DIY Video and Photography Projects

14Jan Mounting 15mm Rails w/ Baseplate on Fhugen GH3 Cage


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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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14Dec Mitakon Lens Turbo Focal Reducer MFT M43 Micro Four Thirds Adapter Review Samples


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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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12Dec Mitakon Lens Turbo Nikon to MFT M43 Micro Four Thirds Adapter


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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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05Aug Fhugen (Fusion) GH3 Video Cage Officially Available Today


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Newsletter went out today. The first Fhugen GH3 Video Cages are officially on sale along with teaser images of an upcoming Top Handle & HDMI Lock accessory. I’ve had my GH3 stuffed inside the Fhugen cage ever since I first mounted it.

The Fhguen cage is super lightweight and compact. I’m not sure how to [...]

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07May Panasonic GH3 External Battery Kit with DC Coupler


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Need a way to power your GH3 longer? I showed an example of a GH3 in a video cage using an external power solution. For those who might be interested in the same solution, here’s another fairly popular external battery kit originally put together for Panasonic GH2 shooters, but now states it has recently been [...]

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17Jan Sigma 19mm + 30mm Two Lenses for One Price $199


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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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13Jan Used GH2 REWO Cage Auction


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I just ran into this auction for a used REWO GH2 Specific Video Cage. I’m sure someone out there might find this useful. This is a great product, but typically priced in the $400 dollar range. EOSHD has a nice write up about this cage (found here).
The REWO cage allows you to mount several [...]

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16Dec Panasonic GH2 Drops to just $499


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The popular GH2 camera has received a price discount bringing it down to just $499 (until Dec 31st). If you’re capable of hacking the camera, you can unlock some amazing video qualities. This is the lowest price i’ve seen for this camera all year as it is slowly being replaced by the new GH3. Prices [...]

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23Oct GH2 Follow Focus for Small Primes


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If you have a tough time getting a follow focus setup on the GH2 with small prime lenses, here’s a trick that Vimeo member Johnny Gadget Films uses [thanks John]. He uses silicone wrist bands (sometimes stacked) to increase the diameter of the focus lens.

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09Aug P&C GearBox GB-1 Now Available


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The P&C GB-1 GearBox sold out on it’s first day, and a small second inventory has become available again today. If you’re not sure what this is, you can check out the previous article (here).

If you already have the GearBox itself, you will be able to upgrade to the 15mm Rod system with the [...]

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03May Overview of Gini GH2 Video Cage


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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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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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25Mar Gini DSLR Cages for GH1 and GH2 Cameras


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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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12Mar Panasonic 14mm Lens Deals?


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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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06Mar Panasonic GH2 (Body) Deal Blast


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This camera needs no introduction. Even as a consumer based camera, people love to put it up against cameras like the RED, FS100, AF100, and even Canon’s latest C300. With the right hacks, it really does some amazing quality. Normally this camera body on Amazon and B&H is still found for about $900 dollars (seen [...]

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15Feb GH2 on Baby Merlin (modified Steadicam Smoothee)


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The GH2 or other small video cameras are very lightweight and the selection for a quality stabilizer are few. Lately, there’s been some interest around modifying a Steadicam Smoothee to work with such light cameras. I was able to modify one successfully, but I never got around to showing it’s full capabilities. So it’s great [...]

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