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First Impressions: Testing Canon’s New Speedlite 600EX-RT & Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT

First Impressions: Testing Canon’s New Speedlite 600EX-RT & Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT | HDSLR | Scoop.it

For the past week, I’ve had the good fortune to be able to shoot a trio of Canon’s new 600-EX-RT Speedlites and the new ST-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter (shown above). The gear was provided to me by Canon-Europe for evaluation. Next week, you will see my expanded thoughts about putting the system to several tests on their Canon Pro Network site...

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Pro Tip: How to Wrap Cables with Duct Tape Without Getting Them Sticky

Pro Tip: How to Wrap Cables with Duct Tape Without Getting Them Sticky | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Duct tape can often be a photographer's best friend. Cable management can often be a nightmare. The two don't naturally combine very well though, since duc
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Mobile Moviemaking To Improve Yet Again with iPhone 6?

Mobile Moviemaking To Improve Yet Again with iPhone 6? | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Though great storytelling, now as always, is crucial to moviemaking success, decent and affordable cameras can make a difference in your movies’ watchability and the effects you can achieve. [adrotate group="6"]Apple has steadily improved the quality of its iPhone’s cameras and iPhone 6 will int... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/09/mobile-moviemaking-to-improve-yet-again-with-iphone-6/
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AJA CION: What Might a 4K, PL Mount Camera Look Like if Apple Did It?

AJA CION: What Might a 4K, PL Mount Camera Look Like if Apple Did It? | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Gorgeous industrial design meets straightforward, cherry-picked feature set in the new AJA CION camera.We haven’t yet seen it in the flesh – it isn’t even shipping– so what we don’t know about the CION is staggering compared to what we do know.   Even so, the mere thought of a high performance ... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/09/aja-cion-what-might-a-4k-pl-mount-camera-look-like-if-apple-did-it/
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Canon Introduces Three New Lenses and its “Glass First” Initiative

Canon Introduces Three New Lenses and its “Glass First” Initiative | HDSLR | Scoop.it
With their first EF zoom lens to incorporate STM (EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, $599); their slimmest and lightest EF-S lens ever made (EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM pancake, $149); [adrotate group="6"]their updated and exotic 400mm prime telephoto (EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM, $6,899); and their “Glass F... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/09/canon-introduces-three-new-lenses-and-its-glass-first-initiative/
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HOT Canon EOS 7D Mark II launch video - a planet5D first

HOT Canon EOS 7D Mark II launch video - a planet5D first | HDSLR | Scoop.it
We’re thrilled to be able to be one of the very first sites to show you this awesome first look at the Canon EOS 7D Mark II from our good friend Abraham Joffe (See more of our posts featuring Abraham)[adrotate group="6"]From Abraham’s blog post about the shoot:Abraham Joffe: ... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/09/hot-canon-eos-7d-mark-ii-launch-video-a-planet5d-first/
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Odyssey7Q Adds 4K ProRes Recording

Odyssey7Q Adds 4K ProRes Recording | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Convergent Design announced today that the Odyssey7Q monitor/recorder will add 4K video recording with Apple ProRes 422 HQ. 4K and Ultra HD video from cameras such as the Sony F55, Panasonic GH4, Vision Research Phantom Flex4K, and others can be conv...
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Sony a7S Review as it Compares to the Panasonic GH4

Sony a7S Review as it Compares to the Panasonic GH4 | HDSLR | Scoop.it
The a7s and GH4 battle it out to see which one will be my new camera.
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Nikon V3 Image Quality Analysis: Has Nikon finally cracked the code for its 1-Series mirrorless cameras?

Nikon V3 Image Quality Analysis: Has Nikon finally cracked the code for its 1-Series mirrorless cameras? | HDSLR | Scoop.it
    We were really eager to see how the Nikon V3's image quality stacked up, and if the new flagship Nikon 1-Series mirrorless camera improved significantly over the previous model, the Nikon V2. One of the common complaints about…
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New Nikon D750 Another Nail in Canon’s Coffin?

New Nikon D750 Another Nail in Canon’s Coffin? | HDSLR | Scoop.it
The new Nikon D750 begs the question once again about its arch rival: What is Canon thinking? It’s one kind of anticipation when waiting to see the newest Apple iPhone – excitement. It’s a very different kind of anticipation when waiting for Canon’s new DSLRs these days: are they going to give th... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/09/new-nikon-d750-another-nail-in-canons-coffin/
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Sony PXW-FS7 Confirms Multi-front War on Canon

Sony PXW-FS7 Confirms Multi-front War on Canon | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Time for TUMS, Canon: The new Sony PXW-FS7 — an on-board 4K, Super 35 sensor, 10 bit 4:2:2 and up to 120fps cam — is a direct challenge to the Cinema EOS line at an aggressive price point, adding to what should be Canon’s gastrointestinal distress over the A7s.[adrotate gr... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/09/sony-pxw-fs7-confirms-multi-front-war-on-canon/
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How to Shim your Nikon to Canon Lens Adapters and Help Track Focus

How to Shim your Nikon to Canon Lens Adapters and Help Track Focus | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Everyone is always asking for more information on lenses they should buy for their cameras. The common debate is between Canon vs Nikon glass because those two are the largest in the industry.[adrotate group="6"]However, there are times where it is nice to have both. Nikon lenses usually have... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/09/how-to-shim-your-nikon-to-canon-lens-adapters-and-help-track-focus/
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San Disk Releases first 512GB SD Card | cinema5D

San Disk Releases first 512GB SD Card | cinema5D | HDSLR | Scoop.it
San Disk has announced a new card today that will trump all other top performing high capacity SD cards - the Extreme Pro 512GB SD card.
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Achieve an Efficient Production by Becoming Proficient at Pre-Production

Achieve an Efficient Production by Becoming Proficient at Pre-Production | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Problems always occur in video and film production. It’s the nature of the work we do. There are always outside forces beyond our control and no matter what we do to prepare for them, we are always faced with a problem to solve that we didn&rsq...
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Sony announces Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS lens and few accessories | Photo Rumors

Sony announces Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS lens and few accessories | Photo Rumors | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Probably the most boring Photokina announcement so far is from Sony (they already announced few other insignificant products) - they just officially introduced
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A Super 35mm, 4K Mirrorless Camera with Advanced Codecs for $1,499? Samsung NX1! Holy Competition, Batman!

A Super 35mm, 4K Mirrorless Camera with Advanced Codecs for $1,499? Samsung NX1! Holy Competition, Batman! | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Samsung is everywhere – and not to be underestimated.This is the company that is giving Apple a run for its money in the smartphone world – and essentially forced Apple to come out with the iPhone 6 Plus.[adrotate group="6"]Now, less than a year after Panasonic shook up the DSLR video market wi... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/09/a-super-35mm-4k-mirrorless-camera-with-advanced-codecs-for-1499-samsung-nx1-holy-competition-batman/
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The new Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport lens for Nikon mount is now available for pre-order | Nikon Rumors

The new Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport lens for Nikon mount is now available for pre-order | Nikon Rumors | HDSLR | Scoop.it
The new Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport lens for Nikon mount is currently available for pre-order (more information on the lens is available here).
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PowerShot G7 X - Canon's First One-Inch Sensor Compact Digital Camera

PowerShot G7 X - Canon's First One-Inch Sensor Compact Digital Camera | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Also announced today, Canon’s PowerShot G7 X and yes, it is a PowerShot pocket cam, but it has some great looking video and it may be a great cam for on location shooting, b-roll shots, and just plain keeping in your pocket when you don’t want to carry around a DSLR![adrotate... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/09/powershot-g7-x-canons-first-one-inch-sensor-compact-digital-camera/
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Canon's killer new Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon's killer new Canon EOS 7D Mark II | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Canon announces the Canon EOS 7D Mark II – did you feel the ground shake? Did the universe suddenly start spinning another direction? Nope.Many people were waiting for the next big Canon announcement and I’m afraid there’s a collective yawn. Sure the new 7D has some great new... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/09/canons-killer-new-canon-eos-7d-mark-ii/
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What is a Rangefinder Camera?

What is a Rangefinder Camera? | HDSLR | Scoop.it
The colloquial and modern definition of what a rangefinder camera is varies pretty greatly.
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The New Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake « Canon Rumors

The New Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake «  Canon Rumors | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Specifications Google Translated focal length conversion 38.4 mm 1 piece using high-precision glass molded aspherical lens full-time manual focus shortest s
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Blackmagic Cameras Continue To Be A Part Of The Action With 'The Expendables 3' - HDSLR Shooter

Blackmagic Cameras Continue To Be A Part Of The Action With 'The Expendables 3' - HDSLR Shooter | HDSLR | Scoop.it
We’ve seen the rapid rise of Blackmagic Design’s cameras take them into numerous different kinds of productions. Their cameras have been used on commercials for McDonalds, Sundance winning shorts like ‘Me+Her’, and several feature films such as ‘Sharknado 2: The Second One’ and ‘Checkmate’. One emerging trend we’ve found is their increasingly common use for …
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Atomos Shogun with 4k Recording Ready for Action at IBC 2014

Atomos Shogun with 4k Recording Ready for Action at IBC 2014 | HDSLR | Scoop.it
[adrotate group="6"]Atomos 4K Shogun Ready for Action at IBC 2014 Atomos Prepare to Ship the Pioneering Shogun 4K/HD HDMI and 12G/6G/3G SDI Monitor/Recorder/Deck at IBC.From Atomos Press:Melbourne, Australia – 12th September, 2014: Atomos, creator of award winning camera-mounted recorders a... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/09/atomos-shogun-with-4k-recording-ready-for-action-at-ibc-2014/
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Microphone Company RØDE on a Roll with New RØDE Stereo VideoMic X

Microphone Company RØDE on a Roll with New RØDE Stereo VideoMic X | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Highly regarded Australian manufacturer RØDE Microphones broadens its competitive footprint with just announced Stereo VideoMic X (SVMX), looks to take on Zoom?What a great time of year for us gear-nerds. New equipment, new expectations – and every now and again something which melds function AN... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/09/microphone-company-rode-on-a-roll-with-new-rode-stereo-videomic-x/
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Pentax 645Z Shooter’s Report Part I: Ricoh’s mighty medium-format takes on the mile-high city

Pentax 645Z Shooter’s Report Part I: Ricoh’s mighty medium-format takes on the mile-high city | HDSLR | Scoop.it
    I've shot with many professional DSLRs over the years, right back to when even the most expensive of pro gear consisted of digital innards shoe-horned into a repurposed film SLR body. But until just recently, there was one…
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What features do you want in the next DSLR Video camera?

What features do you want in the next DSLR Video camera? | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Several years ago, we published a very popular survey asking people what they wanted in their next DSLR video camera (see the top 5 answers here)With photokina and rumors of a new Canon [adrotate group="6"] 7D mark ii right around the corner as well as possible new sony cameras, we thought it... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/09/what-features-do-you-want-in-the-next-dslr-video-camera/
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