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Manfrotto XPRO Geared Head review

Geared tripod heads let you fine-tune your camera’s position in three axes with a twist of the appropriate knobs, but have traditionally been large, heavy and expensive accessories. Bucking the trend is Manfrotto’s XPRO, the lightest and most affordable geared head to date. In my review I compared it against the Junior 410 geared head. …

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Fujifilm VPB-XT2 review

The Fujifilm VPB-XT2 Vertical Power Booster is a dedicated battery grip for the XT2 body. It goes beyond basic grips by tripling the life, extending movie clips, boosting AF, shortening lag and accelerating the top mechanical burst speed from 8 to 11fps while also providing a headphone jack and AC power. Find out why it’s the must-have accessory for (almost) every XT2 owner in my review!…

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In Camera book – perfect photos out-of-camera

In Camera is a new hardback photography book by Cameralabs Editor, Gordon Laing. It celebrates the art of JPEG photography with 100 of his travel images, all presented out-of-camera. No filter, no Photoshop, just pure photography! Each photo is accompanied by behind the scenes details, techniques and settings. Everything you need to shoot confidently in-camera!…

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Tamron TC-X14 / TC-X20 teleconverter review
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With their second generation telephoto zooms Tamron also offers two new 1.4x and 2x teleconverters (dubbed TC-X14 and TC-X20) which are specifically designed┬áto work with the SP 70-200/2.8 VC G2 and the SP 150-600/5.0-6.3 VC G2. I had the chance to extensively test the Tamron SP 70-200/2.8 VC G2 (model A025) with the TC-X14 and…

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Manfrotto 190XPROB

The Manfrotto 190XPROB is a relatively compact and affordable tripod designed for general-purpose use. It’s one of the best-selling models in Manfrotto’s X range, striking a great balance between price and performance. Like most higher-end tripods, the 190XPROB does not come with a head as a standard. Instead it features a plate onto which you…

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Manfrotto 190CXPRO3

The Manfrotto 190CXPRO3 is a light and relatively compact tripod designed for general-purpose use. It’s based on the best-selling 190XPROB, but built from carbon fiber to minimise weight – indeed it’s the lightest tripod in Manfrotto’s X range. Like most higher-end tripods, the 190CXPRO3 does not come with a head as a standard. Instead it…

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Manfrotto 055XPROB

The Manfrotto 055XPROB is a large but affordable professional tripod designed for general-purpose use. It’s one of the tallest models in the range, and feels the part with its aluminium construction. Like most higher-end tripods, the 055XPROB does not come with a head as a standard. Instead it features a plate onto which you can…

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Manfrotto 055CXPRO3

The Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 is a large but light professional tripod designed for general-purpose use. It’s one of the tallest and strongest models in the range, but surprisingly light thanks to its carbon fiber construction. Like most higher-end tripods, the 055CXPRO3 does not come with a head as a standard. Instead it features a plate onto…

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