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Gear — Tenba Shootout Backpack 24L (full review)

Review and photography by Mark and Leslie Degner We recently received the new Tenba Shootout Backpack 24L to try out and were really interested in seeing what it’s like, since we’ve never used or tested a Tenba photo backpack before even though the company has been making camera bags for many years. The new Tenba […]

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Gear — Joby Suction Cup and GorillaPod Arm (full review)

Review and photography by Mark and Leslie Degner Although primarily designed for use with a GoPro or other similar types of action cameras, the Joby Suction Cup and GorillaPod Arm caught our attention as another way that we can attach lighter-weight mirrorless cameras, not just GoPro types, and flashes to a variety of smooth surfaces […]

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Gear — Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 (full review)

Review and photography by Mark and Leslie Degner Given the fact that digital camera sensors have been increasing in size at a fairly rapid pace, with 20 to 24 MP becoming the norm, the first thing that photographers might say about the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 compact camera is why does it only have a […]

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Gear — Epson SureColor P600 Printer (full review)

Review and photography by Mark and Leslie Degner We were recently printing some of our images and I commented to Leslie that there really haven’t been any new, professional quality desktop ink jet printers released over the past while. Well, that situation was quickly remedied when Epson announced their new SureColor P600 late this past […]

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Gear — Spring/Summer 2015 (full review)

Triggertrap Mobile Triggertrap Mobile (TTM) is a remote camera release that uses an app on a smart phone or tablet to trigger an attached camera. At the heart of the system is the TTM app and there are both iOS and Android versions available as free downloads. In addition to the Triggertrap Mobile app, you […]

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Gear — Spring/Summer 2015 (full review)

Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 ED PRO Lens The new Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens is the second in Olympus’ PRO line of Micro Four Thirds (m4/3) camera lenses, which is a great thing since it means that m4/3 systems are becoming a viable option for both serious amateur and professional photographers. Its 40-150mm focal […]

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Gear — Spring/Summer 2015 (full review)

B+W XS-Pro ND-Vario MRC Nano Filter Neutral density filters are some of the most useful filters that outdoor photographers can have with them in the field. They permit photographers to technically and creatively control their exposure, which allows them to get the result they desire. For example, when needing to use a shallow depth-of-field aperture […]

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Gear — Spring/Summer 2015 (full review)

My calendar says that it’s the end of January, but when I peer out my window it looks more like an April spring day in Alberta than the middle of winter. Most of the snow has melted and there are puddles all over the place. I know there’s still more winter to come, but spring […]

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GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition (full review)

GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition GoPro Hero cameras are among the hottest selling products in most camera and electronics stores. With the image quality reportedly improving significantly with the new generation models, I thought it’s time to try one and see whether it’s capable of capturing serious photos or if it’s just a fun toy. GoPro […]

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Gear — Rokinon T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC Tilt-Shift Lens (full review)

                                          Review by Mark Degner For a large percentage of my landscape photography I turn to my trusty 24mm tilt-shift lens. Why this lens? First, I love the 24mm focal length for landscape photography as […]

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Gear — Sony α7 and α7R Digital Cameras (full review)

Review by Mark Degner The new Sony α7 and α7R are the smallest full-frame, interchangeable lens cameras currently on the market. They’re smaller than DSLR cameras and only slightly larger than micro 4/3 cameras. The α7 ($1,699.99 body only or $1,999.99 body with FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS kit lens) and α7R ($2,299.99 body only) are […]

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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens (full review)

Review by Mark Degner Photographers like things that are familiar or comfortable and often shun things that are different. This can be said about photographic styles, techniques and equipment. However, this can also limit photographers in pursuit of their craft. Three of the products in this issue’s gear reviews fall into the category of different […]

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MindShift Gear Rotation 180º Professional Deluxe (full review)

Review by Mark Degner MindShift Gear is a new company that was founded by the people who produce the Think Tank Photo line of camera bags and packs. Their first product is the Rotation 180° Professional photo backpack with an integrated rotating belt pack that allows quick access to your camera gear without having to […]

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Rogue Safari (full review)

Review by Mark Degner As I have stated before in a previous review, when built-in camera pop-up flashes first appeared many years ago on film SLR cameras, I thought they were more of a gimmick and not really that useful for serious photography. However, I’ve found in certain situations they’re actually quite useful. In terms […]

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