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.

Gear:30 – Think Tank Photo Mirrorless Mover 30i

May 21st, 2013 by Clay Cook

Tonight on Gear:30! The Think Tank Photo Mirrorless Mover 30i. Scaled to fit today’s compact, mirrorless cameras. Mirrorless Movers offer top quality materials and craftsmanship that Think Tank is known for, such as metal hardware instead of plastic. It also features a cool magnetic enclosure for quick, silent access.



Here on Gear Thirty, we have the Mirrorless Mover 30i from Think Tank. It is designed for those mirrorless cameras that are small and compact, yet it is perfect for those even smaller DSLR’s. The fliptop lid comes with a magnetic enclosure system that provides quick access to your gear. Think Tank has intentionally used high quality materials and components that are found on their camera bags as well. It’s only what you’d expect from Think Tank Photo. The Mirrorless Mover 30i can be found at

Gear:30 – Think Tank Photo Logistics Manager

May 20th, 2013 by Clay Cook

Tonight on Gear:30! The Logistics Manager from Think Tank Photo is back! This beast of a case is often referred to a “rolling studio” designed to transport large amounts of camera gear lighting equipment or anything else crucial for an assignment with ease.



Today in Gear 30, we’re excited to reintroduce the Think Tank Logistics Manager 30. After being off the market for about roughly a year, it’s back and to be frankly honest with you, it’s a beast of a bag. The Logistics Manager 30 is a rolling gear bag that is designed to carry a ton of gear. It’s sometimes referred to as a rolling studio due to the amount of gear one can carry with them. For example, you can carry your video rigs, your lighting equipment, your camera gear and much more. The interior of the bag is completely customizable and you can get one of these bags at

Lightroom Workflow Video Tutorial – Trees at Cades Cove

May 20th, 2013 by Robert Rodriguez Jr.

Lone Tree at Cades

I’m in Moab, Utah getting ready to teach the Spring in Arches workshop which starts on Sunday. However, not wanting to forget all of you who couldn’t make the workshop :) , I did manage to record another Lightroom video tutorial before I left.

Gear:30 – Sirui P-326 Carbon Fiber Monopod

May 17th, 2013 by Clay Cook

Today on Gear:30! The $99 Sirui P-326 Carbon Fiber Monopod. Composed of 8x carbon fiber, the six-section P-326 weighs just 0.9 lbs and folds down to 15″, but supports loads up to 22 lbs! The best part? It’s only $99 bucks.



Today’s gear is the Sirui P326 Carbon Fiber Monopod. This lightweight carbon fiber monopod is a mobile and serious solution for video and still photography. The P326 weighs right under one pound and it folds down to 15 inches, but it can support up to 22 pounds. There’s a foam grip for comfort operation and a durable silicon twist locks that enable quick leg state extension. Comes with its wrist strap, carabiner, and a compass. The best part? This monopod is just $99. And you can get it at

Gear:30 – HyperDrive iUSBPort

May 16th, 2013 by Clay Cook

Gear:30 is back after a couple of days off! Tonight we have the iUSBPort from HyperDrive. Make ANY USB Storage Device Wireless! Share USB data with the iPad, iPhone, & the Cloud. Connect and share with up to 3 iDevices at the same time. Also, you can stream and share all files, including movies!



Today on Gear 30 is the iUSB port from Hyper Drive. This little device connects any USB storage device, including hard drives and flash drives, wirelessly to your iPhone, iPad or any Android, smartphone or tablet. You can instantly stream movies or transfer files without the need of an internet source, computer or subscription of any kind. The iUSB port simply creates it’s own WiFi hot spot for file sharing over multiple devices. This rechargeable battery-powered device can be found in for under 100 bucks.