Camera gear

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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Turn almost any pole into a selfie stick

NEWS – It’s called the Selfskie, and it’s an all-in-one mount that you can attach to the stick you’re already using ­such as a ski pole, hiking stick, marshmallow roasting stick, golf club, etc. to give your smartphone or action cam a farther reach for a perfect selfie. Why carry around a dedicated selfie stick when …

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2018 Gift Guide – Gift ideas for photographers

ARTICLE – It’s Christmastime again, and time to make that shopping list. Here is a collection of great gift ideas for the photographer in your life, or maybe you are the photographer and you want to treat yourself this holiday season. Spider SpiderPro Single Camera System V2 camera holster This holiday season, give the photographer in …

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MK Controls Lightning Bug review

REVIEW – As a photographer, I like to shoot all types of photos. Recently, I have been shooting waterdrop photography, with a device that functions in many modes including being triggered by sound and light to be able to photograph other events. Another type of event I would like to shoot is lightning strikes, and while …

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The Lightning Bug will give you the bug to capture amazing lightning shots!

NEWS – Some time ago, I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to review the MIOPS Smart device, which allows me to photograph water drops, and other events triggered by sound, or movement or lightning. While I have used the MIOPS Smart exclusively for water drop photography, I have been thinking about trying it …

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Photojojo Shutter Remote works with Apple and Android devices

NEWS – Photojojo’s Shutter Remote works with most every mobile device’s camera – Android or Apple.  Pair the remote to your mobile device via Bluetooth, and you’re ready to take candid photos or group shots from up to 30 feet away from the phone or tablet.  You can also use it to start/stop video recording. …

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MIOPS Smart controllable camera and flash trigger review

REVIEW – Each photographer has his or her own type of photography that is special to them. I like to photograph subjects in nature, and I also like to use existing objects to create my scenes. Water drop photography is a favorite of mine, and this device promises to greatly help me to expand my creativity. …

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Nikon’s new COOLPIX P1000 lets you photograph a needle in a haystack from 1 mile away

NEWS – Ok, that’s a wild exaggeration, but seriously, the just announced COOLPIX P1000 from Nikon has a 24-3000mm lens. Nope, that isn’t a typo and yes, I thought it was too. That’s right, this camera features an incredible 3000mm lens. That’s 125x optical zoom. It also has an aperture range of f/2.8-8, and a …

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Bitplay Premium HD lenses and SNAP! X iPhone case review

What is it? A modular photography system for iPhone focused on premium lenses and a CPL filter. Bitplay’s lenses are compatible with their iPhone cases (available for each model) as well as their Clip product if you want an alternative to cases or to use a lens on the front camera while using the SNAP! …

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The Westcott Strobelite Plus Monolight might just be the right light to complete your kit

For many years, I have relied on my Canon and Yongnuo Speedlites for almost all of my flash needs. Most recently, I purchased the latest Canon Speedlite which is the 470 EX-AI Speedlite. It is an amazing flash, with great features, and the artificial intelligence ability goes a long way to achieving the perfect lighting …

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The Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens is the new beast in their lineup!

As the excitement and curiosity continue to build around Sigma’s release of its new Art series lenses, there is another lens in their lineup that catches my attention. At first glance, the Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens looks like a beast of a lens. It is a fast f 1.4 Lens that should …

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The new Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art Lens may be the best of the best!

I am pretty sure that by now that many of my fellow photographers, and especially macro photographers, are anxiously awaiting the release of the Sigma’s new art lenses. I am referring specifically to the new Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art Lens. As the first true macro lens in the Sigma Art series, it is …

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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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