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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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Aputure DEC Vari-ND in action

Aputure DEC Vari-ND in action

April 5, 20170 Comments

For newsshooter.com I did a hands on review of the new DEC Vari-ND and a full review too. Please check it out as this is only a small piece. Video of the review is also on the site. I decided to take Aputure’s DEC VARI-ND with my Sony a6500 and two lenses. The Sigma 18-35 and […]

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Aputure COB 120d Hands On Review

December 21, 20169 Comments

Here it is! My hands on review! I cover a lot in the video review but below are a few key parts of the review I wanted to share. Please watch the video review for all the details. The Aputure COB 120d is very nice light with great color and output. The Bowens mount is […]

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Demo: Aputure Light Storm LS 1S Outside on a Cloudy Day

Demo: Aputure Light Storm LS 1S Outside on a Cloudy Day

September 20, 20160 Comments

I had a quick talent shoot for a promo that was outside. I do these a lot and my go to setup is a bounce board and an overhead scrim or butterfly like this set up. Well… that setup wouldn’t work on this day. It was suppose to rain and the sky was grey so […]

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Aputure Updates Amaran HR672 with New Tri-8. Pro Quality Build & More Output.

Aputure Updates Amaran HR672 with New Tri-8. Pro Quality Build & More Output.

September 11, 20161 Comment

My first Aputure product I bought was the Amaran HR672 light panels because I needed a portable light for a few outside shoots and these put out a lot of light in a small package. Check out my review HERE At IBC 2016 this weekend Aputure introduced an all new version of the Amaran. The […]

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Aputure VS-5 Pro 7″ HDMI/SDI Monitor Hands On Review

Aputure VS-5 Pro 7″ HDMI/SDI Monitor Hands On Review

September 5, 201614 Comments

I’ve had the VS-5 Pro for a couple of weeks now and worked with it inside and outside with the Canon C300, Sony FS7, a6000, a6300  and Sony a7rii. All these cameras work without issues. The feature rich bargain priced 7″ VS-5 monitor delivers a lot for the price and the accessories are also impressive including a […]

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Aputure VS-5 Pro 7″ Monitor Adds SDI and Some Impressive Tools. Preview First Look.

Aputure VS-5 Pro 7″ Monitor Adds SDI and Some Impressive Tools. Preview First Look.

August 17, 20163 Comments

After a week long shoot at Lynda.com for my new video camera course I arrived back home to a surprise package from Aputure. The new VS-5 PRO 7″ SDI HDMI monitor. Now, I told myself I would take a few days off before I would jump back into the blog thing, but I just couldn’t resist […]

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Quick Look: Aputure COB 120T LED Fixture

Quick Look: Aputure COB 120T LED Fixture

June 6, 20163 Comments

When Ted at Aputure showed me the Bowen S Mount COB 120t I got pretty excited about it. It’s a different style for us video guys. It looks like a strobe! But it’s not. The COB 120t is a hybrid stills/video light. And it’s a very affordable 1.5K watt tungsten comparable output fixture that is […]

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Aputure DEC LensRegain Focal Reducer Shows Impressive Performance

Aputure DEC LensRegain Focal Reducer Shows Impressive Performance

April 16, 20160 Comments

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 […]

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Inexpensive Softbox Solution for the Aputure Lightstorm LS 1S PLUS DEC LANC Cable Triggers Record!

Inexpensive Softbox Solution for the Aputure Lightstorm LS 1S PLUS DEC LANC Cable Triggers Record!

March 12, 20163 Comments

I first heard of this softbox on DVXuser.com’s Lighting forum and ordered one up to try it out. For $59.99 I figured I couldn’t go wrong. Well…. I’m pretty happy with it. I think if you have space challenges and time too then strapping this softbox on with a little extra scrim on the barndoors […]

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