» Archive for April, 2014

30Apr RODE Videomic pro 3.5mm to XLR input adapter

These adapters are pretty hand to have around. They work great with for the RODE Videomic Pro when dealing with XLR inputs and they also do a good job adapting wireless audio units like the Sennheiser units I normally use. You can find the cheaper version here for about $6.50 and the RODE branded version […]

28Apr New Transcend 64 GB UHS-3 SDXC 95MB/s cards

Looks like the first round of UHS-3 Class “guaranteed for real-time video recording at 4k” memory cards are starting to hit the market and Transcend’s 64GB SDXC cards are winning the price war at $49.95 for a 64GB. I’ve had pretty good luck over the years with Transcend’s CF memory cards, but my experience with […]

28Apr B&H has the Panasonic GH4 in stock

I haven’t heard anything from B&H on shipping out my order, but it does appear they have the Panasonic GH4 in stock So nows the time to order if you are in the market. I’m not really sure yet if the GH4 will completely sell out like the GH3 when it was released or if they’ll […]

28Apr Want the Panasonic GH4 sooner?

I know a lot of you, like me, pre ordered the Panasonic GH4. It can be a little frustrating when others have already received their camera and you’re still waiting for B&H or Amazon to deliver. If you can’t stand waiting another week and don’t mind spending an extra $100, there’s a seller on ebay […]

28Apr Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM Micro Four Thirds Lens?

As I continue to research micro 4/3 lens options I was surprised to find that the Sigma 30mm f1.4 lens comes in a micro 4/3 mount. The 30mm f1.4 lens was original designed for APS-C size sensors cameras. It’s a great little lens for the price but it is a little soft in the corners and produces […]

27Apr Libec Allex S kit Slider tripod combo

At first look the Libec Allex S slider kit seemed like a pretty decent package. You get a heavy duty tripod with a 31 inch slider and a nice solid fluid head for around $600, making it an attractive starter kit. Libec makes some decent tripods and fluid heads a so I was expecting the slider to […]

26Apr OpenCL vs Cuda Adobe Premiere CC rendering test

As I mentioned earlier this week, I was pretty impressed with the OpenCL Adobe Premiere CC demonstrations I saw at NAB this year. Thanks to some attractive used prices on ebay, I decided to pulled the trigger on a used Sapphire R9 290x GPU. The R9 290 and 290x GPUs have had a drastic drop in […]

26Apr Next Panasonic GH4 lens – Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f0.95

Craigslist came through on a reasonably priced ($560) used Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f0.95 lens. While I ended up getting a pretty good deal on the Voigtlander, i’m shopping without an actual camera body for testing. Thankfully the guy I bought this from brought his GH2 with him. Optics on the Nokton 25mm f0.95 looked pretty nice on […]

25Apr Canon EOS to M4/3 speed booster from Mitakon

I found this one by accident while searching for more Panasonic Gh4 lens options. Apparently Mitakon, the company that makes that mysterious 35mm f0.95 lens I posted this morning also makes a very interesting Canon EOS to M4/3 speed booster style adapter. The focal multiplier for this guy is 0.726x so a Canon 50mm f1.4 would be a […]

25Apr Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 vs Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 Full test

Before I left for NAB at the beginning of the month I posted this quick flicker test between the Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 and the Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 lenses. Above is the rest of the tests I ran between the two lenses before I left town. This includes flicker tests that cover more f-stops on each […]