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 KUVRD is designed to protect your lenses and always be there. This universal, stretchy lens cap fits any lens, protects your lenses from moisture and dirt, and unlike regular lens caps – it doesn’t fall off easily.
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.
After the article about the hands-free umbrella, plenty of people said that, in some cases, it simply wouldn’t be enough. Indeed, sometimes the rain is too strong. And when it’s paired with the wind, an umbrella alone doesn’t protect you and your gear well enough from the rain. But this is where Under the Weather portable pods can come to the scene. These wearable and portable tents serve to protect you and all your precious gear from rain and wind, and they can even keep you warm. It looks hilarious, but it seems that it works.
If you’ve been looking to get a new protective filter for your newest lens, you can go ahead and stop looking now.
Sigma has unveiled the WR (Water Repellant) Ceramic Protector, a lineup of protective lens filters claimed to be the ‘world’s first highly shock-resistant and scratch-resistant clear glass ceramic protective filter.’[Read More…]