Accessory Reviews

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Review: The Tourbox controller – can it speed up your editing?

With its unusual form factor can the Tourbox aid the editing process? Will its price and variety of tactile controls appeal to photo and video editors who would like to streamline their workflow?

Loupedeck+ review
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It's not cheap and the initial setup is time-consuming, but the Loupedeck+ improves on its predecessor in some important ways and makes a lot of sense for those with demanding photo editing needs.

Review: What it's like to scan film on the Epson Perfection V600

The Epson V600 is a reasonably priced scanner aimed at analog film shooters. It's fairly easy to operate and capable of decent image quality, but still easily bested by scans from our local photo lab.

2019 Guide: Apple iPad Pro for Photographers

The Apple iPad has always been a tempting tool for photographers on the go: slim, lightweight, and now with the current iPad Pro models, powerful enough to do most photo tasks you'd accomplish on the desktop. The software isn't quite there yet, but the next release of iPadOS should bridge that gap.

Review: Four high-end camera straps compared by a working pro

Photographer Jeanette Moses tries out four high-end camera straps while on the job including the Holdfast Skinny MoneyMaker, Holdfast MoneyMaker Solo, Peak Design Slide and the BlackRapid Nicole Elliot. Her pick, the Peak Design Slide, is also the most affordable.

Review: Wondershare FilmoraPro video editing software

Wondershare recently introduced FilmoraPro, a non-linear editor designed to take on Adobe’s Premiere Pro, but on a non-subscription basis. Can it take some market share away from the heavy hitters of the video editing world?

DPReview TV: Deity Connect microphone review

Jordan reviews the Deity Connect wireless microphone. Find out why this is the mic system he's wanted for a decade, and why he thinks it's a compelling choice for so many people who shoot video.

Shooting with PolarPro's six-pack ND filter set for the DJI Osmo Pocket

DJI introduced the Osmo Pocket, a portable, handheld device ideal for vloggers and recreational use, late last year. To slow shutter speed for more cinematic footage, and to reduce glare in photos, these polarizer and neutral density filters can be a great addition.

Review: The Aputure Amaran AL-MW LED light

The Amaran AL-MW is a tiny, color-accurate LED light that runs for hours on a charge, includes color filters and diffusers, and is submersible to 10m. If you're in need of a small, portable light for the studio or in the field it might just earn a spot in your camera bag.

Review: Langly Alpha Globetrotter Backpack is more style than substance

Langly's premium camera backpack looks outdoorsy and stylish but is less functional than the competition.

Review: Lomography Diana Instant Square

The Diana Instant Square is a retro-inspired camera with manual controls that's fun to shoot in good light, but largely unpredictable in its operation.

Comparative review: The best pocket printer of 2019

We reviewed three of the more popular 'pocket printers,' the Canon Ivy, Fujifilm Instax Share and Polaroid ZIP. Here's the one we recommend...

Review: Peak Design Travel Backpack 45L and 'Packing Tools' are pricey but versatile

The Peak Design Travel Backpack 45L is the centerpiece of the brand's new Travel Line - it's pricey but awesome. Other components of the line are pricey and less-awesome.

Review: The Wacom Intuos Pro is a workflow-boosting machine

Wacom's latest pro tablet can help take your editing workflow – and most importantly, the final image results – to the next level.

Review: Kodak Scanza film scanner is easy-to-use, but overpriced

At its core, the Scanza is an easy-to-use multi-format film scanner. It offers a quick and easy way to scan your film negatives and slides into JPEGs, but costs a lot more than similar products without a Kodak label.

Review: Peak Design Everyday Sling 10L, a solid but pricey pack

The Everyday Sling might just be the perfect pack for not carrying too much gear, combining comfort with Peak Design's signature modern style.

Review: Grip Gear Movie Maker 2

The Movie Maker is a compact, motorized slider designed for phones, action cams and small mirrorless cameras. We think it's a fun little kit and a good value proposition for the cost, provided you can work around a few of its weak points.

App-based camera triggers: Alpine Labs Spark vs Miops Mobile Dongle

App-based remote triggers are a fun and effective way to unlock even more creative potential from your camera. Here's a closer look at two popular brands.

Review: The Wandrd Prvke is a near-perfect camera bag

The Wandrd Prvke (pronounced 'provoke') is one of the best-looking and most functional camera backpacks on the market.

Review: Palette modular photo editing system

Dials and sliders and buttons, oh my! This modular set of editing controls hopes to improve your photo editing workflow – for a price.

Long-term test: Domke F6 'Little Bit Smaller' shoulder bag

The Domke F-6, also known as the 'Little Bit Smaller' bag shares a lot of characteristics with the venerable (and a Little Bit Bigger) F-2. Senior Editor Barnaby Britton has been using one for several years.

Review: Peak Design Capture Clip V3

Peak Design's Capture Clip takes the pain out of carrying your camera – and the latest version is an improvement on an already popular design.

Not your ordinary camera bag: Rhake waterproof pack with Camera Capsule insert review

The Rhake pack is weatherproof multi-purpose bag with a dedicated camera insert, lifetime guarantee – and steep price tag.

Hex Raven DSLR Bag Review

The Hex Raven DSLR bag holds a ton of gear and employs a low-profile design that doesn't scream "I'm a camera bag." We think it's a little too bulky for everyday use, but makes for a great option when traveling with a lot of gear.

Gudsen Moza Air gimbal review

Gudsen's Moza Air gimbal is designed to add stability to the video footage of mid-range to high-end DSLRs and mirrorless cameras at a competitive price. Damien Demolder puts it to the test.

Review: Affinity Photo 1.5.2 for desktop

Affinity Photo is a $50 photo editing software with no subscriptions. That's it – pay for it once and you're done. And we think it's actually pretty darn good.

New gear and impressions: Peak Design's 'Leash' shoulder and 'Cuff' wrist strap

Peak Design has re-worked its Leash and Cuff straps, which use the company's brilliant Anchor Link system. While they both inspire confidence and make switching out straps a cinch, we think the Leash could still use some refinement.

Blackmagic Video Assist 4K review

Looking to level up your video capture capabilities without buying a whole new camera? Blackmagic's Video Assist 4K is well worth considering, despite a few flaws and its lack of 4K/60p support.

Domke F-803 and F-5XB review

No laptop sleeves, water bottle holders or endless customizability options here. Domke's classic shoulder bags are basic, but they'll stand up to years of use.

The Miggö Pictar is a pricey camera grip for iPhone photographers

The Pictar grip provides a number of customizable physical controls for your iPhone camera, but at its price point we would like to see better materials and build quality.

Peak Design Everyday Backpack Review

Peak Design's 'consider every detail' approach shines in the Everyday Backpack. While expensive, it's one of the best options out there for a photographer who needs to pack a lot of stuff in addition to gear.

Flash review: the Godox Ving V860 II is a great-value wireless solution

A budget-priced, radio controlled flashgun that doesn't feel or perform like a cheap knockoff? Believe it.

Insta360 Air 360-degree camera for Android quick review

The Insta360 Air is an Android device add-on that seamlessly connects to your phone and records 360-degree stills and video. For $130, it's an affordable and fuss-free introduction to 360 shooting. Read more

Cinetics Lynx motion control system review

Professional astrophotographer and DPReview contributor, José Francisco Salgado, has been using Cinetics' new Lynx motion control system for several weeks and shares his experience in this hands-on review. Read more

Kamerar Lens Zoom Kit for iPhone 7 Plus review

The Kamerar Zoom Lens Kit for the iPhone 7 Plus combines easy operation and decent image quality with an affordable price point. Read more

Fotodiox LED100WB-56 quick review

The LED100WB-56 is a wall-powered, dimmable LED light source that does things a little differently. We take a closer look in our studio. Read more

Mobile Speed: Portable SSDs for photographers

Still carrying around spinning hard drives when you work away from home? It's never been easier to switch to portable SSDs. We take a look at several popular SSD products, as well as a do-it-yourself solution. Read more

Accessory review: Western Digital My Passport Wireless Pro

Tired of carrying around a laptop to back up and process images? Western Digital wants to set you free with the My Passport Wireless Pro, a battery powered hard drive with card reader, Wi-Fi, and a mobile app. Is it up to the task? Read more

 

Accessory review: MindShift Gear SidePath camera backpack

The MindShift Gear SidePath is a $100 water resistant fly-under-the-radar day pack with hidden compartments and room to spare. Read more

Quick review: Apexel 8mm fisheye lens for smartphones

The Apexel 8mm fisheye mobile accessory lens offers an extreme angle of view and a quick way to add another look to your arsenal, but even for a low-cost add-on it comes up short on image quality. Read more

Pelican Air 1535 Rolling Hard Case with TrekPak Dividers Review

Pelican's new Air gear cases claim to provide all the toughness the brand is known for without all of the weight. We took the rolling 1535 model freshly outfitted with TrekPak dividers for a test run. Read more

Accessory Review: Peak Design Slide Camera Sling strap

Peak Design takes a fresh approach to the camera strap with its Slide Sling. Well-considered details and a comfortable strap help justify its steep price, but there's a potentially deal-breaking flaw in the strap's design. Read more

For everyman and everywoman: Peak Design Everyday Messenger bag review

Peak Design's 're-think the basics' approach is evident in its Everyday Messenger bag, in obvious and more subtle ways. Propelled into existence by an enormously successful crowdfunding campaign, is the Everyday Messenger the one bag to rule them all? Read more

Accessory Review: Tenba Cooper Messenger bag

Over the past few years, Tenba has gained a reputation for its solid line of messenger-style shoulder bags. The Cooper line, introduced in late 2015, promises the same reliability with luxury materials like full grain leather accents. Suitable for mirrorless and DSLR kits, we took a look at the Cooper 13 Slim and Cooper 15. Read more

A classic reinvented? Domke Chronicle Review

Domke has a long history of making bags that to serve the needs of working photographers. Designed for accessibility, durability and style that intentionally avoids attracting attention, they've enjoyed popularity with generations of pro photographers. A few years ago Domke introduced the Next Generation line, bringing modern updates to its classic bag. Find out what a longtime Domke user thinks of the next-gen Chronicle bag. Read more

Lights, camera, action: Manfrotto Digital Director quick review

Manfrotto's Digital Director, introduced in April, is a departure from its usual array of tripods and tripod heads. It's a device designed to hold an iPad Air tethered to a DSLR, providing a large live view screen, access to camera controls and wireless sharing options. Shooting with a large screen can be a revelation compared to using a 3" LCD, but the Digital Director is pretty pricey. Is it worth the cost? Read more

Beyond the table top: 5 mini tripods reviewed

As capable cameras get smaller, photographers and camera bags have adapted to hold these systems. Camera supports have evolved as well - enter the mini tripod, a class of legs and head that can hold up tiny cameras and flashes, but is also strong enough to support full-sized gear. In this group test we look at five such tripods. Which one should you take on your next hike? Read more

Metz mecablitz 26 AF-1 Quick Review

While plenty of DSLRs also have a built-in flash, the feature has been out of favor with mirrorless manufacturers, prioritizing miniaturization. This is where the Metz mecablitz 26 AF-1 digital steps in. Small compared to standard hotshoe flash units, it's still a good deal larger than those that come in the box with most mirrorless cameras. Read review

 

Accessory Review: Western Digital My Passport Wireless

Western Digital's Wi-Fi enabled My Passport Wireless is a hard drive that features a built-in SD card reader. Alongside the drive, it offers a My Cloud app, allowing photo, video and audio files on the drive to be viewed wirelessly from a phone or tablet. With Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities it could be a very tempting device for roaming photographers who want photo backup without the burden of a laptop. Is it a travel photographer's new best friend? Read review

What goes around: 6 mid-sized ball heads put to the test

One of the most important parts of a tripod is the head that connects the camera to the legs. Continuing where our previous ball head roundup left off, we've collected six ball-type heads for review that are in the medium-to-large size class. These heads are suitable for most large cameras and lenses, with only the truly gigantic or heavy devices requiring something larger. Find out which ones earn our recommendation. Read more

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