DIY Video and Photography Projects

31May 550D / T2i Battery Grip – OEM vs. Aftermarket


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I was asked by several people to do a review on the Canon 550D / T2i aftermarket battery grips that are found on eBay. I decided it would be best to do a side by side comparison to the real deal OEM Canon BG-E8 battery grip. Here’s some video footage I hope helps clear some [...]

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31May Sigma 85mm F/1.4 Price


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Sigma released a few new lenses in their lineup at the PMA 2010. One of the most exciting ones is the 85mm F/1.4 which now shows a price tag at Amazon for $899.00, but today still shows ‘on pre-order’. This sits right between Canon’s F/1.8 at $379.95 or Canon’s F/1.2 at $1999.00. I actually own [...]

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31May Attica – Canon 7D & 50mm Timelapse


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I really enjoy Timelapse videos. I think mainly because you have to be both Photographer & Videographer to pull off something awesome. You have to prepare yourself to be in a mindset to not only take good looking pictures, but get the settings right for when you convert those images into a video. One of [...]

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30May Body Caps – Rear Lens Caps


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I try and stay organized with the gear, and pack things pretty neat when i’m on the go. It never fails. One of the things you’ll tend to lose very easily is the Canon Body cap, or even a rear lens cap. Without these you run the risk of dust or scratches. OEM caps from [...]

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30May Test: DIY DSLR Cage / Fig Rig / Stabilizer


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This article is referencing my DIY DSLR Cage / Fig Rig / Stabilizer found at http://cheesycam.com/?p=966
As I do different video projects, you realize there are many different tools for different purposes. This DIY that I’ve created was to provide additional stabilization while walking, be able to carry a few different accessories, but be very quick [...]

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30May Canon Mug – Now It’s Complete


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If you were lucky enough to grab one of these Canon L Lens Replica Coffe Mugs, then you would know how close the actual design is to the real thing. To finish my mug off aesthetically, I decided to order an aftermarket Canon 70-200 F/4  tripod ring from eBay. It fits perfectly, and adds that finished [...]

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28May Nikon D3s Available Now


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Just kidding. I thought I would poke a little fun at Nikon’s D3s that’s supposedly been available since November of ‘09. Apparently major retailers have yet to see them in stock and instead display text comments stating Pre-Order, Coming Soon, or Temporarily Unavailable. Sorry Nikon, if you can’t get them in, technology is just going [...]

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28May Philip Bloom’s 10 million visitors big prizes


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You’ve probably already caught this on many other blogs, but for those who are just tuning in, check out the slew of prizes available from Philip Bloom’s celebrating 10 million visitors. http://philipbloom.net/2010/05/27/10mill/
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10 million visitors big prizes competition!
In about 3 weeks I will reach the 10 million visitors to my website. Rather than try [...]

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28May Tamron Branding in DSLR’s


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Tamron is really throwing their name around with the new lineup of VC lenses. The above video is one of the tutorials found at the Tamron Youtube channel. I actually own the same lens shown in this video (if that’s the 18-270mm), and have to admit it’s one of my most favorite travel lenses. The [...]

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28May Photography Contest – Sony & Energizer


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Video is fun, lots and lots of fun. But sometimes we forget we’re still rockin’ one of the worlds most poular Photography cameras. If you want to step aside from video and try your hand at some photography contests, here’s one I think you’ll like. Oh and if you’re considered a ‘professional’ photographer (who makes [...]

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28May Grip + Batteries is officially in


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Finally! The 550D / T2i aftermarket battery grip + 2 batteries is sitting here at my desk, and i’ll have more photos and full review later when I get back home. There are many sellers, but the boxes seem to be the same packaging. Does anyone have a different box? Send in your photos and [...]

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27May 550D / T2i DIY Cheap Macro


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I’ve blogged about this item before at http://cheesycam.com/?p=241. This time around I thought i’d show you what it looks like on video. This is not limited to the 550D, in fact i’ve owned this special Macro Bellow since the Canon EOS 20D was new. For some reason I’m able to get best results using the [...]

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27May Roller Derby Anyone?


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Here’s a riddle. What has a crap load of skater wheels, some fancy red bearings, and an HD Camera? Well it’s me of course! Just showing off some gear to start up a Roller Derby team this summer. JK! (hope nobody took that seriously).
Just wanted to show off some of the items that will be [...]

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26May Macro Rail for Cheesycam DSLR Cage / Fig Rig / Stabilizer


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Someone asked me about centering the balance of the camera to one of my latest DIY DSLR Cage / Fig rig / Stabilizers. Originally I designed it to center for the upper handle for those low flying shots, but if anyone cares about adjusting the camera on the rig, with back and forth adjustments, here’s [...]

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26May Another Body Armor Case


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This one looks a bit more beefier than the last Silicone Skin case I blogged about earlier. This one uses the term ‘Armor’. Even though the higher end bodies are a bit more weather sealed, If you plan on going rough with your gear (paintballing?), you might want to give these guys a [...]

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26May More CS5 Native DSLR Editing


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When DSLR video’s hit the market, the companies weren’t ready for it. Although FCP has had some plugins designed and some Compression settings to convert them to an editable format, I think Adobe is setting the bar. Jason Levine shows off some of the new Native DSLR Editing on Adobe CS5. I like it, I [...]

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