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Tether Tools StrapMoore Neoprene Straps. Great for strapping batteries and power bricks to stands

Tether Tools StrapMoore Neoprene Straps. Great for strapping batteries and power bricks to stands

July 20, 20172 Comments

I found these inexpensive Tether Tools StrapMoore neoprene straps for getting the power brick off the floor and on the light stand. They work great and cost only $19. I use one for my Aputure Light Storm and another on my tripod to hold a large battery to power my a7rii. It works really well […]

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Testing the Benro BV4 Fluid Head

Testing the Benro BV4 Fluid Head

November 8, 20162 Comments

I need a small fluid head for mirrorless cameras with cage and accessories. I have the $145 Manfrotto MVH500AH and it’s really not good enough for more than the a7rii and a lens. No counterbalance settings or drag control just pan and tilt locking knobs. I decided to give another Benro a try since I have […]

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Sony Alpha Cameras: Go from Video to Stills Mode with Your Favorite Settings Faster

Sony Alpha Cameras: Go from Video to Stills Mode with Your Favorite Settings Faster

October 20, 20160 Comments

Have you ever noticed with hybrid cameras that switching from stills mode to video can be a multi setting nightmare? You have to remember to change a lot of settings before you start video recording or you could really have problems. The best way to always have the important settings right in both stills and […]

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I Want the NEW Sony a99 II Menu on my a7rii PLEASE!

I Want the NEW Sony a99 II Menu on my a7rii PLEASE!

September 21, 20160 Comments

With so many camera releases and updates in the last couple of weeks one that I wish and hope to see in a firmware update is the new menu system on the Sony a99 II camera. Sony finally addressed the worst menu system I have ever used and is making it more user friendly. What […]

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Sony introduces 18-110mm Super 35mm / APS-C lens with power zoom capability

Sony introduces 18-110mm Super 35mm / APS-C lens with power zoom capability

September 9, 20160 Comments

Sony introduces a new high performance 18-110mm Super 35mm / APS-C cinema lens for the s35 or APS-C format that’s designed to work best with s35 cameras like the FS7 and FS5  and hybrids swell like the a6300 since but, is it worth the hefty price tag of $3,500? I’m not sure but it does look […]

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New Sony a7r II Firmware 3.30 Now Available. Improved Temperature Control & RC Flash Support Plus HDMI Out for Stills

New Sony a7r II Firmware 3.30 Now Available. Improved Temperature Control & RC Flash Support Plus HDMI Out for Stills

August 18, 20160 Comments

The new Sony a7r II 3.30 firmware looks to be addressing temperature issues again by “optimizing temperature control, effect is different according to temperature” Man Sony! These descriptions leave you scratching your head. I haven’t had any overheating issues in stills mode yet. Lets just say it ain’t no a6300! That camera drove me crazy! […]

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Rokinon Announces a New Autofocus Full Frame 50mm f1.4 Sony E Mount Lens

Rokinon Announces a New Autofocus Full Frame 50mm f1.4 Sony E Mount Lens

July 19, 20161 Comment

Just announced on Rokinon’s Facebook page a new line of autofocus lenses in Sony E Mount. I think this is a great decision to go with the E Mount since we need more options. Well maybe not in the 50mm area. Almost to many in that focal length. Rokinon has really stepped up in the […]

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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

April 27, 20160 Comments

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. […]

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Sony ar7 ii gets Phase-Detection AF in V 3.10 Update

Sony ar7 ii gets Phase-Detection AF in V 3.10 Update

March 14, 20160 Comments

Sony adds Phase-Detection AF support to the a7r II plus support for Phase-Detection AF in video mode with the new 85mm G Master lens. This is great since Phase-Detection AF is much better than contrast detection AF. Big advantage to the new G Master lenses since they all use Phase-Detection AF. The update also includes the prevues updates […]

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Getting Audio Into the Sony a6000. Yep. It can be done PLUS Sony UWP-D Wireless

Getting Audio Into the Sony a6000. Yep. It can be done PLUS Sony UWP-D Wireless

February 6, 20168 Comments

I love my Sony a6000! (now $500) It’s been a great “take me everywhere” camera. It’s really become my blogging camera too. I can fit it in a bag with my favorite Sigma 30mm f2.8 DN lens and i’m set for BTS shooting. Yes it has it’s faults but all cameras do right? With all the […]

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