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25Mar Minolta 85mm f1.4 Sony a7s II lens review

If you are looking to save a little bit of money on glass for your Sony a7s or a7s II body, you always have the option of buying older A-mount or Minolta glass. After all, Sony’s A-mount was purchased from Minolta years ago, which means all you really need is the proper adapter. In this […]

24Feb Panasonic G7 for under $500 – Used Gear watch

If you are looking for a very affordable second camera as a backup to the Panasonic Gh4 or are just looking to start shooting 4k on a budget, the Panasonic G7 has dropped bellow $500 on both Amazon and Ebay. That’s a pretty tempting price (even if it is used), and a very affordable option for first […]

09Mar DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ v2.0 Quadcopter $699

If you are in the market for a drone plus camera, B&H has the DJI Phantom 2 on sale for $699. This is one of B&H’s short “Dealzone” sales so there is a limited supply and and a 14 hour time limit to the sale. If you want one you should probably move fast.

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 […]

17Jan Used Gear Watch: Audio Technica 4073 boom mic $270

I’ve been a fan of the Audio-technica 4073 boom mic for years and it’s often overlooked by filmmakers. The 4073 has a very strong signal, a lot of reach, and a very crisp clear sound. It’s popularity in ENG work has made it so common that you can usually get the mic for a good price […]

10Jun Used Gear Watch: Audio Technica 4073 shotgun mic $290

One of my favorite boom microphones, the Audio Technica 4073 is often overlooked by filmmakers. It’s popularity in ENG work has made it so common that you can usually get it for a good price on the used market. New, the Audio Technica 4073 will set you back around $700, but right now there’s a […]

29May Canon 55mm f1.2 FD on the Panasonic GH4 raw files

A few of you were asking about the Canon 55mm FD f1.2 lens and what I meant when I said the lens is “slightly softer” and that the lens “lacks a few lens coatings”. So I thought I would give a few examples and post a few raw images from the GH4 so you can get […]

28May Canon 55mm f1.2 FD on the Panasonic GH4

I was half heartedly looking at the Voigtlander 42.5mm f0.95 a few weeks ago as my next m4/3 prime lens purchase and that got me thinking about the Canon 55mm f1.2 prime lens I have in my EOS-M kit. At around $300 used the Canon FD 55mm f1.2 is about $700 less than the Voigtlander 42.5mm […]

16May Radeon R9 290x used prices down to $300

If you haven’t already, you might want to check out my rendering tests with the R9 290x. While the 290x doesn’t support CUDA, openCL has come along way in terms of rendering performance in Adobe CC and the used prices make it a very attractive option. Right now the used prices for the R9 290x are […]

02Apr Used Gear watch: Canon 5d mark III $2650

NAB announcements are starting to impact the used gear market. Looks like Canon 5d mark III used prices are dropping a bit. Right now on ebay there is a 5d mark III body for a buy it now price of $2650 used with free shipping. There are also a few others under $2700 if you […]