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FilmLab App Version 1.1 User Experience

2800 1867 Charlotte Davis

FilmLab is an app for digitizing negatives quickly and easily, and I’ve spent the past few weeks testing its limits. It fulfills its intended purpose well, and future updates promise higher performance. For now, it’s…

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Camera Straps for People Who Aren’t Into Leather

1200 963 Charlotte Davis

It’s almost a cliché – your well-brassed camera must wear an equally weathered artisanal strap, usually leather. Venture onto any fashionable camera site these days and we’ll no doubt find such a leather strap attached…

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The Best Holiday Gifts for the Photographer – 2018

3000 1687 Jeb Inge

Photographers are tricky people for whom to buy gifts. They’re picky, they know what they like, and most of them spend countless hours in agonized research before buying anything. But we’re here to help. We’ve…

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Plustek OpticFilm 120 Scanner Review – Premium Scans, but at What Cost?

3000 1687 Dustin Vaughn-Luma

By the time I’d tested the Plustek OpticFilm 120 scanner, I’d tried plenty of scanners and was pretty worn out. Let’s face it – scanning sucks. It’s time consuming, and confers the same level of enjoyment…

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Moshi Arcus Multifunctional Backpack – a Camera Bag Worth 1,000 Words

2400 1350 James Tocchio

The Moshi Arcus Multifunctional Backpack is pretty damn nice, and I say that as a guy who detests writing or talking about camera bags. Further proof that fate is unfailingly cruel, I get an email…

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CAMERADACTYL is a 3D Printed 4 x 5 Field Camera, Now on Kickstarter

1418 798 James Tocchio

I was contacted yesterday by a man named Ethan, who sent a link to his just-launched Kickstarter. CAMERADACTYL, named such because, as Ethan puts it, “I like cameras, dinosaurs, and all the real word dot…

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Need an Affordable and Capable Light Meter? Try The Sekonic Flashmate L-308s

2000 1125 Jeb Inge

Nothing is more important in photography than light. By that measure, good photography must accurately measure the light on its subject. Nearly all new digital cameras come with a built in light meter coupled to…

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Meet the PONF Camera, a Film and Digital Multi-back Camera System

1032 581 James Tocchio

I recently had the opportunity to chat with Raffaello Palandri about the camera he and his company are making. The PONF camera promises to be the camera for every photographer; a highly customizable, modular design…

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K&F Concept DSLR Travel Backpack Gear Review

2000 1333 Jeb Inge

Let’s say it from the start; I am the world’s pickiest camera bag buyer. I’m also someone who puts a lot of importance on the support staff of the photographic experience – bags, tripods, filters,…

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The Magic of Slide Projectors and Why You Should Own One

2200 1238 James Tocchio

Gleeful giggling, happy screams, and the thunderous reverberations of a three-year-old girl hopping up and down on hardwood flooring. These were the sounds that rang through my house the first time my daughter saw a…

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We Test K&F Concept’s $170 KF-TC2534 Carbon Fiber Tripod

2200 1238 James Tocchio

The people at K&F Concept contacted us recently to see if we’d like to review one of their newest products; a compact, well-specced carbon tripod. We said yes, and they sent it. Two months later…

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The Metro Case 3D Printed 35mm Viewfinder Could Solve Your Viewfinder Troubles for Under $20

2200 1238 James Tocchio

If you’ve ever wanted to shoot a 35mm lens on a camera that lacks 35mm frame lines, you know how annoying and expensive this problem can be. To shoot a 35mm lens on Leica’s M3,…

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The Best Holiday Gifts For Photo Geeks – 2017

1280 720 James Tocchio

It’s that time of year, when we photo geeks buy our loved ones amazing presents only to get nothing good in return. What a drag. Here’s the solution. Send this list to anyone and everyone…

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3,000 Miles with the Vinta Co. S-Series Travel Bag

2000 1125 James Tocchio

I’ve spent the past week in what could rightly be described as a forced march through the least forgiving terrain on the globe; a torturously hot environment so harsh and expansive that man has yet…

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