DIY Video and Photography Projects

30Apr Sigma 70-200mm F/2.8 APO EX DG HSM OS FLD


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If you’re looking for more range in your lenses, there’s a minor instant rebate discount available for Sigma’s 70-200mm F/2.8 lens with OS (optical stabilization). I’m not going to dive into hyperfocal distance lingo, but there’s a certain look that you get when zoomed out to 200mm and opened up to F/2.8, over a 24mm [...]

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27Apr Flycam Armbrace works with Glidecam


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For those who wanted a better look at the Flycam Armbrace, here’s a quick little show and tell. The Flycam Armbrace
is used to help carry some of the weight of a stabilizer off the wrist. Glidecam also sells a Forearm Brace (seen here), but it’s bit more expensive and looks like it will only [...]

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27Apr Rebranded 15mm Folding Pocket Rigs?


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Unclear on this right now, but check out these folding Pocket Rigs that are showing up online. The unit folds up to about the size of a standard battery grip, and folds out to provide chest plate, and two 15mm rails for getting a follow focus mounted. They are showing up as GeniusXeme rigs and [...]

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27Apr Sandisk 64GB SDXC Media – Sale


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Here’s a great deal on the Sandisk 64GB SDXC media going on today. This makes it even cheaper than what Transcend has to offer. Definitely a good buy for those who need the 64GB space or SDXC file format. (click here to compare some prices on SDXC via B&H).
Remember that all the new cameras are [...]

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26Apr iLogos 7 Inch LCD Field Monitor


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Branded as iLogos, it’s another LCD Monitor showing up online which includes a few popular features such as Peaking, False Color, etc. 7″ Screen, 1024×600 resolution (pretty good), with HDMI, Component & Composite inputs. False Color – Adjustable Under Luminance & Over, Luminance Warning, Clip Guide – Adjustable Threshold, Peaking – Red outline, Under Scan, [...]

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25Apr Proaim e-Focus Electronic Follow Focus


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Maybe i’m late to the party, but i’m just finding this information now or maybe there is a newer (cheaper) version out. Proaim is looking to provide the cheapest electronic follow focus on the market. The Proaim e-Focus Electronic Follow Focus is a wired system (not wireless FF) and comes with two motors in case [...]

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25Apr Olympus OM-D E-M5 (Black) with 14-42mm Available


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One camera that’s putting out good reviews on the Micro Four Thirds side is the new Olympus OM-D E-M5 (see it here on Amazon). A nice upgrade for PEN shooters. The in camera stabilization is a big plus for people who want to use older or aftermarket lenses. If you’re looking to get one sooner [...]

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24Apr Tekkeon Macbook MagSafe External Battery Power Cable


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Most of the editors I know work off the MacBook pro laptops, so I thought some people might find this information useful. Apple has patented and has been very protective about their MagSafe connector and has even sued a company for using it with an external battery back. Even though the company was purchasing the [...]

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24Apr Fostex AR-4i iPhone Audio Interface


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Video on the iPhone is not perfect, but it’s the most convenient camera most of us seem to always have available and readily on hand. Just for kicks, we even covered MACWorld this year entirely on just iPhones and it was a fun experience. Here’s an interesting product for those who share the same enthusiasm [...]

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24Apr Express35 Inline Shoulder Rig Discount


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Express35 knocks $100 dollars off the Inline Shoulder Rig today. The inline rig gives you room to work with a monitor or EVF off to the side while keeping the majority of the weight closer to your shoulder instead of way out in front of you (which can wear out your arms). The 8″ rods [...]

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23Apr DIY Padded Camera Roller Bag – Adjustable Dividers


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Petapixel posted up an article about a cheap way to create a Rolling Camera Bag through a padded insert and it’s something I use for one of my cases. You can find a variety of padded inserts that you can ‘modify’ to fit into standard rolling luggage cases found at your outlet centers. In the [...]

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23Apr Flycam, Glidecam, and Skyler Stabilizer Features


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This video is complete rambling about different feature sets of a few ‘Small Camera stabilizers’ I use. I have quite a few very large ones as well, but for now i’m just touching on these specifically because they are so close in what audience they are intended for. The three small stabilizers i’m showing are [...]

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21Apr Delkin Snug Fit Silicone Camera Armor


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If you’re interested in keeping scratches or wear marks off your camera, there’s a number of different Silicone skins. Here’s a video from YouTube member ZepsTips showing the fit and finish of the Delkin Snug Fit Silicone body armor on a Canon 60D. [Thanks Chris] These are available for most popular Canon and Nikon DSLR [...]

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21Apr DIY GoPro Hero Flat Lens


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While the world is waiting for GoPro to release it’s Flat Lens Dive Housing, there have been other companies already selling some solutions. While those solutions aren’t warrantied by GoPro and will cost you an extra dime, this clever little solution from Jomol will save you a few bucks as a workaround. For this you’ll [...]

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20Apr BlackMagic Cinema Camera – PreOrder Available Now


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From our survey of the people this week in Vegas, the new BlackMagic Cinema Camera was the biggest thing at NAB2012 this year. The first commercially available video camera to shoot RAW for under $3K. It will be interesting to see what people think about the camera once it starts shipping. If you plan on [...]

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20Apr Panasonic GH2 3D Lens Sale


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I have absolutely no clue about 3D anything with the Panasonic GH2, but the optional 3D Lens which normally runs for $269 dollars, is now on sale for a limited time for just $69 dollars ($200 off). [Thanks jodybd] If you’re experimenting with 3D photography on the GH2, there’s no better lens and no better [...]

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