New EVFs for HDSLRs

For those video fans out there, I just wanted to pass along a couple of HDSLR accessories that have been announced this week.

Zacuto and Redrock Micro have developed true EVF solutions for HDSLRs like the Canon 5D Mark II, 7D and Nikon D7000.  These EVFs give you the freedom that was just never possible with the old loupe solutions like the traditional Zacuto Z-Finder, and will operate via the HDMI terminal of you HDSLR. [Read more…]

Pentax 645D (40MP MF Camera) Coming to US in 2010

Pentax 645D

You may recall the Pentax 645D announcement from earlier this year.  As it stood at that time, the 40MP medium format camera was set to only be available in Japan.

Well, that seems to have changed with apparent word from Pentax USA President Ned Bunnell that the Pentax 645D will, in fact, be available later this year in the US. [Read more…]

Impressive Time Lapse HDR Video from Sony A700

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I am always inspired (and humbled) as a photographer as I cull through the Photography Bay Flickr Group each week. As I was checking out some of the additions to the group this week, something stood out a little more than usual.

That something was Flickr user andyathlon‘s additions to the Photography Bay Group Pool, which included the HDR time lapse videos below. [Read more…]

Manfrotto 700RC2 Fluid Video Head Review

The Manfrotto 700RC2 is a basic, fluid head head for use with video cameras up to 5.5 pounds.  At around $90 street price, this is an entry-level head with little in the way of creature comforts.

The 700RC2 still gives you a quick release plate, and it has a pan arm rosette on the right side of the head for adjusting the angle of the solid pan arm included with the head.  The 700RC2 also has separate pan and tilt friction locks.

Read the rest of the review at Tech Tilt: Manfrotto 700RC2 Fluid Video Head Review