» Archive for the ‘Follow Focus’ Category

28Apr Aputure DEC LensRegain, M43 speedbooster and follow focus

Want a focal reducer (a.k.a speed booster) for your Panasonic GH4 as well as a wireless follow focus and camera control system? Meet the Aputure DEC LensRegain which is basically an upgraded version of the original Aputure DEC with a Metabones speed booster style .75x focal reducer built in. Image quality of the a Aputure DEC LensRegain looks top notch […]

23Apr New Lilliput Q7 1920×1080 IPS field monitor hands on

Lilliput is a company I haven’t really thought about in the last few years. They were one of the first to make an affordable 7 inch field monitor with a whopping 1024×600 resolution for under $200. Since then most of their monitors have been derivatives of the same concept. However at NAB this week, Devin and […]

09Nov First look at the Z-cam E1 camera 4k M43 body

I often complain about kickstarter projects, over the years I’ve had bad luck with ruffly two out of every 3 campaigns I’ve contributed to. However I do still occasionally put my money down on things that look extremely interesting and the Z-cam E1 camera looked good. The promise of the kickstarter campaign was a Gopro sized 4k […]

21Jun KIPON EOS/EF Lens to Micro 4/3 Adapter with high Speed AF on the GH4

The Kipon EOS/EF high speed AF lens adapter came in on Friday and I’ve just started to experiment with it. If you aren’t familiar with the adapter, it’s basically an electronic Canon EF to M43 lens adapter that provides high speed AF when using Canon glass on a M43 body. On the lens side you’ll […]

25Mar MustHD 5.6 inch 1280×800 HDMI field monitor – First impressions

I just received the MustHD 5.6 inch 1280×800 HDMI field monitor in the mail. A number of you were asking about the MustHD after my earlier review of the Aputure VS-3 field monitor so here it is. Out of the box the MustHD field monitor is surprisingly light weight. The controls are numerous and fairly easy to use, […]

15Jan DSLR FILM NOOB Quick tip of the day – Fast DSLR focusing tips

After a few months of tinkering here is the final result. A new (hopefully weekly) show format that covers one tip a week. I’ll still be posting full length reviews at random intervals, but i’d like to make sure there’s a steady stream of video content to go along with everything else I post. You […]

19Dec Canon 24-70mm f2.8 cinema converted lens

I’ve been seeing these start to pop up on ebay. It’s a Canon 24-70mm f2.8 lens that’s had a cinema conversion done. Basically this means that they’ve machined a new housing and added focus and zoom rings to the lens. The modification looks pretty sharp and the markup doesn’t seem outrageous. At the time of […]

16Apr Tokina 11-16mm Cinema Lens

When I walked by the Tokina booth at NAB, they had this prominently displayed out front. A Canon 5d mark III with the prototype 11-16mm attached. My first question was “Are you making a full frame version of this lens?”, I got an ashamed looking “No.” from the rep working at the booth. He went on […]

07Dec Gopro Hero 3 Black edition

Finally made it home from DC a few hours ago and stopped by the UPS store to pick up the packages that where held for me. It looks like the GoPro Hero 3 black edition showed up this morning. Also included in the shipment was the LCD touch BacPac, I found the controls on the original hero […]

05Sep V-Control USB Focus controller Video Review

The V-Control USB focus controller has finally started to show up on ebay. At less then half the price of other focus controllers ($185) it offers a number of improvements over other models on the market. Things like the half press record/focus button, a digital display of the step settings, easy adjustment for send speed, and […]