Gobe was founded in 2012 by two Australian adventure photographers Christian Gibson and Chris Gooley. They felt that it was very difficult to find professional photography equipment without the expensive price tag. To overcome this problem, Gobe came into being with a purpose to provide high quality accessories and promote environmental conservation with adventure photography. Initially, Gobe’s focus was on providing memory cards with high speeds, tough build, resistance to extreme climatic conditions, data security technology and free cloud storage. Gobe has now expanded beyond memory cards to providing more equipment for the severity and ruggedness of adventure travel photography. They now aim at providing quality equipment at affordable prices for professional results and also introducing the upcoming photographers to a wider range of accessories so that they can take their photography to the higher level. In order to achieve their aim to provide affordable quality products, Gobe gets its products manufactured by the world’s leading companies and then sells them directly to the customer. There are no middlemen, minimal packaging and thoughtful logistics, further help them to further reduce the prices. Both Christian and Chris are staunch environmentalists and they have devised a way to achieve both Gobe’s aim and environmental conservation by donating 1% of all their sales to over 3000 conservation organisations across the globe. They also promote greater involvement in art and nature photography to develop consciousness towards environment and thus protecting it.
The current product line-up of Gobe includes memory cards-SD cards and CF cards and lens filters-UV filters, CPL filters and ND filters. Gobe SD and CF cards are reliable as they come with extreme data protection- X-ray proof and waterproof, error correction codes and write switch protection. It automatically scans, detects and repairs any memory sector errors before they become a problem. Thus, they focus on keeping your data safe in the most extreme and adverse climatic conditions. With high read/ write speeds, Gobe products allow you to capture and save full HD (1080p), 3D as well as 4K video and continuous rapid burst photographs. High transfer speeds ensure the optimal usage of your device. By pledging 1% for the planet and sharing their undying passion for nature, they envision to develop environmental conscience. By nature and adventure photography, they wish to inspire people to conserve our precious planet. Gobe cards also allow you to protect and save your images and videos online through cloud storage. You can avail free storage for 6 months up to 1000 GB with Dphoto.com. Gobe memory cards are a perfect companion for your DSLR or digital video. Forget about changing the cards while you are shooting, thanks to their high capacity. The Gobe team of adventure photographers also uses Gobe memory cards and accessories to get that perfect shot owing to their impressive properties.
The Gobe Circular Polarised Filters (CPL) are more adaptable than linear polarised filters as they are well-suited for camera’s auto-focus and auto-exposure functions. The glass for these filters is made by the Japan Optics. It polarizes the light to eliminate reflections and increase color saturation without affecting the color balance. This glass manufactured by Japan optics is also integrated with premium multi- resistant coating. The Gobe UV filters come with a unique multi-resistance coating to minimize lens flare and ghosting, and also making the filter anti-scratch, water repellent and oil and dust repellent too. All these amazing features are important for tough outdoor working conditions. These filters are also manufactured by Japan Optics. The extra strong Magnalium frame is devised to hold the filter in its shape for a lifetime of adventure photography. The amazing visible light transmission up to 99.6% only lets through .02% UV light up to 321nm. One variant of these UV filters also comes with the premium German made Schott glass. The variable Neutral Density filter comes with a rotating ring for choosing the degree of ND. The Gobe NDX (ND2-400) can allow you to control the light passing through the lens by as much as 8 exposure steps. Also made by Japan Optics, it minimizes the intake of light without affecting the color balance. These filter are versatile enough to always provide you with perfect light reduction ND level, all in one filter and you don’t have to change filters in varying light. All Gobe lens filters adhere to the RoHS environmental Standards. Therefore, Gobe is a company that provides cutting edge and technically advanced products at affordable prices but at their heart, they are committed to the well-being and conservation of the environment. So if you are a business owner, you too can consider becoming a proud member of this socially and environmentally enterprising group by pledging 1% of the annual sales.