Impressions of the Cotton Carrier Camera Vest
by | May 17, 2012

© Connor StefanisonOne of the biggest annoyances I find in photography is dealing with camera straps. If you’ve ever been out shooting with two cameras strapped to your shoulders, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Sports, wedding, and even nature photographers are often in situations where havin...

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EIZO ColorEdge CG245W
by | January 24, 2012

© Marsel van OostenMy first serious computer monitor was a LaCie Electron Blue IV, an incredibly heavy, blue beast. It served me well for many years until recently. It can no longer reach the desired brightness, so I had to start looking for an alternative.

At the time when I bought the massive LaCie CRT scree...

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PowerEx Batteries and MH-C801D Charger
by | August 31, 2011

PowerEx batteries and chargerProduct Overview

The Batteries

PowerEx batteries come in two types—the standard high capacity 2700 NiMH version and the newer Imedion low discharge 2400 NiMH version. Both are very high quality batteries that can be charged hundreds of times and have no charge memory (meaning that they can...

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Gitzo GT1541T 6x Carbon Fiber Tripod Review
by | February 21, 2011

Gitzo GT1541T reviewI love the wilderness. There is nothing quite like the feeling of venturing into the untamed back country and finding yourself in a remote area, seldom touched by man. It is here where the beauty and complete awesomeness of the natural world overwhelms me and fills me with inspiration. Surrounde...

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MacBook Air Comparison
by Kah Kit Yoong | February 14, 2011

© Kah Kit YoongIn an attempt to shed a bit of weight off my carry-on luggage, I purchased an ‘Ultimate’ edition Macbook Air to replace one of my current MacBook Pros. For the record I usually bring two notebook computers on my trips, just in case one fails – it would be disastrous not to be a...

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Clik Elite Camera Capsule Product Review
by | October 29, 2010

© Kari PostAny seasoned backcountry enthusiast knows that a well organized pack is key to a successful trip into the wilderness. Backpackers organize gear into stuff sacks, pouches, and pockets to make packing a precise process and items easier to find as they are needed. It seems that Clik Elite, the comp...

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Clik Elite Compact Sport Backpack Review
by | July 9, 2010

© Kari PostAs a backpacker, climber, paddler, and cyclist, I spend a considerable amount of time in the wilderness, even when not out photographing nature. Ever since I started backpacking, I’ve found myself incredibly disappointed by functionality, comfort, and design of photo backpacks.


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Naneu K4L Review
by Marc Langille | March 3, 2010

Naneu K4L reviewEditor’s Note: The Naneu K4L is a photo backpack “designed to function as a laptop backpack, camera bag, and travel backpack for the ultimate in professional convertibility, without looking like a photo/laptop backpack for security reasons” as described on Naneu’s website...

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Review: LensCoat Covers
by | February 5, 2010

© Richard PetersOne of my non-photographer friends once asked me why my lenses were covered in camo. “Surely it’s a waste of time and looks silly!” he said. Looks silly? Well ok, depending on the situation, he may have had a point. But waste of time, absolutely not! LensCoat lens covers are no...

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Review: Gitzo 5541LS Tripod
by | January 14, 2010

© Richard PetersWhether you’re a medium/large format photographer, a big lens shooter using lenses like a 600mm f4, 800 f5.6, or Sigma 300-800 zoom, or just after a solid base for landscapes and macro, one thing is certain – you need very sturdy support. Enter Gitzo’s mighty GT5541LS.

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ThinkTank Urban Disguise 50 Review
by E.J. Peiker | November 23, 2009

Urban Disguise 50 bagThe NatureScapes Store recently provided me with a ThinkTank Urban Disguise 50 to test out and put through its paces. After unpacking it, my first impression was that the bag was too small to be useful as a small carry-on for traveling by plane – it didn’t look like it would be able...

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