Sep16th

A Super 35mm, 4K Mirrorless Camera with Advanced Codecs for $1,499? Samsung NX1! Holy Competition, Batman!

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Samsung is everywhere – and not to be underestimated. This is the company that is giving Apple a run for its money in the smartphone world – and essentially forced Apple to come out with the iPhone 6 Plus.[adrotate group="6"] Now, less than a year…
Sep15th

Canon Introduces Three New Lenses and its “Glass First” Initiative

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
With their first EF zoom lens to incorporate STM (EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, $599); their slimmest and lightest EF-S lens ever made (EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM pancake, $149); [adrotate group="6"]their updated and exotic 400mm prime telephoto (EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM, $6,899);…
Sep15th

PowerShot G7 X – Canon’s First One-Inch Sensor Compact Digital Camera

Posted By planetMitch
Also announced today, Canon's PowerShot G7 X and yes, it is a PowerShot pocket cam, but it has some great looking video and it may be a great cam for on location shooting, b-roll shots, and just plain keeping in your pocket when you don't…
Sep15th

HOT Canon EOS 7D Mark II launch video – a planet5D first

Posted By planetMitch
We're thrilled to be able to be one of the very first sites to show you this awesome first look at the Canon EOS 7D Mark II from our good friend Abraham Joffe (See more of our posts featuring Abraham) [adrotate group="6"] PRE-ORDER! NOTE: Just was…
Sep15th

Canon’s killer new Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Posted By planetMitch
Canon announces the Canon EOS 7D Mark II - did you feel the ground shake? Did the universe suddenly start spinning another direction? Nope. Many people were waiting for the next big Canon announcement and I'm afraid there's a collective yawn from the HDSLR video…
Sep12th

New Nikon D750 Another Nail in Canon’s Coffin?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
The new Nikon D750 begs the question once again about its arch rival: What is Canon thinking? It’s one kind of anticipation when waiting to see the newest Apple iPhone – excitement. It’s a very different kind of anticipation when waiting for Canon’s new DSLRs…
Sep12th

Atomos Shogun with 4k Recording Ready for Action at IBC 2014

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Biggest and baddest of the Australian company’s ”touch screen weapons for filmmakers,” the Atomos Shogun will finally arrive on our shore in a scant 6 weeks. It’s not always easy to discern a compelling reason for purchasing an otherwise compelling product, but Atomos has no…
Sep12th

Sony PXW-FS7 Confirms Multi-front War on Canon

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Time for TUMS, Canon: The new Sony PXW-FS7 -- an on-board 4K, Super 35 sensor, 10 bit 4:2:2 and up to 120fps cam -- is a direct challenge to the Cinema EOS line at an aggressive price point, adding to what should be Canon’s gastrointestinal distress…
Sep12th

Microphone Company RØDE on a Roll with New RØDE Stereo VideoMic X

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Highly regarded Australian manufacturer RØDE Microphones broadens its competitive footprint with just announced Stereo VideoMic X (SVMX), looks to take on Zoom? What a great time of year for us gear-nerds. New equipment, new expectations – and every now and again something which melds function AND…
Sep12th

What features do you want in the next DSLR Video camera?

Posted By planetMitch
Several years ago, we published a very popular survey asking people what they wanted in their next DSLR video camera (see the top 5 answers here) With photokina and rumors of a new Canon [adrotate group="6"] 7D mark ii right around the corner as well…
Sep12th

How to Shim your Nikon to Canon Lens Adapters and Help Track Focus

Posted By Barry Andersson
Everyone is always asking for more information on lenses they should buy for their cameras. The common debate is between Canon vs Nikon glass because those two are the largest in the industry.[adrotate group="6"] However, there are times where it is nice to have both.…
Sep11th

Paris Meets Vintage Pentax 6×7 on Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Thanks to planet5D reader Leon Benzakein for alerting us to Paris Through Pentax. And kudos to Petapixel for getting more details directly from the filmmakers. [adrotate group="6"] The Pentax 6x7 is a legendary camera. Paris is a legendary city. The two are brought together lovingly –…
Sep11th

The Big Tease, So Pay Attention: Metabones Announces Canon EF to Sony E-mount Speed Booster Ultra

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
It’s another Dr. Evil “sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads” moment in the rapidly changing digital SLR videography landscape.[adrotate group="6"] Metabones is certainly doing its part to transform the photography/videography ecosystem. Courtesy of its Smart Adapter, Speed Booster and now Speed Booster…
Sep10th

Is this a New Low Price Record? PROAIM Introduces 32ft Jib Crane for $1,100

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Aggressively priced jib crane package supports up to 46 lbs of camera.  Holy smokes, is this market interesting or WHAT? ProAim must be setting some kind of lowest cost per foot record with its just-announced ProAim 32ft Base Kit.  $1,100 gets you an 8-section (4’…
Sep9th

The Problem with Philly: Free Workshop “Dynamic Range in Filmmaking” is in LA

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
This free workshop sponsored by Revolution Cinema Rentals and Hurlbut Visuals offers hands-on demos from a pile of the coolest vendors out there. Sigh. Some people play golf on the weekend, but if you’re like me (and your significant other and/or kids are otherwise engaged),[adrotate…
Sep9th

Rotolight RL48-B ‘Stealth’ – The Little LED Light that Could

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
A press release for an LED light released by a company located at Pinewood Studios outside London, titled “Rotolight LED Lighting the source of choice for Master Photographer Tom Lee!” caused me to look back on all the LED lights I have tried and rejected…