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I recently made a "sizeable" purchase with NatureScapes and I couldn't be happier with the services provided! I was shopping for a new Gitzo tripod, Wimberley head and several related accessories. One of the things that immediately caught my attention was that NatureScapes offered discount "bundle" pricing on the tripod+leg covers and the Wimberley head+cover that none of the other "big name (internet) stores" offered. NatureScapes also sells a custom-designed Gitzo “safety plate” which adds increased strength to the tripod head for supporting heavy lenses. The safety plate was “free” with the purchase of the tripod, so that was another benefit for me. NatureScapes provided lightning-quick responses to multiple email questions (both before, and after my purchase), and the owner of the company spoke to me, at length, on the telephone. Processing and delivery of the order was quick, convenient, and painless (I used PayPal) – with free shipping, no less! As a first-time customer, I am glad to say that it was an absolutely flawless transaction, and I wouldn't hesitate to do business with NatureScapes again.
The Naturescapes store has been very good to purchase items I need from time to time. And only the top quality merchandise is sold to us customers. Thank You.
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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.
Debra Herst about Pro Storm Jacket Waterproof Telephoto Cover:
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.
Tim about Think Tank Pro Speed Belt V2.0:
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
Joe Campana about MindShift Rotation 180 Panorama Rain Cover:
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.
Victor Labyuk about "Better Beamer" Flash Extender Replacement Lens:
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.
Ken Wagner about LensAlign MkII Focus Calibration System by Michael Tapes Design:
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.
Mike about PowerEx MH-C801D Eight Cell 1-Hour Charger:
March 30, 2015
1 hr charge is nice but decreases battery life
Advantages: Small for travel
Disadvantages: led hard to see
John Sibley about "Better Beamer" Flash Extender Velcro Attachment Strap:
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
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.
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.
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.
Tom L about Sirui G-20KX Ball Head:
March 9, 2015
I purchased the Sirui G20KX head along with a Sirui NX2004 tripod because I wanted something that would pack in carry-on luggage. The head is incredibly strong, holding my 70-200mm and 1DMk4. I tried my 500mm just to see if it would lock it in place and the head managed to hold tight. Very pleased with this setup.
Advantages: Small, strong, great value.
WPRESTO about Sirui ET-2004 Aluminum Tripod with E-20 Ball Head:
March 5, 2015
Purchased to replace same model that had twist-lock legs. Lever locks much faster and more secure. Excellent sturdy tripod. The head is amazingly strong for its size/weight. The lock-up is nicely gradual. My first experience with an Arca-Swiss type quick release. An adequate system, but flawed.
Advantages: Quick set-up, very sturdy, folds small
Disadvantages: A bit heavy for airline travel (2204 would be better). Carry bag is superfluous extra, would never use it traveling as it only adds more weight and bulk, would not use it in the field because it's too slow to extract the 'pod. Better to carry the 'pod attached to a backpack.
Mike Gallo about Heat Company Heat 3 Smart Gloves:
March 3, 2015
Good but no cigar
Advantages: Certainly keep your hands warm
Disadvantages: These are not all that well thought out for photographers. They should have had the index finger independently accessible just like they did with the thumb. As it is you need to have your 4-fingers out of the mitten part to use your gear, and if you are out in the Chicago area this February you know that it is too cold to use it that way for very long. Also, given the disadvantages they are overpriced.
Ralph about Heat Company Heat 3 Smart Gloves:
February 27, 2015
What a great pair of gloves. Used them last week while photographing frozen ice covered lighthouses on the shore of Lake Michigan. The temperature never got over +15 with wind and my fingers never got cold. I did use small hand warmers in the hand warmer pocket. Very happy with this purchase.
Advantages: Warm and comfortable. They are a must hor photo shooting in cold weather.
Disadvantages: None, they're perfect.
Brad Mangas about NatureScapes.net iBoost2 Mobile Device Charger:
February 13, 2015
I really don't mean to complain about this and will first say that I received one of these Free along with an order of Heat Smart Gloves. So first of all thank you. I charged this unit initially for around 24 hours and went to use it a few days later. It put around a 40% charge back in my iphone 6 and then was dead. I charged it a second time for around 12 hours and it set on my desk for a couple of days until my iphone 6 needed charged. I plugged it in to my phone and the unit was completely dead, not charge at all. I charged it a third time for around 12 hours and went to use it for the third time, still completely dead. Thanks for letting me try it anyway.
Advantages: small, easy to use, lite, compact, comes with needed cord.
Disadvantages: would not hold a charge.
Fred Heidepriem about Pelican Padded Tripod Bag - 48" Length:
February 13, 2015
Great bag. Tough build, great padding.
Advantages: Long straps allow easy carry. Three pockets for accessories.
Disadvantages: None I can see.