Gear Reviews

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FotoPro C5i Tripod Field Review

I have a confession to make:  I am addicted to tripods.  While most photographers out there probably view tripods as a boring accessory that they hate investing too much money...
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Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 EX DC Field Review

When this lens was announced, I did the biggest double-take I think I've ever done in my career as a photographer.  An f/1.8 zoom lens?  Tis madness, I tell you!  But no,...
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Canon 16-35mm L II vs Tokina 16-28mm

Canon and their L series lenses have a great reputation as far as image and build quality pretty much across the board. Tokina has one of the best reputations among 3rd party...
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Why you should get a Matte Box for your DSLR Video Setup

One of the biggest hurdles for DSLR filmmakers is that the general public assumes that you are taking stills, not recording video. There are a few products that you can buy to...
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Prosumer Showdown: Nikon D7100 vs Canon 70D

Both Canon and Nikon now have their new Prosumer cameras on the market now, but which one takes the cake? The Nikon D7100 is Nikon's top of the line crop sensor body boasting...
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The Think Tank Modular Component System v2.0 - Gear Review

We check out the Think Tank Modular Component System to see how it can give you quicker access to your lenses and accessories, as well as take the weight off your shoulder.
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Impact Octacool-9 Fluorescent 2 Light Kit Review

The Impact Octacool 9 Fluorescent 2 Light Kit from B&H Photo/Video is affordable and puts out nearly 1,000W of light. For $600, you get two octabanks with 9 compact fluorescent...
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Canon 7D Compared to Red MX, Alexa, FS700 and more!

What I wanted to focus on was another video that they created as an offshoot of this project which is designed to simply compare how these 6 different cameras (Arri Alexa, Red...
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Impressive Results from the new Canon 70D

Probably the biggest feature in the new Canon 70D is the new and improved AF. This new system allows for smooth focus changes, even in video. This all sounds good on paper, and...
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Phillip Bloom Reviews the Black Magic Pocket Camera

Black Magic made waves when they announced the Pocket Cinema Camera or BMPCC. They had developed a camera capable of recording high quality 1080 HD video in ProRes 422, which...
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REVIEW: Fiilex P360 - The Advanced, Full-Spectrum LED Light

Fiilex released an advanced LED system studio light that boasts full-spectrum light and the ability to mount any Profoto modifiers. But is this LED light worth the spotlight?
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Using the Olympus Pen E-P5 for Travel Photography

I've been a DSLR Photographer for about 7 years with Lin and Jirsa and this was my first experience with a Micro 4/3rds Camera. I was planning a trip to Cartagena, Colombia and...
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