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  • Lens protection

    Aug 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

    There is no bad weather. Even in long forgotten times, photographers did not stay home because they disliked the weather. Keeping yourself warm and healthy is one thing, protecting your gear is another. If you cannot use your camera when it is raining, you are just a wet person, not a wet photographer.

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    The Nemunas delta – Lithuania

    Nov 18, 2019 | 1 Comment

    After crossing Belarus and Lithuania and before flowing into the Baltic Sea, the Nemunas River forms an extensive delta characterised by a mosaic of wetlands, meadows and forests where numerous species of waterfowl and birds of prey breed. We were heading to the Nemunas Delta Regional Park for an exciting week full of floating hide photography.

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  • May we introduce to you: The Rise

    Nov 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

    After we built several solutions for ‘big glass’ (the Boris and Bertik) we felt there was room for a smaller companion. A backpack for everyday use, with the convenience of a photo backpack. It is a smaller photo backpack but it will fit easily a 100-400mm or a fast 70-200 and a few smaller lenses […]

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  • The Suit – dressed to get wet

    Dec 3, 2018 | 1 Comment

    The drysuit for photographers One of the problems you encounter when using a floating hide is the use of waterproof clothing. The cheapest solution is a pair of waders with a high closure, but these always imply some risk of accidentally filling up. Because the water in the boots is trapped, you will tumble upside down, […]

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  • Why it is important to choose the right floating hide for wildlife photography

    Dec 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

    By Amar and Isabell Guillen Taking a picture from water’s level requires the use of a floating hide. The choice of this tool is essential for the realization of interesting and creative photos. For years, we used handcrafted floating hides. Recently, we discovered the company MrJan Gear which designs and manufactures floating hides that perfectly […]

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  • You can leave your mitts on

    Apr 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

    Some of the features of the MrJan Gear backpacks go quite unnoticed. Like the grips or the ‘handlebars’. We make them gigantic. Not just because bigger is better but because we like to pay attention to the extremes. A grip is needed to grab your bag and get a grip to it right away. Also […]

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    The evolution of a photo backpack – The Boris IV and Bertik IV

    Oct 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

    The evolution of the Boris backpack followed a normal, logical cycle of design. For some time, nothing was happening and then it went into a fast change. The power behind the changes was not competition, or a struggle for life, survival of the fittest or whatever, instead we wanted to set up our own production […]

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  • What’s in my bag

    Sep 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

    Tuomas Heinonen is a very active Finnish wildlife photographer. He filmed and shared the preparation for his trip and packing his gear into his Boris Photo Backpack. Just to show how much will fit in this bag, including a Canon 500mm with the camera mounted. Watch this one-handed operation 😀 And don’t forget to watch […]

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  • Keep it organised

    Sep 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

    The times that a photographer had one camera, one lens, a few film rolls and a single lens hood are over. The list of things you need is endless. The internet is full of ’10 most important things for…‘ All you need… And we don’t argue about what you might need. All we know is […]

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    Not indestructible but repairable

    Nov 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

    We don’t like to call our products ‘indestructible’ just because they aren’t. The Titanic springs to mind – everything can be demolished, with the right amount of force. Or bad luck. For almost every product that is ever made counts that it does not break when it is on the shelf. Thing break when you […]

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    Lens Pouches done right

    Nov 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

      Not all news is big news. And some small news is very much worth sharing. Like these lens pouches. They look like pretty standard lens pouches and in fact they are. Just a nice soft inside, a drawstring, a heavy duty Cordura outer. We will do two sizes – small and medium. The secret is […]

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  • No shit!

    Apr 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

    It’s easy to make jokes about whatever is on your back. Sticking notes on your friends back with some awkward requests is just one of them. But this is another story. Bullshitting me? No, not at all. This is about one of our main goals in building better photo backpacks. Getting out in the morning to hide […]

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    Hello sunshine

    Mar 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

    There is no ‘best time of the year’ for wildlife photography. Lots of photographers love the springtime with all those abundant flowers, young and playful animals, soft and warm morning light and for those I have good news: it’s almost there! For other photographers the autumn is their favourite time of the year. Burling deer – fighting […]

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  • Ponting Bag tested by Elephant seals

    Ponting Bag; tested and approved

    Feb 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

    New in the line-up of MrJan Gear packs is the Ponting Bag. The Ponting bag is a very sturdy and fully waterproof bag for expedition landings and other wet and harsh conditions where you will otherwise have trouble to keep your gear dry. The bag is designed as an envelope pack for the Bertik II, Boris or Spitsbergen photo […]

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  • Floating, testing, shooting and showing

    Oct 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

    A floating hide is invented in a blink of an eye. But building it to suit all your needs is a bit of a long story. While we have lots of ideas (and you put even more in our mailbox), we did lots of trial and error, lots of rethinking, lots of discussion and drank lots […]

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    Last minute to Japan

    Apr 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

    Dutch wildlife photographer Jan Baks met the MrJanGear Bertik at the NVN-natuurfoto festival in Arnhem. It was a kind of ‘love at first sight’ and he would love to take his gear on a trip to Japan packed in a Bertik. But we had no Bertik with us, except the ‘showcase’ from Olof and just […]

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  • Floating along

    Mar 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

    Last week we received some very nice shots from David Pattyn. We met him some weeks ago and he was very eager to try out our very first prototype of the smaller floating hide. And so we borrowed him our pre-pre-pre-production version for testing. In normal use you will have a hiding tent of some […]

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  • Going to Oslo

    Mar 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

    MrJanGear is attending the great Norwegian Naturfotofestival in Oslo 21-23 of March. That will be 3 amazing days! Since talking to customers is one of the great ways to find out where the needs are and what we can do to answer to those needs, visiting this kind of meetups is very inspiring and rewarding. So, […]

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