Month: December 2017

Gear Check: Really Right Stuff TFA-01 Ultra Tripod

I just packed my bags for a trip to Ottawa and for the first time in a very long time, I’m getting on a plane without a camera bag. This trip isn’t about photography at all, it’s about celebrating the holiday season with loved ones. Whilst I’m not taking a big camera bag as I usually do, I’m still travelling with a basic photography kit in my regular Arcteryx Brize 32 daypack. I chose to take the 5D Mark IV, the Canon 11-24mm f/4 L (unboxing) and the 24-105mm f/4 L IS.  The 11-105mm range between two lenses is...

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Behind the Shot: Milky Way Surprise

This photo of the Milky Way rising over Wedge Mountain in Whistler had a little surprise in it when I looked closely through my shots on a computer. What at first might appear to be a shooting star in the centre of the frame, is in fact called an Iridium Flare, and it’s caused by sunlight bouncing off the solar arrays of a passing satellite! It’s the first time I’ve ever captured a photo of this phenomenon, so I thought it would be a fun one to share. Equipment Used for This Shot Canon 5D Mark IV Canon 24-70...

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Last Minute Shopping! Free 2nd Day Shipping for Think Tank and MindShift + Gift Ideas

If you’ve still got a few gifts to buy for the holiday period, Think Tank Photo and MindShift Gear are offering free 2nd day shipping on all orders placed between now and the end of Tuesday 19th! As usual, if you spend over $50 then you’ll also get a free gift with your purchase which will be selectable at the cart stage. I’ve compiled a short lift of top gift ideas for both brands below! Think Tank Photo Retrospective 6 shoulder bag – ON SALE! Pee Wee Pixel Pocket Rocket card holder Card/Battery wallet – STOCKING STUFFER! Cable Management...

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New Tripod Case from Think Tank Photo – Tripod Manager 44

Think Tank Photo have jut added another rolling case to their ever-growing lineup, and this one is a big beast! It’s called the Video Tripod Manager 44, and it’ll hold tripods or other support equipment up to 40 inches in length. The case is constructed with crush-resistant ABS twinwall for incredible impact protection, so your precious cargo is well protected. In fact, in the video on their website, it says you can comfortably stand on this case, which means it offers quite a bit more protection than their standard camera rolling cases.   Whilst the primary target seems to be...

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New Peak Design Capture v3 and Slide Straps Are Available

Just a quick one to let you guys know that Peak Design is now shipping all the newly updated goodies that they launched last month. They initially ran a short Kickstarter campaign, but now the new Capture Clip V3, Slide and Slide Lite straps are shipping in limited quantities from their website.  If you’re quick, you might get things in before Christmas!! As a friend of my site, you’ll get a free gift from Peak Design if you use the links below to click through to their store and spend over $65. More details on that deal here. Purchase...

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