Gear for the Dad Hell-Bent on Photographing the Family
Documenting family life won't be easy, but this gear will equip you for the challenge.
Documenting family life won't be easy, but this gear will equip you for the challenge.
Street photographer? Portrait photographer? These are the prime lenses you need.
It’s not as simple as opening the camera and kicking back — but it’s not that hard, either.
Your smartphone's camera is good. Make it better.
The instant camera is back.
A photographer's two-week tour of Hokkaido, and the tools he brought with him.
Many vintage lenses still work with modern Nikon DSLR's, and they can be had for a fraction of the price of new lenses.
Hasselblad's new flagship finally brings the storied camera system back to the cutting edge.
From cameras with multiple lenses to one with a built-in digital projector, these are the most unique digital cameras available.
It took 5 years but Fuji has finally updated their flagship rangefinder-syle camera. Lucky for all, it was worth the wait.
The old stalwarts of pro photography now have a serious contender.
The A6300 is here, along with a new series of flagship lenses.
Canon's new top-of-the-line 1D X Mark II is finally here. Is it worth caring about?
Fujifilm has built their recent success on rangefinder-style cameras and the newest X-Pro2 looks like it'll continue the winning streak.
Serendipitous moments and fleeting glances with a quiet cultural observer.
Leica's capping off a big year with one more thing. And it's huge.
Technically, RX1R II has a lot to offer. But is Sony just showing off?
The Canon 5DS and 5DS R are ultra high resolution and incredibly impressive. But who are they for?
The Leica name is legendary but their non-rangefinder cameras have never quite lived up to it. Is the new Q any different?
The Hasselblad CFV-50c is a 50-megapixel medium-format digital sensor attached to a camera that was first manufactured in 1957. It costs $15,000. We took it out on a field trip.
To view spectacular nature, one doesn't need to travel the world or buy a subscription to National Geographic Magazine -- you just need an Instagram account. Here are the 25 best adventure Instagram accounts you probably aren't following, yet.
The Lomo'Instant camera goes beyond other instant cameras with its range of creative controls and add-ons while still appealing to a new generation of analog photographers just looking for a start shooting film.
Lumu is an innovative new light meter that works with something you already have in your pocket -- a smartphone.
The Nikonos camera produced many of history's greatest underwater images. To the author, it also is a symbol of adventure itself.
What shooting film lacks in instant gratification, it makes up for in satisfaction, especially if you learn to process and scan your own film. It’s easier than you think.
Is Scout Alarm the home security solution for the next generation? We spent a few months with it to find out.
Gear Patrol's gift guide to the 16 best tech and gadget gifts under $50 available in 2014.
Packing perfectly for the Baja Peninsula in Mexico means being prepared for everything -- because anything can, and will, happen.
Drones both commercial and noncommercial face a slew of bureaucratic challenges in the near future. Here's what's at stake.
Counterfeit Canon batteries and battery chargers cost less than their genuine counterparts for a reason: they lack the heat management technology that's critical for safety. The underground nature of their production also ignores factors like quality control and worker well-being in favor of earning a quick buck. By buying fake Canon products, you're not just supporting these criminal groups, you're also putting your camera equipment and potentially even your own safety at serious risk. Learn how to spot fakes here.
In just a few short years the world of photography has been turned upside down, and the advent of the iPhone and other innovations like mirrorless cameras has created a dizzying array of options. We take a look at the latest new class of cameras, none of them DSLRs, but all capable and unique in their own right.
The way we see it, the 50mm prime competition comes down to two lenses. One makes zero compromises and pursues optical perfection at whatever the cost, and one achieves nearly the same optical clarity while costing a hell of a lot less.
Back in 2011, when Lytro introduced the Light Field, critics gasped in amazement at the camera's ability to refocus pictures after the shutter snap... and in horror at the angular, boxy design. Lytro updated and repackaged their technology as the Illum, which represents their first real foray into the consumer market.
Fitting right between the Indie filmmaker's DSLR and Hollywood studio's Arri Alexa, the Blackmagic Cinema Camera ($2,000), with its 13 stops of dynamic range and 2.5K sensor, makes filmmakers jump for joy. We took it on a test drive.
Nowadays, there are many options for underwater photography and videography available to the avid diver and occasional vacation snorkeler alike. These five underwater imaging options -- everything from custom-machined metal housings to cameras that don’t need a housing at all -- will serve you well on your next dive trip. What you shoot is up to you.
Today's affordable tools, cameras, classes and copious creative outlets have brought making a film (one of the best story-telling devices) nearly to the everyman. Still, all those advances can't change a basic fact: sometimes making a movie means going to where the story is rather than waiting for it to come to you. But paying to check 10 Pelican cases of equipment will essentially eat your entire production budget, not to mention it's tough to sneak into a location if you have a fleet of boxes and bags. This kit can be carried by one or two people in traditional suitcases -- which means you get your shots, no matter where those shots may be.
Packing for a trip to Russia for the Sochi Olympics is no small feat. There's weather, international travel, technology and a desire to stay light on our feet to consider. Gear needs to be tough, functional, lightweight and understated. Here's a sampling of what we're packing to use on a normal day in Sochi.
As it turns out, most of Instagram’s 100 million users aren’t jet setting to exotic locations, climbing mountains or doing other exceptionally picturesque stuff (see #dentist for further evidence). That being said, you don't have to summit Everest to post interesting Instagrams. By following a few (relatively) straightforward guidelines you’ll soon be ‘gramming like Ansel Adams.
Drones with GoPro capability have exploded in popularity over the past two or three years and are finally beginning to arrive at price points that might make the budget-minded filmmaker's ears perk up. With that in mind, we sought to find the best drones for aerial filmmaking; after some worthwhile learning experiences (don't try and learn to fly one in a New York City office), we've arrived at our three favorites.
The underwater digital camera is certainly not a new concept; you probably picked one up before your honeymoon to take pictures while scuba diving. How’d that work out for you? Not too great, we bet, because while the underwater digital camera is clever in theory, there aren’t many companies who have made it worth our time and money. The lenses are cheap, the images are underwhelming, and face it: the cameras are homely as hell. Luckily, Nikon has decided to get serious about underwater photography -- and photography in all sorts of rough conditions -- with the new AW1 ($800), the first mirrorless digital camera that's completely waterproof and has interchangeable, waterproof lenses.
If you’re like us, you have a long list of cameras you’d love to own. But reality (almost) always steps in, and your desires remain unfulfilled. Gear Patrol’s series "Want This, Get This" presents a lust-worthy shooter along with a more affordable alternative that scratches the same itch. This week, we’re celebrating two DSLRs that recall the golden age of film while also delivering next-gen features.
Announced all the way back in September 2012, Tamron's 70-200 f/2.8 Di VC USD ($1500) -- one of the company's gutsiest moves into the pro lens field -- had plenty of time to be picked apart prior to its release. Though the lens was announced a year and a half after Canon introduced the second edition of their vaunted 70-200 f/2.8 IS, the Tamron was able to combine image quality and build that kept up with the competition at a significantly reduced price point. In May 2013, nine months after its initial announcement, Tamron's bold product was released -- and then vindicated by an outpouring of positive reviews.
Oddly enough, the proliferation of electronic gadgetry, computer stuff and other digital goodies has made buying for the discerning sparkhead (we just coined that -- please enjoy and proliferate at will) tougher. With this list, we aim to make the shopping a little simpler by covering suggestions for readers, photogs, movie buffs and gamers. Take a gander and start clicking; your techie giftee will thank you, probably with an email or holographic video message or something.
We know you feel tech savvy standing at your son’s baseball game with a digital SLR around your neck and a high-def camcorder over your shoulder. But with the latest technology from Canon, the digital SLR is finally capable of shooting high-def videos worth your time and effort. Ten years and seven iterations after releasing their game-changing 10D digital SLR, they've done it again with the 70D ($1199), a mid-range digital SLR for the photographic enthusiast who’s ready to shoot smooth videos right next to stunning stills.
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