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New Distributor for Peak Design

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Snapperstuff is excited to announce that we are the NEW DISTRIBUTOR for PEAK DESIGN®.

Who are Peak Design®?

The mission of Peak Design is to enable photographers and outdoor/adventure enthusiasts to better capture the beautiful world around them. We will do this by designing and building innovative, thoughtfully composed, ultra-durable products that are easy to use and versatile. Right now our aim is to help people better transport and physically manage their cameras, but as time goes on we will continue to tackle other ubiquitous pain points that photographers and outdoorsy people face. We believe that wherever you go and whatever physical activity you do, your camera should be right there with you.

What’s their product range?

Peak Design has developed the Capture® Camera Clip System – which they launched through Kickstarter (and they are the 2nd most funded project in Kickstarter’s history!).

WHAT IS CAPTURE®?

The Capture® Camera Clip System rigidly holds your camera to any strap or belt, keeping it secure and accessible during any physical activity. Take your DSLR Camera everywhere. Capture® is an aluminum clip that will forever change the way you shoot. It lets you carry your DSLR camera, with lens attached, directly on any backpack strap or belt. This eliminates the need for a neck strap, sling, holster or bulky camera bag. Capture® holds your camera rigidly, allowing you to be physically active without your camera swinging and swaying.

CAPTURE CAMERA CLIP KEY FEATURES:

  • Holds any camera: DSLR, Micro 4/3 or point-and-shoot
  • Attaches to any strap or belt: Works with straps up to 7.6 cm (3”) wide & 1.3 cm (0.5”) thick
  • Quick-release locking action: means you’ll never miss another shot
  • Strong enough for any physical activity: Quick-release lock withstands over 150 lbs. of force
  • Compatible with other tripod brands: including ARCA® (see compatibility list below)
  • Change lenses with ease: Your camera locks into Capture omnidirectionally
  • Redundant twist-lock: Extra security for extreme activities & theft prevention
  • Works with hand straps: Built-in strap loops Ultralight, Ultra-Durable Weatherproof aluminium construction

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HOW CAPTURE® WORKS:

1. SCREW
Screw the quick release plate into the tripod mount on your camera. There are 3 low profile plates available, which can attach to any camera. Pictured: ARCAplate – also compatible with ARCA®-type tripods

2. CLAMP
Clamp the aluminum Capture clip around any backpack strap or belt using the two hand-tightened bolts.

3. SLIDE
Slide your camera (attached to the plate) into the clip. Your camera locks into place, keeping it secure as you move around. Access your camera instantly by pressing the quick-release button.

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There are 5 Capture® products in the range available now:

Capture Camera Clip with ARCAplate

Capture Clip with ARCAplate (above)Capture Camera Clip with DUALplate

Capture Clip with DUALplate (above)CW from top: ARCAplate; MICROplate; DUALplate

CW from top: ARCAplate; MICROplate – idea for 4/3s cameras; DUALplate – Manfrotto® RC2 & Arca®-type tripod compatible (above)

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 Download here:

 How to Attach Capture Camera Clip to Think Tank Photo Pro Speed Belt

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Where and when can I buy their products?

All Capture® products available NOW direct from www.snapperstuff.com – where you can also find a full Dealer list.

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Pentax 645D Automotive Studio Day with Clifton Cameras

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Join the Automotive Studio Day with Pentax 645D – hosted by Clifton Cameras.

Venue: Imagist Studio, Bristol.

Date & Time: 2pm Wednesday 22 March 2012

There’s still time to join the Clifton Cameras event. See Nick Dimbleby  (www.nickdimbleby.com) in action with the Pentax 645D shooting and Aston Martin in the studio, and have the opportunity to try the camera out yourself.

One our Snapperstuff Product Specialists will be on hand to advise you on the Think Tank Photo products and carrying solutions.  Please feel free to bring your gear for a bespoke “fitting service”.

the gadget scientist – photographing children

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Here’s some simple tips from The Gadget Scientist on how to shoot better portraits of kids:

The Gadget Scientist is a visual & easy to read Guide to using your Digital Camera whatever the size. This guide has been written for both point-and-shoot compact and DSLR cameras. Containing 216 pages this guide is packed full of hundreds of easy to understand colour illustrations and photos.

  • Did you received a new camera for Christmas and not sure how to work it?
  • Know someone who wants know how to use their digital camera to take better pictures?
  • Are you feeling a bit lost or disappointed with your holiday and family photos?
  • If so, I think we have the answer !

The Gadget Scientist Guide to Using Your Digital Camera will help you take better pictures:

  • identify the buttons, dials and settings on your camera
  • take better photos even with AUTO mode
  • use advanced camera settings
  • fix common photo mistakes
  • learn tips and tricks used by professional photographers
  • enjoy taking photos

When can I buy it? www.snapperstuff.com

98th Southampton International Exhibition of photography 2011 – competition

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Entries are now being accepted for the Southampton Camera Club’s: 98th Southampton International Exhibition of photography 2011.

The Southampton Camera Club was formed in 1896 and has been running its annual International Exhibition for nearly 100 years. Their 2010 International competition attracted well over 10,000 entries from more than 60 countries around the world, confirming their position as one of the largest photographic salons in the United Kingdom.

The closing date for entries is the 5th February 2011.

Find out more information: HERE !

Retrospective 30 – EOSnetwork

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A Think Tank Photo Retrospective 30 bag in ‘pinestone’ gives up the kit it’s holding so you can see what you can fit in one of these bags…

‘My ThinkTank bag stable is growing. This is the newest, but I also have a ShapeShifter, Logistics Manager and some pouches. I am well impressed with this Retrospective bag, especially since it doesn’t look like a camera bag.’

By David Newton, EOSnetwork