This versatile backpack is designed with two separate, easily accessible compartments. With enough space for up to three camera bodies and five lenses, alongside a 15” laptop pouch, its front panel’s inbuilt straps can also support a tripod. With numerous carry options, such as backpack, sling position or cross backpack, and removable dividers, this bag has your back in mind with plenty of weight distribution aids. The Pro Light 3N1-36 is water repellent and UV protected, but it also matches cabin luggage requirements for commercial flights. And it looks pretty good too. 5. BAG: MANFROTTO PRO LIGHT 3N1-36 £126/$178.56 www.manfrotto.com
4. ACCESSORY: THE PHOTOGRAPHER’S EPHEMERIS APP
£2.79Windows/£8.99 iOS www.photoephemeris.com
This handy piece of kit doesn’t come at any extra inconvenience and barely any cost either. The Photographer‛s Ephemeris app is a map- centric sun and moon calculator, allowing you to find out the direction and altitude of the sun or moon at any given moment. It visualises the patterns for any terrain on any location on earth, both day and night. It offers up a whole load of planning tools and extra downloads to help pre-plan your shoots, enabling you to make the most of the natural light. It includes a night mode, featuring a 3D representation of the Milky Way, pole stars and major constellations, as well as the ability to research and save your own list of favourite locations. It is currently available as a
download for both iOS and Android for phones and tablets, but there is also a free, albeit less advanced, web version.
It may not have the stability of a pro video tripod, but the Joby GorillaPod offers a lightweight solution to travelling with a tripod. Its quick- release ball head has Arca-Swiss for a QR plate and movement is controlled by the 360° pan and ±90° tilt knobs. Supporting up to a 5kg payload, it’s built from thermoplastic with machined aluminium sockets, and is one of the most durable and firm Gorilla tripods out there. The flexible legs allow a tight grip on small surfaces and give access to areas a standard tripod simply can’t. This tiny tripod is perfect for DSLRs and mirrorless cameras fit in a rucksack with ease. 3. STABILISER: JOBY GORILLAPOD FOCUS £109/$126 www.joby.com
6. STORAGE: G-DRIVE SLIM SSD £187.45/$179.95 www.g-technology.com
Available as either 500GB or 1TB, the G-Technology G-DRIVE Slim SSD has a transfer rate of up to 540MB/s. With a USB-C connector it’s compatible with most modern devices and although it’s formatted for Macs it can easily be switched to Windows. The Slim SSD is more reliable, shock resistant, requires less power to operate, and has faster boot times and a better system responsiveness, all due to its lack of internal moving parts. This drive is lightweight and its solid construction is very well-suited to the demanding rigours of travel.
SUMMER 2018 PRO MOVIEMAKER
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