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March 16, 2015 • News

The ExoLens for iPhone 6 Is the Only Lens You Need

One thing that the iPhone is never short of is accessories. There are plenty of cases and cords for your device, but what about the most important feature of them all? The Camera? A newcomer to the iPhonography group of gadgets is the ExoLens iPhone 6 Lens Kit.

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January 15, 2015 • News, Reviews

Adobe Releases Lightroom Mobile for Android: First Impressions

Since smartphones are the most popular cameras (because they go with us pretty much everywhere), it makes sense that as their image capture technology improves, so would the tools available for editing and sharing. Today Adobe announced that they were bringing their critically acclaimed photo editing platform to Android phones, and they are releasing Adobe Lightroom …

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January 8, 2015 • News

iBolt Saves the Day with Their Camera Mount Products

Dan and I had a “moment” on the CES floor yesterday when we realized that we had left the camera mount in the cab on our ride over to the LVCC. Obviously, if you are going to need a specialized piece of equipment, there is no better place to find a replacement than CES 2015, and that’s …

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January 6, 2015 • Reviews

New iPhone and Samsung Galaxy Lens Attachments from USBFever.com

Now that you have had some time to get familiar with your new smart device, you may be starting to wish for some accessories to expand its functionality. A good place to start is with photography attachments and USBFever.com is a great place to begin your journey towards expanding your smart device photography portfolio.

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January 5, 2015 • News

Narrative Clip Captures Snippets of Your Life in 30 Second Increments

How would you like a visual reminder of everything that you did during the day? I’m talking a record of every place that you went, every person that you ran into, every interaction? To me it sounds like a big boring nightmare, but to you? Well, if it’s your idea of a good time, then you need the …

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December 31, 2014 • Reviews

SHOULDERPOD S1 Smartphone Tripod Mount Review

I’m finding that, thanks to the amazing cameras in both my iPhone 6 Plus and my Sony Xperia Z3, I really don’t have much need for a dedicated camera. The right accessories make that even more the case, and the $34.90 SHOULDERPOD S1 smartphone tripod mount is one such accessory. It serves multiple functions and …

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November 25, 2014 • Reviews

Epson Expression Photo XP-860 All-in-One Printer Is Small and Social

This holiday season, you will be using your phone, tablet, and (shockingly) your camera to take dozens if not hundreds of photos. Some will go up on Facebook or Instagram, but many will sit on the device waiting. Well, with the Epson Expression Photo XP-860 Small-in-One All-in-One Printer the wait is over. Use it to …

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November 14, 2014 • News

Olloclip 4-IN-1 for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Shipping Soon

olloclip has done it again! The new olloclip 4-IN-1 for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is coming soon. It will work with both the front and rear-facing cameras on Apple’s latest smartphones. As they put it, the new lenses are, “ideal for snapping a selfie or photographing your world.” Check it out!

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November 10, 2014 • News

OlloClip Selfie 3-in-1 Photo LensExpress

I love OlloClip products and the new OlloClip Selfie 3-in-1 Photo LensExpress is one of the most innovative they have offered. The multifunction photo accessory includes a fisheye, a wide-angle and a macro lens. Add in the fact that it is wearable, and you have the OlloClip made for the iPhone photographer on-the-go.

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October 13, 2014 • Reviews

Satechi Smart Selfie Extension Arm Is a Selfie Machine

I spent a week in Israel this past summer and pretty much everywhere we went, my friends Robyn, Menachem and I took a selfie and shared it on social media. (If there is more than one person is it called an “Us-ie?” just wondering…) I really wish we had the Satechi Smart Selfie Extension Arm …

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August 19, 2014 • Reviews

Nanue Adventure K4L v2 35L Hiking Camera Pack

If you like to backpack, and you like to take photographs, and sometimes you like to do both at the same time, then this is the pack for you. The Nanue Adventure K4L v2 35L Hiking Camera Pack, at just $279.95, is an amazing backpack for hiking that has a special camera pod that can be …

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August 15, 2014 • News

The Naneu Adventure K4L Hiking Camera Pack Impresses

I’m currently working on a review of the most complex and impressive camera backpack I have ever seen. The Naneu Adventure K4L Hiking Camera Pack is a camera backpack that converts into a separate standalone day pack and camera pack. It is a large pack and the more time I have spent with it the …

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August 9, 2014 • Reviews

Sony Soft Case for the Sony QX10 LensCamera Video Look

The other day we took a look at a soft, inexpensive neoprene case for the Sony QX10 lens camera. It does the job but is more “functional” than anything else. The Sony Soft Case for the Sony QX10 LensCamera serves the same purpose but does so with far more class. Best of all, it won’t …

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August 8, 2014 • Reviews

OP/TECH USA Fold-Over Pouch 301 Video Look

I recently picked up a Sony QX10 lens camera. The price had dropped $50 and, now that I am using a Sony Xperia Z2 I figured it made sense. I also went in search of a good way to protect the camera. The Op/Tech USA Fold-Over Pouch 301 seemed like a good option. Let’s take …

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August 4, 2014 • Editorials, News

Is the Digital Camera Officially Dead?

It's been said for a very long time that the digital camera as a standalone gadget is a dying business. Smartphones are getting better as cameras, and as apps improve shooting and sharing photos, it has become less and less important to have a standalone camera. This past week I had two experiences that really …

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August 1, 2014 • Reviews

Incipio Focal Camera Case Turns iPhone into Point and Shoot

Shoot, edit, share – the mantra of modern photography in our instant world and the mission statement of nearly every hardware and software developer in this genre. Incipio, a southern California-based designer and manufacturer of mobile device accessories, recently provided GearDiary with the new Incipio Focal Camera Case for iPhone5/5s, a device promising to make …

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July 21, 2014 • Reviews

The Narrative Clip, A Gadget I Really Wanted to Love

When the Narrative Clip arrived I was excited. Sure, having a small 5MP wearable camera that takes a new picture every 30 seconds would have been great during my recent trip to Israel but it sadly arrived the day after I left. Still, I could see many ways this unobtrusive gadget might make a great …

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July 17, 2014 • Reviews

The Peak Design Slide, Clutch and Anchor Links Must-Haves for Camera Folks

When Judie and I were at CES 2014, I kept my camera handy at all times thanks to the Capture Clip from Peak Design. (Read the review.) The Capture Clip started as a Kickstarter Project and quickly became a favorite way for me to carry my camera. Now the company is back with their new …

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July 5, 2014 • Reviews

Think Tank Photo Airport Roller Derby Is Good For Pros and the Rest of Us

The Think Tank Photo Airport Roller Derby is designed for use by professional photographers who need to carry and protect a significant collection of gear. Thing is, the excellent AND flexible design of this bag makes it a good option for pretty much anyone who travels a lot. At just under $390 it is pricey, …

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June 19, 2014 • News

Think Tank Photo Offers New Products and a New Promotion

It has been a while since we covered anything from Think Tank Photo here on the site. We’ve review many of the products and I’ve always been impressed. The company just rolled out a few new products and new promotions for June 2014. If you are into photography both the products and the special deals …

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June 17, 2014 • Reviews

Posterjack, Turn Your Images Into Art

It seems that today we all take tons of digital photos but very few ever become physical media. If there is a photo worthy of being on a wall, it is usually something special. Posterjack, Canada’s Photo Art Experts, now provides services in the United States. They offer quality printing on a variety of media. Read …

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