Julian Perry

The Vello DSLR Battery Grip adds life and safety to your shoot

One of the worst experiences for a photographer/videographer is being in the middle of a shoot with your trusty DSLR camera, and you run out of power. While this sounds like a simple issue, it occurs very often and usually at the most inappropriate time. As professionals we strive our best to not let this …

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The Benro 75mm Hi-Hat tripod keeps your camera as low as it can go

When I am in the studio “messing around” with macro photography trying to use various objects to produce an amazing photo, I often use a tabletop as my platform. The object would be on the tabletop, and I use my DSLR mounted to a full-size tripod. This can be a pain sometimes when I have …

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The new Nikon D850 DSLR Camera – Is it the best in its class?

By now, all of our Gadgeteer readers that have been following my news stories know that I am a Canon guy. However, in this news stories series, I will focus on DSLR cameras from various manufacturers. The Nikon D850 DSLR Camera “brings to the table”, a combination of great photography capabilities along with nice movie …

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The Benro Aero 2 Video Travel Angel Tripod Kit is ready for your next adventure

For those of you that have been following my news stories, you know that I have been on a quest to research and find a travel tripod that is the perfect fit for me. The next travel tripod that I am looking at is the Benro Aero 2 Video Travel Angel Tripod Kit. This is …

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Trilens wearable three lens holder review

A few weeks ago, I wrote a news story on an innovative piece of photography gear called Trilens. Our readers commented and I promised an in-depth review if possible. Friidesigns is the company that makes the Trilens, and they responded by sending a sample for just such a review. So, here goes: What is it? …

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Yongnuo YN 50mm f/1.8 Lens for Canon EF is a good contender

Every photographer I know, including yours truly, has spent more money than we care to remember on lenses, all in an effort to get better pictures. When we “follow the crowd” and purchase the brand name lenses, we are usually mostly satisfied, and we just start saving for the next purchase. In many cases, our …

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The Canon IVY Mini Photo Printer – print your photos where you want and when you want

For those of us that like to be able to print photos on the go, there are a few options available to do just that task. A couple of days ago, I read about the Canon IVY Mini Photo Printer. It is primarily geared towards printing on the go from your Smartphone or tablet. It …

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Manfrotto XPRO Over 4-Section Aluminum Monopod with 234RC Tilt Head Kit is ready for every opportunity

Filmmakers, videographers and photographers alike always hope to have the right equipment on hand, when an opportunity for a once in a lifetime shot comes along. There are times when we either go to the most difficult terrain, or the tightest places to get our shot. On many occasions, I have found that a monopod …

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The Genie Motion Control Time-Lapse Device from Syrp has all the right moves

As I continue the conversation on camera sliders and time lapse devices, I do recall someone mentioning the Genie from Syrp as part of the discussion from one of my previous news stories. The Genie Motion Control Time-Lapse Device from Syrp is a relatively small device as a cube that is 4 inches all around, …

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Yongnuo Speedlite YN600EX-RT II for Canon Cameras may just be the right flash for you

Flash photography is frequently used by photographers both indoors and outdoors for many types of photography. Indoors, flashes can be used for portrait photography, some types of product photography, and most other types of indoor events. The cost of on-camera flashes ranges from less than $100 to over $1000, varying by type, and features, and …

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Aicook Blender, 15-Piece Smoothie Blender Mixer review

What is it? The Aicook 15-Piece Blender is a portable blender that is designed to blend fruits, and vegetables, and many other ingredients that are used to create smoothies or health drinks, etc. What’s in the box Package contents: 1 x High torque power (Base unit) 1 x Stainless steel flat blade 1 x Stainless …

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The MeFOTO GlobeTrotter Air Travel Tripod: Don’t leave home without it.

For those of us who pursue the adventures associated with photography and videography, traveling light is a must. We have to take so much gear in anticipation of what we might get the opportunity to shoot, that every little reduction counts. One way to reduce weight and bulk is by using a compact lightweight tripod …

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The B-Grip EVO Camera Belt Grip can handle the load

Within the photography industry, there are many companies that make similar products, making the choices that are right for you, very hard to make. Recently, I wrote a few news stories on photography gear belts, and I have continued to try out different makes and models for fit, finish, strength and efficiency. The B-Grip EVO …

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