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The best lightweight, mobile lens shade for DSLR and video cameras - not your average lens hood!

Our Compact lens shade is sometimes underestimated by photographers accustomed to traditional lens hoods, but it’s often the most-used Dinkum Systems product in many people’s kit.The unique shoe mount means that the Compact can be attached to a DSLR or small video camera and kept there even when not in use without getting in the way. [...]

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“Get the French flag!” A history of Dinkum Systems lens shades

With powder-coated aluminum shades and plastic arms and mounts, camera operators and photographers use the lightweight but tough Dinkum Systems CINE, PRO, and Compact lens shades for protecting their cameras from dust and drizzle as well as stray light. Dinkum founder, Emmy award-winning cinematographer John Mans explains how the original Dinkum lens shade came about. Back in 1995 I [...]

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Fastest clamping grip solution in the studio or in the field - every kit needs a Clamping Top!

One of our most under-utilized but extremely useful products is the Clamping Top.Available in both 1” and 2” clamp sizes, the Clamping Top quickly converts one of our mounts or large lens shades into a handy double-ended clamping grip device.Simply pop off the top of your ActionPod, ActionPod PRO or FlexiMount and replace it with the Clamping Top to create the [...]

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Fastest and easiest adaptable mount for smartphones: ActionPod and MeFOTO SideKick360

The Dinkum Systems team has long been fans of the stylish SideKick360 and SideKick360 Plus smartphone adaptors from MeFOTO.Built tough like our flexible clamping mounts - and available in colors other than Dinkum black! - the smartphone holders have ¼”-20 and ⅜”-16 sized holes in the base plate that can be quickly and easily mounted onto [...]

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Best mount for Nest Cam: the quickest, easiest and toughest weatherproof, flexible, clamping mount for Nest Cam security cameras

Dinkum Systems weatherproof, flexible clamping mounts aren’t just useful for compact, DSLR and action cameras, they’re perfect for quickly and securely locating any device weighing up to three pounds (1.4 kg), inside or out.The ActionPod and ActionPod PRO mounts are ideal companions for devices like the new Nest Cam security camera, which quickly attaches to the industry-standard ¼” screw thread of the clamping [...]

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More than a camera tripod mount - the fastest, toughest and best mount for Osmo, SoloShot, Mevo, Nest and more!

The ¼”-20 camera tripod screw thread is the modern standard the world over, with basically all camera equipment using this thread for their base mount.For lightweight accessories, you can assume they will provide this thread size to mount your gear. Heavier equipment often uses a 3/8”-16 thread size.     We at Dinkum Systems make arm tops that insert into the [...]

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Mounting an LED light and time lapse camera in a Tiny space...

Dinkum Systems Founder and Emmy award-winning cinematographer John Mans shares an experience from shooting Season 2 of "Tiny House Big Living" on HGTV:When you work in TINY spaces you’ve gotta have tools that work efficiently in those spaces. Dinkum Systems’ flexible, clamping ActionPod mount does double duty here - one holding an 8" LED panel light and another a GoPro [...]

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ActionPod® and DJI Osmo - a perfect match

Dinkum Systems inventor and CEO, Emmy Award-winning cinematographer John Mans, reckons that his brand new  DJI Osmo is just about the coolest thing he’s seen in a long time. John got so excited he went out with our mates from  Jett DIGiTAL in Boulder and shot a beautiful video capturing some of the ways that the ActionPod® and [...]

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Dinkum Systems Lens Shades in Action

Dinkum Systems lens shades are flexible and adjustable enough to suit almost any equipment, conditions or set up. Choose from three sizes of lightweight but strong powder-coated aluminium shades with a variety of mount options including ¼"-20 and 3/8"-16 threads, clamps, and our unique hot-shoe mounted COMPACT™ lens shade.The COMPACT™ lens shade is a professional french flag for DSLR’s and [...]

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An American Ascent

Our mates over at Distill Productions, LLC have just had the premiere of their brilliant new film An American Ascent. We can't wait to catch this on the 2015 festival circuit, it looks like an absolute cracker. An American Ascent is a feature documentary about the first African American expedition to tackle North America's highest peak, Denali.We happily [...]

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