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29Sep Rokinon Updates 8mm Fisheye HD Optics Removable Hood


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Rokinon has updated their popular 8mm Fisheye lens to include better optics and now a removable lens hood. I recall some people needed to shave down the old version depending on the camera they were trying to fit it with. This will give you 180 degree viewing angle on APS-C sensor sized cameras. Although it [...]

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27Sep JuicedLink Adds More PreAmp Products


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Maybe this just adds a bit more confusion or maybe it makes it easier on the wallet, but JuicedLink has added 4 additional preamps to it’s lineup. The new models vary with number of XLR inputs, with or without Phantom Power, and some with or without Assist features like Headphone monitoring or visible audio meters. [...]

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27Sep Carry Speed VF-3 View Finder on GH2 Camera


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The new Carry Speed VF-3 LCD View Finder does not sit low enough to be used on a camera like the GH2, so the solution would be to raise the camera. Here Scott writes in and shares his DIY mod using two Sima quick release adapters to get the viewfinder to somewhat fit on the [...]

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27Sep Proaim Telescoping Carbon Fiber Pole with Motorized Head


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Here’s an interesting new tool from Proaim. The Proaim Rectopole is a Carbon Fiber telescoping pole that can reach 14′ high, comes with a motorized pan / tilt head, Remote with SD monitor, and a 12′ long Dolly Track. In photography terms this is often called Low Aerial Pole, or Mast Pole Aerial Photography typically [...]

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26Sep Out of Box ISO Noise Samples Nikon D600 vs Canon 5D Mark III


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Still haven’t had time to go out to shoot with the new Nikon D600, but I was curious as to how the ISO noise would perform. I did a quick test compared to the Canon 5D Mark III which really sets the bar for ISO noise in DSLR cameras, and it’s something I use everyday. [...]

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26Sep USB 3.0 Compact Flash SDHC Card Reader


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I was looking for a pretty inexpensive USB 3.0 card reader that can support Compact Flash, SDXC, and SDHC and decided to test the USPEED Multi Reader based on the many positive reviews (and of course the price). Compared to an older Belkin multi-card reader I have, I can immediately see the USB 3.0 speed [...]

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26Sep Varavon New Multi Finder LCD View Finder


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Varavon has released a new Multi Finder that is more compatible than their early versions which were very model specific. The new Multi Finder has more adjustments side to side, forward and back, as well as up and down to fit DSLRs from Canon and Nikon. The entire loupe can be removed to leave [...]

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25Sep Nikon D600 with P&C GearBox Video Cage Bracket


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Wanting to test out video features on the new Nikon D600, I needed to check if it fits in the P&C GearBox so that I can start mounting the accessories. It’s short enough to fit in the GearBox without the extension adapters, and you still have full access to media and batteries.

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22Sep New Lanparte Shoulder Pad Integrated BasePlate


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Vimeo member LJ Lee gives us a look at the new Lanparte Shoulder pad that integrates a quick release camera mounting baseplate [Thanks LJ]. The design is drilled out to shave off some weight and allows you to carry the camera over the shoulder instead of further out over your arms. Essentially you’ll have [...]

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20Sep MagFilter Threaded Ring Adapter for Point and Shoot Cameras


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The next MagFilter to be released from Carry Speed is the MagFilter Threaded Ring Adapter. There is no glass on this MagFilter Threaded Adapter Ring. This adapter allows you to use the filters of your choice with your high end compact camera like the Sony RX100.

Right now three different adapters (choose one) are designed [...]

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20Sep Atomos Ninja 2 – Must have for D600, A99, VG900?


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If you’ve been following some of the new camera announcements this month with the Sony A99, Nikon D600, and Canon EOS 6D, you’ve probably heard a few references to ‘uncompressed video output via HDMI‘. In the lineup, Canon was the only one who limited this feature. There’s plenty of benefits when recording from the HDMI [...]

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19Sep Aputure V-Remote Start Stop Video


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For most Canon DSLRs on the market, you can use an infrared remote to start and stop video. There’s been plenty of DIY remotes that attach to the handle of a shoulder rig, but if you’re too lazy to tackle the project, Aputure now offers an inexpensive V-Remote. Switronix also offers a remote like this, [...]

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19Sep Awesome DIY Motorized Varavon Slider


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Earlier this week, Andy sent over a few videos about his DIY Motorized Video Slider that can be controlled through an Intervalometer (time lapse remote). Through this remote, he was able to control speed and also delay movements of the slider. The most exciting part of this build is the basic parts used, and the [...]

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19Sep Nikon’s Full Frame D600 In Stock and Shipping


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The new Nikon D600 Full Frame Video DSLR is officially available and already shipping. Has anyone out there already decided on this camera? I’m a Canon shooter, but this one seems to deliver more of what i’m looking for over the newly announced Canon 6D (which i’ll probably end up trying anyways). The new Nikon [...]

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19Sep 600 LED Video Light DIY Battery Pack


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Tekkeon Battery on 900 LED Video Light
I use the Tekkeon batteries to power up my 600 or 900 LED Video light panels. Great for remote location shoots where an outlet isn’t available, cheaper than a Sony V-Mount battery, but Tekkeon batteries can still be a little expensive (article here).

ATC Power Bank on 600 LED [...]

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17Sep Canon Announces new 6D Full Frame Camera


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Canon announced a new smaller Full Frame camera today. It’s body style, controls, and buttons are very similar to a Canon 60D (minus articulating screen). Some features are a 20.2MP sensor, Digic 5+ processor, with built in GPS and WiFi. Price is estimated to be similar to the Nikon D600 under $2100 (body only) and [...]

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