These are The Best Prices You’ll Find on Nikon Cameras and Lenses Now

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Nikon cameras consistently have color output that makes us drool. A part of it is their lenses. But once you look at a Nikon image, it’s very easy to see how they deliver a look. Lucky for you, we found a bunch of Nikon cameras and lenses at good prices. They’re not all brand new. But if you want something new, we’ve got you too. Take a look at the entire list after the jump!

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The OneGo Backpack Has Something Passionate Photographers Need

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I’ve lived in cities my entire life. Through my photography and journalism career, I’ve moved between messenger bags and backpacks. Very few camera bags seem to get everything right. Trust me, we’ve reviewed the most of any photo publication. We’ve known about the OneGo backpack for a while now. It addresses the needs of a photographer who lives in the big city. Innovation with camera bags is pretty rare these days, but the OneGo backpack is doing things a bit differently.

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9 Travel Essentials for Frequent Flying Professional Photographers

These travel essentials lessen the toll frequent flying takes on you, and ensure that you can get the job done once you get to your destination.

As the Editor in Chief for The Phoblographer, I regularly travel to cities across the United States or world to test the latest gear. There are months where I’ll find myself in four or five different cities. For our line of work, reporting remotely isn’t always simple. But we all have our own essentials for travel. Surge protectors have saved my life so many times in Europe. So while on the road, we use a slimmed-down version of what we have at home in the office.

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Cheap Photo: Big Savings on Camera Bags, Tripods, and More

We’ve found deals on photography accessories that can save you big bucks.

If you’re looking for a new camera bag, or if you need a new tripod or SD cards, you’re in luck. We have found some incredible deals on all the above. For a short time, you can pick up the Tenba DNA 15 Messenger for just $138.98. The Think Tank Streetwalker Pro V2 can be yours for $169.79. One of our most well-reviewed bags, the Portage Supply Kenora, has dropped to just $69. You can now get UHS-II SD cards for only $16.11, and you can save over $60 on the Manfrotto BeFree Travel Tripod. Also, if hardware isn’t your thing, maybe these presets for Luminar are up your alley! The deals on these photography accessories will end soon. So, act fast if you want to take advantage of these deals.

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Oberwerth’s 1 Second Camera Holster Could Solve Your Ease vs Protection Dilemma

The 1 Second Camera Holster from Oberwerth could be just what street photographers need.

I think that it is safe to say that all of us as photographers at some point or another have had to juggle our desire for a safe way to carry and protect our cameras while at the same time wanting fast, easy access to that gear for if the moment strikes. But it is surprisingly hard to find a good compromise of the two, either a solution is too easy and provides little to no protection, or it is too secure and it is no longer easy to access. This is exactly the problem that Oberwerth is looking to solve with their new 1 Sec. Holster Bag. Continue reading…

Review: Tenba Cooper 13″ Slim Camera Bag

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Today, Tenba is announcing the Cooper line of bags. The company, which has been well-known and loved by photojournalists for years, has created this brand new line designed for the photojournalist on the go and that carries their gear but wants to be inconspicuous with it.

For the past couple of years, I’ve been really, really frustrated with camera bags. They do their job and for the most part many of them do it well. But the inherent problem is getting one just the right size for the tight confines of the NYC commute, making it stylish, and also balancing that aspect with being low profile enough to make someone think that I’m not carrying camera gear. I never want someone to know that I’m carrying a camera bag, but at the same time, I want an attractive and stylish camera bag–and from emails, I know many of you do, too. It’s important to me: I’m a business owner, I’m a photographer, I lead photo walks, and sometimes I just want something to hold all the stuff I’ve got but in a small package and without being too large.

For what’s been over a year now, Pete Waisnor at Tenba told me that he was working on something like this. The DNA Messenger bag line was a step in the right direction for commuters, but they weren’t really stylish. However, it nailed the mark on reliability and functionality–especially for bikers. Now if only they could make it smaller and more stylish.

During the past two months, I’ve been testing the Cooper 13″ Slim–wearing it amongst other journalists and photographer who are always checking out my gear, bringing it with me to shoots, and even toting it around at Photo Plus Expo–a Mecca for us photo nerds. And when it comes to a small messenger bag, I genuinely think that Tenba has nailed it here.

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Let Logic Guide Your Gear Purchases

Picking new photography gear can be an emotional experience–especially if there’s almost always a photographer you really admire who used a particular camera or lens to create an image you love. If you want to grow as a photographer, it may seem as if all the ads and reviews out there label you to fail if you don’t own what’s advertised. This is the point where you have to step back and let logic take over. This will help you avoid obtaining that which you do not really need.

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Fine Art Photographer Jess T. Dugan’s Camera Bags End Up Empty After TSA/JetBlue Inspection

Photo by Chris Gampat

Photo by Chris Gampat

It’s one of every photographer’s nightmares: finding that all your gear is suddenly gone. Unfortunately, it seems that the TSA/JetBlue may have given themselves some early Christmas gifts–or at least that’s what Fine Art Photographer Jess T Dugan claims according to his blog post.

The story is really quite thrilling and in a nutshell, Dugan checked in her camera bag (something we all dread doing) and it came back empty once she got off the plane. Jess has insurance (as do I, and I personally recommend State Farm) but she’s only insured for a certain amount of the gear. She sent their customer service an email and also CC’d a bunch of the big wigs over at Jet Blue about it. The kicker is where they respond, “We certainly do not allow or promote any type of disrespect toward our customers’ belongings.” and continue to say that if she has evidence, it should be reported to the police. JetBlue also very nicely seems to say that they don’t care.

Personally, I’ve yelled at many TSA agents about manhandling my gear. But this just seems like gross disrespect; and I hope those thieves pay for holding up an artist’s work progression like this.

Via Reddit/r/photography

First Impression: Think Tank Airport Navigator Camera Bag

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What’s my first impression of the Think Tank Airport Navigator? Holy crap! Why the hell haven’t I been using a roller bag for camera gear schlepping in airports more often?

That impression is more about roller bags in general, but the Airport Navigator is so easy to use and move, it has made my transition to a roller bag easy. If you travel often, you should take a look at this bag. Here’s why…

 

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What’s In My Bag: The Travis Lawton Version

What's In My Bag

What's In My Bag

What's In My Bag

Just over 4 years ago, I fell in love with photography. I, much like many new photographers, fell into the gear-pit. More gear equals better images right? Not quite. One thing that exacerbated this situation is that I had a good job with good pay. For many new photographers, money is what prevents them from going out and stocking up on gear that they want. Instead, they are forced to intimately learn their existing equipment and make it work.

Now I’m not going to sit here and tell you that I’m upset that I had the ability to purchase a lot of gear in the beginning, however, I feel it stunted my growth as a photographer. Instead of really learning how to use my gear, I would quickly move onto the next thing, the next lens. Now four years later, I have learned how to control gear-lust and how to appreciated my equipment. I’ve learned how to massage my current equipment to do what I want instead of going out and buying something that could do it better. So now that I’m older and wiser (photography-wise), what is the equipment that made the cut and constantly resides in my bag?

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Review: SpiderPro Holster

spiderPro Holster in action

spiderPro Holster in action

spiderPro Holster in action

Recently Mike reviewed the Spider Black Widow Holster. Today, I’m going to take a look at their pro model, The SpiderPro Holster System. The SpiderPro was designed for demanding professionals with large DSLR bodies. The first thing I noticed was that virtually all of the issues Mike voiced about the Black Widow are addressed with the SpiderPro, so if you were concerned about them then this might just be the holster for you. Thus rather than repeating things that Mike mentioned I’m going to focus on the differences and improvements on this model.

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Review of the Gary Fong Puffer for Micro Four Thirds Cameras

Like most point and shoot cameras, the built in flash in the Olympus PEN and the Panasonic GF series leaves something to be desired. I own a GF-1 and I can count on one hand the amount of times I’ve used the built in flash…and I would have a few fingers to spare. Small built-in flashes are too close to the lens and usually produce harsh light that is anything but flattering to most subjects. Well, Gary Fong thinks he has a solution for you Micro Four Thirds (M43) users and it’s called the Micro Four Thirds Puffer. We did a review on this previously for Nikon cameras.

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