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...]
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’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...]