Friday, January 26, 2007
Must-Have Travel Gear
A selection of mobile gear that makes photography on the road easier
Labels: Buyers Guide
Tamrac Expedition 7 Photo Backpack
The ergonomically designed Expedition 7 Photo Backpack from Tamrac has a highly adjustable shoulder and hip harness to help you carry your load correctly. Deep pockets allow you to stack your lenses horizontally and the plastic accessory pockets have water-resistant zippers to protect your electrical gadgets from the elements. A center attachment secures your tripod in the middle of the bag, preventing it from swaying and hitting things, and airflow channels keep you cool. List Price: $250.
Mountain Safety Research Miox Purifier
Purify your water without using a pump or iodine. Mountain Safety Research's MIOX Purifier weighs only 3.5 ounces and requires that you only add water, shake and press a button. It protects from bacteria, viruses and cryptosporidium without leaving an unpleasant iodine taste. The kit includes batteries, safety-indicator strips and a storage sack. List Price: $130.
Tenba Photo Vest
Photo vests offer a convenient way to access your gadgets, lenses, film and other necessary items while you're shooting. Tenba's Photo Vest has 18 sturdy pockets designed for specific items. Additional features include waterproof material, mesh for keeping you cool, Velcro for easy access, large bellows for lenses, padded shoulders to ease the tension of bag straps and pockets for warming your hands. List Price: $132.
Giottos Rocket Blaster
Dust particles on your digital SLR sensor cause black dots and imperfections to appear on your image. You can blow them away with the Giottos Rocket Blaster. The gadget is more powerful than a typical blower brush and because it blasts out clean air, your sensor is safe from harsh chemicals typically used by pressurized air products. The blowers are available in two sizes. Estimated Street Price: $10 (small version); $12 (large version).
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