Articles tagged "accessory-review"

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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.

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.
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