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Quick Take: Lens Test Canon Vs. Tokina.

Quick Takes

By: Jared Abrams I wrote this one for The Photoletariat check it out for more details about the test. Here is a super boring Quick Take on The Tokina 28-80mm f2.8 Vs. The Canon 24-70 f2.8. We also put the Canon 70-200mm f2.8 L IS up against the Tokina 80-200mm f2.8. The Canons seemed to be a bit sharper than the Tokinas. The Tokina had a cooler/blue looking lens flare to my eye where...Read More

WHAT’S IN MY BAG? KIT FOR THE ROAD

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I just got back from Beirut, Lebanon where I was director/shooter on a film for Monocle magazine about the rapidly changing face of the city. The gear debate rages long and hard at the moment and seems to get twisted all upside down as people get their panties in a twist for all the wrong reason. If I hear ‘content is king’ one more time I’ll eat my Z-Finder. Just for the record, content...Read More

A Break From HDSLR

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By: Chris Marino I have been working on this interesting project since it’s inception in September. Specialized Bicycle Components, is trying to enter a new type of market for them, fixed gear freestyle riding. Basically you have a full-sized track bike, that’s over engineered like a BMX bike. Then you take a new generation of fearless young riders, and you have a very cool story. We have been working on a documentary for them,...Read More

Get Paid On The Spot With Square App.

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By: Jared Abrams Dan Bailey wrote an article on The Photoletariat about this killer  App called Square that lets you take credit cards with your  iPhone or iPad. It also works with The Android platform. This could be a great solution for any freelance person out there. The system is pretty simple. They send you a card reader that plugs into you phone via the headphone jack and swipe away. Square charges a flat...Read More

Litepanels and Swtronix LED Lights On Set.

Quick Takes

By: Jared Abrams We were waiting for make up for a commercial and thought we could sneak this little video into the day. Here is a super Quick Take on The Switronix Torch LED and Litepanels Micro Pro LED Lights. Check it out. We shot and edited this with the iPhone 4. **Updated the video a little after the shoot. Thanks for checking it out.Read More

Candles Project One Year anniversary. Long Cool Trip So Far.

Cameras

By: Jared Abrams It has been about a year since we shot this little segment for a display in Pasadena, California. The images were projected onto huge glass door in Pasadena for the Holidays. We had to shoot this way to complement French style doors. We shot this with a Canon 7D and a Zeiss 50mm and 85mm at f1.4 800 ISO. I did not try to pull focus. I simply let the actors...Read More

90 Minute Lunch – Pre Production

Cameras

The ability to have a B cam shooting from another angle and focal length to give my editor more material to craft the scene is huge plus. Read More

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