photogear

The Nikon D6 is a Pro Camera for a Vanishingly Small Demographic

When it comes to technology, consumers have been conditioned to expect notable feature changes with version numbers increases. The iPhone 11 Pro, for example, not only included the snappier A13 Bionic chip, it also sported a three lens array and significantly better low light performance.

Reality Check: What Counts as ‘Pro’ Photography Gear?

The short answer: whatever works for you. In this short video/soliloquy, photography educator Matt Granger takes a break from looking at the best pro photo gear, to help define what exactly "pro gear" means to him, and what it should mean to you.

Sony Developing Fast 400mm Prime Lens for Sony a9: Report

One of the main complaints when Sony releases a high-powered new full-frame E-Mount camera is, "Okay, but where's the glass!?" The release of the impressive Sony a9 'sports camera' was no different, but a new report claims Sony is working on at least one long, fast prime to silence the critics.

The Best and Worst Ways to Carry Your Camera Gear: Straps, Slings, and More

There are almost as many ways to carry your camera gear as there are photographers, but what are the best and worst options? In this video, TheCameraStoreTV host Christopher Niccolls breaks down the best and worst of camera straps, bags, holsters and more, so you can make the most stylish and secure decision for your gear.

Dear Nikon: Advice from One of Your Most Dedicated Users

Dear Nikon,

Hi. Long term user, first time writer. Firstly, congrats on your centenary, I'm really happy for you. And I really hope there'll be more hundred year celebration products to be announced other than those gray lenses and the corporate holiday gift style glass paperweights you release.

How to Clean Your Tripod and Give it a New Lease on Life

Dirt and grime are two of the biggest enemies of the tripod in its natural habitat, grinding the threads and turning even the best of tripods into a malfunctioning mess. That's why photographer Troy Nikolic has put together a video showing you how to get a dirty tripod back to ship shape.

What Lens Should I Buy? This Video Breaks Down All Your Options

"What lens should I buy?" It's one of the most common gear questions that pops up in the PetaPixel inbox, and while there is no one-size-fits-all answer, photographer Peter McKinnon does a great job of explaining what's out there and what you need to know to decide on your next lens in this informative video.

MyGearVault: Input, Organize, and Insure All Your Gear in a Single App

Even though everybody knows how important it is to insure their photography gear, few people ever get organized enough to actually do it. It's just too much of a pain in the rear... well, it was. A new app called MyGearVault makes organizing and insuring your gear so easy, you're out of excuses.

Filters, Do We Still Need Them?

With the advent of better camera technology and clever processing software, do we really need neutral density filters any more? Can’t we just replicate the effect of filters in Photoshop or even in camera? Isn’t the dynamic range sufficient in my shiny new Sony camera? Well, yes and no…

7 Tips That Will Help You Extend Your Camera’s Battery Life

We've all heard or read those tips for getting the most out of your smartphone's limited battery life, but what about us photographers? How do you make sure you're squeezing every last shot out of your DSLR or mirrorless camera? This video will tell you.