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21Feb Watson Pearstone Duo LCD battery charger

A number of you asked about the battery charger I mentioned in the last podcast. Basically the tick is to buy one of the cheaper Watson or Pearstone versions for $39 or $19 respectively and then pick up the battery plates you need for the batteries you use. Depending on the battery charger you select […]

13Mar Wasabi LP-E6 battery and charger combo

I’ve tried out a number of different generic decoded batteries on the market and the majority of those batteries worked fine in the Canon 7d and 5d mark II. Unfortunately this hasn’t been the case with the Canon 6d and 5d mark III. Canon has crippled their new cameras with all kinds of battery detection, […]

27Nov Aputure V-Screen VS-3 7 inch IPS HDMI field Monitor – First impressions

The Aputure V-Screen VS-3 7 inch field monitor showed up last night and I thought I’d post my first impressions before I disappear for the holiday weekend. This 1,024 x 600 7 inch panel has some decent specs and falls into the sub $400 price range (around $370 on ebay), so lets take a closer look. […]

16Nov Tascam TM-2X XY DLSR Microphone

Tascam has been making some pretty cool stuff lately and the Tascam TM-2X seems to be another decent idea. Basically this thing is just the microphone portion of a field recorder mounted to a rubberized shock absorbing platform in a nice little package. For $129 you get an adjustable microphone, shockmount, and cold shoe adapter. […]

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 […]

20Jun Low price DIY Mōvi camera stabilizer alternative

By now most people have seen the Mōvi camera stabilizer. This handheld 3-axis digital stabilized camera gimbal provides very smooth steady cam style shots in a very compact package. The price of $15,000 might not seem to bad if you’ve had too invest in a high end Steadicam vests and sled, but it’s out of […]

06Jun Komputerbay 128GB & 64GB CF card speed tests

Before I disappeared, I had promised some speed tests with the somewhat infamous KomputerBay CF cards. These cards are priced better than pretty much any other CF card on the market making them a very attractive choice for those that need a lot of capacity. I decided to try out a few different sizes and […]

23Mar Used Gear Watch: Canon LC-E6 Charger for LP-E6 batteries

Canon charges a pretty penny for their battery chargers. A genuine Canon LC-E6 charger will set you back around $53, but sometimes if you keep an eye out you can find them used on Ebay for a lot less. As long as it works does it matter if it’s a used charger? Right now there […]

16Mar Used gear watch: Canon 7d

I’ve had my Canon 7d around for a quit awhile, but I think it’s finally about time to let her go. It’s been a great camera for sports and the burst rate has always made the 7d a go to camera for anything action related. However, now with 2 5d mark III’s in my bag I’ve […]

16Jan DSLR resolution rant

More then once i’ve been asked how I feel about the 1080p resolution of the Canon 5d mark III. This is often followed up with complaints from the questioner about DSLR video not being as crisp as “X brand” of camera and usually devolves into rambling about using DSLR cameras for video in general. While […]