Camera Gear

nova-flash

Janet and I have both reported on the Nova Bluetooth LED flash for iPhone and iOS devices (see related links list below). Now version 1.2 of the app that controls the Nova flash has the capability to allow one iPhone to control up to ten Nova flash units. We wanted to put iPhone owners in the [...]

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Gekkopod

So, you're an on the go type of person who loves to take pictures. The problem is picture ops come up when you least expect them or when you're not prepared with a tripod or selfie stick. The Gekkopod, a Kickstarter project by Gal and Boaz Zucker, may be the perfect portable solution to your [...]

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Aperlite 09

Typically I like to shoot pictures with natural ambient light since the shadows and lighting are what catch my eye anyway. But there are times when I need to control the light or open up some shadows therefore, using a flash or speedlight is needed. So whether you are a professional or amateur photographer, chances [...]

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gocase-compact-01

The GoPro is a popular action camera, but I've found it's got so many accessories, it sometimes needs a little help keeping things organized.  I think I have parts scattered in at least three boxes, which is pretty inconvenient.  GOcase has a solution for that. The packaging says "H3-Case" but the website calls this the [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Camera Gear, Reviews
best AC adaptor hidden camera 01

I've had my eye on something like this for a long time:  A self-contained camera hidden in plain sight that doesn't require any fancy installation.  The Zone Shield AC Adaptor HD DVR is disguised as an ordinary "wall wart" power adapter.  Just plug it in and go!  Let's see how well it works. I'll get [...]

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kelly-moore-kate-bag-2

The Kate bag from Kelly Moore is a canvas bag with leather trim that is suitable for women or men.  Inside is a removable set of padded, adjustable Velcro dividers that create four compartments that can hold up to a 10" lens, camera body, flash, phone, batteries, and other accessories.  The sides and bottom of the bag are [...]

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Soocoo S60-1

Action cam is a term that has permeated the fabric of today's youth. With the popularity of GoPro cameras, the market has been flooded with a whole slew of new offerings to knock the leader of its perch. The Soocoo S 60 is a new contender and they have asked us at The Gadgeteer to [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
xsories-universal-capxule-storage

These organized storage boxes from XSories can protect your action camera and its accessories, your other mobile devices, or even your lunch.  The Universal Capxule cases are made of NBR, ABS, aluminium, rubber.  EVA perimeter walls to absorb shock and a molded grab handle to make it easy to carry.  Inside is a mesh pocket and [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Camera Gear, Cases, Covers, News
emofix-1

I don't know about you, but I'm really sick of the whole selfie craze. No one wants to see image after image of your goofy looking duck face. But if you absolutely must use your phone to take pictures or videos of yourself, having a remote shutter button is a handy gadget for the selfie [...]

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a118c-dashcam-1

It's a cloudless night with a full moon and you're driving along a deserted road in the middle of nowhere with thick forest on both sides of the road. With the windows rolled down you can hear your tires crunching over the gravel as you drive slowly. The sound almost puts you into a trance but [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Car Gear, Reviews
lumee-lighted-cell-phone-case

It's a shame you have to use the front-facing camera on your phone for selfies, because that camera doesn't have a flash.  When you aren't in well-lighted places, your selfies will be lacking in detail because of the poor lighting.  The LuMee Light Up Cell Phone Case with built-in lights that shine on your face [...]

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Panasonic DMC-ZS50

A camera is a must for me now days with all the articles I write for The Gadgeteer and all the traveling I have been and will be doing. So, when looking for a new camera I have specific criteria I want it to meet. First I need it to be somewhat portable, I am [...]

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thinkgeek-smartphone-cleaning-kit

For some reason, ThinkGeek calls this the Smartphone Kit of Perpetual Cleaning.  It's not just for cleaning smartphones, though.  You can clean any of your devices with delicate glass parts, such as your camera lenses, as well as binoculars, telescopes, microscopes, and even your glasses and sunglasses.  The kit includes 12 disposable lens cleaners, Dust [...]

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Zeblaze 01

I remember when POV action cameras first started making their appearance and if you wanted to do any underwater shots, or needed to shoot scenes where your camera could get wet, you had to purchase a waterproof housing since one didn't come with the camera. Today companies like GoPro, SJCAM, BlackVue, etc., have a waterproof housing as [...]

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lyfelens

Although I don't consider myself a dashcam expert, after reviewing three of these devices, I think I have a good idea which features make a dashcam stand out from the crowd. The LyfeLens dashcam looks to be the ultimate dashcam in terms of features. At least it looks great on paper. The LyfeLens features dual-facing [...]

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The Instant Photo Printing Camera brings back the days of the old Polaroid cameras that shot out a piece of photo paper so you could watch your photo develop right before your eyes.  I don't think you'll watch these develop, but using "a self-developing high-speed film, the camera produces a vibrant, scrapbook-worthy 2.5" H x [...]

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super-charged-bag-divider

If you have one of those camera bags with the Velcroed-in dividers, you can replace one of the dividers with the Super Charged Bag Divider with the backup battery inside it.  You'll add power to your bag without needing to give up some storage space in your camera bag to hold the extra item.  The [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Camera Gear, News
smartphone-ring-light

Photojojo has a ring light flash unit for your smartphone.  The Smartphone Ring Light is constantly on for evenly-lit portraits, videos, and even macro shots.  It's available with a case for the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, or you can buy just the ring light for use with other smartphones.  Even if you purchase it [...]

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lumu-light-meter

Carry this little lollipop-shaped device with you, and you'll always have the ability to turn your iPhone into a photographic light meter.  It has a CNC milled high-grade aluminum housing, so it will last for years.  Inside is a hemispherical diffuser, cardioid-type silicon photo diode light receptor element that measures the range of 0.15 – 250,000 lux [...]

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flash-and-fill-in-light-for-phone-cameras

Actually, the Smart 16-LED Warm White Light 3-Mode Fill Light for Mobile Phone works with iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch, Android phones and tablets, and with Windows 8 devices.  You'll need a headphone jack to plug the unit in, and you'll need the iBlazr software to automatically fire the flash.  Apparently, you can also just turn the [...]

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