Camera Gear

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A few years ago Google purchased Nik, a German company that developed the Snapseed photo app. Along with Snapseed, Nik also developed several photo editing plugins: Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro, and Dfine. These plugins work with popular editing programs like Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture. This [...]

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Foldio-and-phone

It's difficult.  We see high quality photographs of small objects all the time in tv and print ads. But when we try to use our smartphone to take a picture that looks like that it doesn't work.  We're trying to get something sold on eBay, so we have to have pictures.  Getting the object is easy enough, but it [...]

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annke-trailcam-2

Home security cameras are perfect for keeping an eye on the interior and exterior of your home, but how can you easily find out if there are animals (or people) creeping around in your woods or yard without having to run Ethernet cables for communications and wires for power? One way is to setup a [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
F1

While OPPO might not be a well known brand outside of Asia, I've been watching their expansion outside of that region and their products after owning an OPPO Find 7A over the last couple of months.  Rather than make "run of the mill" phones, they've been trying to add functionality and hardware to  differentiate themselves. [...]

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Posted in: Android, Camera Gear, News
canary-canary-1

I've said it before, I'll say it again...I love security cameras. There is a certain peace of mind in knowing that if someone breaks into your home, you will know about it instantly. Additionally, most newer cameras have some type of DVR function, allowing you to provide Police with footage if bad guys ever break into [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Home and Kitchen, Reviews
eyefi-mobi-16gb-class10-SDHCcard

Quick! You can now get the Eyefi Mobi 16 GB class 10 Wi-Fi SDHC card for $34.50 from Amazon. That's a discount of $10.45 (down from it's recent price of $44.95). These cards have been around for a while, but if you are not familiar with it, you might be asking yourself "Why do I [...]

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TenbaDNA13 - 1

Photography tools have changed considerably over the past fifteen years. Used to be, you had to have a large camera body, many varied lenses, and dozens of filters, flashes, and meters to capture the perfect photo. True photogs shot on film, so there needed to be a place to hold unexposed rolls and exposed rolls. [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Camera Gear, Reviews
samsung-smartcam-4

Samsung isn't a name that normally comes to my mind when I think about security cameras brands, so I was surprised when I was offered the chance to review their SmartCam HD Plus. Since this camera is made by Samsung, it has to be good right? Let's find out if Samsung is the next big thing in wireless security cameras. [...]

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foldio360

If you're an eBay or Etsy seller of small items, a product reviewer like me or someone who just likes to goof around with photography gadgets, you will want to check out the Foldio360 turntable project on Kickstarter. Made by the same guys that brought use the Foldio portable photography studio, which earned a spot [...]

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Clockall

Have you ever wondered what the babysitter is doing while you're gone, or maybe you have a loved one in a nursing home and you think the care might be lacking?  If so, then this little spy camera may be just the thing for you.  Disguised as a mini alarm clock, this  2.2" tall by [...]

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smatree-gopro-baseball-hat-1

Now you can look cool when strapping on your GoPro Hero camera to capture your action shots with the SmaTree Baseball Hat for GoPro. This cap is made of soft, lightweight material (80% Acrylon & 20% Wool) and will fit all versions of the GoPro Hero cameras. The SmaTree Baseball Hat for GoPro is available in [...]

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aardvark HD_13

Our sewer line needed replacing recently.  The plumbers used a really long "snake" with a camera at the end to see where they were going.  I have no plans to repair toilets or examine indoor plumbing, but the Aardvark HD3M waterproof wireless inspection camera might take me places I never thought possible. The camera comes [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Reviews
usagear-s17-1

After my first child was born I went out and purchased a DSLR camera. My wife and I weren't impressed with the pictures our pocket camera was taking and wanted to properly document the childhood of Earth's future ruler. After my second child was born, we purchased extra batteries and memory cards. We needed the [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Camera Gear, Reviews
sidekick360

When I need to capture a video of something for review purposes, I always grab my smartphone to do it. But trying to find a way to prop up the phone in the perfect angle can be a hassle when you don't have a holder for it. The SideKick360 looks like the perfect solution because [...]

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Monoprice 14

The Monoprice MHD Sports 2.0 Wi-Fi Action Camera is another action camera out in the market today so let's take a look at what this camera has to offer. First off, let me say that the packaging for this camera is top notch. Monoprice has done a fantastic job of packaging this product. It looks [...]

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