Posts Tagged ‘gear’

Video: DigitalRev Shows You that DSLRs Under $100 Can Still Get the Job Done

Photography can be an expensive hobby to get into. With most DSLRs nowadays coming in at around $400 for even the lowest of consumer level cameras. By the time you add in accessories, the financial aspect can be a bit demanding for a newbie.

But just because it can be financially demanding doesn’t mean it has to be, as our friendly neighborhood DRTV stars explain in the useful video above. Read more…

Lowepro Gives One of Its X-Series Bags a Thorough Beating… Er… Testing

When it comes to testing, Lowepro gear doesn’t have it easy. Earlier this year, Lowepro announced a new lineup of camera bags aimed at the traveling professional, and yesterday, they released a hard-to-watch video in which these bags are put to the test. Read more…

15 Easy Ways to Improve Your Photo Skills Without Buying New Gear

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New cameras, lenses and accessories open up the possibility of fresh adventures in photography. In reality though, most of us have to make do with what we’ve got, upgrading to new camera kit as and when we can afford it. With that in mind, here are 15 suggestions to help beginning and intermediate photographers improve your photography without splashing out on new gear.
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Canon Report Finds 18% of People Bought Counterfeit Gear Unwittingly in 2013

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It’s no surprise that a market as vast and broad as photography is going to have problems with counterfeit gear, but the problem might be more prevalent than you think. According to a recent study commission by Canon, it’s estimated that some 18% of consumers have purchased counterfeit goods without knowing it, despite the fact that companies like Canon often try to educate customers about this sort of thing. Read more…

Iconic Magnum Photogs Harvey & McCurry Set Out to Create the Ultimate Camera Bags

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Outdoor-apparel company Filson has teamed up with two of the most notable Magnum photographers, Steve McCurry and David Alan Harvey, to create the ultimate set of camera bags. From simple totes to full-fledged backpacks, the line-up is impressive across the board. Read more…

LensRentals Announces New Lenscap and Lenscap+ Protection Plans for Rented Gear

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Looking to improve their service and entice more people to rent instead of buy, LensRentals has released a new damage waiver program to help take liability off of you, the customer, in the event your rented gear gets damaged. Read more…

Video of Air Canada Baggage Handlers Will Keep You from Ever Gate Checking Gear

The video above is going viral, and as soon as you watch it, you’ll understand why. Filmed Thursday by a Vancouver man named Dwayne Stewart, it shows how a couple of Air Canada baggage handlers ‘handled’ the carry on luggage that had to be gate-checked because it wouldn’t fit on the plane. Read more…

I Sing of OLAF: Lensrentals Names Its New Gizmo, May Offer Optical Testing for Cheap

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I have a couple of things to talk about today. First, is to announce the winner of our name the new machine contest. Second is to answer about 1,000 people’s questions regarding optical testing and adjustment. Read more…

GoPro Announces a New Software Update Alongside a Barrage of Accessories

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Announced yesterday, just in time to cause a whole lot of confusion over the announcement’s validity today, GoPro has debuted a plethora of new accessories for the Hero3 and 3+ cameras, as well as new software to help the action cams perform better. Read more…

Philips OneSpace Can Convert Your Entire Ceiling Into a Softbox

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You know those perfectly overcast days, where the clouds just perfectly diffract the sunlight, turning the world into a beautiful, evenly-lit soft box? Imagine if you could have that indoors when trying to shoot a subject.

Now stop imagining, because it’s real. Philips has brought to life the OneSpace, a ceiling made of light, meant to replicate the even light of an overcast day. Read more…