Tag - gear review (for beginners)

These photography gear reviews are especially for beginner photographers.
If you have already taken photos for a while, you may want to also check out our enthusiast gear and our advanced gear posts.

Canon ELPH 180 HS (Best Point and Shoot Camera under $200)

Best Compact Cameras Under $200 (Top 8 Models)

Choose amongst the best point and shoot cameras under $200. We have reviewed the best compact cameras for you (Canon, Nikon, Sony Fuji, GoPro, Kodak). These are all great cameras for less than $200 and relevant for 2017 and 2018. Find the best now.

Photography Equipment

Photography Starter Kit (What You Need to Succeed)

Looking for the best photography equipment for beginners? For all photography beginners, taking the leap from a basic point-and-shoot to a full-blown professional-grade camera? As you may already know, a serious plunge into photography isn't as easy as it may initially seem.

F23 ODRVM Sports Camera Review

ODRVM 4K Action Camera Review

We reviewed the ODRVM 4K action camera and are surprised by the features you get under $70: 2 inch screen, 4k, waterproof casing, HDMI functionality, WIFI and more.

The Best Point and Shoot Camera under $100

Best Point And Shoot Camera Under $100

Choosing the Best Point and Shoot Camera under $100 doesn’t have to be difficult. We have compared the top 4 cams (Sony, Nikon, Kodak, and Polaroid). Find out which one is best for you.

PowerShot Sx730 HS

Canon PowerShot Sx730 HS Released

The New PowerShot SX730 HS captures subjects near, far and in-between with the powerful 40x Optical Zoom. The new 180° tilt-type screen can face all the way forward to put you in the center of the perfect selfie. Share your photos and videos right away with versatile built-in Bluetooth, as well as...

Best Camera Backpacks Under $50 (2017 Reviews)

We compared the best camera backpacks under $50. You will be amazed by the quality and options 50 bucks, or less can get you. Comparing Manfrotto, Vanguard, Case Logic and more (total seven great camera bags under $50).

Canon Rebel T7i with 18-55mm kit lens

Introducing the Canon Rebel T7i

The New Canon EOS Rebel T7i is capable of shooting at up to 6 frames per second for up to 21 RAW frames, in JPEG format that shoots up to 190 frames. The new Rebel comes with 24.2 Megapixel Sensor, 3" vari-angle touch screen, 45 Auto Focus Points all cross type, Dual Pixel AF, great connectivity:...

The Best Tripods in 2017 under $100

The 7 Best Tripods under $100 (Top 2017 Models)

7 Best Tripods Under $100 In this review article, let us find out the best tripods under $100. Tripods are quintessential for the purpose of stabilizing your camera for those long exposure shots. But why stop at that? Tripods are necessary for almost any type of photography: landscape, portrait...

What 500 bucks can (almost) buy you. Best DSLRs for Beginners.

Best DSLRs under $500 | Outstanding Photos at...

The 4 Best DSLR Cameras under $500 The Best DSLRs 500 Bucks Can Get You… Canon EOS Rebel SL1 Nikon D5200 Pentax K-S2 Nikon D5300 (Refurbished Version) Comparison Chart: Best DSLR for Beginner with a $500 Budget This is a discussion on the best DSLR camera under $500. When it comes to the...

Canon EOS Rebel T5 - How does it compare to the T5i?

EOS Canon Rebel T5 vs T5i – What is the...

Let's pit the Canon EOS T5 vs. T5i The Canon EOS Rebel T5 (also known as the EOS 1200D) and the Canon Rebel T5i (also known as the EOS 700D) are two entry level APS-C cameras from the Canon stable. They are both built around an 18 megapixel CMOS sensor. The maximum image size produced by these...

Photo Studio Bargain: Under $1k, Professional &...

Photography Studio under $1000 Portrait Photography Studio on a Budget Imagine that a budding photographer comes to you with this million-dollar question: ‘How to start a photography studio under $1,000? What gear do I need?’ This video above shows some options for various budgets and purposes. But...

StudioPro Lighting Kit

A review of the StudioPRO 2500W Continuous Lighting Kit

Review of the StudioPRO 2500 Watt Photography Continuous Video & Photo Studio Softbox Lighting Light Kit – 20×28″ – Softbox with One-Quick EZ Setup Softbox and Boom Arm With Bag The StudioPRO 2500 watt is a three light setup consisting of a set of three softboxes, light...

Best Camera Accessories for Beginners

Best Camera Accessories for Beginners

Choosing the best Flash for your DSLR The next piece of equipment that you would want to invest in, after having bought a camera and a lens, is an external flash, or if your budget permits then a strobe. Studio strobes are very powerful source of artificial light but they cost quite a bit...

Best Beginner Photography Gear

Best Beginner Photography Gear

Best Beginner Photography Gear Obvious First Choice: A Camera In order to shoot photos the first thing that you need is a camera. Everything else comes after it. A  DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera allows you to use different lenses – which is a critical advantage because with a single...

selecting the right lens

Selecting the Right Lens (Pick the Best Wide Angle or...

Selecting the Right Lens for the Job We are often faced with a mini challenge of sorts, trying to figure out the right lens to shoot with. It’s not about the right camera, as you may have understood by now, but about the right lens – the optical piece of equipment that sits in front of our camera...

Mirrorless Camera

Switching to a Mirrorless Camera? 5 Reasons You May...

Looking to switch to a Mirrorless? Read this first. When digital mirrorless cameras came about, they were a bit of an intriguing thing. The photography world was split into half each one taking a side. The big question was: Should I switch to a mirrorless camera or stay with my or keep my bulky...

Best Wide Angle Lenses

Top Reasons to Choose a Wide Angle Lens

When to Use a Wide Angle Lens? …& the Best Wide Angle Lenses to Buy A wide angle lens is sometimes considered as the lens for a photojournalist. The wide angle of view, the ultra-sharp image quality and at times a matching build quality to go with, makes a wide angle lens the choice of...

Why you should buy a DSLR

Why You Should Buy a DSLR: Top 5 Reasons

Looking to Buy a DSLR? Why you should buy a DSLR Reason # 1: Ability to use Different Lenses The ability to change lenses on demand is probably the single most important reason why photographers prefer an interchangeable lens camera. Lenses are what gives the unique perspective that photographers...

DSLR vs SLR

Benefits of DSLR Cameras vs others (& Why DSLRs...

Benefits of a DSLR camera Let’s cut to the chase. A DSLR is a Digital Single Lens Reflex camera means it is a camera that uses a single lens (unlike the double lens cameras of yesteryears). Plus there is something inside it that reflects light internally. That something is a pentaprism (or...

ND DSLR Filter

Why You Still Need (3 Must Have) Filters for your DSLR

Which Filters your need for your DSRL lens There are many different types of filters recurrently used by pro photographers. These would include neutral density filters, circular polarizers, warming filters and so on. Filters allow a photographer to shape light, give a specific color cast and...

Film Photography vs Digital Photography

Film Photography vs Digital Photography

What we can Learn from Film Film photography is a rarity these days. I wouldn’t go the distance to say that film photography is dead. And thanks to many passionate photographers, who still prefer to shoot on film vs. digital, film photography is still not dead! It has been dislodged from its once...

Primve vs Zoom

Prime vs zoom: Which one should I choose?

The million dollar question – Prime or Zoom? Amateurs often get into a tangle of sorts when attempting to choose a lens for a photo-op. “Should I go with the zoom?” vs. “Should I opt for the prime?” “It’s a wedding, I think I need to have a wide angle for the group shots.”  …. There are...

Photography Gift Ideas

7 great photography gifting ideas

What to get for the photographer in the family? It’s that time of the year again. Christmas bells tingling, shiny stars put up on Christmas trees and eager children hanging socks by the bed side waiting for their wishes to come true at least for one day of the year. Christmas is a truly magical...

Photography Gift Ideas

Photography Gift Ideas from around the web

Photography Gift Ideas Gifts whether small or big, expensive or inexpensive never fails to bring a smile on the face of the recipient. Gifts are one of the most powerful ways to make someone’s day. The more creative you are the more options you have. What you gift also shows how much you care about...

DSLR vs MLIC

How To Decide Between DSLR Vs MILC: The Ultimate Guide

DSLR vs MILC: Which Should I Buy? I have often heard people say, “Should I buy a DSLR or an MILC?” Well, it depends on a number of factors really. With the Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera (MILC) segment heating up with the launch of full-frame releases such as the Sony A7 and A7R I decided...

DSLR BODY

Picking Your First DSLR Body – What To Look Out...

Picking your first DSLR? Check these Tips out Buying the first DSLR is synonymous to getting an entry into the world of serious photography. Sure with the recent crop of mirror-less cameras you can get comparable results (for more about this read our post on Best Compact Digital Camera Reviews...

Travel Photography Kit

The Essential Travel Photography Kit

The Essential Photo Gear that You Need to Pack What’s in your travel photo bag? Are you the kind of photographer who feels that the best shots are always taken on an impulse or you belong to the school of thought that promotes careful calculation and planning before pressing the shutter release...

Using a CPL Filter

Using a C-PL – Circular Polarizing Filter

Pros and Cons of Using a C-PL For landscape photographers, the C-PL or circular polarizer is an important tool to have. It is probably the second most important filter that a landscape photographer could have after the Grad ND. It is fair to say, though, that they can be quite expensive too. A good...

35mm-vs.-50mm

50mm vs 35mm, Which One Should I Pick?

The 50mm vs 35mm Debate Most amateur photographers would ask, between the 50mm and the 35mm prime, which should I buy? Well, this has no straight answers and it all depends on what camera you have and what is your desired field of view. Both the 50mm and the 35mm are considered as standard primes...

Tips on Choosing the Right Nikon DSLR Lenses

There might come a time when you feel like taking a step further in your photography endeavour and buy a new lens for your Nikon DSLR camera. Before you go on a frantic Nikon DSLR lenses shopping spree, let’s take a look at several important points that you need to consider, so that you can avoid...

Finding the Most Suitable Canon DSLR Lenses for...

Canon is one of the most well-known DSLR camera manufacturers in the world and has produced cutting-edge and technologically advanced cameras over the years. Keeping up with the new Canon DSLR lenses and selecting the most suitable lens for your camera can be quite overwhelming. If you just owned a...

When to use DSLR Telephoto Lenses?

What are DSLR telephoto lenses? DSLR lenses come in several types and each one of them offers unique functionality. Telephoto lenses are usually used when the photographer can’t or shouldn't get too near to the subject for various different reasons. Telephoto lenses are useful especially for the...

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Lens Guide: How to Pick Lenses for Your DSLR?

How to pick lenses for DSLR? For new or amateur photographers, choosing lenses for DSLR can be rather tricky. Without proper lens knowledge, it is possible for photographers to choose wrong lenses, which consequently results to a production of less-than-satisfactory images. Before you buy a new...