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This is Why You Should Always Be Checking Your Camera Strap Anchors – Photography Article

Always (always always) check your camera’s anchor points when you have your gear attached to a strap. As photographer Tamara Zawada recently learned the hard way, even the best gear can fail without you even noticing there’s a problem. Zawada’s Sony a7R III and Sigma 85mm ART lens were attached to one of the latest PeakDesign straps using the latest V4 anchors when, without warning, one of the anchors snapped. She posted about her experience on Reddit, warning other photographers…

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‘Overpayment’ Scam Leaves Wedding Photographer with $4,600 in Debt – Photography Article

A British Columbia-based wedding photographer is out $4,600 after falling prey to something called the “overpayment” scam—an insidious scam that often targets wedding and event photographers, and has allegedly cost its victims nearly $5 million this year alone. We’ve warned readers about these kinds of scams before. Also called advanced-fee scams, the swindle involves offering a photographer a paying gig that isn’t real. Unfortunately, photographer Esther Moerman hadn’t heard of this trick, and her business has taken a big hit…

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Buyer Steals Camera by Pretending to Receive Wrong Product – Photography Article

When it comes to selling your used camera gear online, many consider eBay to be one of the safer options. But as one photographer found out recently, there’s a new scam that gets around eBay’s “protections” and could cost you thousands of dollars and your camera gear. Liz Moughon—a photo intern who has worked at the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle and more—shared her story with PetaPixel last week. Back in mid-June Moughon sold an unopened, still-in-box Sony a6500…

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