Covering The Photo Beat: Bags, Brackets & Gear
The Incase Camera Collection has been expanded and redesigned to better fit the needs of pro and hobbyist photographers. The DSLR Pro Pack allows you to carry heavy loads comfortably. The main compartment features a fully customizable modular divider system to safely accommodate a camera body, lenses, flashes, and other equipment. Primary access is through the back of the bag with quick access through the zipper on the top. There is an additional storage area for a 15” laptop and a slip pocket for a tablet computer and the exterior straps can be used to secure a tripod to the bag.
The DSLR Pro Sling Pack is for field photography where quick access to gear is a priority. It offers a balance between large carrying capacity, customization, and protection. It features a quick-release harness system that allows for easy access without removing the pack, adjustable padded dividers for all sorts of gear, and a padded compartment for a 15” laptop computer. It also has a hideaway hip belt for superior stability.
The Point and Shoot bags are designed to fit cameras of all sizes and offer a low profile design with multiple pockets and an adjustable camera and lens compartment divider. The suggested retail prices for the Camera Collection range from $19.95 to $169.95.
New Gear From mod
Mod offers a selection of stylish camera gear and they have recently added a new line of products for D-SLR and compact cameras. Eco Straps are made from up-cycled billboard vinyl and are available in three color schemes: natural, vivid, and white. Compact Camera bags were created for compact cameras and feature an adjustable wrist strap to match the bag. The Drop-In Pouch is versatile and lets you carry your camera safely and in style. The Strap Wrap was created to hold your extra batteries, memory cards, ID, and money. The Neck Pad features extra padding for comfort and easily attaches to your camera strap. The Quick Release Adaptor gives you the ability to change the decorated part of the mod camera strap easily. Shown here is a sample of the Eco Strap.
XP PhotoGear Z Pro Bracket System
Designed to allow photographers and videographers to easily take their studio lighting equipment on location, the Z Pro Bracket system is compatible with all flash systems such as Nikon, Canon, Quantum, and Olympus. It is fully functional, adaptable, and works with most wireless receivers. There is almost no limit to the off-camera flash modifiers that can be used with the Z Pro Bracket system.
FogKlear From LensPen
FogKlear provides strong anti-fog protection for your lenses. The natural fiber cloth can be used for more than 200 applications and requires no liquids or sprays. FogKlear is environmentally friendly and is a key component to LensPen’s OutDoorPro Kit. The suggested retail price is just $8.95.
Pelican HardBack Cases
Pelican Products, Inc. recently introduced a line of HardBack Protector Cases for portable electronic devices from 7 and 10” tablet computers to 14 and 15” laptops. They are crush resistant, watertight, and feature an automatic pressure equalization valve to prevent vacuum lock at high altitudes. The Pelican models 1095 and 1085 HardBack cases include padlock slots and are available with Pick N Pluck foam. Backed by the Pelican Guarantee of Excellence, HardBack cases also offer anti-scratch foam inserts, stainless steel hardware, and easy-snap latches.
In our April, 2012, issue report on Fast Primes, the Canon 50mm f/1.2 lens was listed as a Series II model. The correct designation is 50mm f/1.2L. The 50mm f/1.8 is the only Series II 50mm lens currently in the Canon lineup.
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