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New to the classy looking camera bag world is Barber Shop–yes, that’s their actual name. In a press release sent out today, the company states that they’ve been working side by side with photographers for a while.

The company designs camera bags and accessories (like straps) for photographers that are made in Italy. The products are made from Italian leather and were designed to be used by both men and women.

Barber Shop states that when they create camera bags, they like to think about the original barbers of Italy used to have attention to details and flawless craftsmanship.

More images of the products are after the jump. That’s all the information that we have otherwise.

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The newest camera bags from Artisan & Artist are tackling a market segment not touched very much. Yes, there are sling bags, messenger bags, backpacks, etc but not many camera tote bags. But the COV Tote series is looking to give users a bit more.

The COV-7000N and COV-7500N both sport a laptop PC sleeve pocket with extra padding. Both tote bags are large enough to carry a DSLR and three extra lenses. The bags are quoted to be very strong and made from water and stain resistant canvas.

The bags sport a black canvas accented with black and red leather, and matte silver metal. For extra versatility, they have a shoulder strap that is removeable so you can use just the handle.

Retail prices are $339 for the COV-7000N and $359 for the COV-7500N. More photos of the new Artisan & Artist Camera Bags are after the jump.

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julius motal the phoblographer spider holster spiderpro hand strap 04

We’re no stranger to Spider Holster’s products. We previously took a look at their Black Widow harness, and have feature a number of the takes on straps and things for your cameras and accessories, though the Spider Monkey nearly gave us a heart attack. Now, they’ve got an S-shaped strap called the Spider Pro Hand Strap.

Essentially, it attaches to the top right hook and a base plate that’s fastened to the tripod thread underneath. The material for the bottom connection is thin enough that it can fit between the camera and any tripod plate. The curve of the strap allows easy access to the SD card slot and battery compartment. It’s made from a combination of materials, with leather being the most prominent.

It’s available in black for $65, or in a color (cream, red, brown, kodiak) for $75. We’ll let you know what we think when we get a unit in to review, though we wager it’ll be mighty useful for folks photographing outdoors, events, concerts and protests.

Head on for product images.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Olympus OMD EM10 product photos (3 of 7)ISO 4001-60 sec at f - 4.5

Hey Folks,

We’re teaming up with the folks over at Olympus for our first giveaway with the company. You’ve got a chance to win an Olympus OMD EM10, and all you have to do is show us your best landscape photo.

Want to win it? Hit the jump for the details.

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Eyefi Mobi Pro card image

EyeFi has had the Mobi card out for a while, and it works pretty incredibly if you don’t have a camera with WiFi built in already. But now, they’re doing something to distinguish themselves from the camera manufacturers even more.

Typically, if you use a camera, it will only be able to transmit JPEG images. But if you load up the EyeFi Mobi Pro into your camera, you’ll get the ability to transfer over RAW images and JPEGs. Not many devices can read or work with RAW photos; and so for the moment this is best working with Android tablets/phones or Windows 8 tablets where you can then edit immediately with Adobe Lightroom.

But the coolest part is that EyeFi is claiming that you can send the images to multiple desktops at a time. Additionally, you have the option of selective transfer the way you used to have with the older cards before their Mobi initiative came out.

The class 10 SD card has 32GB of storage and comes with a one year subscription to EyeFi Cloud–which is a $49.99 value and is otherwise priced at $99.99.


Olympus is slated to release the Stylus SH-2, its successor to the Stylus SH-1. Like the SH-1 before it, the SH-2 something of a compact superzoom wunderkind with its 24x optical zoom, which is a 35mm-equivalent 25-600mm focal range. It also comes with 5-axis image stabilization, a function that lit up the blogosphere when the Sony a7II was on the rise, the SH-1 has the OMD-EM1 as its basis for that. It has a 16MP 1/2.3″ sensor as well as built-in wi-fi and HD video. On paper at least, it looks like it’ll be a swell choice for enthusiasts, travelers and street shooters.

It’s a premium compact for a not-so-premium price at $399.99. It will be available in black and silver in April. Head on for a full spec list and image samples.

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