Watch the First Ever Phantom Flex4K Drone Footage

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Source: YouTube/Brain Farm

Drone photography has become increasingly popular in recent years leading to some truly incredible video shot from an unusual and often previously impossible angle.

That being said, when it comes to tech specs and resolution the guys at Brain Farm just blew any drone footage you’ve ever seen so far out of the water it’s not even funny.

By pairing a Phantom Flex4K with a custom made Aerigon UAV, Brain Farm captured the world’s first Ultra High Definition, 4K aerial drone footage which has been described as a “cinematic game changer”.

Watch the video to see what 1000fps 4K slow motion looks like, but be warned that anything you view after this might seem like garbage.

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5 Cheap & Indispensable Photography Gear Recommendations

5 cheap and indispensable photography gear recommendations

Over the years we have all accumulated a secret stash of photography gear and photography accessories we’ve sourced from a number of inexpensive internet suppliers.

However, finding legitimate suppliers online can be a bit of a gamble, so this week, I though that I would share 5 of my go to sources for photography gear that are inexpensive and super useful.

I hope you will share some of yours in the comments too!

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Nikon 1 J5 Announced; The First Nikon with 4K Video and World’s Fastest Continuous Shooting

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Nikon’s newest mirrorless system offers 4K video as expected, as well as a bump in megapixels, a backside-illumination sensor and up to 20 frames per second with continuous autofocus.

A tilting touchscreen, new EXPEED 5A image processor, built-in WiFi and NFC support make the camera even more attractive.

The camera is available for pre-order and will begin shipping on April 30th.

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Yet To Be Announced Rokinon 100mm Macro f/2.8 Appeared on B&H

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The listing, which has since been removed, revealed a few details a day before the expected announcement. (Other territories should probably expect the Samyang branding of this lens)

As we reported earlier, the lens will be a 100mm f/2.8 macro and turns out it will also be available in Fuji X, Samsung NX, MFT and Sony E-mount versions.

While the price is significantly lower than rumored, and the lens seems to be nicely built, it does not feature the “unparalleled” features we had hoped for.

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Behind The Stunts Video of the Furious 7 Movie Shot Entirely on GoPro Cameras

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The Fast & Furious movie series is best known for its high-speed action scenes, so which camera better to capture a behind the scenes video than the leading action camera?

In this video, uploaded by GoPro, viewers get a cool behind-the-scenes view of some of the latest movie’s stunts.

A voice over by Jack Gill, Furious 7 stunt coordinator, talks more about the stunt team’s motivation than any real information, but audio has never been the reason people watch action movies anyway.

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21 Rare Rolleiflex Prototypes Now for Sale on eBay

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Leica’s Lisse store in the Netherlands has put 21 rare Rolleiflex cameras up for sale on eBay and every single one of them is a prototype.

The set consists of cameras from the following series: SLX, SL 66 X, SL 66 E, 6001, 6002, 6003, 6006 and 6008.

While the manufacturer might shut down soon, its heritage makes these prototypes worth big bucks.

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Thought You Can Use Amazon’s Unlimited Storage Plan for Your Business? Think Again

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Amazon announced a couple of new Cloud Drive storage plans yesterday, with one of them offering unlimited storage space for photos priced at just $12 a year.

Considering that other cloud services charge up to eight times more for just 1TB, Amazon’s plan seems like it could become a hit among photographers.

On the other hand, a keen reader called Bob pointed out an interesting section in the Terms of Use that might keep photographers away.

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