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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 […]

04Sep Cheaper Nexus 7 mount option for your DSLR RIG

The RAM mount adapter works as a secure way to mount the Nexus 7 tablet, but by the time you add all of the additional parts the price ends up being around $40. If you don’t need a mounting option that’s as rugged and want to save some money this tablet grip on ebay is only about $11. The get […]

29Aug Possible wireless version of DSLR controller via WiFi?

The CameraMator basically takes the concept of the DSLR Controller wireless by acting as a WiFi hot spot and transmitting the usb feed directly to your Ipad or android tablet. Right now they’re only demonstrating this as a wireless photo review solution with photography controls, but CameraMator team is working on live view video support as a […]

23Aug Yongnuo YN 565EX – First Impressions

I don’t do a lot of flash photography so i’ve been considering selling off a few of my Canon 580EX II speedlites and replacing them with some cheaper off brand models before the new Canon 600EX-RT drives used 580EX II prices into the ground. But before I sell off two out of the three 580EX II’s in […]

20Aug Rokinon 35mm f1.4 – First Impressions

The Rokinon 35mm f1.4 showed up this morning. If the brand Rokinon doesn’t sound familiar, you might have seen it under the label Bower or Samyang but all of them are basically the same lens with slightly different branding. At a price of less then $500, it was designed to be a less expensive alternative to the Canon 35mm f1.4 L and a step […]

14Aug Canon LP-E8 battery charger Clone

Steven asked: Do you have any tips on a good battery charger for the LP-E8 batteries? This is what I’ve been using (above). On the left is a generic clone Canon LP-E8 battery charger and on the right is the official LP-E8 battery charger from Canon. If you look really close you can see that the insert […]

14Aug Nexus 7 tablet mount option for your DSLR RIG video overview

Here’s a quick video covering the adapter setup I posted yesterday. The case provides quit a bit of protection with the over sized lip along the front and around the sides, the clamp seems very secure. The Tab-Tite Quick Release Tablet Holder works well but it’s still a pricey option. Yiannis pointed out this tripod TelePrompter mount (above) that might […]

05Aug Nexus 7 used as a monitor and usb controller with DSLR Controller

HDMI monitors can run anywhere from $160 to $1000 depending on what you need and what you have for a budget. The Nexus 7 tablet comes in at $200 for the 8 GB model and $250 for the 16 GB model. Add to that the $8.99  DSLR Controller app, and a $3 USB OTG cable and you can use […]

03Aug Battery Management on your film project.

I see people spend a bunch of money on camera gear, but the batteries needed to run that camera gear are often overlooked. If you’re just working as a photographer, having only 2 batteries would probably be fine, but if you’re using your camera for film making don’t expect much more then an hour and […]