Category: Product Reviews

OrangeMonkie Foldio3 Review

 By Danny Luong

The OrangeMonkie Foldio is a small and portable light box setup that is primarily used for product photography. The Foldio is meant for both professional and amateurs alike to create excellent photographs with a white or black backdrop – the lightbox also comes with LED strips attached to the top of the box to light up all of your products from the top down creating a nice shadowless look.

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From Site to Sight and Still Points

 By John Veldhoen

A once standard book on visual anthropology, eponymously titled “Visual Anthropology”, by John and Malcolm Collier, is a primer on using photography as a method of research, and seems relevant to me to disciplines well-beyond ethnography and anthropology, or what was called in my youth “social studies”.

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Tether Tools Case Air – A First Look

 By Danny Luong

The Tether Tools Case Air is a wireless tethering system that we are very excited to be carrying at The Camera Store. The Case Air creates a WiFi network allowing you to connect your camera to your device. It is compatible with iOS, Android and PC’s. Once connected you can control your camera through the Case Remote App, then you can adjust settings to your liking as needed. The device is primarily suited for studio shooting. The Case Air plugs in to the camera’s USB port and creates a Wi-Fi hot spot that is not dependant on an existing wifi network.

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Deity Microphones – Questionable Pizza Choices, Exceptional Microphones

 By Mark Langridge

Deity may be a new audio company, but their microphones, such as the S-Mic and the V-Mic D2 have been around for a while under their parent company, Aputure. With the success of the S-Mic shotgun microphone, the folks at Deity decided they needed to spread their wings as a separate brand so they could dedicate themselves to the further development of exceptional professional audio equipment.

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Lightweight and Versatile: Sirui Tripods

 By Kaitlyn Kerr

It’s nice to have a tripod that is both versatile and lightweight. Even if you’re not constantly trekking up mountains or rolling the dice with air travel restrictions, it’s nice to just not have to carry so much stuff. Unfortunately, such “premium” ideals too often come with a premium price tag. The words “carbon fibre” have a particular way of conjuring up cartoon dollar signs flashing around my head to the sound of a cash register chiming.

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4 Peak Design Products that we Love

 By Danny Luong

Not only do the TCS staff like to chat about photography together, and hum and haw about shooting and composition – sometimes the staff here like to go out and shoot. When we do we’re always looking for quality products to carry our gear around. Peak Design has proven itself to us time and time again.

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Book Review: Shape of Light

 By John Veldhoen

Distributed Arts Publishing has a new catalog called “Shape of Light” corresponding to an exhibition of photography, still taking place as I write this at the Tate Museum, in London. The point I want to make is communication relies on abstraction, regardless of considering how language works. And there is nothing to be afraid of.

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Shooting with the Sigma Art Series

 By Danny Luong

At this juncture, I don’t believe the Sigma Art series of lenses really needs any introduction – having launched in 2013, the Art line has been nothing short of incredible for professional and amateur photographers alike. The Art primes have always showcased a lot of value for your dollar. Today, I’m going to talk about how often I’ve used these lenses in the field during work, as well as share some samples.

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Is the Waterproof Panasonic TS7 the Perfect Family Camera

 By Evelyn Drake

Tough, waterproof cameras are not just for hardcore adventure seekers or snorkelers. They make excellent worry-free family friendly cameras too since they can be thrown in a diaper bag, purse, or even a cooler. Best of all, it can come to the beach with you and if it gets in the sand, no problem. Just rinse it off.

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Fuji Instax Party Kit: Instant Memories, Instant Fun

 By Kaitlyn Kerr

It’s awesome that nowadays, pretty much everyone has a camera in their pockets. It’s awesome that we can share those photos too, but sometimes it’s nice to have a physical copy. The Fujifim Instax lineup is awesome – just like old polaroids – and lets you shoot to instant prints in different formats, or print instantly from your phone.

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