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George Schaub Posted: Jul 01, 2009 0 comments

While we spend a good deal of time and energy in these pages reviewing cameras, there’s a good deal more to photography than light-tight boxes that capture images. Look into any photographer’s closet or kit bag and you’ll see a host of items that are sometimes essential, and sometimes impulse buys, that make photography more fun, and even expand the creative potential for any...

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Jack Neubart Posted: Nov 01, 2008 0 comments

I’ve looked at and worked with many photo backpacks over the years. But when a new one comes along that looks more useful and comfy for short hops around town, traveling, or serious hiking, I have to try it out. Which brings me to the latest crop of camera backpacks from Adorama, Delsey, HPRC, Kata, Lowepro, Naneu Pro, Tamrac, and Tenba. These packs represent both incremental changes and...

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Jack Neubart Posted: Sep 01, 2010 0 comments

I’ve seen more innovative camera backpacks in recent months than in the past five years. One innovation encompasses truly ergonomic designs aimed at providing hours of comfort.

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Jack Neubart Posted: Sep 02, 2011 Published: Jul 01, 2011 6 comments
Before buying a photo backpack or sling bag for that photo safari or vacation, consider how you’re getting there, how you’ll get around once you arrive, and what you plan to photograph. Will you be flying commercial or hopping a puddle jumper? Do you anticipate being on foot most of the time or traveling largely by car, jeep, or bus? Do you expect to encounter rugged terrain and steep trails? Will you need fast optics and long zooms for wildlife, a macro for close-ups, a wide zoom for landscapes, and perhaps a speedlight and ring flash?
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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: May 01, 2007 0 comments

It's been said that every gadget bag is a compromise between how well it protects your gear and how easily your equipment can be accessed. This is especially true with photo backpacks. But if you need to carry a heavy load of gear into the field, a properly fitted backpack is hard to beat. Besides cost, there are five points to consider when selecting a backpack. How you...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Dec 01, 2004 0 comments

Solar-Powered Jacket Recharges Portable Electric Devices
It had to come someday. Now you can recharge your batteries as you walk about in daylight. SCOTTeVEST (SeV) has coordinated with Global Solar Energy to introduce the first solar-powered jacket designed to carry, connect, and recharge portable electric devices. Solar panels are attached to the SeV...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Jul 01, 2004 0 comments

Rugged & Bright LED Flashlight
Pelican offers a new M6 LED flashlight made from CNC machined aluminum. It's built to withstand high-impact situations so it's virtually indestructible. The 1w Luxeon LED lamp has a 10,000 hour life and offers 41...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Dec 01, 2003 0 comments

Versatile Backpacks
Lowepro has several new photo backpacks. The Rover Plus AW backpack features an advanced harness system for greater comfort and balance combining back support, rugged construction, and ergonomic design. Constructed of tough water-resistant ripstop and ballistic...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: May 01, 2005 0 comments

Binoculars With Dual Rubber Covering
Two models of a new Ultra Lite collection of binoculars from Swift Optics are said to be the first and only ones having two different types of rubber covering for improved durability, shock absorption, and comfort. The outer edges have harder rubber for protection against bangs and bumps, but softer rubber is used in the...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Apr 01, 2004 0 comments

Small, Lightweight Rechargeable Qflash Base
New from Quantum is the Turbo Compact, a rechargeable power supply unit that screws onto the base of a Quantum Qflash. Said to be the smallest Turbo yet, it weighs just 16 oz and packs nearly the same power as the...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Mar 01, 2004 0 comments

120 Infrared Film And Modified Meter
Infrared photography can produce unusual, interesting images of many subjects such as individuals and scenes, but just locating film and trying to make accurate meter readings have been annoying problems that may have kept...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Jan 01, 2004 0 comments

Improved Kodak Tri-X Pan Sheet Film
Kodak has introduced an upgrade of their venerable black and white Tri-X Pan Professional sheet film. It's called Kodak Professional Tri-X 320 Film/320TXP and is said to have excellent tone gradation and shadow detail plus brilliant...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Feb 01, 2004 0 comments

Cokin Offers New Round Glass Filters
Cokin, long known as a maker of hundreds of different versions of square and rectangular acrylic filters, now offers several round filters made of glass for the US market. They are a UV-0 and circular polarizer. Round filters...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Aug 01, 2004 0 comments

Affordable Fluorescent Light Fixtures
Lowel-Light has introduced a new economical line of non-dimmable studio fluorescent light fixtures called the e-studio. They are intended for the photographer who needs an efficient soft light source in either tungsten or...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Sep 01, 2004 0 comments

Variable Voltage Compact Power Pack & Sophisticated New Qflash
The Quantum Turbo Compact rechargeable power pack automatically adjusts the output voltage to suit different cameras or flash units by simply changing the connecting cable. It uses long-lived Nickel Metal...

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