The new super telephoto lenses shave pounds off of their predecessors. The new 500mm weighs in at 6.8 lbs (compared to 8.5 lbs for its precessor), while the new 600mm lens weighs 8.3 lbs (compared to 11.5 lbs for its predecessor). [Read more…]
MindShift Gear has announced its new FirstLight camera backpack series, which accommodates DSLRs and big lenses in the 200mm to 600mm range. There are three backpacks in the new series: the FirstLight 20L, FirstLight 30L and FirstLight 40L.
MindShift Gear notes that these aren’t photography backpacks but outdoor backpacks designed specifically for photography. With 11 adjustment points, they allow for a custom fit for each user and are built for extend days of travel. [Read more…]
The Typhoon Q500 4K builds off its 1080p predecessor with a new camera that shoots 4K video. It will also capture 1080p video at up to 120fps. Still images are 16MP and can be saved as JPEG or DNG RAW files – even while recording video. The built-in camera is stabilized by a 3-axis gimbal, which can be controlled remotely from the ST10+ ground station transmitter. [Read more…]