Category: Accessory Reviews

Monday, December 16, 2013

Plustek OpticFilm 8100 Review

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessory Reviews
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The Plustek OpticFilm 8100 is an affordable film scanner with an optical resolution of 7200dpi, a low-power LED light source, multi-sampling and multi-exposure capabilities, and version 8 of LaserSoft Imaging’s acclaimed SilverFast scanning software. Read our Plustek OpticFilm 8100 review now...

Thursday, November 14, 2013

NEC MultiSync PA242W Review

Mark Goldstein | Accessory Reviews
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The NEC MultiSync PA242W is a premium monitor for discerning photographers looking for the most accurate display. But is it worth the $1000 / £1000+ price-tag? Read our NEC MultiSync PA242W review to find out...

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Ricoh Theta Review

Mark Goldstein | Accessory Reviews
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The new Ricoh Theta camera takes a fully spherical photo with just one click of a button. The Theta uses two lenses to captures the scene around, above and below you, and then automatically stitches everything together into a 360-degree image. Is this unique ability enough to justify the £329 / $399 price-tag? Read our Ricoh Theta review to find out...

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Samsung S27B971D Series 9 Monitor Review

Mark Goldstein | Accessory Reviews
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Samsung's premium monitor for imaging professionals has been updated with a non-reflective matt display for 2013, but it this enough to justify the £850 / $1200 price-tag? Read our Samsung S27B971D Series 9 Monitor review to find out...

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Flex Lens Shade Review

Matt Grayson | Accessory Reviews
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The Flex Lens Shade is an adjustable flexible lens shade that fits any DSLR lens. Retailing for $39.99, the Flex Lens Shade claims to be the only tool on the market to block unwanted light flare. Read our in-depth Flex Lens Shade review to find out if it lives up to its billing...

Thursday, April 11, 2013

frio Coldshoe Review

Matt Grayson | Accessory Reviews
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The Frio is a cold shoe with a unique dual lock system. The Frio lets any hot shoe accessory be mounted to any support with a 1/4?-20 standard stud. Does the Frio deserve a place in your camera kit? Read our review to find out...

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

ioShutter Review

Matt Grayson | Accessory Reviews
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Enlight Photo’s ioShutter lets you use an iPod touch, iPhone or iPad as a wired remote release with extra features for your Canon, Nikon, Hasselblad or Pentax camera. Is it a worthwhile alternative to your manufacturer's own remote release? Read our ioShutter review to find out...

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Samsung S27B970D Series 9 Monitor Review

Mark Goldstein | Accessory Reviews
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Photographers spend an awful lot of time looking at a screen, so it's important to choose the right monitor. Is the new Samsung S27B970D Series 9 LED display worth the £750 / $1000 asking price? Find out in our Samsung S27B970D review.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Carrying Systems Review

Matt Grayson | Accessory Reviews
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The strap that comes with your new camera is almost never the best way to carry it. So we've reviewed four of the newest camera carrying systems - the Peak Design Capture, Spider Black Widow Holster, Lensloop and Split Strap.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Wacom Intuos5 Review

Jon Canfield | Accessory Reviews
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The Wacom Intuos5 is the latest version of Wacom's popular graphics table, offering multi-touch gesture support for MAC and Windows, an Express View display and optional wireless connectivity. Jon Canfield takes a closer look in our Wacom Intuos5 review.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Spyder4Elite Review

Jon Canfield | Accessory Reviews
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Accurate colour is vital for any photographer, yet a lot of people don't accurately calibrate their monitors and laptops. Jon Canfield takes a look at the new Spyder4Elite to discover if it should be part of your workflow.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Nokia Lumia 800 Review

Mark Goldstein | Accessory Reviews
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In an age where the Apple iPhone is the most popular camera on Flickr, have smartphones finally caught up with traditional compact cameras? Here's our review of the new Nokia Lumia 800 from a photographer's point of view.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Wacom Bamboo Fun Pen and Touch Review

Jon Canfield | Accessory Reviews
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The new Wacom Bamboo Fun Pen and Touch is an inexpensive introduction to the world of graphics tablets, with clever multi-touch technology that even its bigger brother, the Intuos4, doesn't offer. Jon Canfield finds out if the Bamboo Fun Pen and Touch is the perfect tablet for beginners and more experienced photographers alike.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Wacom Intuos4 Wireless Review

Mark Goldstein | Accessory Reviews
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The Intuos4 Wireless is a new Bluetooth version of Wacom's popular graphics tablet. Wacom's new pen tablet has nearly the same dimensions (203.2 x 127 mm) as the medium sized Intuos 4 model and offers a working range of up to 33 feet. The Intuos4 Wireless is capable of capturing the slightest nuance of pen pressure against the tablet surface, as well as offering 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity, and there's also a user-defined Touch Ring capable of controlling up to four different functions in any application. Jon Canfield takes the Wacom Intuos4 Wireless for a test drive...

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Spyder 3 Express Review

Jon Canfield | Accessory Reviews
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Tired of your prints not matching what's shown on your monitor? Want to ensure that your online images are accurate too? Spyder 3 Express is a new entry-level monitor calibration device from Datacolor, costing just $89 / £85, designed specifically to calibrate your LCD screen or laptop. Jon Canfield finds out if the Spyder 3 Express deserves a place in your photography workflow.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Wacom Intuos4 Review

Jon Canfield | Accessory Reviews
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The Intuos4 is a new version of Wacom's popular graphics tablet. Intuos4 comes in four different sizes - small, medium, large, x-large - to suit the application, with medium offering a good compromise for the photographer. The Intuos 4 is capable of capturing the slightest nuance of pen pressure against the tablet surface, as well as offering 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity, and there's also a user-defined Touch Ring capable of controlling up to four different functions in any application. Jon Canfield takes the new Wacom Intuos4 for a test drive...