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Quick Take: Zacuto Z-Grip For iPhone 4 With Lan Bui

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By: Jared Abrams Lan Bui of The Bui Brothers shows off the new Zacuto Z-Grip for the iPhone 4. I think the iPhone is one of the best little video cameras out there and the new Z-Grip paired with a Zacuto Z Finder is a great way to shoot the new iPhone 4. Lan broke the news here on Wide Open Camera, that he is planning a full length feature shot entirely with...Read More

Arri Alexa Vs. Canon Rebel T2i

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Arri Alexa With a Cooke S4 32mm T22 160 ASA Canon Rebel T2i Zeiss ZE 50mm F11 100 ISO. By Chris Collins: Jared Abrams and I borrowed the new Arri Alexa from Birns and Sawyer , Hollywood to shoot a quick test on the same corner that we shot the Canon Rebel T2i test some months ago.  As we were literally sneaking the camera out the door, we passed the owner of the...Read More

OWLE Bubo. Interchangeable Lenses For The iPhone 4.

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By: Jared Abrams The OWLE Bubo is one kick ass little piece of equipment. It is a camera mount with an attached 37mm Wide Angle/Macro lens that gives you the ability to change lenses or add filters. It takes 46mm filters but adapters will also work. It also has four 1/4-20 thread mounts for accessories. I hooked up this little video for The Photoletariat. Check out the huge difference when a polarizer is...Read More

Hot Models, Hot Cameras, Hot Lights. Broncolor BTS.

Cameras

By: Jared Abrams Broncolor asked us to cover this little event they put together with Calumet LA and Out of Frame Studios here in Los Angeles. It was a great time for all. Still photographers got the opportunity to make use of some new killer gear and shoot some really great models throughout the day. The free event was a ton of fun. Thanks to Kobold/Broncolor for inviting us to the party.Read More

A Great Compact Rig for DSLR Shooting

Cameras

By Chris Collins: The Red Rock Micro Nano rig is a great way to jump into the game.  I’ve seen alot of people buy shoulder support rigs from less reputable brands to save some pennies, and I have to say that it just isn’t worth it.  The major factor to consider when purchasing a rig is stability.  The Red Rock Micro Nano Rig offers three points of stabilization while allowing your free hand to...Read More

The Difference Between T-Stop and F-Stop

Quick Takes

By Chris Collins There has been some talk about the speed of the new Zeiss CP.2 lenses.  The ZE and ZF lenses are faster than the T2.1 CP.2 set.  Jared and I got a chance to speak with Richard Schleuning, the US sales manager of Zeiss, and he explained the reasons for the difference in speed. Zeiss limited the speed of the 50mm and the 85mm to maintain image quality across the board.  The...Read More

HDSLR Power Solution for $300

Cameras

By Chris Collins Switronix sent us their new Powerbase 70 to check out.  Jared made the point of not telling me the price until we started rolling because I would freak out.  He was right!  This is a killer deal at $300 for the complete unit including the 70wh battery with quick release plate, LP-E6 adapter, and wall charger. The quick release plate easily mounts on anything with a female 1/4-20 thread, and there...Read More

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