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GoPro LCD BackPac for HD Hero and HD Hero2 Review

on Monday, June 11th, 2012

In my review of the GoPro HD Hero2 (see related links), I mentioned that there was no viewfinder included with the the standard package.  Now while many people using this unit for extreme sports may not find that this is an issue, my usage means I want the ability to be frame my shots, whetherRead More…


Unofficial Hotshoe for the Sony NEX-5/5N

on Monday, April 30th, 2012
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

Have a Sony NEX-5/5N?  Don’t you just wish it had an actual hotshoe instead of Sony’s proprietary accessory port?  NEX Pro Shop just released an unofficial hotshoe adapter to fit in your Sony NEX-5/5N.  The Shadow allows you to connect an off camera flash and have it triggered by the NEX-5/5N.  It’s priced at $79.99Read More…


Gariz Sony NEX-5n Half-Case Review

on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews

Throughout 2011 I pondered whether or not I should upgrade from my Nikon d90 dSLR behemoth to a MILC with better camera-tech stuffed into a much smaller, lighter form factor. The main reason I wanted to upgrade was portability.  Due to its weight and size, I never took my d90 anywhere. For my trip toRead More…

The Slingshot Shoots Video, Not Rocks

on Monday, April 16th, 2012
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

Smartphone cameras are becoming better and better, and more people are using them to take photos and video.  The smaller physical format of smartphones isn’t overly conducive as a camera however, and a new Kickstarter project attempts to address this. The Slingshot from professional photographer and design engineer Charles Waugh is a flexible frame thatRead More…


You say Tamaggo, I say Tamarggo…360° Handheld Pictures

on Saturday, March 31st, 2012
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

Scheduled for release later this  year, the Tamagoo 360-imager is capable of taking panoramas in sky/ground, horizontal or vertical panoramic planes.  With a 14MP sensor, 2″ LCD touch screen and built-in WiFi, the unit is 92 x 55.8 x 61.1mm and weighs in at around 190g. Once processed, you can create fully-navigable panoramas and share them directly fromRead More…


EasyTag EasyTagger GPS Unit for Nikon Cameras Review

on Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
Posted in: Camera Gear, GPS, Reviews

I have a couple of Nikon DSLR cameras that I use for personal and Gadgeteer photography.  Nikon cameras aren’t cheap, but hey – not every camera is mentioned in song, either.  Accessories, especially the Nikon-branded ones, aren’t cheap, either.  I’ve been slowly collecting studio lights, flashes for the hot shoe, filters – you get theRead More…


Camera USB Drive from Photojojo

on Saturday, March 17th, 2012
Posted in: Camera Gear, Gear, News

This has to be the cutest USB drive I’ve seen, and it is a perfect gift for the photographers in your life.  This Camera USB Drive from Photojojo looks like a DSLR, available in your choice of Nikon or Canon camera style.  The lens removes to expose the 4GB USB stick.  It’s 2″ wide XRead More…


Vintage-fun with the Holga iPhone Filter Wheel

on Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

If you have a smartphone, you probably have or have seen additional photo apps to alter the state of your pictures.  With Lomo and vintage-style photos being such a craze, HolgaDirect has put out the SLFT-IP4 case and filter mount compatible with the iPhone 4 and 4S that will aid the amateur hipster photographer withoutRead More…


Capture Camera Clip System Review

on Sunday, December 11th, 2011
Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews

As an amateur photographer, I always like carrying around my DSLR camera everywhere I go.  At first I used the strap that came with the camera, but that wasn’t comfortable and the strap always got in the way when I lifted the camera up.  Then I changed to a sling type strap, but I didn’t likeRead More…


Turn Your iPhone into a Point-and-Shoot Camera with POPA

on Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

The iPhone 4 and 4S have good cameras, but the iPhone can be a bit difficult to use when taking photos.  The iOS 5 update made it easier by enabling the volume-up bottom as the shutter release, but the uncased iPhone can be slippery to hold on to because of its sleek design.  The POPARead More…

The new Lens Loop Camera Strap ends the Around The Neck Lug Your Camera around problems

LensLoop Camera Strap Review

By: Elizabeth Daugherty
on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011
Posted in: Camera Gear, Gear, Reviews

I hate to sound like Andy Rooney but have you ever noticed those bulky camera straps that hang around your neck?  They’re supposed to hold your camera and supposed to allow you to port your camera about and it’s supposed to be easy.  Have you ever noticed how heavy and bulky wearing your camera aroundRead More…

Sniper- Strap Pro Packaging

Sun-Sniper Sniper-Strap Pro Camera Strap Review

By: Brett Cooper
on Tuesday, November 1st, 2011
Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews

I am an avid digital photographer, and I love to bring my DSLR with me where ever I go. I take great pictures that help me create memories that will last forever.  But I, like many of my photography-loving friends, hate carrying the added weight of my DSLR around my neck. I am also self-consciousRead More…


Tiltpod Camera Support – Not a tripod

on Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

The tripod is one of the great accessories for your camera for rock steady photos, low light/night shots, and also to get yourself in the picture.  The problem is even a miniature tripod is a pain to carry around with you and dig out and attach when you need it.  The Tiltpod hopes to alleviate this issue. ConsistingRead More…


Carry Your DSLR Hands-free with the Black Widow Holster

on Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

Keeping your camera at the ready can be a pain in the neck – literally.  A camera that feels light in your hand can feel like it’s breaking your neck after wearing it on a neck strap for a while.  Spider Holster makes camera carrying systems, including the Black Widow Holster designed for entry toRead More…


CineSkates – Get ya (camera’s) skates on

on Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

Just new on Kickstarter but already fully funded in just over a day CineSkates is a set of three wheels that attaches to a Gorillapod Focus tripod and enables fluid, rolling video in an ultra-portable package. “CineSkates can produce shots that have previously been impossible or only possible with bulky and expensive equipment. Here are aRead More…


Spherical Panorama Photography Made Easy

on Thursday, August 25th, 2011
Posted in: Camera Gear

This camera mount from Novoflex is designed to work with certain fisheye lenses to make spherical panoramic photography a snap.  The VR-System SLANT mount holds the camera at an angle that makes it possible to get a complete spherical panorama for internet applications like virtual tours with only 3 or 4 overlapping exposures.  It worksRead More…


Timbuk2 Snoop is Back (Pack)

on Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Those who follow The Gadgeteer will know that Timbuk2 is one of those products that always get favourable reviews.  Hot on the tail of their Snoop Messenger, Timbuk2 has released their Snoop Backpack. With adjustable inserts, pockets galore for all your camera accessories, tripod straps and even a padded notebook compartment for up to aRead More…


Capture your DSLR with a Capture Camera Clip System

on Sunday, August 7th, 2011
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

All photographers will agree that carrying a DSLR camera with a shoulder strap gets pretty annoying when your hand gets tangled up with the strap just when you want to snap a shot.  I first saw the Capture Camera Clip System on Kickstarter and it looked great.  The idea was simple.  Make a clip thatRead More…


Turn Your iPhone Into a DSLR

on Friday, July 8th, 2011

I read a recent story over on SlashGear that iPhone is the most-used camera for pictures posted on Flickr right now.  After all, many people say that best camera is the one you have with you, and most people have a phone with them.  I saw an item for sale on Photojojo that will allowRead More…

Shoot from the Hip with the Flipbac Angle Viewfinder

on Saturday, April 30th, 2011
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

Do you ever get frustrated feeling like you miss the big picture because you always have your eye glued to a camera viewfinder?  If you have kids, does it seem all your photos show them at an angle, because using the viewfinder to frame the shot requires you to shoot downward (or lay on theRead More…


Get a Grip on Your Camera with the Flipbac Camera Grips

on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

Most small digital cameras seem to be about the size and shape of a deck of cards these days.  That’s nice for fitting it into your gear bag, but most of those cameras are flat, smooth, and slippery – and hard to hold.  Flipbac Innovations has developed a grip – inspired by the built-in gripsRead More…


Special Holiday Pricing for Professor Kobre’s Lightscoop

on Tuesday, December 21st, 2010
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

Last year, I had the opportunity to review Professor Kobre’s Lightscoop – an accessory for cameras with a pop-up flash.  The Lightscoop is designed to redirect the harsh, direct light of the pop-up flash to the ceiling to wash the scene was a softer, more even light.  It worked great with my Nikon D80 toRead More…


Timbuk2 Snoop Camera Messenger Bag Review

By: Andy Simmons
on Sunday, December 19th, 2010

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard it said that the number one way to make yourself a robbery target while on vacation is to walk around with very obvious expensive camera gear.  That neck strap that has the brand name of your camera emblazoned across it in bright colors, and theRead More…


HandlePod Camera Stabilizer Review

By: Andy Simmons
on Sunday, November 21st, 2010
Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews

One of the first good “tricks” that budding photographers learn is that good, sharp pictures often require a tripod, or at the very least, require the photographer to brace him or herself against something solid to reduce camera shake.  Unfortunately, this just isn’t possible in many situations, and otherwise good pictures are sometimes ruined becauseRead More…


iSteady Shot ARC Camera Stabilizer for iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS

on Monday, November 8th, 2010

About a year ago, Julie told you about the iSteady camera stabilizer for iPhone and iPod nano.  After some time and some changes, the iSteady Shot ARC is available to pre-order.  This camera stabilizer supports your iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS while you take videos and eliminates the shakes and jitters you often get withRead More…