Accessories such as boompoles and gear bags may not be the coolest things showcased at NAB, but every pro knows they are one of the most integral parts of a kit, playing the all-too-important supporting role for pricey microphones and wireless systems. K-Tek is a well-known name in this field, and Rob Rives checks out some of their new wares, including a 3-section graphite pole optimized for... READ MORE
In the following video, FOR.A America Vice President Jay Shinn gives B&H Photo’s Steven Gladstone a quick overview of the company’s new FT-ONE-S, a smaller and more cost-effective version of the FT-ONE high-speed 4K camera. Like its big brother, the FT-ONE-S features a Super-35mm-sized sensor that supports 4K resolution video, a PL lens mount, and a global shutter, but only shoots up to 360... READ MORE
In the following video, B&H Photo’s Steven Gladstone meets up with Ted Sim, from Aputure, on the NAB 2015 trade show floor for a hands-on look at the new DEC Wireless Remote Adapter. Sure to excite owners of E-mount or MFT-mount cameras, such as the Sony a7S or Panasonic GH4, the adapter allows you to mount and control focus and aperture of EF and EF-S lenses wirelessly. The adapter works by... READ MORE
First revealed on September 9, 2014, pre-orders taken on April 10, 2015, and after another agonizing two weeks of anticipation, the Apple Watch is finally here. As you carefully open the packaging and place the Apple Watch on your wrist, you're probably excited to try out all the built-in apps, such as Messages, Phone, Mail, Maps, Passbook, Siri, and more—but what about third-party apps? When you... READ MORE
A lot of consumers take scanning for granted. Most believe that the scanner on their all-in-one printer can handle anything, and a lot of them can handle a great many diverse tasks. But real document imaging comes in many diverse forms, and sometimes requires specialized equipment. Are you scanning files? Books? Photos? One scanner does not rule them all.
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At NAB 2015, Ikan brought along the highly anticipated TiltaMAX 3-Channel Wireless Lens Control System to their booth. The complete system comes with wireless controls, receivers, and motors for focus, zoom, and iris. For a more in-depth look, Steven Gladstone goes over more of the TiltaMAX’s features with Dariel Resendez from Ikan, in the video below.
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Showing that the A-mount is alive and well, Sony has just announced updates to its fast zoom lineup with the full-frame Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II and Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II lenses. These versions boast an AF subject tracking speed 4x faster than their predecessors, reinforced... READ MORE
Many years ago, back in the days of wired telephones and film, most photographers did not give white balance (WB) or color temperature much thought. Those who did would carry around color-correction filters to screw onto the front of their lenses that would cancel out the color casts of the artificial or natural light illuminating a scene. If you were paying attention back in those ancient times... READ MORE
Steven Gladstone, of B&H Photo, introduces us to the newest 3-axis stabilizer from Letus. Being the Jr. model, it is a scaled-down version of the company’s full-size Helix, optimized for mirrorless cameras, DSLRs, and even some compact cinema cameras. It can support anywhere from 7 to 12 pounds, depending on how the camera balances out. For more, check out the video!
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Succeeding 2013's K-3, Pentax's newest flagship DSLR, the K-3 II, takes some of the technologies first seen in its predecessor to new horizons. While many of the specs remain the same between the... READ MORE
In the following Quick Look video, Larry Becker, of KelbyOne Media, showcases the new Eye-Fi 32GB Mobi Pro SDHC Wi-Fi Memory Card, and highlights the differences between this new Wi-Fi-enabled card and its predecessors. Some of the new features include the ability to transfer raw files, in... READ MORE
An impressive transformation has been taking place on the optical front over the past few years, and that trend is accelerating, going into 2015, with scores of new interchangeable lenses being introduced by major camera makers and lens companies alike. These innovative lenses run the gamut, from those designed for mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras to APS-C and full-frame DSLRs, and this... READ MORE
Lewitt has used NAB 2015 to show off its DGT 640 USB Microphone, which boasts 4 recording modes to help optimize the mic for different applications. A built-in rechargeable battery that powers the mic adds to its portability, as well, so you don’t have to sap your computer or iOS device’s power. The... READ MORE