ProAm USA has launched an affordable jib for HDSLR and smaller cinema cameras – the Taurus Jr. It features an auto-leveling design that features a tilt brake and a built-in bearing base so you don’t need a tripod head to pan the jib. It extends three feet from the fulcrum and offers dual arm support. [Read more...]
New rumors point to a second quarter 2014 unveiling date for the 7D Mark II, with actual availability not until third quarter.
There are really no new spec rumors at this point; however, the launch timeframe has been consistent for almost a year now. The one thing about the specs, however, that has been consistent since early rumors of the 7D Mark II started festering is the video-centric feature set. [Read more...]
One of the things I wanted to do during my review of the Sony A7 and A7R was to put the video features through their paces. With the help of my uncharacteristically cooperative kids, I shot the above short, Nerfed, in a few hours using only the Sony A7 and A7R (along with a couple of shots with the GoPro Hero3 that were necessary for the plot). After using these cameras for this fun project and in other ways over the past few weeks, Sony makes a great case for its next generation of full frame cameras. [Read more...]
Nikon has announced the development of the D4s to replace the 2-year-old Nikon D4 and will have it on display at the Nikon booth this week at CES 2014. I’ll be going by the booth to check it out today, so look for a little more news and hopefully hands-on with the pre-production unit late tonight.
Nikon’s statement on the upcoming D4S is below. [Read more...]