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29Apr Mefoto globetrotter carbon fiber Travel tripod

I’ve been using the Sirui N1004 travel tripod for the last 5 years and it has been a great tripod that’s stood up to a lot of abuse in multiple countries. The Sirui N1004 even came with me to NAB this year. But after all this time, the N1004 has started to show it’s age. […]

15Mar Robocam Review, multi-cam control of Panasonic cameras

Want to control multiple Panasonic GH4 cameras from a laptop via wifi? If the answer is yes, then you might be interested in checking out Robocam. Basically, this $40 program allows you to scan a wifi network for Panasonic cameras, then remote control them the same way you would when using Panasonic’s image app on […]

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 […]

04Jun Metabones EF to M43 S Speedbooster adapter – First impressions

I picked up the Metabones EF to M43 S adapter for the Panasonic GH4 right before I made the big move to the Pacific Northwest, but i’m just now getting a chance to start playing around with it. This is my first speedbooster type of device for the GH4 and my first metabones product in […]

23Feb Should the Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 lens be the next on my list?

I have two lenses left on my M4/3 list to buy, the 60mm f2.8 macro and this beast born of Olympus (that sounds epic), the 40-150mm f/2.8 lens. Although I have the Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 in my collection, I always find myself wanting a little more reach and when i’m pulling focus I really enjoy […]

05Feb Minolta 50mm f1.4 lens on the Sony A7s

Still continuing to test Minolta glass on the Sony a7s. This time, I have the extremely affordable Minolta 50mm f1.4 lens. This tiny little 50mm lens generally sells on ebay for between $140 to $200 and it’s a great value for the price. Build quality is in the ballpark of the Canon 50mm f1.4, mostly plastic with […]

04Feb Panasonic 7-14mm f4 wide angle lens

One of the things I really missed when I first picked up the Panasonic GH4 was a wide angle lens. Until I went without it while shooting with the GH4, I hadn’t really thought about how much I actually use that focal length. In my Canon collection I currently have the 16-35mm f2.8 and the much older […]

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 […]

09Jan Very low priced Variable ND filters

Here we have a bunch of low price Tiffen UV filters and when I say low price I mean under $10. They aren’t horrible but they aren’t anything to write home about. These filters are what you buy when you want to protect a lens from scratches, dust, and the rest of the damage a lens can be […]

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 […]