Photography News Issue 31

Photography News | Issue 31 |



Bag it with Tamrac Tamrac’s new Hoodoo Backpacks are made from water-resistant waxed canvas and feature comfortable harnesses. The Hoodoo 18 can hold a mirrorless or compact DSLR as well as an extra lens. There’s also space for personal gear and a dedicated sleeve for a 13in laptop. The Hoodoo 20, on the other hand, is larger in size than the 18 and can fit additional lenses, as well as a 15in laptop and also offers easy access to your gear through the front of the pack. This versatile bag includes a removable, protective camera module, which can act as a separate shoulder bag. Each model comes in a choice of three colours, Kiwi green, Pumpkin orange or Ocean blue. The Hoodoo 18 is priced at £89.99 and the Hoodoo 20 is £130.

Vanguard addition to

The newest addition to the award-winning Vanguard VEO collection is the VEO AM-264TV aluminium monopod with tri-feet and PH-113V Video Pan Head. Its maximum load capacity is 6kg and it weighs just 1.5kg. Folded down, the VEOAM-264TV is 64.5cm and extends to 171cm. A screw on the base allows you to tilt or lock the monopod in position, while the PH-113V two-way video head can tilt +60° to -90° and rotates 360°. It’s priced at £109.99. VEOcollection Whether you plan on shooting action stills or video, Vanguard’s new monopod with tri-feet could be your new three-legged friend

MacGroup and 4VDesign have launched a range of premium camera straps made from handcrafted, Italian Cuoio leather. There are 29 lines available in total, which include neck straps and wrist straps, available in various colours and sizes. Prices range from£38.50 forWatchWrist Straps designed for small and medium compacts up to the higher priced ALA Top Leather straps for £109, which are ideal for any camera that features universal or metal ring fittings. There is a test on the 4v Lusso Large strap in this issue. Go premiumwith 4V Design leather straps

Expandingitslightingequipment, Elinchrom has announced two new kit collections: the D-Lite RX range and ELB 400 sets. Also announced is a new Elinchrom EL-Skyport Plus system. The D-Lite RX range offers seven sets, from those for beginners to those for more advanced shooters with prices starting at £540. See our review of the Softbox To Go Set on page 42. The ELB 400 sets include four portable, robust and lightweight options to choose from and offer more than twice the flash capacity of the original Quadra. Light the waywith Elinchrom

Spider hand strap

Spider Holster has announced three new products: the Spider Light Hand Strap designed for mirrorless and other lightweight cameras; the Spider Web tether; and the Black Widow Vertical Adapter, which allows the Black Widow holster to be attached to a vertical strap. The Spider Light Hand Strap is available in six different trim colours.

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