Archive for 'Reviews'
Posted on 20. Dec, 2013 by planetmitch.
the iPro Lens kit for the iPhone 5 was sent to us by the good folks at Schneider Optics. Find out about them at iprolens.com I tested the iPro against the regular iPhone as well as the goPro 2 and the Canon EOS 5D Mark III – you can see samples of all 3 cameras […]
Posted on 05. Dec, 2013 by planetmitch.
The folks at DSLRSolutions.net sent me their latest Ultra-simple follow focus for an early preview. The short review: if you’re looking for a simple inexpensive focus assist for your DSLR (this works for photographers too!), this one is almost perfect for your needs. It adjusts to just about any size lens (the massive and the […]
Posted on 04. Dec, 2013 by steven schwartz.
Sometimes you just have to dig in and study. In this lengthy, comprehensive review by Red Shark News, Want video to really look like film? Here’s our in-depth review of the remarkable Film Convert, it’s well worth investing your time. The folks at Rubber Monkey went waaaay beyond film emulsion emulation and deep into specific […]
Posted on 03. Oct, 2013 by steven schwartz.
Elbows against your rib cage, knees flexed, cradle the camera gently in your hands and shoot…darn, the shots are still shaky. Well, how about a really cheap way to add that third point of contact for smoother shots? Check out this article by RedShark News. Polaroid Chest stabiliser Chris Cory reviews the Polaroid Chest Stabiliser […]
Posted on 02. Sep, 2013 by planetguestposter.
Rod Martensen sent us this… I thought you might want to know that I’ve posted my review of the new Canon 200-400mm. It would be awesome if you could share that with your readers. Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Lens with Internal 1.4x Extender From Ron Martin: “At 8 pounds, this lens is like […]
Posted on 01. Aug, 2013 by planetmitch.
Several weeks ago, I rented the Canon Super Wide Angle EF 14mm f/2.8L, from the good folks at LensProToGo and I had a great time learning about it and shooting really wide angle photos and video. As you’ll read below, I’ve labeled this as “incomplete” because I had a lens that wasn’t performing up to […]
Posted on 11. Jul, 2013 by Keith Alvendia.
When I saw the tweet below from friend Sara Collaton, I had to watch the video and learn more! Wow! This looks like a real winner. I am always sad when I go shopping for tripods as they never seem tall enough for me – being 6’2″ I like my tripods/monopods to be tall enough […]
Posted on 28. Jun, 2013 by Keith Alvendia.
Chris Conti sent us this nice report he did on Variable ND filters and said we could share some of it with you (you’ll have to read the whole report for all the details). He does select a winner between the two and there are some additional photos and thoughts on his post. Battle of […]
Posted on 10. Jun, 2013 by planetmitch.
Erik Naso sent us this review of the Zacuto C-Shooter for the Canon EOS C100, Canon EOS C300, and Canon EOS C500 — thanks Erik! Zacuto C-Shooter Hands On Review From Erik: via Zacuto C-Shooter Hands On Review : Erik Naso. The Canon Cinema EOS cameras are the most ergonomic camera I have used. So why use […]
Posted on 06. May, 2013 by Keith Alvendia.
The good folks at B&H have put together this report on the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 if you’re interested in this new “small” DSLR video camera. Getting Up Close with the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 The main appeal of the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 is its size. At first glance, it looks like any number […]
Posted on 07. Mar, 2013 by rob ruscher.
Hey everyone, please welcome Rob Ruscher – he’s another new blogger here on planet5D! A snip from his ‘bio’ Rob is the digital marketing strategist at 522 productions. He has a passion for cameras and gear with a knack for marketing. BMCC vs Red Scarlet vs Sony F5 Sony has released their F5 and F55 […]
Posted on 01. Mar, 2013 by planetmitch.
If you’re looking for one book to buy about using a DSLR for making movies, the DSLR Filmmaker’s Handbook would be my choice. While a late to the HDSLR book market, this one feels to me like the most complete… and I have seen just about all of them. It is written by Barry Andersson […]