Camera gear

MOZA Aircross2 DSLR gimbal stabilizer review

REVIEW – Gimbals started as a way to stabilize your video footage. However, today’s gimbals offer many more features than just stable video footage. The Moza Aircross2 gimbal stabilizer had some cool features that I just had to try out. What is it? The Aircross2 gimbal stabilizer is a camera stabilizer with up to 7lbs/3.2kg …

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FeiyuTech AK2000C 3 Axis Handheld Stabilizer Gimbal Review

REVIEW – I started shooting videos back in my inline street skating days where we would skate alongside our rollerblading buddies as they skated a line going from trick to trick. So, filming with an actual video camera with a built-in scene stabilizer really helped to steady the footage as we skated on streets with …

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Edgee Follow review – A virtual cameraman that tracks your movement

REVIEW – If you enjoy creating video content, you know that unless you are lucky enough to have your own dedicated camera person who can follow you around, you will have to remain in one place while you are being recorded. But there’s an inexpensive solution to that problem. Follow by Edgee lets you be …

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Pictar Home Studio Pro Kit review – iPhone photography as simple or as complicated as you want it to be

REVIEW – It’s no secret that smartphone photography is killing the camera business—at least the point-and-shoot cameras. DSLR cameras used by professional and serious amateur photographers will never go away, but companies like Pictar are trying to lure the DSLR fan into smartphone photography by providing apps and gadgets to make the smartphone (in this …

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Hohem iSteady X review – shots are nimble with this gimbal

REVIEW – The stability, smooth motion, and cinematic techniques available with a cell phone gimbal improve the quality of videos shot on this platform. In late 2020, the Hohem iSteady X is the top seller in cell phone handheld gimbals and stabilizers. I have one to review. Read on to see what I think! What …

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This gadget helps your Apple Watch do more than just tell time

NEWS – If you’ve ever wanted to turn your Apple Watch into a viewfinder display for your iPhone while using a selfie stick, then today is your lucky day. The Ulanzi ST-09 Phone Tripod Mount for Apple Watch (wow, that’s a mouthful) puts your Apple Watch in the perfect spot for using your iPhone’s primary …

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Orangemonkie Foldio3 + Foldio360 portable photo studio review

REVIEW – What is the most important element that you need to have in order to take great product photos? Lighting. But the problem with lighting is that it can cause harsh shadows. That’s where a tabletop photo studio can really make a big difference and today I want to show you the Orangemonkie Foldio3 …

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ZHIYUN Smooth XS Phone Gimbal Stabilizer review

REVIEW – If you think selfie sticks are awesome accessories for your phone, then you will want to check out the ZHIYUN Smooth XS Phone Gimbal Stabilizer. It’s a selfie stick on steroids. Let’s check it out. What is it? The Smooth XS Phone Gimbal Stabilizer from ZHIYUN is a handheld (or tripod mounted) selfie …

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Foldio360 Smart Dome photo studio – Notable crowdfunding campaign

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Photography ranks right up there with writing about gadgets on my list of favorite activities. For me, photography and reviewing gadgets go hand in hand because reviews need to have great product images. For that reason, I’ve tried different tabletop photo studios including the Orangemonkie Foldio2 foldable photo studio that I reviewed …

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Polaroid Hi-Print 2×3 Pocket Photo Printer review

REVIEW – Like many people, I take a lot of pictures with my smartphone. I enjoy my photos by adding them to my (analog) journal and to do that, I have used small photo printers that print 2 x 3 inch photo stickers. I’ve been using printers like the Polaroid Zip and the HP Sprocket …

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SandMarc ProLight RGB review

REVIEW – With the huge improvements in camera phones lately, the procedures for getting better shots have migrated from the “megapixel/lens” level of discussion to such perennial photography topics as light quality management and filters. To this end, SandMarc has recently released two light sources that promise much more control over some of these issues. …

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Smartta SliderMini 2 motorized camera slider review

REVIEW – There are many types of gear that photographers and videographers use to capture different types of scenes and footage. One such device is a slider that can be used for great video, including time-lapse footage, video with movement and interest, etc. Over the years, I have purchased 2 quite expensive motorized sliders that …

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GIM 19″ inch adjustable 48W ring light review

REVIEW – If you have ever taken headshot photos for someone or even turned the camera on yourself for your own self portrait, then you know that proper lighting makes the resulting pictures look so much better. Let’s face it, photography needs light and having a well illuminated and pleasing light source is a major …

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