Cameras accessories

Jobo’s PhotoGPS Geo-tagging for DSLR is now Mac-friendly

Jobo’s PhotoGPS Geo-tagging for DSLR is now Mac-friendly

The compact and lightweight Jobo’s PhotoGPS grabs GPS data such as country, city, street and point of interest, whenever your digital camera takes a picture. It unique design fits directly on your camera’s flash mount, and the physical locations of the shots taken are determined later with bundle software. The application used to work for Windows XP and Vista only, but now the company has made it available for Mac users.

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DIY ring-flash for your DSLR

DIY ring-flash for your DSLR

In the right hands, a ring-flash can produce some great shots with a DSLR; problem is, that "right hand" also likely needs to have a deep pocket to dip into, as DSLR accessories don't tend to be cheap.  So how about a DIY ring flash, made from fiber-optic toys, a tube of toothpaste and a load of zip ties? 

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Zigview gets update with S2 Live, now supports Live View

Zigview gets update with S2 Live, now supports Live View

Broad line of DSLRs are currently supporting Live view but none of the lineup from Canon or Nikon offering a tilt/swivel LCD screen where it makes more sense. I’m just saying, it could be a whole lot more useful. If shooting though LCD screen suits you better, Zigview has updated it Zigview S2 with S2 Live to support Live view and extend it connectivity range.

Instead of capturing images from the viewfinder, S2 Live acquires the video feed directly from DSLRs on its 230.000 pixel LCD screen that offers a variety of settings such as brightness, color/B&W and the images can be rotated by 180 degree. Another nice feature of the S2 is its remote shutter function that’s capable of triggering your camera with remote release, motion-release or interval release from a distance.

Ridata Intros 16Gb Supreme Series CF with UDMA support

Ridata Intros 16Gb Supreme Series CF with UDMA support

Attention ultra high-Megapixel Digital SLR shopper, here’s another playa stepping in UDMA 300X CF market with 16GB capacity. Ridata has announced a new 16GB CompactFlash for the likes of professional photographer or much-demanding hobbyist – speedy SLC based and industrial graded storage card.

The Ridata Superme Series 300X CF card sports an Ultra DMA mode and is capable of high speed reading and writing rate at 45MB/s and 31MB/s respectively. It’s also said to withstand and continue to work under extreme weather, below freezing or surrounding with excessive heat. Like most pro-level CF card, an embedded on-the-fly Error Correction Code is also supported.

To get the full advantage of any UDMA storage device, the pairing reader or your camera must has a built-in UDMA interface as well. Like always, we recommend RG’s CF database for reference. Price and availability have not yet announced but the manufacturer says to frequent Amazon online store for its latest street price.

Rollei rolls out a Trio of Carbon Fiber tripods

Rollei rolls out a Trio of Carbon Fiber tripods

I’ll confess; I’ve spend quite a fortune on tripods and low-level supports on my photography goodies, but it worth every penny. One of my Gitzo has been to sub-zero climate-challenge shooting grounds but it never failed me. Many Chinese counterfeits mimic the Italian designs but they are not the same. Here’s another design looks closely resembling the likes of Gitzo but make no mistake; it comes from a birthplace origins of many well-known photography markers, including the Gitzo.

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