Archive for the ‘Vendors’ Category

Apr
12
2015

Lensbaby Introduces Amazing Velvet 56mm f/1.6 Lens for High Speed Portrait-Cum-Macro Beauty

Specialist Portland, Oregon, lens maker Lensbaby has sought to bring some of the best of the past into the present with its amazing new Velvet 56 manual portrait and macro lens, modeled on mid-century portraiture optics. [adrotate group="6"] The 56mm f/1.6 1:2 macro magnification lens…
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Apr
10
2015

Motion9 Is Showing Off a Suite of Great New Camera Accessories at NAB 2015

Korean movie camera accessories maker Motion9 will be showing a range of exciting new and existing products at NAB 2015. On the evidence of the MonoJib FullSet Kit that has just arrived here, their designs and manufacturing continue to be excellent and great value for…
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Apr
9
2015

Kickstarter Animal Rhino at It Again with Rhino Slider EVO + Rhino Motion

What are 600%; 234%; 1,309%; and 1,592%? They’re the funding percentages of Rhino Camera Gear’s OTHER successful Kickstarter campaigns. Up next? The Rhino Slider EVO + Rhino Motion controller.[adrotate group="6"] They make good products (NB: we’ve not seen any in the metal or carbon fiber),…
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Apr
9
2015

Takes.io: A Different Take on Post-Production Collaboration

The market for cloud-based post-production collaboration is heating up quickly. Latest entry on our radar is Takes.io. Once upon a time, if you wanted to communicate you were limited to various forms of grunting, pulling, or possibly even head-bashing with the nearest rock.[adrotate group="6"] Fast…
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Apr
9
2015

WHOA! Canon Price Drops: C300 Now $6,499; C100, $2,999

If you would truly be delighted to own a new copy of either the current generation Canon Cinema EOS C300 or the first generation Canon Cinema EOS C100, well then: HOLY SMOKES – these Canon price drops at B&H are dramatically lower than at least one of…
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Apr
8
2015

Canon unleashes the EOS C300 MARK II – will it be your next camera?

Canon upgrades the Canon EOS C300 to the EOS C300 Mark II as expected… and there are some awesome features added, but the pricing may disappoint... let’s quickly dive into the new features. The first one that will grab many is 15 stops of dynamic…
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Apr
8
2015

New Canon XF-AVC Codec to Compete with H.265?

With Canon’s announcement of its new XC10 cam, they unveil a new 4K-capable codec to go with it (and the upcoming C300 Mark II): XF-AVC. [adrotate group="6"] It’s an interesting gambit: offer a Canon-branded alternative to the new H.265 4K codec and thus deprive a…
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Apr
8
2015

Canon XC10 4K Video Cam Under $2,400 Coming in June

Part baby Cinema EOS, part Powershot G series, Canon XC10 will excite some, disappoint others. Pricing in the UK of £1,599 translates to just under $2,400, but Canon may charge even less in the US. On first blush the XC10 appears to be a mash-up…
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Apr
7
2015

DJI Phantom 2 Price Slashed – TODAY ONLY

Amazon really is offering a fantastic deal on the DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter with 3-Axis Zenmuse H3-3D Gimbal for GoPro at $683 – but it’s only good for another 16+ hours.[adrotate group="6"] It’s always something. A7s envy. MoVI envy. Zeiss envy. Lately, I’ve been suffering…
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Apr
7
2015

RØDE Announces Free PluralEyes Offer for 2015

Great mics from RØDE plus renowned audio synching software PluralEyes from RED GIANT make for a compelling bundle. Fair warning: while I do have three RØDE mics (the NTG-2, a smartLav and a smartLav+) and I really do use the RØDE recording app on my iPhone 6, [adrotate…
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