Stories tagged with accessory-review

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All-in-one: ONA Capri bag review

ONA is known for high-end camera bags and accessories that go big on style - and price. The Capri leather tote is no exception - it's an attractive bag with padded storage for photo gear that could easily double as a high-end purse. Can it replace a camera bag and a purse, and is it worth the price? Read our review

Accessory Review: LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt

Earlier this year, storage manufacturer LaCie launched an upgraded version of its Rugged hard drive that features improved damage resistance and a built-in Thunderbolt cable. The new Rugged Thunderbolt drive is available with either a hard disk or an SSD, and also has a USB 3.0 port for universal connectivity. Is it a good storage option for photographers who need something that can handle the bumps in the road? Read more

Accessory Review: Drobo Mini RAID

The Drobo Mini is a portable RAID storage solution with four HD bays, speedy Thunderbolt connectivity, and desktop-based monitoring software. Ideal for photography and videography, the Drobo Mini has many features that might make it attractive to enthusiast and professional photographers and videographers. See how the Drobo Mini fared in our review.

Travel tripods: 5 carbon fiber kits reviewed

What makes a tripod a good travel companion? We test out five carbon fiber 'travel' tripods that while compact and light, are also comfortably tall and capable of supporting a reasonable amount of gear. This review covers five models, examining their features, functions and ergonomics in use both in the studio and out in the field. Click through to read the roundup.

Travel tripods: Comparing 5 aluminum kits

What makes a compact tripod a good traveling companion? We've collected 5 aluminum 'travel' tripod and head combinations that are compact, but are also comfortably tall and hold up a reasonable amount of gear. In this roundup we cover their features, functions and finish quality, and we put them to work in the studio and in the field. Read more

Quick Review: That Steady Thing

The simple idea that tripods are inconvenient to carry for extended periods has given birth to a host of attempts to find an easier way to steady a camera during a long exposure. A new device that joins this list is That Steady Thing - a metal boss that sits between a monopod's leg and its head, into which a pair of steadying legs screw. See if it lives up to its name. Read more

Flashpoint Budget Studio Monolight Review

The Flashpoint Budget Studio Monolights are Adorama's answer for cash-strapped photographers looking to build their own studio. Is there enough bang to back the budget price tag? Find out in our review.

Vanguard Heralder 51T Rolling Backpack Review
The Vanguard Heralder is a backpack that's stocked to the brim with features and conveniences. Are you looking for a large do-it-all pack that rolls and fits everything under the sun? Read our full review.
FotodioX WonderPana FreeArc Filter System Review
The WonderPana system enables photographers to add high quality filters to wide and ultra-wide angles lenses. If you are a wide-angle addict, check out our review.
ThinkTank StreetWalker HardDrive backpack review

A good photography backpack is capable of stowing essential elements like a full-size camera body, small family of lenses, laptop, tripod, and all necessary accessories. A truly great backpack can carry all of that while being carry-on friendly and providing a high level of comfort and adjustability. The minds at ThinkTank strove to bring that full package with the StreetWalker HardDrive photo backpack. But does it provide enough bang to justify its $229.75 price tag? Find out in our review

ThinkTank Streetwalker HardDrive Backpack Review

The ThinkTank Streetwalker HardDrive combines ample space for a pro DSLR, space for a mid-size laptop, and plenty more. Is this a photo bag you could see yourself with? Find out in our full review.

Light it up: Phottix Mitros Flash for Canon review

The Phottix Mitros flash is a high-end TTL flash designed to compete with Canon's 580EX II at well over half the price. The Mitros for Canon shares many features with the 580EX II, including high-speed sync and built-in IR triggering with Master and Slave modes. But is the Mitros mighty enough to match one of Canon's most beloved flash models? Find out in our review

Phottix Mitros Flash for Canon Review

The Phottix Mitros competes with the Canon 580EX II flash in our review. Will the half-price Phottix prevail?

Flashpoint 180 Monolight Review

Adorama's Flashpoint 180 Monolight kit will appeal to photographers on a budget. How does it fare in our review?

Get up high: Orion DVC210 DLSR crane review

As more and more video production companies and independent videographers rely on DSLRs to shoot a majority of their work, finding more compact equipment is becoming easier. A decent fully-loaded DSLR jib setup can cost anywhere between $500 and $3,000, and the ProAm Orion DVC210 resides at the lower end of the spectrum. Can the Orion DVC210 take your DSLR video to the next level? Find out in our review

Orion DVC210 DLSR Crane Review

The ProAm Orion DVC210 crane/jib targets DSLR filmmakers with its professional design and alluring price point. Is the DVC210 an essential addition to the DSLR filmmaker's tool belt? Read our full review.

Review: Ona Lima camera strap
The Ona Lima strap is a hand-made leather and canvas camera strap which makes a handsome companion to light and medium-weight gear. Barnaby Britton takes it out for a spin.
Pentax O-FC1 FluCard: The wireless details
Remote camera control and wi-fi image transfer are now available to Pentax K-3 users in the form of the O-FC1 FluCard. We take a look at what this customized, Wi-Fi SD card does, how it works, and how it compares to other solutions.
Elevate your movement: Cinetics Axis360 review

Panning, tilting and sliding are essential actions in both photography and video. To elevate the quality of camera movement, particularly in video, you need professional-grade equipment, and it's usually very expensive. But the folks at Cinetics aim to bridge the gap with the Axis360, an affordable, motorized tripod head and slider to help photographers create dynamic video and time-lapse photography. Read our review

Cinetics Axis360 review

The Cinetics Axis360 motor can pan, tilt, and slide your camera for professional time-lapse and video content. Will this Kickstarter product turn heads as well? Read our full review.

Eye-Fi Mobi Wi-Fi SD card review

The Eye-Fi Mobi targets beginners and mobile device fanatics with its simple setup and easy-to-use design. How does the Mobi stack up against the pricier Eye-Fi Pro X2 card? Read on to find out.

Hands-on with the GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro's latest fleet of little action bricks are fortified with several advanced features that cannot be found elsewhere in the market. The GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition ($399.99) is the newest flagship model, replacing the GoPro Hero 3 by adding some key upgrades. Having owned the first HD Hero and Hero2, our writer Mike Perlman wanted to know if the Black Edition was worth the extra cash. Read our review

Hands-on with the GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

We put the GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition to the test in our hands-on review.

Your camera's best amigo: Miggo Strap and Grip review

The Miggo straps and grips bring a lot of innovation to the way we tote and transport our beloved investments. Their versatile multi-use designs combine a high quality camera wrap, a method of securing the camera to your person and lens cap pocket all in one. Are the days of traditional camera toting coming to an end? Find out in our review

Miggo Strap and Grip review
The Miggo straps and grips come from a Kickstarter project designed to change the game of the traditional camera strap. Is Miggo better than your old camera strap? Find out in our review.
Battle of the titans: Top ball heads tested

Ten ball heads reviewed and compared: Here are the biggest and best ball heads from a number of major manufacturers spanning the spectrum of price and features.

Vanguard Abeo Pro Tripod Kit
The Vanguard ABEO Pro is packed full of features. Is this the right tripod for you? Read on to find out.
Manfrotto 190 Series Carbon Fiber Tripod Review
Manfrotto is back with a revision of the wildly popular 190-series tripod. Does the shiny new model sport must-have upgrades, or will the older 190 model still suffice? Read on to find out.
Meikon Underwater Housing for Sony DSC-RX100 Review

An almost-in-depth review of a more than just affordable alternative to established brands of underwater housings. Read this multi-page Meikon-42 underwater housing review and find out how it compares to competition.

8 months with the Vanguard Up-Rise 33 camera bag

The Vanguard Up-Rise 33 offers a unique expansion capability, making it a good choice for everyday carry, with the ability to adapt to larger and smaller loads.

Battle of the Wi-Fi Cards: Eye-Fi vs. Transcend
Your camera doesn't have to have Wi-Fi built-in to benefit from the advantages of connectivity. Wi-Fi capable SD memory cards have been around for a number of years, and here we're testing the Eye-Fi 16GB Pro X2 SDHC against Transcend's cheaper 32GB Wi-Fi SDHC card.
High Speed Sync with YN560 flash

This article explain the way to do High Speed Sync with YN560 flash.

Tamrac 5592 Big Wheels SpeedRoller 2X Bag Review
The Tamrac 5592 Big Wheels SpeedRoller 2X brings oversized wheels and a telescoping handle to the world of photo travel. Let's see how it performs.
Phottix BG-5D III Battery Grip for Canon EOS 5D Mark III Review
The Phottix BG-5DIII battery grip doubles the battery life of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and mirrors the functionality of Canon's BG-E11 battery grip. Does it perform on par with its more expensive competitor? Read on to find out.
Tamrac Evolution 9 Photo Backpack Review

The Tamrac Evolution 9 Sling Backpack is do-it-all pro backpack capable of carrying everything but the kitchen sink. Read on for the full review.

Cine System Tripod Dolly and Mount Review

If you're a videographer on a budget, you should take a close look at the Cine System. On of our favorite kickstarter-funded projects it allows you to achieve smooth panning and zooming, as well as car or window-mounted shots with minimal fuss.

Accessory Review: Kata Digital Rucksack 467-DL

The Kata Digital Rucksack 467-DL is an everyday photo bag that packs in a lot of features at a reasonable price. If you're in the market for a backpack that will get you through most shoots without breaking the bank, then the 467-DL might be for you.

Accessory Review: Kata Revolver-8 Backpack

Kata has designed the first photo backpack to feature a revolving lens chamber for quick access to your glass collection. Will the rest of the Kata Revolver-8 succeed in spinning our gears? Read our full review to find out.

Accessory Review: Manfrotto 294 Carbon Fiber Tripod

Carbon fiber has made its way into the tripod market, and Manfrotto's 290 Series is aimed at photographers on a budget. Will the Manfrotto 294 CF match competing models? Find out in our review.

Accessory Review: Manfrotto Solo VI DSLR Holster Bag

The Manfrotto Solo VI DSLR holster bag is designed to house a full-frame DSLR with 100-400mm lens attached. The Solo VI excels in the style department and is well made, but will it suit the needs of the average holster-bearing photographer? Read on to find out.

Accessory Review: Tamrac Zipshot Tripod

The Tamrac Zipshot tripod might be the ideal solution for travelers thanks to its light weight, compact size and ability to deploy within seconds. Find out if the Zipshot is worthy of your camera bag in our accesory review.

Accessory Review: Phottix Odin TTL Flash Trigger for Canon

Wireless TTL flash triggers flood the market, making it more difficult to find the ideal setup. The Phottix Odin (available for Canon and Nikon models) aims to simplify the process of wireless flash setup and maximize performance. Will the Phottix Odin system live up to the hype? Let's find out.

Accessory Review: Pixel Vertax D12 Grip for Nikon D800/E

Vertical grips can aid the handling of DSLRs for portrait-format shooting and when working with long, heavy lenses. In this short review, we look at the Vertax Pixel D12 battery grip, designed for the Nikon D800. At $99 it's considerably cheaper than Nikon's MB-D12 but can it do the same job?

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