Posts Tagged ‘case’

Wooden Accessory Maker Miniot to Create One-of-a-Kind Cases for Leica T

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What’s the first thing you’re going to do when your $1900 pre-ordered Leica T arrives on your doorstep in the coming weeks? Well, wooden accessory manufacturer Miniot hopes you’ll cover its aluminum unibody design with one of their hand-crafted wooden cases. Read more…

Photog Awarded $200K for Unlawful Arrest, Prompts the Creation of an Officer Training Program

Three years ago, in late July of 2011, freelance news photographer Philip Datz was arrested by the Suffolk County Police Department in New York for “obstruction of governmental administration” because he was recording the conclusion of a police chase from a safe distance away.

Last we told you about the case, the police were dropping the charges and officers were going to have to go through “media relations training,” but the case has gone much further than that in the intervening three years. Read more…

Lowepro Gives One of Its X-Series Bags a Thorough Beating… Er… Testing

When it comes to testing, Lowepro gear doesn’t have it easy. Earlier this year, Lowepro announced a new lineup of camera bags aimed at the traveling professional, and yesterday, they released a hard-to-watch video in which these bags are put to the test. Read more…

Selfy Integrates Remote Trigger Into Phone and Tablet Cases

There are quite a few options in the form of applications and even other devices that will allow you to take photos with your phone via a remote, but none are quite as integrated as Selfy. Read more…

COVR iPhone Case Helps You Take Better Candid Photos… Or Be a Creeper

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The best camera is the one you have with you, and most of the time that camera is part of a device that also makes phone calls and serves as a platform for whatever Flappy Bird clone stole your heart when the original app was pulled.

The problem is, if you’re a photographer using your phone you’re probably capturing a moment that’s about to pass… a moment you often destroy that second you take out your phone and point it at someone. That’s where the COVR iPhone case comes in. Read more…

Walter SD Card Holder: Store Your Digital Photos in This Miniature Leica M

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Custom gear maker Walter Pretorius of Walter Leica has come out with a new product for photographers who want a safe and fun way to carry additional memory cards. It’s the Walter SD Card Holder, a tiny Leica M look-alike that has memory card slots of its own.
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Create a Simple DIY ‘Angle Viewfinder’ for Your Smartphone Using an SLR Mirror

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Want to shoot photos using your smartphone from the hip, but don’t want buy a MirrorCase? When photography enthusiast Angel Gonzales found himself in that situation recently, he decided to go the DIY route and make his own mirror case.
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Swiss Research Group Creates Their Own Insect-Inspired Compound Eye Cam

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A few weeks ago, a team of researchers from all over the world boasted that they had created the world’s first working compound eye cam at the University of Illinois. Sort of like a balloon with 180 node-like “ommatidia” on it, the camera was quite an achievement.

It didn’t take long, however, for another team of researchers to break into the same market and offer the Illinois camera some bug-eyed competition. The Swiss research group Curvace has created a 180-degree field of view camera that looks a little like something Star Trek’s Geordi La Forge would wear. Read more…

How to Make a Padded Lens Case Using Plastic Bottles

If you’d like a cheap and simple way to protect your camera lenses from rain and from drops, you can make a makeshift lens case using ordinary plastic bottles (e.g. water bottles, soda bottles). Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do so.
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Canon Has Not Started Bundling Hoods and Cases with Non-L Glass

Lens hoods and protective cases are nice accessories to have, but they’re generally only bundled with professional L glass when it comes to Canon lenses. Canon USA almost never includes them with lenses that don’t carry that distinctive red ring (or a green ring). Last week, Bryan Carnathan over at The Digital Picture recently noticed that the pre-order pages for the new Canon 35mm f/2 IS over on B&H and Adorama listed a hood and case as part of what’s included. The news surely got many a Canonite wondering, “will bundled hoods and cases be included with non-L lenses now?”

Unfortunately, the answer is no — at least for photographers in the US.
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