Studio Neat originally released the Glif, a tripod mount for iPhone. It was a solid accessory for those wanting a way to hold their iPhone in place when capturing photos, but it had its drawbacks as well. Fast forward to the second version of Glif, and you’ll see that Studio Neat has taken into account the drawbacks and tried to account for them all. How does it stack up?
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Joby is known for its quality camera accessories. Ranging from tripods to camera straps, Joby does it all very well. Recently, I tested out one of the newest straps from the company, the Convertible Next Strap.
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A few months back, Carson sent me a set of macro lenses for my iPhone 5. The lenses used magnets to attach to my phone, but after receiving a replacement iPhone 5, the lenses no longer attached to my device. Read on to hear how Carson handled it, and what I think about the lenses.
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Memory cards are continuously increasing in capacity and performance, which is a good thing. 64GB of memory may be a laughably high capacity to some of you, but when you realize that our devices are producing more data than ever before, it’s not as big as you might think. Our digital cameras take photos as well as HD videos and to capture all that data, we need big memory cards to store them. We also need fast memory cards to get the best performance out of our cameras. The Kingston 64GB SDXC UHS-I Ultimate memory card is such a card, boasting speeds of up to 60MB/s read and 35MB/s write.
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Depending on how much you use your DSLR, you probably have more than one bag or case for it. If you want to carry several lenses, a tripod, multiple bodies, large flashes, and more, you probably have a large backpack, or perhaps the Timbuk2 Snoop messenger. But what about when you want to carry just a couple of lenses and a single body? Do you bring the large backpack with you? Probably not, right? The Timbuk2 Informant camera sling is a miniature camera messenger bag, complete with padded, customizable walls and a waterproof rain cover. Foregoing the typical camera bag appearance, it protects your gear in style without sacrificing function. It’s currently my preferred camera bag for everyday use.
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Here I am, getting ready to talk about an accessory specifically made for mobile photography. This time I’m going to review the Glif+. The Glif+ is an attachment for standard tripods specifically built for the iPhone, or in this case, the iPhone 5. How does it stack up against Joby’s GripTight? You’re going to have to continue reading to find out.
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Amongst my family and friends it’s no secret I like taking photos. To be exact, I like taking photos with my iPhone. We’ve all heard the saying about the best camera is the one you have on you. Well, it’s true. And more often than not, my iPhone is my camera.
So naturally, I like to find and use iPhone accessories to help me look like a better photographer than I really am. When I heard Joby was going to be releasing a smartphone accessory, I had to say yes to the offer of being sent a preview sample without even knowing what it was.
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