What’s New Wednesday

New Product Review Coming Soon –


I just received something very cool from my friends at Spider Holster. It seems that they have come up with a great way of carrying a large lens that puts it right at your fingertips whenever you need it. It’s called the Spider Pro Large Lens Pouch and it’s designed specifically for a 70-200mm lens. It attaches right to the Spider Holster belt and has a lot of great features that will make carrying a second lens so much easier. I am going to be field testing it next week so I don’t want to give away too much but I am really psyched to see how it performs in the field. If it’s anything like the Spider Holster, I know I won’t be disappointed. If you want a sneak peek at the new pouch and all the other great Spider Holster goodies, check out the Spider Holster website. If you haven’t already, check out my review of the SpiderPro Holster system. It’s definitely worth a look.

Bay Photo Metal Print Special –

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The folks at Bay Photo are running a special on their totally cool metal prints. From now until the 19th of August you can get 15% off of any size MetalPrint from 4×4 up to 43×96. To grab the discount, you need to enter Promo Code 15MET in the order review area of Bay ROES. Check out the website for full details. If you haven’t seen your prints on metal, you don’t know what you are missing.

Sigma Puts a New Twist On An Old Dilemma –

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So what do you do if one day you decide that you no longer want to be a Nikon shooter and instead decide to go Canon. Well, it used to mean that you had to see all of your old gear and buy new stuff. But what if you could just change the mounts on your lenses from Nikon F to Canon EF? You would probably save yourself a ton of cash. I think that’s the reasoning behind Sigma’s new program that will actually do just that for you, for a fee of course. The new program, called Change your mind, Change your mount, is a new conversion service that will let you convert from one camera mount to another but there are caveats. First of all, it only applies to specific Sigma lenses, not the whole Sigma line. Second, the price for the conversion is dependant upon the type of lens you are converting and the price ranges from  $80 for a DN lens up to $250 for a super telephoto. The available mounts are Sigma, Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony, Micro Four Thirds, and Sony E Mount. So here is my delima. I have been requesting that Sigma make their 120-300mm f/2.8 lens in Sony mount ever since it came out but to no avail. So now I find that I can buy the lens and have it converted for an additional $250 (plus shipping to Japan). It may almost be worth it and I am really tempted to give it a try. If nothing else, I have to give Sigma credit for an original idea. You can get more details at the SigmaPhoto website. And check out that 120-300 f/2.8 while you are there. It is one BadA** lens!

New Books in the Snapshots to Great Shots series –


It seems like everytime I walk into the camera section of the book store there is a new Snapshots to Great Shots book on the shelf. It’s getting really hard to keep up with them all. Of course that is good news for you because it means that we are covering a lot of different cameras and subjects and there is bound to be something there for you. Some of the brand new titles that have just been released are the Nikon D5200 book by Rob Sylvan and the Nikon D7100 book by John Batdorff. There is also a new Canon book for the Canon T5i/700D from yours truly that is due out sometime in the next month. The other two books are available right now and mine is available for pre-order. Of course you can find them at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, or wherever high quality photography books are sold.

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