Roundup: Covering The Photo Beat: ND Filters, Bags, & Packs

Hoya PROND Neutral Density Filters
Created with still photography and HD-SLR video in mind, the new line of Hoya PROND filters (2 to 6, 6 2/3, 7 2/3, 9, and 10 stops) use ACCU-ND technology to provide a true neutral color balance that does not add any noticeable color cast to your images while effectively reducing the amount of light entering the lens. The filters feature a low-profile one-piece aluminum frame and clear optical glass with a metallic ACCU-ND coating on the front and back. The filter rests securely over the lens, parallel to the sensor, and can also be used with super-wide-angle lenses.


Artisan&Artist Tote-Style Camera Bag
The special edition COV series bag is made from durable, stain- and water-resistant #6 canvas. Measuring 13 3/4x10 5/8x4 5/8” and weighing just 2 lbs, 6 oz, the bag is available in navy blue with brown cowhide leather handles and a detachable shoulder strap. Features include padded pockets to store your gear along with your laptop, a zippered pocket, and two small pockets. The suggested price is $379.


Mountainsmith Camera Packs
Created for active weekend adventurers and professional photographers, Mountainsmith’s new line of camera packs offers innovative features and extra room for your electronic devices. Designed with the latest gear in mind, these bags ensure a perfect and safe fit for your camera bodies, lenses, flashes, and assorted accessories. Each bag is made from durable, waterproof PU5000mm, 500d S-Kodra high tenacity nylon. The Parallax model is the most technical pack in the line. It features a backcountry suspension, a side access D-SLR case that can be used as a stand-alone pod or a chest-mounted accessory, a padded compartment with internal dividers, two front pockets including a padded laptop sleeve, a tablet sleeve, and a rain cover for a suggested price of $270.


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