Oct6th

Leica Enters the 4K Fray with Three 4K-Capable Cameras

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
One of the most pleasant moviemaking surprise announcements at this year’s Photokina trade show came from a German company, Leica, rather than the usual Japanese camera makers.[adrotate group="6"] The company…
Oct6th

Rhino GoPro Accessories: 360 Swivel & Poles for GoPro Camera

Posted By Barry Andersson
I have a love hate relationship with GoPro cameras. I love what GoPro is doing and how they are pushing the boundries of what can be captured in terms of…
Oct4th

Awesome DIY Slow Motion Video Explosions at 1200 fps

Posted By Barry Andersson
Higher frame rates for slow motion video I believe are the next race for camera manufacturers to add to their cameras. For years we have been asking for 60p in…
Oct3rd

What a Difference a Name Makes – The Panasonic Leica Nocticron 42.5mm F1.2 Lens Appreciated

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
When I recently borrowed a Panasonic Lumix GH4 for review there was a surprise waiting for me in the courier bag – the wrong lens. In this case the wrong…
Oct3rd

Chinese Lens Maker Mitakon Enters the High Speed Manual Mirrorless Lens Market

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
At present it feels like all my Christmases have came at once. First was news of SLR Magic’s 10mm T2.1 Hyperprime Cine lens then hot on its heels came the…
Oct3rd

Voigtlander Introduces 10.5mm f/0.95: Widest and Fastest MFT Nokton Yet

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Hard on the heels of SLR Magic’s new 10mm T2.1 Hyperprime Cine Lens, Voigtlander announces its version of the wide Micro Four Thrd lens many of us have been waiting for…
Oct2nd

Fly your camera over stadiums like the NFL? Charlotte Modular Cable Dolly

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
If David Koch has his way (not THAT David Koch), by March 2015 any planet5D reader with the desire and $1,300 will be able to do cable dolly shots just…
Oct2nd

Camera Drones Banned? Try RodCam!

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
​​ With moves afoot in some countries to ban the use of Go Pro-toting drones after some spectacular accidents in public places, what better time than now to introduce a…
Oct2nd

Rycote’s Cyclone Blows On-Location Windshields Up to the Next Level

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Rycote has twice reinvented that staple of professional audio recoding, the microphone windshield, this year and has just released its latest windshield reinvention, the Cyclone. On being unveiled at IBC…
Oct1st

HOT! GoPro HERO4 Outted: Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Get the 3+…

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
There’s a reason why the cult of GoPro exists, and the company has just upped the ante with its GoPro Hero4: 4K, 120 fps (depending on resolution) and more. I…
Oct1st

Moonlight and the Sony A7S: Kiss Goodbye to Day for Night

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
When esteemed cinematographer/educator Philip Bloom published his side-by-side comparison of what his eyes and the Sony A7S saw on a Brighton beach at night, his verdict was direct and simple:…
Oct1st

SmallHD Offers Big Rebates on their Monitors through November 15

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Bigger really is better, especially when it comes to field monitors. Get up to $500 off a 7” smallHD monitor before the promotion ends.[adrotate group="6"] Today’s Dr. Evil “sharks with…
Sep30th

Wait a Minute: Sony A7s Only Outputs 8 Bits?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
The Sony A7s, along with the Panasonic GH4, are game-changers in the mid- to higher-priced video mirrorless/DSLR space. But hold on there, Slim: the trade-offs are just as real with…
Sep30th

“Bendgate,” iOS 8 Update Fail Can’t Keep us From Ogling the iPhone 6 Camera

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
You want to know why DxOMark just crowned Apple’s iPhone 6 the best smartphone camera they’ve tested? Well, yeah, you could read their review. Or you could watch this 8-minute…
Sep30th

planet5D DitoGear Winner Shares Demo Reel

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
DitoGear motion kit giveaway winner Dheerankur Upasak puts it to good use in his new demo reel. We’re happy to share Dheerankur’s demo reel with you. A blend of commercial…
Sep29th

Atomos Ninja 2: Well Thought-Out, Well Designed – Does It Fit Your Needs?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Sometimes, it’s the spaces between the specs that are the most informative.  In the case of the Atomos Ninja 2, a great piece of gear demands a thoughtful assessment of…

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