From the show floor of Imaging USA, Larry Becker, of KelbyOne Media, speaks with a Hoodman representative about several new, mirrorless-focused products expected to be released in April. The first is an Eyecup that fits the viewfinders of both the Sony A7 series cameras, as well as their DSLR models. Two sizes are available—large and small. Next is a dongle-style USB 3.0 card reader with dedicated slots for SD and microSD form factor cards. Finally, a new HoodLoupe, which features a bracket optimized for the slimmer profiles of mirrorless cameras.
Card readers? Really? It might come as a surprise that these are worthy of an article, but we'd ask you to keep an open mind. You can transfer data quickly from SD, CompactFlash (CF) or XQD cards with USB-equipped memory card readers. Some even help you speed up your photography workflow by enabling simultaneous transfers from multiple cards.
At B&H, we are constantly exposed to innovative new products that help make life and work a little easier, whether you’re shooting photos, videos, making music or just relaxing at home. The most memorable aspects of this equipment often lie in the little details.
When you're shooting with DSLRs or camcorders and you want more mobility than that afforded by tripods, bean bags and the like, stabilizer and rig systems of the handheld, shoulder and cage variety really come in handy.
Off the cuff, one might think there are few, if any, differences between packing a DSLR system and an HDSLR system, but once you look beyond the basics, i.e. the camera bodies, lenses and tripod (the legs, but not necessarily the head), the differences start adding up.