Camera gear

Hohem iSteady Mobile Plus 3-Axis Stabilizing smartphone gimbal review

REVIEW – For most of us, our phones are our point and shoot cameras and our video cameras. We use our phones to document our lives and we improve the built-in camera by using accessories like clip-on lenses and selfie sticks. But when it comes to selfie sticks, they just hold the phone at a …

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Sandmarc Film Rig for iPhone & GoPro cameras review

REVIEW – I’m always taking photos or video of something so when the chance to try out Sandmarc’s Film Rig came along, well I just had to try it out. There’s only one thing I like more than gadgets, and that’s camera gadgets! What is it? The Sandmarc Film Rig is a configurable mounting system …

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Pivo Tiny Pod camera mount review

REVIEW – I am usually interested in almost every type of gadget that is designed for videography and/or photography. These days, almost everyone has a smartphone and many people use the built-in features to shoot either videos or to take pictures or both. In response to this popularity, many companies have manufactured various kinds of …

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FlexTILT gives your tripod more flexibility

NEWS – If a tripod is a photographer’s friend, then the FlexTILT Head 2 from Edelkrone will become their BFF. The FlexTILT is a CNC machined aluminum adapter that fits between your camera and the head of the tripod to provide more functionality. Where a tripod typically only goes up and down, the FlexTILT will …

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ShiftCam Aspherical Ultra Wide Angle Lens review

REVIEW – Let me state up front: I am not a photographer—pro or serious amateur. My camera is my iPhone XS Max. I once desired a DSLR camera, but as smartphones have gotten ridiculously good at photos and videos, I gave up on that expensive quest. Which brings us to the ShiftCam Aspherical Ultra Wide …

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Peak Design has redesigned the humble tripod

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Peak Design has been one of the more successful players in the field of Kickstarter funded camera accessory companies. One of their first campaigns, a clip system that allowed a user to carry their camera hands-free either on their belt or backpack strap, was a huge success. Other successful centered around straps/slings, …

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Zhiyun 4 3-Axis Handheld Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer review

REVIEW – As a Videographer, I am always looking for ways to add versatility and enhancements to my video shoots, including ways to be totally mobile and lightweight when on the go. Sometimes, I find myself in situations where I use my smartphone to get unplanned video, but when holding it in my hands, the …

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Yolobox portable live stream studio review

REVIEW – As a videographer/photographer, I am always looking for ways to promote my business and for ways to offer more to my clients. The ability to live stream events like wedding ceremonies, business events, etc is one that I know many of my clients would find appealing because they have previously asked about it …

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Black Eye Pro Kit G4 smartphone lens kit review

REVIEW – Cell phone cameras have come a long way since the days of the first smartphone. We went from needing a brightly lit area years ago to optical zoom in today’s phones. The technology of having interchangeable lenses built into the phone hasn’t quite arrived yet, but in the meantime, there are portable options …

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SNAP! Grip Bluetooth Shutter Grip with Phone Case Review

REVIEW – As a frequent hiker and nature enthusiast, I always take my Canon camera with me to capture the great views and wildlife that is abundant here in Colorado. The problem we run into, especially on more challenging hikes, is that the camera bag and lenses really add a lot weight and sometimes affect …

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Look brighter in your video chats or vlogs with Lume Cube AIR VC

NEWS – Have you ever tried to video chat with someone, post live on Facebook or shoot a vlog, only to find that the video is muddy and dull because there simply wasn’t enough ambient light? Lume Cube, a provider of lightweight, portable lighting solutions has a solution with the Lume Cube AIR VC lighting …

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The Feelworld Master Series MA5 is a feature packed on-camera monitor

NEWS – When I am not out and about taking pictures either as a professional photographer or for my own pleasure, my other business is as a videographer. Both of these jobs require gear that is viewed as mandatory and gear that is driven by personal desire. Video gear is as expensive as photography gear …

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The Magbox Softbox may be the only softbox I will need

NEWS – Over the years I have purchased many photography softboxes that I have used in every relevant shoot to achieve the proper lighting and lighting effect. Usually, I use one Speedlite flash with a softbox, or I use a strobe flash with a softbox when I need more power which is more likely when …

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