Along with the Nanopole Stand and Snap Tilthead, Manfrotto also launched at NAB 2014 a cool little adapter designed to mount to virtually any r0d-based cinema camera rig. The Pico Clamp will clamp onto any rod with a diameter between 8mm and 15mm (the standard rod size is 15mm). [Read more…]
B&H has the Tascam DR-100mkII for $199 (reg. $299) now through March 27. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
This is one of the better handheld XLR recorders out there, one that I think is better than the Zoom H4n. You can read my comparison review between the Tascam DR-100mkII, Zoom H4n and Olympus LS100.
B&H has the Tascam DR-60D XLR recorder with the Rode NTG-1 shotgun mic for $499.99. Additionally, you get PluralEyes 3, a SD card, shock mount and XLR cable in the bundle. The NTG-1 mic alone is a $250 mic. It’s a great shotgun mic. It’s not as nice as the NTG-3; however, that’s a $700 mic. There’s quite a bit of value in this kit. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
B&H has the Bower 16mm T2.2 cine lens for $399 (reg. $499). The lens is available in a variety of mounts, including Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Sony E-mount, Sony A-mount and several others. It has geared focus and iris rings with a de-clicked aperture. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
The Comodo Orbit is another fresh take in the camera stabilization market. For many years, Steadicam and Glidecam models have remained mostly static in the fundamental ways they are constructed and operated. Now, the Comodo Orbit rig has come along and shaken up the basic single-gimbal designs we are accustomed with a new two gimbal design. [Read more…]