Manfrotto 501HDV Fluid Tripod Head Review

The Manfrotto 501HDV is a dedicated video fluid head.  As camera manufacturers add more and more DSLRs with HD video capture, photographers’ interest in video seems to be growing at an exponential rate.  I know my interest has been piqued since I picked up a 5D Mark II roughly a year and a half ago.  One thing we’re learning though, is that good photo equipment doesn’t necessarily make good video equipment as well.  [Read more…]


Canon Rebel T2i Hands-On Review

Canon Rebel T2i

The Canon Rebel T2i is an 18MP DSLR that follows up the popular Canon Rebel T1i.  The Canon Rebel T2i is geared toward entry-level shooters with a number of features and components that make it a very powerful camera suitable for serious shooters as well.  After spending a few hours with it, I wanted to provide my first impressions, along with some impromptu sample shots. [Read more…]