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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 23, 2022  |  0 comments

Prominent camera bagmaker NYA-EVO has introduced their popular Fjord 36 camera backpack with its main fabric made of Econyl, a sustainable material manufactured from nylon waste that would otherwise be part of the world’s solid, non-biodegradable junk pollution.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 16, 2022  |  0 comments

If you stumble trying to decipher the abbreviation NAS, don’t feel alone. When cameras went digital, photographers were expected to magically become computer wizards. Who has the time? Among the many advantages of installing a NAS drive is the immediate harnessing of powerful computer tools without a junior degree in IT—all the while keeping your energy focused on what you do best: taking pictures, shooting videos and/or creating web content.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 15, 2022  |  0 comments

You say your older computer has only USB-A ports and the new external hard drive you’re eyeing comes with a USB-C cable? Do you keep searching for a drive that’s advertised as USB-A or what? It’s as confusing as 12th grade calculus.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 14, 2022  |  0 comments

Deleted images do not “go away.” Formatting a memory card does not “erase” the images. Never sell or loan a memory card unless you’re willing to risk the potential of sharing every image, video and other file that’s ever been saved to it. The same applies to hard drives, SSDs and other recording media. Here’s why it happens, and how to protect yourself.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 12, 2022  |  0 comments

Who doesn’t love soup? But did you know there is an established link between your favorite soup and the types of pictures you should creatively pursue? Is your favorite on this list?

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 09, 2022  |  0 comments

Are you tired of hearing locals say, “Shoulda been here last week,” after driving to a likely destination to view and photograph autumn foliage? Improve your odds of finding the red and orange leaves you crave by downloading the most respected nationwide fall leaf map and one of the best fall resources in the country. 

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 02, 2022  |  0 comments

Experienced photographers appreciate the value of filters, the kind that go in front of the lens. Screw-in filters alter the characteristics of light before it reaches the image sensor—something not even Photoshop can do. Here are three I recommend for autumn leaf colors and all fall festivities.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 26, 2022  |  0 comments

Because Amazon is one of the world’s largest marketplaces for digital camera gear, checking out the best sellers in photo related categories provides a sense of what’s popular—and maybe even a few surprises.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 19, 2022  |  0 comments

We never thought we’d be comparing the dimensions of an SSD external drive to the tiny size of an SDXC card, but here we are. Slim enough to slip into the watch pocket of your favorite Levi’s, the OWC Envoy Pro Elektron is also the fastest mini-sized USB-C bus-powered SSD in the universe.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 12, 2022  |  0 comments

Looking for camera luggage to protect your photo gear when packing it in a suitcase or carry-on bag? Stop using old crew socks to protect lenses. The new Vanguard VEO BIB photo bags not only answer the call for bag-in-bag protection, they’re primo useful to transport gear to location settings, for cabinet storage or even everyday shoulder carry.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 05, 2022  |  0 comments

Is it an all-new category of camera conveyance products? More chubby than a sling and less bulky than most photo backpacks, the HEX Ranger DSLR Sling XL offers 15L of storage and an intriguing design.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 29, 2022  |  0 comments

Today I received a Happy Anniversary wish from Peak Design. No, this has nothing to do with wedding bells—apparently it’s the anniversary of one of my purchases of meticulously engineered Peak Design photo products. Naturally, they expressed their hope that I’m “…still loving it…” Then they boldly stated, “But if that's not the case, let's do something about it.” Now, THAT got my attention!

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 22, 2022  |  1 comments

Sigma offers a series of seven compact prime lenses in their Contemporary lineup ranging from 20mm f2 to 90mm f2.8 that they designate as the I Series. Compatible with Sony E and Leica L mount systems, the lenses feature predominately metal construction, superb build quality and a high class look of a higher priced optic. They feel good in the hand and deliver outstanding results.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 15, 2022  |  0 comments

You will never be sorry that you took your monopod along on your photo trek. There aren’t many photo accessories that can make that claim. If you don’t own a monopod, you should know that prices begin at less than $25 but many pros consider them priceless.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 08, 2022  |  0 comments

Whether your kiddos are heading off to college, high school or doggedly pursuing their doctoral thesis, help them document each semester as they develop into fine young men and women and define their lives. Here are three cameras that will serve them well, are quite affordable, and have enough features that they can continue using them for many years to come.

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