Posts covering the latest photo/video gear including cameras, lenses, aerial imaging platforms, lighting, accessories and more!

Sony a6400: APS-C, E-Mount, Tilting Screen “Vlogging Camera”

0

The Sony a6400 is their newest, and most advanced APS-C sensor mirrorless camera, and seems like it’s going to be another big winner in their already impressive line-up of mirrorless cameras. The Sony a6400 boasts an impressive list of specs and features, including some of which until now, were only found on their latest full-frame cameras. Some of the standout features include, real-time eye autofocus (including a new animal eye AF setting due later this summer via firmware update), real-time tracking, and what Sony is saying is the world’s fastest autofocus (for now at least) locking onto subjects in just…

New Canadian Drone Piloting Rules, What’s Changed?

0

New Canadian drone piloting rules were announced by Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau that will take effect on June 1st, 2019 and they include a number of changes to the older regulations we posted about in July 2017. New Canadian Drone Piloting Rules – Highlights The new rules apply to anyone who will be operating a drone weighing between 250 grams and 25 kilograms and is flown within a pilot’s visual-line-of-sight, regardless of application (fun, work or research). Anyone wishing to pilot a drone will have to pass an online exam, get a pilot certificate for basic or advanced operations and…

NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S – World’s First FF 14mm Filter Attachable Lens

0

The new Nikkor Z 14-30mm S lens is an ultra-wide-angle lens designed specifically for their new Z mount full-frame mirrorless camera bodies and is what Nikon is calling “the world’s first full-frame filter attachable lens.” The big news is of course, that the lens itself, will accept various types 82mm screw-on filters, something that has never been featured on an ultra-wide-angle lens before. It also boasts a new optical formula that utilizes four Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) elements and four aspherical elements that will help to control distortion and chromatic aberration and features Nikon’s anti-reflective Nano Crystal Coat to reduce ghosting…

5 Photo/Video Gift Ideas: Accessories for Under $200.00

0

With the holiday upon us, it’s time to start thinking about gift ideas for the special (or not so special) people in your life. To help you find some inspiration, we’ve come up with a list of 5 photo/video gift ideas that won’t break the bank, but will definitely put a smile on that someone’s face. 5 Photo/Video Gift Ideas under $200.00 DJI Osmo Mobile 2 – $169.99 The Osmo Mobile 2 is a handheld smartphone gimbal made for the storyteller in all of us and allows you to capture moments with cinematic movement and incredible ease.  Using a lightweight design, intelligent…

DJI Osmo Pocket – 4K 3-Axis Camera Gimbal that Fits in Your Pocket

0

With what looks to be a focus towards a younger demographic, vloggers and YouTubers, DJI has just announced the latest (and smallest) member of their Osmo handheld camera family, the aptly named Osmo Pocket. Osmo Pocket Measuring a minuscule 4-inches tall, the Osmo Pocket is small enough to do what the name implies, comfortably fit in your pocket. But don’t let it’s diminutive stature fool you, the “Pocket” boasts a 1/2.3-inch sensor (the same as found in the Mavic Pro, Mavic Air and Mavic 2 Zoom drones) that is capable of capturing 12-megapixel photos and 4K videos at up to 60fps…

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

0

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

0

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

0

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

0

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

0

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…

1 2 3 43