DIY Video and Photography Projects

Mounting 15mm Rails w/ Baseplate on Fhugen GH3 Cage
January 14, 2014


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If you’re shooting video with the Panasonic GH3, I highly advise you take a look at the Fhugen GH3 Video Cage. It’s compact enough that you can leave your camera in there the entire time, and will give you more mounting points for adding on those necessary accessories. One question that comes up often is [...]

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Mitakon Lens Turbo Focal Reducer MFT M43 Micro Four Thirds Adapter Review Samples
December 14, 2013


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Here’s a side by side video test showing samples from a Panasonic GH3 with and without the new Lens Turbo Focal Reducer. We used a newer Rokinon 85mm T/1.5 Cine Lens [Nikon Mount] + and old Nikon 50mm Pancake. With the Lens Turbo adapter we were able to achieve a wider field of view and [...]

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Mitakon Lens Turbo Nikon to MFT M43 Micro Four Thirds Adapter
December 12, 2013


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I’ve had this Mitakon Lens Turbo MFT Adapter for a almost a week and I am just getting ready to publish a video showing some examples from this. Recently I noticed an increase of questions and the amount ‘buzz’ picking up around the Internet, so I wanted to quickly provide some additional important information. THIS [...]

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Sigma 19mm + 30mm Two Lenses for One Price $199
January 17, 2013


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Right now there is a Sigma Lens deal which includes the 19mm F/2.8 and 30mm F/2.8 prime lenses bundled into one discount price. You can choose either a set for Sony E Mount cameras, or the set for Micro Four Thirds cameras. I have the 30mm on my Sony NEX7 and really enjoy this lens. [...]

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Vello mini LCD Hood Sunshade
June 8, 2012


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If you’re trying to prevent glare on the screen, you could use an LCD viewfinder. Of course it makes it harder to see the screen from certain angles without having your eye placed directly into the Loupe. In these situations, maybe a simple sunshade or LCD hood would be a better choice.
I’ve seen the folding [...]

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Overview of Gini GH2 Video Cage
May 3, 2012


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Here’s a (fairly lengthy) look at the Gini Rigs GH2 cage that provides all the cut outs to view controls and still have access to different ports around the camera. It looks like it’s cut out to allow the LCD to still swing out also. No doubt it’s high quality stuff, but there’s been mixed [...]

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Gini DSLR Cages for GH1 and GH2 Cameras
March 25, 2012


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Anyone check out the Gini DSLR Cages for Panasonic GH1 and GH2 cameras? Snug fit, looks nice, but crazy expensive. [Thanks Habez] Gini’s DSLR Video cages were recently criticized about the lack of 1/4×20 threaded ports which is most common for adding accessories, and ends up using a different thread pitch. People have had to [...]

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Panasonic 14mm Lens Deals?
March 12, 2012


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Ray writes in and shares an interesting link to some very cheap Panasonic 14mm Lenses. [Thanks Ray] These lenses are found for over $300 dollars on Amazon (seen here) and B&H (seen here), but at the listing it sells for just $164. Seller has excellent ratings and checking the feedback shows the seller has sold [...]

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Tekkeon to Camera AC Wall Adapter
January 8, 2012


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The Tekkeon battery packs i’m using can vary voltage from 5V-19V DC. You’ve probably seen me powering up the 600 /900 LED light panels and also the ASUS Wireless HD streaming WiCast. By using a simple coupler, I can attach it to the Canon OEM AC-E6 wall adapter dummy battery and power up the Canon [...]

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Varavon Loupe EX-Solo GH2 Support Bracket Review
January 3, 2012


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It’s a special bracket combined with the latest Varavon EX-Solo Loupe LCD Viewfinder to work with the GH1/GH2 cameras vari-angle LCD screens. This will allow you to still have full tilt use of your LCD screen for low angle shooting, magnify the image on screen, and provide shade if you’re working in bright sunlight. Using [...]

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Fuji X10, Rokinon Fisheye, Olympus 45mm
December 7, 2011


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Available again, the fast moving Fuji X10 is currently in stock

Fuji X10 Digital Camera
A few other popular items you might have been eyeballing are also available.

Rokinon 7.5mm Fisheye lens for Micro Four Thirds

Olympus 45mm F/1.8 for Micro Four Thirds

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Cheap Velbon Video Fluid Head Review
October 7, 2011


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I’m sure many of you already know about this particular Velbon fluid head. It’s been a hit for a while now, and I thought it was finally time for me to test one out. As much as possible I love shooting with smaller cameras, and this fluid head was a great surprise. Works great as [...]

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CarrySpeed Swi-View Neoprene Swivel LCD ViewFinder Mount
September 29, 2011


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What can I say? It’s simple, it works. As you can see it works on the GH2 perfectly without losing view of the entire LCD. Of course it works on the T3i and 60D. The velcro design and stretchy neoprene means it’s adjustable to fit a variety of different cameras or even a variety of [...]

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Panasonic G1 G2 GH1 G10 Battery Grips
August 26, 2011


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Some people like to add battery grips for extra power, some like to add it for extra hand placement, some just want the aesthetics of a larger cam. Panasonic cameras haven’t been big on external battery grips as much as Canon cameras, but tor those that opted in on the GH1 cameras, there’s a battery [...]

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Lexar follows Buy Two and Save Deal
July 6, 2011


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Earlier I posted some big savings that SanDisk was offering of it’s Compact Flash media and SDHC cards. You can find that article here: http://cheesycam.com/sandisk-media-huge-deals/. Lexar is now offering a Buy Two and save type deal on many of their media cards, so if Transcend wasn’t good enough, Sandisk doesn’t meet your needs, then Lexar [...]

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Panasonic 20mm F/1.7
June 23, 2011


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Panasonic 20mm F/1.7
The popular Panasonic 20mm F/1.7 lens is available again at B&HPhoto Video, which is about $50 dollars cheaper than the nice markup elsewhere (Amazon). The 20mm F/1.7 is as popular as the 50mm for a Canon DSLR. Nice shallow DOF and good focal distance (2x on Micro Four Thirds). Would go great [...]

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