Gear:30 – MeFoto BackPacker Travel Tripod

May 2nd, 2013 by Clay Cook

Late night Gear:30! The MeFoto BackPacker Travel Tripod. Only 12.6″ when folded yet 51.2″ extended, the MeFoto Travel Tripod weighs 2.6 lbs. and can support up to 8.8 lbs.



Here in Gear 30, we have the MeFoto Backpack Traveler Tripod. It folds down to 12 inches, but it can also extend up to 51 using the rapid center column. It includes a ball head, which has separate pan and lock knobs, along with an Arca-Swiss plate. It can hold up to 8.8 pounds. It comes with a shoulder strap, along with a carrying case. It’s available in multiple colors at

Gear:30 – Think Tank Photo Speed Freak

May 1st, 2013 by Clay Cook

Today on Gear:30! The Think Tank Photo Speed Freak. The Think Speed Freak V2.0 carries one standard size DSLR plus 2 to 3 zoom lenses.  Fits a 70-200 f2.8 detached from camera with hood reversed. A great bag for the photographer on the go.



So today on Gear 30, you got the Speed Freak from Think Tank Photo. It’s a bag that can carry a standard DSLR along with a couple of lenses. It can fit a 72 to 200 2.8 detached from the camera with delivery verse. Has a flip-top design to it so you can access all the main contents from the inside, but it also has a zipper, right here on top, so you can just access this thing without having to open up the main zipper itself. It can be worn as a shoulder bag or as a belt pack. It’s an excellent bag for any photographer on the go. And, you can get it at

Gear:30 – olloclip Lens System for iPhone

April 30th, 2013 by Clay Cook

Today on Gear:30! The olloclip Lens System for iPhone. Nestled in the palm of your hand, the olloclip connects to the iPhone within seconds so you’ll be sure to capture the image you want. Fisheye, Wide Angle or Macro!



Today on Gear 30, we have the olloclip Lens system. It’s a quick-connect, all-in-one solution for the iPhone 4, 4S and 5. It includes a fish eye, a wide angle, and a macro lens all in one small, easy-to-use, convenient package that fits into your pocket. It’s constructed from aircraft-grade aluminum and attaches to your iPhone within seconds. You can get it at for right under $70.

Gear:30 – Gura Gear Sabi Sack

April 29th, 2013 by Clay Cook

Tonight on Gear:30 is the Gura Gear Sabi Sack. A brand new compact yet stable bean bag camera support with an innovative double-pillow square design and it’s made in the USA.



Today on Gear 30, we have a brand new product from Gura Gear. It’s called the Sabi Sack. It’s a compact beanbag system with a double pillow design. The traditional beanbag can be cumbersome at times, but this is ideal for those who have small or medium telephoto lenses. The zipper is in an ideal location with an easy fill, yet it’s also concealed and comes with a leak-stop tab. The bag is made here in the U.S.A. and it’s completely handmade and it’s able to withstand the harshest use. You can find the Sabi Sack at for $40.

Gear:30 – Black Rapid Yeti Slim Dual Camera Sling Strap

April 26th, 2013 by Clay Cook

Happy Friday, today on Gear:30 is the Black Rapid Yeti Slim Dual Camera Sling Strap.  A great solution for carrying two camera bodies with maximum mobility, due to its sleek single shoulder design. 



Here in Gear 30, we have the Yeti Slim Strap from Black Rapid. It can hold two bodies and lenses and has a non-slip grip, right here on the shoulder pad. The secondary strap can be detached, and the Yeti can turn into a sports strap with an underarm BRAD stabilizer. So, if you get a contract with National Geographic to document the Abominable Snowman, be sure to pick up one of these straps before you go on your trip.

Event & Studio Space, Now Available!

April 25th, 2013 by Clay Cook

OPG Event & Studio Space, now available!

Use our event space for your photo club meetings, seminars workshops and presentations! Need studio space? Rent some time at OPG’s studio equipped with lights and modifiers.

Gear:30 – 3 Legged Thing – Keith – Carbon Fiber Tripod with AirHed 0 Ballhead

April 25th, 2013 by Clay Cook

Today on Gear:30! 3 Legged Thing – Keith.  The 3 Legged Thing X0 Keith Evolution 2 Compact Carbon Fiber Tripod System with AirHed 0 Ballhead is designed for smaller compact and mirrorless camera systems. Built to withstand loads up 26.45 lbs, Keith is powerful beyond his size, and folds up to the size of a 70-200mm lens.



Today on Gear 30, we have Keith from 3 Legged Thing. It comes with a ball-head that has separate pan and tilt-lock knobs, as well as Arca-Swiss style quick-release plate. The tripod is carbon fiber, weighing in less than two pounds, and can support nearly 27 pounds of weight. It’s very compact and can fold down to about the size of a [70 to 200] millimeter lens. But it can also extend up to a maximum height of 31 inches. This is a perfect setup for any compact, mirrorless, or even DSLR camera system. You can get Keith from 3 Legged Thing at

Gear:30 – Black Rapid FR-4 Stealth Socket Attachment

April 24th, 2013 by Clay Cook

Gear:30 today! The Black Rapid FR-4 Stealth Socket Attachment.  The attachment is optimized to reduce noise and remains the perfect means to carry your camera and lens. Finished in robust black vinyl, its solid stainless-steel core creates an easy and secure connection to your camera’s tripod or Black Rapid strap.



Today’s gear is the Black Rapid Fastener Stealth. The piece is perfect for those photogs who are needing to be discreet in order not to distract from the event that they are shooting. The durable black vinyl finish complete with the stainless steel core creates an easy and secure connection to your camera. It comes with a rubber washer, which prevents over-tightening. It’s compatible with all Black Rapid straps and you can get it at for $15.

Gear:30 – Gura Gear Tembo Memory Wallet 8-0

April 23rd, 2013 by Clay Cook

Today on Gear:30, the Gura Gear Tembo Memory Wallet 8-0. The Gura Gear Tembo Memory Wallet 8-0 holds 8 Compact Flash cards in a unique, quiet designed case. The Tembo range of memory card wallets eliminate noisy velcro and open like a book — no more unrolling.


Today’s gear is the Gura Gear Tembo Memory Wallet. It’s super-lightweight, it’s easy and compact, but the advantage of this particular memory wallet over others is that it has no Velcro. It’s an elastic enclosure system. It holds up to 8 compact flashes and can be easily attached anywhere. The Tembo wallet folds open like a book for quick and easy access to all your content.

This sells for under $20, and you can get them at


Gear:30 – Sirui P-324X Photo/Video Monopod

April 22nd, 2013 by Clay Cook

This evening on Gear:30, the Sirui P-324X Photo/Video Monopod. This monopod has three rugged fold-down support feet that are attached to an extremely smooth and adjustable ball head base. The feet can also be stepped on to prevent any monopod movement, allowing you to creatively pan 360° and tilt up to 15°.  Need to change lenses or a camera?  With feet, the Sirui P-324X stays right where you want it during a change.


Here at Gear 30, we like to show you new products, like the Sirui 324X. It’s a carbon fiber monopod that has 3 foldout support legs that stabilize the ball head here at the bottom. It’s made from carbon fiber, like I said, so it’s very lightweight and easy to carry with you when you travel. It has low capacity of 22 pounds, folds up to 29 inches, and weighs less than two pounds. The feet stay in place so you can work independently from the monopod.