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"Bridgeport" - Digital Photography Podcast 555

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Think Tank Photo Mirrorless Mover 25i in Reykjavik


After nourishing myself with one of those famous Icelandic hot dogs, I spent a couple hours photographing the colorful activity on the chilly, damp streets of Reykjavik using the Think Tank Mirrorless Mover 25i to protect my weather resistant Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II with dust and splash proof Olympus ED 12-50mm zoom.

The quality of construction in this bag is top notch, as you would expect from Think Tank. The key to the design is the quick access top flap that uses a magnetic closure system for quick access while shooting, but has the option of zippered security when the weather turns bad.


This system is highly efficient. I could leave my OM-D protected in the bag while exploring the streets of Reykjavik, then grab it quickly to capture an action shot when presented with the opportunity. The trick is to leave the camera on and ready to shoot.

Inside the bag I stashed the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II with dust and splash proof Olympus ED 12-50mm zoom, an Olympus 60mm f/2.8 macro (also dust and splash proof), and the Olympus Tough TG-4. There was plenty of room for all of these components, plus the accessories I needed for the day. Yet, the bag was light and positioned discreetly behind my arm, wearing it messenger style.

running-Reykjavik.jpg "Running Late" - Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II with 12-50mm lens, ISO 400, f/5.6 at 1/60th. Photo by Derrick Story..

Other niceties include a dedicated tablet pocket that holds my iPad mini, smartphone pocket, twin SD card holders, high quality metal hardware, top handle, back belt loop, fitted rain cover (if the weather gets really bad), and stretchable side pouches on both ends, outside of the bag.

Natural-heat-Reykjavik.jpg "Natural Heat" - You can warm yourself via the steam pipes tapping the water beneath the ground. Photo by Derrick Story.

The Mirrorless Mover 25i fits nicely in my suitcase for travel. I filled it with socks to stay efficient. When I was ready to shoot, I emptied the socks and added the gear I needed for the day. It is a great bag for the nimble photographer on the go.

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"Bridgeport" - Digital Photography Podcast 555

This is The Digital Story Podcast #555, October 25, 2016. Today's theme is " Bridgeport." I'm Derrick Story.

Opening Monologue

I'm recording this show on a crisp Sunday morning in the Eastern Sierra. We're in Day 3 of our TDS Fall Photography Workshop, and while the participants are working on their current assignments, I'm slipping off to say hello to you. Here's what's been going on.


Top 5 Tripods for 2016

Top 5 Tripods for 2016 via PhotographyTalk

  • Sirui T2205X - If you want a lightweight tripod that's compact, yet has a maximum height of nearly 5 feet, the Sirui T-2205X is the tripod for you. It weighs just 2.6 pounds, meaning you can easily carry it on long journeys without getting fatigued. Folded down, the tripod is a mere 14.6 inches long, again, making it a great choice for photographers that need a full-size tripod but don't want to deal with carrying something that's heavy or cumbersome.
  • Handlepod - Handlepod offers sturdy support in a highly compact package and gives you the versatility of utilizing it in a number of ways. Hold it in your hand for steadier low-light or long exposure shots. Brace it against a support like a wall or a post for instant tripod-like stability. Use the Handlepod's built-in elastic cord to lash it to a steady object like a tree or even the side mirror of your car. That's versatility that no tripod can match!
  • Manfrotto 190go! - Being able to take shots close to the ground is not something that all tripods offer, but the Manfrotto 190go! certainly does. The center column can be positioned at a 90-degree angle to the ground, giving you the ability to take shots at a height of just 2.75 inches. As if that's not attractive enough, the 190go! is made of aluminum for strong, sturdy support, but doesn't weigh a ton either - just 3.7 pounds.
  • 3 Legged Thing Equinox Winston - With a maximum height of 76.9 inches, the Equinox Winston tripod from 3 Legged Thing will give you the height you need for virtually any shot. The Equinox Winston doesn't neglect the need to go low either, as it can get down to 10.6 inches above the ground for low perspective shots. Another advantage this tripod has over others is that it can support over 88 pounds.
  • Velbon Ultra 555A - This small, aluminum tripod from Velbon has five leg sections for an extended height of just over 60.6 inches, but folds down to a compact 14.7 inches when not in use. Weighing in a 3.25 pounds, it's relatively lightweight as well. It's telescoping legs have a twist to lock feature, ensuring that the legs don't become disengaged, causing the tripod to fall. The legs can be set at three different angles, giving you leeway to shoot from different perspectives. It even allows for shooting just 5 inches off the ground for those must-have shots with lots of foreground details.

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Updates and Such

Big thanks to all of our Patreon members! I was able to pay for the podcast server and the backup system from last month's pledges. Your contributions are making a positive impact.

I'll be announcing the 2017 TDS Workshop season by the end of October. And I have to tell you, this is our most exciting lineup to date. Keep eye peeled!

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See you next week!

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