I never fancied myself a passionate lover of a battery charger. That is, until I tried the Nitecore FX1 Dual-Slot USB Travel Charger for FUJIFILM NP-W126 & NP-W126S Batteries. Am I kidding you? No. Seriously, I really, really like, maybe love, this camera battery charger. Why and how did this charger win my heart? Four words: It is freaking cool!
Battery chargers usually come with a new camera except for some USB-charging only cameras.
If you’re into analog film cameras, by extension you’re also into light meters. This is because while most modern cameras contain excellent TTL metering systems, if you use film cameras made prior to the 1970s and ’80s chances are: A. the camera has a meter but it doesn’t work anymore; B. the meter works but it’s no longer accurate; C. they stopped making batteries for your meter when Jimmy Carter was President; or D. the camera never had a light meter in the first place. If you resonate with any of the above and your film camera has an
I am one of those few lucky people who has found the perfect camera bag. And beyond it being just the perfect camera bag, it’s also the perfect bag for so much more than just carrying my camera. This miracle bag, this thing that I love, is the Domke F-802 Reporter’s Satchel. Minimal, lo-fi, bare-bones, plain, humble… however you want to emphasize its simplicity, this has been my bag of choice for many, many years.
I’m partial to
The MacBook Pro has long been the standard, go-to laptop for working photographers. It combines the power we need along with the portability to bring on location or along while traveling. It’s the perfect combination that just got even better with the recent release of the new, late 2019 16" MacBook Pro. I had a chance to use this new model for a few days, and decided to jump in head-first and use it in lieu of not
Speaking as a photographer who learned the craft of black-and-white photography using a 4 x 5" field camera and Tri-X film, I know a good black-and-white photograph when I see one. After spending an afternoon wandering about New York’s Chelsea Market and the elevated High Line with the new Leica M10 Monochrom, I can tell you straight up that the M10 Monochrom takes incredibly good black-and-white photographs. And you can bank
I am in a year-long quest to find the right camera/lens combination that will give me a wide-angle (24mm, 28mm, or 35mm equivalent) fixed focal length setup for everyday carry and general street photography. I have been experimenting with small form factor mirrorless and point-and-shoot cameras such as the Sony a6500 and FUJIFILM X100F
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Doug takes the Canon 1DX Mark III DSLR Camera out for a spin, showing you that "this camera is all about speed." Featuring a 20.1MP sensor with a newly designed low pass filter and a 191-point Dual Pixel CMOS AF system that prioritizes people. The 1DXIII can shoot up to 20 fps in Live View with AF/AE Tracking and can achieve a maximum burst rate of 1000+ images (RAW+JPEG). Video capabilities of the Canon 1DX III include 4K 60p with Canon Log, 10-bit 4
I'm a big fan of smaller, lighter camera gear, so when Tamron announced a trio of lightweight, compact prime wide-angle lenses for Sony E-mount cameras, I took notice. Included in the lineup are the 35mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M 1:2 and 24mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M 1:2, which will be available any day now, and a
Sigma released the most intriguing and exciting camera of the year. This probably isn’t a statement you’d expect to hear, but I’d argue that 2019’s Sigma fp is the most unexpected and, subsequently, most pleasantly surprising camera from 2019. And not because it’s the best camera, but because it signals a clear and decisive break from the status quo of camera design that has been present in the industry for many, many years. Sigma has
Type the tagline “Pro Quality Amateur Prices” into Google and watch links to the company Neewer float to the top of your feed. Founded in 2010 with an initial set-top flash, Neewer has grown to incorporate inexpensive LED on-camera lighting and ring lights popular with the beauty blogger set, while also expanding into microphones and audio accessories, tripods and stabilization gear, as well as lenses, filters, bags, and various other accessories for photo, video, and audio markets.
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Shooting fish in a barrel takes on a whole new meaning with a trio of ultra-wide and fish-eye lenses from Hongkong MeiKe Digital Technology Co. Ltd. Better known by the designation MeiKe, which according to one source combines the words “beauty” (Mei) and “technology” (Ke), the parent company was founded in 2005 as a manufacturer and exporter of photographic accessories, with a headquarters in Hong Kong and branches in mainland China. In addition to manufacturing a variety of affordably priced battery grips, shutter releases, adapter rings,
The best camera may very well be the one that’s with you, but how do you handle that endless stream of digital files generated from the insatiable need to document your life in pictures? A new tool to help you cope with this insurmountable data stream is ibi, the Smart Photo Manager from SanDisk.
Named for the Latin term meaning, “there, in that place,” ibi lives in your home as a multi-faceted solution to help you collect, organize
The 24-70mm f/2.8 lens is a perennial favorite among photographers who prefer to travel light. As a someone whose heavy rotation rotation consists of hefty 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm prime lenses, a fast 24-70mm has long lingered in my mind. So when I was asked to review Sigma’s 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens, I jumped on the opportunity to see how well it could stand in for my usual trio.
I suppose it’s the habits you get into that define you. I was always a bit dismissive of rolling camera cases for photographers, preferring, for some hard to explain reason, to use old-school camera bags that weighed me down significantly. It’s true that access to bags is generally easier and you can move faster with a bag over your shoulder than a rolling case dragging behind you, but for me, the reason runs a bit deeper. I feel that the metaphoric weight of photography—the responsibility and effort—should rest on ourselves, and the same goes
As the satisfied owner of two Lowepro Sling bags and a smaller Lowepro backpack I often use when hiking or biking, I was delighted to have an opportunity to review Lowepro’s new Pro Trekker BP 450 AW II Backpack. As I had anticipated, I wasn’t disappointed. Designed to comply with the carry-on regulations of most US and international airlines (the exterior measurements are 13.78 x 19.29 x 9.84"), the form factor of the Lowepro BP 450 AW II