accessories

Moment Unveils Pro Quality Variable ND Filters for Cameras and Drones

Smartphone accessory maker Moment is breaking further out of its established niche today. The company—which recently expanded into drone accessories—is debuting Variable ND filters for cameras and drones that it claims "hit the sweet spot on affordability, functionality, and quality."

GoPro Unveils Hero8 Black with Digital Lenses, Expansion Mods, and More

After teasing the announcement date last week, GoPro has unveiled the brand new Hero8 Black right on schedule, debuting Hypersmooth 2.0 stabilization, modular lighting, microphone and display accessories, a built-in foldable mount, something they call 'digital lenses' for in-camera crop, and much more!

GoPro Hero8 Leak Reveals ‘Media Module’ for Advanced Accessories

The German website WinFuture has secured a slew of leaked images and specifications for the upcoming GoPro Hero8, which originally leaked last month. This latest report gives us a closer look at the new camera, as well as information about the "media module" GoPro will be using to attach some accessories.

New LEE100 Tandem Adapter Lets You Use Two Filter Holders at Once

LEE filters has released a useful accessory for landscape photographers who want more versatility out of their filter system. The new LEE100 Tandem Adapter lets you stack two LEE100 filter holders on top of each other and rotate them independently, so you can really dial in your exposure in-camera.

7 Useful Things to Pack in a Photo Bag

Besides a camera, lenses, and other photographic paraphernalia, I've found that there are a few things that may be worth having in your photo bag.

Fixing the Bad Grip on Sony’s Mirrorless Cameras

Sony's a7 and a9 series of mirrorless cameras have a bad reputation for their grip ergonomics, and rightly so. I love my Sony a7 III and it's still the best camera on the market for my particular needs, but the grip just isn't anywhere near as good as what you find on a pro DSLR.

Leica’s New Cufflinks and Pendants Are Shaped Like Shutter Speed Dials

Leica is getting serious about hip photographic fashion accessories. Earlier this month, Leica USA unveiled an $840 lighter, $840 pen, and $175 keychain. Now, Leica Russia is getting in on the action as well: the company has launched pendants and cufflinks that are faithful replicas of Leica camera shutter speed dials.

Want to Carry All Your Gear in a Single Photo Vest?

Want to wear all your camera gear around you? The Vest Guy has photographer vests designed just for you. Many of the company's offerings have a large number of spacious compartments that allow you to carry multiple cameras, lenses, accessories... and even your laptop.

Camera Swagg is a More Affordable Version of Hold Fast’s MoneyMaker Strap

Hold Fast is a camera accessory company most well known for their MoneyMaker Luxury Leather Multi-Camera Strap. While the MonkeyMaker is a beautifully crafted piece of gear that allows you to quickly access your cameras, the price tag is a bit out of the price range of what some photographers are willing to spend. Enter the Camera Swagg, a non-leather variation of the MoneyMaker with a much lower price tag.

Light Painting Brushes Aims to Equip Lightpainters with a Standard Set of Tools

Photographer Jason D. Page has been capturing light painting photography for years, and over the past 3 years he has also been working on a new project for the light painting community. It's called Light Painting Brushes.

Just launched today, Light Painting Brushes is a set of light tools that aims to give lightpainters a standard set of brushes to "paint" with.

First Ever Five-Axis Stabilizer Promises to Deliver Rock-Steady Video

Certain indie filmmakers may be all in love with shaky-cam production values, but for the rest of us, nausea still isn't terribly valued as a special effect. So huzzah to the ShadowCam S-5, an upcoming stabilizer for DSLRs and pro series cinema cameras (Red Epic, Canon C models, etc.) that promises to dampen motion like no other stabilizer.

New HoldFast Bag Lets You Tote Around Your Camera Inside Bison Skin

HoldFast Gear makes gear for photographers that you won't really find from other companies. Last year one of their big products was the MoneyMaker, a suspenders-style leather camera strap that looks like it popped out of an old detective film.

Today the company added a new eye-catching product to its lineup: the Bison Tote. It's a tote bag that's made out of bison hide.

Accessorize From the Hip with the New Spider Monkey by Spider Holster

Spider Camera Holster just announced its newest addition to the holster family. Unveiled at WPPI Las Vegas, the company's new Spider Monkey does for accessories what the SpiderPro or Black Widow Kit does for your SLR -- it keeps them instantly accessible on your hip at all times.

Colorful Fashion-Forward Camera Straps Made From Climbing Rope and Chains

New York-Based designers Sarah Frances Kuhn (SFK) and Meredith Wendell are teaming up to bring a little bit more fashion into the world of photography. Only their fashion accessories won't be displayed on a model standing in front of your camera, they'll be keeping your camera securely attached to you.

Photographs of Clothing and Accessories Frozen in Large Blocks of Ice

Fashion company Pierre Cardin did a marketing campaign earlier this year that revolved around the slogan: "Simply Cool." It enlisted the help of Brazilian art director Cláudia Xavier and luxury still life photographer Norimich Inoguchi for a series of advertising photographs. The creatives decided to convey that "it's cool to wear Pierre Cardin" in a very literal way: they photographed various clothing items and accessories frozen into large blocks of ice.

Canon Has Not Started Bundling Hoods and Cases with Non-L Glass

Lens hoods and protective cases are nice accessories to have, but they're generally only bundled with professional L glass when it comes to Canon lenses. Canon USA almost never includes them with lenses that don't carry that distinctive red ring (or a green ring). Last week, Bryan Carnathan over at The Digital Picture recently noticed that the pre-order pages for the new Canon 35mm f/2 IS over on B&H and Adorama listed a hood and case as part of what's included. The news surely got many a Canonite wondering, "will bundled hoods and cases be included with non-L lenses now?"

Unfortunately, the answer is no -- at least for photographers in the US.