Extension tubes are awesome. They turn any lens into a macro lens, and they're very inexpensive. So, why bother buying a macro lens then? Is it worth having the macro? Or are the tubes good enough?
This is just one mass unboxing free-for-all… and there's a little bit for everyone. Looking for some LED lights? Take a look at the Aputure Amaran Tri-8s. Need a simple stabilizing tripod alternative for your camera? The Platypod Max just might be for you. Would an external monitor make your workflow easier? The “new kid on the block” PortKeys LH5T has a touch screen! Want to use your phone as a second (or third) camera? The Viewflex Video Kit VF-H6 Video Grip will get the job done!
Think Tank has done it again, with an excellent upgrade to the already superb soft & form-fitting Retrospective 7 bag. Is version 2 worth buying a whole new bag over? Let's find out!
I've been using this massive BenQ 31.5” 4K HDR monitor for some time now… so, what do I think?
Apple's September 2018 Keynote presentation event came and went, and we had some fun during the show, (make sure you join us again this coming spring!). Apple Watch Series 4 is coming out, (right after I replaced mine… of course), as well as multiple versions of the iPhone X. This is my post-show (post-bio-break) takeaway from the September Keynote Event.
There is a lot of junk on Amazon, and filtering through it all can be a fool's errand. So how about we grab some random inexpensive video product and see what it can do? This dimmable LED ring light is one such thing. It's white. It's orange. It's dimmable. It comes with a light stand and smartphone mount. But… is it any good?
Ever seen a bendable, flexible, twistable LED light? No? Then allow me to shed some light on that.
Have you ever played with an Infrared converted camera? It's a lot of fun and can create some totally unique images. Let's have a little fun!
Have you ever wondered what “crop factor” is, or why a 50mm lens on your APSC or Micro Four Thirds sensor camera isn't really a 50mm lens? This video answers and explains this relationship.
I've had an ExpoDisc on my shelves for many, many years. I never used it. Then I saw someone else using it and thought it may be time to give it another chance. Let's find out if it's worth it or not!
ProGrade Digital is the newest memory card company focusing solely on the professional market. I've got a set of their cards; let's have a look!
You gotta put your SD cards somewhere, and it seems like any case will do. But I'll show you what happens when you choose a BAD case, plus how keep your cards from getting damaged taking them in and out.
What is Master Pedestal, and should you change it? What about Highlight & Shadow? I'll show you something really interesting when working with waveforms, too!
Everyone knows about the Metabones Speed Boosters… but for those of us on a budget, that may be out of range. Does adapting full frame lenses have to be so expensive? Maybe not. Can this Pixco brand version do the same thing?
A few weeks ago I adapted a vintage M42 Russian Helios lens to my Micro Four Thirds LUMIX cameras, but the process was somehow incomplete. Now, we get the rest of the story with this cheap speed booster alternative made by Mitakon Zhongyi.
Have you heard of the platypod plate? No, not the egg laying mammal, but the spike footed camera support! It's a very handy device for stabilizing your camera in the most unusual of situations, and I've got one to show you!