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 outdoorphotogear.com.

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 outdoorphotogear.com 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 OutdoorPhotoGear.com.


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.


Gear:30 – Ameristep Gunner Blind Realtree AP HD

April 19th, 2013 by Clay Cook

Good morning and happy Friday! Today on Gear:30, the Ameristep Gunner Blind Realtree AP HD. Get up close and personal with wildlife without the need for a long telephoto lens, this durable shield conceals you and your gear for that perfect shot.



Today on Gear 30, we’re looking at the Ameristep Gunner Blind; a method to get up close and personal with wildlife without the need for an expensive telephoto lens. Made of durable polyester fabric, coming in at 4.5 pounds, the blind features a durable, lightweight spring steel frame that will setup and collapse with ease. The stakes and high-wind tie-downs help ensure the reliability in adverse conditions, and it can be transported with ease in the backpack carrying case that’s included.


Gear:30 – HOYA NXT Low Profile Circular Polarizer Camera Lens Filter

April 18th, 2013 by Clay Cook

This afternoon on Gear:30, the HOYA NXT Low Profile Circular Polarizer Camera Lens Filter . This polarizer allows the photographer to remove unwanted reflections from non-metallic surfaces such as water, glass, etc. Polarizers enable colors to become more saturated and appear clearer, with better contrast.


Today on Gear 30, it’s the HOYA NXT Low Profile Circular Polarizer Lens Filter.

Polarizers can increase contrast and saturation without affecting the overall color balance of a shot. This professional-quality filter can remove any unwanted reflections from nonmetallic surfaces and clears up haze in landscapes and skies. The low-profile aluminum frame helps avoid vignetteing, and the glass is polished for perfect  optical results.


The Power Of Place – Kickstarter Campaign

April 18th, 2013 by Clay Cook

The Power Of Place

Cinematographer and friend, Jerry Monkman has started a film project that will compel decision makers to conserve iconic New Hampshire landscapes at risk due to an electricity transmission project.

Check out Jerry’s Kickstarter campaign below and the blog that follows. Become a backer and support this inspiring project.


Gear:30 – Sirui TY-350 Telephoto Lens Support Plate

April 17th, 2013 by Clay Cook

Today on Gear:30, it’s the Sirui TY-350 Telephoto Lens Support Plate. A pretty nifty tool used to support the camera body while using a long telephoto lens. The dual contact point design of the TY-350 prevents flex and gives you peace of mind, knowing your camera is solidly supported, rather than having your camera body hanging by the lens socket. The result: sharper images!


Gear 30 today, the Sirui Telephoto Lens Support Plate. For those long-lens users, this plate relieves stress on your DSLR body, and also provides rock-solid support. The dual contact design prevents flex, which also results in not only heavy-duty support but also sharper images. It’s Arca-Swiss compatible and adjustable for any lens with a standard foot.


Gear:30 – Kwik Camo Photography Blind

April 16th, 2013 by Clay Cook

Gear:30 today… The Kwik Camo Photography Blind. The blind covers you, your camera gear, and your tripod. A mesh camo window allows you to view wildlife while still being concealed.


Today on Gear 30, it’s the Kwik Camo Photography Blind; a full-size max-4 camouflage poncho designed to conseal you and your equipment when shooting wildlife. A mesh camo window allows you to view clearly without revealing your eyes, and can be unzipped for an unobstructed view. There’s also a slot on the top with a blind for external flash. It’s made out of lightweight material that can pack down and travel around your waist with this carry pouch and belt.