Budget Gear (DIY)

Entry Level DSLR Cameras: Which One Should You Choose?

Entry Level DSLR cameras

Introduction: How, where and which Entry Level DSLR Camera should you pick?

You would like to buy your first camera or secondary camera. There are so many options out there when you want to buy one, which really makes it hard deciding which one to get.…

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Genie – Motion Control Time Lapse Device

The Genie

Do you know what is time lapse ?

I’m sure you heard about it, but if not, I suggest that at this moment you surf internet, google it or read on wiki about it here. We will cover this area on Canon5Dtips soon, but till then just check it out on internet.…

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Building a DIY slider: advices

Slider wheels

Last week, I decided it was time for me to get back into my workshop and (finally) build a slider using my RigWheels. Right off the bat, I knew this was a prototype; the goal was to figure out the various pitfall of such a project so my next one would be perfect since I would have learned from my mistakes.…

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DIY Alert: RigsWheels are on sale!

To all the DIYers out there, RigWheels is currently having a sale so it may be a good opportuinity to get a set of wheels for your slider. The rebate is around 15%. I have been playing with the RigWheels for a while now and my conclusion is simple: if you want to buildyour own slider BUT value your time, get them!…

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Shoulder rig kit for about 200$

I receive a lot of email from people asking me which shoulder rig they should buy. My usual answers swing between the Shape WLB Sumo or a small Zacuto rigs, depending of the expected usage. The problem with these suggestions is they, while valid, are out of the budget for a lot of shooters (starving students, I am looking at you).…

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