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Datacolor SpyderCHECKR Pro (With SpyderCUBE)

March 20, 2014 / by

When colors absolutely must be perfect (we’re looking at you, commercial and portrait photographers), a calibration system is a must. In this article, we’ll introduce you to the Datacolor SpyderCHECKR Pro system, which includes the SpyderCUBE white balancing tool. We’ve give you a brief overview of the system, discuss the process and use, plus we’ll analyze the design and results of the system.

The Spyder 4 Elite with base & included CD (software also available as a free download) - photo courtesy of Datacolor

Datacolor Spyder 4 Elite Monitor Calibration System Review

September 18, 2013 / by

Color management of your monitor is a must. In this review, we introduce you to the Spyder 4 system from Datacolor, which is one of the most dependable systems on the market.

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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.


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?

Fotodiox WonderBurst

Fotodiox Pro WonderBurst HSS8000 Radio Trigger Review

March 22, 2013 / by

The WonderBurst HSS8000 is a basic entry-level radio triggers for cameras and flashes. In our in-depth review, we evaluate if they will stand up to the competition.

Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM

Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM Wide Angle Zoom Lens Hands-On Review

May 09, 2012 / by

Late last year, Sigma released the widest angle zoom lens on the market, the 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM Wide Angle Zoom. We got our hands on it for a while to try it out. With hundreds of shots under our belt, we have a lot to say. Read on for a full in-depth review.

photo courtesy of vanguard

Vanguard Heralder 33 Camera Bag Review

April 30, 2012 / by

We review the Vanguard Heralder 33, a messenger style camera bag that is targeted at photojournalists. But it’s versatile enough and engeneered in a manner that would appeal to a much larger audience. Part time photographer who needs to carry more than their camera gear? This might be for you. Read on to hear our thoughts.

The BosStrap OP attached to a camera

BosStrap One Piece Strap Review

March 26, 2012 / by

As a result of recent patent award to a competitor, the popular BosStrap sling style strap system has been modified to eliminate the quick-connect system. Is that a benefit, or a hindrance? Read on to find out…

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JPG: A Photo Community Far Beyond Photos (Review)

January 05, 2012 / by

Over the past several months, we’ve been checking out a lesser photography and photojournalism community known as JPG, and now we’re ready to tell you all about it. The site has a number of unique features that are worth checking out. Read on to follow us along in our tour of the site and to hear our thoughts. It may just be the next big thing.

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Lens Loop Camera Strap Review

December 19, 2011 / by

We’d like to introduce you to another sling-style camera strap, The Lens Loop. The Lens Loop is a low-profile strap made out of a seat-belt-like material and minimal hardware. Simon Hucko takes the Lens Loop for a spin in this in-depth review.