Posts Tagged ‘gear’

Video: Does Gear 6x the Price Get You a 6x Better Photo? (Spoiler: No)

Maybe the ‘it’s not the gear, it’s the photographer’ is the proverbial dead horse that’s occasionally given a beating, but it’s a message that we never tire of sharing with a gear-loving, often gear-obsessed, photography world.

To that end, the short tutorial video above by our friends at SLR Lounge puts some numbers to this idea. The question they’re asking: Does taking a picture with 6x more expensive gear, get you a 6x better photo? Read more…

Infographic Reveals What Gear is Stolen Most and Where You’re Most Likely to Get Robbed

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Last year, anti-theft service Lenstag pulled all of its stats together to figure out what photography gear is stolen the most and where it’s most likely to be stolen from. Now, one year older and a full ten times bigger, they decided to give the infographic a more comprehensive go. Read more…

COOPH Introduces Multi-Functional Clothing Line Designed for Photographers by Photographers

The Cooperative of Photography, affectionately referred to as by most as COOPH, has officially announced a very useful new line of clothing designed by photographers, for photographers.

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If Your Photos Aren’t Good Enough, Your Camera Isn’t Expensive Enough

Berkeley, 2014. Shot on a smartphone.

The best camera in street photography is the most expensive one.

If I gave myself advice in street photography if I started all over again I would tell myself, “Eric, buy yourself the most expensive camera out there for street photography. You are a newbie and not very good at shooting street photography. You are nervous. You don’t know any technical settings. You are afraid. You aren’t inspired. You don’t have any good work. Buying a really expensive camera will make you great.” Read more…

Clever $15 DIY Gear Hack Straps All Your Stray Light Stands Together for Easy Carrying

When it comes to carrying light stands, it’s usually best to use a dedicated case so they don’t get damaged and carrying them is less of a hassle. But there are times when a case isn’t a viable option. This usually leaves you struggling to carry them all at once or making multiple trips to the car just to get your light stands.

Thankfully, Dave Bode from Tuts Plus has come up with a cheap and clever gear-hack that makes carrying several mismatched light stands a lot less awkward.

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This Adams Retouching Machine Helped Old School ‘Photoshoppers’ Touch Up Negatives by Hand

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Last week we shared an example of beauty retouching that was done by hand in the early 1900s. If you’re wondering how this type of retouching was done, check out the contraption above.

It’s called the Adams Retouching Machine, and was created to aid negative retouchers in doing manual edits more quickly and cleanly.
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Yongnuo RF605: Grouping Added to the Affordable Transceiver Line

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Chinese camera gear company Yongnuo has introduced a new model to its affordable line of wireless flash triggers: the RF605.

A followup to the RF602, RF603, and RF603 II, the RF605 introduces grouping to the company’s affordable line of transceivers.
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Movpak: Part Gear Bag, Part Electric Skateboard, Part Charging Station, All Awesome

It may have never crossed your mind, but what if you could ride your camera bag around town? What if, instead of carrying it, it carried you at up to 15mph for up to 9 miles, maybe even charging some of your small devices as you went?

Well, that’s exactly what the Movpak — part bag, part remote-controlled skateboard, part charging station — does. Read more…

85mm ZEISS Otus ‘Confirmed’ for Photokina, First Image Leaked

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The release of the ZEISS 55mm f/1.4 Otus was hailed with wide eyes and meaningful glances at checking account balances, but if you only just saved up enough to afford it, we’ve got some bad news for you: the next Otus lens is about to be released. Read more…

B&H Photo Debuts One of the Most Comprehensive and Useful Canon Lens Guides You’ve Ever Seen

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Earlier today, B&H officially launched a new online resource called the Canon Lens Experience. It’s a dedicated microsite that takes a comprehensive look at the various lenses Canon offers, presenting unique and interactive features that demonstrate the various capabilities.

Even more interesting is the series of interviews which features 15 well-respected photographers from different fields, each of whom talk about their experience as a photographer and how their respective Canon gear have helped them make the iconic shots they’ve captured. Read more…