Photo Video News Update September 18, 2016

Photo Video News Update September 18, 2016

As I finish compiling this, Photokina is opening.  I will try to keep the Photokina announcements together, but some came early and so you will see them here.  Photokina is a hugely exciting time for photographers with new offerings from a multitude of providers.  Expect the next release of the news update to be filled with new gear

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REVIEW : The Metabones Speedbooster Ultra

REVIEW : The Metabones Speedbooster Ultra

I was recently doing a long term evaluation on Sony's awesome PXW-FS7 video camera and wanted to see how using my Canon L series glass on the camera would work out.  There are many mount converters available to mount alternate brand lenses on the Sony E mount, but the only one that said it would provide both complete aperture control as well as Autofocus was the Speedbooster Ultra from Metabones.

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Photo Video News Update August 28, 2016

Photo Video News Update August 28, 2016

I've discovered in recent weeks that the amount of photo video news, that is actually "news" has become a small percentage of news feeds.  So while I may not provide as many links as in the past, I'm trying really hard to confine them to news, or a link that I personally found interesting.  For those who have been following individual posts on Google +, the update is now consolidated into a website post with all the links in one place.

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REVIEW : The Fujifilm X-Pro 2 - Is This The Best Mirrorless for You?

REVIEW :  The Fujifilm X-Pro 2 - Is This The Best Mirrorless for You?

Straight up, I need to thank the PR team at Fujifilm Canada for helping me get my hands-on an X-Pro2 for this review.  While the camera was announced a while back, they have been scarce for the media and the nice people at Fujifilm never forgot about me.  They sent me an X-Pro2 body and 23/1.4R lens for this review.

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REVIEW : IKAN Beholder DS-1 Gimbal

REVIEW : IKAN Beholder DS-1 Gimbal

Anyone shooting moving video knows the perils of shaky cam.  We've all seen The Blair Witch Project and no one needs to see more of that kind of nausea inducing motion.  The IKAN Beholder DS1 Gimbal is designed to keep your camera steady and offer smooth movements when shooting handheld, although you can tripod mount it just to use it's movement capabilities.

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