» Archive for January, 2015

30Jan MSI GS60 upgrade doesn’t void your warranty

There were a number of questions about the MSI GS60 upgrade I posted a few weeks ago. The number one question was “Will this void my warranty?” I’ve spoken to MSI on the phone and they said it would not, but I never got anything back from them via e-mail. Laura was kind enough to send […]

30Jan DSLR FILM NOOB Podcast Episode 4

DSLR FILM NOOB podcast Episode 4 is up. This time planetMitch join’s me from planet5D to discuss the soon to be released Tamron 15-35mm f2.8, the discontinued Sigma 24-105 f4 lens, camera firmware updates, and more. You can find the show notes here. You can find the show on itunes,  Soundcloud, or under the podcast tab […]

27Jan Sony LA-EA4 E to A-mount adapter Audio test

I finally got my hands on an A-mount lens to test with the Sony LA-EA4 adapter. The Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 is a lens that’s been around for quite awhile and it’s been released for a number of camera mounts including, Sony (A-mount), Nikon, Canon, and Pentax. The Tamron 28-75mm won’t blow your mind, but I managed to pick […]

26Jan Eluktro Pro Brand 1TB SSD $379

Eluktro isn’t a brand I’ve heard of, but the reviews look good and they are offering a very decent price on their 1TB SSD drives. Right now you can find a Eluktro Pro 1TB SSD for $379 with free Amazon prime shipping. Mushkin seems to be it’s closest priced competitor at $389. Both offer a 3 year warranty […]

26Jan Monoprice 2.4Ghz Wireless system Audio tests & the Aspen Lav

I had a little bit of time to test the Monoprice 2.4Ghz wireless system this weekend and it works. The design choices, connector types, and labels aren’t exactly straight forward, and it seems as though the volume controls only affect the headphone output, but for a price of $89, it works. One of the major […]

23Jan DSLR FILM NOOB Podcast Episode 3

Episode 3 of the DSLR FILM NOOB podcast is up, this episode Jon joins me for some more Windows 10 talk, Adobe development halt on 32 bit operating systems, Canon’s OEM battery issues, the amazing Stedman pop filter, Rode’s wireless system announcement, and more. You can find the show notes here. You can find the […]

22Jan Stedman PS101 Metal Pop Filter Review

In the past I’ve used cheap nylon goose neck pop filters and I really haven’t had anything to complain about. In general I bought these filters, placed them in front of a good microphone and thats pretty much it. I know they prevent breath from hitting a mic’s diaphragm and they’re a good way to keep […]

21Jan RodeLink 2.4Ghz Wireless mic Kit

It looks like Monoprice isn’t the only one getting into the 2.4Ghz audio transmitter game. Rode just announced the Rodelink wireless film kit, the setup includes a Rode Lav and 2.4Ghz audio transmitter/receiver kit with camera mounting and locking audio cables for $399. Here are the specs for the Rodelink units: Series II 2.4GHz digital transmission 128-bit encrypted signal […]

21Jan DSLR FILM NOOB Podcast Episode 2

This Episode Richard and I discuss Rumors of a Sony APS-C camera with image stabilization, the soon to be released Olympus E-M5II, todays Windows 10 pricing announcement,  the FAA Drone agreement with CNN, why Sony continues to keep 4k internal recording out of the Sony a7s (original rant here), and more. You can find the […]

20Jan $89 monoprice 2.4Ghz Wireless mic system just showed up

Just made it back home from Pittsburgh last night and had a chance to grab the mail this morning. Among other things, the $89 Monoprice wireless system showed up for review. I have a few lav mics laying around and I’ll try and get some test audio up towards the middle of the week. Very […]