Articles tagged "gear"

One thing: Taking stock of gear and when to let go or lean in

We're as guilty as anyone of getting excited about shiny new gear and features, but let's not lose sight of the gear we already have by our side. Let's better appreciate what we have, consider what gives us joy, and get out there to take some photos.

DPReview Annual Awards: The best photography gear of 2023

Plenty of amazing cameras, lenses, accessories and other products came through our doors in 2023. After careful consideration, healthy debate, and a few heated arguments, we're proud to announce the winners of the 2023 DPReview Awards!

Lensrentals' most-rented cameras & lenses of 2022: Canon & Sony dominate, video on the rise

Lensrentals has published the annual roundup of its most-rented gear for 2022. As in 2021, Canon and Sony dominated the rental shares. However, DSLR gear, like Canon EF cameras and lenses, dipped in popularity, while Sony gear was more rented than in 2021.

Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2022

This year, plenty of amazing cameras, lenses, accessories and other products came through our doors. As 2022 winds down, we're highlighting some of our standout products of the year. Check out the winners of the 2022 DPReview Awards!

DPReview TV: The best and worst cameras and lenses of 2022

It's that magical time of the year when Chris and Jordan look back on the year's best and worst releases of photo and video gear. Tradition dictates a drinking game, and this year it's a doozy...

Lensrentals shows off the most common ways cameras, lenses are damaged and destroyed

Accidents happen. Lensrentals sends a lot of gear out to customers, and sometimes the gear returns with damage. In a new blog post, Lensrentals shares common ways that cameras and lenses are damaged and destroyed.

This carbon composite camera body cap has a secret compartment for an Apple AirTag

Camera accessory company Nine Volt now offers a camera body cap that includes a secret compartment designed to hold an Apple AirTag tracking device, giving victims of camera theft hope for recovering a lost camera.

$6K worth of stolen camera gear was recovered thanks to Apple AirTags

While on holiday in southern Australia, Sydney resident Graham Tait became the victim of theft when someone broke into his car at a hotel and stole $10,000 worth of items, including a laptop and two cameras. Thanks to Apple AirTags, Tait quickly located his gear.

Lensrentals shares the most-rented cameras and lenses in 2021

Lensrentals has published its roundup of the most popular rented gear for 2021. As has been the case in recent years, both Canon and Sony top the charts

Lensrentals reveals its 'Most Rented New Products of 2021'

Lensrentals has shared what new equipment, released throughout 2021, was the most rented by photographers and cinematographers from around the world.

DPReview TV: Best and Worst photo/video gear 2021

It's that time of the year when Chris and Jordan look back on the year's best and worst releases of photo and video gear. As has become traditional, they've devised a drinking game to help ensure that their recollection ends up as hazy as the output of the worst lens...

Canon publishes microsite to bring awareness to counterfeit, gray market Canon products

The website includes detailed explainers as well as a visual quiz where you can test whether or not you are able to distinguish genuine products versus counterfeit products.

Gallery: Photos of Sony’s 2020 Tokyo Olympics service center — a1 bodies, GM glass and more

Photographer Dave Holland has captured behind-the-scenes images of Sony’s service center for press photographers covering the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

This is the gear Nikon has at its 2020 Tokyo Olympics service center

Photographer Vincent Kalut has captured some behind-the-scenes photos of Nikon’s on-site service center at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, showing off the hundreds of cameras and lenses available for photographers to use.

Pelican releases new 'Rugged Camera Lens Cover' for keeping your lenses protected on the go

The Pelican Rugged Camera Lens Covers come in Black and Coyote (tan) colors and retail for $25 each.

Opinion: Ode to the 'happy accident' or why film photographers have more fun

Double-exposures, light leaks, color shifts from aging, misaligned frame advances – these all can be happy accidents. Sometimes the universe adds a gentle touch to your photos, sometimes it takes them away completely. It's all part of the fun of shooting film.

Caught on video: Photographers robbed of $7,000 in gear while stuck in traffic in San Francisco

Last Friday, a pair of real estate photographers captured images near a park in San Francisco. After leaving, a vehicle pulled up behind them in traffic, smashed the back window, and made off with a bag of equipment worth $7,000.

Lensrentals' most popular gear: Canon once again dominates with Sony, Nikon far behind

In a year so very different from others, little has changed on the photography gear rental front. Canon takes 7 of the top 10 spots, with Sony taking the remaining three, and Nikon overtakes Sigma for third place.

The gear that got away: reader responses

Intrigue, unlikely reunions, tragic endings – our readers' stories of the gear they sold and wish they hadn't include all the makings of a summer blockbuster.

The one that got away: the gear we sold – and now regret letting go of

Misery loves company, so we're sharing stories of cameras and lenses we sold and now regret letting go of – and inviting you to do the same.

Canon AE-1: the gear that changed my (photographic) life, again and again

What makes the Canon AE-1 so special to Editor Dan Bracaglia is its ability to connect him back to the childhood curiosity and excitement that originally made him fall in love with photography.

The gear that changed my (photographic) life: reader responses part 2

We're continuing to highlight our favorite reader responses to the question "What piece of gear made the biggest impact on your photography?" Answers this time ranged from books to mentors to classic film cameras and beyond.

You can now operate all of Edelkrone's motorized gear with its new 'Controller'

The controller runs off two 'AAA' batteries and can remotely control Edelkrone's line of dollies, heads, jibs and sliders from up to 25m (82ft) away.

The gear that changed my (photographic) life: reader responses

As we've been sharing stories of the gear that made the biggest difference to our photography, DPR readers have been responding with theirs. Here are some of our favorite responses so far.

DPReview TV: The gear that changed my life

We all have some piece of photo gear that changed the way we work. In this video, DPReview TV host Chris Niccolls tells us what product rocked his world. The answer may surprise you.

Photography deals, discounts and freebies for making the most of being stuck inside

As stay-at-home orders continue to increase, we've rounded up a few deals on gear, courses, webinars and more from around the photography community.

Roger Cicala breaks down the do's (and don'ts) of cleaning your camera gear and workspace

Lensrentals founder and owner, Roger Cicala, has shared a post explaining what you should (and shouldn't) be doing to keep yourself and your gear as clean as possible amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Spider Holster launches updated Hand Strap and Lens Collar Plate, as well as two new products

Spider Holster has launched four new products, including two updated versions of existing gear, that make life easier for photographers.

Video: Billie Eilish parody music video 'Gear Guy' is made for filmmakers and photographers

Ring in the new year with a laugh thanks to this parody music video that pokes fun at photographers who might just suffer from Gear Acquisition Syndrome, less affectionately referred to as G.A.S.

Lensrentals breaks down its most-rented photo and video gear of 2019

As has become a year-end tradition, Lensrentals has shared the details of what brands, mounts, cameras, lenses and accessories it's rented out throughout 2019.

Our recommendations: essential gear for your winter photo adventures

Planning to do any outdoor photography this winter? Here are some products you might want to take with you.

2019 Black Friday and Cyber Monday camera gear deals

We've rounded up some of the best deals on cameras, lenses and accessories from around the web.

Peer-to-peer rental platform KitSplit launches comprehensive owner's guarantee

Expanded insurance coverage now also includes theft by the renter, in addition to previous coverage which included damage, loss and theft from the renter.

Video: 20 minutes of ASMR binaural sounds for photographers

Jared Polin of FroKnowsPhoto has shared a new video with the self-explanatory title ‘ASMR Photography.’

Thieves steal more than $50,000 in equipment from camera store in less than a minute

The four thieves made off with more than $50,000 in cameras and accessories from Hunt's Photo and Video in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Tenba launches new Ridged Lens Capsule line, two new Gear Pouches

Tenba has unveiled a collection of products to help keep lenses, cables, batteries and more safe and organized when traveling and shooting.

Gear Offer is an online marketplace for buying and selling used camera gear

Gear Offer is an online marketplace for selling and buying used camera gear with fees lower than both Amazon and eBay.

Over $200K in Leica gear stolen from Scottish camera store Ffordes

More than $200,000 in camera gear was stolen from Ffordes camera shop located in northern Scotland. Ffordes is asking anyone with information to come forward in an effort to retrieve the stolen equipment.

Video: 5 DIY photography storage 'hacks'

Ted Forbes of The Art of Photography breaks down five 'hacks' for organizing your camera equipment.

Nikon dominates World Press Photo 2018 camera breakdown

If you look at the cameras used to shoot the winning photos in the prestigious World Press Photo 2018 competition, you'll see that DSLRs dominated over mirrorless, and Nikon dominated over everyone.