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Ztylus Revolver Smartphone Camera Kit review

on Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Torn. Conflicted. Confused. Verklempt.  Ok, maybe not verklempt, but conflicted, yes.  I am one of those people who gave up the traditional digital camera and exclusively use my Samsung Galaxy S4 as my digital camera.  It’s with me all the time, right?  And like many of you I have struggled to take good pictures consistentlyRead More…

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Tilt-shift focus on the cheap: The Lensbaby Composer Pro

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Sunday, April 27th, 2014
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

The Lensbaby Composer Pro is an intriguing solution to selecting the perfect focus spot in your composition.  Available in mounts for several ILC and dSLR cameras, it is a fully manual lens with a manual aperture control and swivel lens.  The aperture settings will determine the width of the in-focus area and the swivel lensRead More…

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Never pay someone to scan your photo negatives again

on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

With the iPhone and Android Film Scanner, you’ll be able to scan your own 35mm photo negatives directly into your smartphone, as easily as snapping a photo.  And you’ll be able to color correct or even stitch together images before you save them.  You’ll need to use the LomoScanner app from Lomography on your AppleRead More…

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Kamerar KamPro Handle Kit review

on Monday, April 14th, 2014

The GoPro action cameras are synonymous with capturing exciting video.  But what if you want to hold the tiny camera instead of strapping to your helmet or the handlebars on your bike?  The Kamerar KamPro Handle Kit is a flexible and clever way to do just that.

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Now they’re just enabling you: GabbaGoods #TheSelfie Camera Remote Shutter Release

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

The selfie craze has swept the nation, it has been determined that some people are even addicted to taking selfies.  With smartphones having front-facing cameras, I guess this phenomenon was pretty much inevitable.  Heck, I was taking selfies with my little Olympus Stylus pocket film camera back in the 1980’s, when I’d actually have toRead More…

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iPhone selfies made easier with the HISY Wireless Smartphone Selfie Remote

on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

For all those selfie addicts out there who can’t go even one day without posting a picture of themselves to Facebook or Instagram, I have a tiny gadget that will make it even easier for you to annoy all your friends with your attention seeking photo habits. It’s the HISY Wireless Smartphone Selfie Remote forRead More…

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Telescope camera adapters: attach your digicam to your telescope!

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

I have been an amateur astronomer for the longest time but astrophotography has always eluded me.  I never had the proper equipment and getting a dedicated CCD camera for the purpose of photographing the sun, moon and planets is prohibitively expensive.  A while back, a company called Scopetronix made custom milled adapters that connected pointRead More…

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Drive manual better: the PhotoJojo dSLR Focus Shifter!

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Friday, March 28th, 2014
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

  I love my 17-40 f/4 L Canon wide zoom.  Last year it grabbed me some tasty shots of storms and the aurora borealis!  Storms aren’t that hard to shoot… until you hit low light, then the camera struggles to find that autofocus point.  Same goes for the aurora.  So you flip the switch andRead More…

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MindShift Gear Ultralight Camera Cover: Your camera will thank you!

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

I love cameras but a nearly equal obsession of mine is finding better ways to carry them wherever I go.  This has seriously piqued my interest:  the MindShift Gear UltraLight Camera Cover.  Available in two colors (blue or black) and three sizes to accommodate different sized camera setups.  It comes with an integrated belt andRead More…

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SpyTec SJ-1000 Full HD action camera review

on Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Recently I had the chance to review the SpyTec SJ-3000 action cam.  It was good for the price.  Today we’re looking at the 3000’s sibling, the SpyTec SJ-1000 Full HD Action Camera which features auto record on external power for use as a dash cam.

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Fujifilm X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens review

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Monday, March 10th, 2014
Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews

I love a good bowl of cereal.  It gives me the opportunity to put my favorite beverage, milk, into it.  I also love my digital photography.  I’ve been shooting with a Canon 5D Mark III full-frame camera for the last year and a half and I have to tell you, it’s a beauty.  Takes shotsRead More…

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Swann ADS-445 SwannEye HD Pan & Tilt IP Network Camera review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Friday, March 7th, 2014

I’ve been procrastinating for a while now about picking up an IP-Cam to monitor my home and my cats while I am away from home. We’ve managed to get by on a webcam attached to our media center computer, but it is stationary, with no pan and tilt capabilities. I’ve seen Swann cameras in myRead More…

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miggo – Cameras Best Amigo camera case review

on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Ever wanted to bring your DSLR or mirrorless camera somewhere, but thought twice because you were either worried about protecting it, or didn’t want to lug it in a bulky case?  Three chaps named Ohad, Yuval and Guy wanted to solve that problem, so they designed miggo, your “Camera’s Best Amigo,” which is current nearingRead More…

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The Tamron SP 150-600mm might be the Great White Whale of lenses

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

Sigh.  There’s a bird out on that branch.  Boy, is it pretty.  Too bad all I’ve got here is a 70-200mm lens!  I’m gonna have to crop the heck out of this shot to get anything out of it.  SNAP!  Sigh. Sigh no longer, fellow photographers!  The preliminary reviews are in and the still-up-for-preorder TamronRead More…

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booq Python mirrorless keeps a tight squeeze on your camera and gear

on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Camera Gear, News

Photographers with mirrorless cameras need a secure way to carry their camera and all its accessories. Enter the new booq Python mirrorless camera bag. It’s a compact top loading shoulder bag that comfortably holds either a mirrorless camera with a large lens or a compact DSLR with a small lens. Due to booq’s durable water-repellentRead More…

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Spytec SJ-3000 1080P Full HD Action Camera review

on Monday, February 24th, 2014

Tiny digital action cams seem to be everywhere, from bike handlebars to snowboarder helmets.  Even if you’re not the extreme sport type, you’ll probably find a use for one at some point.  The Spytec SJ-3000 1080P Full HD Action Camera promises to rival the ubiquitous GoPro at a third of the price.

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Make them seen on the scene with the V.I.O. Stream

on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

The world of actions cams is a crowded one to say the least, but what if you are looking for something a little more business like, something that is more plug and protect than plug and play? The V.I.O. Stream may be what you are looking for. Built as a modular camera system, the StreamRead More…

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CamRanger Wireless Transmitter gives you control over Canon and Nikon dSLR Cameras

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Friday, February 21st, 2014
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

I own a Canon 5D Mark III dSLR full-frame camera and I adore it beyond measure but it does not have a built-in intervalometer for taking time-lapse shots.  Enter the CamRanger!  This little battery-powered gadget creates an Ad-Hoc WiFi network that connects your camera to your Android or iOS device through a free app.  NotRead More…

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BlackVue Sport Action Camera review

on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

With so many “action cameras” around, it’s hard to choose which one is best for you. There are various types of action cameras that are used from car racing to sky-diving to mountain biking to skateboarding or any other activity you can think of. You name it and it probably had an action camera involvedRead More…

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This gorgeous camera bag costs more than some cameras

on Friday, January 31st, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Camera Gear, News

But then again, it’s cheaper than some Billingham canvas camera bags…  The Roamographer Leather Camera Bag from HoldFast is utterly gorgeous.  It’s made in the United States from American Bison leather.  It’s big enough to use as a weekender bag with room to hold a couple of days of clothing.  Pop in the camera insert,Read More…

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Carry and protect your camera with Miggo

on Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Many people leave their DSLR or mirrorless camera at home because they have no effective way to protect their expensive device other than shoving it into a bulky camera bag.  Well, three chaps named Ohad, Yuval and Guy wanted to solve that problem, so they designed Miggo, your “Camera’s Best Amigo.”  And they’ve just launchedRead More…

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Ztylus wants to turn your Samsung Galaxy S4 into a more capable point and shoot camera

on Saturday, January 25th, 2014

If you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 and consider yourself somewhat of a smartphoneographer, check out the Ztylus Camera case and RV-1 Revolver Lens Kit which will effectively turn your phone into a multi-lens digital camera. We’ve seen lens attachment accessories before, but the Ztylus is a little different because it completely replaces the backRead More…

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Find Bigfoot and ghosts with your iPhone

on Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

If you’re a fan of the Ghost Hunters and Finding Bigfoot TV shows, you are already familiar with thermal imaging cameras. For those of you who don’t watch those shows, a thermal imaging camera otherwise known as a FLIR, makes invisible heat sources visible to our eyes. FLIR cameras are traditionally very expensive pieces ofRead More…

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This is perhaps the simplest digital camera on the market today

on Friday, January 3rd, 2014
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

The title statement isn’t going to make this camera appeal to everyone, but it may be just what a young child with a budding interest in photography needs.  The Superheadz Clap Digital Camera isn’t much bigger than a USB flash drive, and it even has a USB connector built-in, which eliminates the need to keepRead More…

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National Geographic celebrates 125 years by teaming up with Nokia

on Monday, December 23rd, 2013

It might be hard to believe, but National Geographic has been around for 125 years. To celebrate this important milestone, they sent one of their award winning photographer’s Stephen Alvarez on an incredible ten day 2112 mile journey across the American west. Stephen didn’t pack a collection of bulky cameras and lenses for this tripRead More…