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Five Luxurious Lens Wraps

The venerable lens wrap is a staple of many photographers’ bags, and if these shooters are anything like me, they will swear by them. These small, versatile wraps will keep your gear safe, whether that means by just offering some extra padding or by allowing you to toss an extra lens in your everyday bag. They also make fantastic gifts for your photographer friends. Here is a small selection of our favorite choices for tucking-in your equipment.

Eight Timeless Tools for Photographers

Sometimes you can’t beat a classic, even in the fast-paced, ever-changing world we live in today. Despite rapid and continuous evolution in the digital camera world, or constant improvements to optical design, new high-tech fabrics in bags, lightweight carbon fiber tripods, and so on, there are some photographic items out there that defy the need to evolve. They were simply perfected years ago, and are still available today to perform the same tasks they did back when they were cutting edge.

10 Tools for the Luddite Photographer

In today’s fast-paced, constantly evolving world, it's tough to keep up with the latest photographic trends and gear options available. Many find it too overwhelming to do so and, instead, simply choose to relax in the comforts of tested, proven designs for photographic equipment. While they are not the latest and greatest by any means, here are ten tools or processes that hardly require any introduction due to their reputations as classics, or by how they defy consistently transforming technology.

Wista 810DX Cherry Wood Field Camera


11 Environmentally Friendly, Green Gear Choices

The “Green Movement” has influenced manufacturers in the photographic community for quite some time. Lead and arsenic, a pair of heavy metals that contribute to the “character” and performance of optical glass, have been collectively called industrial poisons for decades. Beginning in the late 1990s, lead and arsenic were slowly phased out of formulas for lens elements and replaced by environmentally friendlier formulas that maintain the “look and feel” of the formulas they replaced.

17 Macro Photos of Items in My Camera Bag

For a photographer, macro photography might be the perfect “rainy day” activity. Once you discover close-up photos of things, you realize that everything can be turned into a photograph, especially on the macro level.

All Images © Todd Vorenkamp

So, with so many “everythings” out there to shoot, what should you train your macro lens on?

Camera Bag Gift Ideas

New camera messenger and shoulder bags from Tenba, Think Tank, Domke, Ruggard, and Crumpler make thoughtful and practical holiday gifts for your favorite photographer or photo enthusiast. The bags present a variety of specialty features, some of which include silent touch-fasteners, quick-access top zippers, expanding compartments, and more.

Belt Systems for Camera Slingers

When it comes to carrying your gear through a fast-paced, day-long event, there’s certainly no shortage of options. Backpacks and shoulder bags have long been the professional event photographer’s staple when they need to keep everything close at hand.

 

Essential Gear for Savvy Wedding Pros

Holiday 2012: 50 Under 50

Looking for a quick gift idea to give to a photography, video or pro-audio fanatic? Check out this no-nonsense list of fifty gifts that each costs less than fifty dollars. There's even stuff in here that grandparents and grandkids will appreciate.

 

Holiday 2012: Be Prepared for Your Holiday Travels

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