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Ron Leach  |  Jun 26, 2017  |  0 comments

The first thing many photographers do after investing in a new lens is to screw on a UV or haze filter. The idea is that these filters protect the front element of your lens from dirt and impact damage while improving contrast and eliminating atmospheric haze.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 15, 2017  |  0 comments

Back in April Nikon introduced a selection of special edition DSLRs, commemorative lenses, binoculars and collectibles in celebration of the company’s 100th Anniversary, which falls on July 25. And now the iconic brand has added to their collection of anniversary products with a snazzy leather camera bag, 10 limited-edition posters, and vintage t-shirts for men and women.

Ron Leach  |  May 31, 2017  |  0 comments

One of the key selling points of today’s DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, and even some high-end compacts is the remarkable video capabilities they offer. And perhaps the first accessory you’ll want once you start shooting video is a stabilizer to smooth out the motion.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 11, 2017  |  0 comments

Binoculars make great gifts, but navigating the styles, descriptions, specifications and nomenclature can be dizzying. How does an 8x42 compare to a 7x50, and why are some models $999 while others are $99? Here’s a sensible (and short) guide to buying binoculars. 

Ron Leach  |  May 10, 2017  |  0 comments

Photographers tend to be very particular about the bags, straps and holsters they use to carry their gear, and some of us have a veritable “bag mountain” somewhere in our home. In the humorous video below, Chris Niccolls of TheCameraStoreTV demonstrates the options he loves and those he doesn’t.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 27, 2017  |  0 comments

If you’re one of those photographers who thinks handheld light meters are relics from the bygone film era, think again. These powerful tools are just as important in the digital age as they’ve ever been.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 27, 2017  |  0 comments

Zen Photo is an online store featuring quirky accessories, gifts and other distinctive items for photographers. One of our favorites items are their “Nikon Patent Sheet Shoes” because of the graphics of a vintage Nikon patent sheet printed on the shoes.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 19, 2017  |  0 comments

If there’s one photo accessory that’s guaranteed to improve your results, especially when shooting with long lenses and under low-light conditions, it has to be the often-overlooked tripod. In the video below photographer Phil Steele explains how to choose the right tripod for your needs and how to use it properly.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 14, 2017  |  0 comments

We received quite a response from outdoor photographers after Wednesday’s story about “Nubrella,” an innovative umbrella you wear like a backpack. But for those who require maximum protection from the elements, we bring you the Photo Pod from Under the Weather.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 12, 2017  |  0 comments

The innovative Nubrella is a lightweight, collapsible umbrella worn with a chest harness for hands-free shooting in bad weather while keeping you and your camera gear dry. 

Ron Leach  |  Apr 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Fotodiox Pro has introduced an assortment of "Factor" lights that let you achieve studio-style results with no hot spots and a single, clean shadow. Designed for both spot illumination and area lighting, the Factor Series includes nine models in a variety of sizes and shapes.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Our friends across the pond at Canon UK are celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Canon’s EOS camera system with a new line of company-branded apparel and accessories. 

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 17, 2017  |  0 comments

There’s something here for everyone this week. We look at a retro tripod from a famous filter maker, a messenger bag from a famous tripod maker, a lens case from my favorite photo backpack maker and a new circular polarizing filter from a not-so-famous accessory maker—plus a knockout protective case for your MacBook. 

Joe Farace  |  Feb 21, 2017  |  0 comments

Capturing “the decisive moment” is more than just clicking the shutter at the right time and it’s more than luck, too. It’s an artful combination of experience, talent, and preparation. Being prepared for the unexpected is just as important to photojournalists and documentary photographers as it is to a Scout and that includes selecting and using gear that can be deployed at that right time, even if preparing for a single shot or two takes several hours. Some of these tools may be obvious while others not so much.

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