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The Clutch, Slid and Anchor Links are three accessories to help you hold on to your camera

on Thursday, July 10th, 2014

So, you have that camera you always wanted and now you are looking for accessories to help make you a better shooter. Neck straps and hand straps are a couple of items that come to mind when I think of camera accessories and, the Clutch, Slide and Anchor Links Kickstarter project from Peter Dering andRead More…

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Share files wirelessly to your mobile device from your camera

on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Tablets and smart phones are a great way to carry and share photos; they have replaced those little photo albums called “brag books” that people used to carry in their purses or gear bags.  Many of these mobile devices have cameras to take photos with, but let’s face it, the quality of those photos aren’tRead More…

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Use your smart phone or tablet as a remote shutter release for your DSLR

on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

I’ve purchased remote shutter releases for all of the Nikon DSLRs that I own.  Some are wireless, some are wired, but they all require me to push a button to get a photo – and that’s all it can do.  With the Triggertrap cable and an app for your smart phone (most versions of iPhoneRead More…

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OnSlot is a screen cleaner that stores on your camera’s hot shoe

on Saturday, June 28th, 2014
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

When I first saw the OnSlot On-Hot Shoe Cleaner I was confused because I didn’t know there was such a huge problem with dirty hot shoes on our cameras. But then I read the product description and learned that the hot shoe is just a place to store the OnSlot when you’re not using it.Read More…

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Make taking selfies easier with Brando’s Quick Selfie Pole with Shutter Button

on Friday, June 13th, 2014

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 PoleRead More…

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Add some extra light on the subject with this iPhone camera flash accessory

on Thursday, June 12th, 2014

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 externalRead More…

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Snappgrip adds DSLR-like controls to your iPhone

on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

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 iPhoneRead More…

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Canon EF 16-35 f/4 L IS: a cheaper and stable alternative

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Thursday, May 29th, 2014
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

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,Read More…

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Never pay someone to scan your photo negatives again

on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

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 AppleRead More…

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Drive manual better: the PhotoJojo dSLR Focus Shifter!

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Friday, March 28th, 2014
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

  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 andRead More…

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Ztylus wants to turn your Samsung Galaxy S4 into a more capable point and shoot camera

on Saturday, January 25th, 2014

If you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 and consider yourself somewhat of a smartphoneographer, check out the Ztylus Camera case and RV-1 Revolver Lens Kit which will effectively turn your phone into a multi-lens digital camera. We’ve seen lens attachment accessories before, but the Ztylus is a little different because it completely replaces the backRead 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 withRead 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 themRead 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 elasticRead 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 bulkinessRead 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 positionsRead More…

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Echo Niner tactical style camera accessories

on Friday, September 6th, 2013
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

Do you take photos in a hot zone (or just want to look like you do)?  If so, Echo Niner has some camera accessories and related products you may want to check out.  Offering several camera straps, from the spartan Light Speed to the decked-out Dee Lux (pictured), as well as accessories like the MiniRead More…

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Make Fido the cameraman for your outdoor adventures

on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

We’ve covered a lot of POV cameras and accessories on The Gadgeteer.  These cameras, like the GoPro, often have mounting systems that allow you to mount them on your helmet or on a car dash, so it “sees” what you see.  What if you’d rather somebody else carry the camera, or you’d like to seeRead More…

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Wireless phone shutter remote control for iOS devices

on Friday, August 30th, 2013

The ISnapX, combined with the free iSnapxRemote app, acts as a wireless shutter release for the cameras in your iOS devices.  You’ll be able to take group shots with you included, or you can get that perfect selfie from up to 10 feet away.  The ISnapX is $29.95 from Gadgets and Gear.

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CapturePRO Camera Clip review

on Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Though I am far from considering myself a “photographer,” I do like to take lots of photos with my DSLR.  And one thing I can tell you after bringing it with me to all sorts of places is that it is a bit of a pain to lug around.  That’s right.  I’ve tried the stockRead More…

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See the light with iblazr, the external flash for your mobile device

on Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Do you like to take pictures with your mobile device but often have issues taking those pictures at night or in low light with your mobile device’s flash? Do wish there was an external flash that synchronized with the camera apps on your mobile device? The iblazr, a Kickstarter project from Vlad Tislenko, may beRead More…

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Lightscoop Deluxe for DSLR cameras review

on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews

Cameras, 35mm film or digital, can be very expensive investments.  Then you have to start buying other equipment, like lenses and filters, that add to the price.  Since most cameras built in the recent past have built-in flashes, it seems that adding a speedlight to your setup is often something that can wait until you’veRead More…

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OP/TECH USA Utility Sling Strap review

on Monday, May 13th, 2013
Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews

If you think all camera straps are the same, then think again. Did you think about it? Well, then you know that the camera strap is basically connected to the camera and hangs around your neck. Pretty simple, right?  Well, it can get a little more complicated than you think. When you consider the comfort, theRead More…

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The Fusion Plate – two camera accessories in one package

on Saturday, April 27th, 2013
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

Do you own a camera? Do you use a sling-style shoulder strap to carry that camera instead of an old-fashioned neck strap? Are you tired of screwing on and off the attachment loop to mount your camera to a tripod? The Fusion Plate camera accessory Kickstarter project may just be your solution. It’s a dual-purpose cameraRead More…

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Use the iUSBportCAMERA and your mobile device or computer to control your DSLR

on Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Earlier this year, we told you about an accessory that allows you to use your iOS device as a trigger/timer/intervalometer for your DSLR camera.  The iUSBportCAMERA accessory from HyperShop is a similar product with more features.  First of all, you can use this device with iOS and Android mobile devices or your Mac or Windows computer.Read More…