Eco-Friendly, Sturdy, and Stylish: Gitzo Légende Tripod Review

The Gitzo Légende tripod proves there’s still a place for tripods in an IBIS-fueled world.

In a world full of IBIS and lens stabilization, tripods are quickly beginning to fade away. However, there’s still a place for trusty tripods in our lives. If you’re a landscape or astrophotographer, tripods are essential. Macro photographers, product photographers, and studio shooters rely on tripods too. Picking a tripod is a pretty serious business. At the end of the day, you’re placing your expensive camera and lenses on it. You need to be able to trust it. We’ve had our hands on the new Gitzo Légende tripod for a little while now. Is it one you should be fluttering your eyelids at, or should you walk away? Find out in our full review.

Continue reading…

Great Deals: Stock Up on Photography Accessories Before They Vanish

These photography accessories are must-haves for any photographer.

We all know how difficult it is right now to find many items in stock. Cameras, lenses, and even other photography accessories are being hit by the supply chain crunch. However, you can still find good deals on camera bags, tripods, and SD cards. How much longer they’ll be readily available is anyone’s guess. So, now is a good time to stock up and save. You can get a Lexar UHS-II 128GB SD Card for just $37.23! Sony’s Tough G series UHS-II 64GB card can be had for $99.99. Need a new camera bag? You can save $50 on the Domke F-X5B (perfect for a fixed lens camera.) You can even get your hands on a Vanguard tripod with a ball head for just $89.95. See all the photography accessories on sale after the break.

Continue reading…

A Great Idea, But It’s Not for Everyone: KUVRD Universal Lens Hood

You can follow along with this blog post by clicking the Listen to the Article button. Give it a try!

Every year we get exposed to photography accessories that are meant to revolutionize the game. Sometimes, these accessories come along and make our lives easier. However, most simply fail to live up to the hype surrounding them. You may have heard about a company called KUVRD. They made a product that really was excellent in their universal lens caps. So, when they announced the universal lens hood, we were excited. We’ve spent some time with the new KUVRD Universal Lens Hood, and we’re both amazed and dismayed. Find out why below.

Continue reading…

Minimal by Design, Easy on the Eye: PolarPro Belay Camera Strap Review

The PolarPro Belay camera strap with its QuickDraw plate is both minimalist and almost hassle-free.

Camera straps. They’re an essential accessory that we use all the time, but often these must-haves go unexplored and unrecognized. We at The Phoblographer love camera straps, though, and we always do our best to review as many of them as we can, so, when we were asked if we would like to give the new PolarPro Belay camera strap a try, we jumped at the chance. The Belay is a new strap that is part of a new, more extensive PolarPro system that features QuickDraw plates, which allow you to quickly attach and detach your camera from each accessory, which sounds good, but as they say, the proof is in the pudding. Find out what we thought about the PolarPro Belay camera strap in our full review.

Continue reading…

Cheap Photo: Need a 50mm Lens for Around $50? Plus Photo Accessories

We have found great deals on photography accessories that will help you grow your skills and make your life easier.

First off, that deal on a 50mm lens for around $50 can be found here. And if you’re looking for some deals on photography accessories that won’t break the bank, you’re in the right place. We found great deals on camera bags, tutorials, lighting gear, and more. Right now, you can pick up the fantastic Portage Supply Kenora backpack for just $69, the Bowery from ONA for just $163, and the Tenba DNA Messenger 15 for just $139.99. The Godox AD 200 can be yours for only $255, and you get the round head Godox V1 flash for Canon cameras for just $221. Are you looking to grow your skills? There are great deals on Kindle books like How to Create Stunning Digital Photography, which is only $9.99, and there are deals on video tutorials, too, like the Ultimate Landscape Photography Course, which can be yours for only $29. There are also deals on presets and more. Check them all out after the break.

Continue reading…

Kingston’s Refreshed Canvas SD Cards Now Support UHS-II Cameras

Canvas SD Cards

If you need blazing-fast transfer speeds, you might want to take a look at Kingston’s new Canvas SD cards.

If there is one thing you need to know about SD cards, it’s that they are not created equal. A lot of cameras these days support UHS-II SD cards, which support much faster data read and write speeds and help you not fill up your camera’s buffer so quickly. Until this point, Kingston didn’t offer any UHS-II cards, but now, they have some speedy Canvas SD cards that do. Join us after the break for all the details.

Continue reading…

Need to Carry More Gear? Check Out These Stylish Camera Backpacks

Camera backpacks offer great levels of comfort while being able to carry, and protect all of your gear,

Messenger bags are adored by many thanks to their gorgeous looks, and their ability to carry the essentials. But they can become a little uncomfortable to carry. They place quite a bit of stress on one side of the body. Camera backpacks, on the other hand, can be lugged around for hours as they disperse the weight of your gear across your entire upper body. There are more options available when it comes to sizes and the amount of equipment they can carry. Need small camera backpacks that can hold the essentials while offering unmatched comfort? You can find backpacks like that. Need a bigger bag that can carry multiple camera bodies, numerous lenses, strobes, accessories, and more? You can find those too. Camera backpacks never used to be the most stylish bags around, but that too has changed. If you need a new camera bag and want to see what camera backpacks are out there, click past the break.

Continue reading…

The New HoldFast Classic Camera Strap Is Both Simple and Classy

If you’re looking for a camera strap that is easy to use and easy on the eye, you might be interested in the new HoldFast Classic camera strap.

I am not sure about you, but I always like to have a strap of some sort attached to my camera, simply because I’m a klutz who tends to drop things. One thing I (and I know many others) do not like, though, are big bulky camera straps. If you fall into this category, you might want to take a closer look at the new HoldFast Classic camera strap, which promises to offer photographers a simple, classy way to carry around their cameras. Join us after the break for more details.

Continue reading…

(Under $150) 5 Functional Camera Bags for Photographers on a Budget

We all need camera bags to protect our gear while we are out and about, but you don’t have to spend a ton of money to get a great one.

Camera bags are one of those items that we need as photographers, but we don’t always give them the attention and credit that they deserve. Camera bags are essential as they allow us to carry and protect our gear as we traipse across town or go on a hike, but did you know that you don’t have to spend a small fortune to get a great one? The camera bags we have put together in this roundup are not only functional, protective, and stylish, they all cost under $150 as well; in fact, most of them are under $100! Join us after the break to see which affordable camera bags we highly recommend.

Continue reading…

Spider Holster Wants to Make Carrying Your Gear Easier with 4 New Tools

If you’re looking for gear carrying solutions that could make life easier, you should check out these new products from Spider Holster.

If you have been looking for some new ways to carry your gear, some news from the guys and gals at Spider Holster may interest you. Following the success of their Spiderpro Single and Dual Camera carrying Systems, Spider Holster just announced four new items that will help make carrying your gear fuss-free. The products include a new hand strap, a new lens collar plate, and much more. Join us after the break for all the details.

Continue reading…

Dubble Dabbles in Candy-Colored Camera Straps

If you’re looking for more playful options to camera straps, the simple yet sturdy offerings just launched by Dubble promise to bring a pop of color.

Bored with your plain camera straps and looking for more exciting options? Think your cameras can use more playful and charming accessories? From Dubble, the company that brought us candy-colored, psychedelic, and experimental emulsions, comes a new collection of camera straps. Say hello to the Dubblestraps – beautifully simple straps that will give your camera a pop of color.

Continue reading…

8 Photography Accessories That Will Complement Your New Camera

If you got your first camera over the holiday or picked up a new one to add to your collection, these photography accessories will help you get more out of it.

Did you get a new camera over the holiday period? If so, congrats, there’s nothing better than that new camera smell. But if you want to get the most out of it, you’ll want to arm yourself with some great photography accessories too. In this roundup, we will take a quick look at eight photography accessories that will help you channel your inner creative, and make your life as a photographer much easier.

Continue reading…

Tap and Dye Add a New Camera Bag, Three Straps to Their Legacy Line

Tap and Dye

If you’re looking for a timeless camera bag or strap, these new offerings from Tap and Dye may excite you.

If you’re in the market for high quality camera bag, or handmade camera straps, you may be interested to know that Tap and Dye have just announced they added four new items to their Legacy line of camera accessories. Each of these items (the Legacy Utility Tote, the Legacy Adjustable Camera Strap, the Legacy Slim Adjustable Camera Strap, and the Legacy Classic Slim Camera Strap) are made to order in Brooklyn, New York, and will add a classic look to your camera. Join us after the break for all the details. Continue reading…

WANDRD’s New Universal Camera Cubes Come in a Variety of Sizes

WANDRD’s camera cubes provides more ways to transport and protect your gear.

WANDRD has been making waves in the camera bag sector since their first bag was funded on Kickstarter. Since then, the company has released several innovative bags that appeal to many different types of photographers. Today, WANDRD announced their next line of products; the Camera Cubes Collection. This small assembly of bags are modular by design. Not only will they fit into the WANDRD PRVKE perfectly, but they will also fit into the WANDRD HEXAD, and just about any bag out there. Continue reading…

The New Racing Inspired Vi Vante Classic Tread Camera Strap Is Out Now

Vi Vante Classic Tread strap

The Vi Vante Classic Tread is a seriously slick looking camera strap.

One of the best ways to add some character and flair to your camera is to add a strap that has personality. For the most part, camera straps are made to be incredibly utilitarian, and while that’s fine, the overall design of the straps is an afterthought. There are a few companies that consider design just as important as function. One company is Vi Vante, and its new camera strap, the Vi Vante Classic Tread, is a great example. This racing-inspired camera strap could be just what you need for your fast-paced life as a photographer. Join us after the break for more details. Continue reading…

Did Any of You Know About This Mechanical Automatic Lens Cap?

lens cap

This little gem of a lens cap has been hiding in plain sight from many of us.

If there is an accessory that’s harder to keep up with than lens caps, then I’m not sure I want it. Lens caps are, of course, super important. They protect the front element of our expensive lenses from debris like dust, dirt, and sand, and they do a mighty fine job of protecting them from scratches when in storage. As great as they are, they can be a pain to keep tabs on and are easily lost. An image of a fully automatic screw-on lens cap recently appeared on the web though, and we wondered, just how many of you knew about it? Keep on reading after the break to see the ingenious design of this cap. Continue reading…

Heavy Leather NYC’s Lookout Camera Bag Is an Ode to Old School Cases

Looking to replace your current camera bag with a leather one? Among your latest options is this vintage-styled camera bag.

Leather camera bags are among the most popular options for fashion-forward photographers. If that sounds like you, this new camera bag is an eye-catching option. The Lookout Camera Bag, by Heavy Leather NYC, is a vintage-styled looker that promises to be heavy-duty yet lightweight, perfect for both studio and on-the-go use.

Continue reading…

The Lightweight Vi Vante “Tiger” Lambskin Camera Strap Is Out Now

This “Tiger” lambskin leather camera strap will add a touch of class to your Mirrorless camera.

If you have used cameras for any amount of time, one thing you’re sure to know is that not all camera straps are equal. Fortunately, the third-party camera strap market is alive and well, and there are a ton of options for photographers to choose from. The latest camera strap to hit the market is called the Tiger, and it is handmade by Vi Vante. This lambskin leather neck strap will add a touch of class to your Mirrorless camera. Join us after the jump for more details, pictures, and pricing details. Continue reading…

A New Universal KUVRD Camera Strap Has Smashed Its Kickstarter Goal

kuvrd camera strap

If you’re looking for a new way to carry around your camera, you might want to check out the new KUVRD camera strap. 

After experiencing major success on Kickstarter with their universal lens caps, KUVRD has returned to the platform with a new project, and it looks like the masses are just as excited about it as they were about the lens caps. The new, universal KUVRD camera strap promises to be the only camera strap you’ll ever need thanks to its no-fuss, easy to use design. Click on through the break to see what all the fuss is about. Continue reading…

SPINN.DESIGN Approaches Camera Straps in a New Way

camera carrying system

This camera carrying system is aiming to revolutionize the way we carry our cameras.

Camera straps are something we all need, and they are something most of us never really put much thought into. We often grab the first strap that comes into sight, and we then mumble and complain for the rest of the day about how uncomfortable the strap is, or how we wish there could be a better-designed strap. That’s where SPINN DESIGN comes into play. SPINN.DESIGN claims they have designed the most user-friendly, most comfortable camera carrying system, and they have started a campaign on Kickstarter so that they can bring it to the masses. Continue reading…

Review: Godox Thinklite TT350F Mini Flash (Fujifilm)

Godox TT350F

The Godox TT350F is an affordable flash for Fujifilm Shooters, but you get what you pay for.

Godox are synonymous with producing good quality lighting at prices that make the accessories affordable to the masses. Their flashes are well built, and they have one of the most robust, user friendly wireless trigger systems around with their R2 triggers. The Godox TT350F is a small, affordable flash that has been designed to work with Fujifilm’s smaller Mirrorless camera bodies, but can it live up to their reputation of producing quality products that are affordable?

Continue reading…