Camera Gear

How do you easily capture events with your camera that span minutes, hours or even days without having to manually snap each image? You can use your DSLR and special software and even your smartphone with special apps. But if you want to take a time-lapse of something outdoors, you run the risk of weather [...]

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ExoLens has recently announced professional grade camera accessories for the iPhone 6/6s, iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus, and iPhone 7 (I'm not sure why there's no love for the iPhone 7 Plus, but here's hoping they will offer these new accessories for that model as well). The Wide-Angle kit comes with a ZEISS Mutar 0.6x Asph [...]

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If you've ever tried to shoot iPhone videos at night then you've surely run into problems. The iPhone has a great camera, but it has a teeny tiny aperture which makes night shots problematic. You can overcome this limitation by shooting at a wide angle; iPhone also tries to compensate by adding gain, but mostly you end up [...]

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Last Sunday I posted a review of the Smoovie Pocket Video Stablizer and wasn't very impressed with it. Now I see that Olloclip is offering a video grip that looks interesting. The Pivot doesn't have a gimbal like the Smoovie, you're on your own for stabilization, but a lot of phones already have built-in image [...]

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Video cameras sure have evolved since the first VHS camcorder that I bought 16 years ago. That thing was HUGE and crazy expensive. If I remember correctly, we bought it on payments and it took about a year to pay it off. Today I have a video camera that captures much better video than the [...]

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Canon's newest pro quality DSLR will be available through Amazon starting next Thursday 9/8/2016. If you've been thinking about buying one, you should consider doing so through Amazon. Why? Because customers who pre-order the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV camera body, the camera with 24-70mm lens, or the camera with 24-105mm lens will receive $200 [...]

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It might seem strange, but I don't have an action cam. There have been many times where I have needed one, but for some reason, I haven't bought one. That might change after reading about the Garmin VIRB Ultra 30. This action has all the regular features that you want in a great action camera, [...]

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Meet Hangie, a 3D printed wall mount that's great for displaying your DSLR and other cameras.  They have a Metals collection which is best suited for heavier cameras, and uses a #4 wood screw to mount any camera that has a tripod mount socket. For lighter cameras they offer a plastic collection.  This looks like [...]

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Choosing the right home security camera can be difficult when there are so many different brands and price points to choose from. The Nest Cam which was originally Dropcam before being purchased by Google / Nest is a popular brand because they have a reputation for quality hardware, features and cloud services. I reviewed each of [...]

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Virtual reality is taking off in a big way, so why not get in on the fun and create your own 3D pictures and video. How can you do that? With Weeview's Eye-Plug 3D. This flash drive sized camera plugs into Android phones with a micro USB connector and allows easy capture of 3D video [...]

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Posted in: Android, Camera Gear, News

I am seeing more and more drones around where I live zooming through the sky.  There are many uses for drones of course besides just having fun.  For example, a bunch of realtors around here use drones to give a bird's eye view of properties, which is pretty cool.  At the recent CES show the [...]

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The DOBBY is a new compact drone optimized for low-level photography that has some impressive features. When not in use it folds up to the length and width of an iPhone (5.3in x 2.5in x  1.33). When ready for flight, it unfolds and flies automatically. The drone is controlled by an iPhone or Android app that [...]

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Selfie takers take notice, GOATcase has developed an anti-gravity case that will stick to any smooth surface. To accomplish this it uses "nano suction technology" which is really just a fancy term for many tiny suction cups. GOATcase claims that the case will adhere to smooth surfaces like wood, a whiteboard, metal, mirrors, and a computer screen. They [...]

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Posted in: Android, Camera Gear, Cases and Covers, iOS, News

GoPro cameras have literally changed the way we experience recorded video: The ultra-wide field of view of these cameras has accustomed the viewer to the expanded perspective these wide-angle lenses record. Now we are on the cusp of a new revolution in video - 360° immersive virtual reality - and Insta360's Nano camera offers a convenient, innovative, [...]

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If you have been following any of the Tour de France as it rounds its way through Europe, you have seen a segment or two captured by a handlebar, helmet or seat mounted GoPro. These shots often capture the essence of the race: clearly depicting the speed, endurance, congestion and competitive nature of the event. But not [...]

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