Spider Camera Holster Mini Review

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 I photograph a few big, multi-day events every year and it’s always a challenge dragging around all my photo gear and trying to keep my camera comfortably accessible. Anyone who’s ever spent the day with a camera bag and a camera around their neck will know what I’m talking about. Needless to say, I’m always […]

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Mountainsmith Quantum Daypack Camera Pack Review

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A Unique Camera Pack For Hikers  Mountainsmith makes all kinds of outdoor gear including backpacks, luggage, trekking poles and they recently started making tents and sleeping bags. Mountainsmith has applied their design and manufacturing expertise to camera bags and camera backpacks as well as other outdoor equipment. I visited their booth at the 2010 Winter […]

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Gary Fong Puffer Flash Diffuser Review

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 Gary Fong has announced a flash diffuser called the Gary Fong Micro Four Thirds Puffer Pop-Up Flash Diffuser. It has a plastic frame that slides into the Olympus Pen and Panasonic Lumix GF Micro Four Thirds camera hot shoe and places a white plastic diffuser in front of the flash. Besides diffusing light from the […]

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Eye-Fi Mobile X2 SD Card Review

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 I was really excited when Eye-Fi announced their new Mobile X2 wireless SD card with Direct Mode. The new card creates its own Wi-Fi network so you can transfer photos directly from your digital camera to your iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device and then upload to the Web without a computer. I don’t like […]

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F-Stop Satori Camera Backpack – Featured User Review

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 F-Stop is one of just a couple of companies that makes camera packs truly designed with serious outdoor and action sports photographers needs in mind. The Satori is F-Stop Gear’s biggest, expedition-sized pack. It’s a unique camera pack and Pat Branch’s user review gives us a chance to give the F-Stop Satori some well-deserved extra […]

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Olympus 75-300mm Micro Four Thirds Zoom Lens Review

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One of my favorite things about the Olympus Four Thirds digital SLR system is their 70-300mm zoom lens. Now there’s Micro Four Thirds version for the Pen system cameras, the Olympus 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 ED MSC zoom lens. I was in Vail, Colorado with Olympus last week, playing with their camera gear and one of the […]

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Canon 50mm “Nifty-Fifty” Lens – Featured User Review

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 I dug up this review of the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II “Nifty-Fifty” prime lens to show off what is arguably one of the best camera gear buys you can make. The Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens can be had for less than $100 US dollars, it’s got great optics and it’s an excellent low light […]

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Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II Professional Zoom Lens – Featured User Review

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 This is our first user review for the latest version of Canon’s 70-200mm pro workhorse zoom lens. The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM zoom was a significant update (Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II announcement) to what was already an excellent lens and killerbee gives it a lot of praise in his well-written, detailed […]

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Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G Zoom Lens – Featured User Review

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 I recently had the pleasure of using the AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G Nikkor zoom lens with the Nikon D3s digital SLR. The lens is a tank but the wonderful optics more than make up for the extra size and weight. When I saw Prettym1k3′s excellent user review for the Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G zoom lens, I […]

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Pentax SMC DA* 300mm f/4 SDM Lens – Featured User Review

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 Like everyone else, we spend the majority of our time and attention on Nikon and Canon camera gear. But there’s a lot of other great photography equipment out there. So here’s an excellent review for something different. The Pentax SMC DA* 300mm f/4 SDM telephoto lens is compact, light and weather-sealed, making it a great […]

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Sigma 8-16mm Super-Wide Zoom Lens Review

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 The Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM wide-angle zoom lens was announced early this year and Sigma sent me one for review as soon as they had one available. It’s currently the widest non-fisheye lens on the market for APS-C digital SLRs like the Canon Digital Rebels, the EOS 7D, Nikon D7000, etc. I’ve been using […]

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Nikon AF-S 28-300mm VR Zoom Lens – Featured User Review

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 Usually we choose more wordy entries for Featured User Reviews. But the new Nikkor AF-S 28-300mm VR zoom lens is something special for Nikon users and I wanted to highlight it by sharing our first user review, written by member freedom1500. I’ve been hearing great things about this lens through the grapevine and I got […]

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Adobe Photoshop CS5 – Featured User Review

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  This is our first user review for the latest version of Adobe Photoshop. Since the vast majority of pro photographers and graphics pros use Photoshop, CS5 definitely deserves as much attention as we can give it. Besides being the first user review for CS5, this review by thecounsel offers a pretty good quickie overview. […]

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AlienBees B800 Studio Flash – Featured User Review

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  Alien Bees monolights have long been the secret weapon of photographers with tight budgets who want good, inexpensive studio lights. Paul Kepron’s review is well-written and to the point. He sums up the basics of the Alien Bees very well: compact, light, powerful and a lot of light for your money. Do you own […]

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F-Stop Tilopa Camera Backpack Review

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 I’m primarily an outdoor photographer, shooting a lot of action sports in technical terrain. I need to be able to get serious camera gear into the backcountry safely and comfortably and I don’t like to compromise the fun factor. In other words, I want to be able to have fun even though I’m carrying a […]

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