Gear:30 – FMS

June 5th, 2013 by Clay Cook

Gear:30 now, the FMS! Hold reflectors, diffusers and subjects for macro and close-up photography no matter what the distance from your shooting tripod.  The unique, non-twist stake firmly anchors the FMS in the ground near your subject, and frees you to move, frame and shoot from any position.



On Gear 30, we have FMS Field Macros Support and Clamp System. It’s a great tool for photographers who need an additional hand. The non-twist stake anchors the FMS into the ground near your subject so you can move freely to frame up your shot from any position. In addition, the FMS can hold your diffusers or deflectors for macro or closeup shots. At $29.95, you can easily afford to have one of these in your camera bag. So go online to to purchase your FMS.

Photography Is A Toolbox

June 5th, 2013 by Theodore A. Stark

Every photographer seeks to improve along their journey. For most, they hope that this improvement is closer to what can only be described as instant gratification. Although improvement paths are unique to the individual, some are of the opinion that a new camera body, a new lens, or a new piece of software will result in this immediate improvement. At a recent gallery opening, I overheard someone say, “I really want to improve my photography but I can’t afford the 5D Mark III.” 

 Pure hogwash. 

Gear:30 – Kinesis Filter Pouch

June 4th, 2013 by Clay Cook

Tonight on Gear:30, the Kinesis Filter Pouch. Our friend Scott Jarvie gave a fun review and we decided to feature it ourselves. It’s a simple belt pouch holding up to ten 10x15cm (4×6″) rectangular filters and can hold circular filters as well.



Hey, guys. On Gear 30 today, it’s the Kinesis Filter Pouch. It’s a portable and lightweight case for holding up to ten standard graduated filters. The pouch is made of soft polyester and comes with nine foam dividers which will protect both circular and rectangular filters. It also features a removable hand grab strap so you can secure it to a tripod or a camera bag. Consolidate and get rid of those pesky filter cases and go with Kinesis F169 Grad Filter Pouch, which is available at for right under 50 bucks.

Gear:30 – Interfit Strobies Suction Cup Mount

June 3rd, 2013 by Clay Cook

Gear:30 today, we have the Interfit Strobies Suction Cup Mount. Designed to attach cameras, flashes and accessories via a 1/4inch tripod mount to solid flat surfaces. Great for vehicles and windows! We test it out here.



Today on Gear 30, we have the Strobies Suction Cup Mount that allows you to attach your gear virtually to any solid surface. The suction cup can attach cameras, flashes, and accessories using the quarter-inch tripod mount. The twist lock ensures a tight bond to any flat surface. But, for best results, make sure you test for a firm bond before putting anything on the bond itself. You can buy you’re on Strobies Suction Cup Mount for 19.99 at

Gear:30 – PowerEx Eight Cell Battery Charger

May 31st, 2013 by Clay Cook

On Gear:30 today, we have the PowerEx Eight Cell Battery Charger. With eight independent, microprocessor controlled circuits, this charger is embedded with a high-rate battery conditioner that will charge, deep-discharge and recharge batteries automatically for maximum renewal.



Today on Gear 30 we have Powerex 8 Cell Battery Charger, with ultra-fast recharge time and a built-in battery conditioning system. This charger comes recommended from photographers all around the world. The charger is embedded with a pattern conditioner that will charge, deep discharge and recharge batteries automatically for maximum renewal. And you have the option of choosing between the renewing soft charge and a fast, quick one hour charge. Grab the Powerex 8 Cell Battery Charger at for right under $65.

OlloClip Releases Companion App!

May 30th, 2013 by Clay Cook

Olloclip has officialy branched into new territory by releasing its first iOS app, simply called Olloclip and it’s free! The app is a companion app for the Olloclip lens that allows the user to enhance photos and even fix distortions in photos taken with the Olloclip lens. 

OlloClip App

Gear:30 – Think Tank Photo Mirrorless Mover 5

May 30th, 2013 by Clay Cook

Gear:30! Today we have the Mirrorless Mover 5 from Think Tank Photo. A small, compact camera bag designed for point and shoots and/or mirrorless cameras. 



On Gear 30 today, it’s the Mirrorless Mover 5 from Think Tank Photo. The Mirrorless Mover 5 is designed to tote today’s compact mirrorless point-and-shoot cameras. With the flip-top lid and magnetic closure for quick access, this bag is perfect for any amateur hobbyist photographer. There’s an internal mesh pocket on the lid and several side pockets for any small accessories. Grab the Mirrorless Mover 5 from Think Tank Photo at Outdoor Photo Gear for just 35 bucks.

NEOS Overshoes Review by Jim Caldwell – Fotobug Review

May 30th, 2013 by Clay Cook

Our friend Jim Caldwell with Fotobug gave us a nice review of the NEOS Overshoes awhile back. We wanted to share and show just how handy these overshoes can be in the outdoors. Keep your feet dry and pick up a pair!


Hi, I’m Jim Caldwell, and welcome to a Fotobug review. Now, on a recent broadcast Chris Klapheke had recommended NEOS overshoes for the fall photographer. Why overshoes? I mean, that’s not really a photography item is it?

We decided to give the NEOS overshoes a real workout. Now, these are the NEOS overshoes. They come in several different styles and sizes. These are the Adventurers, the ones that we’re going to be reviewing. There’s also the Villager model, and the main difference between these is the length of the skirt. They even have models that have much extended skirts, almost like waders. They also have insulated models, but we’re going to be testing the Adventurer.

Now, the overshoes consist of Velcro snaps, there is a lightweight but strong rubber inner lining, and these are overshoes. What they essentially do is they fit over your shoe, quickly snap up. Snap them in place, and you’re ready to go.

We’re shooting this in Florida, and this is a pretty typical situation. I’m here, in the mangroves, and I need to get from here to there, and we have water in between us. Ordinarily I’d have to take off my shoes or I’d have to go with wet feet all day, but we’re going to try out these NEOS overshoes and see how they work in this situation. So here I go.

Now, these are not waders, so they’re not intended to go into waist-deep water. In fact, they’re good for water about 12 inches deep, no more than 12. As you can see, I’m going through here, and I feel absolutely no water whatsoever coming in. In fact, the water looks like it’s rolling off the boots like off the feathers of a duck, and my feet are nice and dry.

Well, the NEOS Adventurers worked great here, in Florida, in water, here, among the mangroves. But I also understand that they’re supposed to work well in ice and snow. Hmm, wonder how far I’m going to have to go to find some ice and snow.

Well, you can tell that I’m not in Florida

Gear:30 – Gura Gear Et Cetera 3L Case

May 29th, 2013 by Clay Cook

It’s time for another daily edition of Gear:30! Today we have the Gura Gear Et Cetera 3L Case. A management system designed to organize the cables, adapters, power blocks, chargers, batteries, radio slaves, and the rest of the ‘extra stuff’ that the mobile photographer carries.



Today on Gear 30, it’s the Et Cetera 3L Case from Gura Gear. This management case is designed to organize cables, adapters, chargers, speed lights, radio triggers, and all the other odds and ends one photographer may carry. The Et Cetera case features high quality zippers, a durable nylon exterior, a micro mesh window, and three internal dividers which are adjustable as well as removable. So get your stuff organized with the Et Cetera 3L case from Gura Gear. Pick one up at for only $44.99.

Gear:30 – Vanguard Alto Pro 100 Tripod w/ BallHead

May 28th, 2013 by Clay Cook

Tonight on Gear:30 it’s the Vanguard Alto Pro 100 Tripod Kit. This lightweight aluminum tripod is a stable and durable support system for all standard DSLR’s. Plus, the Multi-Angle Center Column(MACC) system allows you to move the central column from zero to 180 degree angles in various vertical and horizontal positions making macro shots a breeze. This tripod is on sale right now for only $149.99!



On Gear 30 today, it’s the Vanguard Alta Pro 100 with Ball Head. This lightweight aluminum tripod is a stable and durable support system for all standard DSLRs. The multi-angle center column system allows you to move the central column from zero to 180 degrees in various vertical and horizontal positions, making macro shots a breeze. With the spiked rubber feet and quick-flip leg locks, this tripod is a great addition to any photographer’s bag. Grab the Vanguard Alta Pro kit at for just a limited time for just $149.95.