» Archive for August, 2013

31Aug Old Canon lenses look great with in camera lens correction

This old Canon 17-35mm f2.8 L lens used to be number 1 back in the late 90’s but it was eventually overtaken by the Canon 16-35mm which in turn was replaced by the Canon 16-35mm f2.8 MK II. Even though it’s an old lens, it doesn’t mean it’s ready for the scrap pile. Many of the problems that […]

30Aug Speedbooster EOS M to EF mount coming soon?

Canon’s EOS-M camera is one of the only digital cameras in Canon’s lineup with a flange distance that’s small enough to support a speedbooster type adapter. Electronically, it’s also the easiest to adapt to Canon EF mount lenses. This video above appears to be showing a prototype version of a Speedbooster being used with an […]

30Aug Get Canon DPP and EOS utility without a disc

In the past if you bought a used Canon camera that was missing the Canon utility disc or you lost the EOS utility disc that came with your camera you were pretty much out of luck. You could visit Canon’s site and under downloads you’d find upgrades to the utility software but you couldn’t actually […]

29Aug Adobe Lightroom 5 on sale

  Quick heads up, it looks like there’s a 24 hour sale on Adobe Lightroom 5. This drops the price from the regular $149 to $99. Sale ends tomorrow so if you’re tired of using Canon’s DPP software you might want to check it out. A good friend of mine got me started using lightroom […]

29Aug Gopro Hero 3 Combat Cage

I backed the kickstarter campaign for the Gopro Hero 3 Combat Cage awhile back. It’s a nice cage for the Hero 3 and there are lots of mounting points, but I’m feeling a little burned. The kickstarter was for $110 and now that it’s been backed you can find the cage on B&H and on ebay […]

28Aug Canon 50mm f1.4 or Canon 50mm f1.2?

The Canon 50mm f1.2 (above right) is a beautiful (and massive) piece of glass. Weighing in at about 1.3 pounds (590 g), this monster of a prime is a nice piece of kit. The 50 f1.2 is fully weather sealed with a solid metal housing and sports the smooth action of a large focus ring. It’s 8-blade circular […]

27Aug Aputure V-Mic D1 DSLR Shotgun Microphone audio Retesting

Aputure was kind enough to send me a replacement Aputure V-Mic D1 shotgun microphone and the audio results are much better. You can see in the original test (found here), that the first microphone I tested had a lot of self noise. The replacement I received last week sounds a lot better. Note: The samples were converted to […]

21Aug Canon 6d body Just $1499

Canon 6d bodies are back on sale again on ebay. For just $1499 with free shipping you can pick up a brand new Canon 6d body on ebay, there’s also a 6 months same as cash special going on. I might not be a huge fan of the 6d at it’s original price (over $2000), […]

21Aug Pelican Memory Card Cases 0915 & 0945

Out of the blue I received 2 Pelican memory card cases in the mail. I’m not 100% sure who sent them or how they got my address. There was no note attached or any other information. Just a Pelican 0945 CF card case and a Pelican 0915 SD card case in a small box. I’ve had […]

20Aug More Low price DIY Mōvi camera stabilizer alternatives

A few months back I covered a lot of information on low price Mōvi alternatives (check out the post here). Since then the technology has progressing pretty fast and there are a lot of new options hitting the market. I thought it might be time for an update. Above is one of the new lower priced […]