Camera gear

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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 [...]

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camcuff

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 [...]

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echoniner-deeluxcamerastrap

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 [...]

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mutt-mount

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 [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, News, Outdoor Gear, Pet Gadgets
isnapx-camera-remote-ios

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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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Camera Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
peakdesign_capturecameraclipv2_00

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 [...]

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iblazr mobile device flash -1

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 [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Camera Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
lightscoop-deluxe-1

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Fushion Plate

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 [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, News
iusbportcamera

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. [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Camera Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Wireless
satechi-BT-smart-trigger-for-cameras

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 [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Camera Gear, News
goitto ytl tripod

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 [...]

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carryspeed-camerastrap_21

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?" Click any image to enlarge. Carry Speed offers several different [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, News, Outdoor Gear
sunsniper1

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. The Strap [...]

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readycap01

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.  [...]

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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 [...]

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GoPro App available (finally)

goproapp

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 [...]

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