Accessory Reviews

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DJI Mini 3 Pro review: DJI's most compact model finally goes 'pro'

DJI's Mini series has always been a great entry-level option for beginners, hobbyists, or those willing to sacrifice features for size. But with its newest model, the Mini 3 Pro, DJI promises to bring pro features to its most compact model. Does it succeed?

Hands-on with the new Platypod eXtreme

Platypod just revealed its latest mini support device, the Platypod eXtreme. We take a closer look at this innovative new member of the well-regarded Platypod ecosystem with first impressions based on a pre-production sample.

Review: Rotolight AEOS 2 and NEO 3 lights use RGB LEDs to offer loads of creative color options

Rotolight's new NEO 3 and AEOS 2 lights may be more powerful than their predecessors, but they go one step further, providing millions of colorful lighting options via a touchscreen display.

Xencelabs Pen Tablet Small review: The more affordable rival to Wacom's Intuos Pro

If you're looking to speed up your editing workflow, few pieces of hardware can make complex masking, brushing and cloning jobs easier than a digital pen. We look at Xencelabs' latest offering, the Pen Tablet Small.

Review: DJI's Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine are pricey prosumer drones that fall slightly short

Three years after releasing the Mavic 2 series, DJI returns with the Mavic 3. It features a dual-camera system with a 4/3" CMOS sensor plus a tele photo lens that can zoom up to 28X. Is it worth the hefty price tag? We take a look at the Cine, the high-end model in this series.

Roundup: Six Large Tripods For Heavy Duty Use

What tripod can support a 600mm lens and still go on a long hike into the wilderness? We test out six higher-end, thick-legged, modular tripods that are comfortably tall and capable of supporting tremendous amounts of gear. This group review compares all six models, examining their features, functions and ergonomics in use, both in the studio and out in the field.

Review: The DJI OM 5 smartphone gimbal gets more compact, still adds features

A little over a year after releasing the OM 4, DJI returns with the OM 5, a smaller, more capable model. It's can deliver great results, though as we found, not without a little bit of practice.

In-depth tripod review: Leofoto 'Summit' LM-364C

Leofoto is one of the best-known names in the world of affordable tripods and supports, but not necessarily for the best of reasons. With the LM-364C, Leofoto appears to offer some innovation and high value – so how does it perform?

Thunderbolt Drives compared: Samsung X5 vs. Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus

If you're looking for fast portable external drives, and your PC or Mac has the right port, then Thunderbolt is the way to go. We compared the integrated Samsung X5 against the enclosure-style Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus. See which one came out on top.

The DPReview TV camera shoulder bag roundup extravaganza

Chris and Jordan review six popular camera shoulder bags, including models from Peak Design, Lowepro, Think Tank, Wotancraft, Vanguard and Manfrotto. Find out what they like about each, and which ones they picked for their own use.

In-depth tripod review: ProMediaGear Pro-Stix TR344

ProMediaGear is well-known within the photography industry for their long-lens gimbals and flash brackets , but with the Pro-Stix TR344, this family-run company is making a play for the premium 'systematic' tripod market. Read our in-depth review to find out how it performs.

In-depth tripod review: Really Right Stuff Versa TVC-34 Mk.2

The Really Right Stuff Versa TVC-34 Mk.2 is a premium carbon-fiber 'systematic' tripod. How does it perform – and is the high cost justified? Read our in-depth review to find out.

In-depth tripod review: FLM CP34-L4 II

The FLM CP34-L4 II is the latest in a line of well-respected premium tripods from this European brand. How does it compare against its peers? Read our in-depth review to find out.

In-depth tripod review: Sirui SR-3204

The The SIrui SR-3204 is an affordable 'Systematic' tripod that offers attractive features. So how does it compare to other models in its class? Read our in-depth review to find out.

In-depth tripod review: Gitzo Systematic Series 3 (GT3543LS)

In the first of a series of in-depth reviews of the best heavy duty 'Systematic' tripods, we're taking a look at the Gitzo Systematic Series 3 (GT3543LS). The big Gitzo is where it all started, so how does it hold up against today's competition?

The need for (transfer) speed: Five full-featured Thunderbolt 3 docks compared

There are so many Thunderbolt Docks on the market at the moment that it can be overwhelming to find the right one for you. We took a look at five different options to see how they might fit into your workflow.

Review: The Wandrd Prvke Lite - a small, yet versatile camera backpack

The Prvke Lite is the latest release from camera bag/strap maker Wandrd. A shrunk-down version of their popular full-sized Prvke bag, this model is perfect for smaller kits, including mirrorless cameras.

Review: DJI's Air 2S is the ultimate consumer drone

The DJI Air 2S is exactly what many drone enthusiasts have been asking for: a consumerdrone with a 1"-type camera sensor that's budget-friendly. Does it live up to the hype? In our opinion, yes.

Review: DJI's FPV drone combines DJI features with the fun of a racing drone

DJI has officially entered the world of FPV (first-person-view) drones. Combined with long flight time, DJI safety features and OcuSync 3.0, DJI's FPV drone puts you in the driver's seat of a high performance aircraft.

The Really Right Stuff Ascend-14 might be the ultimate travel tripod - if you can afford it

US manufacturer Really Right Stuff just released a new lightweight travel tripod, aimed at active and weight-conscious photographers that don't want to compromise on quality. Does its performance justify its high price? Find out in our initial review.

The best compact travel tripods for any budget

While we may be hunkered down at home for a while longer, that doesn't mean you can't plan for future travel when it's safe! Earlier this year we reviewed four popular compact travel tripod options, here's our favorite. [originally published July 2020]

Hähnel launches lantern diffuser speedlite accessory

As a neat little diffuser that has a gigantic impact on the quality of the light from a hotshoe flash unit, the Hähnel Lantern creates a dramatically wide spread of soft illumination.

Review: Monogram Creative Console - a refinement of our favorite modular editing hardware

Monogram's Creative Console allows you to build out a customized set of physical controls to speed up your editing workflow. Find out if it'll make your life easier in our detailed review.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 review: the best easy-to-use Instax Mini model

Fujifilm's latest entry-level Instax Mini model offers improved auto exposure over its predecessor and a simple-to-use interface. However, fun features and creative controls are mostly absent.

Fujifilm Instax Square SQ1 review: simple square-format fun

We got our hands on the brand new Instax SQ1: an easy-to-use instant camera that shoots square format film. Despite a couple of quirks, we think it's a camera that photographers and non-photographers alike will find fun to use.

Tested: Four travel tripods for every budget

Although image stabilization technology has come a long way, there are few things you can do to improve your low-light or telephoto images more than using a tripod. In this roundup we take a look at four travel tripods and pick our favorite.

Looking to upgrade your camera battery charger? The Hähnel ProCube 2 is worth considering

Some manufacturers no longer include a charger in the box when you buy a new camera. We look at a popular third-party option from Hähnel to see if spending more on a stand-alone charger makes sense.

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.

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