I was certain that Polaroid had gone out of business by now. But no, they’re still here, and the company’s historic habit of engineering instant photography is still its project. Perhaps, Polaroid was better suited for this time anyway, in which the instantaneous is the standard. They’re constant revisions on an old but very specific theme seems to have kept Polaroid designing fresh cameras. The Z2300 is such a design that takes the well-known Polaroid formula and adds some modern elements. Continue reading →
If you’re looking to upgrade from your digital compact camera but not deal with a bulky DSLR and complex controls, you should check out a new category which recently gained a lot of traction in the photography world. It’s called micro four thirds systems / mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lenses – they’re just the right size, easy to handle with loads of features, shoot high quality images, and can change lenses on the fly. All the big players are already there, however this time we’re going to introduce you to one of the top 5 – the Alpha NEX series from Sony. Continue reading →
Are you perhaps still puzzled about how to carry your photography gear stylishly? As a style conscious person you might. Whether traveling with a compact camera or a DSLR plus lenses, batteries and extra memory cards, protecting your equipment while making a statement is not always a simple matter to achieve. The Gaucho compact clutch and SLR case of 1701, a company whose motto is “Travel smart. Travel beautiful” promises to do that, so long as a style inspired by cowboys and the middle West is your favorite cup of tea. Continue reading →
The photography company Lomography is known for making obscure, hyper-specific cameras, the complete opposite of most cameras or smartphones that perform about fifteen different operations. Lomography’s created fisheye cameras, 360 degree cameras, and the Diana, a camera that acts like a manual version of the digital photo-filter favorite, Instagram. Continue reading →
When it comes to bags, I usually want to stand out from the crowd. When it comes to lugging my expensive photography gear, keeping a low profile is better. The Retrospective shoulder bag collection from ThinkTankPhoto gives you just that and so much more! It’s perfect for street photography or anywhere else you feel the need to be discreet and blend into your surroundings, while combing a classic minimal design with loads of features for today’s modern camera gear. Continue reading →
There are many cameras that are designed just for the sake of brilliant design. They were made to be looked at, not necessarily used. Still, there are cameras that were designed to take photos, really good photos, and the design had everything to do with it – the camera just may not have looked like a piece of fruit.
The new GXR from Ricoh is an interesting redesign of the camera system. Consisting of a body and specific camera “units,” the GXR allows a photographer to quickly change lenses and digital image processing engines with a simple click. Continue reading →
Taking that perfect shot means you need to be ready, and so does your gear. So in case you’re at the right place at the right time but you still need to take your camera out of your bag – Doh! you missed it. So you’re thinking – a camera strap – however, traveling with a camera hanging on your neck is heavy and looks so bad, and while on your shoulder swinging around and not too comfortable.
After a ton of user research and testing over 100 different designs and materials, the designers at Joby came up with a new dynamic camera strap. It’s called the UltraFit Sling Strap and it will make your photography comfortable, secured and super fast. Continue reading →
If you’re an avid photographer like me then you know sometimes you need a tripod to take that perfect shot. Whether it’s low light conditions, shooting videos or anytime you should keep your shutter open just a little bit longer – a good tripod will do the work.
When considering photography gear, there are a lot of tripods out there which are usually quite expensive and not too comfortable to carry while on the go. Meet the GorillaPod by Joby – One of the most flexible, compact yet super stable tripods out there. Continue reading →
I don’t know if it’s my life-long love for the James Bond franchise, or my general attraction to tiny gadgets, but the Nikon Coolpix S100 satisfies so much of my design pallet. It looks like it’s the size of a credit card, its squared shape with slight rounded edges simplifies the camera to the point where taking a photo seems like a very gentle action – there’s no furious and frantic adjusting of lenses with this camera. Continue reading →
First, a tremendous search engine. Next, a spam-free e-mail service. Then, a freely distributed smartphone operating system. Now, “glasses.” Google seems to be everywhere, but apparel accessories might be the strangest product department for the Internet giant. But Google Glass is here, and sooner than people might think, pedestrians will sport the bizarre looking eyeglass-computer-camera combo. Continue reading →