Camera gear

SmallRig FreeBlazer Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit review – solid specs, sturdy construction, good value

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REVIEW – A solid tripod system is crucial for any kind of video or film production. While handheld shooting is increasingly popular all the time, there is still going to be a need for a solid tripod setup. There are many manufacturers with endless combinations of tripod heads & legs to choose from, so which […]

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Peak Design Slide camera strap review

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REVIEW – I am well acquainted with numerous products from Peak Design, ranging from their travel bags and gear to some of their photography-focused items. Therefore, I was eager to evaluate the Peak Design Slide, specifically in the Ash colorway, alongside the other two Peak Design camera straps that I already owned. What is it?

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Hollyland Mars M1 Enhanced Monitor review – Enhanced 5.5″ wireless transceiver video monitor

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REVIEW – Ever since I tested and reviewed the Hollyland Mars 4k Transmitter/Receiver kit, I became a fan of their products. I use the kit every week in my studio and on the go at my church every Sunday. I also carry my Oukitel Tablet with me so I can remotely monitor the video transmission.

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Smallrig FreeRover AP-100 carbon fiber tripod review – light and fast!

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REVIEW – I am, at best, an amateur photographer. I don’t have a lot of fancy equipment. I do have what I consider to be a good camera but my tripod was getting long in the tooth. One of the legs just flops around willy-nilly and I have to take apart the head numerous times

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Xinfrared One XH09 thermal camera review – see like an enhanced ninja!

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REVIEW – The cost of thermal imaging cameras is decreasing rapidly as the technology to produce them is refined and the supply is increasing. But more than being an example of macroeconomics these cameras are super useful, always gaining new features, and are now available as accessories for smartphones. I have an Xinfrared One XH09

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Pivo Max smart gimbal review – AI powered video capture

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REVIEW – Learning new things is difficult. Improving on them takes looking at your performance objectively, or having a coach who will do so. With today’s video technology, you can now video your performance and review it later, but what if you move around? Enter the Pivo Max, a moving “smart gimbal” for your smart

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SANDMARC Microscope lens review – Get up close and personal with your photography

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REVIEW – Ever since my dad won a photography contest by taking a close-up photo of a dandelion when I was a kid, I’ve been interested in macro photography. A macro mode has been a must-have feature when upgrading/buying new phones because, for many years now, my phone has become my daily camera, even for

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Lume Cube Ring Light Mini and Ring Light Pro review

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REVIEW – There is a lot of content production that goes on in my household. Between the photography, videography, and related social media content creation for various online platforms, we have a lot of lighting needs and in some cases a need for good portable lighting. We use several types of lighting and we have

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Sirui unveils revolutionary Sniper autofocus lenses and Saturn full frame anamorphic lenses for cinematography enthusiasts

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SPONSORED NEWS – Sirui, a renowned name in the world of imaging and optics, has once again pushed the boundaries of innovation with the release of two groundbreaking lenses – the Sirui Sniper Autofocus APS-C Lenses and the Sirui Saturn Full-frame Carbon Fiber Anamorphic Lens. These cutting-edge additions to the Sirui lens lineup promise to

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Lume Cube Flex Light Pro review – My favorite lighting for video and photography

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REVIEW – When it comes to capturing video and images, one of the most important things that you need is good lighting. Today I am going to tell you about the Lume Cube Flex Light Pro creator lighting system. It has turned out to be my favorite lighting system that I’ve tried so far. Let’s

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Hohem iSteady MT2 gimbal review – Motion pictures without the motion

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REVIEW – In what seems like a lifetime ago, I intended to make photography/videography my business and not just a hobby.  Real life kicked in, though, and I had to get a job that made more than $100 every few weeks taking the odd wedding pictures.  My plans were lost to time until a few

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