Objects of Desire: Ricoh Theta

February 27, 2015 - Ricoh's Theta can stitch 360-degree panoramas in a snap, and can now record 360-degree videos. More »

Objects of Desire: Rokinon 12mm T3.1 Cine Fisheye

February 20, 2015 - This prime fisheye cine lens has dual-sided markings, a de-clicked manual aperture ring and T-stop calibration to ensure consistency. More »

Product Review: Panasonic HC-X1000

February 18, 2015 - The HC-X1000 is a pro 4K camcorder challenged from below by the likes of mirrorless cameras like Panasonic's GH4, and from above by increasingly affordable cinema cameras from Blackmagic and Canon. More »

Objects of Desire: LG 31MU97-B 4K Monitor

February 17, 2015 - This 31-inch monitor has a resolution of 4096x2160, so there are enough pixels to display true 4K and UHD sources in all their resolution-soaked glory—if your graphics card is up for it More »

Product Review: Leica X

February 16, 2015 - The Leica X, an update to the X2, combines an APS-C sensor, a fast prime lens and a nostalgic affection for analogue-era knobs and dials—for $2,295. More »

Product Review: Sigma dp2 Quattro

February 13, 2015 - The dp2 Quattro puts Sigma's proprietary Foveon X3 sensor behind a 30mm f/2.8 lens, packed in a unique form factor all its own. More »

Objects of Desire: Vulture Equipment Works Variant A4

January 26, 2015 - There are tough camera straps, and then there's the "big bastard," as Vulture Equipment Works likes to call its 70-inch Variant A4 strap. More »

Objects of Desire: Panasonic Lumix CM1

January 21, 2015 - The CM1 is an Android-based smartphone with a 1-inch, 20-megapixel CMOS sensor and a 28mm f/2.8 Zeiss lens. More »

9 Tools to Give Your Mobile Photography a Boost

January 20, 2015 - The best camera is the one you have with you. For many of us, that camera often happens to be attached to a smartphone. Whether your mobile photography is opportunistic or purposeful, these tools can help you coax the best images possible from the camera that’s always with you. More »

Objects of Desire: Fotodiox Flapjacks LED Edgelight

January 16, 2015 - The Fotodiox Flapjacks feature an array of LEDs on the outer edge of the light's frame, and direct the output towards a diffuser, for a softer effect. More »

Product Review: Mamiya Leaf Credo 50

January 13, 2015 - The Credo 50 medium-format digital back bears a close resemblance to the PhaseOne IQ250, minus wi-fi—and about $8,000 from the PhaseOne's retail price. More »

Zeiss' New Tank: The Otus 85mm f/1.4

January 07, 2015 - Zeiss chose the term “Otus” for the night-seeing owl, an appropriate choice given this lens’ low-light capabilities. More »

Product Review: Nikon D750

January 02, 2015 - The full-frame, 24-megapixel D750 fits neatly in between the D610 and the D810, though the DSLR has much more in common with its higher-end sibling. More »

Mini Review: Ditch the Stitch with VSN Mobil's V.360 Camera

December 30, 2014 - VSN Mobil's V.360 camera snaps 360-degree photos and videos. More »

Product Reviews: Imagenomic Portraiture for Video

December 24, 2014 - Imagenomic Portraiture for Video applies its tech developed to cleanse portraits of facial blemishes to videos; it works with Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects, Apple's Final Cut Pro, Sony Vegas Pro and DaVinci's Resolve. More »

Product Reviews: Western Digital My Passport Wireless

December 18, 2014 - Western Digital's new My Passport Wireless is a portable hard drive with an SD card slot that offers wireless connectivity from mobile devices. More »

Objects of Desire: Lensbaby Sweet 50 and LM10

December 18, 2014 - The Sweet 50, Lensbaby's newest selective-focus optic is a 50mm prime with a 12-blade aperture; the LM10 brings background blur to your mobile images. More »

Product Reviews: Elinchrom ELC Pro HD 500

December 16, 2014 - Elinchrom's newest flagship strobe boasts three new creative modes and ultra-fast recycle times. More »

Objects of Desire: Knog qudos

December 11, 2014 - The Knog qudos is a waterproof, 5.3-ounce LED designed to work with action cameras; it has a built-in GoPro mount and a cold-shoe adapter. More »

Objects of Desire: Casio Exilim EX-FR10

December 04, 2014 - Casio's newest action camera can be separated into separate camera and display modules at the touch of a button. More »

Objects of Desire: Lomography LC A-120

December 01, 2014 - Lomography's new plastic medium-format film camera sports a 38mm Minigon XL lens with an aperture range of f/4.5–16. More »

Objects of Desire: Hasselblad Lunar

November 28, 2014 - Hasselblad's new Lunar Limited Edition is a derivative of Sony's NEX-7 reborn as a finely detailed luxury item for camera enthusiasts.  More »

Objects of Desire: Shoulderpod S1

November 26, 2014 - A versatile stabilizer forged from "aerospace-grade" aluminum, the S1 clamps onto your phone with rubberized plates and a pressurized thumbscrew. More »

Software Review: Macphun Tonality Pro

November 19, 2014 - Macphun's Tonality Pro is black-and-white image editor that can be used as a plug-in or a standalone application. More »

Product Review: Metz Mecablitz 64 AF1

November 13, 2014 - Metz's new flagship speed light boasts a guide number of 64 at ISO 100 (200mm), wireless TTL for most camera models and a colorful touchscreen. More »

Product Review: G-Technology G-RAID Studio

November 11, 2014 - We threw everything we could think at this storage system. It held up wonderfully. Quiet operation and blazing speed that can handle 4K video, all in a sleek package. More »

Object of Desire: Logmar S-8

November 06, 2014 - A new Super 8 cinema camera sports built-in Wi-Fi and USB ports. More »

Object of Desire: DJI Spreading Wings S900

November 04, 2014 - A DJI drone that can haul more than just a GoPro—it can carry up to 18 pounds of camera gear. More »

Object of Desire: Miggo Strap and Wrap

November 03, 2014 - The Miggo is a shoulder strap with a secret: It can also serve as a protective camera case. More »

Object of Desire: Fotodiox Excell +1

October 17, 2014 - The Excell +1 is an adapter mount that lets you use older, full-frame lenses from either Canon or Nikon to obtain a wider field of view. More »


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