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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 31, 2020  |  0 comments

A nice surprise, a backpack for cameras, lenses and drones that introduces some new features and turns some wasted space into storage space. Here’s an intimate, hands-on review of the very intelligently designed OneMo bag that’s engineered to provide a lifetime of service.

Jack Neubart  |  Sep 01, 2010  |  0 comments

I’ve seen more innovative camera backpacks in recent months than in the past five years. One innovation encompasses truly ergonomic designs aimed at providing hours of comfort.

Jack Neubart  |  Sep 02, 2011  |  First Published: Jul 01, 2011  |  1 comments

Before buying a photo backpack or sling bag for that photo safari or vacation, consider how you’re getting there, how you’ll get around once you arrive, and what you plan to photograph. Will you be flying commercial or hopping a puddle jumper? Do you anticipate being on foot most of the time or traveling largely by car, jeep, or bus? Do you expect to encounter rugged terrain and steep trails? Will you need fast optics and long zooms for wildlife, a macro for close-ups, a wide zoom for landscapes, and perhaps a speedlight and ring flash?

Patrick Sweeney  |  Jun 03, 2015  |  0 comments

We were in a zodiac boat in a bay of Pitt Island, a small island that is part of the Chatham Islands, six hundred miles east of the South Island of New Zealand. It was December, summer in the southern hemisphere, but the islands are far enough south that even in their summer, it was cold.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jan 04, 2018  |  0 comments

There is something about genuine leather that says durable and luxurious. The Trafalgar Camera Bag Collection from Gillis London is that and more. For a camera bag that is timeless and distinctive, look no further. 

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 14, 2014  |  0 comments

Shoes come in all colors, styles, and configurations. Some are ideal for the beach, others are only for formal wear, and still others shelter feet when it rains. Think of photo bags in the same way, only more so. You don’t have to select a photo bag to match your outfit, but you do need different carrying solutions depending on your activity.

Cynthia Boylan  |  May 14, 2015  |  0 comments

TetherClings are small Microfiber cleaners that stick to cameras (and other devices) to ensure there is always a cleaner nearby for lenses, screens and fine optics. Simply peel off the clear backing of the Cling and attach it to the device. The MicroFiber cleaner on the other side removes the dust, oil, smudges and dirt from your laptop, phone (or tablet), computer screen, lenses and eyeglasses.

The TetherCling Cleaner & Security kit includes:

Two LensClings

Two ScreenClings

One CamShield

Cynthia Boylan  |  May 28, 2015  |  0 comments

The ONA Roma Camera Insert: If your just packing your DSLR and a lens, the Roma Camera Insert from ONA can easily transform any bag into a protective space for your gear. The Roma won’t replace a camera bag but it’s a good solution for short trips where only your camera and a lens are needed. The Roma also has five exterior pockets that’ll help keep your stuff organized. It is available in black and handcrafted from waxed canvas with leather side handles for easy removal.

George Schaub  |  Jan 24, 2018  |  0 comments

Shutterbug, a member of the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), once again joined forces with 30 other member magazines from around the world to choose the winners of the annual TIPA Awards for the best photo/imaging products in 40 different categories. The award process began in early 2017 with an initial selection of a wide range of products conducted by TIPA’s Technical Committee, on which Shutterbug’s Editor-at-Large George Schaub serves. 

George Schaub  |  Jan 01, 2011  |  0 comments

Our show report this year is an amalgam of product news and trend spotting, which pretty much reflects what photokina has stood for in our minds. The sense of a United Nations of photography still prevails at this increasingly European-directed show, but the image and its uses is still the universal tie that binds.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 03, 2014  |  0 comments

PhotoPlus Expo in New York City may not have featured as many blockbuster photo gear announcements as photokina in Germany had last month but there was certainly an ample amount of interesting new gear and software at the show.

Jack Neubart  |  Jun 01, 2010  |  2 comments

Just when I thought I’d seen it all, along come camera bags that capture my attention. Photo backpacks are sporting new looks that are designed to reduce back strain. Messenger bags are seeing a resurgence, doing double duty as laptop and camera bag, while maintaining their svelte lines. The more conventional shoulder bag, however, is still on the scene for those who prefer tradition while...

Cynthia Boylan  |  Sep 23, 2014  |  0 comments

Whether this purse-like Amsterdam camera bag from Pompidoo catches on with men remains to be seen but it is one of the more unconventional-looking photo satchels we've seen.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jul 25, 2014  |  0 comments

Pompidoo has introduced the fashionable Lima camera bag, which offers the stylish retro flair of a designer handbag combined with the functionality of a photography gear bag. Aimed at female photographers, the Lima is available in the vibrant colors with whimsical names: Aqua Dreams, Fiesta Dreams and Nougat Dreams.

George Schaub  |  Apr 01, 2011  |  0 comments

Having flown my fair share of miles in the last few months I have come to appreciate a roller bag that can be used to carry camera gear, be carried on or checked, and that can help and not hinder the trip. I have gone from using a camera backpack loaded inside a standard roller suitcase (just to get from the airport to the destination) to leaving home gear that I later regretted not bringing...

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