Photography

Epson EcoTank Photo ET-8500 Wireless Color All-in-One Supertank Printer review – a nice photo printer for hobbyists

REVIEW – Printing nice-looking photos on an inkjet printer can be a challenge unless you have a photo printer. I have been looking for an inkjet photo printer for a while now. Then, lo-and-behold, the Epson EcoTank Photo ET-8500 Wireless Color All-in-One Supertank Printer was offered to the Gadgeteer. After much groveling and pleading (not …

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Canon SELPHY CP1500 Compact Photo Printer review

REVIEW – I love taking pictures with my iPhone which I use for all of my review photos and for my everyday photos. In addition to posting these photos on my social media sites, I also print them to include in my handwritten journals from time to time. When Canon offered to send me their …

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Image3D RetroViewer review – a 3D viewer toy

REVIEW – Do you remember the View-Master?  That simple stereoscope toy from your childhood designed to view “reels”, the thin cardboard disks containing small transparent 3D color photographs that come to life right before your eyes.  Image3D has created the RetroViewer, which is just that same childhood toy, only YOU get to use any pictures …

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SmallRig 1.55x Anamorphic Lens review – shoot cinematic video on your phone

SmallRig 1.55x Anamorphic Lens

REVIEW – Shooting cinematic video on phones has taken off in the last decade. Since smartphone cameras have gotten so good, it makes sense that people would want to use them for low-budget movies, short films, commercials, etc. Typically smartphone cameras are limited to 16×9 video so how do you shoot cinematic, widescreen footage without …

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OMBAR Portable Photography Studio review – A light box by any other name

REVIEW – Who needs a light box? Product reviewers, marketers, crafters, online sellers, bakers, or anyone who wants to create professional looking photographs of items that’ll fit inside one of them. A light box provides even lighting with either no shadows or faint shadows, and no noticeable corners to distract from the object. I’ll refer …

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Artman Cute Lite lighting kit review – A versatile inexpensive lighting kit

REVIEW – The Artman Cute Lite lighting kit is a great little light with tons of accessories at half the price of some competitors. What is it? The Artman Cute Lite is a small cube light, perfect for photography and video that doesn’t break the bank. What’s in the box? Artman Cute Lite Storage case …

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Paper Shoot is an eco-friendly camera that you assemble yourself

NEWS – Most people already have a camera in their pocket all the time since cameras are built into our smartphones. But for those people who don’t want to use their phones for everything or just like cameras in general, the Paper Shoot digital camera is an interesting alternative to smartphone cameras. Paper Shoot cameras …

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Datacolor SpyderX Studio kit review – professional color calibration for displays, cameras, and printers

REVIEW – A monitor calibration tool is something I’ve wanted for years, but I’ve never dropped the money on one yet. I’ve had great monitors and terrible monitors, and a spectrum of photo printers across the years as well. It’s always been a crapshoot in terms of what gets printed out versus what I edited …

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Zhiyun Crane M2S Camera Stabilizer review

REVIEW – With the amazing advances in camera technology made in the last decade it’s now possible for aspiring videographers to create professional-level videos with little more than a smartphone and maybe a microphone and light or two. So, it’s not surprising to now see the massive camera accessories market shift toward supplying these creators …

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Hang your pictures in minutes with the Pro Picture Hanging System

NEWS – Hanging pictures around my home has always been a cumbersome and tedious task. However, the Go Hang It Pro Picture Hanging System is a clever tool kit that you can use to hang your pictures in just minutes. Rather than explaining how it works, it’s easier to show you: Isn’t that awesome? The …

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Manfrotto Element MII Video Monopod Aluminum Kit with Fluid Head review

REVIEW – I have been a photographer and videographer for many years, and over time I have accumulated more gear that I have storage space for. One piece of gear that is really important is a great tripod and for those of us who do a lot of mobile on-the-go shooting, a monopod becomes a …

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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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Liene 4×6” Instant, Full-Color Wi-Fi Photo Printer review

REVIEW – Whenever I get the opportunity to test and review an instant/on-demand photo printer I am always intrigued to see what the output photos look like and if it is a decent value for the price. Let’s take a look at this Liene 4×6” Instant, Full-Color Wi-Fi Photo Printer. What is it? The Liene …

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Polaroid Now+ focuses on creativity and connectivity

NEWS – Everybody’s favorite instant camera brand is back with new features and accessories that give the photographer more control to create the image they want to see. In an update to last year’s Polaroid Now, this year’s model includes five clip-on filters: starburst & red vignette, along with orange, blue, and yellow color filters. …

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