» Archive for December, 2013

26Dec Redrock Micro Cobalt Cage – First impressions

Just received the Redrock Micro Cobalt cage and it’s turning out to be one of the best Hero 3 camera cages on the market. Even without the battery power option it puts the Tehkron Gopro Hero 3 cage to shame. Putting it side by side with its closest competitor the Combat cage, you can see that […]

24Dec Canon 5d mark III still at $2638

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III saw a price spike over the first few months of Magic Lantern’s RAW video exploit, but now it seems the prices are starting to settle out.  Sites like B&H are selling the 5d mark III for $2699 with free shipping and even the somewhat infamous Bigvalueinc on ebay is only offering […]

23Dec Shark Slider S1 in the wild

I took the Shark Slider S1 out for it’s first round of shooting and so far it’s been pretty impressive. I’ll post some test shots once I get the footage in but everything I shot on set looked great. The flywheel sliding action really does an excellent job of achieving nice smooth moves. On a […]

20Dec Is Digital Bolex giving it’s kickstarter backers the shaft?

The Digital Bolex d16 finally has a release date after more than a year of waiting, but are they backpedaling on one of their promises to backers? In the stretch goal on the Digital Bolex kickstarter page it says: If we reach $250,000 we’ll include an additional mount of your choice to anyone who buys […]

19Dec Canon 24-70mm f2.8 cinema converted lens

I’ve been seeing these start to pop up on ebay. It’s a Canon 24-70mm f2.8 lens that’s had a cinema conversion done. Basically this means that they’ve machined a new housing and added focus and zoom rings to the lens. The modification looks pretty sharp and the markup doesn’t seem outrageous. At the time of […]

19Dec Canon 40mm f2.8 STM lens on sale for $129

The Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens is a decent little pancake lens and a fun one to have around. Right now it’s on sale for just $129 with free shipping on B&H which is a pretty good price for any lens. Not sure how long this sale will last so if you want one you should probably […]

18Dec Shark Slider S1 – First impressions

I think the Shark Slider S1 is now my new favorite motion device. It showed up right before I left the country so I’m just now getting a chance to play around with it. Beautifully constructed, ultra smooth operation, extendable to 47 inches of travel, and it breaks down into a nice 31 inch bag. […]

17Dec Canon 5d mark III body on sale for $2,638

The Canon 5d mark III is on sale yet again. It’s the same seller as all of the previous sales (bigvalueinc) and the same seller I ordered my Canon 6d and 24-105 f4 lens from. Right now you can pick the Canon 5d mark III on ebay for just $2,638 with free shipping which is within […]

16Dec Canon C100 – first impressions

I’ve been doing a bit of shooting with the Canon c100 lately. Many people rant and rave about how much of a step up it is from a 5d mark III or any DSLR body for that matter. While I’ve enjoyed shooting with it, i’m not exactly in love. Currently the most disappointing thing about […]

13Dec Is the Camranger really a TP-LINK TL-MR3040?

The short answer to that question is yes. I spoke with the guys from TP-Link this morning, i’m currently on Scotland time, so I think that’s evening in the United States. Here’s what they said. Under an agreement with TP-LINK, CamRanger is a rebranded TP-LINK router. CamRanger has altered the TL-MR3040’s firmware and created an […]