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Jim Johnson about  The Skimmer Ground Pod II:
August 17, 2015
Excellent, easy to use, light

Advantages: Works well with the SkimmerII or on the ground.

Disadvantages: so far no problems
August 17, 2015
gives great support without raising the lens far off the ground pod.

Advantages: can be left on the ground pod when carrying.

Disadvantages: none
August 5, 2015
Great item works perfetly
Tony Bynum about  Heat Company Heat 3 Smart Gloves:
August 2, 2015
I purchased these because I make my living outside. I have 100 pairs of gloves and about every glommit, crabclaw and glove you can imagine. These looked like they might fill the niche and allow me to finally have just one pair of shooting mittens for hard, deep cold. They are close, but not the cats meow. Still room for someone to produce the right product for this segment. Hard to run them down too much. That said, they are very pricey for what they are. Well built, will last, do work okay, but where I'm at, Northern Montana and Alberta, CA, Sask, etc. they have their limits. The issue really is that there are not many options. When it gets cold, I still use the Outdoor Research old style crab claw style mitten. Hey are hugely warm and I can modestly operate a camera for a long time in sub zero. These are good for freezing temps, as it gets more near zero or below, you're going to have to get a different product. . .

Advantages: well built, soft, useful, no many other options in this category, durable, nice looking.

Disadvantages: a little cumbersome to flip the finger cover over, not fond of the webbing holding the fingers together, but hey i recognize the utility, not really made for the kind of cold weather i hoped for. Yes i will use them, but they have their limits. WAY over priced! seriously, these are $100 mittens . . .
Beverly D about  NEOS Adventurer Overshoes:
July 20, 2015
These sturdy overshoes fit perfectly over my hiking boots, performed flawlessly (not a drop of moisture got in during several hours of walking through and sitting in a marsh), and packed small. Can't get much better than that. Planning on using them frequently for other wet hiking.

Advantages: Fit well. Easy to get on and off with the expandable gusset. Good treads for walking. Very waterproof.

Disadvantages: Can't wear them at the office? Nah - no cons I noticed.
July 15, 2015
Fast service. Excellent product.
Debra Herst about  LensCoat Hoodie Cover:
June 25, 2015
Fantastic, I don't know what took me so long to get this!

Advantages: Easy on/off protection for lenses too large to be supplied with lens caps.
June 25, 2015
I love these storm jackets! I had purchased a smaller one earlier & loved it so much I bought a larger one for my 300mm lens that fits easily with a teleconverter as well.

Advantages: Extremely easy & quick to put on. So small & lightweight you don't even notice it in your bag - a great advantage when it comes to traveling.
May 30, 2015
Very well made belt, fits well & does not slip.

Advantages: I have found that by removing the one side of the buckle you can easily slide a wide variety of cases that have "belt loops" built into them. This allows me to customize my belt to a greater extent.

Disadvantages: I did need to purchase the harness to support some of my heavier glass.
Nick Baldwin about  LensCoat LensPouches:
May 29, 2015
Very hand bags/pouches. I use them for: a small flash/battery holder/and of course a couple of lenses.

Advantages: The material itself acts as padding to prevent bumps from becoming damaging. drawstrings make open/closing easy and clip means you can hang it anywhere!

Disadvantages: Haven't found any.
Bill about  LensCoat LensPouches:
May 28, 2015
Just a quick note that the Large Wide model fits the new Canon 11-24mm lens great.

Advantages: dense neoprene protective
Nick Baldwin about  LensCoat BodyBag Pro with Lens:
May 23, 2015
I had been wrapping sm. bubble wrap around all my equipment before returning it to my safe. these bags are easier to use and more completely protect my gear. (-:

Advantages: ease of use. bump and scratch protection. good workmanship at a good price.

Disadvantages: none that I can think of.
Nick Baldwin about  LensCoat BodyBag Telephoto:
May 23, 2015
I used one of these bodybags on my new E-M1+telephoto lens while traveling 9 miles out into a bay in ME. to photograph Puffins. It protected my camera from bumps and the threat of salt spray while traveling.
I used another of your products purchased some time ago to protect the other lens, actually in use the majority of the travel to the site.

Advantages: ease of use/removal. prevents nicks and scratches and bumps. also protects from occasional moisture-though not a rain shield -it can help with some wind born mist/spray.

Disadvantages: none that I can think of
Nick Baldwin about  LensCoat BodyBag Large Zoom:
May 23, 2015
I needed several smaller bags to protect P & S and M 4/3 bodies while stored in my safe. These bags are great at protecting against bumps/scratches while stored with other cameras/lenses

Advantages: Ease of use/removal. padding against contact with other objects. good workmanship at a good price.

Disadvantages: None that I can think of
May 23, 2015
I was not in need of a waist beltpack until my old Gaelen Rowel faithful was stolen 3 yrs ago. Probably the people at MS had started thinking of a better overall system long before I was in need of one. Was I glad to discover their introduction of the Rotation 180. At first, skepticism set in, then I thought, now I could do so much more, carry some essentials in the main compartment of the backpack and have my so greatly missed and needed waist beltpack. Have not put it to the real test yet, but have played with it long enough and my many years of experience with all sorts of other backpacks tells me it will work just fine for both short wilderness trekking and roaming around the streets of small and big towns. The people at MS have obviously thought long and hard about every little retail. Take for instance the rain cover. The design of one item backpack manufacturers have negletted since the very beginning. This one has all the details worked out. And so does the backpack itself, well almost all.

Advantages: Combination backpack and waist/belt pack. Good for short trekking and city roaming. Belt pack of Panorama has enough room for the basic equipment for daily travel and the backpack can carry the other essentials required. Great to discover that it's really a good item to bring as a carry on on domestic and international flights. Easy to manouver the in and out of the beltpack and the added feature of it being a stand alone beltpack is great. Impeccable and sturdy construction where needed.

Disadvantages: Beltpack lid takes a little force to keep it open. It'll take some use to have it remain open for easier access to main compartment. The pouch that holds the tripod feet is of course very practical but could be adjustable, i.e., deeper to allow for longer tripods not to be longer/higher than the top of the pack. Difficulty in wrapping rain cover over the top of the tripod. Even a lightweight one like a compact Manfrotto carbon fiber. Would have liked the beltpack compartment to be a tad roomier without having to go to the bigger backpack.
scott elowitz about  LensCoat BeamerKeeper:
May 21, 2015
when stowing the beamer wrap the velcro with the hook side facing in and you wont have any issues with it catching on the material.
May 18, 2015
was delivered fast accurate and as described
Bob Woods about  Wimberley Head II:
May 6, 2015
Somewhat pricey. But, if you can afford a big lens you can surely afford this product and you won't regret it!

Advantages: This is a precision instrument that performs as such.

Disadvantages: A bit heavy but very manageable.
Joseph Walc about  Gitzo Safe-Lock Plate 3 Series:
May 6, 2015
An improvement over the original plate. I like the rubber seal around the base. The set screw helps prevent a ball head from twisting on the plate. Add the NatureScapes safety plate and your good to go.

Advantages: Like most Gitzo products it's made to last a lifetime.

Disadvantages: None noted.
April 22, 2015
No real instructions,assembly only.needs a tutorial or instructions on how to properly use
Ed Cramer about  Gura Gear Bataflae Backpack 32L:
April 20, 2015
The Bataflae 32L has become my bag for transporting my camera gear. I needed a bag that could hold my Nikon 400mm f/2.8 lens and this bag can hold it on one side and on the other I packed a 70-200 f/2.8, 16-35f/4, my flash,d800 with a grip and filters, flash bracket and other accessories.
The bag is well made and padded. It will hold a lot of stuff.
Bill Brennan about  OP/TECH Accessory Pack:
April 20, 2015
I have a number of the OP/TECH Accessory packs. They are terrific for keeping my photo gear organized.
John Sibley about  Harbor Digital Flash Extender:
April 20, 2015
Bought to use with 300mm and 600mm telephotos photographing birds in dark forest conditions.
I have the Better Beamer as well, but the HD looked shorter and more compact when on the camera flash.

Advantages: Quicker to attach to the flash, (30sec approx) as opposed to the BB which takes several min to attach properly, but the HD is still quite fiddly to attach.
A bit shorter than the BB, so less likely to catch on twigs etc.
Has a removable diffuser (used to give what seems more even illumination compared to the BB), but still has a hot spot in the centre with this in place when in use. So I prefer to leave diffuser out.

Disadvantages: Appreciably heavier than the BB, so more likely to cause the flash head to droop and give uneven illumination? This has been a problem with my SB800.
Very bulky and can't be disassembled like the BB and packed flat in camera bag. This alone might cause me to only use it in circumstances when I have a large space in the camera bag to carry it. (Which isn't very often)
Doesn't concentrate the flash light as much as the BB (45% as effective as the BB, judging by the size of the projected light rectangle on a distant wall), so may be less effective at extreme distances. However, as the fresnel lens is CLOSER to the flash tube than the BB, it may be gathering MORE light than the BB, even though it spreads it further side to side than the BB does. Will have to do more tests!
Jim Zipp about  LensCoat TravelHood:
April 5, 2015
The Canon hood for the 600 is huge and takes up a ton of space in my carry on bag and I don't like checking it. Because this hood lays flat it takes up almost no room. The Canon hood with a lenscoat weighs almost 50% more than this one too which is a bonus. 1/4lb might not sound like a lot but I can really feel the difference when it's out on the end of the lens.

Advantages: Saves packing space and weight
Jim Zipp about  LensCoat TravelHood:
April 3, 2015
The 600 hood is huge and takes up a ton of space in my carry on bag (and I don't like checking it). This lays flat and takes up almost no room. The Canon hood with a Lenscoat weighs 50% more which is a bonus. 1/4lb savings might not sound like a lot but easy to feel the difference when it's out on the end of the lens. For people that handhold an even bigger advantage but I don't do that often with the 600.

Advantages: Space saving and weight.
March 30, 2015
1 hr charge is nice but decreases battery life

Advantages: Small for travel

Disadvantages: led hard to see
March 29, 2015
This is an absolutely indispensible item for the wildlife photographer using 300mm plus telephotos, as the light from an unmodified flash falls away with distance so rapidly it is rarely useful beyond 10 metres.
The Better Beamer focuses the light into a narrower beam so it goes further. Chris McLennan (See his web site) uses two SB910 flashes with beamers to fill-flash lions loafing around on the African plains - awesome!

Advantages: I use one to fill-flash New Zealand birds in thick gloomy forest at a distance of 15-25m using a D800 plus a 300mm f2.8. The flash is turned down 1.7 stops to avoid black backgrounds and scaring the birds, and it picks out all the fine feather BARB (!!!) detail on the bird. It complements the razor sharp 300mm f2.8 so nicely for pictures that poke you in the eye with incredible detail recorded.

Disadvantages: The Better Beamer is big and whacky looking - be prepared to answer lots of silly questions from people who have not seen one before. Also, because of its length, if you caught it on a branch, it would act as lever on the flash gun, and could cause damage to the gun/camera and wrench the vulnerable hotshoe and the pivoting head of the gun. This has NEARLY happened to me several times! However, exercising care helps, and I really wouldn't be without it!
Wm Sailer about  AquaTech Sport Shield SS-Cap:
March 27, 2015
excellent product.
very easy to use because they adjust to the different size lens.

Advantages: a excellent front cover for lens to protect from rain and dust.
I use the on my lens on all of my trips.

Disadvantages: none
wm. Sailer about  LensCoat TravelHood:
March 27, 2015
well made hood. easy to put on and take off.

Advantages: save space in our camera bag by leaving the hard lens hoods at home.

Disadvantages: none
Greg about  LensCoat TravelHood:
March 25, 2015
I thought this lens hood was a good idea until I received it. First it is about as heavy as my lens hood on my Sigma 120-300. It takes some time fitting and I worry about knocking it out of alignment. It's best use would be on a tripod where nothing can get in the way. Knowing what I know now I would not buy again....

Advantages: Folds flat . Will work as a replacement if original damaged

Disadvantages: If I hand hold my Sigma 120-300 I have a good chance of knocking the cover out of alignment. Takes time to wrap around the lens and set straps.