Spatial efficiency: Peak Design engineers reworked Travel Tripod’s legs and center column to nest perfectly together in order to achieve a total packed diameter of just 3.25 inches—roughly the diameter of a water bottle. The result is a tripod that deploys to 58.5 inches tall while taking up less than half the volume of its competitors.
Redesigned ball head: Travel Tripod ball head operates more fluidly than traditional tripod heads while still prioritizing spatial efficiency. By utilizing a single adjustment ring Peak Design was able to eliminates bulky and confusing knobs. This not only improves user experience but helps the Travel Tripod maintain its compact diameter from tip to toe.
Rapid deployment: Peak Design developed a system of non-inverted legs that rapidly deploy along an aligned system of locking cam levers. With three swift hand movements, the legs can be fully extended and ready for action.
Available in carbon fiber + aluminum alloy legs:carbon (2.81lbs – msrp: $599) aluminum alloy (3.44lbs – msrp $349)
Peak Design Unveils The Next Generation of Camera TripodsNew Travel Tripod Promises to Redefine Product Category for Years to Come
San Francisco, CA (May, 2019) – After multiple award-winning bag releases, Peak Design, the worldwide leader in crowdfunding and everyday carry solutions, is proud to disrupt yet another product category—the camera tripod.More than four years in the making, Peak Design’s newest release, Travel Tripod, is a ground-up reexamination ofcamera tripod design to produce the world’s most portable, packable, and easy-to-setup tripod for professionals and first-time tripod owners alike.
Peak Design directly addressed their biggest rub about traditional tripods: spatial inefficiency and unnecessary bulk.Peak Design’s goal was to eliminate the dead space within a tripod, an ever-present inefficiency that often doubles ortriples the effective diameter of a packed tripod. Peak Design engineers reworked Travel Tripod’s legs and centercolumn to nest perfectly together in order to achieve a total packed diameter of just 3.25 inches—roughly the diameter of a water bottle. The result is a tripod that deploys to 58.5 inches tall while taking up less than half the volume of its competitors.
“During my travels in 2008 I began wondering why on Earth my tripod was so big. The thing was full of negativespace and knobs, and I felt like something designed for portability could do much better,” commented Peak Design CEO, Peter Dering. “I quickly realized that anything short of a complete design overhaul would fail to meet my criteriaof the perfect travel tripod. It took years of development but the outcome is a camera tripod that seamlessly integratesinto all aspects of travel and adventure.”
Travel Tripod is among the quickest-to-deploy and most intuitive to use tripods on the market. Peak Design developed a system of non-inverted legs that rapidly deploy along an aligned system of locking cam levers. With three swift hand movements, the legs can be fully extended and ready for action.
Peak Design also optimized the Travel Tripod ball head to operate more fluidly than traditional tripod heads while still prioritizing spatial efficiency. Travel Tripod eliminates bulky and confusing knobs with a single adjustment ring for simple and smooth 360-degree adjustment. Peak Design’s proprietary quick-release plate technology facilitates lightning-fast camera attachment—easily accommodating a full frame DSLR with telephoto lens—and is compatible with Peak Design carrying equipment and with Arca Swiss tripod dimensions. Furthermore, Travel Tripod’s ball head measures just 3.25 inches in diameter, keeping it aligned with the packed profile of the tripod’s legs for exceptionallycompact carry.
In addition to a thorough rethinking of a tripod’s architecture and user interface, carefully considered material choices and construction techniques provide the stability and vibration dampening demanded by avid photographers. A built- in universal phone mount, bubble-level, hook for counterweights, and included soft case round out a packed feature list that fans of Peak Design have come to expect.
Available both in carbon fiber and aluminum legs (MSRP: $599.95 // $349.95) the Travel Tripod will launch on Kickstarter (peakdesign.com/ks) for a pre-sale discount beginning May 21, 2019. The tripod will then be available for purchase online at peakdesign.com and through major retailers in time for the 2019 holiday season.
Russian site Photar.ru interviewed the head of Canon Russia’s department of product and consumer expertise, Artem Lezhnev.
Answering the most common critics (all excerpts are machine translated):
People who criticizeCanon are divided into two types.The first does not like the skinton, form factor or some particular points.The second – do not digest the marketing policy of the company.Why, for example, in one of the new Canoncameras– neither in the flagship, nor the middle or entry level, is it not possible to record 4K video without a crop?The company is technologically unable to carry out this task?
– We did not set such a function intentionally.We have a series of Cinema EOS – movie cameras.Canon separates EOS R and Cinema EOS from each other.This series is aimed at shooting professional video.Camera Canon C700 – there certainly is 4K from the whole frame.
We can put 4K from a full frame in the SLR and mirrorless, but we do not want to “cannibalize” our own video segment.
At the end there is some truth in the fact that Canon doesn’t “want to cannibalize” their video segment.
Could it be that the company is already testing a new camera, which will later be announced, for example, before the Olympiad?
“I’m sure Canon is already developing next-generation cameras, because testing usually starts at least a year before the camera enters the market.”
And when does testing end?
– A few months before the camera announcement.We have a very serious program of ambassadors, a very tough selection.Canon has the whole EMEA region – the whole of Europe, the whole of Africa, the Middle East and Russia – only 40 people. These are people with publications, participants of professional exhibitions of various genres, people who have really proved their professionalism, and we are working with them on testing .
What about IBIS (In Body Image Stabilisation)?
– We already have three patents on IBIS – on a mobile matrix and stabilisation,but we continue to work on them.Canon never uses technology that has not yet been tested.It took us so much time, because the technology itself requires a very detailed study, because the moving matrix is good, on the one hand.On the other hand, go to any service and ask how many cameras they have there with broken moving dies.The stabilization system is a very fragile thing.
Interesting. And what about lenses after IBIS?
– It is possible that after [having implemented IBIS in cameras], Canon will begin to produce much cheaper glass.Lens stub is quite expensive.
So, let’s hope IBIS will soon come to Canon DSLRs and MILCs, and happy to hear that excellent Canon optics will be less expensive.
Canon offers a service to de-click RF mount lenses, i.e. lenses for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system. After modifying the control ring it will be possible to switch between normal functionality and de-clicked.
What is the Control Ring’s Clicking Sound Modification Service?
Canon’s control ring’s modification service offers RF lenses and Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R owners the opportunity to remove/reapply the control ring’s clicking sound.
Why might this be needed.
The click action of the control ring allows the user to have a sense of how much it is being turned. However, if used during video shooting, the sound of the control ring operation may be recorded.
Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R
*Tax and freight fee are NOT included *All pricing is subject to change
Flash: Built-in electronic flash with auto-brightness balance
Multiple exposures: Yes, unlimited times
Battery: 2 AA Alkaline batteries (included)
Film: W108mm x H85mm (Image: W99mm x H62mm), ISO800
Adapters: Cable release socket, tripod mount socket, neck strap eyelets and 2.5mm audio jack
Dimensions: 182 x 122 x 64mm (7.16 x 4.8 x 2.51 inches)
Weight: 806 grams (28.4oz) (camera only)
Warranty: 5 years
The New Generation of MiNT Camera You Can Control
Instant cameras don’t have to be toys.
Polaroid Corporation, under the leadership of Dr Edwin Land, demonstrated it in the 1970s with high-end instant cameras.
High-end instant cameras became a lasting success and gained a cult following even until this day.
It became the cornerstone of The Impossible Project, the company that saved Polaroid. Without these high-end instant cameras, we wouldn’t have The Impossible Project, and we wouldn’t have instant film to shoot.
10 years of camera-making experience behind us, MiNT can design a groundbreaking product just like the early vintage polaroids, but more affordable and accessible.
We want to challenge the basic assumptions of toy instant cameras. We want to break the limitations of ordinary cameras.
Perfect combination of modern tech and timeless design.
So that you can push the boundaries of instant photography beyond parties, gifts, and souvenirs.
Introducing InstantKon RF70
Full control in an instant camera
InstantKon RF70 is designed to let the photographer take control. With ordinary instant cameras, the camera controls you. With MiNT cameras, you control the camera. RF70 is the only WIDE format camera that offers full manual control – shutter speed, aperture, and focus.
With full controls and an enormous film format (Instax WIDE film size: W99mm x H62mm), it doesn’t take a pro to capture the most stunning moments.
Why is full control important?
Full control is very important in an instant camera. If you can control it, you will know how the picture turns out before it develops.
The ability to preview an instant picture saves you time and a lot of film.
Full control is also very important because it lets you get the picture you want, instead of just guessing.
The wide variety of aperture and shutter speed setting means you can shoot under a lot of different light conditions, no matter which way the sun is shining.
Control the depth of field
Six aperture selections
The largest aperture f/5.6 is equivalent to f/2.4 on 35mm, together with the enormous film size, gives you incredible depth-of-field.
RF70 gives you the shallowest depth of field in any instant camera (except special mods). Phenomenal bokeh: Only 4.9cm at f/5.6 and 75cm.
Real mechanical rangefinder, bright and easy to use.
Control the exact amount of light you need
14 shutter speeds, including manual speeds and long exposures
Wide range of shutter speeds, combined with aperture control and built-in flash, you will be able to push the boundaries of instant photography beyond parties, gifts, and souvenirs.
Auto or manual are both present in the camera. It’s up to you to choose.
All you need in one foldable body
Built-in flash for nighttime or fill flash
2.5mm audio jack for triggering external studio flash
A film eject lever lets you do unlimited multiple exposures
Light meter for detecting ambient light
LCD display for ND recommendations
B mode for up to 10 minutes ultra long exposure
Double-click the shutter button for T mode
Compatible with standard cable releases
Tripod socket for standard tripods
Multi-layer coated lenses
Incredible 5-year warranty
Unlimited Free Films program on Instagram
RF70_auto is the simple version of RF70.
It has all the advantages of RF70, just one less degree of freedom. You can still control aperture and focus.
It’s got all the basic controls you need to capture stunning moments.
Lens Set – Neutral Density Filter (ND2, ND4, ND8). It can reduce extra light entering the camera to avoid over-exposure in bright sunlight conditions. The camera has an indicator telling you which ND filter to use.