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DJI Phantom 3 Hardshell Backpack Review

When I bought my first DJI Phantom (the original one), I didn’t get a backpack and after breaking enough little parts by having it rattle around in the back of my car, I knew a hardshell backpack would be the first accessory I’d buy with my DJI Phantom 3 Professional that I just got a few weeks ago. There have …

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Fotodiox C-1600 Cool Light: In-depth review and test

I accidentally purchased a Fotodiox C-1600 Cool Light on Amazon a few months ago, and I’ve gotta say that I love it.  I say that I “accidentally” ordered it, because I actually ordered the Fotodiox C-900, but the company made a shipping mistake and sent me the larger C-1600.  Happy accident as far as I’m concerned. I’ve put this light …

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Fuji X-PRO 2: The complete review with everything we know so far

The official Fuji X-Pro 2 camera body has been announced and there are a few pre-production bodies out in the wild among Fuji X shooters, but the official release version of the camera is yet to be seen.  The camera is set to be shipped on February 28, 2016.  I haven’t yet laid hands on the camera, but I’ve put …

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Vallerret Photography Gloves Review

I was sent a pair of Vallerret Photography gloves from one of the owners of the company who listens to our podcast and just wanted to give you all a quick review of what I thought of them. Features The two things that make these gloves especially suitable for photographers is: (1) Each glove has a small zippered pocket for …

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12 Reasons to Consider the Yuneec Typhoon H (And NOT a DJI drone!)

This is an exciting year for aerial drone photography.  DJI has owned drone photography for the last several years, but now competitors like Yuneec and 3D Robotics are giving them a run for their money with more feature-rich drones.  The most interesting development of 2016 in the drone war will be when heavyweight GoPro announces its upcoming drone. Oh, and …

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Nikon D500 Announcement: A crop sensor body that thinks it’s a pro body

For many years photographers loved the venerable Nikon D300s.  It was a pro-quality body with a crop sensor in it, and it was a very popular camera.  Then, Nikon killed it by failing to announce a successor for the last several years.  Today, that all changed when Nikon announced the D500. Specs 20.9 megapixel sensor Weather sealed Main body is …