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Top 5 Camera Gear I Used in 2019

Yes, it is this time of the year where all you see are Top 5, Best of, and Worst of lists. And as much as I am not a fan of them, I figure, since it’s a slow news day and more than half of you won’t

IDX iMicro-98 and iMicro-150 Compact V-Mount Batteries

The latest trend and advancement in the world of long-lasting camera batteries is the shrinking size of power cells, while still retaining the same, if not even higher energy output. This allows battery manufacturers to make even more compact V-mount batteries, giving rise to the trend of

Portkeys P6 is a Dirt Cheap On-Camera Monitor with 3D LUTs

Some of you may be familiar with Portkeys Technologies, makers affordable on-camera monitors like the Portkeys HH7, and BM5, in addition to an excellent EVF that works with a variety of popular Sony, RED, Canon, and other cameras. Recently, the company announced a new and very affordable

Tilta Mini Matte Box and Mini Follow Focus

Tilta has announced their new Mini Matt Box and Mini Follow Focus units are now available to pre-order from B&H. Not only designed for use with DSLR form-factor and/or mirrorless cameras and lenses, but also affordable enough for anyone. Plus, pre-ordering now before December 20th can save

Atomos Release Switching Update AtomOS 10.4 for Shogun 7

Atomos has just officially released the full Switching Firmware Update neatly packaged as AtomOS 10.4 for the Shogun 7 monitor/recorder. This full switching firmware release comes after the beta version, which was released for testing just a week ago. With the public release of AtomOS 10.4 update for

Ikan Stratus Cage for Blackmagic Pocket Camera 6K

The Blackmagic Pocket Camera 6K is one of those cameras that can easily produce images on par with cameras costing 10x its value, but getting the BMPCC 6K production-ready does require quite a bit of kit. Cage support systems have been around for a while; their existence

ARRI Pro Camera Accessories for Sony FX9

ARRI has announced their new Pro Camera Accessories for the Sony FX9 are now available to order from ARRI authorised dealers. The Sony FX9 camera itself is scheduled to ship now in December, however it will most likely be in limited quantities, with en-masse orders to be

SIGMA Classic Art Prime Cine Lenses Pricing Announced

Sigma announced their Classic Art Prime Cine Lenses just a few months back in September (see post here), and now we also know their pricing and availability. Available only in a set of 10, the new full-frame Sigma Classic Art Prime Cine lenses are expected to become

Zacuto Kameleon Pro EVF with Waveform Announced

You asked for it and Zacuto listened – the new Kameleon Pro EVF is now available with waveform, vectorscope, new software, and a new display interface with enhanced features! The newly announced Kameleon Pro EVF, “powered by JTZ”, inherits the much needed professional monitoring features of the

Atomos Shogun 7 Switching Beta Now Available for Testing

Atomos has just announced the company is releasing a beta version of the much awaited Shogun 7 switching for testing. Those early adopters interested in giving the upcoming switching firmware for the Shogun 7 a go should get in touch with Atomos via the email provided a

Hive Lighting Wasp 100-CX and Hornet 200-CX Announced

Innovative cinematography lighting maker Hive Lighting announced a new CX-Series range with two new LED lights – the Hive Lighting Wasp 100-CX and the more powerful Hornet 200-CX. The Wasp 100-CX, much like its predecessor Wasp 100C is a compact LED light that draws only 75 watts

Massive Sony FX9 Presentation by Alister Chapman

Amsterdam-based pro camera accessories maker and pro camera dealer Vocas recently held at their HQ a massive and very detailed 3+ hours presentation by renowned Sony ICE (Sony Independent Certified Expert) Alister Chapman on the upcoming Sony FX9. The Sony FX9 may not be everyone’s cup of