Deal: Manfrotto Advanced Travel Backpack – $64.88 (reg. $149.88, today only)

Travel Backpack
  • Fits DSLR, 3 Lenses, Flash & Accessories
  • Dedicated Rear Pocket for 13″ Laptop
  • Expandable Pocket for Befree Tripod
  • Spacious Top Storage Compartment

Only for today (10/28/2019) B&H Photo has the Manfrotto Advanced Travel Backpack on sale at $64.88. Compare at regular $149.88. Free shipping.


We have a bunch of very good deals on Canon cameras for you.

Noteworthy Kickstarter projects:

  1. SliderMini portable camera slider
  2. Universal camera strap with lifetime warranty
  3. DUO Daypack, quick access camera bag with lifetime warranty
  4. Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 lens for $199
  5. Peak Design super light travel tripod

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If Travel Bloggers Were Honest They Would Make Videos Like This

Travel Bloggers

Currently Hannah and Just Jess created a fun and hilarious video that tries to answers the question: what would travel videos look like if travel bloggers were honest?

The parody video starts with nice-to-look-at, slow-motion travel footage along with a calm voice narrating what you see, what you really see. Then things in the video change.

The rest of the video (after 3min) sees Hannah explaining why she created the parody video and underlining how she is not exempt from these travel blogger stereotypes. It’s a funny video that points out the most common settings and places we’ve seen over and over in travel photos and videos on the web.

[via Reddit]

Last Days To Save On The Revolutionary Travel Tripod That Raised Over $8M

Peak Design Travel Tripod

There are some days left to save 20% on the innovative Peak Design travel tripod.

This revolutionary and extremely compact travel tripod raised over 8 Million Dollars on Kickstarter.

peak design travel tripod

Key Design Features

  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. 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.
  4. Available in carbon fiber + aluminum alloy legs: carbon (2.81lbs – msrp: $599) aluminum alloy (3.44lbs – msrp $349)

Deal: Gitzo 100-Year Anniversary Edition Tripod with Ball Head – $799 (reg. $1499, today only)

Gitzo

Gitzo 100-Year Anniversary Edition Tripod with Ball Head at a glance:

  • Limited-Edition Traveler Tripod
  • Only 1,917 Tripods to be Made
  • Authentication Certificate
  • Load Capacity: 22.0 lb, Leg Sections: 4
  • Max Height: 64.96″, Min Height: 9.25″
  • Weight: 3.0 lb, Folded Length: 16.9″
  • Magnesium-Alloy Body, Carbon Fiber Legs
  • Rapid Column, Ball Head
  • Arca-Type Quick Release Plate
  • Tripod Strap, Anniversary Tripod Booklet

Today only (6/6/19) B&H Photo has the Gitzo 100-Year Anniversary Edition Tripod with Ball Head on sale at $799. Compare at $1,499. Free shipping.

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Peak Design Announced a Travel Tripod That’s Incredibly Compact

Peak Design Travel Tripod

Peak Design release a new, travel oriented tripod which is surprisingly compact.

You can pre-order the Peak Design Travel Tripod at Kickstarter.

Key Design Features

  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. 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.
  4. Available in carbon fiber + aluminum alloy legs: carbon (2.81lbs – msrp: $599) aluminum alloy (3.44lbs – msrp $349)
peak design

Press release:

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.