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Vivitar Macro Extension Tubes for under $100

Macro extension tubes are really handy to have around. They allow you to throw off your lens’ minimum focus distance so that you can get

June 30, 2011 Blog, Gear

7 Inch External Monitor for $25!

Today Newegg has a deal on the Haier 7″ Portable LCD TV HLT71.  This is a re-certified unit, but it has been tested to ensure

June 16, 2011 Blog, Gear

What are Zeiss Baby Primes?

I woke up to a peculiar email blast this past weekend: My career of digital cinematographer started long time ago (1983) and my first ambition

June 07, 2011 Blog, Gear

New display may allow for 1920×1080 5″ field monitors

We all love our field monitors especially for DSLR video work. Every field monitor manufacturer relies on display manufacturers to supply the right pixel perfect

May 23, 2011 Blog, Gear

Redrock Micro EVF price dropping to $375?

Electronic viewfinders were all the rage at NAB 2011, but Redrock’s highly anticipated model has yet to see production. According to Redrock’s Facebook page they

May 11, 2011 Blog, Gear

Birger Canon EF to Sony E-mount and Panasonic micro four thirds

While we had the chance to check out Redrock Micro’s EF to micro four thirds adapter, we didn’t make it over to Birger’s booth. Fortunately

May 02, 2011 Blog, Gear

Blackmagic $345 field recorder for those on a budget, Cinedeck recorder for those who want everything

While we shot a ton of interviews at NAB, we didn’t hit everything. Fortunately the guys at FreshDV got interviews on these great field recorder

April 29, 2011 Blog, Gear

Switronix EX-L96 battery now compatible with Sony F3

Switronix announced their new PT-XF3 cable, which allows the EX-L96 battery to power Sony F3 camcorders. The 8″ PT-XF3 converts the powertap from male to

April 28, 2011 Blog, Gear

Some very unique HDSLR rig designs from Edelkrone

Handy Film Tools is changing their name to Edelkrone and has announced some new HDSLR rigs.  These rigs have some very unique design elements that

April 08, 2011 Blog, Gear

Canon announces two PL-mount 4K cine zoom lenses

In what can be interpreted as a potential precursor to a 4K camera announcement, Canon introduced two new PL-mount cine zoom lenses.  These lenses will not be

April 07, 2011 Blog, Gear