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Canon Cameras, Lenses, Flashes Rebates
February 13, 2012


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Do you think with all the new gear Canon is announcing, they might be trying to offload some of their existing models that have been around for some time? Who knows, but the Canon Rebates are back, and they double if you bundle them with a select camera body. More information on the dedicated Rebates [...]

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E-Image Linear Rail Camera Slider
October 7, 2010


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I don’t know if I missed this, or this just showed up. Looks like E-Image is adding more products to their attack on the DSLR market. Here’s what looks to be like a very effective camera slider using seperate linear guide rails. The carrier for the camera looks quite familiar to the ‘guys in yellow [...]

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Varavon Profinder Angled LCD View Finder and Slide Cam
August 25, 2010


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Varavon is a new company that seems to want to make a name for itself in fast growing world of DSLR’s. We’ve linked to this viewfinder before, but it looks like it’s recently showing up on eBay auctions and a recent demo video posted at Vimeo.com. Not the most modern design in view finders, but [...]

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DIY shoulder rig – interesting Follow Focus system
August 23, 2010


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Check out this new DIY spin on an old DIY trick from Nate Gallagher. Inspired from the crazy popular Wooden Shoulder rig in which the handle is rotated as a follow focus system, Nate Gallagher takes a simple gear box and some type of U-Joint and transforms it into his own clever Follow Focus whip. [...]

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Two Accessories that Rocked
August 16, 2010


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Well i’m sold on the Transcend 400x cards I just received last week. I purchased (4) 32GB cards with next day air because I knew I would need the space. I was only supposed to test these out, but this was a lifesaver, as I ran super low on available [...]

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Z96 Dimmable DSLR LED Video Light vs. 126 LED
August 3, 2010


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Quick over view of what to expect from the Z96 Dimmable DSLR LED Video light that everyone is raving about. As of now, since it’s fairly new, it might run you about $20 dollars more than the 126 LED lights. I personally think that $20 dollar difference is well worth it, considering you’d be buying [...]

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Latest LED Video Lights for DSLR Video
June 28, 2010


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Ok, another product that’s not out on YouTube or Vimeo. Nobody’s got reviews on these items, why not? They just make sooo much sense. Lighting has always been an issue whenever we traveled. Halogen bulbs can break by the time your plane lands, and you’re pretty much stuck. Hot bulbs are always uncomfortable to work [...]

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CheesyCam Rigs Gone Wild
June 14, 2010


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Wow, it’s amazing how a simple product from the aisles of a home improvement store can be transformed into so many different things by so many different people. In Video world, this is actually becoming a quite popular little DIY stabilizer and feedback has been great about the stability of the tool. Here’s a couple [...]

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Kylie Minogue DSLR Music Video
June 8, 2010


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This probably isn’t the real music in the above video. It appears someone may have pulled down the video, remixed the music, and then published via Vimeo. So if you’re not seeing a Video above, it’s probably been taken down.
The point of this post is to point out that this music video was shot with [...]

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Grip + Batteries is officially in
May 28, 2010


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Finally! The 550D / T2i aftermarket battery grip + 2 batteries is sitting here at my desk, and i’ll have more photos and full review later when I get back home. There are many sellers, but the boxes seem to be the same packaging. Does anyone have a different box? Send in your photos and [...]

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Letus DSLR Solutions – Sexy Carbon Fiber
May 23, 2010


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I admit, i’m not a film school kid, and really just started getting into video with DSLR’s. I have only seen others using Letus equipment mainly for Depth Of Field adapters for their video gear. Now with DSLR’s you would think Letus is losing alot of sales. Turns out, they are still on top of [...]

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Sony Nex-3 & Nex-5 pocket DSLR
May 20, 2010


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There’s no doubt that camera manufacturers are pushing new product lines to get into the latest trends. They are set to ride this wave of HD Video capabale – interchangeable lens cameras. In the past Size did matter on a camera. I remember shooting my first wedding on a Canon 5D Mark II and hearing [...]

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DSLR Cage More Accessories
March 23, 2010


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I fly my Steadicam + Glidecam HD 4000 Hybrid rig quite a bit. I’m loading it up more and more with LED lighting, Shotgun Microphones, Zoom H4n, etc. I’m building it to follow someone around sorta ‘Reality TV’ style, and will still have decent lighting and audio. Although the Stabilizer and Vest are strong, i’m [...]

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TimeLapse Photography
March 10, 2010


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The video above is an awesome example of what you can do with your DSLR and Timelapse photography. Timelapse photography is where you can set your camera to take a photo every so many seconds, or sometimes even minutes. Next just drag all the photos into a video Timeline and export as a video clip. [...]

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Awesome LED lighting – Cheap
March 10, 2010


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Update!! You Can Find the Popular 126 LED DSLR Video Light Kit Here!!
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DLSR’s are great with low light settings, but when possible, it’s best to light your subject and bring that ISO noise down. LED [...]

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Canon T2i a.k.a. 550D Rebel
March 8, 2010


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Props for Vimeo member Daniel Bochenski for rigging up his own version of the ‘ BodyPod DSLR stabilizer ‘ I posted up here::::
His video (Above) shows some fine examples of how a monopod, when used correctly, can support your camera weight and give you some super steady footage.
Well the T2i came in for me [...]

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