Camera gear

Nitecore’s BlowerBaby will be your camera’s BFF

NEWS – Nitecore’s new BlowerBaby is a USB-C rechargeable duster that has been designed especially for photographers to keep their camera gear free of its main enemy – dust! With a one-button design, the BlowerBaby blows at 70km/h gale force wind to dislodge dust and debris from camera lenses and from your other gadgets such …

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PIXEL K80RGB Lighting Kit review – wonderfully bright but fatally flawed

REVIEW – These days I often create a short video to add to my reviews here at The Gadgeteer.  A couple of recent examples include the setup of UREVO’s treadmill and Flexispot’s standing desk.  As we’ve said many times on this blog, lighting is key to good photography, and that’s also true for good videography.  …

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Hohem iSteady V2 gimbal review – a smooth operator

REVIEW – Smartphone cameras have become phenomenally good in the last few years, but no amount of optical image stabilization or digital trickery can match a good gimbal (yet). So is the Hohem iSteady V2 gimbal a good gimbal? I took it through it’s paces and will now break it down in review format, as …

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Zumy portable video light review – Clip-on light for brighter Zoom mtgs

REVIEW – What is the single most important thing that you need when it comes to video capture, streaming video, and Zoom meetings? Ok, other than a solid connection to the internet, you need light and lots of it. We all have set in on meetings or watched videos that look like they were captured/streamed …

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Manfrotto MVG220 3-Axis Stabilized Handheld Gimbal review

REVIEW – When someone mentions Manfrotto, what comes to mind are photo and video camera tripods and monopods. To me, Manfrotto was synonymous with them. So, when I heard that Manfrotto had camera gimbals I knew I wanted to try one out and see just how well it performed. If their gimbals are as solid in …

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Obsbot ME AI selfie mount review – it’s a cameraman you don’t have to pay!

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REVIEW – In a world that is increasingly connected via video, everyone is looking for a way to step up their game, to be noticed by more and to produce higher quality product.  Selfie sticks have been with us as close to forever as we can imagine, but in all that time they have hardly …

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PowerVision S1 gimbal review – mini but feature packed

REVIEW – If you enjoy capturing video with your phone, then you should consider buying a gimbal. Gimbals help keep the footage stable when you’re walking around while filming. Some phones like the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy phones already have stabilization built-in, so maybe you think that a gimbal isn’t a necessary accessory for your …

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Pelican gets a little softer with their rugged camera lens covers

NEWS – When I think of Pelican, I immediately think of their heavy-duty plastic cases that are used to protect expensive gear. But that’s not the only type of protective storage product that Pelican makes. They also make “softer” gear like these new rugged camera lens covers that have been designed to protect 67mm to …

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SV Assets Pro Series V1 smartphone lenses review

REVIEW – The best camera is the one that you have with you. We’ve all heard that saying a thousand times and it’s true. But sometimes the camera that you have with you is your phone and even though many of today’s phones have excellent optics, they can always be improved. That’s where 3rd party …

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Zhiyun Smooth Q3 smartphone gimbal review

REVIEW – Content creators are everywhere these days.  Photos are great, but video still rules for compelling content.  Nothing destroys a clip more quickly than jerky video.  It can make the content borderline unwatchable. Zhiyun has released their new Zhiyun Smooth Q3 smartphone gimbal.  Let’s check it out and see if this can smooth the …

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Take your photography to the next level whenever and wherever with FlashBooth

NEWS – If you are an artist, like to sell things online or review products for the-gadgeteer taking good quality photographs of your product is essential. Often the hardest thing to do is to get the lighting just right. Enter the FlashBooth 2.0. FlashBooth is a portable studio that allows you to take perfectly lit …

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Cameraready Lighting Deluxe LiteBar Kit review

REVIEW – Cameraready Lighting is a company whose name very clearly explains the products they make; lights that make things camera ready. Their Deluxe LiteBar Kit includes everything you’ll need to elevate your video conferencing game and can handle photo shoots as well. Does it meet the need? Read on. What is it? The Deluxe …

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