November 2013 Gear Guide

Document the hunt
The DU Newsletter editorial team selected several gear pieces that may help you to improve the images and video you work hard to capture from the duck blind.

Cabela's Trail-Camera Backpack

You're going to need to get all your camera equipment to and from the blind safely this season, and Cabela's Trail-Camera Backpack offers a protective solution. Designed to pack multiple trail cameras into the woods, this pack may serve waterfowlers well with its foam dividers and added protection.

  • 8mm-thick closed-cell-foam body
  • 4mm-thick foam dividers covered in soft tricot fabric 
  • Seven interior dividers allow for multiple storage configurations
  • Removable zipper binder to store memory cards, batteries or USB cords
  • Interior vinyl mesh pockets 
  • Two front bungee accessory loops hold tripods, walking sticks or other gear
  • Made of 600-denier polyester
  • Dimensions: 16.5"H x 12.5"W x 7.5"D
  • Camo: Next Camo® G1™
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Vanguard – Supreme 27F Case

Vanguard's Supreme 27F case offers superior waterproof protection for your equipment. The case can handle tough conditions, including bouncing around in a boat, truck or ATV. The O-ring-sealed lid prevents any debris from getting inside the case. The Supreme 27F has dense, customizable, hexagon-shaped foam for an extremely tailored, custom fit for gear.
  • Waterproof (up to a depth of 16.5 feet/5 meters) and airtight
  • Two storage levels
  • High-density, customizable, hexagon-shaped foam interior
  • Steel-reinforced lock holders
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Vanguard – Table Tripod – VS-82

If you plan to shoot high-quality video or images, there will be a time when you need a short tripod. This table tripod is an ultra-compact, lightweight and convenient tool that can be used in multiple scenarios. 

  • Lightweight (0.86 lbs.)
  • Compact size for travel in pockets
  • 2-way pan head
  • Swivels 360 degrees
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Banded ARC Welded Dry Bag

Banded's new ARC Welded Dry Bag is waterproof and designed to withstand the elements. Keep your gear protected in this collapsible storage bag. 

  • Perfect for hauling gear in the back of your truck, boat or ATV
  • 1,300 cubic inches of storage
  • Fully welded 900D armor-coated exterior
  • Waterproof
  • 17"H x 15"W x 11"D
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Avery Outdoors Sportsman's Camera Bag

Avery's Camera Bag was designed to offer photographers a well-organized, shockproof bag for their equipment. 

  • 900D polyester construction
  • Six panels of closed-cell foam for shockproof performance
  • Removable dividers can easily be repositioned for a customized fit
  • Two mesh storage pockets
  • Three battery or cord sleeves and a zippered rear panel
  • Quick-release buckles hold the fitted top securely in place
  • Flex-Grip carry handle
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Fujifilm FinePix XP60 16.4-Megapixel Digital Camera with Float Strap (Blue)

Waterfowlers don't need to be concerned with the elements when toting this point-and-shoot camera in the field. It may fit in a pocket, but it boasts high-quality video and photo capabilities. The rugged design resists water, freezing, shock, dust and sand for durability. 

  • 16.4-megapixel, 1/2.3" CMOS sensor
  • Primary color filter captures high-resolution images up to 4608 x 3456 pixels
  • 5x optical/2x digital/10x total zoom
  • 5-25mm (35mm equivalent 28-140mm) wide-angle Fujinon lens for precise zooming and accuracy
  • 2.7" color TFT-LCD display
  • High-definition video mode
  • Record footage with 1920 x 1080i or 1280 x 720 resolution at 60 fps or 640 x 480 resolution at 30 fps with monaural sound
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Pelican™ Action Camera Case

Safely store and transport your GoPro® camera in a watertight, dustproof and impact-resistant hard case. Pelican Action cases are customized with foam to hold combinations of cameras, memory cards, batteries and miscellaneous accessories. Convoluted foam lid secures contents and prevents shifting. Waterproof, dustproof and impact-resistant.
Case for single camera with accessories:
  • Interior: 9.5"H x 7.5"W x 4.25"D
  • Exterior: 11.8"H x 9.8"W x 4.7"D
Case for three cameras with accessories:
  • Interior: 13"H x 9.2"W x 6"D
  • Exterior: 14.2"H x 11.4"W x 6.5"D
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Canon EOS Rebel T3i EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Kit

Take your images and video to the next level. The Canon T3i allows for easy transition into the DSLR world and provides the needed technology to capture excellent waterfowling images and video.  
  • 18MP APS-C CMOS Sensor 
  • DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor 
  • 3.0" Clear View Vari-Angle LCD 
  • Full HD 1080p Video With Manual Exposure 
  • Compatible with Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
  • 3.7 fps Burst Shooting & 100-6400 ISO 
  • 63 Zone Dual-Layer Metering / 9-Point AF 
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards & USB 2.0 
  • Live View & Intelligent Auto Scene Mode
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GoPro App 

Control. View. Share.

The GoPro App makes it easy to control your camera, and lets you do more with your GoPro content than ever before. Get full remote control of all camera functions. See what your camera sees with a live preview for easy shot-framing. View photos and play back videos, then share your favorites via email, text, Instagram™, Facebook® and more.

Key Features:
  • Full remote control of all camera functions
  • Preview video in near real-time with up to 4x faster live video preview for HERO3+ cameras
  • View photos and play back videos
  • Copy photos and videos to your device, then share online
  • Browse and delete files on the camera's memory card
  • Update your camera's Wi-Fi network name and password 
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