Camera gear

I have been a digital photographer for over 15 years now. I started with the equivalent of an Instamatic, and moved up to a prosumer, then full DSLR cameras. I have bought and sold lenses, filters, and other equipment. While I don’t pretend to know how to adjust f-stops and ISO for challenging conditions, I… Read More

Hey, all of you amateur and not so amateur photographers, iPhoneographers, and photobugs out there. I have something very cool to show you. It’s the Lensball and it might just take your everyday photos to the next level. The Lensball is a photo accessory that doesn’t require a special mount for your camera or smartphone and… Read More

When you shop for a new smartphone, do you base your decision on how good the camera is? It’s a determining factor for me. I wouldn’t consider buying a phone that has a sub par camera because my phone is my main camera. That’s why I’ve been fascinated with camera accessories like clip on lenses… Read More

Do you consider yourself an iPhoneographer? You’re not alone if you do. By itself, the iPhone 7 Plus has a great camera, but is there a way to make it and your photos even better? The people behind the successful Kickstarter campaign for the ShiftCam Camera Lens Case think so. What is a ShiftCam? It’s… Read More

If you hoped that the selfie stick fad was over, I’m sorry to break the news to you that it’s not. Selfie sticks are here to stay and now you don’t have to carry one in your pocket or gear bag to be one of the “cool” kids. Ditch the stand alone sticks because the… Read More

In January of 2017, I wrote a news post about the Joopic CamBuddy Pro. The folks at Joopic enjoyed the news post and provided me a Joopic CamBuddy as a sample to review. The CamBuddy provides WiFi control of the camera’s settings and also provides shutter release triggers from four different sensors: Light, sound, laser… Read More

I fashion myself as somewhat of an amateur photographer. I’ve been fascinated with photography ever since I took Mr. Bunton’s “Intro to Photography” class way back in the ninth grade. And like a lot of people I love taking photos with my iPhone. Apple forever changed the way we take photographs when they introduced the… Read More

Nikon, who is celebrating 100 years in business this year, have just announced a new advanced level DSLR. The D7500 features a 20.9-megapixel image sensor, EXPEED 5 processor, tilting 3.2” 922K-dot touch screen LCD, 4K UHD video capture, wide ISO range from 100-51,200, 51 point autofocus system, built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technology for auto image… Read More

The Monster Vision 1080p+ is an action / sports camera that can capture video at 1080P resolution. I recently reviewed my first action cam (the Andoer 4K action camera) and wasn’t overly impressed. When I was offered the chance to review another camera by a well-known name, I was happy to check it out. Let’s take… Read More

Typically, the videos we capture stimulate our eyes and ears and that’s usually as far as it goes. But with cameras like the MGCOOL 360, watching videos captured with this camera can be an interactive activity rather than a passive one. MGCOOL is Elephone’s newly-established sub-brand covering sports cameras, intelligent wearable devices, and other gadgets. Their… Read More

I’ve been a gamer for years, though in the past few months I have taken it more seriously by tweaking my mouse sensitivity, which required me to get a bigger mouse pad. Just a few months after getting one, SubZERO Gaming offered their TYKA Extended soft gaming mouse pad to review, which I happily accepted… Read More

A couple of weeks ago Julie reviewed the Alpine Labs Pulse DSLR camera remote. I came across a similar item while perusing the internet and thought I would write about it. The item is the Joopic CamBuddy Pro and like the Alpine Labs device, it is an attachment to a DSLR that sits on the hot shoe and provides… Read More

Do you have images or videos on your MacBook or iMac that you would like to upload to Instagram but you can’t upload through a web browser on your computer? Transferring those images to your phone or tablet so that you can use the Instagram app will do the job, but it’s not the most… Read More

It’s hard to believe, but I don’t think I’ve reviewed an action camera in the almost 20 years that I’ve been reviewing products on The Gadgeteer. It’s time to change that situation and I’ll be doing it with the Andoer 4K action camera (D4186B) from Camfere.com. Ready, set, action! What is the Andoer 4K action camera… Read More

Have you ever wished you could control your DSLR with your smartphone? I’m not talking about just using your phone to snap the shutter. I’m talking about using your Android or iOS device to take time lapse, long exposure pictures with your DSLR. The Alpine Labs Pulse can do this and more. Let’s take a look… Read More