Satechi WTR-A Wireless Timer Remote

Satechi WTR-A Wireless Timer Remote

The Satechi WTR-A Wireless Timer Remote this a third-party remote that is designed to work on most Canon DSLRs (including the 5D Mark III) in place of the RS-80N3.  It also offers intervalometer functions for timelapse photography.  The remote gives you wireless functionality up to 50-feet away.

Satechi WTR-A is now available on Amazon for $59.99.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Canon 7D Firmware Update Will Provide Better Max RAW Burst, Manual Audio Levels and Lots More

Canon 7D

The Canon 7D will be getting a new firmware upgrade soon according to news posted on the CPN website and nabbed by Canon Rumors before it was removed.

There are lots of improvements on the still image capture side, including bumping the max RAW burst to 26 images (up from 15 consecutive images).  That’s a pretty big bump in write speed, so I’m curious to know what Canon’s doing with the 7D since it received an upgrade for UDMA Mode 7 CF card support last year.

One biggie for all the HDSLR shooters out there is the addition of manual audio level controls.  It seems a little late in the 7D’s game to add this and all the other goodies to the camera, given that it is almost 3 years old (it was announced on September 1, 2009).  So maybe Canon is pushing for a final surge in 7D sales before the camera is replaced, or maybe Canon is looking to extend the life of the camera well beyond the typical 3-year mark for pro-level cameras?

Other additions include: [Read more...]

Varavon Armor Mini Rig and ProFinder Review

Varavon Armor Mini

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. [Read more...]