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Quick Take. D|Matte 4×4 Clip On Matte Box. $250

Quick Takes

Here is a Quick Take on the new 4 x 4 D|Matte clip on matte box. It has two tray-less filter holders. There is one rotating stage that will work well with a polarizer. The filters are held in place by two tabs. The clip on version uses an 86mm adapter ring. The D|Matte retails for around $250 and the sunshade and a Fotodiox 82-86mm adapter ring are included. As you can see in...Read More

Jared Abrams Reel

Cameras

Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.Read More

Sony Nex 5N Camera Test Video.

Cameras

The new Sony Nex 5N camera is a killer little interchangeable lens camera. We needed an ultra portable camera that I can always have with me at all times. We decided to not go the traditional camera test route and have a little fun this time around. Models in Bikinis instead of charts and ISO scales. We simply wanted to see how this little puppy would handle skin tones in varying light. We also...Read More

Sony Nex 5N ECM-SST1 Stereo Mic Test.

Cameras / Jared Abrams

Here is a little quick audio test we did with Hazel Estrella, one of our models for our Sony Nex 5N test shoot. The built in camera mic is really bad. The Sony ECM-SST1 seemed like it might be a little better. There are no other options for on camera sound. Stupid Sony Mount. It’s not the greatest mic but will work in a pinch. I picked mine up at B&H for around $90,...Read More

Sony Nex 5N And Two Hot Models.

Cameras / Jared Abrams

We wanted to have a little fun with our camera tests and getting really hot models in bikinis seemed like a great way to do it. On a whim I decided to test the new SonyNex5N with a few models. I booked four different models with various skin types from Model Mayhem. Only two made it to the party. Rather than scrap the test we decided to make the best of the situation and...Read More

12 Essential Set Etiquette Tips. Mastering Film.

Cameras / Jared Abrams

  A good film set is like a well-oiled machine. All of the parts must work together for everything to go properly. Set procedure and etiquette are very important components in keeping the train moving. Here are a few tips that I have picked up along the way. These are primarily geared towards the camera department; however, they should work well for other departments as well. Here is one. The rest can be found...Read More

Sony Nex5N First Thoughts. It’s A Toy.

Cameras / Jared Abrams

We have been re-tooling our camera systems here at Wide Open Camera the past two months over to mostly Sony cameras. We have the F3, just ordered the FS100 and got the Nex5N yesterday. My first impressions of the Sony Nex5N are not the best. It seems very delicate. There is no real Hot Shoe mount and it has the most annoying interface with “Happy Time” icons. The flip out screen looks like it...Read More

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