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Lightscoop Deluxe & Lightscoop Jr. Flash Bounce Tool Review

December 12, 2013 / by

The Lightscoop system is a simple and effective bounce device designed to improve the quality of the light from your on-camera flash. In this review, we put two versions – the Lightscoop Deluxe and the Lightscoop Jr – to the test.

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Following the success of their earlier cameras, Ernst Leitz GmbH released the Leica II and III, launching a whole new angle (literally) to photojournalism.

Our 10 Favorite Cameras of All Time

October 17, 2013 / by

We are all gear lovers at heart, so let’s talk camera gear.. So lets count down our 10 favorite cameras of all time (plus a few honorable mentions). All cameras are on the table, film, digital and novelty formats. Maybe your favorite is here.

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The Merrill Experiment: Finding Simple Beauty in the Sigma DP Merrill Cameras

July 01, 2013 / by

Taking one of the Sigma DP Merrill Cameras for a spin, we fell in love with the image quality of the Faveon sensor. But is this camera hindered by over-simplification? Read on to find out.

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Clik Elite Tropfen Camera Backpack Review

June 03, 2013 / by

From Clik Elite, the makers of high adventure bags, comes a new classic line and this new Tropfen backpack. It’s unique design will win the hearts of many, but will it live up to the expectations of the brand?

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Five Photography Products Worth Splurging For

May 23, 2013 / by

When on a budget, it’s tempting to opt for cheaper products, and sometimes you can. But In this article, we’ll discuss five areas where you shouldn’t splurge.

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Brenthaven BX2 Messenger Bag Review

May 10, 2013 / by

We’d like to introduce you to the BX2 Messenger from Brenthaven in this review. Featuring unique gel padding and a sleek modern design, is this the bag for you?

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This direct-from-camera photo was shot at ISO 1000.  Click to see full-size and you will start to see grain and color noise introduced, especially in darker areas.  This is a direct result of higher ISOs.

Know Your Gear: ISO Limitations

May 02, 2013 / by

ISO is one leg of the Exposure Triangle, but it’s performance can vary between cameras. We discuss ISO and how it affects your work.

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Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | A Lens Review

April 03, 2013 / by

With the introduction of their new 35mm F1.4, Sigma has raised the bar. In our hands-on review, we explore it’s capabilities and evaluate the results.

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The Truth: Your Camera is Better Than Ansel’s

March 07, 2013 / by

In an effort to curbing gear lust, we look back at what Ansel Adams was able to accomplish with his “archaic” equipment that is rivaled by even the cheapest gear today.

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Kata Digital Rucksack 466-DL Camera Backpack Review

February 18, 2013 / by

The new Kata Digital Rucksack 466-DL is an improvement over the 466i, a bag we already loved. After several weeks in our care, we share with you our review and thoughts on the bag. Is it better than it’s predecessor? Read on to find out.

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