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.

Gear:30 – DLC Pico Dolly Kit

May 24th, 2013 by Clay Cook

Happy Friday! Today on Gear:30 it’s the Pico Dolly Kit from DLC. The Pico Dolly  provides a stable platform and articulating arm for video productions. Made of aluminum and roller blade type wheels with high quality ball bearings, the 3-1/2 inch wide dolly features an adjustable friction arm and a shark clip to hold your DSLR or phone.



On Gear 30, we have the DLC Pico Camera Dolly that provides a moving platform for dynamic video shots. The rollerblade wheels provide a smooth shot that is hard to capture at such a low vantage point and both sets of wheels are completely adjustable for any shots that require a curve or a complete circle, if necessary. The Pico Camera Dolly is compatible with your smartphone or a DSLR like this one. You can find it at for less than $100.

Gear:30 – X-Rite ColorChecker Passport

May 23rd, 2013 by Clay Cook

Gear:30! X-Rite ColorChecker Passport! A pocket size yet powerful ‘capture to edit’ color solution for any photographer looking for accurate, consistent color and creative flexibility.



We have the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport here on Gear 30. It’s a must have for all photographers who work with raw images. It can quickly capture accurate color so that you can instantly enhance portraits and landscapes to maintain color control from the time you capture the image to the moment you edit it. You’ll see superior results in a fraction of the time. And, it includes three different targets as well as calibration software. You can get it at for less than $100.

How Much Gear Can A Gura Gear Bataflae 18L Hold?

May 23rd, 2013 by Clay Cook


Being an avid user of the Gura Gear line, I decided to display just how much physical camera equipment this bag can hold.

Gear:30 – Induro AT113 Tripod

May 22nd, 2013 by Clay Cook

Tonight on Gear:30! The Induro AT113 Tripod! A durable wide-stance cross-braced tripod with aluminum-alloy legs that offers solid camera support with plenty of flexibility and a great price.



Today on Gear 30 we have the AT113 from Induro. The AT113 is a great lightweight tripod with an extra long center column right here with a locking mechanism at the top. It comes with all-weather locks that all you have to do is tighten them down to a mere quarter turn, and the tripod has interchangeable rubber feet so that you can swap them out for stainless steel spikes that come with it. It’s great for short to mid-range telephoto lenses, but the best part is that it’s reasonably priced. For less than $120, you can get the AT113 at

A Grizzly Bear Ate My GoPro!

May 22nd, 2013 by PetaPixel

When Brad Josephs took his GoPro camera out in beautiful Alaska, he was probably trying to get majestic footage of Grizzly bears for the BBC’s Great Bear Stakeout. Instead, what he got was a hungry mother Grizzly and her cub trying to eat his camera.