Aug6th

Profit by Buying the Right Equipment and Extending the Life of Your Gear

Posted By Barry Andersson
Buying any piece of equipment is a big deal. It is easy to get lost in the sea of new equipment and what you feel you might need on your…
Aug5th

Magic Lantern Movie: 2.5k, Dual ISO

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Sometimes Magic Lantern makes me want to pull what little hair I have remaining out of my head. Case in point: absolutely gorgeous footage shot and edited by Danne over…
Aug4th

Canon Sale: Extra Discounts on Refurbished Gear!

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Sometimes – only sometimes – factory refurbished gear is a good buy. Looks like this Canon Sale on Refurbished units is of those times. (Click here!) One of my personal favorites,…
Aug4th

Ten Reasons I’m passing on the Panasonic GH4

Posted By fletch murray
I REALLY wanted to love the Panasonic GH4. I REALLY wanted to play with the latest. In fact, I was at EVS in Burbank, credit card out, 40 seconds away from…
Aug4th

Things That Drive Me Crazy About The Sony A7s

Posted By erik naso
I’ve had the Sony A7s for about a month and It’s a fun camera with some great features, but I just can’t seem to get comfortable with it and a…
Aug2nd

CarryOn Jib – The Most Compact, Yet Full-Sized Camera Jib Out There?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Didn't we just write something about knowing yourself and CAVEAT EMPTOR when considering contributing to a Kickstarter campaign? Yes, we did. But we're often early adopters here at planet5D (at…
Aug1st

Crop Crap with Zack Arias

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
This is one of the most entertaining, well-done video reviews I've seen in quite a while. Count me a fan of Zack Arias. Even if I don't agree with everything…
Aug1st

How to Select Products and Avoid the Hype — If You Really Want To!

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
A reader wrote to us about a bad experience he’d had with a new product reviewed by another web site. He told us: “…it would be cool if you could…
Jul31st

Shane Hurlbut Offers New “Inner Circle” Subscription Service

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
It has been said that "magic is just science not yet understood." By that definition, Shane Hurlbut has already proven he's a magician of the first order as DP of…
Jul31st

A7s and GH4 vs. Arri Amira? Really? Dynamic Range Compared

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Panasonic's GH4 is supposed to have great dynamic range, but at least in this test from our friends over at Cinema5D, the Sony A7s mops the floor with it, coming…
Jul31st

GH4, A7s “Just Stomped on my 5D3 and 70D”

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Dan Watson over at LearningCameras.com has done a nice video review of the GH4 and A7s. He takes a holistic view of the two and picks a winner (punch line:…
Jul30th

Sony A7s Rolling Shutter Compared to Competitors

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
The chorus is growing louder by the day: Panasonic's GH4 and Sony's A7s are redefining our expectations for DSLR's as video cameras. Beyond one's preference for low light sensitivity vs…
Jul30th

Life Imitates Art: Unpleasant Realities in Reality TV

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Welcome to another short post introducing a longer, thoughtful one, this time by Hamilton Nolan over at gawker.com. The thing about it is not only the subject matter, but its…
Jul29th

Plaintive Tweet: Someone Really Needs to Do a Lens Recommendation List for the Sony A7s

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
@boxfx tweets: “Given the A7s is a full frame Sony camera, someone really needs to do a lens recommendation list. So many options, but no perfect choices” True dat.[adrotate group="6"]…
Jul29th

Pleasures & Rewards of Using Fujifilm’s XT-1 for Stills Footage

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Way back in the 1990s, Ken Burns’ groundbreaking documentary series ‘The Civil War’ first alerted me to how effective using still images in movies can be. Burns had studied under…
Jul28th

Canon Uses Magic Lantern Footage In Its Own Advertising. Really?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
For serious videographers committed to Canon DSLR’s, thank goodness for Magic Lantern. As many of you know, this free firmware addon provides many of the desperately needed video functions otherwise…

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