Month: February 2010

Think Tank Announces the Retrospective 10, 20 and 30 + Retrospective lens changers

UPDATE: These think tank bags are now available. Someone has posted a very nice review on one forum here: Purchasing through the links below will allow you to claim a free gift from Think Tank when you check out your order!! At the PMA tradeshow Think Tank Photo announced the introduction of an entirely new line of camera bags, the Retrospective series,designed to be discrete but very stylish. As camera bag designers and frontline photojournalists, we honor the role of reportage and its influence on photojournalism, said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo’s president and lead designer. We understand that photography is more than an assignment or a paycheck, but a way of life and an art form. To quote Cartier-Bresson: To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy. 5 products will start the new lineup , The Retrospective 10, 20 and 30 and the Retrospective lens Changer 20 and 30. All the bags feature the award winning design aspects of the regular Think Tank bags, but with a discrete design to draw less attention to you and your shooting equipment. These look like they could be some great bags for city street shooters, travelers and photo journalists. With the 3 sizes of bag Think Tank...

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Think Tank announces the Logitsics Manager

At the PMA tradeshow Think Tanks announced a couple of cool new products. The first one, the Logistics Manager , is Think Tank’s largest bag to date. The rolling bag is designed to hold multiple cameras and large lenses or lighting equipment and is deep enough to hold many of the popular large strobe heads vertically. For photographers traveling with large amounts of studio lighting gear this is the case for you. Of course the case comes fitted with all the usual Think Tank accessories such as TSA combination locks and enough padding and dividers to provide a nearly infinite amount of configuration combinations. When the bag becomes available, purchasing with this link , from the official Think Tank site will entitle you to a free bag when you checkout!! The Logistics Manager provides the answer to a question often asked by working photographers, which is, how can I transport all of my gear into the field, have quick access to it, and secure it from loss or theft, said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo president and lead designer. We took the design and engineering principles we pioneered in our line-up of award-winning rolling camera bags and applied them to this very roomy pro photographer logistics solution. As with all think tank roller bags there is a good sized organizer pocket(pictured above) on the front of the bag for...

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Photography news – Feb ’10

I’ve been on the road for the majority of the last month so posts have been a little sparse. Over the last few weeks though there have been quite a few announcements in the photography world with the PMA tradeshow taking place in the US. In case you missed any of them, here is a quick run down of new developments. Apple has announced Aperture 3. The third iteration of the popular image cataloging program features some big advances that look likely to bring it more in line with Adobe Lightroom. It even features full support for video including options to edit the videos in Aperture. Available to purchase here. You can download a free trial from the Apple website and give it a try for a month. At the moment I am using Lightroom 2.0 but I have been unimpressed with the speed of it. I’m definitely going to give Aperture 3 more than a passing glance, especially with its video support. I’ll report my findings but feel free to chime in with comments below of you have already given it a trial. Nikon announced 2 new lenses , the 24mm 1.4 and the 16-35 f4 VR. With the 24mm lens Nikon is just playing catch up to Canon’s stunning 24mm 1.4 that I have recently purchased myself. I’m sure Nikon users will welcome the addition to their...

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Camera choice, thoughts from an over crowded camera bag.

I’m in the lucky position right now to have all three of Canons latest cameras sitting here in front of me. I have been using the 5dMKII since January last year , I purchased a 7d in August and just over two weeks ago I picked up the new Canon 1dMKIV.  Whilst I’m not going to do exhaustive comparative testing between all the cameras (I simply don’t have the time to do this and plenty of websites out there will do this anyway) I thought I should collect together some of the thoughts I have had whilst using these...

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