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Run ‘n Gun: Hands-On with Manfrotto Photo Gear

Lino Manfrotto was an Italian photojournalist in the late ’60s who hated lugging cumbersome lights and poles on location and at his studio. From desperation comes inspiration, as they say, and today Manfrotto is known in the industry as producing some of the toughest and lightest photo and film gear essentials. Equipment matters, and Manfrotto…

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Joby Gorillapod SLR

Here at Gear Patrol, we really like taking pictures. That’s why you see so much original photography here on the site (Yes, it’s ironic to see a stock photo with this post, but how we gonna take a picture of our camera without our camera?). That, and because we like to rise above the common…

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Panoramic Photos the Easy Way

GigaPan Systems Epic & Epic 100

Creating panoramic photos with a camera on a tripod and then stitching them together in Photoshop can be rather tedious, to say the least. That has all changed thanks to GigaPan Systems Epic and Epic 100 mounts. Both Epic models are robotic mounts that are derived from the technology used on NASA’s Mars Rover. Step…