If SLR photography is one of your hobbies, chances are you have at least one camera bag, it might be a small case just to hold the body of your camera, a full-size backpack with all your accessories and lens pack inside, but a third option (and my preferred option when travelling) is a lens case. The benefits of a lens case are that you can keep the camera in your hands with one lens on and another lens in the case, a wide angle or zoom lens for example, this frees you up from carrying loads of gear and are able to just bring along the essentials, or you c
Cameras and Photography products reviewed
There are people who say they are ‘into photography’ because they regularly take selfies and are a dab hand at swiping their favourite filters in place, and then there are those who understand the principles of the F stop scale and have more than one lens. This is something for the latter style of photographers.
The VA 5 Video Head from Sirui can handle a maximum load weight of 3kg, with a counter-balance of 1kg and featuring a fluid-damped video tilt head design for DSLR, system cameras and small camcorders tripod with 3/8 inch connector thread. This allows for smooth, quiet and vibration free camera control whilst filming.
The Pluto Trigger Release is a wireless, smart trigger that is packed with useful functions to help you create beautiful images, with the help of a smartphone app the Pluto Trigger has even more features and is much easier to use than an old shutter release remote. The Pluto is compatible with all major brands including Canon, Nikon, Sony, Minolta, Panasonic, Olympus, Pentax and there are 13 types of cables to support more than 300 camera models.
Mindshift claim there is no such thing as bad weather, which is why they created the Exposure 15, a storm-resistant shoulder bag designed for the active photographer, made from waterproof sailcloth panels, with storm flaps, water-repellent DWR fabric, polyurethane coating underneath, AquaGuard zips and a tough Tarpaulin bottom, to ensure your gear is well protected from whatever the elements might throw at you. Available in Black or Solar Grey designs, it has exterior dimensions of 17.3” W x 12.2” H x 7.1” D and interior dimensions of 15.7” W x 10.4” H x 5
The BackLight from Mindshift comes in three sizes 18L, 26L and 36L but we will be focusing on the 18L in this review as this is the one that we received. The 18L has a gear profile of two standard DSLR bodies with lenses attached and 1–3 standard zoom lenses or two Mirrorless bodies with lenses attached and 3–5 lenses as well as up to a 13” laptop and a 10” tablet and space for your personal gear in the 5L front compartments, it takes up to a maximum lens size of 300mm f/2.8 or 150–600mm f/5–6.3 attached to a body.
Forget selfies, pictures of your cats and breakfast, this is a serious accessory for serious photographers. The ROTABALL-DPH from SUN-SNIPER is a double harness with ROTABALL connections featuring two free spinning steel ball-bearing ROTABALL connector, two back and neck friendly SHOCK-ABSORBER and two connectors blocking BLOKKER to prevent any accidental unscrewing.
The SpiderPro Dual Camera System v2 from SpiderHolster has been updated and improved to make an even more secure and comfortable holster with the option of carrying two cameras on your hip. With the brand new Lens Collar Plate you can safely carry long lenses too. The Pro2 Plate has been updated and can be attached to any professional DSLR, the new design has better balance and with a more secure pin and anti-slip rubber grips to help keep the plate in place.