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15Oct Cinematics Custom Cine Lens Housings


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Mostly aesthetics but also functional these are Customized Cine Lens Housings by Cinematics that are designed to fit over existing Canon, Nikon, and Zeiss Lenses. We had an early look at these during PMA 2012 earlier this year, and the build quality is pretty amazing. Example below shows a basic Canon 50mm F/1.4 next to [...]

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29Feb Metabones Canon EF to Sony Adapter


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Excited about the new Canon 5D Mark III announcements? It’s been rumored all over the web that they may have an official statement by end of the week – possibly this Friday. Although I might be excited about better video quality, I have to admit there’s a part of me that already knows this new [...]

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06Jun Rokinon 35mm F/1.4 – Nikon gets Focus Confirmation Chip


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Rokinon 35mm F/1.4 For Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Sony, Pentax
Just talking about how well reviewed the Rokinon 85mm F/1.4 lens was, and now here’s a bit about the Rokinon 35mm F/1.4. First off, this is the same as the Samyang but since it’s a different name, you’ll save about $100 dollars off the retail price. [...]

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19Dec Tokina’s new Full Frame Lens – 16-28mm F/2.8


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Tokina AT-X 16-28mm F2.8 Pro FX Lens for Canon and Nikon
I’ve been extremely happy with my new Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8 lens for both video and photography use, but it doesn’t work across all my cameras. Sure it mounts to the Canon 5D Mark II, but it’s pretty much unusable on a full frame camera [...]

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18Aug Nikon 24-70mm ‘Zoom’ Lens Mug Gallery


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In reference to my recent post about the new Nikon Replica Lens Mug with Zoom capability that I received, here’s some images. The details on these replicas are incredible. Also there’s some images of my other Canon Replica Lens mugs. The 24-105mm Lens mug you see in the gallery is the old one. The new [...]

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16Aug Nikon Telephoto Zoom Lens Replica Coffee Mug


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Oh yeah, i’m a Canon guy through and through, but I got a thing for toys. Just received the Nikon Telephoto Zoom Lens 24-70mm Stainless Steel mug and my friends are already drooling over it. It’s quite nice, and gives me an idea for what some of these less fortunate Nikon shooting friends of mine [...]

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10Aug Why not? The Latest Nikon Telephoto Coffee Mug


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I was searching for a Nikon Coffee mug as a gift for a Nikon fanatic friend and ran into this. I just posted an article about Lens Replica Coffee Mugs getting an upgrade, and all of a sudden there’s a new one out with another upgrade. Looks like the [...]

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21Jun LCD (Intervalometer) Time Lapse Battery Grips


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LCD Timer Battery grips aren’t new, but there are some new ones showing up on the market for the Canon 7D, Canon 5D Mark II, and Canon 550D / T2i, and even newer Nikon DSLR’s also. The LCD in the battery grip provides settings for (Intervalomter) Time Lapse functions. It’s quite handy to have [...]

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04Jun Nikon Coffee Mugs & Canon ‘2nd Gen’ 24-105mm


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If you’ve read deeply into any of this blog, you’ll find i’m pretty biased with all Canon Camera stuff. Sue me if you’re disappointed, but as far as DSLR Video related stuff is going on, Nikon’s been pretty late in the game. Well here’s another late entry by Nikon (or by some knock-off [...]

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28May Nikon D3s Available Now


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Just kidding. I thought I would poke a little fun at Nikon’s D3s that’s supposedly been available since November of ‘09. Apparently major retailers have yet to see them in stock and instead display text comments stating Pre-Order, Coming Soon, or Temporarily Unavailable. Sorry Nikon, if you can’t get them in, technology is just going [...]

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26May Another Body Armor Case


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This one looks a bit more beefier than the last Silicone Skin case I blogged about earlier. This one uses the term ‘Armor’. Even though the higher end bodies are a bit more weather sealed, If you plan on going rough with your gear (paintballing?), you might want to give these guys a [...]

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19May Pancake Lens for Canon Nikon


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Pancake lenses are just one of those interesting conversation starters amongst photographers. Tools like these get you into a different mindset of how you compose your shots, much like how you would reconsider your style of photography with Tilt-Shift lenses. Here’s a cool little Pancake lens by Loreo called ‘Lens in a Cap’. It’s [...]

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28Apr Nikon Lens to Canon EOS 5D, 7D, 550D, T2i, etc.


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Wow, just a day after posting the Canyon Creek video shot on a 550D / T2i with Nikon lenses, there’s been a flood of interest. I had no idea that Nikon lenses to Canon bodies were so unfamiliar. So here’s a post to talk about the Nikon lens to Canon adapters. The most basic of [...]

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23Apr Silicone Skins for your Body


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Keep that darn thing covered!!! It’s what mamma used to say to me back when I was in High School. Funny thing, I didn’t own a camera back then. Still don’t quite get it…
Anyways, it’s good advice for those of you throw your cameras in the trunk of your [...]

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16Mar Save $$$ on Lenses


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The video above shows an example of the great quality you can get using older lenses with your DSLR camera. You can save big bucks buying older lenses that will give you great Depth of Field. Sure, it’s not much for photography, but for video it has it’s appeal. I was able to pickup FD [...]

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