Camera gear

I find as I am getting a little older, my hands just aren't as steady as they use to be. Now for most things this is not an issue, but for shooting videos with my iPhone, this becomes a real problem. Elephant Steady, a Kickstarter project from ADPLUS Co., hopes to help the un-steady like [...]

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You'll always have a tripod when you need it if you carry a Bottle Cap Tripod in your pocket.  The bottom is a stretchy, rubber socket that fits on the top of most any kind of water or soda bottle.  The top is a standard tripod mount that works with any camera with a tripod [...]

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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 and [...]

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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't [...]

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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 iPhone [...]

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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. [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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  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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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Velocity Clip review

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 [...]

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