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Cynthia Boylan  |  Jun 24, 2015  |  0 comments

Every photographer knows that it can often be difficult to quickly change lenses safely when you’re on location or capturing images in a city or in the wilderness. The Lens Flipper in a unique device that takes the stress out of the process. It is an easy to use double-sided locking lens cap with its own strap.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jun 19, 2015  |  0 comments

The Lens Bracelet: Transform your passion for photography into a unique fashion statement for yourself or someone you love. The Lens Bracelet is a soft silicone replica of the focusing ring of a lens featuring the embossed lettering you’d normally find there like 50mm, AF/MF and even lens grip ridges. This bracelet is one size fits all (7 inches) and since everyone has a favorite lens type, you can choose the focal length and camera that best represents you: 50mm prime in Canon or Nikon, 24-70mm zoom in Nikon, or 70-200mm in Canon. Two bracelets are included in each set. The Canon set has a retail value of $25, the Nikon Pro set is $25 and the Original set is just $15.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jun 16, 2015  |  0 comments

Think Tank Photo’s new Trifecta 10 DSLR Backpack 9 ($159.75) and the Trifecta 8 Mirrorless Backpack ($139.75) were designed for a pro photographers’ three workhorse lenses: an ultra-wide, mid-range, and telephoto zoom lens. Available for DSLR and Mirrorless systems, these backpacks sling for side access from both the left and right.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jun 11, 2015  |  0 comments

appleJuce: Sooner or later the LCD screen on your camera (tablet, laptop or smartphone) will lose its luster due to the dust, dirt and smudges accumulating on its surface. The dirt reduces the screen’s clarity, brightness and color accuracy but it can be restored with a good cleaning. Many household cleaners contain ingredients that can damage the screen’s sensitive surface. appleJuce is a complete solution for cleaning these devices. The 2oz appleJuce pump is ideal for use at home, in the studio, or on location. Its TSA-approved size is small enough for travel and fits easily in an organization case so appleJuce is handy whenever you need it. appleJuce is alcohol and ammonia free and it removes stains/oils from all screens, it also polishes the surface of your electronics. Environmentally friendly, appleJuce has a green apple scent and the package includes appleJuce solution in a 2oz pump bottle and two reusable screen cleaning cloths for a suggested retail price of $12.95.

 

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 04, 2015  |  0 comments

Dads and tools go together like crooked public servants and greasy bags of banknotes. Photographers tend to tote tools, too. Put it all together (minus the politician) and we just might have the perfect Father’s Day gift suggestion. And it comes from SOG, a company with a rich and venerated heritage.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 04, 2015  |  0 comments

Before you get any ideas about drafting a posse and coming after me with tar and feathers because of my computer platform preferences, let me explain—please. Because I write about digital photography I must use both PCs and Macs so that I can deliver balanced stories and explain computer functions to our entire audience, not just one group or the other.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jun 04, 2015  |  0 comments

HEXO+: The HEXO+ is another new imaging drone that is capable of auto-following and auto-filming your subject. The HEXO+ is similar to the Lily Flying Camera drone, which we featured last month and took the UAV world by storm.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jun 03, 2015  |  0 comments

The Cooperative of Photography (COOPH) recently added a few new additions to their popular line of graphic shirts. Inspired by photography, COOPH tops are made from comfortable, soft 100 percent cotton fabric and feature a handy pocket for your lens cap. The new line of Leica inspired shirts features:

Cynthia Boylan  |  May 28, 2015  |  0 comments

The ONA Roma Camera Insert: If your just packing your DSLR and a lens, the Roma Camera Insert from ONA can easily transform any bag into a protective space for your gear. The Roma won’t replace a camera bag but it’s a good solution for short trips where only your camera and a lens are needed. The Roma also has five exterior pockets that’ll help keep your stuff organized. It is available in black and handcrafted from waxed canvas with leather side handles for easy removal.

Cynthia Boylan  |  May 14, 2015  |  0 comments

TetherClings are small Microfiber cleaners that stick to cameras (and other devices) to ensure there is always a cleaner nearby for lenses, screens and fine optics. Simply peel off the clear backing of the Cling and attach it to the device. The MicroFiber cleaner on the other side removes the dust, oil, smudges and dirt from your laptop, phone (or tablet), computer screen, lenses and eyeglasses.

The TetherCling Cleaner & Security kit includes:

Two LensClings

Two ScreenClings

One CamShield

Cynthia Boylan  |  May 07, 2015  |  1 comments

The Satechi BT Smart Trigger is an Android and iOS wireless timer remote for latest Canon camera models. The Smart Trigger app features multiple modes allowing users to easily capture the best shots every time. The Regular Shot mode (iOS/Android smartphones or tablets) acts as a wireless shutter that can be used for group shots. Manual Shot mode offers users the ability to take long exposures and lock the shutter open to capture photographic techniques such as star trails, fireworks or light painting at night. Time Shot mode turns your smartphone or tablet into an intervalometer used for advanced photography tasks such as time lapses or videos of traffic, weather or blooming flowers.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 28, 2015  |  1 comments

We make a lot of selfie stick-related jokes here at Shutterbug but we’ve never seen anything as hilariously depressing as the Selfie Arm. The invention, which we hope is meant as a satirical joke, is a fake arm that you can attach a smartphone or camera to take a self-portrait.

Jim Zuckerman  |  Apr 24, 2015  |  0 comments

Low light photography requires technical discipline to get the kind of pictures you want. Obviously artistry is also part of the equation, but shooting when the light is reduced presents technical problems that can only be dealt with using technical solutions.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Apr 23, 2015  |  0 comments

Just as certain as the crocus and grape hyacinth that burst on the scene seemingly from nowhere, another sure sign of spring is my reliance on a few familiar gadgets to help me celebrate the season. Here are three of the accessories I’d be hard pressed to do without.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Apr 21, 2015  |  0 comments

Cotton Carrier’s camera Side Holster, which is a key component of the Camera Vest and Carry-Lite systems, is now being sold individually, and packaged with a sliding shoulder strap with a built-in safety tether. The set-up is designed to make carrying your camera holstered at your hip an easy, fun, and safe shooting experience.

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