Archive for the ‘Vendors’ Category

Jan
9
2015

Support World’s First Camera Backpack Made for Women with f-stop’s Indiegogo Campaign for The Kashmir

After a successful Kickstarter campaign where they achieved funding above their goal, innovative camera bag maker f-stop has launched a short Indiegogo funding campaign for those who missed out on its predecessor. The f-stop Kashmir - Female Focused Camera Pack campaign closes January 13 at 11:59pm PT with…
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Jan
9
2015

Lenspen Revamped, Recolored, Now Even More Essential

Canadian laptop and camera cleaning products company LensPen has updated its LensPen and DSLR Pro Kit camera lens cleaning products (Get LensPen at B&HPhoto Video), improving their looks and functionality and making them cleaner to use with the company’s new Invisible Carbon cleaning compound. I recently…
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Jan
8
2015

Venus Optics Unveils World First 60mm f/2.8 Ultra-Macro Lens, Focusing from 18.5mm to Infinity

It looks like China is shaping up to be a major player in the stills and movie optics design and manufacturing industry. Anhui-based company Venus Optics is the latest to throw its hat into the ring, announcing the first 60mm macro lens with 2x magnification…
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Dec
31
2014

A Motionnine Cage Saved My Panasonic GH4 & My Moviemaking Career

The smaller and lighter that hybrid movie/stills cameras become and the more they settle into their niches in professional moviemaking, the more the need for rigging them up for securely attaching accessories like microphones, monitors and recorders.[adrotate group="6"] One form of rigging, the cage, is…
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Dec
30
2014

Canon Director Confirms the Existence of a High-Megapixel DSLR

There has been talk around the blogs about Canon possibly using a Sony sensor in a higher megapixel DSLR… is this the one? Is this something we really need? In the phoblographer article, they specifically re-iterate that "Canon feels that interchangeable lenses are paramount” -…
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Dec
22
2014

Win a $1,350 DitoGear™ Spinn360 on planet5D!

In November, we were blessed to give away a DitoGear T'rantula GO worth over $1800 to one lucky winner (and I we haven't posted the winner yet, but we did select one and the T'rantula GO is on its way to him), and for the…
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Dec
19
2014

Vitec Group Acquires SmallHD

Brit imaging conglomerate adds highly regarded U.S. field monitor company SmallHD to its already impressive list of brands. Never heard of Vitec? Me either. [adrotate group="6"] But you have heard of smallHD, makers of the AC7 that we reviewed in glowing terms a couple of months ago.…
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Dec
18
2014

SpeedLooks Version 4 Shows its True Colors

We've mentioned Speedlooks several times recently and they're getting rave reviews! They asked us to also let you know about their Christmas Sale going on until January 4th with a [adrotate group="6"]special planet5D bonus! LookLabs is having a Christmas sale! Beginning December 24th until January…
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Dec
17
2014

Cine Meter II Creator Adam Wilt Takes First Look at Veydra Cine Primes, Pronounces Them Good, True Cine Lenses

Adam Wilt, software engineer, producer, post-producer and creator of the esteemed Cine Meter II light meter app for iOS devices has received a set of pre-release Veydra prime lenses for the Micro Four Thirds format. His verdict? “Sharp, rectilinear, and clean.” Like many of us…
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Dec
17
2014

Atomos Ninja Star Review

planet5D reader Frank Rohmer takes a hands-on look at the Atomos Ninja Star connected to the new Canon 7D Mk II. You know we like the folks over at Atomos, and in fact reviewed the Ninja Star ourselves back in October. [adrotate group="6"] Our takeaway?…
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