It’s been a year since Nikon has expanded with the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4. This huge zoom is the first telephoto lens in the Nikkor collection with a built-in 1.4x teleconverter. Some might even consider it to be a dream lens. As one of the largest lenses perfect for outdoor and wildlife, expectations
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When traveling with camera gear, it can be tedious getting through security. If you’re lucky, you won’t be asked to take out any cameras or accessories, but that’s rarely the case. So to all photographers who tend to travel a lot with the camera gear, the Think Tank Airport Advantage bag might be perfect for
Nikon’s Z-series is no stranger to the lens market. Prior to the Z 14-30mm release, the series had the Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S and the Z 58mm f/0.95 Noct. As for the f-stops on the other two lenses, the 14-30mm’s f-stop does not compare, but with Nikon everything has its purpose. There are other lenses
Whether you are traveling, running errands, or just doing your normal routine, having a power bank in your bag is a must. There is nothing like having a dead phone when you need it most. In today’s market, there is an endless amount of backup batteries but none are the same. There are a few
You can set your camera to get the most accurate color and even use some of the top post-production programs out there but all that means nothing if your monitor is not displaying the correct color. Luckily, you can correct this in a quick and easy way. All you have to do is adjust the
If you are looking for a versatile tripod that is simple and dependable, Patekfly’s 12-inch Flexible Tripod might be the one for you. This flexible tripod is suitable for a variety of different environments whether it be something for your desktop or an attachment for your bike. The tripod has a sturdy and flexible feature
When it comes to shooting clean and bright photographs, bright lights are a must. In today’s market, there is an abundant amount of lighting that can give photographers this effect but which ones are worth the price? You can always opt for a professional setup but for those on a budget, RoundFlash created a budget-friendly
Gitzo has been making high-quality tripods for quite a while and has been a go-to brand for many professional landscape and wildlife photographers. A majority of their products are made just for that, the outdoors. Back in early 2018, Gitzo wanted to expand their company and made their way into the backpack market. That was
Moving around with camera gear can be extremely risky, especially if you are traveling abroad with it. But regardless of where you are going, having a lens, a camera body, or any other necessity break is something photographer do not look forward to or want to experience. Of course, with weather, carelessness, or anything else
When it comes to photography shoulder bags, there is an infinite amount to choose from. You have shoulder bags that are perfect for your commute and others that have been designed for your camera and extra accessories. And while some are hits, there are also many misses. It can be a tedious process having to
BlackRapid is no stranger to making top-of-the-line and unique camera straps. With each release, you can expect nothing but quality. The BlackRapid Sport Breathe Strap became an addition to their Breathe Line back in 2017 but still remains relevant. The Breathe Line itself is different from other camera straps due to how the elements of
What is one thing that wedding, concert, and sport photographers all have in common? They use more than one lens and camera. Of course, this does not only apply to these of photographers. But anyone who had to shoot an event and constantly had to switch their gear knows it is tedious to do. Also,
When the opportunity comes to travel with photography gear, this is where you have to determine what is actually important. This can difficult because bringing everything you have is not ideal. Of course, there’s the go-to lenses, camera bodies, chargers, and memory cards but many tend to overlook the tripod. It is actually an important
Whether you are traveling the world or going to a photo session in your city, protecting your gear is crucial. Getting your valuable materials stolen is no fun, especially when in a foreign location. And because of that, Pacsafe released their anti-theft camera backpack to make sure your items are secure. The company is no
Just like there is an endless amount of cameras, there is also an infinite amount of camera bags to go with them. With different price points, styles, and manufacturers, it is actually an overwhelming process to pinpoint which bags are dependable not only your camera but lenses and extra accessories. To figure out where to
The enhancement of smartphone photography has taken a giant leap as many companies are creating these phones with more than one lens. This allows users to take impeccable photos without the need of having some sort of professional camera. But another alternative to enhancing your photography is external lenses for smartphones. Over the past years,
With the enhancement of cameras on smartphones, add-on lenses have been commonly used. The main issue with these smartphone camera lenses is the optical quality that usually is not the best since many lenses are inexpensive. On the other end, there are smartphone lenses that produce incredible image quality but comes with difficult attachment mechanisms.
DJI is known for the drones and has been extremely successful with their user-friendly flying cameras. Those who fly drones notice that most upgrades happen within controllers which is why they are constantly released. With that, DJI happened to launch a new controller, the DJI Smart Controller. This controller is an accessory for DJI’s OccuSync
Canon’s 100mm f/2.8L lens is no new lens to the market. This lens made its debut in the middle of 2009. Despite its age, photographers will definitely enjoy using this lens. It has a convenient and practical focal length while still remaining quite light. You also can’t forget about the incredible image quality. When Canon
Huawei announced their new P-series, dedicated to giving its consumers top-notch devices for photography – which is what the “P” stands for. Like the company’s older models, you can expect lots of new features on these phones including an improved camera system, upgraded processors and loads of other awesome perks. The main objective of this
We have seen smart glasses make a presence in the technology world with some flops, but North Focals have been resilient in comparison to competitors. First, it was Google that came out with Google Glass but the build was not as practical. Focals by North are smart glasses that do not look like smart glasses
When the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art was released in 2013, it stirred up the photography world. It became the first full-frame prime lens that was a part of Sigma’s Global Vision Art series. The lens itself gave its competitors a run for their money mainly for its price point but also its quality.
As a third party company, Sigma has made its mark within the photography industry. It has gained much recognition for the prime lenses that are commonly used. But Sigma is slowly stepping out of their comfort zone and starting to release a collection of zoom lenses as well. One of the first zoom lenses was
Back in 2017, Sony released the first generation of the Sony RX0. It did not boom as the company probably expected due to the strong competitions it faced – GoPro cameras. But what Sony did was impressive – with all the features it put in such a compact body. If the word got around quicker,
With mirrorless cameras now on the market, DSLRs have had some heavy competition especially since mirrorless cameras are so compact and light. Well, Nikon just shifted the game a bit with its release of the D3500, an upgraded version of the D3400. This new model has become Nikon’s cheapest, simplest, and lightest DSLR camera yet.
The Leica Q2 is the second and upgraded model of the Leica Q. It has a simple concept where it shoots at a wide angle, with sharp and bright details with a full-frame image sensor. Above all, the great part of this camera is its compact size that is convenient to pack while on the
The release of the Canon EOS RP did not shake the camera market. Due to many companies innovating the types of cameras they are releasing, there have been inexpensive, full-frame cameras already on the market. When it comes to the EOS RP, the features tend to be similar to older models but for a cheaper
Olympus has experience and a reputation for making rugged cameras. Its Tough Series has amped up the competition as there are more rugged point-and-shoot cameras out on the market but the TG-Tracker is Olympus’ first true action camera. This model is one that stands out from the rest, simply through its design. Olympus decided to
As the camera industry is evolving, Leica is making sure that it is keeping up with the evolution. Nowadays, it is common to see compact cameras with large sensors so the competition between many companies is at an all-time high. These type of compact cameras are so popular because they can deliver the same top-of-the-line
When the launch of the Sony RX0 dropped, the camera industry was shaken up. Sony has been known for creating incredible, high-quality cameras but this small and compact camera was different. As a company that has been making its presence known in the camera world, many were wondering if Sony could be a leading brand.
SeaLife is probably a company you never heard of in the camera industry. And when it comes to buying a rugged, waterproof camera – the DC2000 might not be the first camera to think of. But if you are looking for a compact camera that can go quite a few feet underwater, the DC2000 could
When Canon released the original EOS 6D, it started the movement of having a beginner’s camera with a full-frame system. Nikon was also following the same concept with the D600. Of course, the value of the camera was all due to the size of the sensor. But once Canon launched the EOS 6D Mark II,
Olympus launched the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III as a way to incorporate all consumers to the OM-D series. This mirrorless camera is an entry-level camera that allows people to get familiar with the manual system of a camera. Since it was designed to be an entry-level camera, the E-M10 is easier to use but
The Leica X-U (Typ 113) is the second and upgraded version of the X (Typ 113), which was released back in 2014. The X (Typ 113) is a quality camera that captures top-notch images but there were a few downfalls to it like its slow focus and operational quirks. With the X-U (Typ 113), Leica
Many companies are expanding their market by making more than just point-and-shoot cameras or DSLR. Action cameras are becoming pivotal as photographers are going through all types of environments to capture incredible moments and imagery. But this is more than just for professionals. Consumers want something they can take on the go without worrying if
With all the new iPhones that have come out within the last year, where does the iPhone 8 stand amongst all of them? Even though there are three newer models, the iPhone 8 is still relevant. Especially if you are someone not looking to spend about a grand on a new phone. The smartphone has
Samsung outdid themselves when they launched the Samsung Galaxy S8. After two years of its release date, the smartphone still remains as one of the best phones on the market. And now with its lower price point, the Galaxy S8 is definitely a phone you would want to look into if you are looking for
In 2018, Apple was on the ball when it came to releasing new models. Within one year, the company released three new phones – the iPhone X, the iPhone XR, and the iPhone XS. But just by the look of the prices, it could have been an immediate turn off as each went for about
The Olympus TG-5 is the fifth generation in this series from Olympus. With constant improvement with each iteration, this camera sets that standard high within the waterproof category. Do not let the simple design and lens from its previous models fool you. With the TG-5, the performance level will please many with its 4K video
Canon extends its 5D line which has been revolutionary within the photography world. This line has combined qualities the professional and amateur photographers want in cameras – allowing each to have an affordable camera that shoots full-frame. Aside from its full-frame, it is also a bit smaller and lighter than other full-frame cameras that shoot
Sony has definitely made its mark in the camera realm. It has taken the market and took control of it with its compact cameras that produce high-quality content. The company consistently stays relevant with its exciting new products. This time around it has the Sony a6300. The Sony a6300 is similar to the the Sony
Whether you are a professional photographer or the family documenter, the Canon EOS M100 is one of the mirrorless cameras where Canon got it right. Out of the first few mirrorless releases, there were improvements the company took note from the consumers and fixed the inconveniences with this camera. The compact frame makes it one
The type of lens you use when taking pictures has a great impact on the outcome of your photo. In a world where there is an endless amount of lenses, it can be difficult to figure out what type of lens to go for. Lucky enough, Canon’s L lens collection is something to definitely look
The Samsung Galaxy Note collection never fails to impress its consumers. Starting back to when the collection began, it was a trendsetter where it was the first smartphone to have such a large display screen, have a multiwindow software where two apps run at the same time, and the first to have a curved-edge screen.
2018 has been the year of the smartphone and the competition is at an all-time high. There is the iPhone XS, Samsung Galaxy S9, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, and many more. Right before the year ends, Google decided to come out with their new and improved smartphone, the Google Pixel 3. Before its release, the smartphone
DJI is notorious for their drone collection, the Phantoms, that are popular within the industry. Back in 2015, the company decided to take another route and experiment with a different type of gear – a handheld gimbal and camera mount, the DJI Osmo. It definitely turned heads as it was something out of the ordinary
In this day and age, technology is constantly evolving before our eyes. Companies are not only competing against each other but seeing how to renovate and improve their latest items. From what it looks like, tiny and portable seems to be the goal for most items being released which catches the attention for many consumers.
From the Phantom to the Mavic, DJI is known for its drones. This summer, the company stepped up the competition with its newest addition, the Spark. Just by looking at it, it is not like the rest of the DJI drones – literally. The Spark is the most compact drone the company has released, weighing
In an effort to boost declining ratings for their social media platform, Snapchat announced the release of its original Spectacles in September 2016. The first version of the Spectacles were sunglasses with an embedded camera that allowed you to record 10-second video clips hands-free. The hype was high for these glasses and everyone was excited