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Think Tank Photo AIRPORT HELIPAK™ FOR DJI PHANTOM Bag on SALE!

Think Tank Photo AIRPORT HELIPAK™ FOR DJI PHANTOM Bag on SALE!

The popular AIRPORT HELIPAK bag for DJI Phantom is now $199.75 reduced from $239.75. I need to pick one up for myself since I’m getting a Phantom 4 in June. Great price on a high quality bag from Think Tank Photo. KEY FEATURES Custom divider set specifically for the DJI Phantom series; reconfigure your bag, depending on […]

May 18, 20160 Comments
Overview of the NEW Canon COMPACT-SERVO 18-80mm T4.4 EF

Overview of the NEW Canon COMPACT-SERVO 18-80mm T4.4 EF

Nice overview of the new Canon COMPACT-SERVO 18-80mm T4.4 EF I played with this lens at NAB and was really impressed. The good news is this is the first in a series that Canon is developing. It looks like the price will be $5250. Yes it’s a lot of money but much less than a Canon cine […]

May 17, 20160 Comments
Sony FS5 Firmware V2.0 With RAW Out now Available

Sony FS5 Firmware V2.0 With RAW Out now Available

Here is what the new Sony FS5 firmware gets you. New V2.0 update. 1.     The ND filter density can now be adjusted automatically. 2.     Shooting and recording in RAW mode is now supported. (“CBKZ-FS5RIF” (sold separately) is required) 3.     The zebra function has been enhanced, allowing you to select two […]

May 16, 20162 Comments
A New Way For Me to Share and Review Gear. Vlogging

A New Way For Me to Share and Review Gear. Vlogging

I’ve been wanting to Vlog for a while now and for me it’s kind of second nature documenting things with a camera. My carrier started as a photojournalist. Telling stories about what other people do is rewarding and fun. Telling “your” story is a little different and challenging. That’s why I want to try Vloging. […]

May 16, 20160 Comments
NAB VIDEO: SmallHD goes BIG HD with Three New Heavy Duty Production Monitors.

NAB VIDEO: SmallHD goes BIG HD with Three New Heavy Duty Production Monitors.

Checkout the demo from NAB that I did with Facebook Live and please visit my PAGE HERE It was only a matter of time that SmallHD would go BIG HD and at NAB they should off three new Production monitors that are built like a tank and ready for field use with several key features making […]

April 28, 20161 Comment
New firmware update enables XAVC S format video recording to SDHC memory cards with Sony a7R II and a7S II

New firmware update enables XAVC S format video recording to SDHC memory cards with Sony a7R II and a7S II

New firmware update for the Sony a7R II and a7S II enable XAVC S format video recording to SDHC memory cards. Prior to the update XAVC S format video could only be recorded to SDXC cards. “Any recorded files larger than 4GB will be split into multiple files to comply with a 4GB maximum file size limitation. […]

April 27, 20160 Comments
Bright Tangerine isn’t just about Matte Boxes. How About Follow Focus & Grip Accessories?

Bright Tangerine isn’t just about Matte Boxes. How About Follow Focus & Grip Accessories?

I visited Bright Tangerine at NAB to check out some new products and here is what I found. I visited Bright Tangerine at NAB to checkout what they have and was impressed with the new Revolvr follow focus and articulating grip arm. Yes they are adding grip gear too! Oh and plus the new Gripper Tray! […]

April 27, 20160 Comments
Matthews Grip Takes the “Arm” to a New Level with the Infinity Arm

Matthews Grip Takes the “Arm” to a New Level with the Infinity Arm

Check out the Infinity Arm and KarriCart demo from NAB. I did several Facebook Livestreams at NAB this year. We have all used an arm of some kind and as useful as they are the early models had some pretty bad flaws. Designer Sage Seb came up with the Infinity Arm and started a Kickstarter campaign for […]

April 27, 20160 Comments
Think Tank Photo goes VIDEO! with new Video Transport Cases

Think Tank Photo goes VIDEO! with new Video Transport Cases

I’ve been wanting Think Tank Photo to get into video bags and they now have a new line. The Video Transport Cases. The new video camera bags are very solid with upgraded dividers that have nylon inners for even better protection. The bags are designed with our equipment transportation needs. The line has three shoulder bags […]

April 22, 20160 Comments
Aputure DEC LensRegain Focal Reducer Shows Impressive Performance

Aputure DEC LensRegain Focal Reducer Shows Impressive Performance

Very impressive performance from the Aputure DEC LensRegain adapter. This is essentially Aputure’s version of the Speedbooster. For now the LensRegain is only available for Micro Four Third mount cameras. Hopefully a APS-C version is in the works too. I will be heading over to visit Aputure at NAB and will have a LIVE Facebook […]

April 16, 20160 Comments

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Zacuto Introduces the Gratical Eye SDI Micro-OLED EVF

Zacuto Introduces the Gratical Eye SDI Micro-OLED EVF

I first saw the Gratical Eye at NAB a couple years ago. It was under glass and no real info other than it was a prototype well it’s the real deal now. The Eye was design to be smaller and lighter than it’s larger Gratical HD counterparts but has all the same software features. The Eye […]

April 13, 20160 Comments
Aputure EZ Box, Veydra Mini Primes and FCPX. A Crazy Review of them ALL!

Aputure EZ Box, Veydra Mini Primes and FCPX. A Crazy Review of them ALL!

This is going to be an odd review. I decided to not only do a review of the new Aputure EZ Box but give you some first impressions of the Veydra Mini Primes and editing my first review with FCPX. Veydra Mini Primes in E-Mount I just received a set of Veydra Mini Primes in […]

January 25, 20164 Comments
Røde Microphones VideoMic Me Ups The Sound Quality On Smart Phones

Røde Microphones VideoMic Me Ups The Sound Quality On Smart Phones

Using your iPhone for journalism is growing and in general we tend to pull out our iPhone and shoot video more than with a proper video camera. It’s great to be able to have access to a very good quality image these days that fits in your pocket. The onboard mic on the iPhone is […]

November 21, 20152 Comments
Does the Sony a7s II Overheat? I Put the Camera to the Test

Does the Sony a7s II Overheat? I Put the Camera to the Test

When the a7r II came out News Shooter Editor Dan Chung took the camera out to shoot a mini-doc and during the production the camera overheated. Since then we all wondered if the a7s II would as well so I did a little test to see if it does and here is the results. It […]

November 1, 201510 Comments
The a7s II has Arrived! My First Impressions After a Couple Hours. Plus a Nice a7s I Profile

The a7s II has Arrived! My First Impressions After a Couple Hours. Plus a Nice a7s I Profile

Midday today my Sony a7s II arrived and I wish I had it one day earlier since I had a shoot today and would’ve loved to use it. Before I move into the a7s II  I have some good news for you a7s I users. I have a profile I’m going to share with you […]

October 22, 201515 Comments
Aputure Light Storm Ls 1s High Output LED Light at a Bargain Price. Hands on Review

Aputure Light Storm Ls 1s High Output LED Light at a Bargain Price. Hands on Review

  At NAB 2015 I went to visit the Aputure booth and was blown away by how many cool products they have in the works. The DEC wireless adapter and new monitor just to name a few, but the new high output LED lights really stand out. I’ve been using Aputure lights for the last year […]

September 19, 201520 Comments
Sony Ar7II at 120FPS.

Sony Ar7II at 120FPS.

Here is a little sample of the Sony A7rII at 120 fps. Not bad. A little soft but still fun! The camera shoots 120fps in 720p. It would be great to get 108o. Full review coming soon! I think I’m all done shooting and B&H wants their camera back now. LOL! Follow me on Twitter @eriknaso and […]

September 15, 20153 Comments
First Day With The Sony A7rII Shooting Internal 4K. IBIS & Slog2 Test

First Day With The Sony A7rII Shooting Internal 4K. IBIS & Slog2 Test

A7rII is here! So many features to try. Hard to pick the first few. It does feel nice in the hand. #videoproduction #filmmaking #a7rII #sony #photography #eriknaso #camerareview A photo posted by Erik Naso (@eriknaso) on Aug 19, 2015 at 10:02am PDT B&H was gracious enough to send me a Sony A7rII for review. The […]

August 25, 201511 Comments
Which EVF Should I Buy? Zacuto Gratical X or SmallHD Sidefinder

Which EVF Should I Buy? Zacuto Gratical X or SmallHD Sidefinder

I don’t usually if ever do a face-off of two products, but in this case I think it’s interesting because both the Zacuto Gratical X and SmallHD Sidefinder have strengths that may or may not be what you need and I get asked a lot which one should I buy so this should help you […]

August 10, 20156 Comments
SmallHD Sidefinder with 502 Monitor Hands on Review

SmallHD Sidefinder with 502 Monitor Hands on Review

The SmallHD 500 series are bright sharp 5″ monitors. I have the 502 and so far it’s a must carry to all my shoots. It has a few quirks but nothing that won’t get fixed in future firmware updates. Let’s face it. Nothing is perfect but when a product helps make your job easier it […]

August 4, 20154 Comments

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