Holiday Giveaway! Find Out How to Win $450 Worth of Prizes

Ready to win the ultimate camera gear prize pack? One of you lucky people will win a brand new F-Stop Gear bag before it is even released to the public! Plus, we're throwing in our own goodies, including our all-new C-Loop Mini.

Prizes
F-Stop Gear Millar Series Tijuana Backpack - $99
BorrowLenses Gift Card for $150
B&H Gift Card for $100
Glide One Strap - $64.95
C-Loop Mini - $24.95
ProDots - $7.95
Total value of prizes: $446.85

How to Enter

  1. Visit Custom SLR's Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram account and share the post about this contest. (*Maximum of 3 entries total per person)
  2. Tag one friend.
  3. Add the hashtags #CustomSLR #fstopgear #borrowlenses.
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The New C-Loop Mini Camera Strap Mount

At last, the C-Loop that you know and love is available for compact cameras! The C-Loop Mini packs the same great shooting experience and camera strap tangle prevention at a fraction of the size and price.


 

  • Prevents camera strap interference
  • Designed for compact cameras, such as point-and-shoots, mirrorless and micro four thirds cameras
  • Aerospace-grade aluminum with anodized black finish
  • Compatible with OEM and aftermarket straps, as well as the entire line of Custom SLR camera straps
  • Can be tightened by hand or with a coin for added security
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Get 25% Off Custom SLR Products Now Through Cyber Monday

Why wait for the hectic rush on Black Friday? You deserve to get the best deals now. That's why we're offering 25% off of everything on CustomSLR.com starting now and running through Cyber Monday (December 1st). So skip the line and the hassle, and order quality products right from the comfort of your home. 

Glide Strap - Named best camera strap by Advanced Photographer magazine, the Glide One allows you to keep your camera at your side, and glide it up quickly to capture the moment. 

C-Loop - Camera strap getting in the way? Tame it with the C-Loop, an innovative device that relocates your strap's mounting point to the bottom of the camera. 

M-Plate Pro - Easily transition to a tripod with this universal camera tripod plate.

Air Strap - Keep cool with this lightweight camera strap that has breathable vents and a quick-adjust slider to make carrying your camera a breeze.

Did you know our camera straps can be used to carry your laptop bag too? Convert any of our camera straps into a laptop bag strap with our optional attachment

Use this code at checkout: CSLR14

Have a great Thanksgiving!

The Custom SLR Team

P.S.
We've got a little side project on Kickstarter! It's called Solo, a solid metal razor stand and toothbrush holder machined and handcrafted right here in the San Francisco Bay Area. Check it out here.

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We’re proud to sponsor this year’s Sports Shooter Academy Open House in Costa Mesa, California on Nov. 5. This is your chance to attend awesome photography talks for FREE.

You’ll get to hear from the prominent photographers listed below:

Rod Mar (Seattle Seahawks team photographer) Make the Big-Time Where You Are: Getting Excited About Photography

Grover Sanschagrin (VP of Business Development and Co-Founder of PhotoShelterModern Marketing For Photographers

Brad Mangin (Bay Area freelance photographer)Baseball photography from the Hall of Fame to Instagram

Plus, you’ll have a chance to win goodies from Custom SLR.

Schedule

11/05/2014 Trade show starts at 11a.m. and the first speaker will be at 7p.m.

Location

Crowne Plaza - Costa Mesa Hotel

3131 S. Bristol Street

Costa Mesa, California 92626

Cost: FREE

RSVP by emailing: info@sportsshooteracademy.com. In the email subject, write “SSA Speaker Night” and in the body of the email include your name, email address and if you’re a working photographer or student.

Get details on the prizes, trade shows and workshops on Resized.com’s post HERE!

 

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Top 4 Myths About ProDot Shutter Button Upgrade, BUSTED

Add this to the list of cool gadgets you never knew you needed. Selected by Men’s Journal as one of the “Best Camera Add-Ons of 2013,” the ProDot Shutter Button Upgrade is a tactile, adhesive dot that makes your shutter button easier to press, and makes for a smoother shooting experience.

We created the ProDot and launched it on Kickstarter in 2012. Since then, it’s been one of our best-selling products, gaining a following across the world. Sadly, it’s also attracted some pretty silly myths.

We’re busting those ProDot myths below. Read on to find out the truth!

  1. It’s a gimmick.
    A “shutter button upgrade”? Sounds a bit gimmicky, right? Not at all. The ProDot has been featured on CNET and was even named by Men’s Journal as one of the best camera add-ons of 2013. We constantly get messages from photographers who actually did have a better shooting experience with the ProDot.

    “Trick out your camera's shutter release with a ProDot. This cushy little nub enhances your shooting experience.”
    -Joshua Goldman, CNET

  2. It’s meant to last forever.
    Just like any camera add-on, with prolonged usage, the ProDot will wear down and may eventually come off. This is totally normal. That’s why each pack comes with two ProDots.

    However, there are a few tricks to make your ProDot lasting longer:
    1. Make sure to wipe the button surface down with rubbing alcohol and let it dry before applying the ProDot. This will ensure that any surface oils are removed, allowing the ProDot to adhere better.
    2. Realize the ProDot is not meant to last a lifetime. When it eventually wears down, simply replace it with a new one.
    3. Avoid storing your ProDot in sunlight or hot and humid environments, as this will cause the adhesive to break down.
  3. The adhesive will ruin my shutter button.
    Nope. The ProDot adhesive is not permanent like Super Glue, so it won’t ruin your button. When the ProDot comes off, it may leave behind a bit of residue, but this is easily wiped off with a cloth and a bit of rubbing alcohol. With proper application and care, though, the ProDot should last a long time.
  4. It’s a one-trick pony.
    The ProDot isn’t just for camera buttons! Use the it on your iPod button, or even on top of your computer mouse for a more comfortable, tactile button to press.


    Our customers are always finding new and unique ways to use the ProDot. During our Kickstarter campaign for ProDot, one photographer messaged us saying that he had lost much of the feeling in his pointer finger due to an accident that had severed the nerve there. He’s using the ProDot to be able to feel the shutter button on his camera, but also added that the ProDot would be a great therapeutic aid for people with nerve injuries. Another Kickstarter backer, Timothy, left a comment saying that Spinal Stenosis, a narrowing of the spaces in the spine that places pressure on the nerves, has caused his fingers to go numb; he’s using the ProDot to be sure his finger has a good grip on the shutter button.

Get Your ProDot Discount Code!

Maybe the ProDot is just one of those things you have to try to believe. In that case, you’re in luck! We’re offering a Buy One Get One Free deal. Just select two ProDot packages, and upon checkout, use the code BOGOPRO, and you’ll only pay the price for one. *Offer expires 10/24/14.

Click here to get your ProDots.

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