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Cynthia Boylan  |  Aug 05, 2015  |  0 comments

Bracketron intros the new Xventure TwistX 360 line of universal rotating camera mounts built to capture all of your outdoor adventures. The 360-degree rotating base and the adapters make this device compatibile with any action camera, the TwistX 360 Buckle Adapter, Clip, Wrist, Hand, Helmet, Shoulder and Pet Mounts are gear kit essentials for travel, outdoor and sports enthusiasts. 

Cynthia Boylan  |  Aug 04, 2015  |  0 comments

The LensCoat TravelHood is a lightweight alternative to the rigid style lens hood that came with your lens. The ribbed design allows users to fold the TravelHood nearly flat so it can be easily stored in your gear bag, backpack or suitcase. Crafted in the USA from lightweight water resistant material, the TravelHood prevents glare and lens flare and protect the lens from scratches, rain and dust. 

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 31, 2015  |  0 comments

A few years back, while waiting for a beautiful but thoroughly flakey model in the parking lot of a restaurant near Liberty State Park, my boredom was interrupted by a black Lincoln Town Car that slipped suspiciously past me and parked a few spaces away. After several minutes, two men exited the sedan. They were wearing tuxedos and looked rather serious. The trunk lid popped open. Ignoring me completely, they rummaged through the trunk. One of the men removed his tux jacket and strapped on a large black holster. A moment later, the other did the same. I slid down in my seat, wondering if I was about to witness some weird reenactment of High Noon, right there in Jersey City.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jul 30, 2015  |  0 comments

Leather Camera Lasso: The Leather Camera Lasso is made from high quality Chicago-bred leather, tanned by pal Shawn in his Florida studio. The Lasso keeps your camera safe and secure so you can capture those hard-to-get shots. The Lasso is easy to attach to any camera with a strap loop. Simply slip your hand through the looped side and clip the other end to your camera. When you’re finished shooting, you can wrap the Lasso around your wrist, keep it clipped it to your camera or even keep it in your pocket. The price is $64.

 

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jul 23, 2015  |  0 comments

Inkodye Photo Printing Kit: This creative kit allows you to use wet darkroom photography techniques to create unique works of art on fabric, wood (or nearly any material). Simply paint on the liquid, then put a negative (or any object) on top of it and put it in the sun. The UV (or sunlight) develops it so there's no need for a darkroom. This starter kit gets you set up with everything you need to make a print: blue, black & purple dyes, four blank negatives, a fabric swatch, step-by-step video instructions, a test negative and detergent to stop the developing. You can use negatives to print pictures or use small objects—like plants, feathers, coins, toys, paper cut outs—to create silhouettes. The kit has a retail value of $39. 

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jul 20, 2015  |  0 comments

The Gnarbox in an intriguing new storage device created for photographers and videographers on the move. It's a Kickstarter project but it recently blew past its funding goal, raising more than $200,000 in five days.

Jason Schneider  |  Jul 20, 2015  |  0 comments

The flash bracket has become the “forgotten accessory” in photography but it’s still an essential tool if you’re looking to achieve consistent studio-quality lighting on the fly.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jul 16, 2015  |  0 comments

Polaris Karat Flash Meter: This new flash meter is from Polaris and OmegaBrandess. The slim and lightweight Polaris Karat was redesigned and features an easy to read LCD display and a flash duration function on a light meter. Measure the flash duration of your strobes with this unique function. The Karat also has an Auto ISO function. By setting your Aperture and Shutter Speed it will give you the appropriate ISO setting. With Flash Duration mode, Flash Ratio, Auto ISO and Contrast Function, Memory Function as well as Ambient light reading in both incident and reflective the Polaris Karat offers a wide variety of features and performance at a fraction of the cost of other similar models. 

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 14, 2015  |  1 comments

Want to easily project your photos onto a screen or wall to impress clients or friends? You can do it with Canon’s just announced Mini Projector C-5, which is small (124×71×20mm) and light (169g) enough to fit in your pocket and take anywhere.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 09, 2015  |  0 comments

The concept isn’t new. Gamers have been using dedicated yokes, rudder pedals and throttles with Flight Simulator and aerial combat games for at least three decades. Even Super Mario racing games can be purchased with steering wheel controllers. But the Palette Kit from Canadian firm Palette is the most comprehensive set of alternative input hardware interfaces for Lightroom and Photoshop ever. 

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jul 02, 2015  |  0 comments

The DSLR Wheel Of Filters: Would you like to change filters without having to fumble with color gels and multiple lenses? The DSLR Wheel of Filters makes it fast, easy and fun to create different effects with the 18 different filters and prisms that you can change with the simple turn of a wheel. Just mount it directly onto your DSLR body, snap on one of the two rotating wheels and enjoy. Wheel number one has colors, dual colors, and color surrounds. Wheel number two has lenses that include kaleidoscope, macro and more. The Holga base-lens is responsible for its distinctive lo-fi toy camera look and you can shoot video through it, too. The DSLR Wheel of Filters is available for Nikon or canon cameras and the retail price is $41.99.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jun 30, 2015  |  0 comments

Designed for use by fashion, wedding and nature photographers (or even steadicam operators) the Wind-Killer from Sunbounce is a clever new mobile screen that allows you to tame the wind and keep shooting.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jun 25, 2015  |  0 comments

SanDisk’s Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive: Small but mighty, this low profile drive stays put for extra storage or quickly moves media between devices. It offers performance speeds up to ten times faster than standard USB 2.0 drives (fast enough to easily transfer a full-length move in less than 40 seconds). The high performance USB 3.0 offers speeds up to 130MB/s read, capacities up to 128GB. It is available in 128GB, 64GB, 32GB, and 16GB.

The SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 flash drive comes with SanDisk SecureAccess, which creates a password-protected private folder on your flash drive. With your private files protected with 128-bit AES encryption, you'll be able to share your USB drive without compromising your privacy. With a year’s free subscription to RescuePRO software, you’ll be able to get back that file you didn’t mean to delete or the one that went missing when your computer crashed. The SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 is safe and secure.

 

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jun 24, 2015  |  0 comments

Every photographer knows that it can often be difficult to quickly change lenses safely when you’re on location or capturing images in a city or in the wilderness. The Lens Flipper in a unique device that takes the stress out of the process. It is an easy to use double-sided locking lens cap with its own strap.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jun 19, 2015  |  0 comments

The Lens Bracelet: Transform your passion for photography into a unique fashion statement for yourself or someone you love. The Lens Bracelet is a soft silicone replica of the focusing ring of a lens featuring the embossed lettering you’d normally find there like 50mm, AF/MF and even lens grip ridges. This bracelet is one size fits all (7 inches) and since everyone has a favorite lens type, you can choose the focal length and camera that best represents you: 50mm prime in Canon or Nikon, 24-70mm zoom in Nikon, or 70-200mm in Canon. Two bracelets are included in each set. The Canon set has a retail value of $25, the Nikon Pro set is $25 and the Original set is just $15.

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