dailyPlanet5D News 2017-04-27: HyperCharge Batteries, SmallHD FOCUS, 100MP for DJI and Hasselblad, Waterproof GoPro Mic, Minimalist Photography, Find Your Stolen Photos Online, Picking Specialized Cameras

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dailyPlanet5D News 2017-04-25: Cooke S7/i Full Frame Plus Prime Lenses, DaVinci Resolve 14, Teradek On Set Monitoring, Flash Photography for Beginners, NAB 2017 Special Deals

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dailyPlanet5D News 2017-04-24: Panasonic GH5 Firmware and new Cine Camera, Sony F5 and F55 Firmware Update, Landscape and Portrait Photography, Canon EOS 1D C Deal

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For a limited time only (4/20- 5/31) and while supplies last, Libec Sales of America is now offering a couple of great bundles on Shopify for U.S. residents

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Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. Wide Angle Zoom Lens

I think this new Panasonic Lens will replace my favorite Panasonic 7-14mm F/4 when flying my new GH5 on a Gimbal. The new lens is faster at F/2.8 at it's widest, adds a bit more reach, but most importantly offers filter threads for ND filters. It's not often you'll find a wide angle lens that accepts ND Filters. I don't mind that it's not as wide, as the new Panasonic GH5 camera can operate in 4K Video Mode without adding additional crop (as the GH4 used to). The new Panasonic 8-18mm lens is also dust and splash proof as
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dailyPlanet5D News 2017-04-22: DIY Lighting, Creating Separation with Light, Take Better Photos, Sony NPA-MQZ1K – The Battery Adapter, The Best Two-Handed iPhone Gimbal, GoPro Fusion

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Libec Releases ZFC-L ZC-LP New Remote Controls

Libec has announced a few new Remote Controls that can be used for a variety of applications such as controlling zoom and focus on many Sony, Canon, JVC, BlackMagic Design, and Panasonic cameras. You can also use the remote to Start and Stop video recording. The new Libec Remotes are designed to be mounted on a Tripod Pan handle and can even be clamped onto the handle of a Gimbal Stabilizer. As an example, the ZC-LP remote can be used along with the new Panasonic GH5 camera to start and stop video, and when used with compatible Panasonic Servo Lenses,
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dailyPlanet5D News 2017-04-19: Canon Wins at TIPA Awards, Starlight X27, Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10, First GH5 Firmware Update, Bokeh with Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art Lens

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dailyPlanet5D News 2017-04-18: Light L16 Shipping, Promoting your Film on Social Media, Rise of 8K, Shooting Portrait With a Single Light, Ikan Stryder Announced, Lomography’s New Disposable Cameras

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dailyPlanet5D 2017-04-17 – 15 Filmmakers’ Mistakes, Fujifilm X Series System for Portraiture, Panasonic 8-18mm f/2.8-4.0 and Canon CN-E 70-200mm Lens Announcement

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dailyPlanet5D 2017-04-14 – DJI Phantom 4 Advanced, Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Firmware Update, Fall on Kodak’s Stock, Hands-free Umbrella for Your Camera, Boudoir Photography Tips

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dailyPlanet5D 2017-04-13 – Pentax Shutting Down? Editing B-Roll, GoPro trade-in, shooting with expired film, 10-year Sony SSD lifespan

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Nikon Announces the D7500 DSLR – Think D500 Mini-Me

Well, Nikon hasn't gotten out of the DSLR market and they've announced a new D7500 today. Think of the Nikon D500 and take a few things away and you have the D7500 – and it is only $1295. More to come but here's PR and some videos released today. Videos:
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Exceptional Speed, Precision and Low-Light Ability Has Never Been as Attainable; The New D7500 Uses the Same Powerful Imaging Sensor and Includes Many Features from Nikon’s DX-Format D500 Flagship MELVILLE, NY (April 12, 2017 at 12:01 A.M. EDT) — Enthusiasts are a distinct type of photographer, who
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dailyPlanet5D 2017-04-12 – Call Sheets, New Convergent Design Recorder, New edelkrone Slider Kit and More!

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Adding a Cheap Battery Mount Plate to Ursa Mini Pro 4.6K

One of the first things you'll need when opting to use a Blackmagic Design Ursa Mini camera is the battery mount. Searching online you'll see options running from $100 to $1,000 dollars for a battery mount.Some plates work like power distribution boxes and offer additional voltage outputs. But if you're not looking for fancy, you can use any battery plate. I personally have been using cheaper v-mount battery plates starting at just $8.00 dollars.
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dailyPlanet5D 2017-04-06 – New Canon Lens and Powershot

What's new in the world? Big news today is new Canon EF-S lens and new Powershot (that's big news? ha!)

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Canon New EF-S 35mm F/2.8 STM Macro Lens

I remember purchasing my Canon 100mm F2.8L Macro with Hybrid IS specifically because of the added image stabilization with one of the best close focus lenses. Lately though, I don't find myself using it very much as i've strayed away from Full Frame Canon DSLRs and have been using cameras with Super 35 or APS-C sensors (or even smaller). That 100mm F/2.8L lens with an added crop is often just too much. This new Canon EF-S 35mm F/2.8 Macro IS STM Lens (56mm equiv) though could be a nice lightweight lens to use with my Ursa Mini.
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Camera Motion Research SDI to HDMI Converter Mod for Connex Mini Wireless HD Video Transmitter

I've used quite a few different (somewhat affordable) wireless video transmitters, and the one that seems to be most consistent with long range has been the Connex Kits. There is a full size Connex version capable of 1,000m LOS range, and a newer Connex Mini that transmits 500m LOS range (that's still quite a distance!). There are some short comings to the Connex system when using it for video cameras, as these kits were originally designed for Drone use streaming full 1080p up to 60fps. Some of the cons for on-camera video use are that it requires a battery,
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Magic Lantern Cracks 4k Video on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III! Hidden Inside An April Fools Joke is Reality

The Magic Lantern team has indeed done it again by adding a ton of new features to the Canon EOS 5D Mark III including 4k Video! Some of these items are still just proof of concepts and may not be usable for production use – but it is astounding to see what can be done! And in their usually jovial way, they initially teased it on April 1st leading many of us (including yours truly) to pause and scratch our heads wondering if there was some reality in the joke. And also,  even tho I was a software developer in my
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