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The Lensbaby Composer Pro is an intriguing solution to selecting the perfect focus spot in your composition.  Available in mounts for several ILC and dSLR cameras, it is a fully manual lens with a manual aperture control and swivel lens.  The aperture settings will determine the width of the in-focus area and the swivel lens [...]

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The GoPro action cameras are synonymous with capturing exciting video.  But what if you want to hold the tiny camera instead of strapping to your helmet or the handlebars on your bike?  The Kamerar KamPro Handle Kit is a flexible and clever way to do just that. Inside the KamPro Handle Kit is a neatly [...]

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The selfie craze has swept the nation, it has been determined that some people are even addicted to taking selfies.  With smartphones having front-facing cameras, I guess this phenomenon was pretty much inevitable.  Heck, I was taking selfies with my little Olympus Stylus pocket film camera back in the 1980's, when I'd actually have to [...]

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For all those selfie addicts out there who can't go even one day without posting a picture of themselves to Facebook or Instagram, I have a tiny gadget that will make it even easier for you to annoy all your friends with your attention seeking photo habits. It's the HISY Wireless Smartphone Selfie Remote for [...]

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If you're a fan of the Ghost Hunters and Finding Bigfoot TV shows, you are already familiar with thermal imaging cameras. For those of you who don't watch those shows, a thermal imaging camera otherwise known as a FLIR, makes invisible heat sources visible to our eyes. FLIR cameras are traditionally very expensive pieces of [...]

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Snapping selfies and group shots with your smartphone at arm's length can be a real hassle. But the Remote Control / Camera Shutter Self-Timer for iOS / Android from Allputer.com makes it easy and what's better is that it works with both iOS and Android devices. It features a built-in rechargeable lithium battery that has the capacity [...]

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The Autographer is a 5MP wearable camera that features a 136° wide angle lens, 8GB internal memory, Bluetooth, GPS and 5 sensors (Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Temperature, Color sensor and PIR motion detector) for hands-free image capture. The sensors tell the camera when to take a picture so you can experience the moments as they happen instead of [...]

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Uploading a bunch of cool pix to Instagram is nice, but how can you enjoy those pictures when you're not online? Enter Coastermatic, a company that will print your favorite Instagram images on stone coasters which you can view and use every day. Let's check out the ordering process and the end result. Note: Images [...]

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These days everyone and their mother has a camera, be it cell phone, pocketable point-and-shoot, or expensive DSLR with interchangeable lenses. The more discerning (geeky) photographer who is on the prowl for a new device will want to find a credible independent source for image quality testing. I have found such a place, DxO Lab’s DxOMark. [...]

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We've seen these arm length phone holders before that allow you to get your phone out in front of you so that you can take a self portrait or a pictures of you with your BFFs. The Looq Remote Shutter adds an extra feature with the addition of a remote shutter button that is built [...]

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AllPuter.com is offering the Tablet / iPad Holder / Mount w/ Adapter Ready for Camera Tripod that transforms your tablet into a tripod-mounted camera with an extra-large viewing screen.  Taking photos of family and friends from a tripod inevitably leads to a small crowd of eyeballs glaring down on the tiny camera LCD screen to review the pictures; everyone wants to check [...]

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Camera phones have taken over as the go-to image maker for most folks. Now that the quality of the pictures created is good enough to replace your old point-and-shoot, there's still one thing that hampers good photographic technique: holding the camera in landscape mode. Most cameras - I mean smartphones - tend to be set [...]

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Adobe has received a huge backlash of negative comments from current users of Photoshop CS about expensive Creative Cloud pricing.  In an effort to make numerous frugal photographers happy, actually let’s say less upset, Adobe is throwing current users a "bone-us". During a recent Photoshop World conference in Las Vegas, Adobe announced a significant drop [...]

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A New Sony DSLR camera was announced today - but hold on, it only “looks” like a DSLR.  The Sony A3000 is actually an E-mount mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera cloaked as a DSLR.  If you want a mirrorless that has a wrap-your-fingers-around proper DSLR-type handgrip, this might be an interesting choice.  The specs look pretty good, but definitely shout [...]

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A prominent gear-related site was recently hacked, and a link to a “hands-on” video by Olympus technical specialist Rick Sasserath was leaked. The video demonstrated the not yet released Olympus OMD E-M1.  It has since been removed, but stills from the video are easily found.  If you do a search, it’s still possible to even [...]

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The Luxi, created by Extrasensary Devices, takes the light meter app for iPhones one step further by adding an actual physical adapter.  Professional hand held light meters tend to be bulky and expensive.  Luxi is a small inexpensive adapter that manages to do the same thing as a professional meter – help capture a well exposed photo.  The [...]

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Have you often wished for an image editor app with a magic wand tool to make selective image adjustments for your iPhone or iPad?  Do you long to post process your iOS device photos using more sophisticated tools like a clone tool, text tool or paint tool with adjustable brush sizes and hardness?  Leonardo, a full-featured [...]

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The 3-in-1 Shutter Grip from Allputer.com looks like a perfect accessory for picture snapping iPhone owners. Designed for the iPhone 4, 4S and 5, the Shutter Grip provides 3 functions. First of all the iPhone snaps into the grip to offer a more secure hold while capturing video and shooting pictures. The grip has 3 buttons [...]

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Muku means “passion” in Croatian and “clean” and “simple” in Japanese. That name fits the Muku Shuttr very well. What is it? It's a small keychain sized fob which uses Bluetooth to pair with iPhones and a variety of Android smartphones to provide a remote shutter release for the built-in camera app. It offers an easier [...]

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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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