The Universal Serial Bus has come a long way as a technology; it is now a standard in today’s electronics and gadgets for work and play. Computers and peripherals interact through USB ports. As you can see here, legacy serial and parallel ports once dominated the scene. Under this setup, a keyboard, mouse, external monitor, […]
I recently was sent a Fotopro X-GO Max tripod for review. If you have been following my gear reviews over the past few years, you know that I have several Vanguard tripods. They’ve served me well. They’re stable, easy to work with and oftentimes portable. So how does the X-GO Max compare? I took it […]
The Battery Mag is a simple and affordable camera battery holder born out of the Coronavirus lockdown. Available for various types of batteries in three or four slots, these 3D-printed battery holders could be a simple solution to a common problem. Let’s take a closer look at it!
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Quarantine is slowly starting to be lifted all around the world. Some people like Tim Irwin, a documentary cinematographer, have put this quarantine downtime to good use by creating and launching a new product: the Battery Mag.
The idea behind this product is simple: It allows you
The rumor mill has been predicting the certain death of Olympus and micro four-thirds in general for the last three years. But I have an idea that just might save Olympus in particular. At a minimum, it should boost sales for micro four-thirds cameras and lenses in general. Why? Why am I bringing up a […]
Duclos Lenses announced they will offer Canon RF mount modification for the FUJINON MK 18-55mm and 50-135mm T2.9 cinema zoom lenses. The pricing has not been announced yet, but Duclos is hoping to have them available in summer 2020 when RED Komodo (hopefully) becomes available.
Modded FUJINON MK with RF mount. Source: Duclos Lenses
The FUJINON MK lenses are fairly popular among filmmakers and they are one of the most affordable cinema zoom lenses on the market. Both FUJINON MK 18-55mm and MK 50-135mm cover APS-C (Super 35) sensors and offer maximum constant aperture of T2.9. To find
8Sinn, an accessories manufacturer based out of Poland, creates a wide variety of products aimed at supporting a majority of the small sized camera market. The SIGMA fp camera, launched in 2019, is billed as the world’s smallest full frame mirrorless camera weighing in at under a pound and I’ve been finding ways to beef up the camera to a true Cine-style rig. Will the 8Sinn SIGMA fp cage both hold up to the constant stress of production? Let’s find out!
This morning, Olympus announced a unique sale for photographers. The company is offering a free OM-D camera with the purchase of three select M.Zuiko lenses. The sale starts today and lasts through July 5, 2020. Designed with birding and wildlife photographers in mind, Olympus is offering the Ultimate Nature Kit for a total net price […]
Cooke announced five new cinema prime lenses recently – four spherical and one anamorphic. Our colleague Graham talked with Les Zellan, Chairman of Cooke Optics, and aside from the new lenses, Les told us some interesting information about Cooke /i Technology and the unique Cooke Look.
New Cooke Lenses for 2020
For this year’s NAB which never happened, Cooke introduced five new lenses – four spherical and one anamorphic. The new spherical lenses include:
Cooke S7/i FF+ 300mm T3.3 prime which extends the S7/i FF+ lens set on the long focal length side.
When it comes to storing data, photographers have it easy. What if you’re a filmmaker shooting on multiple cameras across multiple projects for multiple clients? Resolution is increasing by the year, and fortunately, hard drives are also growing in size, but what do you do if you have 200 terabytes of data to look after?
Color blindness keeps those who suffer with it from seeing accurate color. The most common type is red-green color blindness. The opening photograph shows the normal colors on the left and what a red-green colorblind person sees. The blues in the photo are almost the same as the normal one. The rest of the color […]
Smartphone accessories specialized company SANDMARC has just introduced a new variable ND filter for iPhone and smartphone shooters: the SANDMARC Motion Variable Filter. This filter is compatible with SANDMARC lenses, but you can also simply clip it directly onto your phone, without the need for a dedicated case. With a range from ND8 to ND64, let’s take a closer look at how this SANDMARC Motion Variable Filter can help you capture better footage with your smartphone.
SANDMARC Motion Variable Filter Features
The SANDMARC Motion Variable Filter is a variable ND filter specifically designed for smartphone filmmakers. According to the company
The last few years have not been kind to the photography industry. With smartphone manufacturers flooding the market with easily accessible and relatively good quality cameras, the camera industry has struggled. Now, with COVID-19 hitting the mix, the tough times have become far worse.
Compact cameras have fallen from popularity in the last decade with the rise of the smartphone, with most photographers working with their full setup and carrying a phone on the side. However, some photographers still carry along a compact camera, and this great video discusses why you should consider doing the same.
Phone cameras are the most used cameras on earth, but it’s only in the last five years or so that photographers have been taking them more seriously. Now, Sony are looking to blur the boundaries even further.
Wildlife and sports photographers live on supertelephotos lenses, and Sony offers two great zoom options in that range. However, they have overlapping focal length ranges and some similar features, so you might be wondering which of the two is right for you. This great video takes a look at both of them to help you decide which one is right for your work.
The Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD lens is the final entry into the company’s trinity of f/2.8 zoom lens, and like the 28-75mm f/2.8 and 17-28mm f/2.8, it is quite a bit cheaper than similar first party lenses. If you are wondering how it compares to the more expensive options, check out this great comparison with the Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 and 70-200mm f/4.
Hollyland has just introduced a new wireless monitoring solution: the Hollyland MARS X. This tiny transmitter allows you to stream the feed coming out of your camera to up to three iOS/Android devices. With a 300ft transmission range, low latency of only 0.07s, and an incredibly affordable price of only $179.00, the Hollyland MARS X might be one of the best wireless monitoring options return to set safely. Let’s take a closer look at it!
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One Transmitter to Three Smartphones
While quarantine is slowly getting lifted all over the world, one of the main concerns