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Leica Q-P – A Minimalist Update To The Classic Leica Q

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The compact Leica Q-P is a premium variant of the Leica Q full-frame mirrorless camera that features a beautifully minimalist, all black design as well as redesigned/upgraded shutter release and on/off switches that Leica says will provide better tactile feedback when taking photos or switching drive modes. Like the Leica M10-P announced earlier this year, the Leica Q-P eschews the iconic front facing red dot logo in favour of a more discrete script logo placed on the top of the camera. Sample Images shot by Philipp Reinhard The front of the camera features a fixed Leica Summilux 28 mm f/1.7 ASPH…

Tilta Nucleus-Nano & Gravity G2X Compact Handheld Gimbal System

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The Tilta Nucleus-Nano is a wireless lens control system specifically designed to be used with handheld gimbals such as Tilta’s own Gravity G2X system or DJI’s Ronin-S system (additional manufacturers to follow) and is fully compatible with all DSLR, mirrorless and modified “cine-style” vintage photo lenses Unlike the 3-Channel Nucleus-M system which features two motors, a controller and hand grips, the Nano is a 1-channel system, meaning that there is one controller to control the single motor. Thanks to the single motor set-up, and when paired with the G2X gimbal, a single operator is able to control the lens and gimbal simultaneously.…

MOZA Air 2 – 3-Axis Stabilization, Heavy Payload, Handheld Gimbal

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The new Gudsen MOZA Air 2 is a heavy lift handheld gimbal with an impressive payload capacity of up to 4.2kg (9.2lbs) and a host of other updated features. Hardware Thanks to its newly optimized high torque motors and next generation Field Oriented Control (FOC) technology the Air 2 can handle most DSLRs, mirrorless cameras and pocket cinema cameras such as the Sony FS5. The Air 2 is powered by the MOZA Spark Power Supply System which draws its power from four high-rate Li-Ion rechargeable batteries and thanks to a new Battery Management System (BMS) provides a maximum run time…

Five Powerful Video Accessories That Will Help Improve Your Workflow

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Vistek’s Pro Video Solutions Group Technical Account Manager Richard Bacsa introduces us to five powerful video accessories that are designed to help improve your video workflow. LaCie Co-Pilot Let’s start with one of the most convenient units I’ve had the pleasure of working with. The LaCie Co-Pilot. Early on in my career I’ve dabbled with handling onset data, archiving was always tedious and time consuming. Let me tell you, for projects requiring fast turnaround and seamless backup, without a computer this puppy checks all the right boxes. Looking to back up on the go? (Backup On-Set Solution) it has an SD card…

Zeiss ZX1 – Zeiss Announces their first mirrorless full-frame camera

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With today’s development announcement at Photokina of the ZX1, Zeiss has officially entered the (getting to be very crowded) full-frame mirrorless camera market segment. As mentioned, the full-frame mirrorless camera is becoming increasingly crowded all of a sudden. Sony is still the leader, but with Nikon and Canon joining the fray that will change, even more so now with Sigma and Panasonic recently announcing their intentions to release full-frame mirrorless bodies. So why should we be excited about Zeiss’s announcement of the ZX1? The Glass… The interplay between the lens and sensor ensures first-class picture quality with that typical ZEISS…

GoPro Hero7 – Has GoPro finally got its Mojo back?

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Let’s face it, at one time, GoPro was the undisputed king of the action cam segment. Everywhere you looked, there were adrenaline junkies with a GoPro attached to just about anything they could stick them on. But then, as the marketplace became more crowded with cheaper alternatives with similar features, GoPro seemed to lose some of its “Mojo” and dare we say it, even start to stumble. However, with last year’s release of the Hero6, GoPro seemed to gain a little momentum back and now with the announcement of not one, but three versions of the Hero7, GoPro might be…

GFX 50R: Fujifilm’s new compact & lightweight medium format camera

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The just announced Fujifilm GFX 50R is a rangefinder-style medium format, mirrorless digital camera that follows in the footsteps of the GFX 50S released back in 2016. The GFX 50R features the same 51.4MP G Format CMOS image sensor and X-Processor Pro image processing engine as its bigger brother, but somehow Fujifilm has been able to fit it into a body that is more similar in size to the newly announced X-T3 camera than the GFX 50S. By eliminating the deeper grip, top mounted LCD screen and hump on the back of the 50S, Fujifilm has been able to reduce the overall…

Panasonic announces S Series full-frame mirrorless cameras

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In a month that could be called, “a full-frame mirrorless revolution”, Panasonic appears to be coming out swinging by announcing not one, but two new full-frame mirrorless cameras that are the lead cameras in their new Lumix S-Series. Please keep in mind that the full specs for either camera hasn’t been released as of yet, but here is what we know so far… Panasonic Lumix S1 & S1R The Panasonic S1R and S1 bodies are part of a new line-up of full-frame mirrorless cameras made possible through the new L-Mount alliance which includes manufacturers Panasonic, Leica and Sigma that was announced at…

Profoto B10 – Powerful Light From A Small Portable Package

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The new Profoto B10 battery-powered strobe is relatively tiny compared to other similar portable lighting systems. How tiny you ask? Well, according to Profoto, it’s only slightly larger than a medium sized zoom lens, which means you’ll be easily able to throw it into your kit bag and take just about anywhere. Profoto B10 250 AirTTL Weighing in at only 1.5 kg (that includes the battery and stand adapter), the B10 opens up a world of possibilities for location shooting. The B10 can be mounted on a camera tripod as easily as it would on a light stand, meaning you…

Nikon Z Series – Z 7 and Z 6 Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras

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After months of rumours, the Nikon Z Series, consisting of two full-frame mirrorless cameras, the Z6 and Z7, a handful of lenses and a lens adapter that will allow you to continue using your existing Nikon glass has finally been announced. Nikon Z Series Cameras Appearance wise, you’d be hard pressed to tell the difference between the two camera bodies and as you can see below, apart from the Z 7 and Z 6 logos on the bottom front left of the cameras, there really isn’t a difference. On the outside, both cameras feature a nice deep hand grip and…

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