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Tilt-shift focus on the cheap: The Lensbaby Composer Pro

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Sunday, April 27th, 2014
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

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 lensRead More…

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Kamerar KamPro Handle Kit review

on Monday, April 14th, 2014

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.

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Now they’re just enabling you: GabbaGoods #TheSelfie Camera Remote Shutter Release

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

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 toRead More…

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iPhone selfies made easier with the HISY Wireless Smartphone Selfie Remote

on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

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 forRead More…

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Find Bigfoot and ghosts with your iPhone

on Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

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 ofRead More…

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Remote Control camera shutter release that swings both ways

on Sunday, December 15th, 2013

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 capacityRead More…

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Live in the moment and not behind a lens with the Autographer wearable camera

on Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

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 ofRead More…

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Coastermatic custom stone coasters review

on Monday, October 21st, 2013
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

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.

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Image quality evaluation – how does your device score?

By: Leah Hallett
on Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

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.Read More…

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Selfies and group pics made easier with the Looq Remote Shutter

on Sunday, October 13th, 2013

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 builtRead More…

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Tablet atop a tripod – my screen’s bigger than your screen

By: Leah Hallett
on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

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 checkRead More…

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Grip & Shoot System iPhone holder review

on Friday, September 20th, 2013

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 setRead More…

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Photoshop CC plus Lightroom 5, $9.99 a month, for life?

By: Leah Hallett
on Friday, September 13th, 2013
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

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 dropRead More…

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Sony changes form and future of mirrorless cameras plus three new lenses

By: Leah Hallett
on Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

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 shoutRead More…

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Olympus OMD E-M1 photos and hands-on video leaked

By: Leah Hallett
on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

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 evenRead More…

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Luxi converts your iPhone into an incident light meter

By: Leah Hallett
on Monday, August 19th, 2013

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.  TheRead More…

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Leonardo, an advanced photo editor app for iPad and iPhone

By: Leah Hallett
on Sunday, August 11th, 2013

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-featuredRead More…

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AllPuter.com’s 3-in-1 Shutter Grip is a handy photography gadget for your iPhone

on Friday, July 12th, 2013

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 buttonsRead More…

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Muku Labs Muku Shuttr remote shutter release review

on Thursday, July 11th, 2013

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 easierRead 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’veRead More…

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Is the new Canon EOS 70D a home-run for Canon?

By: Leah Hallett
on Thursday, July 4th, 2013

Canon have put themselves back in the game with the release of their latest innovative 20.2 Megapixel APS-C DSLR, the EOS 70D.  Due to be released on or possibly before September 13.  The 70D features a new ‘Dual Pixel CMOS AF’ sensor that is receiving very positive (pre-production) reviews.  The new ‘on-chip technology’ (new phase detection autofocus that utilizes theRead More…

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Pixuru smartphone app and digital printing service review

on Monday, July 1st, 2013

Pixuru (Pix-sue-roo) is an iOS and Android app that allows you to easily turn your snapshots from Facebook, Instagram and your phone’s image gallery into real canvas, wood, metal or framed prints. They offered to let me try out their app and print service, so let’s check out the results.

Use your 37mm DSLR lenses with your Samsung Galaxy S4

on Sunday, June 9th, 2013
Posted in: Android related, News

The Conversion Adapter Kit for using 37mm DSLR/SLR Lenses on Galaxy S4 from Allputer.com takes Samsung’s latest high end smartphone’s built in camera to the next level. The adapter has been designed as a simple screw down clamp that fits on the back of the phone and provides a threaded socket for your existing 37mm lenses orRead More…

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Eye-Fi simplifies getting your pictures from your camera to your mobile device

on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
Posted in: Camera Gear, News, Wireless

We’ve reviewed several Eye-Fi cards at The Gadgeteer.  They are a great way to add WiFi capabilities to a camera that doesn’t have it already, and they greatly simplify getting your pictures to your computer for editing and storage.  What if you’d rather have them transfer directly to your smart phone or tablet?  Eye-Fi cardsRead More…

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Turtleback has launched the TurtleShell for Samsung Galaxy Note II

on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Do you still carry around a dedicated point and shoot camera, or are you one of the many people who now use their mobile device as their every day camera? If you answered yes to that question and your mobile device happens to be the Samsung Galaxy Note II, you might be interested in theRead More…