Camera gear

The Impact 4 Socket Fluorescent Fixture gives the right light for the right mood

Getting back to the subject of lighting, those of us in the photography and videography industry are forever working with lights and looking for the “right” light or lighting fixture. Different types of lights offer different positive and negative characteristics, including the ability to create moods and effects. For example, there is a difference in …

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The Wireless ShutterBoss III Remote Switch with Digital Timer from Vello offers great remote control for your DSLR

When I am working on Macro Photography, or when I need to place my camera some distance away from me and remain out of the way to get a photo, a wireless remote shutter switch is the ideal tool. It is also great to use to start and stop programmed time-lapse photos. The Wireless ShutterBoss …

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The Ouh Snap SnapBag Daily review

Whether you are an amateur or professional photographer, there are always days when you need to travel light and without any bulky backpack. You just need to take along a basic camera with a couple of lens, or maybe even a small video camera. You also need space for the other knickknacks that you would …

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The Fat Gecko Camera and Camcorder Mount will keep your weighty cameras safe

Another one of my passions is writing, filming and producing short films. I have only worked on one so far, but I have several more planned for the future. One of my scripts includes a scene in an SUV, where I need to mount sizeable and somewhat weighty video cameras at various positions on the …

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The GVB Gear Compact Daylight On-Camera Light may just be your go to light when on the go!

Whether you are an aspiring or professional photographer/videographer, or just enthusiastic about capturing photos and video, there are likely many occasions when you just grab your camera as you head out of the door, with the anticipation of capturing a great photo or some good footage. Whenever I do the same, I always seem to …

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The LENSKIRT Flexible Lens Hood makes shooting through glass easier

For those of us photographers and videographers who enjoy shooting cityscapes, or aquariums, or other types of photography that may require us to shoot through glass, the challenge of light reflections is a real one. If this challenge is not managed correctly, the “stray” light will definitely show up in your photo, and may not …

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The Lowepro ProTactic 450 AW Camera Backpack may just be the right fit for your gear

Continuing on my search for the perfect backpack for my photography gear, I have been looking at the Lowepro ProTactic 450 AW Camera Backpack. This backpack can hold 1 to 2 DSLR camera bodies, a large lens like a 70-200mm attached, up to a 15-inch laptop, an additional 8 lenses, a tripod on the exterior …

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The Yongnuo YN-24EX TTL Macro Flash for Canon Cameras is flashy but not pricey

Once again, Yongnuo is making a difference in the photography industry with another one of their photography products. The Yongnuo YN-24EX TTL Macro Flash for Canon Cameras is a great product that works very well, and is priced less than 1/5 the cost of the Canon macro twin flash. I own this twin flash, and …

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The Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head aims to travel light

Getting back for a moment to the news stories about travel tripods, there is a new release coming soon to join the existing bunch of existing solutions. The Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head (Lever Locks, Sony Alpha Edition), is a relatively compact travel tripod measuring 59.1 inches when fully extended, but …

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The Manfrotto Pro Light Cinematic Backpack Balance can carry it all

So for this episode of “I am still desperately trying to find the right photography gear bag for myself”; I am focusing on a new bag just released by Manfrotto. Although specifically designed to accommodate a fully set up Ronin M/MX, the Manfrotto Pro Light Cinematic Backpack Balance seems to be a bag that may …

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The Octopus.Camera OctoPad Universal Weighted Support Base with Removable Ball-Joint Head can really get down

Recently, I have been on a search for several types of photography and videography gear, and I have been focusing on a few specific types of gear. Monopods and tripods have been a major part of that focus. There are times when we have some very unique shooting requirements, and the standard tripod or monopod …

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The Olloclip Mobile Photography Box set is the lens accessory your iPhone X deserves

Olloclip was one of the first ever quick-connect lens systems for iPhone featuring fisheye, wide-angle and macro lenses. I owned the first version for the iPhone 4S. I really liked being able to attach different lenses to my iPhone. And I was able to take some really cool photos. Fast forward a few years to …

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The iFootage Cobra 2 C180 Carbon Fiber Monopod is a nice addition to your photo/video gear

Staying on the subject of monopods, I found another interesting one that I think is worth mentioning, and has its own place in the photo/video gear box. The iFootage Cobra 2 C180 Carbon Fiber Monopod is not necessarily considered a small footprint monopod for traveling or for easily attaching to a backpack, but its features …

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The ACK-E6 USB Power Kit AC Adapter Replacement DR-E6 DC Coupler Dummy Battery for Canon EOS cameras may just give me the power I am looking for!

A few nights ago I was working with my photo light box, shooting photos for product reviews, and messing around with some macro shots. After shooting for a while, I was “in the zone” when lo and behold my camera went dead. Of course I quickly realized that the batteries in my extended battery grip …

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The BlackRapid Double Breathe Camera Harness is a fit for all photography occasions

c Many years ago when my primary focus was videography, I would pair up with professional photographers on many jobs like weddings and fashion shows. Although I was primarily responsible for the video production, I was a rapidly developing photographer, and I would look in admiration at the many “geared up” photographers. I remember seeing …

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