MindShift Gear’s Contact Sheet – an Item Photographers Will Want

Mind Shift Gear Contact Sheet

If you are an outdoor photographer, you may find times when you need a clean, dry place to lay out your gear. MindShift Gear’s new Contact Sheet lets you do just that. Pull out the lightweight tarp and you have a place to work anywhere you go. It is $39.99, and it is available here.

Mind Shift Gear Contact Sheet

MindShift Gear, a new company founded by the creators of Think Tank Photo and conservation photographer Daniel Beltrá, are ready to make a splash in the photographic accessory market. Their first accessory product (they also have two photographic backpacks available — more on them soon) is the multi-purpose Contact Sheet. A 3.5’ x 5’ ultralight, waterproof ground tarp, the Contact Sheet was designed for photographers who work in wet or dirty environments and need a clean, dry work area on the go. The tarp is made from a mixture of 30D Ripstop PU and Nylon mesh and quickly provides a barrier from the elements. Since the Contact Sheet weighs just 5 ounces and can easily be stuffed into a mesh pouch, it is easy to take along with you and just as easy to remove and use.

As the company explains,

Our multi-purpose “Contact Sheet” is designed for photographers who work in wet or dirty environments and need a clean, dry work area. The ultralight waterproof fabric provides a barrier from the elements. The 3.5’x5’ ground tarp stuffs into an included mesh pouch so it stays out of the way until you need it.

The $39.99 Contact Sheet is a simple idea that can be a big help. And while it is designed for outdoor photographers I can see it coming in handy in lots of other ways as well, providing a clean, dry surface anywhere you might need one. It is a great example of the way in which simple items can make a big difference. Check it out here

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Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.