Having used my trusty Manfrotto 055 tripod for over 30 years I have finally made a gadget that can prevent the legs splaying while it’s being carried. It’s easy to make and also speedy and convenient in use.
After exhaustive testing I conclude that the cheap Umidigi F1 Play is much better than the Panasonic G9.
Extension tubes are well known for their benefits to Macro photography but they also add extra flexibility to long telephoto zooms. I demonstrate the affect of using 26mm extension tubes with the Panasonic G9 and the Olympus 40-150 F2.8 pro lens.
Whilst putting together this review of the Zoom F2 field recorder, I came across too many issues that made it impossible to complete the review as originally planned. This mostly unscripted review may help you with your purchasing decisions. Please excuse the inclusion of my spontaneous babble but I had already wasted too much time on this device and thought better of wasting more. This particular Zoom F2 was a big fail but I’m not sure that there isn’t a common issue with this device.
Between lockdowns during 2020 we managed to find time to visit the zoo taking the the Panasonic G9 & the Olympus 40-150 F2.8 Pro lens. Mostly manual focus, manual exposure and shot on a tripod (one shot handheld). The profile on the G9 was V-LOG L. I can’t include all of the clips that I shot because I am using some of them for other projects but there is still a broad spectrum of scenes to demonstrate the camera and lens. Hope you enjoy it, cheers.
A bit of fun playing with some sample colour grades applied to a clip shot on the Panasonic G9 using the V-LOG L profile. Shot in 6K photo mode I try to demonstrate how well the profile holds up (10 bit 4:2:0) under various grading tortures and also demonstrate the main benefit of shooting in the 6K mode.
I talk about threaded metal lens hoods, make comparisons and also review a lens hood by Sioti. There is one important factor that may influence your choice of metal lens hood, you may be surprised to know that there can be differences.
We’ve decided to try our hand at supplying stock video footage. I’ve had requests in the past for footage but have never supplied any due to the complications of licensing and copyright.
This video features a few outtakes. Because of my insistence upon always using a tripod I quite often miss the shot which I know to some is unthinkable but my OCD insists that the footage is stable!! And then there is the lack of cooperation from some of the subjects.
We have found it very difficult to reach the 1000 subscriber mark so we can monetise the channel to recover some of the cost of producing videos. We are very grateful for all of our subscribers and we will continue to produce videos in to the future but we are momentarily biased towards building our portfolio of video clips.
We are now selling stock video footage through pond5: https://www.pond5.com/artist/stockvid…
All of our clips are also available to view at our website: http://www.stockvideomedia.com
We’d be interested in your feedback, thanks.
Picked up the guitar this Sunday afternoon and recorded this piece live to test the pick-up that’s built in to the acoustic guitar.
Having recently returned three other ball heads for various problems, does the New Neewer 44mm low profile ball head perform any better?
- Making the most of a bad clip. Please choose the grade you like.
- Test: Amazon Basics 72mm Polarising Filter CPL. An experiment in artificial voices.
- Throw away your microphone! Artificial voices, any good?
- King of the swingers, locked and loaded. Comedy. Viewer discretion advised!
- Ring-Tailed Lemurs. Beautiful creatures and my favourite Primate! (Panasonic G9)