Leica announced today the new X-U (Typ 113) underwater camera, which essentially the underwater version of the existing Leica X (Typ 113) camera. Familiar specs for the new Leica X-U include a 16.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and a fixed Leica Summilux 23mm f/1.7 ASPH. lens. [Read more…]
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2 Reviews and Resources
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2 is a 14.1MP point and shoot camera that is freezeproof, waterproof, shockproof and deathproof. It is capable of recording AVCHD Lite video and is compatible with SDXC cards. It also has a 2.7-inch LCD with a 230k dot resolution and optical image stabilization.
No word on price or availability yet. Check availability of Amazon.com.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2 Reviews
Think Tank Photo Hydrophobia 70-200 Rain Cover
Think Tank Photo has released the Hydrophobia 70-200 rain cover for DSLRs with smaller lenses attached than the previously released 300-600 version. The new Hydrophobia 70-200 comes in two models, one with the flash tower and one without the flash tower.
The version with the flash tower runs $145, while the one without the flash tower is $139.
The Hydrophobia 70-200 is one of the items that Photography Bay readers can purchase and qualify for a free bag from Think Tank Photo. Essentially, spend $50 or more on gear from Think Tank Photo, and during checkout, their system will automatically let you select a free camera bag (e.g., Lens Changer 50) along with your order. Go to Think Tank Photo using this link and follow the on-screen instructions to get a free bag.
Full details are in the press release below. [Read more…]
Tips for Shooting in Rain and Bad Weather
A rainy day may ruin your motivation to go out and shoot, but it shouldn’t necessarily ruin your camera and picture taking abilities. Even if your camera isn’t waterproof, weatherproof or weather-sealed there are still ways that you can go out into the rain and shoot to your heart’s desire. In truth, you can capture some gorgeous scenes while you’re out in the rain.