Camera Gear

brando-quick-selfie-pole

When using your cell phone to take selfies, you are limited by the length of your arm.  That limits the number of people you're able to include in a photo, and you may find it hard to trigger the camera when you've got your arm stretched out to the limit.  With Brando's Quick Selfie Pole [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Camera Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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iPhones have decent cameras, and you can snap even better photos with the built-in flash.  That flash does have its problems, though, because it's fired directly at the subject.  Photos can look harsh if you were too close to the subject, or they can be dark if you were too far away.  The Nova external [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
snapgrip-2

It can be hard to hold the iPhone steady while you reach for the virtual button on the screen or find a volume button to trigger the camera to snap a picture.  If you like taking pictures with your iPhone but you'd like controls that are easier to find and use, consider the Snappgrip iPhone [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
keyboard-shortcut-skins-2

If you do a lot of photo editing, you may already know all the keyboard shortcuts to make your task easier.  But if you're a novice, or a not-so-novice who just can't remember all those shortcuts, these Keyboard Shortcut Skins for Apple keyboards will help you speed up the process of editing your photos.  Skins [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Computer Gear, News
decal-photo-frames-2

Do you still take a lot of photos with a film camera?  Or perhaps you use digital, but you still like to print out your images?  In either case, you probably like to display them, and you probably want something that looks more polished than thumbtacks or double-sided tape to attach them to the wall. [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Home, Kitchen, News
butterfly

Keeping an eye on your property and loved ones when you're not physically there is important for your peace of mind and for security purposes. The Butterfleye is a new camera that features completely wireless operation, two way audio and Active Eye Intelligence which automatically captures 1920 x 1080 pictures and videos using motion detection [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Home, Kitchen, News
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Canon's EF 16-35 f/2.8 L II is a very popular lens, particularly for landscape and architectural photography.  It has remained out of the reach of many enthusiast photographers due to its very high price  ($1700, but at the time of this writing there is a $200 mail-in rebate).  The lens is also not image stabilized, [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, News
36) Full bag with tripod

I love photography.  There is seldom a moment when I am not at work and there isn't a camera in my hand.  Like all photographers, I go through camera bags like crazy.  What works for one application somehow doesn't seem to work for another.  I have used such camera bags as the Billingham Hadley Pro [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Camera Gear, Reviews
olloclip-for-ipad

Someone once said that your best camera is the one you happen to have with you.  Sometimes your iPad is the camera you happen to have, and for some people, the iPad is the only camera they have.  The iPad's back camera is pretty good, but it could be improved, and that's the purpose of [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
samsung-nx-mini-camera

Why limit yourself to taking selfies in your bathroom?  With the Samsung NX Mini camera, you can photograph yourself anywhere in the world.  You can always see what you're including in the shot, because the 3" LCD touchscreen view screen can flip up and face forward.  The camera is slim (0.9") and light (5.6 ounces), [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Camera Gear, News
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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 consistently [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Camera Gear, Cases, Covers, Reviews
Composer Pro

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 lens [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, News
lomography-smartphone-scanner

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 Apple [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, News
kampro handle kit-01

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. Inside the KamPro Handle Kit is a neatly [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod
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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 to [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
selfie-remote

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 for [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
dksmall

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 point [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, News
dslr-focus-shifter-2053_600.0000001393822754

  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 and [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, News
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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 and [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Cases, Covers, News, Outdoor Gear
spytec-sj1000-01

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. 1080P 30 FPS HD Video & Audio Recording Includes Waterproof Casing and [...]

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