Vari-NDs. Ideal for Video DSLRs and 35mm adaptors.

I have just received my Singh-Ray Vari ND. Something I have desperately needed recently on a number of 5d shoots. The Canon 5dmkII has no built in ND filters like video cameras which means if you want to shoot wide open in bright light you have to stick  a huge amount of shutter in to […]

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Lens adaptors for 1/3 and 1/2 cameras

I have already mentioned the Nikon adaptor by MTF services in a past blog. Well Mike Tapa has sent me over a selection to take a look at and they are pretty impressive. Not just that but they are bloody good value! The above adaptor is to let you use 2/3″ B4 lenses on 1/3″ […]

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Redrock Micro Follow Focus V2

I am a bit slow out of the block on this one, but as anyone knows who is a  regular visit to my blog I have built up a bit of a backlog of reviews. 2 years ago I bought my first follow focus, the Redrock V1. I thought it was very good, smooth. My […]

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The perfect pocket HD camera?

Could this little baby be the best pocket HD camera currently available? Certainly from my, albeit limited, experience with these little point and shoots, I think so. I paid around £270 for it and love it. it’s the TZ7 in the UK and the ZS3 in the US. Why have different names? It’s confusing! It […]

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An essential add on for any viewfinder…

I have been using the i-cuff since December 2006, not long after I went freelance and had bought my first big boy camera as well as some smaller ones like the Z1 and the Sony A1. I bought one for each of these cameras.  I hate the rubber hoods of viewfinders and am not a fan […]

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JAG 35

        Jag35 make what must be the most affordable 35mm adaptors (adapters for you US chappies) out there. I met Jehu Garcia who is Mr. Jag at NAB. Top man. He has given me a Jag35 to review which I just haven’t had a chance to do yet. I have played around […]

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Kauai sunset: LUMIX GH1 slow motion

Nice discovery…If you shoot in 720p mode, not full HD, with the Lumix you go into 50p mode. This is useful as it means you can record slow motion if you reconform to 25p in cinema tools. Click here for a short tutorial on how to do it. I was out with my client, Jimit […]

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