Olloclip : Packs Small, Plays Big

Why do I always have a set of Olloclip lenses and accessories in my bag?
They are small, lightweight, smart designs, and have multiple purposes.
The glass is sweet, especially the 4-1 which slips easily onto an iPhone.
Macro is having a huge comeback and iPhone extreme close-up photos are now billboards,and you can get on it easily with the Ollolip macro lens.
Sure, the glass is great, but what else?
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The came out with Studio accessories, based on a phone case that has a channel design allowing you add attachments to grip, mount, and smoothly make your iPhone the camera people seem to love. There 2 cold shoes for a light or mic, tripod mounts, grips, and a stand.

I keep the case on all the time, as it’s just good protection, and there is one bit I also always have on: the Vertical Tripod accessory.
It’s a 1/4-20 standard tripod thread, and couple with the ever-present gorillapod in my bag, a great way to get the steady shot. Or wrap around a railing for a time-lapse. Or slow-mo. Anyway, you get the idea.

Now one thing I have found is that the nub of a tripod socket, is a great way to easily lift the phone pout of my back pocket!
have a look:
By hooking your index finger around the nub, and using your thumb to lever it up, the phone comes out easily, and less chance of slipping.
Small but I always use it as my phone is usually in a back pocket.

Another cool new deal they have is this tiny phone holder.
It folds up to nothing, as you can see:
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and then you place your phone into the notches, and you’ll be snapchatting, telling Instagram Stories ,or Skyping anywhere, hands free.

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One last item I’ll point out is the polarizer. Fitting easily over one of the lenses, this has been life saver in outdoor situations and when photographing reflective surfaces, like glass in a gallery. But you know what you need a polarizer for, so i won’t bore you, but that have a cool one for your phone.You can see it on and off above. There is a rubber gasket that keeps it snugly in place, so it’s easy to take on and off, but stay when you want it to.

These folks are constantly looking for ways to improve the iPhoneography experience.
Yes, there are a few great options out there.

This one is the best for me as it allows your to take all of the gear off the phone.
a note: No one knows when the new phones come out, and that is the downside of all of these systems: The changes of the size of the phones change the accessories.
So every 2 years we grin and bear it, and buy again.

The main point here is all of these Olloclip phone accessories are so small, that adding them to my day bag is no big deal.
And it’s all very well made.

Messenger Bag Roundup : Which Bag Came Up On Top?

bag7-2After going through the 4 messenger bags, in the real world, and for a more extended time that just a load-in and see what happens, there is a lesson learned. One we all know:
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Messenger Bag Roundup Part 4 : Tenba Messenger DNA 13

Let’s have a look at the 4th and final messenger bag in the round-up.
The only way to truly review these bags is to use them, and that takes time.
And I use them in different circumstances, to see how the physicality works under real world conditions.
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This bag, the Tenba DNA 13 has a ton of the right design elements, containing features spread over all of the rest of the market, making it a right priced, great pick, no matter what the occasion. Combining some of my favorite features, this is fast becoming the day-to-day bag, especially when a laptop is required.
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Fuji X-T2 : Hands On First Look

Foto-Care in NYC held a special event on 7/28, with the brand new Fuji X-T2.
Only operational unit in NYC. I brought along an X-T1, for comparison, with a 56 1.2. There were a few of us waiting to handle the one unit, so didn’t have a ton of time.
Did shoot some frames, see below, but Lightroom cannot read the RAF (RAW at this time), so I’ll post a JPeg right out of the camera with no adjustments.
In the images below, the X-T1 is on the left,with 35mm, and the X-T2 on the right, with 56mm. The X-T2 also comes with an Extended eye-cup.

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The New ICP : Still the house that Capa built?

The legacy of social consciousness through photography was a cornerstone of ICP, created by Cornell Capa in NYC.
Once housed way upper East Side in a mansion, then moved to mid-town, and now, its new iteration is right on one of the most historic streets in NYC: Bowery!

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So, what’s different? Well, a lot, and yet the DNA is the same.
From the outside, you can see the floor to ceiling glass walls with an inviting cafe as soon as you go through the door.
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