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Graham Morgan about  Gura Gear Bataflae Backpack 32L:
July 22, 2014
The bag is fine as was the last one. I have bought a new bag, not because the last one wore out , it didn't. The zipper teeth remained sound, however the coating on the zipper body eventually deteriorated and the body corroded. No matter how often and meticulously I serviced it. The corroding zipper body continued to deposit filagree on the teeth which would cause the zipper to let me down in the field.

Advantages: O.K having said that I had this older Kiboko (bought from you) for many years and it had a tough life with plenty of polar, african and sea travel. A pity the zipper body was corroding as the bag remains in excellent condition. Soif you have some advice as to how to make the old bag reliable again please let me know.
Greg about  APEX Beanbag:
July 22, 2014
Well made. I wish they had better instructions on filling with various materials. I started with rice and to fill it completely you need about 17 lbs. This is pretty heavy so I think beans would be lighter so now I have to experiment with a load of beans! What do I do with 17 lbs of rice?

Advantages: Well made, aluminium plate is sturdy and stable

Disadvantages: How much weight does each substance weight when completely full? Better instructions...
Don North about  NEOS Trekker Overshoe:
July 15, 2014
I wore the Neos on a recent trip on the inland passageway in Alaska. The boots worked very well in shallow water (getting in and out of zodiacs). They worked less well in short hikes on shore because they are not made to absorb the punishment of brambles and sticks.
Frances Lowe about  Walkstool Comfort:
July 2, 2014
I am elderly and cannot walk far, especially uphill. I bought the walkstool for a rip to Scotland with my daughter -- she carried it in her backpack. City and country, I could set it up and rest when I needed to, which was pretty often. I got the smallest (18) size as I am short.

Advantages: Reasonably lightweight, opens and closes easily and quickly, sturdy on uneven surfaces. Fits in backpack or carry over shoulder. Did not always use the carrier, as it made it more awkward to get out. Sit down carefully and it is very stable. Fits in my suitcase.

Disadvantages: none
Steve Kaye about  NSN CLF-456 Lens Replacement Foot:
June 30, 2014
Fast and easy. Excellent experience.

Advantages: Great product

Disadvantages: None
Steve T. about  NEOS River Trekker:
June 30, 2014
Nice hip boots as these go over your existing shoes. The tread really grabbed well on slippery terrain.

Advantages: You can wear your regular shoes, sneakers, hiking boots, etc.

Disadvantages: None noted.
Paul Lazenby about  Think Tank Photo Glass Limo:
June 15, 2014
I bought this bag for a canon 5d3 plust a 300 - 2.8 lens

Advantages: Nice size - looks well made - time will tell.

Disadvantages: No cradle supports for the lens - cannot be used safely with only the bottom padded locating ring in the bottom of the case - the lens and camera attached wobble about far to much - I cannoy believe the claims made by Think Tank - I am now designing a cradle to secure the top of the lens and camera - I'm not a happy bunny !!!!
June 13, 2014
Awesome lenes but very poor quality case. I have had 3 cases since April because of poor design. They break easily. The thread on the handle comes loose and the cases is not stable

Advantages: Excellent lenes. I have 4 and all are great quality. However they become useless without a good case to mount them on.

Disadvantages: The case and combo handle do not last very long. Cheap thread mounts and weak plastic case.
June 11, 2014
A bit of a challenge to get it connected.

Advantages: Great for larger cameras with medium to larger lenses.

Disadvantages: Difficult to assemble on camera.
Sandy about  LensPen Lens Cleaner:
June 7, 2014
Always a winning tool to have in your camera pack!

Advantages: Small and packable.

Disadvantages: None that I can state.
Sandy about  LensPen MiniPro II:
June 7, 2014
Always a winning tool to have in your camera pack!

Advantages: Good to put in a pocket

Disadvantages: I haven't lost one but since it is small that might be a concern
June 7, 2014
Some good tips to fine tune your workflow and camera adjustments
Sandy about  Wimberley Plamp Extension:
June 7, 2014
Great addition to my arsenal. Will work super at a bird blind where I need more flexibility changing out perches.

Advantages: Flexible (haha).

Disadvantages: None so far.
Marco about  Wimberley Plamp II:
June 5, 2014
Great tool. Wasn't sure what to think of the clamp, but quickly figured out the versatility of the system. I hope the rubber band holds up long, but probably easily replaced with a regular rubber band. Thumbs up, I need one more.

Advantages: gives you an extra hand!

Disadvantages: can't think of any.
Lloyd Spitalnik about  NSN CLF-300 Lens Replacement Foot:
May 23, 2014
I have the new Canon 600 with a Really Right Stuff replacement foot, the old Canon 500 with a 4th Generation foot and they are both good. I just bought the new Canon 300 f/2.8 and decided to buy the Naturescapes replacement specifically designed for the 300. I must say that I'm very pleased with the buiuld and design. Having the other two to compare it to I have absolutely no regrets with my purchase. I would say buy this with confidence.

Advantages: Lighter weight than the original foot having to add a double dovetail plate.

Disadvantages: None that i can think of.
Con Foley about  NEOS River Trekker:
May 22, 2014
Exactly what the doctor ordered for crossing streams in the wild. Easy and quick to put on and equally easy to take off. It allows you to wear your normal hiking shoes and attire.

Advantages: Good for a quick stream crossing or hike through a stream. Allows you to wear your normal hiking attire and easily get into and out of the overshoes.

Disadvantages: Really needs a belt to hold the straps on the leggings up. Normally not a problem as you'll have a belt anyway.
Greg Downing, Publisher, NatureScapes.Net about  LensCoat 3Xpandable Long Lens Bag:
May 19, 2014
I was involved in the design phase of this bag and to say it’s been well thought-out is an understatement. I took an early prototype to Africa last year and provided my feedback to LensCoat in real time, helping them perfect its usability.

The attention to detail put into this inventive fold-down design, when paired with tons of features—including the ability to use it at different lengths, allowing you to set it up for the lens alone, lens with camera hood reversed, and lens with camera hood extended—makes it the most unique bag of its kind.

These bags are the perfect solution for times when you’ll be moving from place to place (like on an African safari) and need to quickly stow and protect your camera-mounted long lens (hood and all) but is also great for traveling and working from a car or boat. These bags are awesome—worth every penny and made in the USA!
Greg Downing, Publisher, NatureScapes.Net about  LensCoat 4Xpandable Long Lens Bag:
May 19, 2014
I was involved in the design phase of this bag and to say it’s been well thought-out is an understatement. I took an early prototype to Africa last year and provided my feedback to LensCoat in real time, helping them perfect its usability.

The attention to detail put into this inventive fold-down design, when paired with tons of features—including the ability to use it at different lengths, allowing you to set it up for the lens alone, lens with camera hood reversed, and lens with camera hood extended—makes it the most unique bag of its kind.

These bags are the perfect solution for times when you’ll be moving from place to place (like on an African safari) and need to quickly stow and protect your camera-mounted long lens (hood and all) but is also great for traveling and working from a car or boat. These bags are awesome—worth every penny and made in the USA!
Robert Mitchell about  Think Tank Photo Pixel Pocket Rocket:
May 19, 2014
both products are very good

Advantages: easy to use

Disadvantages: not well kown.
Richard about  Sirui K-20x Ball Head:
May 15, 2014
This ball head does exactly what I expected to do. It holds a DSLR with medium size telephoto lens (Nikon 200-400mm) steady with no movement. It's easy to adjust with one hand on the camera and the other on the head controls. It's what I wanted and got.

Advantages: Solid and light weight for the load it will carry.
Inexpensive for it's specs.
Time will tell if it holds up, but it does carry a 6 yr. warranty


Disadvantages: None so far
Sue F. about  Kwik Camo Photography Blind:
May 13, 2014
Easy to use and transport to shoots off the beaten path - also worked really well when used from the car for waterfowl.

Advantages: Easy to use, carry and is effective - I am petite so had to shorten the length. The head area shifts around a bit on your head, but the visibility is good.

Disadvantages: Copious material flaps noisily in the wind - I added some ties to the seams inside to minimize this. Also had to add more velcro to the lens opening, as it was too big ( I have a 500mm). Its kind of a pain to crawl underneath the material once you are set up, but it beats lugging a pop up blind in addition to your camera gear!
Michael Watts about  The SkimmerSack Beanbag:
May 7, 2014
Worked great last year on two week safari in Kenya. Fell apart this year in India. The rubberized material deteriorated extensively. It was stored in my closet with camera gear so doubt dry rot.

Advantages: Worked well once.

Disadvantages: Not durable
Trish about  The SkimmerSack Beanbag:
May 2, 2014
Great product, works well, light in weight, easy to move around - would recommend it one and all.

Advantages: Light, well made.

Disadvantages: None.
Miranda Collett about  Wimberley Head II:
April 28, 2014
Product as good as my last Wimberley 2 head - really excellent. So good I bought 2. It is easy to assembly with the tripod I bought (Gitzo) - took about 5 mins max.
Product arrived on time and well packed.

Advantages: Great product

Disadvantages: Pricey but worth it
April 25, 2014
Nice, lightweight gimbal head with good motion control...I use it with a Canon 100-400 lens. Very pleased.
April 21, 2014
Very well built. Smooth pan and tilt. Solid build and I have no issues with its ability to support camera/lens combinations. I think this is the best gimbal head in this price range. I would recommend it to a friend.

Advantages: Lighter weight than some gimbals but strong build allows use with most setups.
Extremely smooth pan and tilt.

Disadvantages: The only thing I would have changed if possible is the lock for the tilt and pan to both be on the left side. This requires use of only the left hand which allows right to be used solely for camera.
Richard about  Wimberley Head II:
April 16, 2014
This is my second Wimberley Head II. We needed a second tripod and head to replace a cheaper, less stable setup. Sure there are less expensive alternatives, but I know what I'm getting with this one, and it's rock solid on Gitzo legs for both long lenses and spotting scopes. It's also built extremely well. I've never had any problems with my other one in the 5 years that I've used it. Finally, I prefer to support a small USA company.

Advantages: Solid stable platform
Very well built
Will last even under heavy use.

Disadvantages: None
April 16, 2014
Gotta Love this idea. Why did it take so long to invent this. I could have saved so many lens caps!

Advantages: Keeps your lens cap where you can find it! Yeah

Disadvantages: not available in all stores
April 11, 2014
Works as advertised. It will be a big help in stabilizing my loaded Glass Taxi when hiking on rocky trails.

Advantages: The belt is well made and designed with buckles that are easy to use and not slip.

Disadvantages: The only minus is that the belt could use a little more freedom in it's sizing. While it works well when I wear no jacket to a medium weight jacket, it will probably be too short when I try to use it with a heavy down coat.
Gary about  Wimberley Head II:
April 7, 2014
I am using the the Wimberley head with my long telephoto lenses for shore bird and wildlife photography. I like the design of the WH-2 and the greater stability compared to my ball head mount. Complete instructions accompany this head, along with the tools to assemble it. It took me about 15 minutes to assemble, including attaching an arca-swill type plate to my lens collar. The plate does not come with the WH-2 kit, but Wimberley and many others sell these. Balancing camera and lens was fast and easy, and instructions for this are included in the WH-2 kit. The movements are smooth as can be and converting from landscape to portrait mode is done simply by loosening the tripod mounting collar on the lens and rotating 90 degrees. Overall, this is a well crafted and designed gimbal head. It looks and feels very durable for years of use. Many other gimbal heads of various size and weights are available, some at lower prices. I decided to try a well known Wimberley and I am quite pleased with the product.

Advantages: Well designed
Solid construction
Easy to assemble and modify (option to covert to side mount)
Smooth movements
Good accessories and support from Wimberely

Disadvantages: On the expensive side, but it is a very high quality item.
Weight (fairly typical for full size gimbal)