Archive for the ‘Vendors’ Category

Nov
12
2014

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II Announced

If anyone’s going to get a 100-400mm zoom lens like this right, it’s Canon. I think Canon makes great glass at not terribly unreasonable price points.[adrotate group="6"] Surprised? Latest proof point: their just announced 100-400mm zoom (Preorder at B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon), which while not inexpensive at…
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Nov
11
2014

The X-Series Filters: Kickstarter Project of the Week

Incremental improvement: most of the time, this is the bedrock of innovation. This week, we present Photography Breakthrough’s X-Series ND and UV traction filters Kickstarter campaign.[adrotate group="6"] Kickstarter is a wellspring of optimism, charting the shortest course from entrepreneurs to customers. Sometimes. With 26 days…
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Nov
7
2014

DitoGear Announces New Sliders and a Turntable with 25% Pre-Order Discount

Not only do they sport industrial-strength looks (and have the specs to back them up), Ditogear’s brand new T’rantula sliders have such a unique design that any other name just wouldn’t have cut it. And their turntable looks pretty darned robust, too.[adrotate group="6"] Well-known for…
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Nov
6
2014

The Feather Camera Crane: Lightweight Travel Jib for Adventure Filmmakers

LITE PRO GEAR takes on Kessler’s Pocket Jib Traveler, the Aviator Travel Jib and others with its Feather Camera Crane – and has consistently sold out each manufacturing run for the last 2 years.[adrotate group="6"] It’s usually the third piece of gear film-makers employ to…
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Nov
5
2014

First Look: CAME-TV 7800 3-Axis Gimbal Passes “Sophie Test”

Who doesn’t have MoVI envy? The market is filling up with worthy competitors, but CAME-TV’s 7800 is especially intriguing at an introductory price of $1,298.[adrotate group="6"] We’ve just gotten our hands on their 3-axis gimbal, and while it’s missing a couple of bells and whistles compared…
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Nov
5
2014

First Look at Vimazing: Why Should YouTube and Vimeo Get All the Views?

There’s a growing recognition that while YouTube and Vimeo are fantastic and have profoundly altered not only the online landscape but TV and movies directly, [adrotate group="6"]there is a more targeted set of audience and creators to be courted. Vimazing is the newest offering in…
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Nov
4
2014

F&V Introduces Two New Monitors

Value favorite F&V offers bright, high contrast monitors in 4.3” and 7” versions – but the differences are more than diagonal-deep. The 4.3” SpectraHD 4 boasts a 1280x720 display and can be mated to their magnifying loupe. [adrotate group="6"]It comes with a full set of…
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Nov
3
2014

Genus Launches Gen X Plate

Want to use a small DSLR body as a B camera to your full function A cam? Wouldn’t it be nice if one adjustable base plate could handle both, with their varying heights, weights and centers of gravity?[adrotate group="6"] GenusTech gives you just that with…
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Oct
31
2014

UK Rental House Rogue Element To Rent AXIOM Beta Cameras for Free

While the concept of “open source” may seem arcane to many, it is in fact a profound intellectual and moral breath of fresh air – and has very specific implications for digital filmmakers. In the world of cinematography and photography, its champions are Magic Lantern…
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Oct
31
2014

Eroz X1: Leveraging the Glidecam Stabilizer

Borne of his doctor’s recommendation to stop using the Glidecam to recover from wrist stress, Renso Gomez decided instead to design a simple but clever add-on called the Eroz X1 –now on Kickstarter and already oversubscribed with 29 days still to go.[adrotate group="6"] If you’ve…
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