If there was ever any doubt that Indy Mogul were back in full force, this should help to belay those fears. In the latest episode of their new Erik Builds the Movies series, Erik Beck builds a remote controlled dolly for a 360 camera out of an old motorised wheelchair.
Durability tests are usually good fun to watch. Some make you marvel at the science that goes into the testing and measuring to see just what kind of punishment the gear can handle. Others make you think “Oh, what’s Kai destroying this week?”
This one from the Hydraulic Press Channel, is a little more blunt than most durability tests, and it’s over pretty quickly. Needless to say, everything ultimately failed, although the Nikon won on minor points.
Packing the 24.3MP X-Tranx III APS-C sized CMOS sensor also seen in the X-Pro2, the new camera also includes an upgraded hybrid AF system with 325 focus points, as well as an AF selection joystick on the back.
I’m not one who generally tends to pay much attention to DXOMark scores, but this one quite surprised me. Released in 2014, Tokina’s AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 Pro FX seems to do pretty well against the main competitors, and actually scored higher than Nikon’s current model 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR, released in 2015.
So, if you’re a Nikon shooter thinking of picking up a fast 24-70mm zoom, Tokina might now be a name you want to consider.
With the Ricoh Theta m15 showing as discontinued for a couple of colours on B&H, and the demands of VR and 360° camera users already increasing far beyond the 1080p limits of the Theta S, now would be a great time for Ricoh to announce a new 4K VR camera,
But with great 3 axis control comes great responsibility. In this pair of videos from Aputure’s 4 Minute Film School, we’re told of nine vital things we need to know when thinking about working with one.
With only one or two exceptions, camera straps have remained largely the same since their inception, and they’ve always had the same complaints made about them; that they put too much strain and pain on your neck and back, especially with a heavy DSLR and lens.
Now, Ponte Leather have made an interesting modification to the traditional strap design which aims to help take the weight off your neck, and shift it onto your shoulders by attaching to your backpack.
DJI first introduced geofencing capabilities to its drones in 2013. It’s a technology that uses the GPS data to prevent drones from flying into no-fly-zones such as airports. Now, DJI have released GEO (Geospatial Environment Online) which provides drone pilots with up-to-date information on where restricted locations exist.
As well as the permanently restricted areas that have always been in place, the new system allows for the creation of temporary no-fly-zones for unfolding events, such as forest fires. This would prevent flights into, or taking off from within these areas. Drone operators also now have the ability to opt out.
A few weeks ago, the folks from the Cooperative of Photography brought us an excellent video on taking our photography to the next level. One of the projects highlighted in that video was on UV photography. Starting simple and building it up to produce something amazing.
This time, the Cooperative are back with photographer Markus Berger and some amazing practical tips that will definitely help to take your UV photography to that next level they were talking about.
It’s a neat idea. Anti-paparazzi clothing. Clothes that makes photographing you a fruitless exercise. The idea first came up at the beginning of last year, when Chris Holmes came up with the Anti-Paparazzi Collection. This recently popular version has been made by ISHU.
It’s a fairly simple concept, that works on exactly the same principles as signs on the highway that shine bright in your car’s headlights, or Hi-Vis clothing to help cyclists and pedestrians be seen when out in the dark. For those applications, it works brilliantly.