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Review of the Aqua Backpack and Sling Bag from Miggo

In Gear by Brent Huntley3 Comments

Miggo is an interesting company that I have written about twice before on Improve Photography.  I first learned about them when I saw a Kickstarter for their Agua Storm-Proof Holster.   I was immediately intrigued, got my hands on one, and reviewed it in this article from last year.  During that process, I got to know …

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The Lensbaby Trio 28: An Exercise in Creativity

In Gear by Rusty Parkhurst2 Comments

Anyone who has had the opportunity to use any of the Lensbaby lenses knows the unique effects that can be achieved with them. The Lensbaby Trio 28 is no exception. However, this lens is a little different than the other Lensbaby offerings. This article will explore how this lens operates and how using it may …

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Canon 17-40 f4L Review. Cheap Lens, Great Results

In Gear by Nathan2 Comments

In a world filled with hype on sharpness, clarity, and ultra wide angle lenses, Canon brings the next big hitter in their great lens line up. The Canon 17-40 f4L. Just kidding… Actually this lens came out in 2003 and is far from new. In fact this lens is probably due for a huge overhaul, …

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Peak Design Capture Pro: It’s the Perfect Camera Accessory

In Gear by Matt Gavin6 Comments

If like me, you love camera gear you will love the products produced by Peak Design.  All of their products have a huge appeal which is backed up by a number of successful Kickstarter campaigns.  Peak Design claims to be a completely crowdfunded company, so their complete success is based on people believing in the …

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Rhino Camera Slider: A hands-on, long-term review

In Gear by Jim Harmer4 Comments

I spent the last few months researching motorized sliders for timelapse photography. I debated between many different models, but finally decided on the Rhino Slider. I started this review the day I bought it, and I’ve been coming back to this article nearly every day for many weeks as I’ve learned more about the slider …

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25 Hiking Accessories for the Outdoor Photographer

In Gear by Brent Huntley9 Comments

For me, hiking and photography almost go hand in hand.  Sure, I do a lot of photography that doesn’t involve hiking, but a good chunk of the photography I enjoy involves hiking.  While I love hiking, it can ruin a photography trip if you run into trouble on the hike.  Whether it is just being …

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How to Choose a Camera and Not Regret Your Purchase

In Gear by GregNoel10 Comments

  How to Choose a Camera and Not Regret Your Purchase The moment you decide to buy a new camera or upgrade from your existing one is an exciting time.  You start imagining all the great photos you will take with the new camera and planning shots in your head.  You can’t wait to see …

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Laowa 12mm Wide-Angle Zero D Review

In Gear by Tracy Munson2 Comments

If this is the first you’re hearing of Laowa (sometimes known as Venus Optics), I’m sure it won’t be the last. They are a relatively new Chinese lens manufacturer, and they have been making some really cool and unique specialty lenses. First, they came out with the 60mm 2:1 Ultra Macro lens, you can read …

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Best Camera Strap: We reviewed 17 and picked our favorite

In Gear by Brent Huntley29 Comments

We spent weeks talking with all the major camera strap manufacturers, testing more than 17 camera straps hands on, testing them in the field, and analyzing every angle of each strap.  In the end, there are a lot of great straps on the market filling every niche from the leather strap for hippies or vintage-lovers, …

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Turning your iPhone into your back up camera with Pictar

In Gear by Brent Huntley6 Comments

I am the very definition of a hobbyist photographer.  I work a full time job, doing photography mainly on the weekends and when I travel and do not do paid shoots, although I have sold some images through stock websites.  Because of that, I try not to spend too much money on my camera gear. …