Finally, I became the owner of real photography gloves.
The biggest problem that awaits a landscape photographer in winter is the frozen fingers of the hands. You often have to touch a tripod, a camera, or snow during a photoshoot. Fingers get cold. You have to wear gloves or mittens.
But it is impossible to set up a camera with standard gloves. You have to take the gloves off and your hands get cold again. Also, it is not convenient to wear and take off gloves all the time.
You need photography gloves!
What are photography gloves and how do they differ from standard gloves?
Photography gloves protect against cold and provide access to camera control.
It’s so easy.
The main difference between photography gloves and ordinary gloves is the special flap caps on your thumb and forefinger.
I started using gloves with flip-down caps many years ago. Everything was good. But it was not perfect. The first of the pairs of gloves was not waterproof. The second pair was not quite comfortable.
I often shoot in Norway and met the Norwegian guys who founded Vallerret and started producing special gloves for photographers.
I contacted them and got my pair of gloves. When I was unpacking them, I already knew it was the right thing to do.
But what exactly makes Vallerret photography gloves well?
- Fashionable design. They look great and you can use them in the city.
- Perfect fit on your hands. By the way, before you buy them, they urge you to measure your hand and give you instructions on how to do it. The gloves are perfectly matched in size and fit very tightly.
- Excellent materials. The inside of the merino wool ensures a warm and comfortable fit. The goatskin and suede leather top makes it waterproof and ideal for all weather conditions.
- Comfortable and warm. You have a choice between several models for different weather conditions.
These are gloves for the photographer.
Let’s see, what’s in it
- Flip-down caps for your forefinger and thumb. In an instant, you can access the buttons on your camera and the touch screen display. A magnet is sewn into the caps, which easily locks the cap. In my previous gloves, the cap was fastened with a Velcro. I can assure you that the magnet is much more convenient.
- Two zippered waterproof pockets. They are not really stingy, and the capacity of the pockets is large. I don’t know how many SD cards can fit in pockets, but a few credit cards or ski passes will fit in there without problems. I immediately put a few microfibre cloths in my left glove to wipe the lens. The second one is for extra SD cards.
- Convenient to hold the camera in your hands. It does not slip out of your hands.
Why did I choose Markhof Pro 2.0
Markhof Pro 2.0 is optimal for me. I rarely shoot in extremely cold conditions, but the lighter gloves will be colder for me.
I guess I’m no different from most people because the Markhof Pro 2.0 is an absolute favorite from Vallerret.
- Reasonable price
- Modern design
- Wear-resistant and durable
- Fold-down thumb and forefinger
- The magnets could be stronger. I’m sure that this problem can be fixed without even changing the design.
I think Markhof Pro 2.0 is a great gift for yourself or your friends below one hundred dollars.