For the people that love their roller bags, Think Tank’s new Logistics Manager 30 is designed with what they’re called, “endless interior layout options.” Its dimensions are 13.75”W x 27.5”H x 8.25 – 10”D: which means that there is really a heck of a lot of space in there. The bag is being billed to not only hold a camera and lenses, but also lighting and accessories. This is one of the first bags where we’ve heard that lighting can be inserted with no issues. Speedlites we can understand, but monolights? From the looks of it, it seems like the Logistics Manager 30 might be the big bag that could.
Despite the bags enormous size, it still remains to be TSA-approved for travel. It includes a roller hangle, side pockets, organizer pockets, a tripod cup, rain cover, front organizer pocket, and accessory bags built in.
And the price? You’ll be losing a cool $499 for all this storage space. The bag is available now at Amazon.
It was honestly bound to happen: and now it has. According to a report from the Wall St Journal found by Imaging Resource, Olympus will kill off their V series of cameras. The V series were always the more affordable options, but the problem is that those camera sales are being eroded away by mobile phones. There isn’t any word on the other point and shoot cameras like the XZ-2 and XZ-10, but when one thinks about Olympus these days, we often think about the Micro Four Thirds line of cameras. With the arrival of the EP5, the lineup has full mobile connection though it is also possible with Transcend Air cards for the rest of the pen lineup.
These cameras are designed to offer users something that they can’t get from their phones: better quality. The images are then easily ported over to the devices and then shared to the web. However, someone will soon need to put apps like Instagram and Facebook in the cameras without the use of the Android system.
Despite this news, the company had a tremendous stock rise today. According to the Wall St Journal report though, other manufactures such as Canon are even struggling with point and shoot sales. And for years, Canon Powershots were the absolute best that one could get. But with the recent competition from Fujifilm’s X series and Sony’s RX series with significantly larger sensors, we’re not very sure that the small sensor camera market can survive.
Pinhole cameras are being made by loads of manufacturers, but a new Kickstarter called Ondu is trying to not only pitch them as cool with its classy music in the video, but also trying to create something that will last. They’re stating that the cameras are made from wood local to Slovenia and that there are oils that area rubbed on to promote longevity. The video also shows the process of making the cameras which also involves the use of strong magnets. Magnets are used to close the back cover to keep the film inside and from being accidentally exposed, and they are also used in the winders. The only screw on the cameras is for the shutter: to open and close the pinhole.
The cameras are going to come in 35mm formats and up to 4×5–the latter is often what delivers some of the best pinhole images. The company is looking to source $10,000 to pay for equipment, resources, and pinholes that need to be purchased in bulk to make them financially reasonable. And we believe that they might just do it.
We’ve covered pinhole cameras a lot here, and we love a couple of projects such as a camera with 25 pinholes, a shoebox camera, a spam can, and this exposure shot for a couple of months. This Kickstarter we’re very positive will reach its funding needs soon.
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We often talk about cameras, lenses and lighting but rarely do we talk about what’s behind them–your eye. Not the organ, no, the part of your mind that actually helps you see the world and share it with others. This is what inspires you to capture the world with your lens, what drives you. To me, photography is a person showing how they see their world and capturing moments in time. A person’s “photographic eye” is something that is developed over time with training.
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Imagine winning an award 10x in a row for 10 years. While your kid might be just that smart in the spelling bee, Canon has just announced that they’ve held down the #1 spot in DSLR sales for the past decade. However, when you actually read the press release, you’ll see that the years are actually 2003-2012. Last year, the EOS system turned 25 years old. And their latest iterations of the Rebel are possibly bound to also become best sellers. We played with the SL1 and Rebel T51 a little while back, and believe that people are bound to still purchase them in droves combined with their super aggressive marketing and sales forces.
We took a look at the company’s stock for the past ten years as well. Check it out as well as our analysis after the jump.
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Photo by Ryan Brenizer. Used with permission
It’s a brand new year, and that also means that you’re probably prepping for a whole new wedding season. To boot, since the days are getting longer you’re probably also wanting to work with natural light more often and taking further advantage of the golden hour. But if you’re starting to think about some upgrades, maybe you should consider some of the latest and greatest that many companies have been putting out as of late.
This is our Wedding Guide for 2013.
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