» Archive for February, 2016

28Feb Saramonic Uwmic10 Dual body-pack 2 channel receiver now out

When I reviewed the Saramonic UwMic10 UHF system a few weeks ago, you could only buy a single transmitter and receiver set. This is odd when you consider that the receiver is capable of handling two channels simultaneously. Saramonic has finally picked up production and released a dual transmitter two channel set. At $399 this UHF […]

28Feb DSLR FILM NOOB Podcast Episode 85

Episode 85 of DSLR FILM NOOB podcast is up. Mitch from planet5D.com joins me to discuss the new Canon 80D, Pentax’s New full frame K-1 Camera, Wifi audio options, Saramonic’s UwMic10 system and more. You can find the show notes here. You can find the show on itunes here, Soundcloud, or under the podcast tab above. You […]

26Feb Canon 80d, the Camera you wanted 3 years ago.

It’s been over 6 years since the Canon t2i was released. With the help of Magic Lantern, the t2i brought us headphone monitoring, focus peaking, audio level meters, in camera gain control and some other very impressive features. There have been 8 or so camera bodies released since then, but none of them have provided the value offered […]

24Feb DSLR FILM NOOB Podcast Episode 84

Episode 84 of DSLR FILM NOOB podcast is up. Devin from impulsenetworks.tv joins me to discuss the  Kipon adapter ND, Friction mount, Vpad 150, and more. You can find the show notes here. You can find the show on itunes here, Soundcloud, or under the podcast tab above. You can also leave questions on reddit at r/dslr. […]

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 […]

23Feb Movo SMM2 Zoom H1 shock mount

It has been almost a year since I moved to Portland and in that time, I haven’t had the room or the time to make or sell any of the somewhat infamous “NOOB Zoom H1 shock mounts”. With that in mind, I thought it might be helpful to check out one of the low price […]

21Feb Olympus 8mm f1.8 – First Impressions hands on

If you are transitioning from a full frame system like the Canon 5d Mark III to Micro 4/3, you’ll immediately miss the field of view provided by lenses like the Canon 24mm f1.4 and Canon 16-35mm f2.8.  While a wide-angle perspective isn’t something you’ll use for everything it can be a very enjoyable look. My search for good wide […]

21Feb DSLR FILM NOOB Podcast Episode 83

Episode 83 of DSLR FILM NOOB podcast is up. Devin from impulsenetworks.tv joins me to discuss the Olympus 8mm f1.8 lens, Panasonic 15mm f1.7, Monoprice tablets, OM-D E-m5 mark II price drop, and more. You can find the show notes here. You can find the show on itunes here, Soundcloud, or under the podcast tab above. You […]

20Feb Z camera E1 is finally getting better.

I’ve had the Z-camera E1 for well over 8 months and most of that time it has been a paper weight. While the included GH4 M43 sensor in the Z-camera is capable of a lot, firmware implementation has been a major limiting factor.  At the time the kickstarter campaign started shipping, the Z-camera E1 came with firmware version […]

17Feb Vpad-150 144 LED Ultra Thin light panel – First Impressions

Before I even begin to talk about this LED panel, I’d like to point out that the Vpad-150 light panel packaging could use an update. If you are ever put in charge of graphic design for any kind of product, please use this as an example of what not to do. To quote T.J. Roe, […]