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Thursday, January 28, 2016

FOCUS ON THE EVERGLADES: Photo Workshop with Nikon Ambassador Ron Magill

RON MAGILL IS PLAIN AND SIMPLE ONE OF THE MOST VIBRANT STORYTELLERS IN PHOTOGRAPHY TODAY. ​— Joe McNally 

Improve your photography while spending the day on an airboat along the river of grass learning from the pros // PLUS WIN // some awesome product from MindShift Gear​, Peak Design​, Think Tank Photo​ and Polaroid University​ plus free prints from Image Pro International​. We are good to go with two final seats available!



Join Nikon Ambassador, Ron Magill and Miami Herald photojournalist Al Diaz, January 30th on an adventure destination photo workshop in the Everglades. After photographing sunrise in Big Cypress, our guides, Houston Cypress and Cesar Becerra will lead us to our destination — a private Miccosukee Village on an island deep in the Everglades. Transportation, breakfast and lunch included.
All inclusive  |  Full Day  |  Photography Workshop  |  Space is Limited  |  Saturday, January 30, 2016


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

MindShift Gear: Lightest Weight Photo Backpacks Released

Our friends at MindShift Gear just released what might be the three lightest weight outdoor photography backpacks ever.  (The new UltraLight Single 16Lbackpack weighs in at a slim 1.9 pounds, including the rain cover!)  The UltraLight Sprint 16LUltraLight Dual 25L, and UltraLight Dual 36L side-panel designs allow quick access to cameras, lenses, and accessories without first having to take off the bag. The backpacks also offer generous space for personal belongings, zippered storage, a hydration reservoir and electronics. Additional features include an integrated tripod mounting system and highly breathable shoulder straps. The UltraLight Dual 25L and UltraLight Dual 36L also include a removable camera compartment and shoulder strap that can be worn separately when you wish to drop your full pack and bag a peak with even less weight.
“All aspects of the UltraLight backpacks were refined with weight in mind, including lightweight fabric, thinner webbing, lighter buckles, and shoulder straps with less padding,” said Doug Murdoch, MindShift Gear’s CEO and lead designer.  “This allows the outdoor enthusiast to be able to go farther and faster as they are not weighed down by their pack.”

GEAR CAPACITY
UltraLight Sprint 16L:
·       Holds one large (un-gripped) Mirrorless body and one to two standard zoom lenses, or primes
·       Holds one compact DSLR (Rebel, 3300 or 5300 series) and one to two lenses
·       Fits up to a 10” tablet or most 1.5 liter hydration reservoirs
·       Nine liters of capacity for personal gear
·       Maximum lens size:
o   Mirrorless: 70-200mm f/2.8 equivalents attached to body
o   DSLR: 24-70mm f/2.8 attached to body
UltraLight Dual 25L:
·       Holds one standard-size DSLR (5DM3 or D810) and one standard zoom lens or two primes
·       Holds one large (un-gripped) Mirrorless body and two to three lenses
·       Fits up to a 15” laptop or most 2.5 liter hydration reservoirs
·       Fourteen liters of capacity for personal gear
·       Maximum lens size:
o   Mirrorless: 70-200mm f/2.8 equivalents attached to body
o   DSLR: 24-70mm f/2.8 attached to body
UltraLight Dual 36L:
·       Holds one standard-size DSLR (5DM3 or D810) and two to four standard zoom lenses
·       Holds one gripped DSLRs (1Dx or D4s) and two to three standard zoom lenses
·       Fits up to a 15” laptop or most three liter hydration reservoirs
·       Twenty liters of capacity for personal gear
·       Maximum lens size: 24-70mm f/2.8 attached to body with 70-200 f/2.8 detached
MATERIALS
Exterior: For superior water resistance, all exterior fabric has a durable water-repellant coating, plus the underside of the fabric has a polyurethane coating. It also has high-quality YKK® Fuse zippers, 100D nylon shadow rip-stop, 420D high-density nylon, 210D velocity nylon, 320G UltraStretch mesh, 350G airmesh, nylon webbing, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

Interior: 200D poly, velex, high-density closed-cell foam, belly-o mesh, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

PRODUCT DIMENSIONS, VOLUME & WEIGHT

UltraLight Sprint 16L 
External Dimensions:  (25 x 47 x 15 cm)
Camera Compartment: (24 x 14 x 12 cm)
Tablet/hydration compartment: (24.5 x 27 cm)
Volume: 16 liters
Weight: 1.9lbs (includes rain cover)

UltraLight Dual 25L
External Dimensions: (26 x 55 x 17 cm)
Camera Compartment: (23 cm x 19 cm x 13 cm)
Laptop/hydration compartment: (26 x 40 cm) W x H
Volume: 25 liters
Weight: 2.8 lbs (includes rain cover, removable shoulder strap, removable camera compartment)

UltraLight Dual 36L
External Dimension:  (28 x 60 x 22 cm)
Camera Compartment: (25 X 25 X 16.5cm)
Laptop/hydration compartment: (26.5 x 49cm) W x H
Volume: 36 liters
Weight: 3.3 lbs (includes rain cover, removable shoulder strap, removable camera compartment)

ABOUT MINDSHIFT GEAR


MindShift Gear (www.mindshiftgear.com) is a group of committed professional photographers and product designers who support conservation and protection of our natural resources and planet. Founded by the creators of Think Tank Photo and conservation photographer Daniel Beltrรก, MindShift is dedicated to building carrying solutions for those who are passionate about experiencing the natural world. Their slogan, “Engage with nature,” challenges people to not only become involved in outdoor activities, but to create a conversation about nature and our relationship to the environment.