Month: October 2011

Think Tank Announces New Versions Of Their Modular Components

Today Think Tank Photo has revealed a completely new re-design of their extremely popular, dare I say industry standard, Modular lineup.  I have previously reviewed the Modular Skin Set and found it to be fantastic for sports and event work so I’m excited to see the improvements they have made. Two Lineups Updated With this update Think Tank are releasing the Modular Rotation System and Modular Rotation System Skin™ Components.  These are the same two systems that we had previously but with updated pouches across the board.  The Skin system as I mentioned lacks the padding of the regular...

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GoPro Launches New HD Hero2

GoPro have launched the new HD Hero2 today with several interesting new features.  Most important for me is that the 170 degree field of view is now available in full 1920×1080 resolution.  They have also addressed the terrible menu system from the previous version and replaced it with a much more user friendly version, though still only operated by the two button system as before.  Initial reports say that low light performance is NOT greatly improved over the previous version despite what GoPro says, but the overall sharpness of the image in normal situations is much better.  Another handy new feature is the inclusion of RED recording lights on the back and side to make it much easier to know when it’s rolling. The HD Hero2 is available immediately via GoPros online store. Important features Professional 11MP Sensor 2x Faster Image Processor 2x Sharper Glass Lens Full 170º, Medium 127º, Narrow 90º FOV in 1080p and 720p Video 120 fps WVGA, 60 fps 720p, 48 fps 960p, 30 fps 1080p Video Full 170º and Medium 127º FOV Photos 10 11MP Photos Per Second Burst 1 11MP Photo Every 0.5 Sec Timelapse Mode 3.5mm External Stereo Microphone Input Simple Language-based User Interface Compatible with Wi-Fi BacPac™ and Wi-Fi Remote™ Long Range Remote Control of up to 50 GoPro Cameras per Wifi Remote Wi-Fi Video/Photo Preview, Playback and Control via GoPro...

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Canon EOS-1D X Tech Note: No AF with f8 Lenses

I wanted make a brief post to mention this information that was pointed out to me by my friend Colby Brown.  It used to be the case that only Canon 1-series cameras could focus with lenses with a minimum aperture of f8.  It was a feature that set them apart and above the rest of the lineup, albeit only the center AF point worked.  Now Canon doesn’t manufacture any lenses that have such a small minimum aperture natively but there are plenty of ways to get there by using extenders. The newly announced Canon EOS-1D X (their new flagship!)...

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Canon EOS-1D X Video Features

Over on ProPhoto Coalition I have written an article specifically targeting the new and improved HDSLR movie making features of the new Canon EOS-1D X.  If you’re interested in filmmaking with DSLR’s please head on over and check it out!...

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