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…
Sep29th

Olympus Adds Top Quality 40-150mm Zoom Lens to Its M.Zuiko Pro Lineup

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
There were signs of intriguing things to come when Olympus released its M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro lens alongside the OM-D E-M1 camera last year. This first of a…
Sep26th

Why are some hard drives more reliable than others?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Thanks to the folks over at ExtremeTech for alerting us to the research of Cloud Backup vendor Backblaze. According to Backblaze, hard drive failure rates for disks of the same…
Sep25th

Help Captain Torpedo Move into the Finals of Project Greenlight

Posted By Barry Andersson
I did an earlier post on the new season of Project Greenlight.  This post this fun for me because my longtime director of photography, Julien Lassuer, has a film in the…
Sep25th

Canon Jumps the Shark with Stella McCartney Limited Edition Camera Bag

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
From the Canon UK website: “Combining fashion and technology with creativity and style, the limited edition Linda camera bag has been especially designed by Stella McCartney for the Canon EOS…
Sep25th

Fujifilm Adds Video Features to New XT-1 & X100T, On Way to Full-Fledged Hybrid Cameras?

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Fujifilm’s recent X-series stills cameras and lenses have deservedly become some of the most-loved since the Fujifilm Finepix X100 appeared in 2011. Fujifilm is no slouch when it comes to…

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