Photo Accessories

No Special Glasses, Either: Linhof 3D Micro Leveling Geared Head

In a world increasingly crowded in 3D-branded products, Linhof’s new 3D Micro Leveling Geared Head is one of the few 3D products that doesn’t require dedicated 3D glasses. Even better is the new geared head’s design and precision functionality.

Cutting-Edge Connectivity: Lexar Professional USB 3.0 CF/SD Card Reader

Lexar has announced its first 500MB/sec USB 3.0 CF/SD Card Reader, which can reportedly transfer data  six times faster than comparable USB 2.0 card readers. Quick enough to keep up with the read/write speeds of the fastest UDMA/SDXC/UHS-1-based memory cards currently on the market.

Underwater Photography

At B&H we stock a number of cameras designed specifically for use underwater, and most of them are relatively easy to use. We also stock a selection of rugged, waterproof point-and-shoot cameras that can be used―depending on the make and model―down to 30-plus feet below the surface of the water.

HDSLR Video Lighting

This all depends on what type of lighting system you currently own. If you are shooting with tungsten or other form of continuous lighting, you’re in the game. If you’re shooting with electronic flash, the news isn’t as good unless you plan on shooting video one frame at a time. Strobes are simply the wrong tools for capturing video.

Eye-Fi Mobile X2 Memory Cards

Eye-Fi has announced a new 8MB wireless memory card designed to enable instant wireless uploading of image files from your camera to your smartphone, tablet and similar iOS and Android-based mobile devices.

It Takes Pictures, But is Your Phone a Camera?

Back in the 1960s there was a car called the Amphicar, which as its name suggested, was a car and a boat, depending on whether you were tooling up the boulevard or up the canal. Though it was designed and manufactured in Germany, the engine and electrical system of these four-seater convertibles was English, which in itself should have served as a red flag for anyone considering one.

Impact Mini LiteTrek (LT) Battery and Power Pack System

If you own a battery-powered accessory flash you're well aware of the shortcomings of AA batteries, which include recycling times that start off slow and rapidly become progressively slower, accompanied by a power supply that sputters to a halt far too soon.

Eighteen Important Items to Bring on Wilderness Photo Shoots

So you’re going on a photo shoot, maybe even shoot some video. Presumably you’re bringing at least one camera, some memory cards and maybe some extra lenses and a tripod. But what other items might be useful?

Improvised Rain Cover

If you take a lot of pictures or shoot a lot of video, there will come a time when you will have to use your camera in the rain, though probably not by choice. Perhaps you’ll be on an assignment that can’t be rescheduled, or maybe touring an attraction that you won’t be revisiting. Mother Nature doesn’t plan the weather around your schedule, so it’s going to be raining.

A Guide for the Well-Equipped Birdwatcher

Enough about Angry Birds already!  Real birds don’t strap themselves into slingshots, as any birdwatcher, a.k.a. birder, will tell you. They know because they observe the chirpy critters in the wild or in urban parks. They spy on flocks through binoculars. They snap pictures; they take notes. High-tech birders can think of better uses for their mobile screens than playing games.

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