Accessory Reviews

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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.

Buying Guide: The best instant cameras

The instant camera market is heating up, and with four formats and 15+ cameras to choose from, we felt it was high time to examine them all and pick our favorite.

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

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

Adorama Flashpoint Budget Studio Monolight Review

Offered in 160W ($70) or 300W ($100) power intensities, Adorama's Budget Studio Monolights are geared toward studio photographers who are just starting out and are constrained by modest budgets. At a fraction of the price of professional heads, can the Flashpoint Budget Studio lights do the job? Find out in our review

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.

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?

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