The REAL Reason I Switched to Sony

The REAL Reason I Switched to Sony

The Sony A7S III and the Canon R5 have stirred up quite the debate, and are bringing even the hardest of hardcore Canon fanboys to decisions they never expected to make. Yep, even me. But, most of the discussion has centered around the overheating- and I think that's far from the only problem. To put [...]

Portkeys LH5H | 1700nit Monitor under $300

Portkeys LH5H | 1700nit Monitor under $300

Portkeys is probably most well known for their BM5 monitor, a high brightness, full featured monitor with camera control options. Well the LH5H takes all that and puts it in a cheaper, HDMI only but light weight body with 1700 nits (vs. 2200 on the BM5). 1700 is plenty for most outdoor use, if you're [...]

Hollyland Mars 300 PRO Wireless Video Kit

Hollyland Mars 300 PRO Wireless Video Kit

The Hollyland prosumer Mars wireless video kit lineup is already pretty full- running from the $179 Mars X (a single HDMI transmitter that works with their mobile app) up to the $649 mars 400S (a solidly built kit with both HDMI and SDI interface plus mobile app compatibility). Well, now the last piece of the [...]

A Great New Camera Backpack on Indiegogo

A Great New Camera Backpack on Indiegogo

For a few months now I've been using the brand new Momento camera backpack from Ambitionem, and it's honestly been one of my favorites (and I've used a LOT). With a fairly compact size and good looking design that doesn't feel awkward on either a casual day with the family or a professional shoot, it [...]

Gimbal Support Systems for the Zhiyun Crane 3S

Gimbal Support Systems for the Zhiyun Crane 3S

Anyone who's considered the Zhiyun Crane 3S knows the biggest challenge can be the weight. Gimbals get heavy quickly especially as you're focused on framing, movement and more ...so I got a handful of support systems to help take that weight off your arms a bit, and tried them out. Here's a quick look at [...]

A Welcome Little Upgrade to the Zeapon Micro 2 Slider

A Welcome Little Upgrade to the Zeapon Micro 2 Slider

Longest blog title ever? Well, this isn't the longest video ever, so don't miss it. The Zeapon Micro 2 motorized slider is incredibly smooth, portable, powerful and easy to use. Originally though, you couldn't get looped movement (a must-have for interviews, for example) without connecting to the mobile app. Well, Zeapon has put out a [...]

How Much Power Does a High Bright Monitor Need?

How Much Power Does a High Bright Monitor Need?

The secret's out- the Osee T7 monitor is one of my favorite camera monitors and my go-to in just about any situation. With a quick and full featured interface, 7 inch screen and super bright 3000 nit display, it's ready for anything. But, those 3000 nits can definitely eat up batteries. So, just how much [...]

A New Foldable Pocket LED from FalconEyes – Hit or Miss?

A New Foldable Pocket LED from FalconEyes – Hit or Miss?

There are a ton of pocket LEDs on the market these days- ranging from small and cheap to rugged and full featured. The F7, FalconEyes first version of their own pocket LED was well made and ...well, average. It had a magnetized backside but that was about it for standout features, which was OK without [...]

iFootage K7 Video Head (& Fastbowl TC9 Legs)

iFootage K7 Video Head (& Fastbowl TC9 Legs)

A good, fairly compact, high capacity and full featured video head and tripod is hard to come by without breaking the bank. While hardly the cheapest on the market, the K7 head and TC9 legs from iFootage are also far from the most expensive; but they're a very professional option with lots of convenient little [...]