Camera Gear


The camera on my iPhone 6 Plus is okay, but it's no where as good as my Nikon D5100 DSLR.  The camera on my iPad is no where near as good as the camera on my iPhone.  Sometimes you have to use the camera you have with you, and often that's not the Nikon because it's [...]

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A while back, I reviewed the X1, X2 and X3 UV filters from Breakthrough Photography.  Their slimline cells with ridged edges that make them easier to mount and stack on your lenses have had a permanent place on my Canon 24-105 f/4L and Canon 16-35 f/4L lenses ever since.  They remain wonderful companions, not getting [...]

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If you've ever wanted a rainbow colored tripod, your dreams have come true because MeFOTO has just announced the launch of their customized color-based tripod: the BYOT. BYOT stands for build your own tripod service for MeFOTO’s RoadTrip model travel tripod for on-the-go photographers. Now, photographers can choose from 12 colors for each component to [...]

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Do you have an adventurous child? Do you ever wonder what the world looks like from their point of view when they are performing their wild stunts? Perhaps not if you're squeamish, but if you do, you may not want to hand over your $400 GoPro Hero4 action camera to your little daredevil to capture such [...]

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lilly Drones, the new action cameras? Up for pre-order, the Lily Camera was a project started in September 2013 at UC Berkeley robotics lab. This small camera drone can be thrown into the air and then follow a wearable tracking device in various POV modes ( Follow, side, fly up, lead). Flight time is around [...]

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If you're an Android user who takes a lot of photos, you'll want to pay attention. Google just redesigned its photo app and there are some pretty significant changes. Photos provides a new way to organize your memories, it's now able to organize by People, Places, or Things. You can pick a specific person, location, [...]

Posted in: Android, Camera Gear, News
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We love bags at the-gadgeteer!  We've seen so many, the only drawback is it takes quite a bit to surprise us.  That's why the Miggo AGUA camera bag Kickstarter campaign got my attention.  Is it a bag, or is it a case?  Or something totally unique? Bags are all about trade-offs.  Convenient, protective and weather-resistant? [...]

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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 [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Camera Gear, iOS, News

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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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 [...]

Posted in: Bags, Camera Gear, Reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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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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