Month: April 2013

The 5D Mark 3 Just Got Way More Awesome

Canon have released firmware update 1.2.1 today for the 5DMK3 which is one of the most comprehensive firmware feature additions ever seen for a Canon camera.  You can download it HERE.         Here is a list of the changes made with this firmware: Uncompressed HDMI output is now enabled. Enables the centre AF point to autofocus when the camera is used with Canon EF lens/extender combinations whose combined maximum aperture is f/8. Improves the speed of the camera’s acquisition of focus when using a Canon Speedlite’s AF-assist beam. Fixes a phenomenon in which the LCD monitor may freeze and display ‘Err 70’ or ‘Err 80’ when a still photo is taken during Live View or in movie shooting mode. Fixes a phenomenon that may occur when the continuous shooting priority setting is enabled for multiple exposures, such that, after the sixth image is taken, there is a slight pause before the remainder of the sequence is completed. Fixes a phenomenon in which the viewfinder display shows incorrect information during AEB shooting. Communication with the WFT-E7 Wireless File Transmitter has been improved. When images have been successfully transferred with the WFT-E7 Wireless File Transmitter through the FTP protocol an ‘O’ will be displayed. When images have not been successfully transferred with the WFT-E7 Wireless File Transmitter through the FTP protocol, an ‘X’ will be displayed. Fixes a...

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Nikon Rebates – Save Up To $550

Nikon rebates are out right now and until April 27th you can make all kinds of savings.  My favorite would be on this Nikon D7100 , save up to $550!  There’s all kinds of other camera and lenses for sale though so check it all out...

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NAB Is Upon Us

That time if year is upon us again when the video community shifts their focus to Las Vegas for the annual NAB trade show.  I’ll be in attendance to keep an eye on new developments in the industry as well as do some research for some upcoming projects.  You guys know I’m always a fan of using the cutting edge equipment to it’s nice to get your hands on it all in one place.  I’ll post up plenty of updates throughout the week and in the next few days as the major players begin to announce their new gear.  I’m also attending a conference on Digital Publishing to further my knowledge on what appears to be a rapidly expanding industry. If you missed it earlier, Canon has already shown their cards by launching new pro level mini HD cameras with HD-HDI output and 1080/60 recording as well as a new lens and updates to the Cinema EOS...

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Mindshift Gear’s New Rotation 180 Pro – Full Review

Last year at Photo Plus Expo in New York I came across a surprise as I was walking across the show floor to the Think Tank Photo booth. Attached to the side of their booth was a small table and a new banner; Mindshift Gear. I’m a big fan of Think Tank’s stuff, you guys have probably read a review or three on here in the past but whilst they make the best roller bags and sports/event photography gear in the business they have never produced a bag that suits my main needs as an outdoor and adventure sports photographer. Mindshift is changing all that right now and is an entirely new company formed from within the design studios of Think Tank Photo that will concentrate on the outdoor photography market. Their first bag was launched as a Kickstarter project and raised more than $130,000 in backing when the goal was just $30,000. That first bag, the Rotation 180 Pro, is now shipping to all those who backed it on Kickstarter and I’m lucky to be one of the first to receive one and the first to show it to all of you in detail. Video Review There’s so many features for this pack that it’s definitely worth watching the video as well to see how they all fit together.   The Rotation 180 Pro – Features, Design &...

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MOVI – Revolutionary Camera Stabilization

For a few days now Vincent Laforet has been teasing a new ‘revolutionary’ product.  That product has just been unveiled and he was NOT kidding.  M?VI is a hand held camera stabilization rig that will simply blow your mind.   I could babble on for a long time about the thing you could use this for , and the other products that might well become redundant with this invention, but it’s best if you just watch the videos.  Watch the first one , then pick your jaw up off the floor and watch the next ones. It sounds like the M10, which supports 10lbs will be available soon for $15,000 or thereabouts.  Once that is under way Freefly Cinema will begin production of a smaller M5 that will support a DSLR solution and cost around $7500.  Expect the price to be upgradeable as you add all manner of remote controls….. M?VI in Action (Quick Video) from Vincent Laforet on Vimeo. M?VI from Vincent Laforet on Vimeo. M?VI BTS from Vincent Laforet on...

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