Sunday, July 21, 2019

iPhone Stand: At last, a light, thin folding stand for smartphones

On the face of it, it's a simple quest: Find the perfect portable stand for a smartphone. Yes it is easier asked than done. Now Mike has found the perfect candidate and bought three just to be on the safe side....

Bags and Stuff: Just one Ristretto and an absolutely perfect shoulder strap

When is a camera bag not a camera bag? Perhaps when it's a Ristretto, complete with the world's most comfortable shoulder strap. Mike eases his back with something from left field.....

Camera Pouches: TieHerUp’s new Soft Nappa folders for rangefinder and mirrorless cameras

A soft-leather camera pouch is something we all need from time to time. Instead of camera-specific cases, pouches can last years as you swap gear. These new pouches from TieHerUp represent the pinnacle of pouch art....

Review: Billingham S3 photographic bag

Patrick Leong at Finding Range has taken am in-depth look at the new Billingham S3 bag.

Finding the perfect camera backpack — with difficulty

Are you a rucksack person or a Mercury-the-messenger fan when it comes to carrying your photo gear. Mike is on the fence but he has found some sound advice for bag addicts everywhere.

Review: Billingham 35 photographer’s rucksack

Fed up with carrying a shoulder bag? Too much strain on the shoulder? If so, a Billingham rucksack could be your answer. Mike has had a look at the smaller Rucksack 35.

Evris Papanikolas and the new TieHerUp camera bag

I am a great fan of the camera straps made in Greece by Evris Papanikolas under his TieHerUp brand — especially the Rock n' Roll series which I wrote about last week. Now Evris is expanding his repertoire and first up is what looks like a great camera bag. 

Universal Charger: Last chance saloon when you are on the road

Last week Mike was up Kleiststrasse without a paddle. He had forgotten to pack the battery charger. W.Heath Robinson of Conrad Elektronik came to the rescue....

Minox Tabletop Tripod: Form and function combined in a delicious veteran

Bill has renewed his acquaintance with three vintage legs.....

Photography Travel Kit: Choosing a system to meet your needs

Bill has been overhauling his room full of bags and cases for forthcoming holiday season. But just what is the perfect set up for the travelling mirrorless camera enthusiast? Find out here.