mini tripod

Altura Tabletop Mini Tripod Review

It’s tiny. It folds. It can hold a prosumer dSLR and nice lens without falling over or wobbling. Behold, the Altura Tabletop Mini  Tripod. Weighing in at about $15, this little tripod is a great grab-n-go option that won’t take…

Canon 6D Full-Frame SLR Review

Full-frame SLR cameras are generally pretty expensive, especially the latest models. So getting into the full-frame SLR game on the cheap means you have do two things: 1) buy older models, 2) buy used. Buying a used Canon 6D, which…

Attack of the Drones!

DJI Phantom 3 Standard: A Great Intro Drone

I’m new to the world of good drones, but I’ve owned a few of the cheaper offerings as well over the past few years. The DJI Phantom 3 Standard is currently a serious bang:buck winner for anyone looking to add…

Cheap Drone

Cheerwing U42W Drone: The Best Cheap Drone?

There is a seemingly endless sea of options for cheap drones for photography these days. Among them is the Cheerwing Petrel U42W that offers FPV video, altitude hold, and one-button takeoff, among other features. And at under $50, it definitely…

Diana 38mm

Diana / Lomography 38mm Plastic Lens Review

If you fancy a go with a film camera, and you think 35mm is just way too common to be cool, the Diana 38mm Super Wide-Angle lens might be a good first step. Not only will give you that old-time…

Garbage!

Holga 60mm Plastic Lens for Canon and Nikon Bodies

So Bad It Must Be Good? Do you want inconsistently soft-focused pictures that are heavily vignetted? If you do, then the stunningly sub-mediocre $20 plastic Holga 60mm lens is custom-designed for your needs (click here for Nikon mount).  I’ve never used…