Air video and our review. We're going to try and get one to bring you a full unboxing and overview of the new gimbal.

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Press Release & Preorder: Skylum Software Aurora HDR 2019

You can now preorder Aurora HDR 2019, the world’s most popular HDR software. When you preorder, you qualify for a ton of bonus content. Also, use the coupon code “1KIND” at checkout for additional savings.

About Aurora HDR 2019:

Skylum’s Quantum HDR Engine harnesses the power of AI for a more streamlined editing experience than ever before. It reduces burned-out colors, loss of contrast, noise and unnatural lighting caused by halos and unstable deghosting.

The Quantum HDR Engine has taken three years to create within Skylum’s AI lab, and contains the vast knowledge of the development team paired with artificial intelligence to bring you seamless HDR editing, be it with a single image or multiple bracketed shots.

Skylum’s developers tested thousands of bracketed shots through a neural network, and used the results to develop the technology needed for creating incredible HDR photographs – whether it’s real estate, landscape, cityscape or any other type of HDR photography.

Here are the most essential changes:
  • New Quantum HDR Engine
  • LUTs support with 11 New Integrated LUTs
  • Photoshop plugins support
  • New HDR Smart Structure filter for realistic and artefact-free structure (can be found in the new HDR Enhance filter)
  • Presets are now called ‘Aurora HDR Looks’
  • Improved Adjustable Gradient filter with new sliders for Shadows and Highlights added
  • Improved HDR Details Boost Effect ( the photo is shown in high-resolution while fine-tuning the filter)
Offer Availability:

Aurora HDR 2019 is available for pre-order on September, 12, and released on October, 4.

Pre-Order Pricing:
  • Current users may upgrade at a price of $49 USD ($59 USD MSRP)
  • New users can purchase Aurora HDR 2019 at a price of $89 USD ($99 MSRP)
Pre-Order Bonuses:
  • Video Tutorial: Getting the Most from Aurora HDR 2019 by Trey Ratcliff
  • Landscape Photography Handbook by David Johnston
  • Burning Moods LUTs by Richard Harrington
  • Exclusive interior Aurora Looks by Richard Harrington
  • 3-month 500px Pro membership
  • $300 USD OFF a multi-day Iceland Photo Tours

Kickstarter: Lumapod - Ultra-Compact Tripod

We were contacted by a company called Lumapod about their new Kickstarter campaign for ultra-compact tripod called the Lumapod. They say it is the fastest tripod and quicker to set up than your conventional tripod...all it takes is 4 seconds!

Two sizes are offered: Lumapod Go85 is geared towards smaller gear such as smartphones and action cameras and can support up to 1kg / 2.2lbs. The Lumapod Go120 is for bigger setups such as mirrorless and DSLR cameras and can support up to 2kg /4.4lbs. The Go120 also has modular legs so you can add dolly wheels on it as well.

Lumapod’s Kickstarter campaign runs from September 12 through October 25. Its two models will be available for up to 50 percent off of retail sales prices for Kickstarter supporters.

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Preorder: Nikon Z6, Z7 Cameras, Lenses and Adapter

Preorder for the full frame Nikon Z6 and Z7 is available from authorized dealers.

Nikon Z Cameras

Nikon Z6 ($1,996.95) - Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama
Nikon Z6 w/NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S ($2,596.95) - Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama
Nikon Z7 ($3,396.95) - Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama
Nikon Z7 w/NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S ($3,996.95) - Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama

Nikkon Z Lenses

NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S ($846.95) - Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama
NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S ($596.95) - Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama
NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S ($996.95) - Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama

Nikon Z Accessories

Nikon Mount Adapter FTZ ($246.95) - Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama

Preorder: Canon EOS R Camera, Lenses and More

Preorder for the full frame Canon EOS R is now available from authorized dealers.

Canon EOS R Camera and Kits

Canon EOS R Body ($2299) - Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama
Canon EOS R w/RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM ($3399) - Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama

Canon EOS R RF Lenses

Canon RF 28-70mm f/2 L USM ($2999) - Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama
Canon RF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM ($1099) - Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM ($499) - Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama
Canon RF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens ($2299) - Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama

Canon EOS R Accessories

Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS R ($99) - Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama
Canon Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R ($199) - Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama
Canon Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R with Drop-In Circular Polarizing Filter A ($299) - Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama
Canon Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R with Drop-In Variable ND Filter A ($399) - Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama
Canon BG-E22 Battery Grip for EOS R Mirrorless ($490) - Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama
Canon Speedlite EL-100, Shoe Mount Flash ($199) - Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama

Kickstarter: Power Junkie by Blind Spot Gear

Blind Spot Gear unveils The ultimate replacement for the Power Bank 
The Power Junkie – A Swiss Army Knife of Power for Filmmakers

Blind Spot, the tight knit team of creatives, are delighted to unveil their 5th Kickstarter, The Power Junkie, which launched on August 7th.

This is going to be the ultimate accessory for any filmmaker, merging the functionality of a battery charger, power bank and camera battery, eliminating the need to carry multiple batteries, cables, adaptors and chargers. The Power Junkie represents the perfect example of the company’s ethos, to provide innovative solutions to problems faced by filmmakers all over the world.

Coming in for as low as $45, The Power Junkie is a fraction of the price of its closest alternative. A compact, alternative powering option which lets you power up to 3 devices using the industry standard Sony L-Series NP-F type batteries. It provides a 7.2V DC output, perfect for powering a camera when coupled with a dummy battery, while also providing two 5V USB outputs (2amp) for powering or charging additional devices such as a smartphone or GoPro. It doesn’t stop there; the Power Junkie will also charge your NP-F batteries, removing the need for yet another a bit of kit. This versatile product is adaptable to suit your needs and camera rig. A standard 1/ 4"-20 thread and cold shoe mount are fixed on the bottom of the unit alongside a cable tie loop fixture providing multiple mounting options.

As DSLRs become ever more power hungry what’s so striking is there simply isn’t anything on the market that provides such functionality for a reasonable price. Film makers are expected shell out hundreds of dollars on spare camera batteries. Not anymore! The Power Junkie, combined with a dummy battery, extends your shoot time, saves you hard earned cash and reduces the amount of kit needed in your gear bag by turning your NP-F battery into the ultimate power bank.

Blind Spot Gear was founded in late 2013 by engineers Alan Easdale and Jamie Campbell and BAFTA award winning filmmaker, Billy Campbell. Coming out of university they were bored by the lack of innovation in what they perceived as an overpriced film industry. This led them to create a start-up, designing and producing high quality products at a price your average filmmaker could afford.

Kickstarter: ProMedia Gear Universal L-Cage Port Protector for DSLR & Mirrorless Camera

ProMedia Gear has launched a new Kickstarter campaign for their Universal L-Cage Port Protector. The #BP2 is an innovative Port Protector as well as L-Cage Adapter. Replacing a damaged HDMI port is very expensive. While there are other devices on the market, they are designed to only fit single style of camera and offer limited adjust-ability.

The Universal L-Cage Port Protector is compatible with all current DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras and will allow you to quickly protect your side ports and also attach a wide range of useful accessories including: External Monitors, Lights, Voice Recorders, Microphones, GPS Adapters etc. Adjustable on two axes (fore-aft and side-side), the Universal Port Protector prevents cable snags, plug bumping, and other mishaps that can cause irreparable harm to your fragile camera equipment. The L-Cage Port Protector features 9 UNC 1/4"-20 thread mounts with anti-rotation holes too to support your shooting style; so you can start protecting your equipment right away.

The current #BP2 version doesn't work with tall cameras like Nikon D5, or Canon 1Dx, (Canon 5d or Nikon D850 with battery pack) for those a riser piece is needed. Prototypes have been designed and tested but there are currently no plans to release unless the demand is there.

The L-Cage starts at $100 and looks to ship November 2018.

Deal: Peak Design Canon EF CaptureLens Kit

As one of its daily deals, B&H Photo Video offers the Peak Design Canon EF CaptureLens Kit for $44.95 with free shipping. It enables 1-handed lens changing and can be attached to a backpack, strap, bag, or belt. Deal ends today.

And if you miss out on this deal, use this LINK to get 10% off when you purchase any Peak Design products from their website.

MTF Announces Nikon Z-Mount Adapters

MTF Services has just announced the arrival of a complete range of the world’s first lens adapters for Nikon’s new full-frame mirrorless camera system, the Z-Series.​ There are 4 Nikon Z-Mount adapters available.
  • PL to Z Mount
  • Panavision to Z Mount
  • B4 to Z Mount
  • ARRI Bayonet to Z mount
MTF Services believes Nikon has launched a ‘real’ competitor to Sony’s full-frame mirrorless system. They believe that their new range of lens adapters will help broaden the shooting options for those with collections of rival glass.

The new range of Z Series lens adapters from MTF will be shown for the first time during IBC 2018, which takes place between the 13 – 18th September in Amsterdam. They will be available to order at the end of September 2018. Shipping will coincide with availability of initial products from Nikon’s Z Series full-frame mirrorless system.

Currently there is no indication about pricing. When they are available, you can purchase them from Adorama.

Source: Newshooter

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