Hands-On Review: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K (aka BMPCC4K) was initially released in 2018 by Blackmagic Design. This camera is an upgrade to the popular Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera released several years prior. More importantly, this camera looked to be an upgrade to the Blackmagic Cinema Camera 2.5K and 4K with its functionality.  According to Blackmagic’s website, …

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Moment Rugged Camera Sling Bag 6L And 10L Review

I’m usually a backpack man when it comes carrying my cameras and smaller accessories around. The reason for this is that I like to distribute the weight of my gear evenly across the shoulders with the help of added support from the belt around the waist. But there are times, that I don’t want to …

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Moment Variable ND Filters. A Hands-On Test And Review

A couple of weeks ago the folks from Moment send me a set of their new variable ND filters to test. For a while, they’ve just been sitting at my desk because I’ve simply not had the time to test them out properly because of all the crazy stuff going on in the world at …

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Review: Hands-on test with the Kessler Second Shooter Plus Motorized Slider

Over the past year, I have done several shoots for a history documentary. The director wondered how we could make the classic talking head interview more visually engaging while keeping our crew small. She asked me to research motorized sliders which, in theory, would offer dynamic camera movement without multiple operators. Interviews regularly use two …

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Ode To A Workhorse – A Review Of The Canon 24-105mm IS Lens

Top Photo: Rachel Bardin As a photographer turned cinematographer, I have owned the Canon L Series 24-105 EF IS since 2013. It came bundled with a 5D Mark iii, which I primarily use for stills. In the past, I might have balked at using this slow, f4, zoom lens in filming situations and opted for …

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The Complete Honest Hands-On Review Of Panasonic EVA1

Top Photo: Colin Elves I’ve owned the Panasonic EVA1 since it’s initial release in October 2018. In addition, I have dedicated a fair amount of time to delving into the depths of its capabilities and comparing it to its direct competitors. So I think it’s fair to say that I know the camera well and …

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Review: Sony A6500. Still A Great Video Camera 2022

Released in 2016, the Sony a6500 has been used by many photographers and filmmakers for the past three years, including me. As we approach 2020, I wanted to do a review on this camera and explain why, four years after its release, the Sony a6500 is still a great option for independent filmmakers looking for …

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Review: Laowa 7.5mm f/2.0. The Best Wideangle Lens For M43?

A while back I was tasked with shooting some video and taking photographs for a large Scandinavian tourist agency. They wanted videos and photos of their sight-seeing buses, boats, and mini-train. And they wanted them to appear in front of famous well-known tourist attractions and sights. I knew this would be a bit of a …

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