Yet Another Camera Bag
Every new camera bag promises something new. Few of them really deliver. But this one looks like it has a lot of potential. It’s being brought out with a lot of buzz by Peak Design, folks who have both mastered the art of Kickstarter campaigns as well as put together a track history of some really well-thought out products. I’ve used their Capture plates from the beginning and use their straps and clips every time I pick up my camera.
Some of the things that make this bag a bit different are subtle and best explained in the campaign video above, but the gist is that it’s a new messenger bag with a bunch of nice touches designed for photographers on the go. They also have a field pouch and a new lens clip system to make things easier for changing lenses on the go. Whether this will eventually replace my trusty Think Tank messenger bag remains to be seen, but I’m keen to try it out. Based on the massive amount of pledges it has already received, Peak Design seems to have hit a nerve with this one.
The project ends on September 20.
Mobile Backup and Editing of HD Video Footage
The GNARBOX is pocket-sized, battery-powered device is for backing up photos and videos on the road and then giving you the ability to edit and share wirelessly using your smartphone or tablet. Because it’s highly mobile, it’s very promising for GoPro users on the go or even DSLR users traveling.
This project has already ended and has been successfully funded, but I’m including it here because it’s still possible to get your hands on one by making a late pledge. More details on the campaign page.
A Versatile Mount for your Smartphone
There are a lot of mounts out there to hold your smartphone while you shoot video or photos. What I like about this one is that it’s compatible with the GoPro mounting system. And that opens up a whole world of mounting accessories to be able to attach it to just about anything you can imagine, from suction mounts to floating bobbers to handlebar or surfboard mounts. I’ve got boxes full of different kinds of GoPro mounts, and this makes for a more solid way to use them with my iPhone. You also have the option of using the regular tripod attachment if you prefer.
The campaign ends on September 27.
Help Preserve Some Historic Negatives
The Pasadena Museum of History is looking for contributors to help fund the archival preservation efforts on tens of thousands of historic negatives in its holdings. The funds are destined for archival freezers that will drastically slow the damage time is doing to these negatives.
The campaign ends on September 17.