Array (  => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 79886 [post_author] => 47253 [post_date] => 2017-07-24 11:37:05 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-07-24 15:37:05 [post_content] => Keeping your gear charged can be torture. Different devices require different cables, and at the heart of it all is usually a device that requires wall charging, such as a laptop. But what if there is was an all-in-one solution that covers everything—and with style to boot (that was a battery pun)?The Crank Juice Box, recently launched on Kickstarter, has set to to be just that. Essentially a sleek, compact power box for all devices and equipment that require charging, it's capable of charging anything from camera batteries and laptops to even jumpstarting a car.[caption id="attachment_79888" align="aligncenter" width="680"] via Kickstarter[/caption]In the Kickstarter video, Director of Design Nicholas Akerberg said their goal is to create an incredibly lightweight unit, incredibly durable case, the greatest number of applications they could fit into one unit, and provide a game-changing amount of power. This includes support for the likes of Apple MacBooks, iPads, iPhones, Kindles, Android Phones, Google Phones, PC Laptops, camera support, professional cameras and even new generation computers with USB C.[caption id="attachment_79973" align="aligncenter" width="680"] via Kickstarter[/caption]Crank has also taken other steps to accommodate professional photographers. According to the Kickstarter page, the company has partnered with the production studio at RGG EDU "to build a battery suitable for creatives and professionals...to improve the build quality that allows the battery to charge devices like Sony FS5's and Canon C100's." To do this, they're working on what they call the Crank Cage, which allows creatives to attach the battery to a wide-range of cameras via 1/4 20 screws, providing up to 14 hours of continuous battery time, depending on the device.[caption id="attachment_79890" align="aligncenter" width="680"] via Kickstarter[/caption]The Crank Juice Box Kit includes:
Additional Tech Specs:
- Your Choice Of Black or Orange Crank Juice Box
- Jumper Cables For Your Car
- USB Wall Charger
- USB Cigarette Lighter Charger
- 3 Generations Of Apple Chargers For Apple Laptops
- Charger Cable For The Crank
- 8 Adapters For Various PC and Electronic Inputs
- The 4 Cables Squid. Thunderbolt, Micro USB, Mini USB, & Apple iPhone & iPad 30 Pin
- Connector (Old School)
- Hard Travel Case For Crank & Accessories (see Below)
- Crank Battery Size is 18000 mAh
- Flashlight Built Into Crank
The Crank Juice Box has currently raised $18,069 of its $50,000 goal and funding will run through Sept. 2. Visit the Kickstarter page to learn more about the project and click here to see behind-the-scenes imagery from the product development phase! [post_title] => Meet the Powerful, All-In-One Charging Solution for Your Creative Workflow [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => meet-the-powerful-all-in-one-charging-solution-for-your-creative-workflow [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-07-24 11:37:05 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-07-24 15:37:05 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=79886 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 78622 [post_author] => 47251 [post_date] => 2017-05-22 16:06:23 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-05-22 20:06:23 [post_content] => DJI is bringing a new drone model to market, slated to be revealed at a VIP conference in NYC on Wednesday, May 24. Though the specifics of the event remains a mystery, the announcement teaser lays some hints toward what we can expect. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeJSa20bF6wIn the video above, we see that the device, rumored to be the 'DJI Spark,' or the 'mini-Mavic,' appears to be a drone small enough to fit inside most carrying bags. Although small, it seems to have excellent control in the air, flying effortlessly through piles of books in a library and high above a canyon, meaning it could have expansive range as well. The video's emphasis on size suggests that mobility is the central theme of the device, though we still have not seen the body of the device and the company hasn’t released any technical specs for it yet.This is yet another announcement that expands the company's catalog of drones and other photographic offerings. Earlier this year, DJI unveiled a new VR headset that allows you to control the camera on a drone by moving your head, creating a first-person real-time experience for users. DJI also has a sequel to the popular Ronin rig releasing later this year.We will update this post as more information surrounding this product develops.[via cinema5D] [post_title] => DJI to Release New Drone Focused on Form Factor and Mobility (Video Teaser) [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => dji-to-release-new-drone-focused-on-form-factor-and-mobility-video-teaser [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-05-22 16:06:23 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-05-22 20:06:23 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=78622 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 78480 [post_author] => 47213 [post_date] => 2017-05-13 21:49:26 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-05-14 01:49:26 [post_content] => Profoto certainly changed the game of on location photography a few years ago with the Profoto B1. Since then, the Profoto B1 has gone through some upgrades, via firmware updates, as well as added tools to their OCF line of modifiers. Announced today by Profoto is an update to the system itself, with the Profoto B1X.The first thing you may notice from the new lighting system is that it looks quite similar to the Profoto B1. But there are some subtle changes, that promise to help you create images easier, with more tools built into the system.Tools such as larger battery life, which supports 325 full power shots on average, a nice improvement from the ~220 full powered shots promised by the original B1. Additionally, the modeling light has been improved significantly, allowing for ~135W halogen equivalent within the small LED lighting system. Also notably, the Profoto B1X also supports High-Speed Sync, a system possible on the original B1, but now expanded to 9 f-stops of power allowing shooting as fast as 1/8000th of a second. And finally, the casing itself looks to be improved, with a more robust built, that similar to the Profoto D2.And with those changes, many other things are still familiar. For example, the light is still 500Ws in power, giving you plenty of power while shooting on location. The system also still has the beloved mounting system, allowing for the use of both OFC modifiers as well as their RFi modifier systems. And perhaps most impressive, is it still shares the same size and weight at 6.6lbs with battery attached. Sadly, however, this elusive announcement doesn't come with a price or release date. For all the nitty gritty details on the Profoto B1X, be sure to check out their website. [post_title] => Profoto Announces the New Flagship in On Location Lighting with the Profoto B1X [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => profoto-announces-the-new-flagship-in-on-location-lighting-with-the-profoto-b1x [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-05-13 21:49:26 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-05-14 01:49:26 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=78480 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 5 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 78005 [post_author] => 47193 [post_date] => 2017-04-11 15:29:00 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-04-11 19:29:00 [post_content] => I still remember the first photo I ever took with a Sony camera like it was yesterday. It was March 21st, 2014. I was fortunate enough to be in Arctic Norway with Chris Burkard, where we were making a SmugMug Film on his inspiration behind photographing surfers in extremely cold conditions. On our first morning in camp, we were knee-deep in a blizzard of Herculean proportions when pro surfer Brett Barley paused for just a split second while walking to the ocean to catch his breath and survey the surreal and frosted scene that laid in front of him. I put my fresh out of the box Sony A7r to my eye and captured what is still to this day, one of my favorite portraits that I have taken.And just like that, I was hooked. I slowly started phasing out my Canon 5d Mark III from my photography arsenal. My biggest reason for the switch was the massive dynamic range advantage that Sony had over Canon, which was a savior in my fast moving life as a full-time travel photographer since I didn't always get the exposure correct. Now, as much as I love the image quality, there are still some things I would like to see improved, like a much more rugged build, but all in all, the Sony A7 series has been my daily camera system for years. So, when I got the email inviting me on a 'Sony Spring Breakation,' I was ecstatic.At first, I thought maybe I was one of the chosen few to get my dirty paws on a pro rugged body, but even if that wasn't the case, the backdrop they chose for this epic adventure couldn't have been more perfect. Beautiful Lake Tahoe, California.Lake Tahoe was my winter home away from home for over 20 years as I lived in the Bay Area. Last year, I moved to Idaho where the winters are exceptional but found myself reminiscing about my early years shredding some of the west coast's best mountains. So, to be invited to the home of the 1960 Olympics, Squaw Valley, to play with Sony cameras wasn't something I was about to turn down!When I arrived, I was slightly disappointed to learn that we did not have a super top-secret rugged body to play with, but I was excited that I was going to each have two of Sony's newest additions, the a6500 and Rx100 Mark V all weekend. Both of these cameras have been on my wish list for quite some time. As a traveling pro, I have found that my super light weight mirrorless A7 systems are getting heavier by the day as Sony upgrades their lens line to accompany the pros, which is a welcome addition. But the real weight in 'pro' gear doesn't actually come from the camera bodies themselves, but rather the lenses. And we want top of the line, fast lenses, so at the end of the day, my camera bag doesn't really feel much lighter than my Canon days. But that all changed in Lake Tahoe, as the a6500 and its lenses are significantly lighter than I am used to, since it is an APS-C sensor, as opposed to the full-frame A7 sensors.And that is what worried me. I am a pixel perfectionist. I haven't shot with an APS-C in over 8 years. How could the image quality possibly match what I had become used to? Well, to my amazement, they came very close, especially the a6500. I was able to pull a lot of detail out of the shadows in the RAW files, which is something I have become very accustomed to in the last couple of years. Also, it's high ISO performance far exceeded my expectations, and I was able to shoot handheld in some very low-lit conditions and not see too much noise.Also, I didn't know what to expect on a 'press trip'. I had never really been on one before, and I had heard some make you feel like cattle, being herded in a bus from one place to another with some tour guide telling you pointless information that you don't really care to know. But this trip turned out to be anything but. As soon as I arrived in Squaw Valley, I met Nicole Roberts from Sony and Ryan Hayter from Hayter Comm, who was responsible for the weekend's adventure. Nicole, Ryan and I sat down for lunch and a pint at the Dubliner pub in Squaw Valley to talk about the weekend ahead. I could tell that Ryan wasn't your typical PR guy and I liked that, as I am not your typical journalist. As the hours went by, I kept liking that guy until he stripped down to his board shorts and ran into half frozen Donner Lake and submerged his head under the frigid water, all the while carefully making sure not to get the bottle of Fireball Whiskey flooded. At that moment, I went from liking to loving the guy.In between celebrating St. Patrick's Day at Squaw's Irish pub and Fireball fueled sunset swims in frozen lakes, we actually did alot of physical adventuring. A perfect Spring day of strong sun and warm temps made for a very enjoyable 2.5-mile snow show climb that took us up almost 700 feet to overlook the Squaw Valley terrain. And then, for two full days, our team tackled the immensely massive mountain while riding some insanely good demo skis from Line and snowboards from Ride. On our first day, the weather wasn't the beautiful spring day we had sought, but, Ryan and Jackie from Hayter Comm made us forget that the weather sucked by setting us up with a couple of the world's best snowboarders, who were at Squaw working with photographer Tim Peare. We spent almost an hour in the half pipe watching these guys go off, which gave me the perfect opportunity to use the super slow motion video recording in the compact RX100.All in all, recording in super slow motion was maybe the most enjoyable part of my weekend. The camera films up to an unbelievable 960 frames per second, which generates some incredible slow motion. But as with any slow motion, the action has to be moving fast, which luckily came from the skiing and snowboarding which we did under bluebird skies on our final day in Squaw, shortly before I was 20,000 feet in the air returning to my home in Boise.After using the RX 100 for those days, I will easily recommend it to travelers who want a small and well-built camera that will help them take great photos and video, but also not be tied into a large camera and the interchangeable lenses. This camera should be in almost travel backpack around the world. It is that good.Lake Tahoe is a beautiful region that has everything that makes California great. Sun, mountains and countless outdoor adventures in both summer and winter make Tahoe the perfect getaway from the bustling San Francisco Bay Area. But, the best part of the weekend was the company I had. I couldn't have been more comfortable around a group of 13 people I had never met before. We shared plenty of laughs, incredible food and drink, and some of the best views on the West Coast, all while capturing it on two Sony cameras that didn't break my back and helped me bring the adventure back home with some beautiful photos and video. [post_title] => A Weekend in Lake Tahoe with Two Small Sony Cameras [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => a-weekend-in-lake-tahoe-with-two-small-sony-cameras [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-04-11 15:29:00 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-04-11 19:29:00 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=78005 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 77484 [post_author] => 47243 [post_date] => 2017-03-27 09:21:33 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-03-27 13:21:33 [post_content] => To those outside of the photography world, it may seem like a somewhat easy profession. Just get a good camera and click the button, right? Wrong. Aside from the talent and creativity it requires to be successful, it's far more than just a camera and some lenses. There are tripods, diffusers, reflectors, lighting, batteries, memory cards, filters, software, the list goes on.And yet, despite the innovation we've seen in photo gear over the past decade, there's still some simple tech that hasn't been invented—the kind of thing that would make your life 10 times easier, yet no one has the balls to address. Unless, of course, you're on Reddit.Here are eight photo gadgets every photographer wishes was real.
- 3 Settings Continous, SOS, Strobe
- Capacity 18000MAH
- Applicable Engine Type: <6.0 L Gasoline & <2.5L Diesel
- Output Voltage At Auto Start End: 12V
- Output Voltages: 8.4V/2.1A 12V/2A; 16V/3.5A; 19V/3.5A
- Dual USB Outputs: 5V 2.1A • Start Current: 600A
- Peak Current: 750A(<3S)
- Battery Type: Lithium-ion Polymer Battery
- Charge Mode: CC/CV 15V/1A
- LED Power: 1W (White)
- LED Light Modes: 3 (Steady-SOS-Strobe)
- Cycle Life: > 1000 Times
- Operation Temperature Range: -20 Degrees C to 80 Degrees C\
- Product Size: 180x86x43 mm
- N.W: 1.5 Lbs or .68 KGS
- ertificate: CE ROHS FCC
- UL Listed Battery Jumper Clamps
1. L-Brackets that can be taken on and off without any tools. [caption id="attachment_77486" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Source: Codelocks Ltd/Flickr via Creative Commons. [/caption]
2. A tripod where the legs don't sink into the ground. [caption id="attachment_77487" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Source: John Robinson/Flickr via Creative Commons. [/caption]
3. Cost-effective lens hoods that work with 4x4 or 4x6 filters.
4. Ultra lightweight bungee cords to keep tripods from tipping over or standing unevenly. [caption id="attachment_77490" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Source: Chapendra/Flickr via Creative Commons.[/caption]
5. Spot focusing that isn't total shit. [caption id="attachment_77491" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Source: Andy Rennie/Flickr via Creative Commons.[/caption]
6. A self-leveling tripod. [caption id="attachment_77494" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Source: Teresa Trimm/Flickr via Creative Commons.[/caption]
7. A hot shoe attachment with blinking lights, smiley faces or cute sounds that keep children attentive and prevent them crying while photographing them. [caption id="attachment_77495" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Source: Ellie Nakazawa/Flickr via Creative Commons.[/caption]
8. Lighter EVERYTHING. Before your back gives out. [caption id="attachment_77496" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Source: Louish Pixel/Flickr via Creative Commons.[/caption][Featured Image: Rodney Campbell/Flickr via Creative Commons.] [post_title] => 8 Photo Gadgets Every Photographer Wishes Was Real [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 8-photo-gadgets-every-photographer-wishes-was-real [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-03-27 09:21:33 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-03-27 13:21:33 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=77484 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 77341 [post_author] => 25217 [post_date] => 2017-03-20 11:30:19 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-03-20 15:30:19 [post_content] => Everyone likes a giveaway, so we'll keep this short and sweet. In celebration of the spring 2017 "Relationship Issue" of Resource Magazine, we're giving two lucky winners a Peak Design Everyday Backpack, $100 B&H Gift Card and Subscription to Resource Magazine. Winners will be chosen at random and based on the amount of points they've gained through entry. The contest runs until midnight on Friday, March 24 and the winners will be contacted via e-mail. Learn more about the prizes and enter the giveaway below!Resource Magazine's "Relationship Issue" Giveaway
Resource Magazine Subscription ($36 value) This subscription delivers a full year of Resource Magazine directly to your doorstep, including our most recent spring 2017 "Relationship Issue." This edition features a cover story with Candice Pool Neistat, wife of YouTube legend Casey Neistat, and her guide to surviving life with a vlogger. In addition, it's filled with a ton of incredible content, from dating advice by Bumble and a portrait of the "digital dating disruption" to a photographic exploration of Chefchaouen, Morocco's all blue city, reviews of the latest Microsoft gear, and more.
Peak Design's Everyday Backpack ($259.95 value)
Over the past couple years, crowd-funding success Peak Design has garnered more
hype than any other photo bag company on the market. It’s latest innovation, the Everyday Backpack, brings the brand’s highly-functional, modular design to a photo bag-backpack hybrid that’s overrun the shoulders of Brooklyn straphangers of late. It’s also weatherproof, while its “FlexFold” origami-inspired dividers make it adaptable to your carrying needs, from camera gear to gym clothes.
B&H Gift Card ($100 value) Need we say more? This $100 gift card to B&H can be used online or at its New York City superstore, giving you access to products and gear to fit the needs of any photographer, filmmaker or creative.Good luck! [post_title] => Win a Peak Design Everyday Backpack, $100 B&H Gift Card & Subscription to Resource Magazine! [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => win-a-peak-design-everyday-backpack-100-bh-gift-card-subscription-to-resource-magazine [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-03-17 15:14:07 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-03-17 19:14:07 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=77341 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 77178 [post_author] => 47224 [post_date] => 2017-03-15 13:45:18 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-03-15 17:45:18 [post_content] => As a writer in the world of DPReview, typing these words and pressing 'Publish' might amount to an avalanche of physical threats by its passionate, gear-obsessed readers.
In fact, sacrilegious as this might sound to some readers, I think that the Leica M10 is at its best when used essentially as a point and shoot camera - for street photography at any rate. -Barney Britton 3/14/2017 [caption id="attachment_15234" align="aligncenter" width="780"] The Mug Shot of Public Enemy #1 on DPReview.com[/caption]But that is exactly what the apparently fearless Barney Britton did in his latest article on DPReview. Now, after reading through Barney's experiences of photographing through Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan with nothing but a Leica M10, I can understand why he is comparing it to shooting with a point and shoot. But simply uttering the words 'Leica' and 'Point and Shoot' in the same day, let alone the same sentence, can be grounds for flogging on DPReview. But, this man nonetheless did it.In an interesting and humorous recap of his experience photographing the fast moving Japanese culture using a purposely slow Leica, Barney says:
I've heard it said that if you write a song on a banjo, and the song works, then it's probably a good song. The point, of course, being that because the banjo is so simple, and so limited an instrument compared to (say) the electric guitar, it forces the composer to focus on the essentials of structure and melody. With no auto-focus, the hipster in Barney was excited for the challenge that lie ahead. After all, auto-focus is SO mainstream. And at the end of the day, the experience is just what Barney and other Leica fans find so appealing about the camera brand.
Without question, I would have come back from Japan with more in-focus, correctly-framed shots had I traveled with a DSLR. I'm not afraid to admit it. But they wouldn't have been the same shots. And at the end of the day, would I have had as much fun? I doubt it - and I certainly wouldn't have thought as much about my process. Read Barney's can't stop reading take on the Leica M10 on DPReview and play with the RAW files yourself in this sample gallery. [post_title] => Photographing Japan With a Leica M10 Is Like Juggling With One Hand [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => photographing-japan-with-a-leica-m10-is-like-juggling-with-one-hand [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-03-15 13:45:18 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-03-15 17:45:18 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=77178 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 76817 [post_author] => 47213 [post_date] => 2017-03-09 12:42:26 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-03-09 17:42:26 [post_content] => If you've ever tethered your camera to your computer, you've most certainly faced one glaring problem - accidental disconnection. This issue becomes incredibly annoying if you're using anything other than Capture One, as you're often left needing to restart the entire program to recover. While tools like the TetherTools Jerkstopper protect your camera's port, there hasn't really been a solution to this problem, until now - with the TetherBlock.The TetherBlock is a simple solution provided by founder and creator David Blattel. By creating a plate that connects to your tripod mount on the bottom of your camera, David Blattel has found a clever answer to a painstaking problem. Within the block, is a number of routings that allow you to feed your tether cable through, and lock it into place. Additionally, what's best is the TetherBlock is Arca-Swiss compatible, meaning you're able to then connect your camera to your favorite tripod.
Build Quality The TetherBlock QR Plus is made from machined steel and routed with a variety of different cable sizes in mind. Along the top of the unit is a few rubber feet, to protect your camera from any damage if you were to lock it too tightly. Also on the TetherBLOCK QR Plus, is two threaded holes allowing you to also attach accessories to the system, such as a BlackRapid FastR, for a strap system. To put it simply, I don't ever expect the TetherBLOCK QR Plus to break or show any signs of wear. The premium materials ensure that this is a solution that you can rely on long term.
Price The TetherBLOCK comes in two versions - the TetherBLOCK MC ($89) and the TetherBLOCK QR Plus ($99). The difference between the two is that one connects to an Arca-Swiss compatible tripod (the QR Plus), and one does not. While the price of one hundred dollars might seem a bit steep, it pales in comparison to the costs of replacing a broken USB port on your DSLR. Pairing that with the build quality, the price point feels far more reasonable for a product that will be used for years to come.
The Downside Perhaps the only downside I faced when using the TetherBLOCK is an arbitrary one, and one I don't have a clever solution for. For me, I am not tethering all of the time, but I'm looking to have a plate that I can have on my camera at all times. The TetherBLOCK QR Plus fills that void, however, since the cable mounts between the plate and the camera, it needs to be removed and reattached each time you want to run a cable through it. The obvious solution would be to route it from the bottom of the plate, but then the camera loses much of the locking functionality. So the reality is, I'm just being nitpicky, and have no solution to this minor problem in an otherwise innovative product.
Conclusion So is the TetherBLOCK QR Plus a must have tool? If you're a tethering photographer, then I say Yes. There isn't a product out and available that can do what this product does, and if you've ever done tethering before, you know how frustrating it can be when your camera becomes unplugged. And until Canon and Nikon start listening to their users and make their camera ports more robust and locking, the TetherBLOCK is the best solution to a problem we've all faced.The TetherBLOCK QR Plus is available for purchase on their website for $99, and the $89 for the TetherBLOCK MC. [post_title] => The TetherBLOCK QR Plus is the Must Have Product for Tethering Photographers [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-tetherblock-qr-plus-is-the-must-have-product-for-tethering-photographers [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-03-21 11:06:51 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-03-21 15:06:51 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=76817 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 76766 [post_author] => 47235 [post_date] => 2017-03-07 13:29:17 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-03-07 18:29:17 [post_content] => Cinetics is adding a next-generation product to its arsenal of motion control, dolly, and tripod systems. According to the company, Lynx is an "ultra-smooth camera slider and multi axis motor control system" that masters the art of time lapse, capable of making precision video moves. Following the success of three previous Kickstarter campaigns, Lynx was introduced on the crowd-funding platform earlier today, offering its loyal community of photographers, filmmakers and videographers a discount on the new system.“Lynx is our fourth motion control project, and it’s our very best. It’s a compact camera slider built with input from an amazingly engaged customer base,” explains Justin Jensen, founder of Cinetics, in the product's Kickstarter video.“It’s a ready-to-run, three axis motion control kit that sets up quick and easily, is strong, fast and quiet, and can be driven by a mobile app,” Jensen continues. “We are confident that Lynx will consistently perform as well as other, more expensive, compact motion control systems on the market.”Lynx is manufactured using fine materials and incorporates the latest in motor control technology to enable precise, quick and quiet slides, pans and tilts. Its app seemingly allows for easy and intuitive remote control, utilizing its joystick design and accelerometer for live camera movement. Lynx is also designed for fast and easy set up, and can run preset programs or be configured creatively to perform complex moves for cinematic results.Lynx is available in three primary kits:
For more information, visit the Lynx Kickstarter page. Shipping will begin in July and prices range from $499 for the Base Slider to $1,499 for the complete package. [post_title] => Meet Cinetics' New 'Ultra Smooth' Compact Camera Slider [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => meet-cinetics-new-ultra-smooth-compact-camera-slider [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-03-07 13:29:17 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-03-07 18:29:17 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=76766 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 76329 [post_author] => 47243 [post_date] => 2017-02-22 14:28:40 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-22 19:28:40 [post_content] => Video and still photographer Tyler Stalman recently reviewed both the Canon 5D Mark IV and Sony a7R II based on six factors: noise/high ISO, color, dynamic range, sharpness, focus and 4K. With that in mind, he compared the two, evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of both cameras and decided which is better for both photographers and videographers. Primarily a street-style photographer and travel/commercial videographer, Stalman said in the video his priorities may be different than others, but did his best to be helpful and informative for any style shooter.Nonetheless, it's quite an in-depth and unbiased review. Here are some of the key takeaways from the video, which you can watch above.
- The Lynx Base Slider allows users to create manual video moves. The motor control can be added to the slider at any time.
- The Lynx Motorized Slider kit includes the manual slider plus the slider motor and controller for a complete linear motion control system.
- The Lynx Three Axis Slider includes the complete Lynx motorized slider and motorized pan and tilt head.
1. Sharpness Stalman said the a7R II is noticeably sharper when it comes to shooting photos—just take a look at these side by side comparisons below:
2. Dynamic Range Stalman said in DP Review's test of the cameras with dynamic range, there is a clear advantage to using the Sony a7R II, but in his opinion, the cameras can be used in the same way. There may be a slight difference, but for this category it's a draw.
3. Noise and High ISO Stalman said he typically shoots between one and 6400 ISO on both cameras, and they are equally capable at shooting in that range. However, when moving above that to higher ISOs, the Sony takes the cake.
4. Focus The a7R II has its focus plane on the censor, which lets the camera know when an image is focused, meaning the photographer must trust that it will shoot with accuracy. It also has a feature that most other cameras don't, which is eye tracking. However, Stalman, in the end, crowned the Canon 5D IV as the winner of this round because of its dual-pixel AF feature and touchscreen, in addition to its extremely fast 64-point autofocus.
5. Color He knows Canon is notorious for amazing color, but Stalman said the a7R II camera is just at good making colors pop. Also, he said the white balance on the Sony is a little strange compared to what he is used to shooting on the Canon, yet both deliver equally impressive results.
6. Speed It comes with little surprise that the Canon is hands down much faster than the Sony, which is one aspect Sony has yet to master. Additionally, Stalman said reviewing photos, zooming in, and other actions are just not quick and efficient enough compared to Canon, which prevents him from doing his job correctly.
1. Dynamic Range The Sony a7R II captures more highlights than the Canon. If it included C-log, it may have been able to express more dynamic range in its shots.
2. Color Interestingly, Canon takes the prize for color when it comes to video. However, Stalman does request that C-log is added to its cameras.
3. Sharpness After a few tests, the a7R II came out on top when it comes to sharpness for video. In 1080 vs. 4K, crop mode and color profile, the Sony camera showed the best quality compared to the Canon test.
4. Focus Sony's focus peaking in the EVF is a huge advantage for manual focusing, which is why Stalman ranks it higher when it comes to focus for video. Canon still wins in auto focus though.
5. 4K The 5D Mark IV can only shoot in cropped mode in 4k, which really hinders it as a product. Because of this, the a7R II takes the win. [post_title] => An In-Depth Look at Canon 5D Mark IV vs. Sony a7R II: Which Would You Choose? [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => an-in-depth-look-at-canon-5d-mark-iv-vs-sony-a7r-ii-which-would-you-choose [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-22 14:28:40 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-22 19:28:40 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=76329 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 75461 [post_author] => 47235 [post_date] => 2017-02-07 12:48:27 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-07 17:48:27 [post_content] => Popular YouTubers (those with 10,000 subscribers or more) will soon be able to live stream video with their mobile devices. They were, of course, already able to do so via other social media platforms, but they will now be able to do it directly from YouTube. Tech websites label this launch as YouTube's latest move in competing with social media giants like Facebook, and they're right: The company clearly wants to keep the upper hand when it comes to online video.YouTube calls the launch (which was already promised in June 2016) a way to "put the power of live streaming in the hands of hundreds of thousands of talented creators, giving them a more intimate and spontaneous way to share their thoughts, lives, and creativity." Don't worry if you feel neglected because you've been unable to gain 10,000 subscribers yet. The company assures that "the rest of you will have it soon!"Mobile live streaming has been built directly into the YouTube mobile app. All you have to do to start streaming is open YouTube, hit the capture button, and you’re live. Streamed videos will have all the same features as regular YouTube videos. They can be searched for, found via recommendations or playlists, and protected from unauthorized use.
"Our mobile live streaming uses YouTube’s rock-solid infrastructure, meaning it’ll be fast and reliable, just the YouTube you know and love. And we’ve been working hand-in-hand with hundreds of creators to refine the mobile streaming experience while they stream from a boat or take live calls from their fans." YouTube used the launch of this novelty to also finally roll out Super Chat to creators in more than 20 countries (and viewers in more than 40 countries). Super Chat lets any fan watching a live stream stand out from the crowd and get a creator’s attention by purchasing chat messages that are highlighted in bright colors and stay pinned to the top of the chat window for up to five hours.
"Super Chat gives viewers a chance to add a little visual flair to their chats and gives creators a new way to keep connected to their fans while earning a little money on the side, let’s say for example, while shopping at Target or playing video games." Check out Alex Wassabi's advice for live streaming on YouTube here. [post_title] => Does YouTube's Mobile Live Streaming Threaten Facebook? [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => does-youtubes-mobile-live-streaming-threaten-facebook [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-07 12:48:27 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-07 17:48:27 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=75461 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 75390 [post_author] => 47235 [post_date] => 2017-02-06 13:21:50 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-06 18:21:50 [post_content] => It's pretty easy to scan through a YouTube video when you're watching it on your desktop or laptop, as you can just scrub your way through the timeline, or you can use your arrow keys for quick 5-second jumps forward or backward. But what if you're YouTube-ing on mobile? It's not as easy.Sliding and clicking through the time bar on a screen the size of a smartphone or tablet is much more difficult, especially when you're watching long videos. YouTube, however, has finally addressed this problem in the latest YouTube app.With its latest update, YouTube introduced a back-or-forth jumping equivalent to smaller screens. Simply double tap on the left side of your screen to go back 10 seconds, or on the right side if you want to forward 10 seconds. Need a slightly bigger jump? Tap once more. Or twice. Or three times... It'll add 10 seconds per tap!Life just got a tad easier again. You're welcome. [post_title] => How to Easily Fast Forward or Rewind YouTube Videos on Mobile [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => how-to-easily-fast-forward-or-rewind-youtube-videos-on-mobile [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-06 13:21:50 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-06 18:21:50 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=75390 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 74944 [post_author] => 47235 [post_date] => 2017-02-01 12:43:29 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-01 17:43:29 [post_content] => On the last day of January, a Ukrainian team of instant photography enthusiasts kicked off a 30-day crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to bring to life their vintage and jolly looking new instant film camera. They were aiming at $15,000, and they didn't even need a full day to reach their goal.What exactly is this thing people are so excited about?Jollylook is a simple fold out camera for analog photos, made entirely from recycled paper and cardboard. No electronics, batteries or chargers, some paper, a pair of lenses and a cartridge for instant mini photos. It's the world's most environmentally friendly camera!
“When I showed my son what's inside an analog camera [...] I thought 'what if the package itself transformed and fulfilled the function of the camera and the picture turned out immediately?'" —Oleg Khalip, co-founder and author of the idea Khalip says the shutter was the most difficult part to develop. No existing structure worked for Jollylook, so they had to invent a new shutter. After picking the right lens and calculating the aperture, they then created a "folding accordion" camera body from paper, then the case where the instax cartridge is placed, and then they moved to the design. No doubts there: it had to be "retro with a little steampunk" look. The last obstacle was to find a way to pull the photo out from the cartridge. "But after testing many options, we achieved a perfect result," Khalip says. Photos are now developed and pulled out with a rotating handle. How does it work? Just like with an analog plastic and metal camera, you first set the lens position to landscape, group, portrait or macro. You then choose the aperture and simply pull out the viewfinder! Up next: taking the picture! Simply look through the viewfinder and press the shutter-release button whenever you're satisfied. Then you roll out the exposed photo by turning the handle for developing. The rollers actually break the capsule with the processing liquid, and initiate the developing process. After just a few minutes, you have a new shot in your hands! Jollylook uses Fujifilm Instax Mini, instant film cartridges that are available worldwide, which can be changed "many times," according to the developers.Technical specifications:
The crowdfunding campaign will stay on Kickstarter until the end of February and the first mass produced Jollylook cameras are expected in June 2017. There's no explicit unit price set for when that happens, but the fact that pledgers who gave $35 got a camera, is an indication. [post_title] => This Is the World's Most Environmentally-Friendly Instant Camera [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => this-is-the-worlds-most-environmentally-friendly-instant-camera [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-01 12:43:29 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-01 17:43:29 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=74944 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 74456 [post_author] => 47224 [post_date] => 2017-01-25 18:15:53 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-01-25 23:15:53 [post_content] => Just last week, we told you about how Croatia should be on every traveler's bucket list. We even gave you 8 things you must do when you get there. Now our friends at DPReview are trying to convince us that we should not only go, but we should bring the newest Canon DSLR, the EOS 5D Mark IV as our travel companion.On their website, DPReview shares the latest in their popular field test videos, along with an in-depth review of the camera. DPReview brought along renowned photographer Max Lowe to document a new travel destination with the camera. But not only are all the photographs taken with the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, but DPReview videographer Eric Becker also filmed the field test using the camera while shooting in glorious 4k resolution.The results, both photo and video, are a great look at the power of the new Canon camera and re-emphasises the beauty of Croatia.Follow DPReview on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. [post_title] => Field Testing The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV in Croatia's Dalmatian Coast [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => field-testing-the-canon-eos-5d-mark-iv-in-croatias-dalmatian-coast [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-31 16:08:15 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-31 21:08:15 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=74456 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 74253 [post_author] => 47243 [post_date] => 2017-01-24 14:13:22 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-01-24 19:13:22 [post_content] => Kai Wong can be described as "clumsy" when it comes to his bounty of camera gear- it's part of his schtick, and it works. In his most recent video, "MY CAMERA GEAR - What I Shoot Vids With," he showcases an array of equipment he has used throughout the years for his successful vlogs. Some of his gear he has either slightly broken or completely destroyed, but his clumsiness is for the art of the vlog.[caption id="attachment_74254" align="aligncenter" width="849"] Kai W shows his Sony X3000 that he destroyed getting footage of a friend skateboarding.[/caption]Kai goes through his essential gear list when starting your vlogging career. The first few minutes of the video, he shows his display of vlogging equipment, which seems endless, but don't feel intimidated. You don't have to buy all of this gear, but here is a list of Kai W's top seven pieces he can't vlog without. Although his is completely tarnished, Kai said in the camera's last moments, it captured some sick skateboarding shots and the sound is amazing. This camera has ultimate image stabilization, a splash-proof body, selectable viewing angles, which can be Wide, Medium or Narrow. In additions, there is 3x zoom High quality 12MP still images, as well as up to 10 fps in burst mode. The camera also includes interval record at 8.3MP for stills and 4K time-lapse video, High Quality stereo sound with wind noise reduction and built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, HDMI, USB and mic jack. It's also a perfect size camera to take for B-roll footage. If you ever find yourself with a broken SONY FDRX3000, the GoPro Hero 5 serves as a good replacement. This piece of vlogging gear produces 4k video and 12MP photos, all in Single, Burst and Time Lapse modes. The camera is very durable and is waterproof up to 33 feet without a housing case. The GoPro Hero 5 BLACK makes it easy for users to preview and playback shots, change settings and edit/trim footage, all on the palm-sized device. Kai said the Go Pro has image stabilization, but it won't work with everything. For example, in the video he wants to mount the GoPro to the front bumper of his car with his weather-proof Removu S1 Gimbal, which can be mounted on almost anything. However, Kai said the unite itself is very heavy, so to get the best, stable upward shot, he solves it with a household item: duck tape. He tapes it to the bottom of the door to his car, about four centimeters off the ground. With the Removu S1 remote, he's able to connect it to his Bluetooth and control it while driving (don't GoPro and drive, kids). Kai said with the combination of the Gimbal and the GoPro, the footage is much smoother.[caption id="attachment_74311" align="aligncenter" width="635"] Kai W attaching his Go Pro HERO 5 BLACK to the bottom of his car using his Gimbal and duck tape.[/caption] Kai said he loves the Lumix GH4 and he uses it for most of his vlogs, in any weather or situation. Even on a bumpy ride through the streets of London, a shaky picture still looks somewhat decent. He said it's "close to perfect" to what you would need for vlogging, however the one fault to this piece of equipment is the terrible auto-focus feature. Nonetheless, the camera captures 4k cinematic video and 4k QFHD video. It has a tough magnesium alloy body and excellent shutter life. According to Kai, this is the only lens you should need when using a Lumix GH4. It's lightweight, compact and somewhat splash/dust proof. It has a Nano Surface Coating to reduce lens flare/ghost, POWER O.I.S. Image Stabilization and UED Lens, which decreases chromatic aberration. [caption id="attachment_74307" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Sony a7R II[/caption]This was bought by Kai as his replacement for the Lumix GH4, and besides the pleasing style of the camera, it includes features like Full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor-42.4 MP, 5-axis in-body image stabilization, optimized for 42.4 MP full-frame and 4K movie recording. It can connect to your smartphone via Wi-Fi and includes shutter vibration suppression. Overall, the camera is durable, reliable and great for professional usage. Kai mentions in his video his struggle to stay loyal to either Sony or Canon, but both companies to produce high quality gear, like the Canon 80D. This camera has an accurate autofocus feature, with its optical viewfinder and focusing area selection modes. The 24.2 Megapixels APS-C) CMOS sensor creates high-resolution images, which can help your vlogs look more impressive. This camera is similar to the Canon 80D with its convenient manual and auto focus features and it has an electronic viewfinder. You can also connect to Wifi with this model. However, unlike the Canon 80D, it does not have image stabilization with continuous shooting.So what do you think of Kai's favorite pieces of equipment? What do you use? Let us know in the comments below. [post_title] => Kai Wong Shows Off His Favorite and Most Notable Vlogging Gear [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => kai-wong-shows-off-his-favorite-and-most-notable-vlogging-gear [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-31 16:36:02 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-31 21:36:02 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=74253 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ))
- Lens - a meniscus lens with a focal length of 110 mm ( 4.33 in ), allows to take photos from portrait to landscape. can be moved up to shoot through the pinhole.
- Viewfinder - a Fresnel lens
- Aperture - a switchable diaphragm with manual adjustment for the seven values: f / 8, f / 11, f / 16, f / 22; f / 32; f / 45; f / 64 + pinhole.
- Shutter - automatic with shutter speed of 1/250 or 1/160 and manual shutter mode with the possibility to control the exposure time manually.
- Pinhole - a round hole in a copper foil 0.6 mm (0.023 in) in diameter, located on the diaphragm disk
- 10 shots per instax mini cartridge (the cartridge can be changed many times)
- Storage conditions - store in a dry and dark place at room temperature.
- conditions of use - use at temperatures between 10 - 35 °C (50 -95 ?) in dry weather.
- Size when folded 85 x 127 x 48 mm ( 311?32 x 5 x 157?64 in )
- Fujifilm “instax mini” instant film cartridge
- Photo size 46(W) x 62(H) mm