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June 20, 2016 • Reviews

Ztylus Z-Prime Lens Kit and Case: Exactly What Your iPhone Camera Needs When You Need It

Even though the iPhone’s camera has evolved into a decent compact camera replacement, there are times when I still wish that I was carrying a wide-angle or a telephoto lens. Now that I have a Ztylus Z-Prime Lens Kit, that problem is essentially solved.

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May 26, 2016 • Editorials

Is My DSLR an Obsolete Dinosaur or an Irreplaceable Friend?

With the increased quality of your phone’s camera, is there less of a need for DSLRs and other common cameras? The camera on the iPhone 6S is a whopping 12 megapixels and 4K video, however, the sensor is not first rate. The new Nikon D500 is around $2000 and has the same 4K video, and …

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March 18, 2016 • News

Yuneec’s Typhoon H Drone with 4K Video is Available for Preorder Right Now!

Yuneec Aviation, makers of the picture perfect Typhoon Q500 4K, have announced the pricing and preorder of their newest drone, the Typhoon H. Available for preorder today, the Typhoon H is ready to fly right out of the box and features 4K video, ultrasonic collision avoidance, retractable landing gear, and more. The Typhoon H is …

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February 1, 2016 • News

The ZAGG Now Cam Frees Your Photography and Videography From Your Phone

ZAGG’s been doing some interesting things as of late. I have a review of their iPhone 6 Speaker Case coming shortly and that’s just the beginning. Their latest creation is the ZAGG Now Cam. This little camera is designed to let you capture video and images without running your smartphone battery down. And that’s just …

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November 30, 2015 • Gift Guides

Holiday Gift Ideas for Photographers

One of my tech oriented hobbies is photography. I almost always have at least one other camera with me be it my Nikon D3300, a point and shoot or a Kodak ZI8 video camera. So other than a camera, here’s a list of ideas for that photog on your list.

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November 25, 2015 • News

Nixplay Seed Digital Frame Will Grow on You as You Add New Images

Last year we reviewed the Nixplay digital frame. I love the large vibrant screen, the ease of use, and the ability to add pictures directly from your smartphone using the free app. Now the company has released the Nixplay Seed Digital Frame. Available in 7”, 8”, and 10” and a variety of colors, prices start …

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November 22, 2015 • Reviews

Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K Quadcopter Is an Aerial Photographer’s Dream Come True!

Yuneec Electric Aviation has set its sights on the aerial photography market with it’s new Typhoon Q500 4K quadcopter. The Typhoon sports a Ground Station with integrated Android-powered touchscreen, and 3-axis gimbal camera capturing 4K/30fps ultra high-definition or 1080p/120fps slow motion video with a no-distortion lens. The Typhoon starts at $1,199.99 with a standard case …

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September 9, 2015 • Reviews

USBFever Clip-On Lenses Enhance Your Mobile Photography Quickly and Easily

I’ve written quite a bit on the topic of smartphone photography in recent years. In the area of expanding the creativity in capturing images with these devices there has been some type lens converter required and usually that necessitated a dedicated case/lens combo. Not anymore, though, thanks to USBFever and it’s new line of clip-on …

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August 3, 2015 • Reviews

Olloclip Active Lens Is the Perfect Photo Accessory for Your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus

I am always looking for ways to augment my iPhone photography, ever since it became the “camera” I carry with me every day. And since olloclip came on the scene a few years ago, I have been looking forward to testing one of their lens attachments. I recently got that opportunity with the olloclip Active …

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July 27, 2015 • Reviews

Ztylus Case with Revolver 4 in 1 Interchangeable Lens: iPhone Photography Perfected

I use my iPhone to take almost all of my photos anymore; the 6 Plus’s camera is excellent, but it does have limitations. I first found out about the Ztylus case and Revolver 4-in-1 lens system at CE Week, and it intrigued me; after several weeks of use, I figure it’s time you found out about it, too.

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July 26, 2015 • Reviews

The Olloclip 4-in-1 for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is a Camera Phone Gamechanger

The Olloclip is a 4-in-1 photo lens for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. It’s a lightweight clip-on camera lens, compatible with both the front and rear-facing cameras. The included lenses are fisheye, wide-angle, macro 10x, and macro 15x. The Ollocase protects your phone while providing a perfect fit for the Olloclip. The Olloclip and …

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July 19, 2015 • Gear Bits

Oh, How Our Tech Has Changed #RabbisInIsrael

I’m currently in Israel on a rabbinic mission with seventeen other rabbis. We spent some time on top of the second tallest building in Tel Aviv taking pictures, getting a sense of geography and strategic concerns. In the process, I came to a realization …

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July 7, 2015 • Reviews

Aluminyze Your Photos for a Unique Look and Longer Life

So now that you have those once in a lifetime photos from your once in a lifetime vacation, what are you going to do with them? Sure, you can make them your screen saver on your personal computer or device or perhaps even render them to the wallpaper on your work screen, but Aluminyze has …

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July 3, 2015 • News

Barber Shop Bags Are Lovingly Handcrafted Photography Bags for Everyday

Barber Shop bags is a brand new line of luxury photography bags and accessories that are all designed and crafted in Bassano del Grappa, Italy by skilled artisans. These gorgeous bags will be coveted by anybody, photographer or not, due to their quality Italian leather, design, and multi-functionality. Barber Shop has 11 styles available to …

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June 12, 2015 • News

Pictyear Is a Photo App That Can Make a Collaborative PhotoBook Instantly!

Summer is already in full swing, and with 90 degree weather and vacations being planned, there’s one thing that’s certain: pictures will be taken. But we’ve all been there where we’ve taken a photo and family or friends say “Oh! Send me that!” Luckily for you, there’s an app that’s here to put you ahead …

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May 26, 2015 • Crowdfunding, News

GekkoPod Is the Everything Mount You Need for All of Your Handhelds

Let’s face it, selfies suck when you have to hold the camera yourself. And honestly who wants to see your arm in majority of the image? Zuckerim Inc., a clever accessory company launched their second mounting solution for handheld devices that might solve your problem.

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April 29, 2015 • Reviews

The SpiderPro Hand Strap is the Best Camera Accessory on the Market

The SpiderPro Hand Strap is a breakthrough product in the photography market. It’s an ergonomically designed hand strap that hugs your hand and allows you to comfortably hold your professional DSLR camera while taking photos, adjusting camera settings, or while looking for the perfect shot. The totally adjustable SpiderPro Hand Strap is brand new and …

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April 28, 2015 • Crowdfunding, News

SpiderPro Hand Strap Camera-Carrying Accessory Is Now Available

The SpiderPro Hand Strap is an ingenious way to secure your expensive camera while shooting. It rests comfortably around your hand, allows for quick and easy access to your camera, and allows you to access controls on both the back and front of the camera without taking your hand out. The SpiderPro Hand Strap is …

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April 22, 2015 • Crowdfunding

The EmoFix Is a Selfie Button for Your Key Ring

The EmoFix selfie remote is a keychain sized controller made of zinc alloy. Planning to launch via IndieGoGo, the device will make sure you always have the perfect selfies.

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April 1, 2015 • News

They Hate Us Cause They Ain’t Us: US Festivals Ban Selfie Sticks

Even though it’s April Fool’s Day, one thing that is not a joke is for the first time ever, US Festivals, known for booze, nudity, mud, fights and more are now listing selfie sticks as “prohibited items“.

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March 26, 2015 • Reviews

Olloclip Review: It Gets Everything Right but the Most Important Thing

I wanted to save this Olloclip review until April 1st because quite honestly, between my rookie mistakes from unboxing, down to the failure to properly install the first 2-3 times, I’m quite the April Fool. But this happened in March, so I figured why make you guys wait?

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