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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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25Jul Pivothead HD Recording Eye Wear


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Shared by @RikCordero via Twitter, peep out the new Pivothead HD Recording Eyewear that allows you to capture POV video without having a mass hanging from the side of your head. Quality looks pretty good for wearable glasses, and settings can be changed via iOS (iPhone). According to an Amazon listing (seen here), the price [...]

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06May Palo Alto Adapter – More in Stock


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Quick post in reference to the Palo Alto adapters. The latest batch has been added to inventory and is available again. If you’re a bit clueless as to what this is, you can find out more information about the Palo Alto adapters through the following articles:
http://cheesycam.com/pc-palo-alto-adapter-available/
http://cheesycam.com/more-fun-with-palo-alto-adapter/

Palo Alto Paint Pole Adapter from PhotographyandCinema.com

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05May More Fun with Palo Alto Adapter


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This time I took my Canon S100 out on a few different Painter Poles with the Palo Alto adapter. One pole is around 16′ fully extended, and then I wanted to test out my 30′ (30 feet) Unger Pole. These are video examples, but ideally it would be best suited for still photography.

There’s some [...]

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05Feb Multi Camera Carrier Harness Holster


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Here’s some news you can use. On the left, you see the Cotton Carrier Camera Harness that runs about $189 dollars. On the right you see Opteka’s new copied design throwing it out there for under $30 bucks + Free Shipping. Interesting that they would go after this market as I have no clue who [...]

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29Jan DIY ETTL Flash Cable Extension


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So you want to move your flash off camera? Sure you can use inexpensive wireless triggers, but the biggest drawback to moving a flash off camera, is losing ETTL communication and High Speed Sync. Unless of course you’re shelling out some serious cash for a wireless remote system like Radio Poppers to supports this. YouTube [...]

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13Jan GoPro HD Hero Dive Housing – New Flat Lens?


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(above) Possible GoPro Flat Lens Housing – Winter 2012
For years people have known that the stock GoPro Hero curved lens housing caused soft images underwater. We did a test not long ago showing how different a flat lens is compared to the stock GoPro (click here).
Several different companies addressed the problem with aftermarket flat [...]

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21Dec Phottix Aion Wireless Timer Remote


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If you don’t already have an Intervalometer (Timer Remote) for time lapse photography, you might want to take a look at the new Phottix offering. Phottix recently announced the new Aion 2.4ghz wireless (can be used wired also) remote. Of course it’s got the basic timer and shutter release features along with an amazing number [...]

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18Dec ContourRoam HD Sports Cam Discount


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I received a few emails today regarding the ContourRoam HD cam discount code. I just went through the process and confirmed as of 8:00 a.m. this morning (pac time), it does work. Normally priced at $180 dollars, you can get the ContourROAM hands-free HD camcorder for only $89 with the following promotional code: 89ROAM89. Here’s [...]

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13Dec Unboxing Varavon Loupe EX Solo


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Sorry guys, i’m in a bit of a rush today but thought i’d share some quick pics of Varavon’s sexy new Loupe EX. You can see how there are a variety of adjustments that can be made under the loupe to fit different cameras. When i’m free i’ll touch on it more.

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05Dec Amazing Stop Motion with Pico Dolly


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Vimeo member Karen Abad put together this amazing little stop motion story using the Pico Flex Table dolly to move the camera. It’s possible to attempt this project with something as small as the new iPhone 4s with the Shark Clip attached too. Awesome work on this project, and another very creative use for the [...]

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28Nov Polaroid Wireless Motorized Pan Tilt For SLR


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Polaroid Motorized Pan Tilt
Here’s an interesting product that was linked to from Venga. The idea was to use it on the Pico Flex Dolly. What you see above is an inexpensive motorized Pan / Tilt head with wireless remote. Previous popular inexpensive motorized pan heads were from Bescor, but this is a new version [...]

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22Nov Adjustable Umbrella Brackets for RF-602(3)


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There’s been some recent comments about off camera Flashes and the cheaper RF-602 or RF-603 wireless triggers. If you decide to go this route, remember that the trigger fits directly underneath the flash. Once you have this set up you can screw a light stand directly underneath the RF-602 receiver’s 1/4-20 thread mount, but this [...]

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16Nov Exclusive New PNC Camera Handle Grips


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(BTW: The video (below) was shot on the Fuji X10. Notice all the aliasing? I think the Sony HX9V shoots better video, but the X10 does way better Photos)

Even though small cameras don’t share the same video quality as the DSLRs, I still love to shoot with them. Especially for little reviews like this on [...]

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27Oct DIY – Simple Flexible Tripod Mod


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Here’s a very simple mod you can do with a Fotopro Transformer tripod or sometimes called the Polaroid All Terrain tripod. Available in ugly chrome and Gunmetal Grey. When choosing, be aware that some packages don’t come with all the pieces. It’s probably found under several different names too, but basically it’s a flexible tripod [...]

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26Oct Fancier Small Camera Ball Head Mount


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I’ve been asked to recommend a good small ball head that would work well with the Pico Flex Dolly or a good one for small sliders. I tested out a few, and the one that seems to fit the best is the Fancier FT6691. It’s larger than the Giottos mini ball head, but still smaller [...]

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