Redrock Micro and Switronix Team Up for HDSLR Powered Rigs

Switronix and Redrock Micro have teamed up to deliver customized HDSLR rigs that take advantage of Switronix’s battery systems and Redrock Micro’s supports.  The Switronix powered rigs offer up to 6-times the runtime of standard DSLR batteries and can also be used to power on-board electronics like external LCD monitors.  Switronix offers battery connection cables for the Canon 5D MKII, Canon 7D, Canon 60D, Canon T2i, and Panasonic AG-AF100.

Check out some of the configurations below. [Read more...]

Canon 7D vs. ARRI Alexa: You Get What You Pay For…

In still image files shot with the Canon 7D and other DSLRs, we have the luxury of using RAW format to capture each frame and get a tremendous amount of latitude (exposure and color range in over/under-exposed shots) out of those files in post production.  Unfortunately, when it comes to video capture, DSLRs like the Canon 7D spit out a highly compressed file that has nowhere near the amount of latitude you get from a RAW still image file.

While the below video comparison may seem silly in some respects for comparing a $1500 camera to a $65,000+ (depending on the configuration) camera, it is also very useful to those new to HDSLR video – as a way to demonstrate (1) just how limited these cameras are when it comes to capturing video, and (2) just how much more important a perfect exposure is when recording video. [Read more...]

Canon DSLR Rebates End This Week on Nov. 24

Canon’s instant rebates for its popular DSLRs are about to come to a close.  So, if you were hoping to save up to $250 on a new Canon DSLR before Christmas rolls around, right now may be the best time to pick one up.

The full list of soon-to-expire deals is below with links to Photography Bay’s preferred online photography affiliate, B&H Photo. [Read more...]