I got the call from Brandon at Allen’s Camera that the Canon 70D’s have arrived. Since I already did an in depth preview video I wanted to keep this new one to just an unboxing and sniff test.
If you missed the preview video you can watch that down below.
I am sure you are on the edge of your seat trying to figure out what the Canon 70D smells like and I am about to tell you. It smells like that foam finger that Miley Cyrus used at the VMA’s It’s true, I couldn’t make something like that up.Read More »
Postman FRO made another appearance at my door this time bringing me a NEW Lens from BorrowLenses.com to play with.
Find out which lens I will be playing with next right here. If you would like to borrow from BorrowLenses.com please click here.Read More »
Readers have been sending in request for me to play with and review the ROKINON lenses. I have known for a while that AllensCamera.com has carried the lenses but there has always been one concern for me.
My concern has been that the lenses are manual focus only. But when you think about what these lenses are primarily for it becomes less of an issue.
These lenses are great for capturing tack sharp and colorful video as well as capturing still images of subjects that you have time to get in focus.
The lenses are built very well along with have smooth focusing and aperture changes. The only slight issues I have found and I mean these are pretty minor is the fact that the lens cap is tougher to grip and the lens hoods seem to have a plastically feeling.
This video was recorded with the Canon 5D Mark III along with the ROKINON 24 1.5T Cine Lens. You can see how sharp and colorful the video is which is what its all about.
If you are looking for affordable, quality glass with large apertures than you should take a look at the Rokinon lenses.Read More »
There is nothing like getting a knock on the door to find a box waiting from BorrowLenses.com. As many of you know this package brought me the Canon 1D X, Canon 70-200 2.8II and 85 1.2 II. But I wanted to share with you the unboxing and sniff test as well as FroVaders reaction to getting it in the mail.
This is the top of the line canon gear that I have been waiting to get in my hands. Sure many of you consider me to be a Nikon shooter which is what I am but to get the chance to use Canon’s best offerings is something you can not turn down.
Be sure to stay tuned for all of the videos related to the Canon 1D X and these killer lenses that landed on my doorstep.Read More »
Canon recently asked me if I would like to review their new printer, the PIXMA Pro-10. I said sure as long as you send me enough paper and ink to properly test it out.
Just about everyone knows I order my prints in from different places online and never have been a fan of home inkjet printing.
Will the PIXMA Pro 10 be the professional printer that makes me change my mind? We will find out in the full review that I am working on right now.
In the meantime enjoy the unbxoing and sniff test.Read More »
My DROBO MINI finally came in the mail and I wanted to give it an unbox and sniff test as well as break down who it is for. This is a $600 unit that is great for when you are on the road and need to back up your work.
It is not just great for photos but it serves very well for storing video. This is the type of unit I will take on the road with me so I can make sure my work is safe and backed up.
There is know doubt though that I would still travel with other external hardrives to have multiple backups just in case anything ever happens. When you are on the road its always good to keep your backups in different places. Keep one on you if you are on the plane and another in your bag so if something happens to your bag you still have one back up.
This DROBO MINI connects via USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt which means its going to back up super super fast.
Check out Drobo.com for more information.Read More »
Before heading out to CES 2013 I was on a quest to find tools that would lessen my load. I learned from CES last year that there is a TON I mean a TON of walking that you have to do. Because of this I did not want to use a DSLR for video like my D4 and have to set up a mono pod each and every segment.
I knew this year since I was going to be filming with a smaller camera I would’t need a huge tripod. That is where the Manfroto 561B HDV-1 Monopod comes into play. This monopod has a fluid video head and a way to stand on its on with a very clever design.
This Monopod is sure to be lighter and easier to maneuver around CES and the 135K people that were there.
If you would like to pick one up please call AllensCamera.comRead More »