Monthly Archives: November 2014


I just received news that the new and much anticipated amazing DJI Inspire1 4K Video Quadcopter will be delayed on it's release. Apparently there are a few things that need to get worked out. At this time there's no ETA on new shipping dates. My only hope (like many of their previous product releases including Ronin) is that they drop the price before it actually ships...

DJI Inspire 1 Drone Delayed
DJI Inpsire1 4K Video 3-Axis Gimbal FPV Quadcopter


Varavon threw up a nice little Instagram photo the other day showing off a few items that will qualify for their [ONE DAY ONLY] Black Friday Sale.

On the list is another price drop on the $2379 Birdycam2 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer bringing it to just $1699. A couple of PRO Armor Cages for the Panasonic GH4 and Sony A7s drop down to just $200 dollars also. The 'PRO' version includes the top handle, and adjustable ENG GRIP with leather hand strap.

The deals look great, but they are only available for ONE DAY and in very limited quantities. The Birdycam for $1699 (4 units only), T7412 for $99 (20 units only), GH4 Cage Pro for $200 (5 units only), A7s Cage Pro for $200 (5 units only)

To find out more about these products, check out the website.

Varavon Black Friday Deals
read more button Varavon Black Friday Deals Birdycam2 Gimbal Armor Pro Cage



This is a small compact 12mm wide angle lens. Perfect for your Sony of MFT (BMPCC / GH4) Cameras! Also available in Canon-M, Fuji, Samsung NX, etc. Lighting Deal is live and almost out of stock. Typically about $370+ for this lens, now down to $309.

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find-price-button Rokinon 12mm F2.0 NCS CS Ultra Wide Angle Lens


After my recent build out with my BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Cameras (seen here), i'm inspired to use them a whole lot more. Still great cameras that deliver stunning quality and color, and now -$500 OFF! Should I get a third? [Make sure to use Use promo code: POCK500]

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera $500 OFF! Use promo code: POCK500
Bringing back the $500 OFF Promo! *While supplies last!

Other Black Friday offers from can be found below.

20% OFF Diva Ring Lights! *Instant savings*

Free Studio Booming Kit with Rode Videomic and Rode Videomic Pro! *Instant Savings*

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Rode VideoMic Studio Booming Kit
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Rode Videomic Pro Studio Booming Kit



After months and months of waiting, the CAME-TV 8000 heavy duty gimbal is finally available for order, in stock, and shipping. For anyone who shoots with a Canon C100 sized camera or larger, your choice for a gimbal under $2K had been limited. The 8000 is now available for just $1980.

While the new CAME-TV 8000 was designed specifically to handle RED, Canon EOS Cinema C100/C300/C500, or BlackMagic Production Cinema Cameras it can still be tuned to work with smaller DSLR systems. Here's a recent video showing it's stability with a Canon 7D DSLR.

Unlike the 7xxx CAME-TV gimbals which share similar parts found on other kits, the 8000 has been exclusively designed completely from the ground up. New product photos have replaced the prototype version on the website. The new images show a completely encased system with no exposed wiring, battery, or motors.

A huge step for CAME-TV gimbals is now the addition of fine tuning tool-less adjustments for quick and accurate balancing. A 15mm rod clamp on the system allows for mounting accessories to your rail set (such as a follow focus). The CAME-TV 8000 unit ships with a Gimbal Stand + Hard Case as well.

Available now for $1980 and additional information can be found at the 8000 3-Axis Gimbal Product page at

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find-price-button CAME-TV 8000 Heavy Duty 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer

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There's certainly going to be a lot of noise about Black Friday Deals this time of year, some deals not quite as good as others. Here's my personal favorites coming out of B&H so far.

find-price-button DJI Ronin 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer -$500 OFF

find-price-button SLR Magic 25mm F/0.95 Cine Lens MFT Mount

find-price-button Zeiss Touit 2 Lens Bundle 32mm F/1.8 & 12 F/2.8 Sony E Mount

find-price-button Tamrac 3380 Aero Backpack DSLR + Laptop



Originally I had all types of media issues in my GoPro HERO4 until I upgraded to these Samsung PRO media cards. They are definitely fast, and i've been using the Samsung 64GB microSDXC in my HERO4 for a few weeks in every framerate and resolution - no issues.

These fast cards are also offered in full size SDHC and SDXC with Up to 90MB/s read speed, 80MB/s write speed. Currently a Black Friday Deal cuts these PRO cards down about 50% OFF via Amazon which ENDS TODAY (find details here).

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find-price-button Samsung PRO SDXC and micro SDXC 64GB / 32GB / 16GB

If you're into the Lexar Brand Name, there is up to 60% OFF normal retail price on various CF, SDXC, and Flash Media found over at B&H (click here).

find-price-button Lexar Compact Flash, SDXC, microSDXC, Flash Media



Recently out of stock, the lavaliers are back and available now for a discounted price (or while supplies last). I've been using these lavalier microphones for months, either with my Zoom H1 or even iPhone. If you'd like to hear audio samples from this mic, there's an excellent review over at their web blog (here).

The Lavalier microphones are available in both Stereo and Mono versions, along with a TRRS Adapter Kit that allows you to use the Stereo LAV with your iPhone or Android as portable audio recorders. With a 14 day return policy if you're not satisfied, and a full 5 Year product warranty you can't go wrong. If you want to capture better audio and don't own a Lav mic, now is a great time to stock up (find it here).

AspenMics Lavalier Sale
Read More Button HQ-S / HQ-M / HQ-SPK Lavalier Microphones