Archive for the ‘Other’ Category

Aug
28
2015

Which Makes More Sense Really: Sony a7r II or Panasonic DVX200PJ 4K?

In the first installment of our just-created new series entitled “Blasphemy – My Next Cam May be an Actual Camcorder”, we take a quick peek at the Panasonic DVX200PJ 4K Handheld Camcorder. Am I the only thinking like this? The Sony a7R II [B&H |…
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Aug
27
2015

Last Quick Release You’ll Ever Need? Edelkrone QuickReleaseONE

Yes, I’m annoyed that the QR plate on my Cartoni Focus head [B&H | Amazon]  doesn’t fit my Manfrotto 502HD fluid head [B&H | Amazon]  (and vice versa); that my Manfrotto 323 RC2 [B&H | Amazon]  won’t accept the QR plate from the Manfrotto 502HD;…
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Aug
27
2015

Whack Your Lenses While Shooting Video With LensBender

Lens Whacking is a technique that many photographers use to create really interesting focus effects. Basically, you’re not securing the lens to the camera itself, but instead, rotating and angling the lens in front of the sensor to create your desired focus effect in camera.…
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Aug
26
2015

DJI Ronin-M Takes On...CAME-TV Mini 2???

The 3-axis gimbal market continues to evolve at an incredible pace. Herewith, a walk-off between two of the smallest, least expensive double-handled gimbals you can buy today: the CAME-TV Mini 2 and the DJI Ronin-M. Even so, it's a bit David vs. Goliath, don't you…
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Aug
25
2015

JVC LS300 gets 4k, Sony a7RII video testing, 16TB SSD drives, and more on DSLR FILM NOOB Podcast

Via Deejay Scharton @DSLR Film Noob: Mitch from planet5D.com joins me to discuss the JVC LS300 gets 4k, Sony a7RII video testing, 16TB SSD drives, and more. You can find the show notes here. You can find the show on itunes here, Soundcloud, or under the…
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Aug
25
2015

Convergent Design just made the 7Q WAY more affordable-- Is it in your price range yet?

I’ve been a faithful user of the Odyssey 7Q recorder/monitor with the Sony FS700 for about a year now, and right now, I’m caught in a spiral of bittersweet emotions. First of all, YES! FINALLY! I can use non-proprietary SSD’s with my Odyssey! Secondly, what…
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Aug
22
2015

42 inch 4k IPS monitor, Canon ME20F-SH, and more on DSLR FILM NOOB Podcast

Via Deejay Scharton @DSLR Film Noob: Mitch from planet5D.com joins me to discuss 42 inch 4k IPS monitor, Canon ME20F-SH, and Tascam DR 70D problems and more. You can find the show notes here. You can find the show on itunes here, Soundcloud, or under the…
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Aug
21
2015

Renting My Gear 150 Times on CameraLends

When I launched the CameraLends peer-to-peer camera rental community in early 2013, I was the only lender. While we have thousands of members today renting across the country everyday, I've still got more rentals under my belt than any other member. What's my secret to…
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Aug
21
2015

Drone Wars, Episode 5: DJI Phantom 3 vs 3DR Solo, Experience vs. Ambition

Today is Day 5 of our 5 part series this week entitled “Holy crap, now I need to learn how to do this other thing, too?” — in which I’m handed two of the hottest drones in town (the 3DR Solo vs. DJI Phantom 3)  just long enough to put them through…
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Aug
20
2015

War of the Drones: DJI Phantom 3 vs. 3DR Solo, Episode 4

It's Day 4 of our 5 part series this week entitled “Holy crap, now I need to learn how to do this other thing, too?” — in which I’m handed two of the hottest drones in town (the 3DR Solo vs. DJI Phantom 3)  just long enough to put them through their…
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