» Archive for April, 2016

30Apr Vpad-150 Edgelit LED panel review

It isn’t often that a low price LED panel ends up being very impressive, but the Vpad-150 Edgelit LED panel actually is. At a price just under $40, you get a bi-color edgelit soft LED panel that puts out a supprising amount of light for the price. However, while the price is low, the Vpad-150 […]

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. […]

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 […]

27Apr Edelkrone Standplus

Edelkrone is one of those companies that is always attempting to reinvent established products, and the Standplus is no exception. Basically, they’ve taken the design of their FlexTilt head and applied the concept to a full-size tripod. The result is this accordion style studio stand on wheels. First of all, I don’t think the Standplus is intended […]

26Apr Lume Cube tiny 6000k LED video light

The Lume Cube is an interesting concept. It provides a self-powered ultra compact high-intensity 6000k light source that fits in the palm of your hand. On top of that, the Lume Cube is waterproof, rechargeable and has the ability to be controlled by your cell phone via Bluetooth. Sounds like a Ginsu knife advertizement. The […]

25Apr Sony URX-P03D 2 channel UHF wireless transmitter system

I haven’t seen a whole lot of news on the new Sony URX-P03D 2 channel UHF wireless system, maybe that’s because there is no word yet on shipping dates and pricing, or maybe it is because no one can remember the catchy name. Either way, this is an interesting little system. Basically, the Sony URX-P03D is a […]

24Apr Smallrig Sony a7s II $68 cage Review

If you’ve been a DSLR or Mirrorless shooter for any length of time, camera cages are a way of life. Over the years, I’ve wondered between huge bulky 15mm rail setups and shoulder mount rigs, but in the last 5 years or so I’ve settled into a minimalist approach to camera rigs. That’s why Smallrig has […]

24Apr Win Sachtler Tripods and Litepanels Caliber Light Kit

planetMitch from planet5D here… Deejay is letting me post our latest planet5D giveaway thanks Deejay! WIN $2300+ in Vitec Videocom prizes! 2 Sachtler Ace M tripods and 1 Litepanels Caliber Kit 3 winners and $2,355 value! 2 winners will receive a Sachtler Ace M Tripod (Value $680) 1 winner will receive a Litepanels Caliber Kit (Value $995) Visit the giveaway page for […]

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 […]

23Apr DSLR FILM NOOB Podcast Episode 97

Episode 97 of DSLR FILM NOOB podcast is up. Mitch from planet5D.com joins me to discuss the Lytro Cinema camera, Gratical Eye, HTC 10 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. Tweet