» Archive for December, 2014

31Dec Happy new year!

30Dec Voigtlander 17.5mm f0.95

One thing I was missing when I first started using the Panasonic GH4 was that shallow depth field I was used to out of lenses like the Canon 50mm f1.2L and 35mm f1.4L on a full frame camera. While the Voigtlander 17.5mm f0.95 is a great lens, it isn’t quite a direct replacement for the Canon 35mm f1.4L in […]

29Dec Varavon Armor Panasonic GH4 Cage – Review

I’ve been using the Varavon Armor GH4 Cage with the Panasonic GH4 for the last 5 months. When I first saw it at NAB last year I thought it looked like an interesting design and a pretty decent little unit for both mounting and protecting the GH4. Five months is a long time to work with a […]

29Dec Co host a podcast?

It’s almost a new year and I’d like to start 2015 with a weekly audio podcast. However It usually takes two to tango and it’s hard to have a discussion without a second voice. I’m currently in search of a co host to work on a 1/2 hour to hour long show. Once a week we’d cover […]

28Dec Olympus 17mm f1.8 M4/3 lens

I debated for awhile between the Panasonic 15mm f1.7, Panasonic 20mm f1.7 and the Olympus 17mm f1.8. I spent a few hours at a camera shop Playing around with the 20mm and 17mm and even rented the 15mm for a week. The 20mm f1.7 was a great little lens and the pancake form factor is appealing but […]

27Dec The GH4 and my current Lens collection

I’ve been continuously shooting over the last 5 months and the Panasonic GH4 has become a pretty stable part of my current kit. I haven’t given up on my Canon 5d mark III or the Sony a7s, both of which fill important roles in my collection, but I have started to look at things from a size perspective. […]

26Dec iRig PRE DSLR XLR audio adapter mounting mod

I currently use Velcro to mount the iRig pre to my DSLR cage when needed but Dave sent in these handy mounting mod for the hacked iRig Pre XLR (Audio hack guide video here) audio adapter. Velcro isn’t the most secure option and this looks like it could be a decent improvement. Dave sent in this correction: I drilled and […]

25Dec Take advantage of that Christmas tree for Bokeh

It’s christmas day and you most likely have your whole family gathered around and your camera in hand. All those lights on your christmas tree gives you the perfect opportunity for some lovely bokeh. Get your favorite prime lense out, in this case i used the Canon 50mm f1.4 on a Canon 6d body, open your aperture […]

24Dec IBM model M clicky Keyboard USB upgrade

I have a very special place in my heart for the Old IBM model M buckle spring mechanical keyboards. They’re loud, they’re tough, and every single key makes you feel like you are really typing something. I have a new version of the original model M that set me back around $100 and I enjoy […]

24Dec MSI GS60 Ghost Laptop M.2 SSD upgrade

I’ve been doing a bit of research on the MSI GS60 Ghost laptop and I think i’m just about ready to start upgrading. From what I’ve gathered in forums as well as the MSI manual, the GS60 has two (type 2280) 80mm M.2 SSD slots and a single 2.5 inch bay. I just received the Crucial 512GB […]