Dec3rd

A Little Light Relief from Duclos Lenses – How to Choose a Cinema Lens

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Days like this we need a little light relief. Email inbox flooded with press releases about yet another new camera, yet another new lens, yet another new LUT, yet another new application you just have to have or your creative work will fall way behind…
Dec3rd

Unbelievable New Panavision Primo 70 Lenses Unvieled

Posted By Barry Andersson
The choice in full frame sensor cameras continues to expand and with it a need for the highest quality lenses possible. Panavision the leader in cinema cameras and lenses is rolling out a new lens series the Primo 70 series.[adrotate group="6"] These lenses have been created…
Dec3rd

JuicedLINK DARling will Revolutionize the Way You Capture Audio

Posted By Barry Andersson
I had a chance to see the JuicedLINK DARling prototype at NAB and needless to say I was super excited about getting my hands on one.  My wait is almost over. Recording audio is quickly becoming the norm for most shooters to handle on their own.…
Dec2nd

Canon Rumor: 50 Megapixel Full Frame DSLR?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
What are the odds that 2015 is the year Canon introduces a 50 megapixel, full frame DSLR sensor? And irrespective of the odds... why? Thanks to Canon Rumors for this tidbit (a first half 2015 launch with two 50mp variants) which – if true –…
Dec2nd

Aputure V-Mic D2: A Novel Approach to Basic DSLR Audio Limitations

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
How do you cost-effectively improve sound recording quality from your DSLR? The Aputure V-mic D2 answers: take the load off your camera’s preamp and on-board mic by adding a better preamp to a shoe-mounted shotgun mic -- and provide an outboard, binary LED sound meter…
Dec2nd

Kickstarter Staff Pick Lume Cube: Good Things Come in Small Packages

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Taking up about the same space as a GoPro, Lume Cube mashes up the GoPro ethos with state of the art LEDs, Pocket Wizard-style control via Bluetooth and a smartphone app – and the ability to function as either continuous lighting for video or flash…
Dec1st

Breathtaking New Time-Lapse Short WANDERMENT with 3D Printed MoCo Dolly

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Doug Urquhart at Upthink produces another brilliant time-lapse short film -- and does it with a 3D printed motion control dolly. Smack! Jaw dropping landscapes; gobsmackingly smooth motion control and exposure across day and night (above AND below the water line); and perfectly timed and…
Dec1st

Cyber Monday Specials from SmallHD, DSLR Solutions, f-stop and HUGE T5i discount

Posted By planetMitch
Sometimes it really is worth waiting for Cyber Monday. Case in point: SmallHD’s site-wide sale today only, with discounts from 10-30%. After reviewing their AC-7 OLED, I can attest to the fact that SmallHD makes some great field monitors. The AC7-OLED-SDI is on sale for…
Dec1st

4K TV Sets the Surprise Holiday Gift?

Posted By Barry Andersson
Is this the year that end consumers start demanding more 4K content? They are predicting that this year 4K Television sets will be one of the hottest selling items over the holiday season.[adrotate group="6"] In the last two years prices for 4K TV set have…
Dec1st

Another Incredible Time-Lapse: “Two Lands” by Joe Capra

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Question: What is the time-lapse category that stands above Wayne’s and Garth's “We're not worthy?” Answer: Derek Zoolander’s “Ridiculously good-looking.”  This month’s ridiculously good-looking time-lapse comes to us – once again – from photographer and planet5D reader Joe Capra.[adrotate group="6"] Massively competent and adventurous, Joe sent…
Nov29th

Sony A7II Available for Pre-Order Now

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Is the Sony A7II the camera that pushes you over the edge into Sony orbit? It just might be. Thinking about giving up your big honking DSLR and cutting over to mirrorless, but worry about protecting your investment in glass? Yeah, yeah: Metabones. But the…
Nov29th

iPhone 6s to Compete with DSLRs in 2015?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
A reliable source; a new Sony sensor (Sony supplies Apple’s iPhone camera); and an Apple patent for swappable lenses make for intriguing product possibilities in 2015. You can read about the details below, and they are... tantalizing. Less than two weeks ago we wrote an…
Nov28th

More Black Friday Specials – totally new (not in yesterday’s batch)

Posted By planetMitch
Here's another batch of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals that is completely different than what we showed you yesterday! Don't miss those deals as well!!! SUPPORT planet5D Please also remember... if you would like to support planet5D during Black Friday (or at any time…
Nov27th

Major Mega Post with 20+ Black Friday Photo/Video Gear Deals!

Posted By planetMitch
We've gathered an amazing group of "Black Friday" specials for you guys and gals! Many of these have started now, and we even have more that will be announced on Friday and a couple for "Cyber Monday" too![adrotate group="6"] These deals are fleeting but significant…
Nov26th

Masters in Motion Heading To Texas in December: Get There If You Can

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
A Zoolander-level (“Ridiculously good-looking”) agenda and set of A-list presenters at Masters in Motion – a three day event for filmmakers coming up in just two weeks -- promises inspiration, learning and collaboration pretty well guaranteed to up your game. If only we lived closer…
Nov26th

Kickstarter Staff Pick Lumera Brings WiFi and Social to the Rest of Us

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Pack-of-cigarettes-sized, open source hardware add-on Lumera allows instantaneous transmission of your DSLR and mirrorless shots to social networks; offload to USB drive; and remote control of your camera via smartphone app. [adrotate group="6"] For those of us with older-school cameras (read: no integrated WiFi), there…