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Posted on 03.28.2014 Under Blog, Sweet Deals

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What happens when 7 outdoor gear makers get together in the springtime? The answer is a new kind of March Madness – one where you win a pile of beautiful gear instead of losing a pile of money.

GET OUT SPRING GIVEAWAY HAS BEGUN

On Friday, April 4th, we’ll be giving away $2000 in gear from a not-so-shabby lineup of brands. You’ve got until then to sign the heck up. The prize package consists of products from highly respectable gear makers like, ahem, Arc’teryx, Huckberry, Goal Zero, United by Blue, Boreas, and Sunski. And of course, us.

ENTER NOW: http://bit.ly/pdspring

Signup is free and easy – no hoops to jump through, no catch, just a pile of sweet, sweet gear-candy. A gear-ful of gossip. A big bucket-o-extra-crispy gear-battered chicken. Is anybody still reading this?

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If you really want to win this thing, you can up your chances by scratching the social media backs of the brands involved. After you signup, share the special link you’re given. For every person who signs up with your link, you’ll get an automatic 5 extra entries. How bout them apples?

Once again, to enter just go here: http://bit.ly/pdspring

Best o’ luck!

Posted on 03.19.2014 Under Blog, Sweet Deals

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What do you do when you find out that your friends are having party, and that party is something you’ve been wanting to throw for a long time, and the guest list is full of other people who you’ve been dying to party with? The answer is obvious. You weasel your way into that party, get into the middle of the dance circle and you get busy. That’s why when Huckberry & Friends announced the Huckberry Explorer’s Grants, we had to get funky up in that house.

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The idea behind these grants is simple and fantastic. Huckberry, curators of high-quality outdoor gear and clothing, wants to pay homage to the adventurers out there who have helped their business grow. So they brought together a unique set of outdoor gear brands – PD now included – and set out to find 3 incredible adventures to fund. That’s where you come in.

How It Works:

1. Email explorers@huckberry.com, and tell them about one adventure that you’ve always wanted to go on. Want to ride the Great Divide? Kayak Alaska’s fjords? We want to help you do it. Please keep your entry to 150 words or less, and obviously, the more thoughtful the entry, the better.

2. Nat Geo Adventurer of the Year Alastair Humphreys will select three winners.

3. If you win, you’ll receive $1,000 cash towards the adventure, and a bunch of rad gear from Topo Designs, Poler, Nemo, Goal Zero and Peak Design.

4. The winners’ adventures will be featured on the Huckberry Journal to keep the inspirational karma loop going.

You have until the end of March to summarize your wildest dreams in 150 words or less. For more details visit the contest homepage.

 

Participating Brands

Get your drool bucket out. Here are the brands who will be sponsoring the winners of this contest with sweet, sweet gear:

  • Goal Zero: Portable, durable solar gear. Thanks to these guys we can take our office anywhere.
  • Poler: Bags and clothing that give you camp vibes.
  • Topo Designs: Just about the raddest gall darn bags you done ever seen.
  • Nemo: High-quality, lightweight tents, shelters and sleeping bags.
  • Peak Design: Whatever your adventure is, we’ll make sure you get pictures and video to make your friends jealous.

 

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Posted on 02.25.2014 Under Blog, Products, Tradeshows

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Ahoy, happy shooters. We’ve got some big fat fancy fun news for you. We’re goin’ to WPPI. Here’s the deets:

  • Location: Las Vegas, NV, at the MGM Grand Hotel
  • Dates: March 3-5
  • Peak Design Booth: 1130
  • Get a FREE PASS from Peak Design: Right here, baby.

That’s right. Peak Design – the company with the website full of pictures of people scaling mountains and shredding gnarlicious pow-mein – is going to a giant wedding and portrait photographers show. Why?

New Think Tank Belt Bundles

New for WPPI will be a couple of Peak Design bundles that include the Think Tank Pro Speed camera belt. These bundles will be aimed at folks in the wedding/portrait world who a) tend to like big rigs and b) probably aren’t wearing a backpack while they’re shooting. If the bundles do well at the show, we hope to start selling them in the Peak Design store as well. So please, stop in and give these bundles a try. Already a Think Tank + Capture user? Post a comment down below and tell us how it works for you.

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We’ll be offering bundles for single and dual camera users. And we’ll be offering show-special pricing for attendees!

Peak Design has a very specific mission – to let you do anything and go anywhere with your camera. But that mission doesn’t just apply to Alpinists and SkiBoarders. It applies to anybody who has big, clunky photography equipment they need to lug around. Enter the wedding and portrait photographer.

You’ve got a big nasty camera. No wait, looks like you actually have two. And between them you’ve got 3 lenses. Oh wait, that’s just what’s in your bag. You’ve got another 2 in your backpack and one in the trunk of your car – heck, those ones are such a pain in the butt to get to that you never use ‘em anyway. And you’re on your feet all the time. Wait, now your crouching. Okay, feet again… no, wait, you’re standing on your tiptoes on the lip of a fountain trying to get every last inch of a 25-foot wedding dress tail in your viewfinder. And now you’re jogging. You’re the top source of entertainment for anybody at this wedding who’s too young to take advantage of the open bar.

If you think that Mountain-Dew-crushing-extreme-adventure-bros are the only people who need help carrying their photo gear, think again. And if you think that’s what we think, think again. And if you haven’t thought about it yet, think about it twice.

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More so than anything, we’re coming to WPPI to learn more about what we can do to solve the needs of wedding and portrait photographers. We think we’ve got a great solution for you folks – we’ve been recommending and testing Capture with Think Tank Belts for years, particularly with folks like Juliet Lemon, Simon Pollock and John Rourke on our Pro Team. But we can always afford to learn more, and we always look forward to connecting face-to-face with passionate photographers. See you in Vegas!

Posted on 12.13.2013 Under Blog, Sweet Deals

Please join us in congratulating the winner of our seriously insane collection of photo and outdoor gear…

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MIKE SALMON

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Mike Salmon, you just won $1800 in sweet sweet gear. You lucky son of a gun, you.

Didn’t win? Well it just so happens that our friends are in the middle of giving away TONS of other gear – cameras, bags, tripods, and PD gear included – RIGHT NOW:

AND ABOUT THEM PRIZES… do you not recalling us saying loud and clear that everybody entering 8 Crazy Nights will win a prize? You didn’t forget that, did you? Good. We’ll here’s the deal…

Contestants not appearing on stage (well, I guess just everybody who entered 8 Crazy Nights) will soon receive The Crazy-Ass Gift Guide, a collection of exclusive holiday coupons and discounts from the following brands:

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Yup, that’s right. Each and every brand that gave away SICK prizes is also giving each and every one of you a great discount on their products. So if you had your eye on any one of the items featured, now is your chance to purchase it for a heck of a deal. Whether you’re doing some late-in-the-season holiday shopping or you’re looking to stock up your own collection, now is your chance.

The gift guide will be sent out via email tonight, sometime before 9pm CT.

Oh, and if you missed the giveaway altogether, we’re still going to let you signup just to receive the gift guide. That’s how nice we are.

Happy shooting, happy shopping, and happy holidays to you all!

- The PD Team

Posted on 12.12.2013 Under Blog, Sweet Deals

NIGHT 7 WINNER:

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Congrats Keith, you won an F-Stop Kenti, along with tons of other delectable gear! And with that, WE NOW TURN TO THE PRIZE TO END ALL PRIZES. The big bopper. The whole shebang. The kit and caboodle. THE BEEF.

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Before we get into the contents of the grand prize, we just want to reiterate that we’ll be sending out our Crazy-Ass Gift Guide on the evening of December 13th, and it will include exclusive coupons and discounts for every single brand participating in this promotion. And we’re not talking about Sunday circular coupons. We’re talking real. Exclusive. Deals. Just for people who entered this giveaway. You want it, trust us.

Here we go…

PRIZE PACKAGE #8: MIND BLOWING GRAND PRIZE

Giveaway date: Friday, December 13th at 5pm CT. Total package value: $1972.

WARNING: EVERYTHING YOU SEE BELOW IS INCLUDED IN THE GRAND PRIZE. THIS WILL POTENTIALLY BLOW YOUR MIND.

 

EVERYTHING PEAK DESIGN MAKES, PLUS A PD HOODIE ($290)

Hopefully you’re familiar with Peak Design gear if you’re entering this giveaway. From left to right, we’ve got CapturePRO, Capture, Leash, Cuff, PROpad and POV Kit

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But wait, because you’re a grand prize winner and we want you to look good:

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That’s right, the coveted PD Hoodie with our new Peak Reflection screen-printed design. Boom.

 A SIGNED COPY OF SHAKE BY CARLI DAVIDSON (PRICELESS)

SHAKE THE BOOK

 

Peak Design Pro Team Member Carli Davidson is a world-renowned pet photographer. She lives in Portland and has tattoos and she’s awesome.  She also just released this highly-acclaimed book called SHAKE – full of over a hundred photos of pups shaking themselves dry. Totes adorbs.

 

1 YEAR OF SMUGMUG PORTFOLIO ($150)

SmugMug Portfolio is the level of SmugMug service aimed at photographers who are seriously looking to step up their game when it comes to their online presence. Full e-commerce capabilities, SEO optimization, and tons of beautiful customizable layouts to work with.

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The grand prize will include an entire year of FREE SmugMug Portfolio Plan.

 

TRIGGERTRAP REDSNAP PLATINUM KIT ($240)

Triggertrap became famous by letting us use our iPhones to trigger our cameras in new ways. Well Redsnap is taking it to a whole new level, and the Redsnap Platium Kit is the creme-de-la-creme of camera triggers. Behold their Kickstarter video for Redsnap:

The Redsnap Platinum package includes the Redsnap base triggering unit, a high-speed light sensor, PIR sensor, high-speed laser sensor, sound sensor, flash adapter, and connection cables for your camera and smartphone. To learn more about this insane piece of camera tech, visit their Kickstarter Page.

 

GORUCK GR-1 FIELD POCKET ($75)

The younger sibling to the GR-1 rucksack that we gave away on day 2, the GR-1 Field Pocket is the perfect organizational companion in any pack, camera bag or suitcase.

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Inside the bag are pockets and compartments for holding whatever bits of digitalia you don’t want running loose. Holds at least 3 cans of beer.

GOAL ZERO SHERPA 50 SOLAR KIT ($360) AND SWITCH 8 USB CHARGER ($40)

That’s right, we’re giving away the same Sherpa 50 complete solar kit that we gave away on night 6, PLUS the Switch 8 USB charger for a total value of $400!

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The Sherpa 50 gives you the power to charge a laptop, tablet, smartphone or camera battery, and the Switch 8 gives you the added benefit of having an ultra-portable charger for your smartphone when you’re on the go. It’s truly a complete solar package.

CINETICS CINE SKATES SYSTEM ($300)

The Optimus Prime of camera dollies. The Cineskates system includes everything you need to take incredibly smooth pro-quality video with your DSLR:

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Includes is the GorillaPod Focus (Left), BallheadX (Left), 3 CineSkates wheels (Left) and the SkatePlate (Right).

THINKTANK PROSPEED CAMERA BELT ($42)

Another well-build, well-designed piece of gear from ThinkTank Photo, the moment you put on the the ProSpeed belt you’ll realize it was made for photographers, by photographers.

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The ideal Capture companion for folks with large lenses and battery grips, the ThinkTank ProSpeed belt is the centerpiece in ThinkTank’s large line of modular camera carrying pouches and bags.

FORTIFIED BIKE ALLIANCE AFTERBURNER BIKE LIGHT ($60)

A stealthy, mean-ass bike light that make the Batmobile look like a 1992 Ford Aerostar.

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The Afterburner is a USB-rechargable 60-lumen tail light that has a solid aluminum casing and is virtually theft-proof.

 

HANDLEBAND BY NITE IZE ($20)

The bicycle iPhone mount that will not disappoint you one bit.

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It mounts your smartphone directly onto the handlebars of your bike. And it does it without any cheap-ass PVC plastic parts or dorky-looking harnesses that are designed to fit Motorola StarTac flip phones. It’s made out of resilient stretchy silicon overmolded onto a machined aluminum core.

 

INOVA (BY NITE IZE) USB-RECHARGE TACTICAL FLASHLIGHT ($120)

Nite Ize brings you pro-quality gear that will stand up to the rigors of life. Enter the $120 tactical grade Inova T3R:

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Precision engineered from aerospace grade aluminum, its body is machined from solid bar stock, with a hard coat anodized black finish and aggressive knurling pattern for secure grip. It’s a Maglite on steroids.

 

That’s is. This is your last chance. Enter the giveaway now for a chance to win this insane booty of gear.

Also, this is your last chance to signup for the Crazy-Ass Gift Guide, which will be going out on the 13th! Good luck to all!

Posted on 12.12.2013 Under Blog, Sweet Deals

AND YOUR NIGHT 6 WINNER IS: 

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Theo, you just scored a GoalZero Sherpa 50 Solar Kit, a tactical-grade USB recharging flashlight from Nite Ize, everything that Peak Design makes, 1 year of SmugMug, and a TriggerTrap Mobile Trigger kit!

Lucky Night 7, here we come.

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PRIZE PACKAGE #7: THE ADVENTURE ADDICT

Giveaway date: Thursday, December 12th at 5pm CT. Total package value: $665. Package includes:

F-STOP GEAR KENTI BACKPACK ($249)

Take a close look at the product photos on the Peak Design website. Next time you come see us at a tradeshow, see what kind of backpacks we’re wearing. Almost 100% we’re rocking F-Stop Gear. Why? Because nobody caters to adventure photography like F-Stop. Behold, the Kenti:

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The Kenti is a daypack that can expand to an overnight. It’s a zippered camera backpack, but it also has a rolltop compartment. It’s compact in size but still has a sturdy suspension with a full waist-belt. It can hold a full-frame body with a 70-200 lens, plus several more lenses, or a 2nd camera and a flash. And the separate roll-top pouch contains a laptop sleeve, as well as room for clothes, food, a hydration bladder, and whatever else you’d like to chuck in there for your adventure. To give you an idea of how well designed this bag is, our lead product designer Art can’t stop talking about it. He probably uses it as a pillow. God only knows. $249 value.

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And read on to learn more about the other prizes included in today’s giveaway…

 

1 YEAR OF SMUGMUG ($60)

Peak Design and SmugMug go way back. SmugMug makes brilliant, stunning photo websites. And they do more than that – SmugMug gets photographers. They understand your needs and they have built their site from the ground up with specific tools – like the ability to sell your photos and integrate directly with printing services for fulfillment – to help you with your photo biz.

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Every single prize package will include an entire year of FREE SmugMug Power Plan. $60 value.

 

TRIGGERTRAP MOBILE KIT & FLASH ADAPTER ($60)

Triggertrap has revolutionized how we can trigger the shutter and flash on our cameras by harnessing the sensors and computing powers of our smartphones. Watch this video and you’ll get it right away:

Triggertrap Mobile Video Introduction from Triggertrap on Vimeo.

Every single prize package we give away will include a Mobile Trigger Kit (a combination of an ingenius iPhone/Android app and a set of cables to hook your phone up to your camera) and a Flash Adapter which allows you to trigger your flash directly with the same app. $60 value.

EVERYTHING PEAK DESIGN MAKES ($275)

Oh heck, why don’t we go ahead and throw in one of every freakin’ thing that we make at this company?

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That includes the following:

  • CapturePRO Camera Clip (our flagship all-metal camera-carrying clip – $80)
  • Capture Camera Clip (our lightweight camera clip – $60)
  • PROpad (Capture accessory for carrying heavy cameras and lenses – $30)
  • POV Kit (Capture accessory for mounting POV cameras like GoPro – $30)
  • Leash (most versatile, quick-connecting camera strap ever – $35)
  • Cuff (quick-connecting camera wrist strap – $20)
  • PD Tee (because winners should look like winners – $20)

So what are you waiting for? Enter the giveaway now! And don’t forget to share it with your friends to increase your chances of winning these SICK prize packages.

Posted on 12.10.2013 Under Blog, Sweet Deals

Congrats to our Night 5 winner of gear from ThinkTank, UNDFIND, Nite Ize and Fortified Bike Alliance…

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AND NOW NIGHT 6 BEGINS. AND IT’S A BIG ONE.

There’s still 3 more prize packages to be won, including the $1800 grand prize. And just another gentle reminder: EVERYBODY WINS A PRIZE! That’s because even if you don’t win gear, you’ll get an email with exclusive holiday coupon codes for all of the brands involved. So if you’re just finding out about this giveaway, don’t fret, there’s plenty left to win.

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We want the next winner to get the hell outta here. Wait. That came out wrong. The theme of this prize package is getting off the grid – gear that will sustain you and your shooting when you’re in the middle of nowhere, or as some people call it, Kansas. (Sorry, I’m from Missouri, couldn’t help myself).

PRIZE PACKAGE #6: GET OFF THE FREAKIN’ GRID

Giveaway date: Wednesday, December 11th at 5pm CT. Total package value: $875. Package includes:

GOAL ZERO SHERPA 50 SOLAR KIT ($360)

A few months ago the PD team had a bit of a “company offsite.” We put that in quotes because we didn’t do any team-building trust falls, or roadmapping exercises or keynote speakers. We just went to a beautiful off-the-grid location and worked and then drank beers and cooked food on a Coleman stove.

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That offsite was made possible by solar charging gear from GoalZero, a company who has taken an expensive and cumbersome technology and made it lightweight and accessible to a much broader audience. And now you can win a kit of your very own:

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The Sherpa 50 Solar Kit will power or charge a laptop, tablet, smartphone or camera battery, and the whole dang thing weighs under 3 pounds. It literally gives you the freedom to do your job (or your fun) from wherever you want. It’s durable and the system is expandable to work with all the other nifty solar doodads that GoalZero makes. Whoever wins this is going to be so 2014. $360 value.

 

INOVA (BY NITE IZE) USB-RECHARGE TACTICAL FLASHLIGHT ($120)

Nite Ize is making a name for itself as a company that finds innovative, durable tech/tactical gear and brings it to the masses. We’re talking caribiners, tie-downs, flashlights, smartphone cases, keyrings – they make everything that can be found in your kitchen “stuff drawer” except for stray Q-tips and watch batteries. But unlike the stuff that’s currently in your stuff drawer, Nite Ize brings you pro-quality gear that will stand up to the rigors of life. Enter the $120 tactical grade Inova T3R:

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Precision engineered from aerospace grade aluminum, its body is machined from solid bar stock, with a hard coat anodized black finish and aggressive knurling pattern for secure grip. Its high powered 234 lumen LED projects a uniform focused spot and flood beam pattern up to 500 feet, providing superior illumination and up to 2 hours, 45 minutes of continuous run-time in high mode. Maglites are good, the T3R is the best. Not to mention you’ll be able to recharge it with your Goal Zero Sherpa 50 kit. $120 value.

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And read on to learn more about the other prizes included in today’s giveaway…

 

1 YEAR OF SMUGMUG ($60)

Peak Design and SmugMug go way back. SmugMug makes brilliant, stunning photo websites. And they do more than that – SmugMug gets photographers. They understand your needs and they have built their site from the ground up with specific tools – like the ability to sell your photos and integrate directly with printing services for fulfillment – to help you with your photo biz.

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Every single prize package will include an entire year of FREE SmugMug Power Plan. $60 value.

 

TRIGGERTRAP MOBILE KIT & FLASH ADAPTER ($60)

Triggertrap has revolutionized how we can trigger the shutter and flash on our cameras by harnessing the sensors and computing powers of our smartphones. Watch this video and you’ll get it right away:

Triggertrap Mobile Video Introduction from Triggertrap on Vimeo.

Every single prize package we give away will include a Mobile Trigger Kit (a combination of an ingenius iPhone/Android app and a set of cables to hook your phone up to your camera) and a Flash Adapter which allows you to trigger your flash directly with the same app. $60 value.

EVERYTHING PEAK DESIGN MAKES ($275)

Oh heck, why don’t we go ahead and throw in one of every freakin’ thing that we make at this company?

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That includes the following:

  • CapturePRO Camera Clip (our flagship all-metal camera-carrying clip – $80)
  • Capture Camera Clip (our lightweight camera clip – $60)
  • PROpad (Capture accessory for carrying heavy cameras and lenses – $30)
  • POV Kit (Capture accessory for mounting POV cameras like GoPro – $30)
  • Leash (most versatile, quick-connecting camera strap ever – $35)
  • Cuff (quick-connecting camera wrist strap – $20)
  • PD Tee (because winners should look like winners – $20)

So what are you waiting for? Enter the giveaway now! And don’t forget to share it with your friends to increase your chances of winning these SICK prize packages.

Posted on 12.09.2013 Under Blog, Sweet Deals

Congrats to our VOLUPTUOUS VIDEO VIXEN winner…

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Now it’s night 5 and this giveaway has been incredible so far. I believe an Arsenio Hall fist pump is now in order. Go on, do it:

Whew, that was fun. Let’s talk about what you’re going to win today.

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The PD team is based in San Francisco. We’re used to clawing our way through fanny-packed crowds (bum bag if you’re speaking the Queen’s English), biking with a week’s worth of laundry, and doing spin-moves on the sidewalk to avoid things that either used to be food or they used to be animals – it’s too hard to tell. We have special needs, and today’s prize package is for those kindred spirits among us…

PRIZE PACKAGE #5: THE UNRULY URBANITE

Giveaway date: Tuesday, December 10th at 5pm CT. Total package value: $725. Package includes:

THINK TANK STREETWALKER BACKPACK ($170)

What can’t we say about Think Tank Photo? Their brand is synonymous with professional photography. They’ve taken every kind of soft good out there – backpacks, messenger bags, slings, belts, you name it – and reinvented them with the pro photog in mind. Plus their social media savant, Simon Pollock, is an esteemed member of the Peak Design Pro Team. In strict photography terms, he’s a sexy man-beast. On with it.

The Streetwalker Backpack is the ideal camera bag for crowded urban environments:

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Slim and lightweight, the Streetwalker is ideally sized as an international travel carry-on. It holds a DSLR and a 70-200 f/2.8 with hood attached and multiple DSLR cameras and lenses. Has a holder for monopods and tripods, and also a removable rain cover. $170 value.

 

UNDFIND WAIST SHOOTER ($80)

UNDFIND, the sister company of SLR Lounge, makes designer-quality camera bags that are as versatile as they are sleek and fashionable. Their gear is designed for urban photographers with a need to carry their photo gear around, but not look like they’re carrying their photo gear around. Know what I mean? Check it out:

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The Waist Shooter can be worn directly on your belt (and idea lens and flash pouch to accompany Capture) or as a shoulder bag. The inside has a versatile packing insert, letting carry 3 pro lenses, or a spare body, flash, SD cards, and whatever else you need on the go. Plus the cover is interchangeable with a wide range of styles and patterns, so your Waist Shooter will always be dressed for the occasion. $80 value.

FORTIFIED BIKE ALLIANCE AFTERBURNER BIKE LIGHT ($60)

Fortified Bike Alliance is another SF-based crowdfunded company that we love. After a friend was hit by a car after having his bike light stolen, Fortified setup shop with a mission to create bullet-proof, theft-proof, city-proof bike lights. The result is a series of stealthy, mean-ass bike lights that make the Batmobile look like a 1992 Ford Aerostar.

Afterburner Skyline

The Afterburner is a USB-rechargable 60-lumen tail light that has a solid aluminum casing. The light uses a special proprietary tool to attach and detach, making it virtually theft-proof. All in a package that looks like, well, an afterburner. Couldn’t think of anything funny to say there – this tail light is just 100% pure badass. $60 value.

 

HANDLEBAND BY NITE IZE ($20)

Handleband is yet another innovative, well-designed product birthed on Kickstarter. We’re proud owners of it, and we promise you that it does not disappoint one bit.

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Yep, you’re looking at it. It mounts your smartphone directly onto the handlebars of your bike. And it does it without any cheap-ass PVC plastic parts or dorky-looking harnesses that are designed to fit Motorola StarTac flip phones. It’s made out of resilient stretchy silicon overmolded onto a machined aluminum core. It fits any phone, with or without a case, and can mount to any tube quickly and easily. It also opens beers. $20 value.

 

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And read on to learn more about the other prizes included in today’s giveaway…

 

1 YEAR OF SMUGMUG ($60)

Peak Design and SmugMug go way back. SmugMug makes brilliant, stunning photo websites. And they do more than that – SmugMug gets photographers. They understand your needs and they have built their site from the ground up with specific tools – like the ability to sell your photos and integrate directly with printing services for fulfillment – to help you with your photo biz.

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Every single prize package will include an entire year of FREE SmugMug Power Plan. $60 value.

 

TRIGGERTRAP MOBILE KIT & FLASH ADAPTER ($60)

Triggertrap has revolutionized how we can trigger the shutter and flash on our cameras by harnessing the sensors and computing powers of our smartphones. Watch this video and you’ll get it right away:

Triggertrap Mobile Video Introduction from Triggertrap on Vimeo.

Every single prize package we give away will include a Mobile Trigger Kit (a combination of an ingenius iPhone/Android app and a set of cables to hook your phone up to your camera) and a Flash Adapter which allows you to trigger your flash directly with the same app. $60 value.

EVERYTHING PEAK DESIGN MAKES ($275)

Oh heck, why don’t we go ahead and throw in one of every freakin’ thing that we make at this company?

all our stuffs-03

That includes the following:

  • CapturePRO Camera Clip (our flagship all-metal camera-carrying clip – $80)
  • Capture Camera Clip (our lightweight camera clip – $60)
  • PROpad (Capture accessory for carrying heavy cameras and lenses – $30)
  • POV Kit (Capture accessory for mounting POV cameras like GoPro – $30)
  • Leash (most versatile, quick-connecting camera strap ever – $35)
  • Cuff (quick-connecting camera wrist strap – $20)
  • PD Tee (because winners should look like winners – $20)

So what are you waiting for? Enter the giveaway now! And don’t forget to share it with your friends to increase your chances of winning these SICK prize packages.

Posted on 12.09.2013 Under Blog, Sweet Deals

AND YOUR NIGHT 3 WINNER IS…

THALMUS JURIA!!

Thalmus, say hello to a CRYO 600 LED studio light and a Tether Tools Beginner Tethering Kit! For the rest of you who haven’t won yet, it don’t hurt to share your referral link. The last 2 winners have had multiple friends signup for the contest via their link, and look – they won! If you don’t share, it’s just up to luck and superstition:

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It’s NIGHT 4 of this epic giveaway bonanza, and we ain’t slowing down for nobody. Not even mid-90′s Usher.

Today’s featured brand has a special place in our heart. Back in 2011, shortly after Peak Design launched the original Capture Camera Clip on Kickstarter and became the #2 all-time funded Kickstarter project, a little company by the name of Cinetics came along and blew us out of the freaking water.

Were we mad? No. Were we totes jelly? Totes. But ultimately we were thrilled that the new paradigm of crowdfunding had brought another ingenious camera accessory to life, not to mention a great company full of great people. Recently we met them at their office down in Austin, Texas, and we can attest that you’re going to see a hell of a lot more from Cinetics in the coming years. So without further adieu…

PRIZE PACKAGE #4: THE VOLUPTUOUS VIDEO VIXEN

Giveaway date: Monday, December 9th at 5pm CT. Total package value: $795. Package includes:

CINETICS CINE SYSTEM ($400)

For those who don’t know the Cinetics product line, we’re going to shoot you straight: you’re hitting the jackpot.

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The Cine System contains absolutely everything you need to turn your DSLR into a smooth, gliding, mountable HD video camera. Let’s break down what you’ll get:

  • GorillaPod Focus (left) – a fully bendable tripod for video or still shooting
  • CineSquid (left) – 3 heavy-duty suction cup mounts for mounting to glass and smooth metal like car hoods
  • SkatePlate (right) – a pro-quality machined/anodized aluminum dolly for smooth video shooting
  • CineSkates (right) – 3 smooth-gliding skateboard wheels that mount on the bottom of the SkatePlate or GorillaPod
  • BallheadX – an ARCA-compatible machined/anodized aluminum ballhead that is fully Capture compatible

With all of this stuff you can look forward to taking video that will truly move your audience, and taking stills and time-lapses from incredible new points of view. $400 value.

 

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And read on to learn more about the other prizes included in today’s giveaway…

 

1 YEAR OF SMUGMUG ($60)

Peak Design and SmugMug go way back. SmugMug makes brilliant, stunning photo websites. And they do more than that – SmugMug gets photographers. They understand your needs and they have built their site from the ground up with specific tools – like the ability to sell your photos and integrate directly with printing services for fulfillment – to help you with your photo biz.

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Every single prize package will include an entire year of FREE SmugMug Power Plan. $60 value.

 

TRIGGERTRAP MOBILE KIT & FLASH ADAPTER ($60)

Triggertrap has revolutionized how we can trigger the shutter and flash on our cameras by harnessing the sensors and computing powers of our smartphones. Watch this video and you’ll get it right away:

Triggertrap Mobile Video Introduction from Triggertrap on Vimeo.

Every single prize package we give away will include a Mobile Trigger Kit (a combination of an ingenius iPhone/Android app and a set of cables to hook your phone up to your camera) and a Flash Adapter which allows you to trigger your flash directly with the same app. $60 value.

EVERYTHING PEAK DESIGN MAKES ($275)

Oh heck, why don’t we go ahead and throw in one of every freakin’ thing that we make at this company?

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That includes the following:

  • CapturePRO Camera Clip (our flagship all-metal camera-carrying clip – $80)
  • Capture Camera Clip (our lightweight camera clip – $60)
  • PROpad (Capture accessory for carrying heavy cameras and lenses – $30)
  • POV Kit (Capture accessory for mounting POV cameras like GoPro – $30)
  • Leash (most versatile, quick-connecting camera strap ever – $35)
  • Cuff (quick-connecting camera wrist strap – $20)
  • PD Tee (because winners should look like winners – $20)

So what are you waiting for? Enter the giveaway now! And don’t forget to share it with your friends to increase your chances of winning these SICK prize packages.

Posted on 12.06.2013 Under Blog, Sweet Deals

In the name of animated GIFs, let us all congratulate the winner of the Night 1 NATURE FREAK prize package:

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I know what you’re thinking – those GIFs are SICK, right?! Neal, you just won yourself…

  • 3 Legged Thing X2.1 Eddie Tripod ($690 value)
  • SLR Lounge HDR Tutorial DVD set ($84 value)
  • Everything Peak Design Makes (CapturePRO, Capture, Leash, Cuff, PROpad, POV Kit, PD T-Shirt – $275 value)
  • A Triggertrap Mobile Trigger Kit ($60 value)
  • A 1-year SmugMug Power Account ($60 value)

We’ll be contacting you shortly. Congrats, and onto the next sweet prize package.

It’s night 2 of 8 Crazy Nights and we’re already switching gears. Many of the prizes we’re giving out are photo-related, but the fact is that if we only owned photo gear we’d be drastically under-outfitted. We wouldn’t have pants, for example. Some photographers need those.

So we decided to get some brands up in this mix that make high-quality general-purpose outdoor equipment that can stand up to the rigors of any shoot – whether it’s the middle of a wedding dance floor or the middle of a war zone. Interesting note: when Peak Design Marketing Manager Adam dances at a wedding, they call the dance floor “the war zone.”

On to the free stuff…

PRIZE PACKAGE #2: THE TACTICAL TRAMP

Giveaway date: Saturday, December 7th at 5pm CT. Total package value: $690. Package includes:

GORUCK GR-1 RUCKSACK ($295)

Today we’re outfitting a lucky winner with a general purpose rucksack. A mean ruck, at that. Alright, it’s the meanest goddamn ruck we’ve ever seen. We’re talking, of course, about the GORUCK GR-1.

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Made in the USA from high-strength water-resistant CORDURA®, the first thing you’ll notice when you put the GR-1 on is that the thing is built like a tank. It has a laptop compartment that will protect your Macbook with force. The many zippered compartments are thoughtfully laid out and designed to carry whatever-it-is you like – cameras, lenses, batteries, hydration bladders, sandbags, ammo – you know, the essentials. Covered in MOLLE webbing inside and out, the GR-1 is versatile and expandable. Also, you’ll find many reviews of folks who have used a GR-1 and Capture Camera Clip together and can’t get enough of it.

The value of the GR-1 is $295.

 

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And read on to learn more about the other prizes included in today’s giveaway…

 

1 YEAR OF SMUGMUG ($60)

Peak Design and SmugMug go way back. SmugMug makes brilliant, stunning photo websites. And they do more than that – SmugMug gets photographers. They understand your needs and they have built their site from the ground up with specific tools – like the ability to sell your photos and integrate directly with printing services for fulfillment – to help you with your photo biz.

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Every single prize package will include an entire year of FREE SmugMug Power Plan. $60 value.

 

TRIGGERTRAP MOBILE KIT & FLASH ADAPTER ($60)

Triggertrap has revolutionized how we can trigger the shutter and flash on our cameras by harnessing the sensors and computing powers of our smartphones. Watch this video and you’ll get it right away:

Triggertrap Mobile Video Introduction from Triggertrap on Vimeo.

Every single prize package we give away will include a Mobile Trigger Kit (a combination of an ingenius iPhone/Android app and a set of cables to hook your phone up to your camera) and a Flash Adapter which allows you to trigger your flash directly with the same app. $60 value.

EVERYTHING PEAK DESIGN MAKES ($275)

Oh heck, why don’t we go ahead and throw in one of every freakin’ thing that we make at this company?

all our stuffs-03

That includes the following:

  • CapturePRO Camera Clip (our flagship all-metal camera-carrying clip – $80)
  • Capture Camera Clip (our lightweight camera clip – $60)
  • PROpad (Capture accessory for carrying heavy cameras and lenses – $30)
  • POV Kit (Capture accessory for mounting POV cameras like GoPro – $30)
  • Leash (most versatile, quick-connecting camera strap ever – $35)
  • Cuff (quick-connecting camera wrist strap – $20)
  • PD Tee (because winners should look like winners – $20)

So what are you waiting for? Enter the giveaway now! And don’t forget to share it with your friends to increase your chances of winning these SICK prize packages.