I get really excited about wireless camera tethering, as it’s clearly a sign of the future.
There has been countless times where I’m taking a photo, and I’ve had to zoom into the image on my screen, for whatever reason.
If you can connect your camera, and control it wirelessly to your iPad, this makes previewing the images much easier, and this is exactly what CameraMator has done.
You don’t even need to have a WiFi network as CamearMator will create one for you to connect to- that means you don’t have to be inside to use it!
You can also control Aperture, Shutter, ISO and White Balance for all supported cameras, through the app. And finally, and perhaps most importantly, you don’t have to use the camera’a hotshoe to make it work.
In the video you’ll see that they only use the hotshoe as a place to hold the device, but it’s not necessary for it to work. This frees up the hotshoe to be used with Pocket Wizards, or devices like that. Exciting stuff!
I absolutely LOVE this product. I’m constantly changing lenses and fussing with body caps and lens hoods, while trying to get my bag open. When you’re in a busy shoot, this is the last thing you want to be doing.
The great thing about this holster is that it keeps your lenses all within reach, so that you can quickly and easily change them over when ever you need to.
If you shoot with a lot of prime lenses like me, then this is exactly what you need.
It’s suitable for Canon or Nikon lenses, comes in tan or black, can hold over 20lbs, and it’s priced dependant on how many mounts you need. They’re currently $84.95 each, here.
The Travelwide is a 4×5 film camera designed to make large-format photography more accessible and fun than before. Large format cameras are usually big, bulky, heavy and expensive, but this is a much simpler camera.
Made up of only nine different parts and customisable with different lenses, backs and coldshoes, you can use the camera in the way the name suggests- while traveling.
It was on Kickstarter for $99 and it uses 4×5 film, which offers 16x the resolution of a standard 35mm frame of film.
It’s lighter than a DSLR, and although that includes the weight of a lens, the camera doesn’t come with a lens, or a film holder.
You can pick up a lens about $150-$200 and a film holder for $10-$15. Still though, a very exciting camera for anyone interested in film photography.
Luxi is a small diffusion dome that fits securely over your iPhone’s front-facing camera.
When attached and used with a light meter app, Luxi will help you determine the best settings for your DSLR or other camera so that you can take perfectly exposed pictures.
The light meter built into all cameras measures reflected light. A reflected light meter shows an appropriate setting for an average of the whole scene.
If you are taking a picture of a scene that does not have an average lighting situation, your camera’s built-in light meter will not be accurate. Usually, that causes an overexposed or underexposed picture.
This is where Luxi comes in. It only works for natural, or constant light (not flashes), but it’s a much cheaper alternative to a light meter. It costs ~$20, which is a whole lot cheaper than $200+ you’d pay for a traditional light meter.
If you like DIY photography, then you’ll love this product. It’s the plans and supplies that you need to create your own medium formet pinhole camera at home.
It’s been created by a girl from Brighton (my hometown) who’s original project became so popular online that people were imitating it, and so she decided she wanted a produce a kit for people to do it themselves.
It’s a really fascinating project, and one that’s going into production as it’s reached it’s Kickstarter target by over double the amount needed.
If you’ve ever used the digital zoom on your iPhone, you’ll know what a bad idea that is. The photos come out looking terrible.
And that’s what makes this product so exciting, because it allows you to use your phone (not necessarily smart) as a camera for binoculars, telescopes, microscopes and more.
When it hits the market, it will retail for $74.95, but can still buy it today for $70.
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