We all want to protect our precious gear from extreme conditions. Well, at least if we want it to live a long life and serve us well. And there’s a lens cap that can be your ally on this mission. It has a built-in hygrometer and thermometer to let you know if the humidity and temperature are too high for your lenses. And to be honest, it’s so weird that I just love it.
If Murphy’s Law has taught us anything, it’s that when you forget something, that’s when you will need it most. If you need to protect your external hard drive and you have forgotten the protective case, Zach Ramelan has a solution for a quick fix. He’ll show you how to turn the hard drive’s packaging into an emergency protective case.
If you get caught up in a heavy rain, snow or wind, I’m sure you want to protect both yourself and your precious gear. You can have a good jacket to keep you warm and dry, and there are several options for protecting the gear, like waterproof backpacks or lens caps. But Langly Field Jacket brings the two together: it’s designed to protect both you and all your gear from the elements.
How many times have you lost a lens cap? It’s probably one of the most common items to lose, and KURVD is designed to protect your lenses and always be there. This universal, stretchy lens cap fits any lens, protects your lenses from moist and dirt, and unlike regular lens caps – it doesn’t fall off easily.
A recent research from Google has demonstrated that an algorithm can remove watermarks from photos in no time. Because of this, adding visible watermarks to your photos may not be a sufficient protection from theft. A new service named Imatag adds invisible and indelible watermarks to your images without compromising image quality. It lets you track your work and discover when it’s illegally used online.
The “protective” filter debate rages on as always, but whether for them or against them, how do they all stack up? The folks over at Lens Rentals wanted to know. The man assigned to the task, Roger Cicala, didn’t really want to know, though. He’ll “get around to it some day”, he said. “Some day” came when he was told that it would involve lasers.
The test is to essentially see which filters will, theoretically, degrade your image the least. Which causes the least amount of light loss, reflection, refraction and distortion. So, 21 popular UV & protective filters were put to the test. It’s not entirely scientific, but it does involve lasers. The results are in and some of them are quite surprising.
When you’re on the set, you want everything to go as smoothly as possible. There are certainly many things to take care of, and one of them is protecting the floors. This goes for shooting in your own home and studio, but also if you’re doing it in someone else’s, no matter if it’s the model’s place or a place you rented for the shoot.
Photo and video shoots require a lot of heavy gear, and dragging it around can damage the floors. You certainly don’t want this to happen, as I’m sure you don’t want to pay for the repair. This is why Jay P. Morgan gives you some useful advice on protecting the floors to keep them safe from any damage and even dirt.
Screw-on filters are designed to be a protective cover for the front element of your lens (in addition to any aesthetic alteration they provide). But just because they’re meant to take the brunt of an impact in the event you drop your lens doesn’t mean it’s any less hurtful to watch them shatter to pieces.
No need to worry any more though. Filter manufacturer Heliopan has announced it will start offering the industry’s first drop protection warranty on all of its UV and protection filters.[Read More…]