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Camera gear reviews to help you choose the right stuff. New reviews will be uploaded all the time, so be sure to visit regularly.


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Best Camera Strap For DSLR

I have used the Carry Speed Slim Mark III strap for years now and I find it to be the most comfortable camera strap, and it’s packed with great features.

In this camera strap review, I run through all the features of the Slim Mark III. From it’s super-comfortable Neoprene shoulder pad, to the ballhead locking system that will hold your camera securely, making it one of the best camera straps for hiking or travel.

If you have been wondering which camera strap to buy, then this video will answer that question.

Nikon D5200 Battery – A Complete Guide

The EN-EL14a is a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery that powers the Nikon D5200 DSLR camera.

In this camera gear review, I explain all you need to know about these Nikon batteries, and give you a few hints about how to make them last longer.

The battery life of the EN-EL14a is not the best but you can get around that with a simple little trick that I explain at the end of the video.

Camera Lens Holder – GoWing Lens Flipper Review

The Lens Flipper from GoWing is a camera lens holder that will no doubt change your life. This handy gadget will help you answer the question of how to carry multiple lenses. You can leave your camera lens bag at home and carry much less gear which is always a bonus! Watch this camera gear review and then check out the links below for a Lens Flipper that suits your camera Brand.

See the links below for more information about the GoWing Lens Flipper for your camera brand:

The Best Travel Tripod? – a review of the Vanguard Veo 204AB tripod.

The best travel tripod? The Vanguard Veo 240AB may just be! Find out in the camera gear review video above.

The Vanguard Veo 204AB has been an excellent tripod for me. I have used one for many years now and find it to be a really compact tripod; it’s lightweight, has great features and packs down really small. For Nature Photography it’s a great tripod to hike long distances with. See the link above for more details.

Tamron 10-24mm f3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD

The Tamron 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 is my go-to lens for Landscape Photography. The ultra-wide angles you get from this lens create images that demand attention. This lens will be a great addition to your camera bag.

This beautifully crafted lens includes VC (Vibration Compensation), HLD (High/Low Torque-Modulated Drive), and a moisture-resistant construction with a Fluorine coating.

The VC (Vibration Compensation) technology makes it easy to take hand-held shots in low-light conditions such as indoors or at night.

The HLD (High/Low Torque-Modulated Drive) AF drive system gives you stable and precise focusing and also includes a Full-time Manual Focus Override. The override lets you make slight adjustments to your focus without having to switch from AF to MF.

Overall, this is a beautiful-looking lens that performs really well.

How To Clean a Camera Lens – Lens Pen Review

The Lens Pen Pro kit is excellent for cleaning all sorts of lenses and filters. I use nothing else to clean my lenses, as I’ve found the Lens Pen to be an amazing and compact camera lens cleaning solution. Click here for more information on the Lens Pen

The SensorKlear Kit is fantastic for cleaning your DSLR camera sensor too.

Camera Sensor Cleaning – the Lens Pen SensorKlear Loupe Kit

Camera Sensor cleaning is a task which a lot of beginners find daunting and are even told to avoid. It is not as hard as you think to clean the sensor of your DSLR and with the SensorKlear Loupe Kit from Lens Pen, it’s even easier. I find this kit is much easier to use than swabs with cleaning solution as I always just found them to be awkward and they made me nervous that I would scratch my sensor.

The Nikon D500

The Nikon D500 performs well for low-light night shooting and excels in fast-paced wildlife photography situations. It sports 153 AF points, will shoot 4K UHD Video, and can shoot at up to 10 frames per second!

The high-speed continuous shooting of this camera makes it great for Wildlife Photography – you will never miss another great shot again!