Heroclip – The Handy Tripod and Camera Bag Accessory

I stumbled upon the Heroclip through an online advert and was immediately intrigued. I usually have a carabiner on my camera bag anyway, but it appeared as though this ingenious product added even more functionality for very little added weight and bulk. After exchanging a quick email with the company, they sent a pair over for me to test and review them from a photographer’s perspective. The photos do most of the explaining, but essentially the Heroclip is a traditional carabiner with an added rotating hook built into it. You can use it just like a normal accessory carabiner (not …

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3 Big Reasons You Should Be Using an L-Plate on Your Camera

An L-plate (sometimes called an L-bracket) is an accessory that stays permanently attached to your camera and allows you to clamp it to the ball head on your tripod. When I purchased my first L-plate about a decade ago, it was one of those “why the heck didn’t I do this before!!” moments, and since then I’ve had one on every camera I own. When people see me using it, or when I post photos of my camera setup on social media, I often get questions from people asking about “the funny bracket thing”. If you want to delve really …

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Benro TSL08CN00 Carbon Tripod Review

Every photographer will need a tripod at some point and it’s an overwhelming decision to make when there are so many options. Some cheap tripods can actually be a hindrance because photographers believe they are getting a stable platform when they aren’t. Another common problem is that people end up with a tripod that is too small, and therefore two uncomfortable to use, or too heavy and therefore too cumbersome to carry. These experiences leave a bad taste in their mouths with regards to tripod usage, and they tend never to want to use one again. High-end tripods such as …

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