Equipment

 

The Parrot is a Teleprompter You Attach to the Front of Your Camera Lens

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Want to read lines into your camera while maintaining eye-contact with your lens? The Parrot is a new teleprompter system that can help you do just that. It attaches to the front of your DSLR or mirrorless camera, and is uses your smartphone for the text it reflects toward you.
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Touchscreen LCDs Coming to Nikon DSLRs Starting with the D5500 in January 2015

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Canon and Nikon DSLRs have traditionally been neck and neck in terms of feature sets, but one thing that Canon has offered since the T4i in 2012 is a full-fledged touchscreen interface.

There’s good news for Nikon shooters, though: the gap is set to close in the very near future. Nikon’s new D5500 will reportedly be announced in January 2015, and the camera will feature a touchscreen LCD.
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Seagate’s New Hard Drive Offers 8 Terabytes of Data Storage for Just $260

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Remember the days when having a 1 terabyte hard drive was exciting? Well, Seagate has announced a new 3.5-inch drive that can hold 8 terabytes of your data, and with an affordable price tag to boot. It’ll cost just $260, which means you’re paying about 3 pennies per gigabyte.
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The Best and Worst Cameras and Lenses of 2014, According to The Camera Store

Canadian camera shop The Camera Store has posted the video above naming its selections for this year’s best and worst camera gear. It’s 19-minutes long, and features hosts Chris and Jordan discussing some of camera, equipment, and trends that made a mark on 2014 in good and bad ways.
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The Omega is the World’s First 10-in-1 Shoot Through Reflector

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Meet the Omega, the world’s first 10-in-1 shoot through reflector. Designed by photographer Jerry Ghionis and manufactured by Westcott, the product has removable center panel that allows you to use it like you would a giant beauty dish or ring flash.
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Leica Users Seeing a Widespread ‘Sensor Corrosion’ Issue, Company Offers Free Replacements

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Leica is acknowledging that there is a “sensor corrosion” issue that potentially affects photographers who use its M-series digital rangefinders. The problem shows up as white spots in photographs that cannot be removed by a traditional cleaning of the sensor.
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Custom SLR Launches a Smaller C-Loop Mini Strap Mount for Smaller Cameras

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Custom SLR’s C-Loop strap mount is a popular accessory for relocating a camera’s strap ends from two corners of the camera to a single point at the tripod mount. This swiveling mount point allows the strap to stay untangled and out of your way.

Today, the San Francisco-based company is announcing a new version of the mount that’s specifically geared toward smaller camera bodies. It’s called the C-Loop Mini.
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The Olympus E-M5 II Will Reportedly Keep the Same Sensor as Its Predecessor

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When popular digital cameras are replaced with followup versions, photographers generally expect to see an improved sensor in the list of specifications. That may not be true with Olympus’ followup to its well-regarded E-M5 mirrorless camera: the upcoming camera will reportedly pack the exact same sensor as its predecessor.
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Relio: A Tiny Light That Aims to Be the Most Powerful and Color-Accurate USB Light on the Market

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Want a professional lighting solution that you can carry around in your pocket? Check out Relio, a new pint-sized light that aims to put serious lighting potential in the palm of your hand.
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How to Make Your Own Moneymaker-style Leather Dual Camera Harness for Just $70

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I think the Holdfast Moneymaker is pretty awesome. Not just because it’s made of durable materials, but because it’s an elegant solution to the problem of welding two cameras without looking like a Navy Seal. My jaw did drop when I saw the $200-300 price tag though, since it’s basically TWO BELTS. The portrait sliders are extra, and will set you back another $50… if you want to be able to shoot vertically, that is.
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