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Photography Bay reader Mayeul Akpovi just cranked out another solid timelapse video of Paris. As you may have seen in Part I and Part II, Akpovi produces an incredible sense of motion in his timelapse work.

He uses a variety of gear to accomplish these shots:

Akpovi accomplishes those surreal camera movements not with a large dolly, jib or mechanized slider, but with a simple tripod and some camera shake reduction in post processing. You can get a glimpse of this technique in an earlier behind-the-scenes video below.

You can see more of Akpovi’s work here on his Vimeo account.

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Tascam DR-100mkII

Tascam’s DR-100mkII is currently available for $245 (reg. around $300). 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.

You can find the Tascam DR-100mkII deals here at B&H Photo and here at Amazon.com.

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Kessler Parallax

Kessler is showing off a new auto-pan head, the Kessler Parallax, that works in conjunction with Kessler sliders to automatically pan on a subject throughout the slider movement.

The brilliance of the Kessler Parallax is that it achieves this movement without a motor to drive the head. Additionally, it can pan either inward (on a static subject) or outward (for a panoramic effect). [click to continue…]

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Zacuto Z-Finder GH3

Zacuto has a new Z-Finder Pro designed for the Panasonic GH3 thanks to a GH3-specific Gorilla Plate that attaches to the bottom of the camera.

The GH-3 Z-Finder Pro has a 2.5x magnification and diopter for fine-tuning focus. If you already have a Z-Finder Pro or Jr., you can just pick up a Gorilla Plate and frame for the GH3.

The Z-Finder Pro for the GH3 retails for $395. The GH3 frame and plate kit runs $129. More details on Zacuto’s website.

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Flashpoint Video Shootskate II Dolly with Grip

Adorama has a new skate dolly under its in-house Flashpoint brand. The Flashpoint Video Shootskate II Dolly is available as a standalone unit or with a pistol grip ball head. [click to continue…]

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Tascam DR-60D

One of the very interesting announcements at NAB 2013 was the new Tascam DR-60D. It is a XLR audio recorder designed specifically to work with the HDSLR form factor. [click to continue…]

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