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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 and Read 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 back 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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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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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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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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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 Mini Read 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 see Read 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 stock Read 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 be Read 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’ve Read 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, the Read 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 camera Read 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…

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The Satechi Bluetooth Smart Trigger and an iOS app gives you expanded control over your DSLR camera

on Thursday, February 28th, 2013

The Bluetooth Smart Trigger from Satechi slides onto the hot shoe of your Canon, Nikon, or Pentax DSLR camera and adds new dimensions to how you can use the camera.  The Smart Trigger uses Bluetooth 4.0 technology to pair with your iPhone (4S or 5) or iPad (3 or mini); an iOS app then turns Read More…

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Y didn’t I think of that – Giotto’s YTL Series Premium Tripod

on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

If you love your photography then you’ll know that sometimes a tripod is a must have.  But they’re such a pain to carry around and often too bulky to conveniently take with you just in case you need it.  Well Giottos has just released their YTL Premium Series of tripods. By using a Y-shaped centre Read More…

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Carry Speed DS-SLIM Camera Sling Strap review

on Saturday, December 29th, 2012
Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews

For photographers, one of the most important yet oft-overlooked accessories may be the humble camera strap.  It must be seamlessly functional,  comfortable, easily adjustable, and quickly attached to your camera.  Tall order!  Does Carry Speed fit its billing as “The Most Advanced Camera Strap System?”

Birders’ paradise – Remotely capture beautiful photos of birds with your iPhone or GoPro camera

on Friday, November 30th, 2012

This bird feeder station from Kickstarter hides a camera inside so you can see and capture images and video of the birds that visit it.  The Bird Photo Booth is just an enclosure with macro and polarizing lenses included (others are planned for future release);  you have to put your iPhone, iPod touch, or GoPro Read More…

VectorMount for GoPro – Centrifugal fun

on Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Point of view (POV) cameras are all the rage now, and it seems that new models from manufacturers are popping up all over the place.  Being able to take POV footage is great, but sometimes the footage from a static mounting position can get a bit boring. How do you make your footage stand out Read More…

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Sun Sniper “The Strap Surfer” review

on Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Sun Sniper is a company out of Germany that specializes in innovative camera holders and straps. Their Strap Surfer is designed to integrate  with your messenger-style camera bag to give you a quick and secure solution for safely storing your camera while keeping it quickly ready for use.  How well does it work ?  Read on.

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ReadyCap Camera Lens Cap Holder review

on Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews

After many years as an über-amateur photographer, this past spring I finally took the plunge into the SLR world, upgrading my trusty point-and-shoot to a Nikon D5100.  I quite like this camera, and I haven’t even scratched the surface of its features, much less really learned anything about stuff like composition and lighting all that.  Read More…

SOLOSHOT – Get yourself in the action

on Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Can’t find a camera person willing to film all your heroic exploits?  SOLOSHOT has you covered. The SOLOSHOT sits between your camera and tripod (included) and uses a wireless waterproof armband to track its subject.  It’s capable of rotating 360 degrees with a maximum pan speed of 40 degrees per second. Range is up to Read More…

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GoPro App available (finally)

on Saturday, October 13th, 2012

After a long wait, GoPro has finally released their app for controlling your GoPro via your smartphone or tablet with their WiFi BacPac. The current version of the app gives you full control of your camera settings and live previews. However, it’s still not all picture perfect.   The additional functions – like being able to share Read More…