Gear That’s Good on the Go

Posted by: on Feb 03, 2017

Gear That’s Good on the Go
Photo Courtesy of Brad Wheeler
When you’re out on location the last thing you want is bulky gear that’s difficult to setup and weighs you down. Below we take a look at a couple scenarios for when you get out of the studio and out into the world and need gear that’s good on the go.
Shooting Tethered on the Go
Think Tank Photo Airport Security Rolling Camera Bag Now in its third generation, Think Tank’s award-winning rolling bag series defines the gold standard for photo transport cases. Specifically designed to maximize gear for carry on, the bag meets most U.S. and International carry on requirements. Tether Tools Pro Peter Hurley is a fan, and uses it in his What’s In Your Bag? feature to haul around his camera gear and Tether Table Aero Traveler, TetherPro USB Cable and JerkStopper. Tether Table Aero Traveler If you watched the above video, you’ll notice the Tether Table Aero Traveler and ProPad. Precision crafted at 16”W and 14”D (40cm x 35cm) the table fits snugly into the Think Tank Photo Airport Security Rolling Camera Bag. Plus, it’s made of T6 Aerospace aluminum which makes it durable and lightweight at less than 2.50lbs (1.13kg). TetherPro USB Cable, JerkStopper, and ProTab Cable Ties If you’re shooting out on location, make sure you shoot tethered using only the best. TetherPro USB cables are constructed to the highest USB specifications and incorporate all of the latest technology ensuring consistent and reliable conductivity, and the fastest and most reliable transfers. The JerkStopper Camera Support is a must for every tethered shooter, as it removes the stress and strain from your USB cable, ensures the plug stays in and is protected from damage.  
Powering Your Camera and Devices on the Go
Case Relay Camera Power System For photographers and filmmakers who want to shoot time lapse, star trails, video, and more without being limited by their camera’s battery life, the Case Relay Power System is an invaluable tool. The Case Relay Camera Power System introduces the first uninterruptible power system for DSLR and Mirrorless cameras to achieve consistent power with any common 5V USB battery pack or wall power.  This technology provides, for the first time ever, a hot swappable, uninterrupted power source for most DSLR and Mirrorless cameras on the market today. Rock Solid External Battery Pack An external USB battery pack is needed to power the Case Relay, and Tether Tools Rock Solid External Battery Pack packs a punch with 10,000 mAh of power that provides 3 to 10 times the power of most camera batteries, depending on the camera. Add an orange or black Silicone Sleeve to protect your battery pack. Plus, you can charge your phone or tablet on the go using the extra USB port! D-Tap to USB Power Converter Power your USB devices using batteries you already own! Utilizing the new D-Tap Connector to USB Power Converter, creatives will now be able to keep their electronic devices charged up while continuing to power a monitor or light using a battery with a D-Tap female connector.
Mounting Speelights on the Go
RapidMount PowrGrip Kit The RapidMount PowrGrip is a powerful suction cup mount that secures speedlight flashes to any non-porous surface such as glass, mirrors, fiberglass and more. In the above picture, photographers Amii and Andy Kauth mounted a flash on a cramped hotel room to capture their bride getting ready. To read more about how they put the PowrGrip to work – check out their writeup here. RapidMount SLX and Q20 It’s time to leave the bulky light stands at home! The RapidMount SLX and Q20 are simple to setup, allowing speedlights to be mounted in a matter of minutes, providing professional, gorgeous lighting in a way that has never been possible before. Both the RapidMount SLX and Q20 use RapidStrips to adhere to nearly any smooth or lightly textured surface such as drywall, glass, laminate, tile, and more. RapidMount EasyGrip Kit When you’re out on location, sometimes you need to get creative. This is where the RapidMount EasyGrip Kit shines. Mount your speedlight securely to any flat or round surface such as a pole, table, or in the above photo, a tree limb to provide lighting on the go when you need it most.