Review: Sony VG-C1EM Vertical Grip for A7 A7R and A7S

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As technology changes, so have I. With Nikon not releasing the camera I wanted, I purchased the Sony A7. As I got comfortable with the Sony A7 there were certain aspects of the camera that were weird at times. One important issue was the size. It is great for my small lenses but when I use a big lens I really wish that the Sony A7 were designed to be bigger. This is especially true when shooting portraits. Luckily Sony has prepared for this when they released the camera.  They also released the Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha A7, A7R and the  A7S.

And for the most part, it is the great equalizer.

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Upgrade Your Smartphone Into a Point and Shoot with Snappgrip


You own an iPhone or an Android phone and you’re addicted to Instagram. It’s okay, we know. The quick and easy snaps we take on our phone are just so much easier to take than having to haul a full sized DSLR around the whole day. Plus, why spend hundreds of dollars on Samsung’s Galaxy camera when you can spend way less with practically the same features. When taking photos, we would like to have the full camera experience, even if it is with our smartphones, and here’s how you’ll get it. Snappgrip has successfully funded their Kickstarter project for a smartphone case that comes with a point and shoot grip.

By connecting to your smartphone via Bluetooth, the snappgrip transforms your mobile device into an actual point and shoot camera with all the camera functions you’d expect, such as half press to focus, full press to release the shutter, and even in and out zoom. It creates a much more comfortable feel in your hands than having to tap the screen to take a photo and it’s a nifty design too.

There’s still 10 days left as of this post on their Kickstarter campaign to make your preorder. They plan to begin shipping these out by February.