I have been searching for a replacement Lowepro Nova 160 AW for quite some time. It was great to start my DSLR work with, but I now have more lenses than can be carried in the bag. There are just too many reasons to carry two or three lenses per shoot. Well, I think I have found my replacement. The Everyday Messenger by Peak Design. This bag was designed through a kickstarter program to take care of the the needs of the photographer. Now the price is significant at $249, but I think it may be a worthwhile investment considering it holds over a thousand dollars in equipment. The bag can hold up to a full frame DSLR and three lenses plus extras like an ipad, lens filters, phone, and other accessories. It is water resistant and able to secure equipment within by customizable compartments. This is going to be my next camera bag. You can check it out for yourself here: https://peakdesign.com/store/the-everyday-messenger
Next up is the Pico time-lapse controller by Mindarin. This controller allows you to control your camera to take photos at specific time intervals. It is programmable by smart phone (recommended) or manually (not recommended as the interface is a single button). Simply plug the device into your phone via program port, set the duration of the time-lapse, and set the interval between photos. There are also advanced features like HDR, speed ramping, and bulb ramping. Best thing of all is the price. At just $50, this is an easy purchase for those of you who love time-lapse. You can find out more here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/846089794/pico-time-lapse-made-simple
That's it for today.