Photo Accessories

Hands-on Review

Lowel’s Rifa Lites have long been popular lighting tools for photographers who need or desire a continuous light source that produces a soft, flattering light and folds down narrow enough to slip into a tube for fast and easy transit to and from assignments.

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Hands-on Review

The Lowel SoftCore Lighting Systemis designed to turn any softbox you might currently own into a cool-running, fluorescent lamp based lighting system containing up to five 80W CRI fluorescent lamps. 

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Hands-on Review

If the nature of your photographic work requires swaths of even, continuous light, Lowel’s TRIO 1 is well worth investigating. Designed for use with your choice of 55W high CRI, daylight- or tungsten-balanced fluorescent lamps, Lowel’s TRIO 1 lamp heads are well suited for portraiture and mid-sized tabletop applications.

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Hands-on Review

Maintaining clean color balance when shooting stills and video in mixed lighting has long been problematic in portraiture, fashion, beauty and textile applications. But with the introduction of the Lowel Blender, maintaining color balance is easy.

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Buying Guide

A monolight is a self-contained light source in which the flash head  contains the lamp, modeling light, cooling fan and power supply, as opposed to component systems featuring separate heads and power packs, which are commonly referred to as generators, power packs or pack-and-head-systems.

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Tips and Solutions

Deciding what to include and what not to include in your camera bag when planning a trip is part art, part science and part ego. The ego part comes into play when you insist on taking a 500mm f/4 lens along with you, despite the fact you know it's far too heavy to drag around all day.

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Sometimes less is more, especially if you can’t be bothered carrying a tripod, but wouldn’t mind a little support for your camera. And we do mean little. Joby’s GorillaPod Micro 250 Tripod with Mini Ball Head is so compact that it can easily stay threaded to your camera.

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Tips and Solutions

With the exception of the filters used for black-and-white photography (see the article Black & White Landscape Photography) the numbers of filters used for capturing color landscapes are few, mostly due to the fact that, in digital imaging, many white balance and filter effects can be addressed in camera.

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Hands-on Review

If you’ve ever tried to photograph lightning or similar now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t phenomena, you’re well aware of how difficult an undertaking it can be. Lightning strikes without warning and nary a hint as to where in the skies it will appear and in what form—and by the time you see it, it’s invariably gone.

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Hands-on Review

When it comes to camera bags, there’s a seemingly unlimited choice of styles, shapes and colors designed to satisfy the needs of the pickiest beginner, hobbyist or professional photographer. If you can think it, it probably already exists in a form quite close to what you imagine it to be.

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Hands-on Review

Manfrotto’s Stile Collection of camera/computer cases, bags and pouches are constructed from lightweight, weather-resistant nylon and are designed to complement active, on-the-go lifestyles.

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Hands-on Review

Even though almost all cameras have built-in flashes, sometimes you want or need additional light power in order to capture a better photograph. Rather than adding an extra accessory flash, many photographers have been turning to LED light panels.

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Hands-on Review

There comes a time in every newbie photographer’s life when they need a camera support that goes beyond the limitations of Lego™-like tablepods, and that’s where Manfrotto’s new 290-series Hobbyist tripods come into the picture.

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Hands-on Review

LED (Light-Emitting Diodes) accessory lights for digital cameras are becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to electronic flash for adding auxiliary light to low lighting conditions. The benefits of continuous LED lighting include cool operating temperatures and low power consumption. 

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Hands-on Review

Manfrotto’s ML360HP Midi Plus-36 and ML840H Maxima-84 Hybrid LED light panels should prove to be quite popular among professional photographers who require compact, low heat, low power consuming, daylight-balanced lighting accessories that can be used as stand-alone units or in conjunction with outdoor light and electronic flash.

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