Additionally, the Canon Rebel T5 kit is available with both the EF-S 18-55mm IS II and 55-250mm IS STM lenses for just $150 more at $549 (reg. $799). Check it out here at B&H Photo.
This review has been a long time coming. The Steadicam Curve has been out for close to two years now. Initially, there were some issues getting production models out the door but the Curve is widely available now and it is relatively affordable at just $59.
If you aren’t familiar with the Steadicam Curve, it is a handheld gimbal for GoPro cameras. Using the Curve in conjunction with a GoPro can deliver very smooth footage while moving – akin to floating through the air. That’s what gimbals do. They prevent the transfer of shake and vibration from your hands to the camera.
I have spent brief amounts of time with it at several trade shows over the past couple years, starting at NAB 2013. From the first time I picked it up, I loved it – loved it. Then, I got one to review and wanted to pull my hair out.
This story has a happy ending; however, you need to hear what is in between if you are interested in the Steadicam Curve. [Read more…]
Note: This is labeled as a gray market item and, therefore, won’t include a US warranty card. At the time of this post, ebay seller GetItDigital has a positive feedback rating of 99.5% and offers its own 3-year warranty with the camera.
Topaz B&W Effects is on sale now through the end of March for $39.99 (reg. $59.99) with the coupon code marbw. B&W Effects is a black and white plugin for Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture – or it works standalone too with Topaz’s photoFXlab app.
Topaz Labs also offers a free trial to check it out before you decide to purchase. The deal ends March 31, so go try it for free if you’re on the fence. Check it out here on Topaz Labs’ website.