Tag: Reviews
The best AA Battery Chargers

As professional photographers, it's no secret that we like to flash. A lot. And when we travel our light source of choice is the simple flash strobe. This means we also need to pack a lot of AA batteries. Flash-happy pre-shoot check Note to Readers: Image and text links below will take ...

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the best ultra-portable USB battery charger

It seems my smartphone always runs low on power when I need it most. Even though I already own several USB battery chargers, I've been on the lookout for an ultra-portable everyday-carry option that won't weigh me down. It's great to see a new crop of credit-card sized external USB battery ...

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The Best Travel Charging Gear

For over a decade we've been blessed to travel the world over for work and pleasure. Being a self-confessed Photo Geek, this has meant figuring out how to travel light while keeping all our cameras, lights, phones and gadgets charged.  With carry-on and checked luggage allowances dwindling, it's ...

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Nikon D750 Review, Recommended Settings and Tips

151015 Update: After a season of shooting it confirms our suspicions that the D750 is the best wedding camera we've ever used. Only slight gripes include arrangement of control dials (why in the world is "Effects" between Manual and Memory 1&2!?!??), poor battery life and limited flash sync speed. ...

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Phottix Mitros+ Flash Review

UPDATED 140817: Even sadder: FIVE out of six Mitros+ flashes for Nikon have now failed me :(  I can no longer recommend purchasing them at this time until they fix what seems to be a quality build issue.  As an interim replacement, I'm using (and can recommend) the Phottix Odin TCU and Receiver ...

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First look – MagMod Flash Modifier Preview

For the flash-loving photographer who loves to light, the newly announced MagMod line of strobe modifiers is exciting news. How do they compare to Honl, Rogue, Zootsnoot etc? Here's a quick first-look at the recently announced MagMod flash grid and how it (literally) stacks up against the ...

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My Favourite new Travel Wallet: Chums Surfshorts Wallet Review

Like photo bags, I seem to have a thing for wallets. I've bought two on Kickstarter (though still waiting for the last one to ship) and have an ever-growing collection ranging in price and materials from cool metal shapes to hand-stitched leather. After being pick-pocketed in France years ago, ...

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The Best Memory Card Transfer System

150922 Update: We've updated our computers which now support USB3 and Thunderbolt drives.  WOOHOO!  So of course we've also updated recommendations below for card readers, hubs and hard drives. 140327 Update: For those with USB2-equipped computers, the USB3 readers may perform slower than ...

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Back Pain Rehab: Foundation Book Review

It'd be too easy to avoid if it only happened when carrying heavy loads or doing something crazy.  The unfortunate truth, however, is it can be triggered by something as innocuous as a sneeze, cough or the slightest mis-step. Back pain sucks. For me, it all started innocently enough: My brother, ...

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Fuji X100s Review – the Good, the Bad and the Beautiful

The Fuji X100s is an oxymoron: simple, clean lines belie a strange and quirky complexity. Stylish and sized just right, it's a carry-everywhere powerhouse combining great optics and an amazing sensor. Ergonomics … Notsomuch. Some design choices just don't add up. His & Her's:  our ...

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