Before you read too far into this product’s name, let me assure you that it’s a family-friendly photography accessory. The Nasty Clamp is a basic, yet versatile, tool that can help you position a camera, flash, mic or any other device or accessory with 1/4-20 thread. [click to continue…]
The Nikon D3100 is an entry-level DSLR with a 14.2-megapixel DX format sensor, which captures great still images, as well as 1080p HD video. The D3100 sits at the low-end of Nikon’s DSLR line-up and is surprisingly affordable given its feature set. [click to continue…]
The Samsung NX10 is the one of the new kids on the hybrid camera block. Like Micro Four Thirds cameras from Panasonic and Olympus, the NX10 features a DSLR-sized sensor, but offers full time live view and no optical viewfinder (but rather an electronic viewfinder).
However, the Samsung NX10 features a larger sensor than the Micro Four Thirds cameras. In fact, the NX10′s imaging sensor is about the same physical size as the one found in the Canon Rebel T2i.
As part of my upcoming review of the Samsung NX10, I decided to pit the NX10 against the Canon Rebel T2i to see how the noise control holds up. [click to continue…]
The Manfrotto 190XDB tripod is a 3-section aluminum tripod that runs about $105. The Manfrotto 190XDB tripod legs are essentially a more basic version of the 190XB and 190XBPRO tripod legs. The biggest difference is the use of twist-lock legs instead of the flip-lock legs found on the more expensive versions. [click to continue…]
While the Pentax Optio W90 has just been announced, I had the opportunity to get some hands-on time with a preproduction model of the new camera at CES 2010 last month. For my first impressions on the 12MP deathproof camera, keep reading. [click to continue…]
The Impact EX100A is a basic 100 watt monolight that’s available from B&H Photo. The EX100A is also available in a 2 monolight kit with 24″ softboxes, an umbrella, light stands and a carry case.
The EX100A 2-light kit was my first experience with using monolights, and for the $200 I spent on it, I have been pretty pleased. Sure, it’s not AlienBees, Elinchrom or anything fancy, but not everyone needs (or can afford) those brands. [click to continue…]