Gear Mon, 18 Feb 19 20:15:22 -0700 Gear en-CA CamFi Pro Plus Wireless Tethering Device Fri, 11 Jan 2019 16:24:40 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21300@/talks/discussions image

CamFi Announces CamFi Pro Plus, Adding Fast Wireless Tethering for 500+ Cameras

GUANGDONG, CHINA—January 09, 2019—We 're happy to announce the release of CamFi Pro Plus today. This new product adds the wireless tethering feature for 500+ cameras, including Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, Pentax and more. All DSLR cameras which support USB tethering can be supported by CamFi Pro Plus.

"This is a big step for tethering technology," said Mark Ma, the CEO of CamFi Limited. "It will improve the productivity for the professional photographers greatly, without any study cost.” With wireless tethering, there is need for a USB cable to connect the camera and computer. CamFi Pro Plus also allows photographers to keep using familiar tools, such as Capture One, Lightroom, EOS utility, Sony Pixel and so forth, directly via WiFi.

CamFi Pro Plus adds the third party tethering service. It can send USB data to the client device directly through a WiFi connection. When a camera is connected with CamFi Pro Plus, the laptop which connects to it will act as if the USB device plugged into it directly. In tests, the maximum Wi-Fi speed can achieve 10M Bytes/second. For a 20M raw photo, for example, this translates into need only about three seconds to transfer with Capture One.

The third party tethering service of CamFi Pro Plus supports Windows and Mac. The price of CamFi Pro Plus is $339. It can be ordered via CamFi web site. All the existing customers of CamFi Pro can order the upgrade service for $40.

Loupedeck+ Editing Console Thu, 21 Jun 2018 04:55:55 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19935@/talks/discussions image


Introducing Loupedeck+, the Next Evolution of Custom Photo Editing Console, Loupedeck

Next Generation Includes Skylum Aurora HDR Compatibility, Upgraded Build and More Customization Options, All Based on the Photography Community's Feedback

HELSINKI, Finland -- June 20, 2018 -- Loupedeck, the custom photo editing console built with an intuitive design that makes editing faster and more creative, has announced the next evolution, Loupedeck+. While the Loupedeck was the only device on the market custom-built to improve the Adobe Lightroom experience, the Loupedeck+ is now also compatible with popular photo editing software Skylum Aurora HDR (in addition to Adobe Lightroom Classic CC), and is designed with more functionalities, control and increased customization options. Following a year of overwhelming success and customer feedback, the Loupedeck+ was designed in Loupedeck's headquarters in Finland, with all updates solely based on feedback from the invested photography community.

Specifically, upgrades to the Loupedeck+ include:

  • Mechanical keys with a more precise and sturdy feel
  • Improved build quality
  • Two dedicated customizable dials and seventeen buttons
  • "Custom Mode" that allows full user control of all dials
  • Configuration software built from scratch for an even better, faster and more stable photo editing experience

"We know how dedicated both the professional and amateur photography communities are in their work, and we're committed to making their lives easier and more productive," said Mikko Kesti, Founder and CEO of Loupedeck. "There's no better way to create the next evolution of our flagship product than by going straight to the source and taking their feedback to heart. By adding even more control, efficiency and customization options to the editing process, we're able to help photographers be more successful by increasing their output and artistry, and look forward to continue supporting them in their work."

Following Loupedeck's new partnership with Skylum, the Loupedeck+ will include future integrations with Skylum's other professional photo editing products, includingSkylum Luminar. It is also currently in beta integration with Capture One, with full integration on the way, as well as additional software integrations to follow later this year. These options will provide photographers with a more diverse, intuitive experience, helping to expedite the editing process and maximize the photo editing experience.

"Skylum and Loupedeck share the same vision. We want to help photographers create great photos, differently," said Alex Tsepko, CEO of Sklyum. "When I discovered that the new version of Loupedeck keyboard is coming out, I knew Skylum software should be the first to support it. This is the kind of innovation modern photographers really need." 

The Loupedeck+ is available for purchase in the Loupedeck Online Store, B&H Photo and for $239. Loupedeck is also offering a cashback opportunity of $50 for current Loupedeck owners.

For more information visit

Sigma makes special bag for their small DN Contemporary lenses Mon, 12 Nov 2018 08:58:31 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20867@/talks/discussions image

TourBox Controller for Photoshop and Lightroom Sat, 13 Oct 2018 20:19:53 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20668@/talks/discussions

Tourbox Redefines Creativity in Photoshop with Kickstarter Release of Intuitive New Controller

A talented group of tech engineers and designers have teamed up to create an innovative new customizable controller for Photoshop that makes drawing, editing, and retouching simple, natural and fast. Now, designers can save time and effort and instead concentrate on creativity.  

This intuitive new tool for Photoshop has been released to the public and is available on Kickstarter now: 

The palm-sized TourBox adds powerful new control to Photoshop with a natural extension of the editing tools. The ingenious device uses a fully-customizable knob, wheels and buttons to eliminate 90% of repetitive work and replace it with simple twists, scrolls or clicks. It works in conjunction with mouse and graphic tablet to enhance tool control in a natural, intuitive way which accomplishes common tasks easily. With it, users can work faster, more conveniently and concentrate on creativity.  

 "As designers ourselves, we love Photoshop's powerful features but we also know very well its limitations. Our goal was to create an easy to use, customizable controller that could make repetitive tasks faster so that users could free up their time to concentrate on the creative process. With TourBox, we created a new tool that enhances the connection between artist and art." -- CEO & Founder of TourBox

TourBox uses a totally customizable set of controls that are laid out ergonomically to reduce the amount of motion necessary to complete repetitive tasks. Using its combination of inputs, users can take advantage of the most-used Photoshop tools to adjust sizes, change values and achieve finer control. The knobs and wheels can be adapted to work best with personal user workflows and assigned customized shortcuts. Some of the main tasks that TourBox can improve are:

  • Full Brush Control -- of Size, Hardness, Flow and Opacity
  • Zoom In/Out, Drag function, and Fit to Screen
  • Undo/Redo functions to Step Backward/Forward
  • Along with a multitude of Dial and Switch controls to Select Tools, Adjust Parameters and much more. 

TourBox has advanced features and control but is incredibly easy to use, even for beginners. After controls and shortcuts are assigned, it just takes minutes to master control. During beta testing, users reported that they felt comfortable with the device in less than 5 minutes and would continue to use it daily. 

The device is compact and comfortable and easy to take on the go for travel and business trips. TourBox is fully-compatible with Mac/Windows, Plug & play, and works seamlessly with any version of Photoshop.

The TourBox Photoshop assistant is a game-changer for novices and professionals alike and the best way to take creativity to the next level. TourBox is launching soon on Kickstarter with discounts of to 50% Off retail price for early adopters. 

For more information and details visit the homepage: 


Best lens mount design? Sat, 13 Oct 2018 16:43:38 -0600 Azo 20665@/talks/discussions

Based on the article above it seems as though the new Z-mount has the most potential. I am still excited to see what Panasonic does with their full frame L-mount camera and will probably purchase one when it comes out. What are your thoughts on the different mounts?

Sony RM-LVR1 or RM-LVR2 remote with cameras other than their action cam Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:44:45 -0600 eatstoomuchjam 13861@/talks/discussions I'm not finding a lot of people online who have talked about using the Sony RM-LVR1 or RM-LVR2 with cameras other than the Sony action cam, though supposedly it is also compatible with the alpha cameras (the A7s in particular is mentioned). It's inexpensive and relatively small and it seems like it could be sort of handy on a multi-camera shoot when I'm all alone (it'd save some running from tripod to tripod hitting record and stop buttons at the beginning and end of every take).

Have any of you given it a try?

DIY remote for Marantz PMD recorders Sun, 29 Apr 2018 05:29:04 -0600 Grimor 19593@/talks/discussions Cheap DIY device that emulate the RC600 remote controller: Record, Pause, and Mark buttons can be easily operated by feel Bright, Three-color LED indicates record status, and peak levels Powered by recorder—no batteries required Compatible with PMD620, PMD620MKII, PMD660, PMD661, PMD661MKII, PMD671, PMD570, PMD580 and more Few microswitches, a 3,5mm jack, resistors and a RGB led (SMD bright better under sunlight) are needed.

Gear Deals: Nebula Gimbals Sale Sun, 01 Sep 2013 07:32:04 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 1029@/talks/discussions Some of this deals are running for limited time only (weekend for weekend deals).

We have lots and lots of deals at

I frequently change contents of this post. It is good idea to follow this topic.


Nebula Gimbals April sale.


Shipping: Price already includes express shipping for US/Canada/UK/Australia&NZ/Western Europe. Contact for any other regions.
I want to buy this monitor.

Xiaomi 55" Mi TV 4S With 4K HDR TV Thu, 29 Mar 2018 07:28:16 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19306@/talks/discussions image


  • 4K IPS LCD panel
  • HDR support
  • Two 8-watt stereo speakers
  • Amlogic 4 core LSI
  • 2GB RAM / 8GB Flash
  • DTS and Dolby Audio support
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
  • 3x HDMI ports
  • Optical audio port, Ethernet port, 2xUSB ports, S-PDIF port, RF Cable port
  • April 3 sales start
  • around $470 price
List of cameras and phones with recordable uncompressed HDMI output, and hacks to do so? Tue, 27 Mar 2018 11:47:41 -0600 mei 19286@/talks/discussions I would like to throw open this thread for people to post any cameras (even phones that sometimes have HDMI support over USB) that can output the camera/phone view over HDMI before the compression stage, and any hacks to allow them to do so? This allows recording through a device like the Black Magic Video Assistant series for high quality recording.

The sneaky thing which it appears that cameras often do, is give you the camera image as it appears afteral it has been downgraded and compressed. But there must still be some that give you the image before the compression engine, even in 4:2:2 with greater than 8 bits.

Xiaomi MIX 2s with dual cameras Tue, 27 Mar 2018 15:18:26 -0600 jleo 19289@/talks/discussions /image

Xiaomi's Mi Mix 2 is the most luxurious Chinese phone ever made—and it works in the US

dxomark TEST : Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S

Portable raid solution Sun, 07 Jan 2018 06:53:24 -0700 tinbeo 18671@/talks/discussions I’ve been editing with 2012 MacBook Pro I7-16gb ram, using ssd external as scratch disk thru usb3 port. I was looking to speed up my work. Would a portable SSD raid be a solution ? Like this?
Any cheap but work recommend would be appreciated.

Can anyone tell me what this is? Sat, 11 Nov 2017 05:05:09 -0700 JackBayer 18194@/talks/discussions Hi! I see this piee of equipment on many rigs on youtube but have no clue what it does. Could anyone tell me? Thanks!

TriLens - Simple and quick lens swaps Tue, 09 May 2017 12:23:36 -0600 Sph1nxster 16886@/talks/discussions

The TriLens safely carries up to three of your favourite DSLR lenses and changing your glass has never been faster.

Eliminate the time and frustration of changing lenses. The TriLens safely carries up to three extra lenses, is rated for loads up to 100 kg and magically keeps track of your lens caps.

Compact Powerbank solution for actioncam? Thu, 09 Mar 2017 13:31:59 -0700 fatpig 16568@/talks/discussions As a new owner of an EKEN H8 Plus Actioncam I am now looking to extend its 50min battery life to survive a whole concert. What I love about these cams is the compact form factor, So I would hate to have to somehow glue a powerbank to the mic-stand that I normally use to mount the actioncam behind the drummer. Any interesting, perhaps mountable external battery solutions out there that connect to the micro usb? This cam has the GoPro Form factor, but not the proprietary battery connector.

Info and ideas request: Static electricity causing Shogun to skip frames Wed, 08 Mar 2017 08:42:53 -0700 JackBayer 16566@/talks/discussions Hi!

I just and finally determined the cause of my Shogun (attached to an a7s) skipping one frame and starting new clips during recording: Static electricity. It didn't always behave like that but for a while now. So I replaced all cables to no avail and when sitting on my sofa and again touching the camera it zipped me and I could see the Shoguns screen go black for an instance. I can reproduce this as often as I want.

So let this be an info for you, in case you're wondering about the same thing. And if anybody has an idea on how to be permanently earthed while walking and shooting? Much abliged. :)


Photo Printer 2017 recommendation Fri, 06 Jan 2017 14:26:23 -0700 Tommyboy 16295@/talks/discussions I would like to get some feedback on type of a photo printer people use to print high quality photos up to 19x13 prints and even bigger.

I come from an older version of Epson SureColor P600 Inkjet Printer which was the r3000 and had really good experience with it.

I've been always debating on getting laser printer to get rid off the expense of small inkjet cartridges however the paper we use for inkjet printer is not good for laser and I'm not sure if you can even get different type of paper for it (mate, satin, metallic, luster, glossy etc.)

Nevertheless what would be anyone's professional mid size pick for a photo printer in 2017?

Traveling with gear by airplane: dos and don'ts Mon, 18 Nov 2013 01:21:08 -0700 flablo 8808@/talks/discussions Hi, I'd like people to share their experience in traveling by airplane with their gear. I'm going abroad for a quick shooting (Italy to UK), but it's the first time I catch a plane bringing gear and some lighting with me. Obviously I'm thinking I will bring cameras (GH2 and GH3), monitor and lenses as my cabin luggage. Hold luggage will be a couple of led panels, each with its own bag (precisely, these, then another bag with tripod and led stands ted together. Not sure if the led bags need to be put into another bigger case (?) or maybe tied together (?). Any kind of advice and warning will be appreciated! :) Thanks

Lens fine adjustment tool Sat, 15 Oct 2016 01:37:18 -0600 valdi99 15889@/talks/discussions Very nice tool for critical Sigma lens adjustment. I would love to get the same for Panasonic lenses...

Confessions of a VDSLR Shopaholic Wed, 03 Aug 2011 14:49:56 -0600 stonebat 575@/talks/discussions
Buy GH1 or GH2.

Buy 20mm pancake. Buy a compact bag. Compact is beautiful.

Buy FD lens, then Ai-s, then 43 lenses, then... go full blown spending on more lenses. Buy a sling bag.

Sell some lenses. Buy more lenses.

Apply a hack. Buy more lenses.

Try different patches. Oh... 24p so sweet. But... get a real video tripod.

High bitrate. Great. Time to upgrade laptop or desktop?

Tripod... ok. But get a super cheap shoulder rig. Super. Love Made-in-China!!

Hmmmm. Stablizer is pretty cool. Get it too.

Hey. Don't forget about audio. AUDIO!!! YOU HEAR ME????

Read anamorphic patch. Awesome. Buy anamorphic adapter. 2x, 1.5x, then 1.3x.

Buy more lenses. Screw compactness. Get a bigger bag. Be a man!!!

Ah... film look. FILM LOOK!!!! Get 52mm filters. Mistake. Get 62mm filters. Dumbass mistake. Get 72mm. No. 77mm. No. 82mm!!!! Don't forget step-up rings.

I don't really need FF. But OMG... it's so freaking cheap!!! Get it!!!!

Arrrrggg. Ugly Flares!!! Hey my shoulder rig has FF rods. Matte Box would make it look ummmm... pro? Get a really big bag. OMG... get new filters.

Ok... Vitaliy is making Special Strike Team for HDMI patch. Uncompressed recorder is...

Ok. Cool. State of the Art. External HDMI recorder. Oh it has HDMI pass-through. Get HDMI 10" monitor!!! Go go go!!!

Lighting is art. No good lighting. No good shot. Period. More Made-in-China LED lights. Load'em up, sir!!! Move it move it move it!!!

Ya liked version 1? Surprise!!! Here comes MarkII.

Wake up in middle of night... when an army of Aliexpress sellers call from China. They are so pissed off, "US Dollar.. suck... you suck!!!!"

Stop paying mortgage.

File bankruptcy.

Create my own blog site. Start talking about HD & gears stuffs. Become famous. Go to Hollywood. Date Megan Fox. Start uploading my hot girlfriend video to Vimeo
Remote Trigger for a7rII and a6300 (for Wedding Photo booth) Thu, 08 Sep 2016 15:02:50 -0600 olli66 15688@/talks/discussions I am thinking of doing a Photo Booth. Any recommendations for a trigger (a7rII and a6300)? Also thinking of a Display for the Wedding guests to see the pictures. A Laptop or iPad with hdmi should do, right?

Timelapse+ VIEW Intervalometer Sun, 04 Sep 2016 05:48:56 -0600 MikeLinn 15651@/talks/discussions

Orbiting Time Lapse Camera Rig Wed, 17 Aug 2016 17:43:19 -0600 MikeLinn 15532@/talks/discussions

Gear Case Discussion- share your thoughts... Wed, 16 Nov 2011 21:06:31 -0700 alcomposer 1475@/talks/discussions
This is my suggestion, the Pelican 1510, which is the largest gear case that can still be 'carried on'- (making sure that all sharp objects- hex wrench etc are out)

Can be picked up for about $200USD, the velcro separators are extra, but really cool for camera equipment.

I have 'no' association with Pelican in the slightest- so please post your own ideas about what is the best Gear Case to store all the F#*(ken Catchit deals!

VirtualGimbal strange card with SteadXP like idea Thu, 11 Aug 2016 13:28:22 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15508@/talks/discussions

Just prototype now.

Wireless extenders for cameras and camcorders Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:26:45 -0600 DrDave 15424@/talks/discussions I now have a half dozen cameras and camcorders that have some sort of wireless remote capability. Unfortunately, the range is limited. Has anyone had success with wireless extenders, and, also, is there an extender that will handle several different cameras?

Cheap remote control for cameras Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:43:39 -0600 MikeLinn 15364@/talks/discussions

For several years now, Camranger has been the only choice if you want to tether your Nikon, Sony or Canon DSLR wirelessly to your phone or tablet. While the Camranger is a worthy device that allows you access to all your camera settings remotely as well as instant viewing of your images, even in live view, the $299 pricetag, to me, seemed excessive. By the time you add extras such as the USB cable, mount, etc, you’re approaching $400 not including your tablet.

We discovered a $40 alternative. All you need is a TP-Link MR3040 Battery Powered 3G Wireless Router and a $9 app called DSLR Dashboard (Android) or QDSLR Dashboard (IOS). If you go to DSLRDASHBOARD.INFO/, you can download new firmware for the router that will turn your $30 device into a $300 Camranger, with virtually the same functionality. When I got the TP-Link router, I was surprised that it is the exact same device used for the Camranger, just rebranded.

GH2 - Wise choise for the future? Speedbooster and Canon EF lenses Mon, 21 Mar 2016 11:01:50 -0600 testering 14845@/talks/discussions Hi, I hope I got the correct category for this thread. A friend and I share a GH2 with a lot of equipment like crane, tripod, follow focus, shoulder rig, slider etc. We need an advice for lenses we also could use in the future on a newer camera. GH2 is getting old, has to much noise, is not weather resistent and so on.

GH4, a Canon or a Blackmagic camera could be the choice in the future. As far as I figured out if we choose the path with Canon EF lenses we can use them on MFT cameras with Metabones Speedbooster EF to MFT Ultra 0.71x.

  1. Would you advise to use Canon EF mount lenses with Speedbooster instead of native MFT mount lenses? Brands like Rokinon offer mounts in different variations so my plan would be to buy Rokinon lenses as EF mounts and put them on the Speedbooster on MFT devices.
  2. What about powering the speedbooster? Do I need external power source on GH2 if I want to use electronic lenses?
  3. Could you also recommend some wide angle lenses for our GH2?
  4. What do we shoot? Nothing special just basic stuff like nature, streets, indoor, ...

Thanks in advance

Searching for gear for GH4 for shooting in Taiwan Sat, 31 Oct 2015 10:06:07 -0600 kolinko 14009@/talks/discussions Hello!

I didn't have much time to check out the gh4 so far, a lot of work hinders me, going too far into research for each little thing myself, that's why I hoped I could get a little support from you hear. Mostly I'll record video and sound on myself at the same time, not sure if I'll have an assistant from time to time. My idea until now is to record in 4k, maybe in 24fps should be alright I guess. The shooting will be for a 5 video monitor/large flat screen panels installation.

My equipment so far: GH4 with kit lens 12-35mm

  • Voigtlander Nocton 17.5mm 0.95f with UV and ND filters
  • Voigtlander Nocton 42.5mm 0.95f with UV and ND filters
  • One SD card SanDisk Extreme Pro 32GB 280 MB/s (I'll have another one like that)
  • only one battery so far
  • trolley case

I'll definitely need a second battery or the battery grip, is it a good thing to have?

  • Sound Recording device
  • Microphone (one or two? maybe too much to handle!)
  • Wind jammer (boom?)

  • Any experiences with 'Rycote Zoom H5 Audio Kit' or 'Tascam DR-60DmkII 4-Channel Portable Recorder with Rode NTG2 Condenser Shotgun Mic Kit'?

  • Tripod mainly to use as proper stand in any condition, not sure if I'll need a very heavy one for doing pans?

  • Rig / steady cam? I actually would prefer shooting with a rig/steady cam to make pans with a heavy tripod. Follow focus! Which one?

  • A super-portable extra light like dedo light!

  • SSD discs for backups?

  • A Mattebox?

And everything should be of proper quality, lightweight one-person-solutions, possible to get through the airports O.K..

Thanks, I appreciate your hints, ideas, experiences and comments ! kolinko

GH2 Battery Grip purchase Tue, 20 Aug 2013 19:45:42 -0600 glenpinn 7840@/talks/discussions hi, 8 days ago i bought my son a grip for his GH2, and after payment i never heard from them again, so yesterday i rang paypal to get them to follow up the postage details, but now i get an email from paypal saying i was refunded my money because when they were given an option to provide paypal the tracking number for the item or issue a refund of the $119usd to my account, they chose the latter, so obviously they are not a very reliable place to buy stuff from.

the reason why i bought it from this place was because i first bought one from an ebay store because i was buying other items for my own panasonic camera, but when the grip arrived it did not fit the GH2, it was meant for the G2 so i returned it for a refund.

this is so annoying, so can someone please give me a link to a reliable seller, as my son is getting annoyed at all this messing about.