Covering The Photo Beat: Bags, Backgrounds, And Lens Kits
Lowepro Event Messenger Bag Series
These fashionable, durable, and discreet Messenger bags are available in three sizes. Each features a wide main access compartment with a “dual mode” flap that offers security and a quiet working mode, a wide shoulder strap, stretch pockets, and a grab handle. The model 250 and 150 offer a padded laptop/tablet compartment. The model 250 is large enough to easily hold a pro D-SLR camera, three to four lenses, and an iPad or 13” laptop. The retail value is $79.99. The model 150 can hold a D-SLR camera, two to three lenses, and an iPad. The retail value is $69.99. The model 100 can hold a compact D-SLR or mirrorless camera with a lens attached. The retail value is $59.99.
Lensbaby Pro Effects Kit
The Lensbaby Pro Effects Kit comes with a Composer Pro with Sweet 35 Optic, an Edge 80 Optic (80mm f/2.8), one 8mm converter, one 16mm converter, and a microfiber lens cleaning cloth that measures 14x14”. All of these items are safely stored in the Lensbaby System Bag which features a removable shoulder strap, several compartments, a mesh sleeve, plus removable and adjustable elastic straps that allow you to customize and carry all of your gadgets. The suggested price for the kit is $750.
DeluxGear Lens Guards
DeluxGear has expanded their current line of Lens Guards to include four new models. They are made in the U.S.A. and feature a shock- and impact-resistant inner core made from closed-cell neoprene encased in a durable Santoprene outer cover. The new XL ($34.99), 2XL ($54.99), Jumbo ($69.99), and Giant ($74.99) Lens Guards may be used with Nikon 14-24mm and other fisheye or wide-angle lenses; all brands of 70-200mm lenses; zoom lenses such as Nikon’s 80-400mm and 200-400mm, Sigma’s 80-400mm, 100-300mm, 300-800mm, and 50-500mm, and Tamron’s 200-500mm; and large prime lenses, 200mm to 800mm, from Canon, Nikon, Sigma, and others.
Kiboko 22L+ Photographic Backpack
Gura Gear designed the Kiboko 22L+ backpack with world-traveling photographers in mind. Designed with extensive input from Gura Gear customers, this lightweight, durable bag can safely hold a variety of photo gear and a 15” laptop. Sized to fit the international carry-on requirements without sacrificing carrying capacity, it can easily hold up to a 500mm f/4 style lens. It features a beefed up harness system with memory-foam shoulder straps, a vented and padded back panel, and a removable waist belt. The straps can be stored when not in use and the 22L+ also offers a butterfly flap access system that lets you access multiple bodies, lenses, and other accessories without exposing other gear. The Kiboko 22L+ has a retail value of $379.
Floor Drops By Savage
Floor Drops are the latest addition to Savage Universal’s line of studio photography products. Available in 24 realistic styles printed on a durable polyester material, they feature a 1.5mm thick, heavy-duty, nonslip rubber backing for safety and comfort. Many of the styles can also easily be used as a backdrop and hung from a support system. Floor Drops are available in 5x7’ and 8x8’ sizes and they roll up for easy storage or transport.
FotoFusion By LumaPix
FotoFusion is an advanced image layout tool that allows photographers to easily create high value albums for their clients. With customizable layout creation, it offers preset project size templates for most major album manufacturers. FotoFusion features auto-collage, nondestructive image editing, and a wide variety of textures, frames, and graphics. It is Mac and PC compatible and albums can be hosted on online cloud space so they can be viewed on an iPad, iPhone, Android device, or web browser. Existing users can get an upgrade for $59.95.
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