Godox announced a new retro-style strobe, the Lux Cadet. It’s a new camera flash that will be the perfect pair-up for a retro or an actual film camera. Why go with modern when you can go classic, right?
Articles by Sagiv Gilburd
There are a loooooooooot of icons on your camera’s LCD and viewfinder. So many, in fact, that it can be overwhelming if you don’t know what they mean. They also provide critical information about your exposure, camera status, and important settings. Do you know the meaning of all of them? If not, we ‘re here to help. Here is a list of all the camera symbols you can find in your camera’s LCD and their meaning. Just in case you were curious.
Sony announced a new feature is coming for the Alpha lineup. Users will be able to set and use custom gridlines in-camera. The feature will be available for multiple Sony cameras within the lineup, such as the Sony a7iv, but you will have to purchase a separate license to activate it.
Good news! SIRUI just expanded their anamorphic Saturn lineup – In addition to the already existing Saturn 35mm, they have just introduced two new anamorphic lenses: the Saturn 50mm and the Saturn 75mm. Each is a T/2.9 full-frame anamorphic lens that is smaller than a phone, light enough to mount on a drone, and best of all? They are all budget-friendly at under $1,000. We took the entire set for a spin!
If you are sitting on a big stash of old Nikkor lenses, MonsterAdapter has some really big news. Their new LA-FE2 adapter does something no other adapter has done before. Support for screw-drive autofocus lenses on modern mirrorless cameras.
One minor issue, though. Bad news for Nikon shooters who were hoping this would fix what was missing from Nikon’s own FTZ adapters. MonsterAdapter has only announced the adapter for Sony’s E-mount. Not Nikon’s Z-mount.
Monogram, whom you may know as Pallet Gear, is entering the mechanical keyboard market. However, unlike most keyboards in the market, their new Monogram Keyboard is not only mechanical but modular, as well. Monogram boasts many features that are relevant to the creative industry, like macros and added knobs and buttons. If you are a fan of editing consoles like the Tourbox, Loupedeck, or even the previous Pallet console, you should be familiar with the concept.
Right now, the Monogram Keyboard is getting a lot of support on Kickstarter. The project has already reached $60,000 in backing. This is more than double its original $27,000 goal. If you want to get one early, it will cost you $299 as an early backer. A good $100 less than the retail price of $399.
Andrea Pizzini of Sony Alpha Rumors just shared a video on his channel that would make you drool. He showed off the upcoming Sony A9III with its 120 fps shutter, just doing its typical digital shutter sound. 120 times a second. Music to my ears, I tell you.
SIRUI just announced their first autofocus lens ever – the SIRUI Sniper. The Sniper is a set of three lenses for APS-C sensors. We took the set for a ride, and they are a great pick for the price. Once you read the review, there is a good chance you’d wanna grab them. They are now pre-selling on Indiegogo for $299 a lens.
For a super deep drill down on the set, hit the jump.
When Kelvin brought the Kelvin Epos 300 ($2,499) to the market, they reignited a (not so old) debate: are RGBACL lights better than RBGWW lights? I mean, there is definitely a price difference between the two technologies, so it’s interesting to see if the extra juice is worth the squeeze.
We took the Epos 300 for a spin and put it against the Prolycht Orion 300 ($2,150) – the closest light in the market right now, as well as some RGBWW comparisons. You can probably guess from the title we were impressed. Hit the jump for the rest of our findings.
The new tiny smoke machine, the PMI Smoke Ninja (249$), is only 142mm tall. 5mm shorter than an iPhone 15. It’s the size of a phone but a fully-fledged smoke machine. Well, a light smoke machine. Let me explain.
The PMI Smoke Ninja was funded on Kickstarter with over $640,000 of funding dollars. It is a hyped entry-level alternative to the PMI Smoke Genie. It is about 30% smaller and much simpler to use. But don’t discount it just yet. The Smoke Ninja can provide all professional needs on set, with only one real exception.