The Varavon Armor Mini Rig and ProFinder are available for HDSLRs like the 5D Mark II and 7D.
The Armor Mini Rig is a slightly different take on some of the traditional HDSLR cages out there. I’ve been using an Armor Mini Rig that Varavon sent me to check out with my 5D Mark II for a couple of months now. In short, it’s a nice, affordable cage that can be a solid foundation for a decent rig. [click to continue…]
The ToughTech Duo from CRU-Dataport is a portable and robust little RAID hard drive. It has connectivity options for FireWire 800, eSATA and USB 2.0. The drive is bus powered over FireWire 800. [click to continue…]
I’ve been using the Zoom H4n for a couple of years or so now when shooting with HDSLRs like the 5D Mark II and 7D. Tons of other users around the world have been using it as well.
The Zoom H4n has a lot of stuff going for it – it’s compact, it’s relatively inexpensive and it provides much better sound quality than you get out of your DSLR’s internal mic. However, the Zoom H4n isn’t the only game in town. [click to continue…]
For the past six months or so, I’ve been using G-Tech’s portable G-Drive Minis for all of my on-the-go storage needs. Based on the price and performance, I can’t recommend these things enough. [click to continue…]
As a videographer I have multiple tripods. However, sometimes I just need set of sticks with a ball head for still photography. My primary use would simply be taking family photos, and the occasional time-lapse for some of my video projects.
I recently had the opportunity to check out several Oben tripods from B&H Photo. These tripods are very affordable, yet well thought out, and well crafted. [click to continue…]
On my last day at CES 2012, I stopped by the Vanguard booth to check out some of their new products. I’ve been a Vanguard fan since I bought the SBH-250 ball head a couple of years or so back.
One of the new items from Vanguard this year is an updated version of their pistol-grip ball head. The GH-100 was last year’s model, which I’ve used and enjoyed quite a bit – although I have neglected to publish a review on it. The GH-200 is the new model and it improves on the few minor complaints I had about the otherwise solid GH-100. In essence, you can take this as a review of both units with some notes on what makes the GH-200 an improved offering. [click to continue…]