Camera Accessories

Vello Extension Tubes for Mirrorless Cameras

When you first hear it, the phrase “extension tubes” can conjure up many connotations, none of which accurately describe their purpose and function. In principle, extension tubes are very simple tools used to overcome a specific challenge, often while offsetting a number of other difficulties in order to perform in the most convenient way.

Real Cool Photo Tools: 13 Great Gifts for Creative Picture-Taking Enthusiasts

To give you a heads-up for gift giving this holiday season, we’ve compiled a scrumptious selection of awesome gifts for the photo enthusiasts in your life that are guaranteed to put a smile on their faces and enhance their shooting experience. Our bodacious baker’s dozen includes items ranging from cool compact cameras to ingenious bags and straps, and more.

Perspective Control and Tilt-Shift Lenses

In recent years, perspective manipulation has seen a surge in popularity throughout the photography community. Whether it is the eccentricity of miniature-faking, or the dreamy elegance of selective blur, tilt-shift lenses have undoubtedly solidified their place on many contemporary photographers’ to-buy lists.

Camera Holster Systems

Innovative and modular camera holsters from Peak Design, Cotton Carrier, and Spider eliminate the neck pain associated with wearing your camera strap and replace it with a weight-distributing, secure, and quick-access alternative. For a stable carrying method that restricts your DSLR from swinging awkwardly, this holiday season, choose a camera holster.

Zacuto Recoil Rigs

HDSLRs and large-sensor video cameras have become today’s most popular cameras for shooting video. But, straight out of the box, they’re still notoriously uncomfortable to hold when shooting video for longer than a few minutes. From the beginning, even early adopters of these cameras asked, “How can we shoot comfortably for longer periods of time, keep the camera stable, and not give up mobility?”

First Impressions: The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera

The new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Micro Four Thirds camera is a high-end offering aimed squarely at the professional and advanced enthusiast, and adds significant enhancements to the already well received OM-D E-M5.

Holdfast Gear Luxury Camera Accessories

Matthew Swaggart, the founder of HoldFast Gear, creates classic designer accessories with style and durability, along with greatly enhanced functionality. Each strap, wallet, belt and bag is handmade or hand-finished by Swaggart from quality leather or canvas, and many of his products work together for a complete storage and carrying solution.

Pelican ProGear Backpacks Provide Robust Protection with Ergonomic Design

Pelican has recently introduced a lineup of photo backpacks that blend the hard, crush-proof case structure they are best known for with a more ergonomic backpack design that is engineered for easier access. These backpacks, as part of the ProGear series, integrate hard-case sections while also providing traditional divider-style photo-gear sections.

Vello White Balance Cards and Disc

Most of us wouldn't want a blue dog, red horse, or purple parents, but we've all had them at one time or another in our cameras. Like wearing polka dots with plaid, the light balance and your subject were just a bad match. This is where custom white balance comes in handy.

Getting Close with Vello Extension Tubes

Who likes taking pictures of bugs? Who doesn’t?! Then what do you do if the lens you are using does not focus close enough to clearly capture these creepy subjects in all their glorious detail? Well, there are a couple things you can do. One option is to buy a macro lens that offers at least a 1:1 magnification ratio.

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