In this day and age being a photographer is more than just carting around some cameras and lenses. Technology has become an integral part of the photography equation. This means that beyond your standard photography gear, such as lenses, cameras, tripods, and such, you also have this array of technology tools that can and do help make a photographer’s life that much easier and hassle free. Today we wanted to highlight some of that tech.
LaCie has long been a popular brand among photographers for their rugged external hard drives capable of taking a beating while protecting our data out in the field. CES 2017 is this week and like many tech companies LaCie has some new announcements, along with a new partner, so lets get into the news. Continue reading…
So the biggest shopping days of the year are now behind us, hopefully you got some great deals on items that you needed or wanted to gift. But just because the major deals are over doesn’t mean the deals are done, today we have a great selection of good deals for those of you still looking to save some money.
Cheap Photo Deal Highlights
- Nikon D610 – $100 off – Get It Here
- Sandisk Extreme Pro (95mb/s) SD Cards – %45 off – Get It Here
- LaCie Rugged Mini – 12% off – Get It Here
- DxO ONE Holiday Bundle – Just $582.87 – Get It Here
- GoPro Hero Session Kit – 30% OFF – Get It Here
Today we have a few notable Nikon savings to share with you as well as some good storage sales that you should take note of. Remember to keep an eye on this space as we will be trying to keep up with all the holiday deals as they start to really ramp up heading into the prim gift shopping season.
Cheap Photo Deal Highlights
- Nikon D7100 – $203 off – Get It Here
- Nikon D610 – $103 off – Get It Here
- Sandisk Extreme Pro (95mb/s) SD Cards – Up to 43% – Get It Here
- LaCie Rugged Mini – 7% off – Get It Here
There are certain products that I believe can’t be reviewed properly in a month, and the LaCie Rugged Raid Thunderbolt 4TB drive is one of them. Sometimes drives fail after a while, sometimes they start to slow down, and sometimes they can really put a damper on the needs of a photographer. For years though, LaCie drives have been very popular with many photographers and they continue to be. Considering that many of us are Apple users too, you’ve got access to something as awesome as Thunderbolt. LaCie’s Rugged RAID Thunderbolt 4TB hard drive has been around for a while, and if you’re a power user and use a Mac, you’ll want to grab this one.
Mylio. Dropbox. Google Photos. EyeFi Cloud. Adobe Cloud. If you’re a more modern photographer, then all of these sound familiar to you. But if you also take a look in your desk drawers you’ll find solutions from Western Digital, LaCie, etc. For the most part they’ll work, but what about years from now when those hard drives start to fail? And what about years from now if these photo services fail?
What photographers used to do is take their negatives in for development, then print them and then someone in the family was responsible for archiving the family history in album after album. The hardcover photo album is still a wonderful relic of the past, but its simple nature is very archaic and not fast enough for today’s world. Seriously, who has time to sit there and put photos into an album?
LaCie’s Rugged drives have always been very popular with photographers; and just yesterday they announced the Rugged Thunderbolt drives in a 1TB SSD capacity. LaCie is claiming transfer speeds of 387MB/second thanks to the Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 connection–and further offering the potential to transfer 100GB in less than five minutes.
The New LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt can apparently be dropped from up to 6.6 feet and with the cap in place even offers protection against splashes and dust. When not in use, the cord can be neatly integrated into the case. It also includes LaCie Private-Public software, which lets users password-protect the entire drive or only certain volumes with AES 256-bit encryption.
The drives have a three year warranty and will retail for $949.99 when they hit retailers later this month. For an adventure photographer that’s often out in the field for a living, that sounds like a decent price that will obviously be written off on taxes but seems very high for the rest of us.
As we move to even higher megapixel cameras and 4K video, photographers are only going to need even more storage space. To help feed this insatiable need for digital space LaCie has delivered its first 5TB Thunderbolt connected external hard drive enclosures.
LaCie announced three new enclosures featuring the new high capacity drives including the 5big Thunderbolt Series, 2big Thunderbolt Series, and d2 Thunderbolt Series. Each is equipped with 5TB 7200RPM and 64MB cache drive from Seagate.
In the 5big Thunderbolt Series, there are five of these 5GB hard disks preconfigured in Raid 0 for 785MB/s data transfer rates. The big, honking 25TB setup runs $2,499. Meanwhile, the 10TB 2big Thunderbolt drive comes sporting a pair of 5TB drives which runs for $899. The d2 Thunderbolt 5TB drive only features a single 5TB drive for $450.