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Isn’t It About Time You Upgraded That Old Camera Of Yours?

When I started getting serious about photography, I decided to invest the money in a quality DSLR. And after lots of research, I decided on the Canon Rebel T3. It was a great “starter” DSLR, and I have captured some truly remarkable photos with it as I’ve traveled around […]

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Disclosure: I’ve partnered with KEH Camera to show you how easy it is to trade in your old camera gear, but all opinions are my own.

When I started getting serious about photography, I decided to invest the money in a quality DSLR. And after lots of research, I decided on the Canon Rebel T3. It was a great “starter” DSLR, and I have captured some truly remarkable photos with it as I’ve traveled around the world. But it’s getting a little long in the tooth, and I’m ready to upgrade to a newer camera so I can take my photos to the next level.

The two cameras on my short list are the Canon 5D Mark III or the Canon 6D, which are both great cameras in their own right. But if you’ve ever looked at these cameras, you know that they’re both SUPER expensive, with the 5D Mark III costing over $2,000, and that’s just for the body. Ouch!

Luckily, I discovered KEH Camera, the world’s largest online used camera and photography equipment store. KEH has been around since 1979, and they buy and sell used cameras and other camera equipment. I saw that they had a few used Canon 5D Mark III cameras in stock, including one in “Excellent Plus” condition for $2,089. So I decided to see what they’d give me for my trusty Canon Rebel T3 and 50mm lens.

The process couldn’t have been easier. I simply entered my camera details in the “I want to sell…” box on the website. From there, they asked me a few questions about the condition of the camera, what’s included with it (battery and charger or body only), and an optional serial number. Based on the information I provided, they gave me a quote of $173.25 for my camera and lens.

If you’re happy with the quote, you can continue the checkout process, where you choose how you would like to get paid (check, PayPal, or KEH Cash). If you’re plan on buying some camera gear for them, use the code LUCKY7 to get 7% off your order (Expires 7/31/17) and if you choose KEH Cash / Gift Card to receive an additional 5% bonus payout.

Afterwards, you simply send your camera to KEH (free shipping), where they will give it a gentle yet thorough cleaning, after which they’ll evaluate the condition. If it’s as you described it, they’ll send you the payment. If they feel it’s in lesser condition, you can either choose to accept their new quote or have it sent back to you (also free shipping). Worst case scenario, you get your gear back cleaner than it was before.

Overall, I couldn’t be happier with the whole experience. KEH has over 35 years of experience in buying and selling used cameras, and the offer great value, excellent service, and quality equipment. I haven’t pulled the trigger just yet, as I still can’t decide between the 5D Mark III and 6D. But once I do, you can be sure that I’ll be ordering it from KEH for a fraction of the price, and using the LUCKY7 promo code to get 7% off my order.

So what do you say? If you’ve been thinking of trading in that old camera of yours for the latest and greatest, visit KEH.com and get a hassle-free quote today. Trust me, you’ll be glad you did.

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New DJI Mavic Air Drone Is Small Enough To Fit In Your Pocket

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DJI Mavic Air

There’s no question about it, drones are pretty awesome, allowing people to capture some pretty spectactular footage like never before. The problem is that most drones are HUGE, and traveling with them is a pain in the ass. As such, many people who bought them with grand ideas rarely use them.. Sound familiar?

DJI and GoPro both addressed this issue with lightweight, compact drones that folded up to take less space. The $999 DJI Mavic Pro was a huge success, while the GoPro Karma crashed (literally) and burned, with GoPro eventually getting out of the drone business completely.

Now, DJI has unveiled an even smaller, more lightweight drone, the DJI Mavic Air. And it looks to be a total game-changer. Not only is the Mavic Air half the size of a Mavic Pro, it’s also about half the weight at just 15 ounces. When folded up, it’s barely bigger than a smartphone, allowing you to put it in your pocket for the ultimate in portability. And at just $799, it’s very affordable.

DJI Mavic Air

Every aspect of Mavic Air’s camera has been designed for maximum performance. Its recessed three-axis mechanical gimbal is suspended from dampeners to further reduce vibration providing superior protection and steadier shots. A powerful camera housing a 1/2.3” CMOS sensor and the equivalent of a 24mm F2.8 lens (on a 35mm full frame sensor) captures high-quality photos and videos.

Mavic Air photographs 12MP still images utilizing new HDR algorithms that preserve more highlight and low light details, allowing you to capture stunning aerial pictures from sunrise to sunset. It can also shoot smooth stabilized 4K video at 30fps with a maximum bitrate of 100 Mbps. And preserving the action in dramatic fast-paced scenes is now possible through its ability to shoot 1080p slow-motion video at 120fps.

The Mavic Air is DJI’s first drone with 8 GB of onboard storage letting you save photos and videos directly to the aircraft on the go, plus a micro SD card slot for additional storage capacity. The newly-added USB-C port makes exporting captured footage easy and fast.

DJI Mavic Air

Flight time is quoted at 21 minutes, the drone a flight range is 2.4 miles, and it has a top speed of 42 miles per hour (a smidge faster than the Mavic Pro, and 11 mph faster than the Spark).

If that’s not enough, the DJI Mavic Air is now easier to fly (dare we say uncrashable?) thanks to even more advanced obstable-avoidance tech, which can sense obstacles up to 66 feet away and steer clear of them, before returning to its original path. Now that’s seriously cool!

Overall, it sounds like DJI has another hit on their hands with the Mavic Air, delivering a compact drone with all of the bells and whistles that amateur photographers want in a package that’s easy to travel with.

DJI Mavic Air

What do you guys think about the DJI Mavic Air?

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Yuneec Adds LIVE Social Sharing Features To Popular Selfie Drone

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Last year, Yuneec International introduced an action selfie drone caled the Yuneec Breeze, designed to take aerial photos & videos from the perfect vantage point, allowing you to capture truly memorable footage. And best of all, it was designed with consumers in mind – compact, easy to use, and hard to crash.

Originally, you would have to wait until you completed your flight to download the photos and videos through the Breeze Cam App to share across social media. But Yuneec recently introduced an update to the app that allows the Breeze to live stream your adventures in real time with your social media followers and make them feel like they’re part of the action.. or rub it in their faces!

Imagine being able to share your paddleboarding, mountain biking, or snowboarding experiences LIVE with your friends and family and get instant feedback from them, how cool is that?! We think this is a real game-changer, and I might have to get one of these bad boys for myself..

The Yuneec Breeze is currently on sale for just $399.99. For more information, visit yuneec.com.

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Take Your iPhone Photos To The Next Level With The Moment Camera App

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Moment Camera App

Apple really improved the camera in the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, and my photos have never looked better. But to really take advantage of the new camera, you need to download the free Moment Camera App, which uses gestures to better control light and focus so you can capture photos and videos that require less editing.

The Moment App does three things that are unique:

  • The app introduces gestures to better control focus and light (exposure and temperature) when you’re shooting. These simple gestures are fast, easy to use and help to tighten the edges of your picture.
  • A thumb reachable toolbar lets you quickly switch between photo and video mode, shooting features on/off. And in video mode, frame rate and resolution controls are just a click away.
  • It also works with Moment’s attachable lenses to bring the best of a DSLR to your phone. The Moment Case features a physical shutter button with half-press and full-press functionality. Moment Lenses add wide, telephoto, and macro perspectives to your phone.

Additional features include timed shots, high quality TIFF, and easy framing guides.

Download Moment Camera App for FREE today and get snapping.

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