The FAA has officially made it ok for passengers to use portable electronic devices, such as iPads, Kindles, iPhones (in airplane mode) and cameras, during all phases of flight. We’ve known for a long time that these devices are safe to use while the airplane is in operation, including takeoff and landing, but the FAA took plenty of time to make it officially ok. [click to continue…]

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Manfrotto BeFree

Manfrotto recently unveiled its new BeFree tripod as a compact and lightweight option geared toward travel photographers. [click to continue…]

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Benro MeFOTO Travel Tripod Kit

Benro has unveiled a new travel tripod kit dubbed the MeFOTO, which features a reverse folding leg system that allows the tripod to fold down to 15.4″ and will extend to 61.6″ at full height.

The Benro MeFOTO  weighs 3.6 lbs. and can support up to 17.6 lbs.  Additional features include: [click to continue…]

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Gura Gear 22L Camera Bag

Gura Gear founder Andy Biggs was on hand at PhotoPlus 2011 to give us an overview of the Gura Gear lineup, which includes the new Kiboko 22L+, the Kiboko 30L and the Chobe 19-24L camera bags.  Check out the video below for a closer look at these lightweight, travel-friendly bags. [click to continue…]

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The Lonely Planet travel guides have become the travel guide for the young and the hip. Now, Lonely Planet has teamed up with photo-sharing site Pikeo to find new cover images.

If you have a great photo of Paris, London, Barcelona or Istanbul sitting around, consider uploading it to Pikeo. The directions on how to do so are on the contest page. The winner won’t just get his or her image on the cover of a Lonely Planet book, though. The winner will also get a trip from Intrepid Travel — the choices are India, the Serengeti Trail, Morocco or Russia. I know I wouldn’t mind a chance to take photos on the Serengeti Trail.

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