The 10 Best Photography Products of 2011 . . . So Far

1. Fuji X100

I don’t think I’ve had more fun with a camera since I first held the 5D Mark II.  Sure, it’s got some quirks, but the excellent image quality and amazing flash sync speed push the Fuji X100 into the front runner position as my personal pick for camera of the year.  We’ll see what the rest of the year holds; however, it will take some serious innovation to unseat the X100.  Find it at B&H Photo (when it’s in stock). [Read more...]

Think Tank Photo Speed Demon V2.0, Speed Freak V2.0 and Speed Racer V2.0

Next month, Think Tank Photo is releasing new, redesigned versions of its Speed Demon, Speed Freak and Speed Racer camera bags.  The Speed V2.o series of bags are convertible shoulder/belt packs with a flip top lid that folds away for quick access to gear.

“The smallest, Speed Demon V2.0, can carry a standard size DSLR with a standard zoom lens attached (hood reversed) and a wide angle zoom lens beside. The medium size Speed Freak V2.0 also carries a standard size DSLR with a zoom lens attached and is tall enough to accommodate a 70–200 f2.8 lens in the bag. The Speed Racer V2.0, the most spacious of the series, effortlessly fits in the main compartment a pro size DSLR with a standard zoom lens attached and a 70–200 f2.8.” -Think Tank Photo

The new Speed series bags will be available in June; however, Photography Bay readers can use this link to sign up for an email alert direct from Think Tank Photo when the bags are available.

Think Tank Photo Retrospective 5 Camera Bag

Think Tank Photo has announced a new bag aimed at Micro Four Thirds and other mirrorless camera users – the Retrospective 5.  Akin to the rangefinder-esque design of many of today’s mirrorless cameras, the Retrospective 5 camera bag mixes old-school look with new-school features.

It is available in black and Pinestone colors and can accommodate a mirrorless camera with 2-3 lenses and several other accessories.  The Retrospective 5 should be available in May for $129 direct from Think Tank Photo’s website.

The Swag Bag Giveaway Just Got Bigger…

Thank Kubota Image Tools for upping the ante in the Swag Bag Giveaway.

Kubota Image Tools had generously said it would hand out a $100 value gift certificate to the Swag Bag winner.  Well, I just got Kubota’s prize pack in the mail and what I found inside is over twice that value. [Read more...]