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Ron Leach  |  Jun 06, 2016  |  0 comments

Wireless camera remotes are fairly common these days but most offer only limited control over your DSLR or mirorrless camera. That changes with the new and sophisticated Pulse remote camera trigger from Alpine Labs, which combines pro features with an easy-to-use interface and a surprisingly low introductory price of $89.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 01, 2016  |  0 comments

In my review of the original Platypod Pro I suggested that it was “Quite possibly the coolest camera support around.” Well, here’s news: it just got bigger—and better. 

Josh Miller  |  May 27, 2016  |  0 comments

While nothing beats practice and time spent in the field waiting for perfect light, there are a few essential tools that should be found in every landscape photographer’s bag. These photo accessories might not be as exciting as that new camera we all dream of, but they will help you take your photography to the next level much quicker than upping your megapixel count.

Ron Leach  |  May 23, 2016  |  0 comments

Here’s a little something for the photographer (or yourself) who has everything: A stylish flask that looks like a vintage camera. Available from Graham & Green, the Snapshot Camera Hip Flask is easily filled by unscrewing the “shutter release button” and holds 11 oz. of your favorite libation.

Staff  |  Apr 26, 2016  |  0 comments

THE GOODS is a new feature in Shutterbug that spotlights the hottest premium photo gear out there.

Joe Farace  |  Apr 08, 2016  |  0 comments

Many years ago, along with some fellow writers, I visited an Agfa—remember them?—facility in Brussels. During the tour one of the leaders asked, “What do you think of the idea of adding a phone to a digital camera?” We all laughed and thought it was the dumbest idea we’d ever heard. It turned out that he was asking the wrong question; it should have been, “What do you think of adding a camera to a phone?”

Ron Leach  |  Mar 31, 2016  |  0 comments

We all tend to stow our gear when the weather turns nasty, and that’s a real shame because that’s often when the most dramatic photo opportunities arise. Now you can ignore rain, dust, snow and salt spray and keep shooting, thanks to the versatile and affordable Altura Professional Rain Cover.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 30, 2016  |  1 comments

The new Pluto Trigger is a high-speed camera trigger enabling you to control a multitude of functions with a full-featured app on your iOS or Android smartphone via Bluetooth. The affordable device features 24 modes, including time lapse, HDR, video recording, lightning photography and much more. 

Ron Leach  |  Mar 30, 2016  |  0 comments

Using filters with ultrawide lenses can often be a difficult proposition but Fotodiox has just launched a nifty solution. Called the Wonderpana FreeArc XL, the innovative filter system enables Canon shooters to use NDs, polarizers and other filters on the ultrawide Canon 11–24mm lens.

Staff  |  Mar 01, 2016  |  0 comments

THE GOODS is a new feature in Shutterbug that spotlights the hottest premium photo gear out there. If you have a product you’d like considered for The Goods, e-mail images and info to editorial@shutterbug.com.

Joe Farace  |  Feb 26, 2016  |  0 comments

Here are some tips I discovered when researching this month’s column. One was from my wife who uses this technique all the time—smile! And you know what, people smile back, making you appear friendly and non-threatening. The other was from Michael Archambault, who suggests you “acknowledge that street photography is not perfect.” Or as my grandfather once told me, “If you spend your whole life looking for happiness, it’ll make you miserable.”

Cynthia Boylan  |  Feb 18, 2016  |  0 comments

Tamrac Jetty 7 Bag: The Jetty 7 sling pack is the ideal companion for your compact DSLR (or mirrorless) camera—with an attached zoom lens up to 7-inches. It is roomy enough to hold a few extra lenses as well as a flash and various small accessories. The pack's sling design makes it easy to carry and access all of your gear. It even has enough room for a tablet, your phone, keys, and other assorted accessories. 

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 17, 2016  |  0 comments

Canon introduced a new mid-range digital SLR tonight: the 24.2-megapixel Canon EOS 80D DSLR. The new Canon 80D, which goes on sale next month, replaces the   from 2013.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Feb 11, 2016  |  0 comments

GoPro Camo Housing: This camera housing camouflages your GoPro in woodland environments. The Realtree Xtra pattern effectively blends into any forest habitat year-round. The QuickClip lets allows users to attach it to a backwards baseball cap or other 3mm to 10mm thick object.

Joe Farace  |  Feb 02, 2016  |  0 comments

I think my urge to customize cameras comes from a love of cars. I can’t seem to leave my cars alone and each one has touches that make it unique. I think that’s why everybody gets really personal when it comes to finding, using, and often treasuring photographic accessories, gadgets, and gizmos. It helps if the source is obscure, foreign, and off the beaten track, which only adds to the exclusivity. And why not? The whole idea is to seek out photo accessories that accomplish something camera and lens manufacturers didn’t think to make but perfectly fills a niche in your own photographic pursuits.

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