» Archive for August, 2012

30Aug Rokinon 35mm f1.4 Review video

The Rokinon 35mm f1.4 lens can be found under the name Samyang as well as Bower and Vivitar. Basically all of these lenses have the same component parts with slightly different branding. Regardless of which brand you pick, this 35mm f1.4 lens was designed as a less expensive alternative to other 35mm offerings on the […]

29Aug Possible wireless version of DSLR controller via WiFi?

The CameraMator basically takes the concept of the DSLR Controller wireless by acting as a WiFi hot spot and transmitting the usb feed directly to your Ipad or android tablet. Right now they’re only demonstrating this as a wireless photo review solution with photography controls, but CameraMator team is working on live view video support as a […]

29Aug Kickstarter Tabletop Moviemaking studio project

If you’re interested in that stop motion style but don’t have the time to shoot things frame by frame and like that Dante’s Inferno look, this could be a very cool project to check out. The kit is basically a little mini stage with mini led lights, a few sets, and some cut out characters. Put the […]

28Aug Noob Store stuff in action in the Galapagos Islands!

Every once in awhile I receive pictures of Noob Store stuff in action and I’m often surprised where some of these bits and peaces end up.  Alek took the Noob DS214 adapter with him on his trip to the Galapagos Islands and sent me a few pictures of the DS214 adapter in the wild. You can see […]

27Aug Nissin Di866 Mark II Speedlight for Canon – First impressions

Continuing on my quest to find more affordable alternatives to the Canon 580EX II speedlites, I’ll be taking a closer look at the Nissin Di866 speedlight mark II flash. At a price of between $245 and $315 the Nissin offers several advantages over the $135 Yongnuo 565ex and provides a closer facsimile to the Canon 580EX II speedlite. First the Nissin […]

26Aug Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 on a full frame camera for that wide angle and fish eye look

If you are in the market for a ultra wide angle fish eye lens for your full frame camera, the Canon 8-15mm f4 lens is top notch, which means you’ll pay a top notch price. Although not quit as wide and not quit as fish eye as the Canon 8-15, the Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 lens […]

25Aug Used Gear watch: JuicedLink CX471 4-Channel Mixer/Preamplifier

Still looking for an XLR adapter for your camera? This could be something to check out. The CX471 is an older version of the Juicedlink CX431. It still has phantom power on two channels and provides gain and volume adjustment all in a single package but is missing some of the more modern features like AGC […]

24Aug High Capacity Maha Powerex 2700mAh AA Rechargeable Batteries and Charger

I was loading my old Energizer 2000mAh batteries into the Yongnuo YN 565EX speedlite to start doing a little bit of testing and found that they no longer hold a charge. So I started doing some research to find a modern day replacement to my three year old batteries and decided to go with the Maha Powerex […]

23Aug Yongnuo YN 565EX – First Impressions

I don’t do a lot of flash photography so i’ve been considering selling off a few of my Canon 580EX II speedlites and replacing them with some cheaper off brand models before the new Canon 600EX-RT drives used 580EX II prices into the ground. But before I sell off two out of the three 580EX II’s in […]

22Aug Voigtlander 40mm f2.0 Ultron SL-II review video

The Voigtlander 40mm f2.0 Ultron SL-II lens is sort of an odd ball. It’s manual focus with electronically controlled aperture, all metal build, and the “close-up” attachment are interesting and strange features. Over all I enjoyed this lens, but its not an item for everyone. At $199 the Canon 40mm f2.8 could be considered a […]