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Urban Exploration guide for Photographers

This post is not specifically related the the Canon 5dMRkII. I wrote it as a complement to a blog post on the DPS about urban exploration. This is a collection of all the tips/tricks I have learned during my various explorations. I tried to regroup the ideas by subject as much as I could. Hope you enjoy this. And yes, ...

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Zacuto Gorilla DSLR kits reviews (part1)

Now that I have a tactical shooter, I can finally do a full review of the three Gorilla gunstock models offered by Zacuto: The Rapid Fire, The Quickdraw and The Tactical shooter (which is a combo of the two). Hopefully, by the end of the review you will be able to figure out if you want a Gorilla rig and ...

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I had to use a D3 yesterday…

Worked on a wedding yesterday. When it was time to do the ring shots, the DJ was blasting his tunes and there was too much vibrations for a sharp shot, even with a tripod. Solution? Weight it down! The D3 is so heavy that it managed to cancel most of the vibration and we got our shot. So, yes, I ...

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Remote trigger give away contest!

Now that I have reliable triggers (read: PocketWizard PLUS II) I am ready to get rid of my old and unreliable eBay Cactus Remote V2. I was about to throw them in the garbage when I had the idea that they may be useful to someone. When I told the idea to my girlfriend her first reaction was: “You keep ...

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Book Review: Master Shots

I love books, I own a lot of them. On top of being educational and entertaining, they are a great decoration element in my loft and make me look smart when people visit my place. And yes, my books are grouped by colors. It took a while to get used to it, but it is all about the look… From ...

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Pocket Wizard follow up

Quick update: the Pocket Wizard FlexTT5 have been replaced with Pocket Wizard PLUS II and I could not be happier. I kept the MiniTT1 to mount on the camera since it is much smaller than the Plus II and this combo works perfectly. Warning: Because the MiniTT1 only has the choice of 2 channels while the Plus II has 4, ...

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Collision conference – First DSLR Fusion conference?

In case you did not see the news when it was published on planet5D, there is going to be a DSLR-cinephotography centric conference at the end of August in LA. It is called ‘Collision‘ and it fits pretty well with the spirit of the event: how the video capabilities of DSLR (read 5DMrkII) is a game changer for (1) photographers ...

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Aperture 3 features Wish List

Now that Final Cut Studio 3 is out, lets talk (and guess) about what we will find in the upcoming Aperture update. I have been an Aperture user since day 1. In version 1, is was revolutionary but slow. V1.5 brought a nice speed boost and V2 introduced a few new tools and the plugin architecture. So what should we ...

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Yes, I know. Final Cut Studio 3 is out…

… and there are no mentions of H.264 real time editing. Actually, the whole update took me off guard. I was expecting it to come after Snow Leopard and be optimized to use Open CL so they could show some insane benchmarks. Seems like I was wrong again. Nevertheless, I still believe real time editing of H.264 in FCS will ...

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Pocket Wizards FlexTT5 & MiniTT1 first impressions

This is the fourth time I am writing this post and it is going to be the last. Between the time I received the Pocket Wizards, did some test in my kitchen and finally tried them out in the open, my perception of the product changed drastically. To make it short, the ETTL Pocket Wizards are going back to the ...

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