This is the Everyday Messenger. It isn't just another camera bag. It's an all-in-one gear bag. A lot of thought went into making the Peak Design Everyday Messenger that it almost seems like everyone’s needs are answered by this one bag. Billed as a premium everyday gear bag for professionals and commuters alike, Peak Design’s The Everyday Messenger is everything you want it to be. It’s a shoulder bag, a messenger bag, a camera bag and a bag for everything else that is essential to your daily or once-in-a-year trip. Whatever it is that you’re looking for in a great gear bag, this bag apparently has it, does it all and is warranted for life. But will it be good enough to replace less expensive options such as Think Tank's Retrospective series of shoulder bags? Our full review awaits you down below!Read More
We get asked a lot what kind of cameras and equipment we use to take photos of products that we review on the site, so we thought it would be a perfect opportunity to show you the type of setup we use to get some of the shots you see around Gadgetmac. One of the most important pieces of gear is the flash, or an equivalent continuous light source of course. Good lighting is key when it comes to photography, but there are a few ways you can go about using lighting in your photographic endeavors. One of them calls for using a ring light. Beloved for its stylish catchlight and fashion lighting effects, a ring light's purpose is also to evenly light up a subject whilst eliminating or reducing shadows around it as much as possible. There's one problem though and that's the price. Ring lights or flashes are very expensive, and if you're just getting into photography, we think we've found the next best thing.
RoundFlash is the latest and one-of-a-kind ringflash diffuser that mounts onto your DSRL camera while using your external flash as its light source creating a powerfully convenient all-in-one, lightweight handheld ring flash setup at a fraction of the cost. What's even more amazing is that the RoundFlash can fold into a compact piece of kit for portable carry and storage. Want to know more? Our full review awaits your stunned eyes down below!
Lowepro, the name rings a bell even if you've never owned a camera once in your life. It's a name that can be trusted, a brand you'd consider to be at the top of your list when time comes to search for that perfect camera bag. My first camera bag was a Lowepro, and chances are yours was too. And although Lowepro has a strong repertoire for making backpacks, the company also makes slings and shoulder bags designed to carry camera gear in comfort. The most recent shoulder bag to come out is Lowepro's Pro Messenger AW series of photographer-friendly soft sided bags that can carry pro-sized gear just as well as prosumer and entry-level camera gear. Will it be worthy of your precious gear? There's only one way to find out.Read More
Chrome has got one stellar reputation for building messenger bags, backpacks, packs and bags with ridiculously tough construction that lasts. Chrome is a skilled veteran bag maker, that much we know of. Chrome recently released a series of three new camera bags under the Niko name comprised out of a small sized sling, a medium sized messenger bag and the biggest and baddest of them all - the Niko Camera Pack. Oh, don't mind the sliced up Niko pack above... Last we reviewed one of Chrome's packs, the Bravo rolltop laptop backpack, we came away thoroughly impressed by the overall quality and ingenuity behind its thoughtful construction geared for cyclists who think owning a car is out of the question. Need to carry your camera gear around in comfort no matter what the weather is like outside? Our review could help point you in the right direction.Read More
The Glif's minimalist design and easy-to-use functionality made it one of our all-time favorite iPhone 4/S and iPhone 5 tripod mounts. While it continues on to dominate the smartphone tripod mount market, it's severely limited by its compatibilities. There's an underrated tripod mount that we've finally got our hands on after being available for quite some time now. 4th Design is widely known for producing aluminum bumper cases for the iPhone, but what it also has up its CNC machined sleeve is the Tripod Grip 5787. It's a highly versatile tripod mount that isn't anyone's fanboy. How it stacks up against existing tripod mounts? Find out down below!
Gear bags are one thing, but when it comes down to carrying your camera gear you need a specific bag for the job. Think Tank has become a household name in the photo industry. Think Tank's Retrospective series of bags are notably the most popular of them all for their unique design and capable storage. Think Tank's latest shoulder bag is the Retrospective 7, a charming camera bag that hits all the right spots and can carry everything you need to shoot comfortably including your tablet or MacBook Air. We've got much more to talk about and so little time, so head past the break for the full review!Read More
There are quite a lot of accessories which have come out in recent months with one sole purpose, to help iPhone users make the most of their very capable pocket shooter. Unlike the Glif and Capta iPhone camera tripod mount adapters we last had the pleasure of reviewing, the Tiltpod by Gomite has a very different approach at helping you replace yourself from being a human tripod. The Tiltpod mobile is a pocket sized micro tripod-replacer designed for the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and even small point-and-shoot cameras that fits right on your keychain. Our full review awaits you below!