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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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Sony Breaking The Speed Limit With New SF-G Series SD Cards

Sony Breaking The Speed Limit With New SF-G Series SD Cards

February 23, 20172 Comments

If the fastest SD cards are your game then look no further than the new fastest SD Cards available by Sony. These SF-G Series as of this moment the fasts on the planet. Yes the write speed of 300 MB/s is faster than any stills camera can utilize but us video folks can grow into […]

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New Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS Takes Bokeh to the Next Level.

New Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS Takes Bokeh to the Next Level.

February 8, 20170 Comments

    Sony’s new 100mm STF GM lens is a bokeh lovers dream come true. PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format Aperture Range: f/2.8 to 20 | T5.6 to 22 Apodization Element for Smooth Bokeh One Aspherical Element, One ED Element Nano AR Coating Direct Drive SSM Focus System Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization Ring-Switch to Change […]

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Firmware 1.01 Update Available For Sony a6500

Firmware 1.01 Update Available For Sony a6500

February 2, 20170 Comments

Not a big update but worth staying current. You can download it HERE. I’ve had a quirk when using the EVF. Sometimes it just doesn’t turn on when looking into it. The update seems to have fixed that from what I can tell. The main fix is for when the camera will not power-on after making certain […]

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Sony PXW-FS7 Firmware Update V4.10 Fixes Over Exposure Issue When Using CineEI Mode

Sony PXW-FS7 Firmware Update V4.10 Fixes Over Exposure Issue When Using CineEI Mode

January 15, 20170 Comments

Sony firmware update for the PXW-FS7  includes a fix for a strange issue that can happen in some rare situations causing the footage to be over exposed when shooting in CineEI mode after a camera re-start. The new firmware update has been released to prevent this from happening. Highly recommended that you update to the new 4.1 version to avoid […]

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Sony FS7 II Gets Usability Upgrades & Variable ND PLUS Stronger locking E-Mount

Sony FS7 II Gets Usability Upgrades & Variable ND PLUS Stronger locking E-Mount

November 9, 20160 Comments

Does this camera look familiar? Well it should but it’s the FS7 II and it comes with a several nice upgrades but don’t worry if you have the original FS7 I don’t think you will need to upgrade. The FS7 II sensor, codec options, audio inputs and autofocus are all the same as the original but […]

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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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New Sony a6500 Videos in 4K and High Frame Rates

New Sony a6500 Videos in 4K and High Frame Rates

November 1, 20163 Comments

A couple of new videos showing the Sony a6500 in 4K and at 120fps. I don’t know what’s more impressive. The camera or the guys holding those firework torches! That has got to burn! The new Sony E PZ 18-110mm f/4 G OSS Lens also is used in several shots. [Background Information of the movie] This […]

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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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