Top 10 Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 Lens Reviews on Amazon

Sigma 200-500mm

The Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 lens is a $26,000 beast of a lens.  It’s also one that few photographers will ever hope to own.  But that didn’t stop several people from reviewing the lens on Amazon with some rather humorous takes on what the lens has fictitiously done for them.

The sample images are pretty entertaining too…

Sigma 200-500mm Sample Image

Sigma 200-500mm Sample Image via Amazon.com

A brief sampling of the reviews: [Read more...]

ArchRig is a New, Cheaper Take on HDSLR Follow Focus

ArchRig Follow Focus

The ArchRig system is a new rig and follow focus combo unit that looks to somewhat simplify on-the-fly focus adjustments when shooting HDSLR video.

Instead of a geared focus mechanism attached to the side of the lens, a metal arch goes over the top of the lens and use stop-pins to serve as focus marks for the lens lever.  Additional focus marks can be made on the arch using a dry-erase marker.

Check out the video below to see how it works. [Read more...]

Don’t Lose Your Camera in the Snow

Poor kid just got a new camera and now his mom is going to kill him for losing it in the snow.

My wife told me about this video after the family won the grand prize on America’s Funniest Videos. I’d say the kid is getting a pretty good start to his film making career.

I Have PSD…

The above video, “I Have PSD,” is a fun stop motion short film from Hyperakt, which provides a fun twist on how Photoshop might work in the physical world.

Photoshop dexterity (PSD) is a skillset acquired by proficient users of Adobe Photoshop, the world’s most ubiquitous digital tool for creating visual ideas. Qualities of PSD include supernatural powers of imagination and an overwhelming desire to constantly make the world more beautiful. PSD affects people from different walks of life. In fact, there is a high probability that you have PSD.

[Vimeo via John Nack]

Canon vs. Nikon Debate Turns Violent at Wedding

These guys were apparently shooting a wedding when something went very, very wrong.

Since they are apparently speaking Russian, I can only speculate as to the source of the disagreement; however, I’m pretty sure it originated with a derogatory comment from the Nikon D700 user about the Canon 5D Mark II user’s autofocusing capabilities.

Save that stuff for the forums guys.

[via DigitalRev]