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DJI Inspire 1 Real World Preview with 4k Footage

Jared Polin November 12, 2014 Comments Off

We had the pleasure of going to a super secret location aka Brooklyn NYC to get some flight time with the new DJI Inspire 1 to do a Real World Preview.

I am going to run down the top level specs that I think are the most important to focus on right off the bat.

DJI Inspire 1 (3)-2

This is an all new “drone” from DJI that will be priced right around $3,000. I am sure you are curious where this falls in on their lineup. At the bottom of the lineup you have the DJI Phantom which I equate to a cropped sensor camera like a rebel or D3300. At the top of their range you have the S-800 and S-900 which are more like your 1DX or D4s. Now you have the Inspire 1 which falls smack dab in the middle and I would equate it to an entry level full frame camera like the D610 or so.

This drone is larger and more powerful than the phantom and is now carbon fiber (2.9 kilos or 6 pounds). It is extremely simple to set up, all you have to do is attach the self tightening props, connect the battery and you are pretty much ready to fly.

You have a built in DJI designed and built 4K capable video camera on a 3 axis gimbal. It is a removable “payload” that means at some point you may be able to switch out other cameras or devices that DJI or possibly others release.

My take on Keira Knighley’s No Photoshop Nude Photo NSFW

Jared Polin November 10, 2014 Comments Off

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“I’ve had my body manipulated so many different times for so many different reasons, whether it’s paparazzi photographers or for film posters.” Keira Knightley

“That was one of the ones where I said, ‘OK, I’m fine doing the topless shot so long as you don’t make them any bigger or retouch.’ Because it does feel important to say it really doesn’t matter what shape you are.” Keira Knightley


Click the image to see the FULL Res photo

“I think women’s bodies are a battleground and photography is partly to blame,” she says. “Our society is so photographic now, it becomes more difficult to see all of those different varieties of shape.” Keira Knightley

I am sure you are wondering why I would do something like this. Simple, I thought it would be fun to try and replicate everything about her photo. Her goal was to do a topless shoot but not allow any manipulating or photoshoping to be done whatsoever. There is nothing wrong with being who you are and being secure with it.

Getting ready to post this image started getting me thinking about how you can’t post woman on Facebook or Instagram topless but it’s perfectly fine for me to go shirtless.

What is the world afraid of? You hear it’s to protect the children, but they are bombarded on the news with things that are far more scaring. A simple internet search will take you to porn or people getting their heads cut off.

So what’s wrong with nudity that is art that is beautiful and natural? If you don’t like it don’t look at it but don’t dictate to others what they can and can not look at. I guess this falls under the FREE the nipple campaign.

Quotes were used from HollywoodLife.com and the entire interview can be found here.

Keira Knightley Photo’s taken by Patrick Demarchelier for Interview Magazine. The original article and photos can be seen below or by clicking here.

Special Edition Bonus RAWtalk!!!!

Jared Polin November 5, 2014 Comments Off

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The WORST Smelling Sniff Test EVER but an Awesome product – Tenba Air Case

Jared Polin November 5, 2014 Comments Off

Have you ever wondered how you travel the world or ship an Apple Imac for jobs? Well, a company called Tenba has created the Air Case specifically for shipping Imacs or checking it under an airplane.

I have to thank Postman FRO for bringing me this Air Case because it will set you back around $650!!! You may think that’s expensive, it is but the problem it solves for many working pros is well worth the price.

DigiRichie travels a few times a month and instead of renting Imacs on set he simply travels with them. The issue has always been how do you take in on a plane with you and keep it safe. You can’t cary it on because it’s to big but you can certainly check it. Normally I would be worried to check an Imac but this case is built like a tank. In fact you can stack almost 600 pounds on it and it still will be fine.

DigiRichie will have a full on review of this bag on one of his upcoming episodes since he has taken it cross country and back a few times.

I really like their entire lineup of high end PRO Air Cases. For more info about Tenba click here.

Oh Boy, the Canon 7D Mark II handles Hi-ISO Like a CHAMP!!! Test Photos and Video

Jared Polin November 4, 2014 Comments Off

This is a PRE Review of the Canon 7d mark II. The “Real World” review is on it’s way and will be to you very very soon.

I just took the camera out for its first spin at a Pete Yorn concert. This was a good show for me to test ISO for stills and video since he wouldn’t be moving to much around the show. If you haven’t given Pete a listen in a while or ever I suggest you dial up the good old spotify or check him out in concert.

The samples images that I am sharing first show ISO 12,800 and 16,000. The 12,800 looks to be pretty solid for a cropped sensor camera. The 16,000 on the other hand is a little mushy but again it’s 16,000 on a cropped sensor it’s totally acceptable.

Shooting the video at 16,000 also left me pretty pleased with the results. It’s not every day you shoot video at such a high iso and come out with very usable footage.

Like I said, this is a pre review and just some quick first thoughts that I wanted to share.

ISO 12,800 Test – Click the image for the FULL RES jpeg straight out of the camera.
Canon 7D MK II 12,800 ISO

ISO 16,000 Test – Click the image for the FULL RES jpeg straight out of the camera.
Canon 7D MK II 16,000 ISO