Why has nobody thought of this before? Giottos have just brought out a really neat new range of tripods called "Silk Road Series" that have a Y-shaped centre column. This reduces the size while folded down and increases the likelihood that you'll actually carry the thing with you. Simple but extremely effective.
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Joby have previously brought us the neato Gorillapod tripods and now they've introduced a novel take on the glide strap. Their UltraFit Sling Strap holds the camera close to the body so that it doesn't swing around when not in use while still allowing the strap to loosen when you need to take a shot. Check out the video above for a demo.
The new Harman Obscura camera is a low cost, high quality single shot 4x5 inch pinhole camera with an innovative new design that uses magnets to keep everything light tight. It retains the high quality etched pinhole of its big brother the Titan and even comes complete with 10 sheets each of Ilford Delta 100 film, Ilford Multigrade IV paper and Harman Direct Positive paper.
From Focus On Imaging 2013 show in March. Harman Technology's Steven Brierley shows off the larger 8x10 inch version of their popular Titan pinhole camera. This monster of a camera boasts a precision etched pinhole for sharp, beautiful quality pinhole photographs and solid, high quality construction.