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Today in Gear: June 5, 2015

New camera bags from Manfrotto and National Geographic, Snowpeak's new summer collection, a water bottle that tracks your hydration and more.

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The Last Light in the Universe

Why “Cosmos” is a Beacon of Hope

When I was little, the Discovery Channel ran cultural and wildlife documentaries and history specials. It was stuff that made me want to become a paleontologist. Now, the station runs shows like “Amish Mafia,” “Game of Stones,” and “Rods N’Wheels,” not to be confused with the similarly named -- and similarly themed -- “Fast N’Loud.” In these dark times, the upcoming Cosmos reboot offers a glimmer of hope.

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Empty Canvases, Waiting to be Filled

Shoot Anywhere With These Five All-Weather Canvas Camera Bags

We know you love leather bags, and so do we. But there are times, say, when you’re toting your photography gear, that you need a more all-weather, utilitarian alternative. In fact, we'll say it now -- leave the leather for trips and commutes. We've rounded up our favorites and put them through their paces to come up with our list of the five best canvas camera bags for the discerning photographer.

Revisiting the Sinking of the Titanic

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Does the world need another take on Titanic? When the response involves James Cameron and National Geographic, the answer is always yes, as long as charcoal drawings aren't involved. This latest installment of Viewfinder combines James Cameron's fascination with the ocean, and state of the art

Go deep, or go home

Timekeeping: Rolex Deepsea Challenge

Yes, they're doing it again. Are we surprised? Not at all. In 1960, Rolex created the Deep Sea Special with the express purpose of joining Jacques Piccard and Lt. Don Walsh on their record-breaking descent to the bottom

"I'm the King of the Sea World!"

In-Depth: Deepsea Challenger

Director James Cameron has been an avid diver and deep sea explorer for the past ten years, unbeknownst to the majority of us plebs. It's like finding out that Jack Nicholson enjoys serious forays into quantum physics. And perhaps not even

On Assignment for National Geographic by Camp 4 Collective

Have you've ever sat there at home, flipping through the pages of your favorite yellow-framed adventure magazine and asked yourself the question, "I wonder what it's like to be an expedition photographer for National Geographic?" If so, then you'll want to watch this film. Chronicling the epic lengths to which