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Alfonso Cuarón and Emmanuel Lubezki spotted with Dinkum Systems CINE Lens Shade

We LOVE seeing our products kicking around after years - this CINE Lens Shades is second generation with a shortened arm and blue is 7 - 10 years old! Recently, we stumbled upon this great shot of a Dinkum Systems CINE Lens Shade being held by Director Alfonso Cuarón with Director of Photography Emmanuel Lubezski in the background.These two have collaborated [...]

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Climb on with Dinkum Systems ActionPod & Timmy O’Neill

As many of you know, Dinkum Systems is based in the beautiful Boulder, Colorado along the front range of the Rocky Mountains. We are surrounded by limitless outdoor adventure and in autumn our attention turns to rock climbing. Timmy O’Neill, founder of Paradox Sports, Patagonia Rock Climbing Ambassador, and of course Dinkum Systems super fan shared photos of his Dinkum [...]

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Reviews and how to use 'em

One thing we love at Dinkum Systems is getting great reviews from people using our gear in the field.  While we know our camera mounts and lens shades are some of the best in the business, it takes time for a small company like ours to build momentum and spread the word about our line. [...]

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Renan Ozturk, Jimmy Chin & The Art of Climbing

Having our Northern Hemisphere HQ positioned in gorgeous Boulder, Colorado, we’re always psyched when we see our gear being used in the great outdoors.  We constantly use our products when hiking, biking, skiing, rafting and climbing and have plenty of mates in the community here who count our lightweight, quick release camera mounts and lens [...]

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Everything old is new again...

The official launch of our nifty PRO PACK is less the arrival of a “new” product than a case of the natural evolution of us putting some of our most useful components together in one handy little bag.   The beauty of this Tardis-like kit is that the range of different shade, mount and grip options [...]

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Perfect for podcasts...

With the relatively recent explosion in the number of podcasts being produced, one of our original products has been given a new lease on life.  The trusty old FlexiMount microphone mount has now become a bit of a favourite for the clever folk who regularly share their views on life and the universe.   Invented by [...]

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Gotta love feedback like this...

“I'm a big fan of your french flags, and I keep one in my ditty bag at all times. Can't tell you how often it's saved the day when there's a flare right when we're about to roll. Here it is on a panaflex last weekend!"   Benjamin Tubb We LOVE the fact that Ben is stil [...]

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We got ourselves a patent!

We got ourselves a patent! Our clever inventor and company owner John Mans has just been formally recognized for one of his original designs, with the U.S Patent and Trademark Office issuing a utility patent for the snazzy COMPACT lens shade. The baby brother or, as we sometimes prefer to call it, “Son of Dinkum” lens [...]

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Dinkum just keeps growing and growing...

The past months have been a bit of a whirlwind, with two major trade shows under our belts (the NAB Show in Las Vegas and CineGear at Paramount Studios in LA) and a trip out West to do multiple new store installations.  Our dealer network continues to grow and grow, allowing us to get our camera accessories directly [...]

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Keeping shots of Vernon Davis drizzle free...

When you're shooting a star like San Francisco 49ers champion Vernon Davis, the last thing you want is drizzle hitting your lens.  Dinkum Systems owner and inventor John Mans didn't need to worry about that problem on a shoot for Travelchannel's "Trip Flip", with his handy COMPACT lens shade poking its head out from under [...]

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