One of the best pieces of travel gear for any photographer out there is a device which lets you import photos and videos from any SD card directly onto your phone. Although the concept is simple, many don’t think about how convenient it is to own. While some cameras these days do have the ability to wirelessly import photos to your mobile devices, most don’t, and even when they do the process can be a little counterintuitive, and doesn’t compare to the peace of mind and quality of image that comes with importing the file directly to your phone. The plug and play nature of the process is straightforward and easy. Simply plug in the adapter to your iPhone and an import screen will automatically pop up. It’s that easy. It’s perfect for anyone who wants to have the highest quality images of a DSLR combined with the shareability of a mobile device, and it’s great for travel when you might not have a full computer with you to import the files. Although even for everyday use sometimes it’s just better to cut out the middle man. You can get it directly from Apple for around $30, but we recommend getting a third party adapter. They’re the same hardware, but for sometimes only a third of the price, like the one from Walmart available now for just under $10.
Cotton Camera Harness
Sometimes getting the perfect shot requires hours of standing around in extreme climates, waiting for that perfect moment. This can cause real strain and pain to the neck, shoulders and back, especially with expensive and bulky camera rigs. The Cotton Camera Harness is a revolutionary new system that attempts to solve these ails. Designed with the active outdoor photographer in mind, the harness is able to distribute the weight evenly across the body to help reduce the fatigue and stress of a long day of shooting. Features include a 'twist and lock' camera mount, removable side holsters for extra equipment and a quick release belt with speed straps for easy mount and dismounting. Available in Charcoal Grey and shipping now.
Moment Anamorphic Lens System
The future of mobile filmmaking is here and you can own it for $150. Designed to work with the Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy or Google Pixel devices, the Anamorphic Lens by Moment is capable is delivering Hollywood-style video directly from your smart phone. The Lens is able to created 2:40:1 Cinemascope, horizontal flares, and widescreen, letter boxing to your mobile videos. The recent Steven Soderbergh “Unsane” movie was shot entirely on a Moment Lens. The complete system - now available and fully funded on Kickstarter - includes a universal stabilizing gimbal and battery and will be shipping in June of this year.