May 17th, 2013
So you carry your camera everywhere with you, and why wouldn’t you? You never know when you will need it, but where do you put it? It’s too big for your pocket and takes too long to fetch out your bag when you want to catch that all important shot. Well I have the answer it is nothing revolutionary but a camera strap is the perfect way to carry your camera. Here at LoveCases we have some great camera straps that are not only stylish but full of practicality.
First we have the Crumpler Singapore Sling Camera Strap. This strap is no ordinary strap it is padded with Crumplers 1000d Chicken Tex for high durability and super soft neoprene that adds extra comfort for your neck. The strap also features a quick release strap which is very important as it doesn’t restrict your photography. Don’t worry Crumpler hasn’t forgot that sometimes we make mistakes; there is a fool-proof locking system just in case you forget to close the buckle.
Do you carry an extra memory card just in case? Well Crumpler has thought of this as well. There is a detachable memory pouch included with the strap. Finally this strap comes with a 30 year guarantee so if Crumpler has faith in it, then so can you.
Now let’s look at the Toma Genuine Leather Neck Strap, this strap is made from genuine leather which is perfect for its hard wearing properties. The strap also features a stylish high quality red stitching around the leather, so you know it’s good workmanship.
Finally we have the luxury Gariz Gun Shot Genuine Leather Neck Strap. It is made from very high quality leather so you know it will be both hard wearing and soft for maximum comfort. The strap has a gunshot feature meaning you can add a locking clip to the strap and then a metal ring to the bottom of your SLR or bridge camera where the tripod would normally go and then you can clip and un-clip your camera easily.
Hopefully there is something there for you and your camera, but check out the LoveCases site for more products if you’re looking for something different.
May 7th, 2013
Just over a week ago, Samsung released their latest addition to the smartphone world, the Samsung Galaxy S4. With it’s impressive spec’s it’s easy to see why the phone carries a high price point and this is one of the many reasons why you should instantly think about getting yourself a protective case which can offer great protection against dirt, dust, scratches and anything else which daily life can throw at it.
Here at LoveCases, we understand your needs for protection but at the same time, the need to make keep your phone looking good, stylish and the ability to showcase the style which drew you to the handset in the first place. For this reason we’ve released a range of Samsung Galaxy S4 fashionable cases.
Each case we sell is designed to be different and offer you a number of options when it comes to wrapping your S4 in stylish protection. So if you’re looking for a Colourful Samsung Galaxy S4 case then check out LoveCases and you’ll be sure to find something from our great range of cases from leading brands.
April 24th, 2013
For fans of high-end compact cameras like Canon’s S110, Panasonic have some good news for you, they have unveiled their latest compact camera – The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1.
Featuring a 12-mega pixel camera, built-in WiFi and with NFC pairing, it enables you to take high-quality snaps and then share them with your friends over social networking sites.
Internally it features a 1/1.7 inch, 12-mega pixel CMOS sensor and 28-200mm equivalent f2.0-5.9 Leica zoom lens. It also features 1,920/60i video with AVCHD and MP4 recording, POWER O.I.S image stabilization, a 200k EVF and a host of different shooting modes, such as panorama and full manual control.
At this moment Panasonic have not announced anything in regards to availability but we’re expecting around a £500 price point for when it does finally land.
April 22nd, 2013
Sigma has announced that they are launching the worlds first 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM lens which is exciting news for photographers who love low-light conditions.
The constant f/1.8 zoom lens is two whole stops faster than the f/2.8 lenses which are normally considered the fastest zooms. With Sigma claiming that the F1.8 lens is the first zoom lens to achieve a maximum aperture of F1.8 throughout the entire zoom range, it’s certainly a welcome addition to the market.
Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America said “Exceptionally fast apertures were previously unavailable in zoom lenses, so photographers turned to several prime lenses in a session to get bright images at various focal lengths. We’re incredibly excited to be the first manufacturer to bring the F1.8 standard zoom to the market and to provide photographers with a new level of creativity and convenience, with the outstanding image quality at the core of the new Sigma Global Vision”
The 18-35mm lens is Sigma’s latest addition to their Art Line of lenses which forms part of their global vision products. The Global Vision lenses all feature a sleek new design complete with the manufacturing year stamped on the barrel. They are all categorised under 3 different groups (art, contemporary and sports). Each different group is designed to offer different features, for example the art group is aimed at delivering high-level, artistic expression through sophisticated and abundant expressive power.
As things stand Sigma haven’t released any further information on pricing and availability but we’ll keep you updated as soon as more information is revealed.
Until then it’s worthwhile us pointing out that we’re continuing to grow our range of camera cases constantly so if you’re looking to protect your camera, or perhaps you’re looking for a lens case, check out our range at LoveCases and see if you can find something to suit your fancy.
April 19th, 2013
Crumpler is one of our customer’s favourite camera case brands, and it is easy to see why. Crumpler bags are extremely well thought out, they are hard wearing, unique, feature full and stylish. Here at LoveCases we have a wide range of Crumpler bags to offer from small compact camera cases to large camera backpacks. Here is one in more detail:
The Crumpler Quick Escape 150 is a camera bag designed to fit a bridge camera or a high zoom compact camera. The bag comes with an adjustable shoulder strap with swivel meaning it is very easy to carry and swing round to access the camera. The lining inside is made from Nylex which is always used in Crumpler photo bags as it is both soft and protective. The lining also boosts Ripstop which means if you somehow put a small hole into the fabric using a pen or something similar, the hole will not get any bigger than 7mm due to the fabric being woven with a thicker thread to prevent the spreading of tears.
A tongue divider is used in this camera bag to help separate your camera and anything else you choose to keep in your bag, this help stops scratches occurring. The top of the bag has a wide opening to make it easy for you to fetch out and put away the camera, along with a Quick slip keeper that will hold the access webbing onto the main strap allowing you to pull the bag nice and tight.
Now for the outside of the case, Crumpler uses its official super high performance 1000d fabric (Chicken Tex) which is lightweight, durable, resists tearing and is quick drying. It has a rough fuzzy texture and is incredibly resistant to abrasion. Although the Chicken Tex is rain proof this Crumpler bag also comes with an integrated rain cover to help further protect you camera from water damage.
Considering the case only costs £29.99 it includes a long list of features that will surely help keep your camera safe and give you peace of mind. Most Crumpler bags on our site use these same features and come in wide variety of sizes to suit your camera needs.
April 17th, 2013
More and more premium compact cameras are starting to use sensors which we’re used to seeing in DSLR or compact system cameras and Pentax’s latest addition to the camera world, the Ricoh GR, is no different.
Hitting our shelves with a 16.2 megapixel APS-C sensor it draws a close comparison to the Nikon Coolpix A, which also has an equally similar magnesium-alloy body. But with the Ricoh GR being smaller, lighter and cheaper (at only £599) it’s certainly going to provide some strong competition.
The first Ricoh GR was launched in 1996, with their 35mm film compact camera, which was one of the most highly prized compact camera of its generation, so the latest additon certainly has a lot to live up to if it wants to follow in the 35mm’s footsteps.
To help it on it’s way it features an 18.3mm GR/f2.8 fixed lens, which is the equivalent of a 28mm lens on a full-frame sensor, with a large f/2.8 aperture. This helps to create a shallow depth of field which helps to enable low-light shooting.
With a start up speed of 1 second and a claimed 0.2second AF speed, with 4fps continuous shoooting and a maximum shutter speed of 1/4000sec, it aims to be a hit with street photographers.
With these specifications in mind, The Pentax Ricoh GR is certainly on par with the competition which is available already on the market. So if you’re looking at getting your hands on the Ricoh GR once it’s available it’s worthwhile getting yourself a camera case to protect the expensive investment.
April 11th, 2013
There are always people saying the iPhone camera could be better and while on holiday I use my iPhone camera quite a lot, probably due to pure idleness. It’s right there in my pocket and I just need to give the screen a quick flick upwards and tap one button and there it is, a memory for life or until I delete later in the day because I have no space for that picture of my head next to a giant bag of M&M’s. Either way an iPhone camera case that improves the camera must be something to shout about.
A company called izzi has launched the Orbit Camera Case. The Orbit is an iPhone case with many added camera benefits. It has not 1 lens but 3! Each one gives you the chance to capture a variety of images and these lenses can be switched round on the back of the case in a turn stile type action. Ok so why 3 lenses? Well the first lens is called a fish eye lens, this means it will give a bubble like look to your images. The second lens is wide angle meaning you can fit more into the picture, 35% more to be precise. Finally the third lens is a telephoto lens which doubles the distance you can see in your images while still keeping the high image quality the iPhone 5 has to offer.
The case also has a raised grip at the bottom of the phone so that when you turn the phone on its side you feel as though you are handling a compact camera rather than a smartphone, this gives you more grip. The case is available in white, black and red. It is priced at £199.99 which might seem high for an iPhone case but when you consider most compact camera cost more than this and you can’t access the internet on these, check your email, make phone calls or speak to a cat that will repeat your voice back to you in humorous tone. The izzi Orbit is now available for pre-order at Lovecases.co.uk
April 9th, 2013
Most of you will have seen the Samsung Galaxy camera by now, but what’s special about this camera is that it carries one of the most popular operating systems, Android. The camera has a specification longer than your arm but here are the main features:
- 3G and Wi-Fi enabled
- Runs Android Jellybean 4.1
- Effective Pixel: 16.3 Mega pixels
- Optical Image Stabilisation
- Edit images directly on the camera
The camera is not cheap it comes in at around £399, so keeping it safe should be high in your priorities and here at LoveCases we have a range of cases to help you do that. Firstly we have Genuine Samsung Galaxy Camera carrying case, available in white and black.
The case is made from hard wearing leather so you get the ultimate protection. Whenever I take a camera out with me I always get stuck with what to do with it when I am not snapping away. It’s too big to put in my pocket, I don’t carry a bag and I don’t really want it in my hand the whole time, but this case comes with a stylish carrying loop making it easier to carry your Galaxy camera over your shoulder, you won’t have to carry it in your hand and you have quick access to it.
Another reason why official accessories are sometimes good to go for is they are made specifically for that device, and this is also true for this Samsung camera case, you can have peace of mind it will fit your Galaxy camera perfectly.
If you want a permanent case for your Galaxy Camera then here is another option, a Soft Plastic Case for Samsung Galaxy Camera:
This case will wrap around the body of camera leaving cut-outs for all the important parts. You can be assured it will protect your camera against minor impacts, scratches, and dirt. The case is also extremely thin so it won’t add any unnecessary weight or bulk to the device. As the case is made from a soft plastic it adds grip to the camera, I think we have all dropped a gadget at some point so a case that help you get a hold is worth a look.
April 9th, 2013
After pictures and specifications leaked last week regarding the Lumix GF6, Panasonic have now made the device official and that’s good for people who want to take high-quality photos and videos.
The main selling point is undoubtedly the ability to pair the GF6 to a smartphone or tablet using NFC (Near Field Communication) and then transfer photos and videos, wirelessly, over WiFi (using the included App).
The downloadable App also allows you to remotely control the camera so you can take photos and record videos without having to press buttons on the camera. This great feature allows you to be included in what you’re trying to capture.
With its updated 1040k dot screen it lets you check your images before deciding if you want to keep them or retake. The screen can also be tilted and flipped 180 degrees, which allows you to capture self-portraits. Along with this there is a newer mode dial than its predecessor, the GF5, which is definitely a welcome change for the more serious shooters.
If the new additions aren’t enough to tempt you to part with the expected £449 asking price, how about the 1080/60i full-HD VCHA video, 25,600 ISO range, JPEG and RAW shooting, built-in flash, a new Venus engine imaging processor, 0.5 second start-up time, low-light auto focus and even 3.7fps burst shooting?
The GF6 hasn’t officially got a release date or price at the moment but it’s expected to be available next month for around £449 with a 14-42mm kit lens and it’s available in black, white, brown or red.
So if you’re planning on getting a GF6 once it’s released, you might want to take a look at our range of camera cases to see if you can find something which catches your eye and protects your camera.
April 5th, 2013
Panasonic’s latest camera entry, the Lumix GF6, has leaked over the internet giving us a glimpse of its specifications so we know what to expect when it finally lands.
The GF6 is designed to include a 16-megapixel sensor, which is the same as seen in the GX1, and comes loaded with a new Venus engine to help by assisting with imaging performance. It’s packed with an electrostatic touchscreen and features built-in NFC (near field communication).
The GF6, which currently has no specific release date, is trying to bridge the gap between compact point-and-shoots and the technicalities of mirrorless and DSLR cameras. There is also a new mode dial on the top of the camera and it also features a more responsive touchscreen to give you more control over the camera.
Accompanying the addition of NFC, there’s also built-in WiFi which aids in image sharing.
As things stand there is no news on a release date for the GF6, however, the price for UK customers has been set to £449 for the kit, which also includes a new 14-42mm kit lens.
With the release of this camera, and others, it’s important to keep them protected so getting yourself a camera case should be the first purchase after getting yourself a camera.