Posts Tagged ‘bags’

This Is My City: Photo Contest

Chrome has just announced their new Niko Camera Bag, and to celebrate they’ve launched a photo contest—the prize for which is the Niko Camera Bag and a Nikon D3000 DSLR to go inside of it. The deadline is July 25, 2011 so listen close if you want to enter. They are looking for shots that capture something special about your city. “Stories that make up your city are found in the faces, sights, and sounds that are immersed in it. From the recluse to the regulars, everyone carries a piece of its many parts. We’ve all got that favorite record store, little-known food spot, bicycle shortcut, or local hero that makes a city wholly ours,” says Chrome. So go ahead and capture your own shot for the chance to win. More info on how to enter can be found at the official This Is My City: Photo Contest site.

image via Chrome


Digital Photographer’s DOMKE Camera Bag Giveaway!

Congratulations to Brian, the winner of the DOMKE ProPack 414!

You can view the official results page of the giveaway drawing via the third-party site,, here:

Digital Photographer is giving away a DOMKE ProPack 414 camera bag to one lucky photographer (a $249.99 value). Enter now for your chance to win!

About the DOMKE ProPack 414:

When you’re traveling or carrying a large assortment of gear, these  traditional DOMKE photo backpacks are just what’s needed. The DOMKE ProPack 414 is large enough to carry a pro DSLR and a long lens, plus plenty of room for all your other accessories.

Keeping with Domke tradition, these new backpacks are canvas, have plenty of pocket room, and a removable insert. Movable and removable dividers allow you to configure the bag any way you like. Both bags are large enough to take a Pro DSLR camera with long lenses with plenty of space for addition lenses, flashed, cords, chargers and any other accessories you might need.
Facts and Figures:
•         Tripod holder
•         3 Large front pockets and interior pockets
•         Padded straps and sternum and waist straps for easy carrying
•         YKK zippers
•         Comfortable top handle to grab and go
•         Laptop sections
•         D-rings and webbing straps to add additional pouches.

External 14.5” W x 9.5” D x 14” H
Interior 11”W x 6”D x 12”H
Plus Laptop Area

How to Enter:

Beginning at 12:00 pm (noon) Pacific Time on Wednesday, September 1, 2010, there are two ways to enter the giveaway. You may do either or both (one time each).
1. Leave a comment on this post telling us what you like about the DOMKE ProPack 414.
2. Spread the word about our giveaway on Twitter. Here’s a suggested tweet, but you can be creative: Win a cool DOMKE DSLR camera bag from Digital Photographer!
Then, leave a comment on this post with a link to your tweet.

A winner will be chosen at random—via


No purchase required to enter. Winner of the giveaway will be awarded a DOMKE ProPack 414 camera bag (black) with an estimated retail value of $249.99 dollars. Giveaway is open to legal U.S. residents 18 or older residing in the 48 continental United States (includes DC). Void where prohibited. Employees (and their immediate families and households) of JMillerMedia are not eligible. Giveaway entries will be accepted until Wednesday, September 22 at 12:00 pm (noon) Pacific Time. Winning entry must provide a valid email address (Digital Photographer will never sell or rent your email to third parties). We will notify the winner by email on or before Thursday, September 23, 2010. The winner will have 72 hours to respond to us with their name and valid U.S. mailing address. If this information is not received within 72 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Sponsor: Digital Photographer


Camera Bag Review: ThinkTANK Photo Airport International V2.0

ThinkTANK Airport International V2.0 Review
by Thomas Trimbach

The Airport International V2.0 camera bag from ThinkTANK Photo ($329.00 MSRP) does exactly what its name implies. It’s a travel bag for your cameras, lenses and just about anything else of value, and is designed for just about any travel situation—even if you don’t take an airplane.

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PMA ’10 Sneak Peek


A day before the PMA show officially opens here in Anaheim, the press gets a “sneak peek” at an eponymously named event. Today, at that event, I got to see a lot of the cameras that have been recently announced by Pentax, Nikon, Samsung and Olympus, and several new PMA announcements from the likes of HP and GE. This is also the venue where I get the time to check out gear like bags and innovative new ideas from smaller companies, such as


I got to get my hands on newly announced Pentax cameras, including the teeny tiny, adorably retro-looking Optio I-10; the brand new Samsung TL350, which was just announced this morning; and the Nikon COOLPIX S8000, with its ultra bright 3-inch LCD screen that’s similar to that of the pro level D3s D-SLR—which I also got to check out.


New from GE (General Imaging) is a line of super automatic point-and-shoot digicams—meaning they leave almost nothing to the photographer other than to press the shutter release. The memory is all built-in, as well as the battery, but General Imaging says that’s what consumers asked for. Point. And. Shoot. The most important feature of these cameras, for the fashionistas they’re geared toward, anyway, is that they were co-designed by Jason Wu, an exciting young New York fashion designer, and feature an assortment of color choices and leather finishes.


New from HP is a lineup of affordable point-and-shoots, including the 12.2MP PW550 with 5x optical zoom and the 12MP CW450 with a 2.7-inch touch LDC.



The just announced Lowepro SlingShot AW series was the most exciting bag selection I saw today. Lowepro’s SlingShots have been wildly popular with photographers since they first came out five years ago because of the way they allow for rapid access to cameras and gear. For this new generation, they’ve made a few upgrades based on consumer feedback from the field to further enhance that experience, including the ability to carry a smaller tripod on the outside, and interior space for personal items besides camera gear.

Check back for more in-depth, hands-on looks at new cameras and gear over the next couple of days, as we traverse the crowded landscape of the PMA show floor.


Midweek Photo News Roundup- 11/11

photo © Tech. Sgt. Roy Santana, via The U.S. Army (Flickr creative commons)

It’s Wednesday afternoon and all that most people can think about is how many days, hours, minutes remain until the weekend. But not you, you’re a photographer! You’re never bored, but are always plotting your next photo shoot or researching the new D-SLR you’ve had your eye on. We’re right there with you, friend. To keep the wild world of photography on your mind midweek, here’s our roundup of what’s been happening in it lately.

- In honor of Veterans Day (or Remembrance or Armistice Day to some of you outside the U.S.), I have selected the above photo from The U.S. Army’s Flickr photostream, by Tech. Sgt. Roy Santana. It depicts U.S. Army Lt. Col, David Sigmund, greeting a young boy after passing out soccer balls to local children during exercise Flintlock 2007 in Bamako, Mali, Sept. 4, 2007. This photo offers a not often considered perspective of the breadth of work that our military men and women do as a means to foster relationships of peace, security and cooperation around the world.

- Thank Tank Photo has announced a new heavy duty shoulder camera bag. The Urban Disguise 70 Pro is designed for the photographer carrying two regular or pro size D-SLRs with lenses attached to each camera body – or even a 70-200 f2.8 lens attached to any camera body.

- Barbara Bordnick, the renown New York photographer whom, DP had the privilege of interviewing for the Spring 2009 issue, has a new calendar out called Floragraphics, which showcases more of her celebrated floral photographs.

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