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Remote Control camera shutter release that swings both ways

on Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Snapping selfies and group shots with your smartphone at arm’s length can be a real hassle. But the Remote Control / Camera Shutter Self-Timer for iOS / Android from Allputer.com makes it easy and what’s better is that it works with both iOS and Android devices. It features a built-in rechargeable lithium battery that has the capacity Read More…

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Announce your engagement or new baby with a custom 3D photo viewer

on Thursday, December 5th, 2013
Posted in: Camera Gear, Geek Toys, News

I loved my View-Master when I was a kid.  Seeing 3D images through that little red, binocular-like toy never got boring.  View-Masters are still around, but somehow I just don’t find the same joy in them that I used to.  Perhaps if I could have my own images turned into 3D reels…  With Image3D, you Read More…

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SleuthGear Recluse XT Micro Black Box Video Camera review

on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews

So, you always wanted to be a spy? Me too, but I may be more a Jethro Bodine “Double Naught Spy” than James Bond “007″ type. That does not mean that I don’t want to use cool 007-type gear. One of the first things that I think about when spying is surveillance, and what better Read More…

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Moleskine notebook + tiny mirror = Split-screen video studio for your iPhone

on Friday, November 29th, 2013

Are you an iPhoneographer who has wanted to record a video or a snapshot that captures action from both the main and front facing cameras at the exact same time in a cool split-screen layout? AbracadabrApp does just that, but it’s not actually an app that you install on your iPhone. It’s an analog “app” that Read More…

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Here’s the ultimate iPhone camera lens kit

on Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

If you use your iPhone a lot for taking photos but find yourself wishing for more versatility, you may find what you’re looking for with the Ultimate iPhone Lens Kit from Bazaared.  The kit includes an 8X telephoto lens, fisheye lens, wide and macro lens, a 2X telephoto lens, and a 60X magnifying microscope. The lenses have Read More…

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Foldio is a tiny, portable photography studio

on Monday, November 25th, 2013

If you need to take good pictures for items you sell on eBay or say, review for a website, you need a well-lighted, clutter-free spot for taking pictures.  There are folding studios for just this sort of work, but many of them need a large flat space to set them up, and most of them Read More…

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Filter Forge 4.0 Photoshop plugin review

By: William Ray Jr.
on Friday, November 22nd, 2013
Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews

I owe Julie a long overdue review. OK, OK, two long overdue reviews and one that I can probably still call “on time” at this point. I am going to start with my review of something from one of my favorite product categories — Photoshop plugins. I really can’t seem to get enough of these Read More…

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KILLSPENCER Bridle Leather + Paracord Camera Strap offers indestructible good looks

on Sunday, November 17th, 2013
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

Los Angeles, California based KILLSPENCER has just added a new selection of camera straps to their already impressive line of handmade bags, cases and pouches. Their new Bridle Leather + Paracord Camera Straps feature a tangle-free strap made of practically indestructible paracord, with riveted hand threaded leather ends. The strap connects to your camera with Read More…

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Turn your iPhone or iPod touch into an instant camera

on Monday, November 11th, 2013

With the Instant Lab from Impossible, you’ll print photos in seconds.  This microprocessor-controlled film processing unit has a four-element coated glass, wide-angle 35.6mm lens.  It’s compatible with the iPhone 4/4S/5/5S and iPod touch 4th/5th-gen models, and there’s a free iOS app for photo exposure.  You simply select an image then lay the Apple device on Read More…

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Velocity Clip review

on Friday, November 8th, 2013

Let’s admit it, if you own a smartphone you fancy yourself an amateur photographer or videographer. I know I do! The problem I always run into is keeping my smartphone steady while shooting video or pictures. I have looked into many tripod adapters and even some standalone mounts for my iPhone, but most of them Read More…

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Keizus Quadropod review

on Monday, November 4th, 2013

Holding onto our devices during use can be a hassle. Be it a smartphone, tablet, phablet, iPod touch, or anything else, if you want to prop it up to use it to take a photo, watch a video, or have a video chat, an adjustable stand is something that’s going to come in  handy. Several Read More…

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Live in the moment and not behind a lens with the Autographer wearable camera

on Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

The Autographer is a 5MP wearable camera that features a 136° wide angle lens, 8GB internal memory, Bluetooth, GPS and 5 sensors (Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Temperature, Color sensor and PIR motion detector) for hands-free image capture. The sensors tell the camera when to take a picture so you can experience the moments as they happen instead of Read More…

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Case Logic SLR Camera Backpack review

on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

The Case Logic SLR Camera Backpack from Case Logic aims to provide a roomy and safe place for your SLR (digital or otherwise) camera, and (based on the insides) enough lenses to shoot a wedding, football game, and several other events. You’ll likely be able to squeeze in a digital video recorder and a few point-and-shoots Read More…

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Image quality evaluation – how does your device score?

By: Leah Hallett
on Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

These days everyone and their mother has a camera, be it cell phone, pocketable point-and-shoot, or expensive DSLR with interchangeable lenses. The more discerning (geeky) photographer who is on the prowl for a new device will want to find a credible independent source for image quality testing. I have found such a place, DxO Lab’s DxOMark. Read More…

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Genius Cam Mouse review

on Monday, October 14th, 2013

I like working in a mixed-media environment with my computer, paper notebook, and mobile phone all at my desk.  Sometimes I’ll jot down notes in my notebook with a pen, since it’s easier to do, as I take a phone call, or when someone is speaking.  After I write down a bunch of notes, sometimes Read More…

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Selfies and group pics made easier with the Looq Remote Shutter

on Sunday, October 13th, 2013

We’ve seen these arm length phone holders before that allow you to get your phone out in front of you so that you can take a self portrait or a pictures of you with your BFFs. The Looq Remote Shutter adds an extra feature with the addition of a remote shutter button that is built Read More…

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Universal flash filters for SLR cameras

on Friday, October 4th, 2013
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

If you still use an SLR (digital or film), here’s a way to lighten the load of your camera bag.  The Universal Flash Filter Kit, available at Photojojo, is a set of 20 wrinkle-resisting plastic filters that fit on any external flash; they wrap over the flash and are held in place with the included elastic Read More…

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Shed a little extra light on the subject with the Pocket Reflector

on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

Smart phones seem to be the camera most frequently used these days.  Many of them have weak flashes that don’t do as good a job illuminating your subject as you’d like.  The Pocket Reflector, available from Photojojo, is a portable light reflector that directs extra light onto your subject for a better photo.  It folds Read More…

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GoPro Hero3+ – Big things from little(r) packages

on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

With the plethora of POV action cameras on the market these days, it’s hard to keep ahead of the competition.  GoPro, the defacto standard in the industry, has just released their GoPro Hero3+ Black and Silver line of cameras. The new Black Edition is 20% smaller and lighter, has 30% longer battery life, better audio, Read More…

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IronX DXG 5G9VHD Camcorder review part 1

on Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Lets face it, at 40+ years of age (closer to 50 than to 30) my hardcore extreme action sport days are far behind me. That doesn’t mean I am an old stick in the mud, I still like to get out be active and I have even been known try new things. But now my Read More…

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Turn your smartphone into a 10X zoom Sony camera

on Friday, September 20th, 2013

What you see in the picture isn’t a couple of camera lenses.  It’s a couple of cameras!  The Sony CyberShot DSC-QX10 Smartphone Attachable Lens-Style Camera is a fully-functional, fully-featured camera minus an LED viewscreen.  Sony says this is the “first-ever zoom lens and sensor combo that clips right to your smartphone”.  You can connect the camera Read More…

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Grip & Shoot System iPhone holder review

on Friday, September 20th, 2013

Camera phones have taken over as the go-to image maker for most folks. Now that the quality of the pictures created is good enough to replace your old point-and-shoot, there’s still one thing that hampers good photographic technique: holding the camera in landscape mode. Most cameras – I mean smartphones – tend to be set Read More…

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Case Logic DSLR Day Holster review

on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews

I bring my DSLR camera with me to all sorts of places, as I never know when some crazy scene might break out that I would not want to miss photographing.  (Actually, my life typically isn’t really quite that exciting.  But I digress.)  However, a DSLR isn’t a point-and-shoot camera, and most times the bulkiness Read More…

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Judas Priest’s camera wrist strap

on Monday, September 16th, 2013
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

If you feel that typical wrist straps are too wimpy or just not cool enough for you to use, check out the CamCuff from ByWanderlust.  This wrist strap isn’t for those little point-and-shoot cameras; CamCuff holds a DSLR safely.  It’s made of premium top-grain cow leather, and the roll buckle adjusts to any of four positions Read More…

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Xtreme Life DVR and Landscape Stone Surveillance Camera review

on Sunday, September 15th, 2013

I’ve been searching for a way to keep an eye on my summer cabin while we’re not in residence, and the Xtreme Life Landscape Stone from KJB Security products would seem to be the answer.  It claims to provide unattended surveillance with minimal operator intervention and ease of operation.  I guess we’ll have to see about that…