Posts Tagged ‘gear’

InMyBag: A Website for Showing Off Your Gear and Exacerbating Your G.A.S.

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‘What’s in Your Bag’ posts are popular on major photography websites. National Geographic‘s PROOF blog even does a unique version where they focus on those things that have meaning, but aren’t necessarily gear.

But what about the rest of us? If you’re not expecting a call from Nat Geo asking you to reveal the contents of your camera bag any time soon, the website InMyBag gives you a chance to share that with the world and pique your gear envy at the same time. Read more…

Ricoh Unveils Pentax 1.4x Rear Converter that Maintains AF and Weather Sealing

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In addition to the rugged cameras announced earlier, Ricoh also unveiled the long-awaited 1.4x rear teleconverter first mentioned at Photokina in 2008 (H/T to PopPhoto for that little tidbit). Fortunately, they seem to have done a bang up job with it, so we’ll excuse the delay. Read more…

Out with the Old: Three Ways You Can Put Your Old and Extra Gear to Good Use

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The holidays are a great time for gift giving, which also normally means they’re a time for cleaning out closets and camera bags. Every year, I find myself needing to get rid of old stuff that has been replaced; or dealing with the thoughtful but odd and/or useless gifts given to me by well-meaning family and friends.

But what to do with that redundant lens or knitted camera cozy? The simplest answer is to return or re-sell it, but sometimes there’s no gift receipt to be found or the gizmo in question is too beaten up to be sold for any real value. Fortunately, there’s plenty of ways to find a use for your used gear. Read more…

Ouch: Photog Loses DJI Phantom Drone and Sony RX100II in Icelandic Waters

Those with delicate constitutions where the destruction of photography gear is concerned should look away or skip over this one. Whatever you do, don’t press play on the video above… or if you do press play, don’t watch past about the 3:50 mark, because that’s when things get ugly. Read more…

Guy Drops a $2,300 Lens Or: How NOT to Screw a Lens On & Off ‘Just Like the Pros’

Usually we try to stay away from traumatizing you at the very beginning of the week, but this week, we’ll make an exception. The video above started out as a tutorial on how to quickly attach and detach a lens “just like a pro”; it turned into a cringeworthy photographer fail. Read more…

Rumor Has It: On the Rumor Mill and the Photo Industry

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Rumors, leaks, and sneak peaks dominate headlines in photo gear news. More often than not, the appearance, specs and even price of a new piece of gear (this applies particularly to cameras) is known well before its manufacturer announces it themselves — a fact that should come as no surprise to frequent PetaPixel readers. Read more…

How the Fujifilm X-Series Made Me Feel Inadequate

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Recently there’s been a fair bit of hullaballoo about these new cameras Fuji has been bringing out – the X-series. X100, X-Pro 1, XE-1 and most recently the X-M1 or something like that. All touted as great cameras – the perfect blend of retro styling and cutting edge sensor technology, paring away anything extraneous to the act of shooting.

The Fuji X series – peerless walk-around cameras that can be adapted for wedding work, editorial work heck, even commercial work. Photography bloggers whom I respect and admire all clambered over each other to shout the praises of these lightweight wonder-cameras. They could do no wrong on the digital camera review sites, and quickly developed a cult following which exploded into a massive fanbase. The Fuji X-series. Messianic.
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Photographing Actors From 60ft Above a Broadway Stage with the CamRanger

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When I first heard of the CamRanger in October of 2012 in New York City at PhotoPlus Expo I was immediately intrigued.

I don’t actually own a laptop, so tethering to an iPad tablet has been a long awaited process with trial and error. My first experience was with the Eye-Fi Wireless SD Card; a memory card you place in your camera, the card transmits a wireless signal and supposedly you connect to that signal source, boom, you’re tethered. Except it didn’t really work.
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13 Photography Gadgets We Didn’t Need

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The world of photography is awash with gear and accessories for an eager public. But not every invention is worthy of merit as seen by this glorious collection of “WTF were they thinking?”.
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eBay Unveils ‘My Gadgets’ Feature, Keeps Track of How Much Your Gear is Worth

It seems like new and improved camera gear pops up every couple of weeks these days, leading to an endless cycle of discover, buy, sell and repeat. Well, if you’re the kind of person who always wants to have the newest gear around, and you’re constantly selling off your old gear on eBay to make it happen, the website has just officially announced a new feature that will make your life much easier.

Called My Gadgets, the new eBay feature can keep track of all of the gear you own and let you know about how much you can expect to make when you sell it, making it that much easier when it comes time to upgrade. Read more…