Conceived for outdoor photographers, the UltraLight Camera Cover, available in three sizes and two colors, Black and Tahoe Blue, is what the name suggests: the lightest, most compact camera cover for outdoor photography. The Filter Hive, announced at the same time, offers protection for the filters many landscape photographers use.
The “skin-style” camera pouch/cover from MindShift Gear is designed for outdoor, nature, and action photographers who wear a normal or pro DSLR camera with small to medium lens out on their chest, ready to shoot. Its adjustable shock-cord on lid allows the cover to fit multiple camera and lens combinations.
“The UltraLight Camera Cover’s flexibility makes it desirable for backpackers, hikers, or anyone carrying their camera for long periods who need quick access,” said MindShift Gear’s founder and president Doug Murdoch. “It is a super lightweight cover that offers protection against scratches, dust, moisture and debris while stabilizing the camera on the chest, waist or over the shoulder. It is ultra-compressible for easy stowing and its integrated belt supports the camera around the photographer’s waist.”
The UltraLight Camera Cover comes in three sizes:
- UltraLight Camera Cover 10: Fits a small DSLR (Canon Rebel or Nikon 5200 series) with kit lens or short zoom (up to a 18-55mm f/3.5-f/5.6, 24-105mm f/4 or 24-85mm f/2.8-4)OR fits standard-size DSLR (Canon 5DMIII or Nikon D800 series) with prime lens or short zoom (up to a 85mm f/1.2, 24-105mm f/4 or 24-85mm f/2.8-4)
- UltraLight Camera Cover 20: Fits a standard or pro DSLR (Canon 5D MIII/1DX or Nikon D700/D4) with attached standard zoom lens (up to 24-70mm f/2.8)
- UltraLight Camera Cover 30: Fits a standard or pro DSLR (Canon 5D MIII/1DX or Nikon D700/D4) with attached large zoom lens (up to 70-200 f/2.8)
With the UltraLight Camera Cover photographers can use their camera neck strap for extra support in active adventures. Its orientation brings the camera closer to photographers’ center of gravity, allowing greater balance and stability during extreme action. It doesn’t block the view of their feet like a bulky camera case. It also fits under any backpack. It features a weather-resistant flap cover and lightly padded front, bottom and rear panels. It accommodates lenses facing out or facing down depending on the photographer’s carrying preference.
Because some outdoor photographers use lots of filters, and always have trouble to protect them while having them accessible most of the time, MindShift Gear announces the release of the first case designed for quick access to round, square, and rectangular camera lens filters, the Filter Hive. “Since the days of film, outdoor photographers have used filters to adjust a gradient over their image to compensate for a bright sky or sunset,” said MindShift Gear’s founder and president Doug Murdoch. “With the Filter Hive not only do they have quick access to the right filter, its removable interior makes for easy cleaning and compact travel.”
In fact, the Filter Hive solves organizational and functional problems of conservation, landscape, outdoor action, and wildlife photographers who need quick access to filters of different shapes. The filter case resembles a bee hive with padded, felt-lined slots that protect delicate glass and resin filters. The Filter Hive’s padded exterior case and accordion-style removable insert holds up to six flat graduated neutral density filters up to 4×6” (100x150mm) and six round filters up to 82mm diameter, including the thick 1.5cm variable neutral density filters. It is belt mountable and will attach to MindShift Gear’s rotation180° Panorama and rotation180° Professional backpacks. Its grab handle with SR buckle allows it to be hung from a tripod for quick access. Its colour coded organization allows filters to be located quickly. It has a front zippered pocket for quick access to a lens cloth and its YKK zipper keeps out dust, moisture and debris.