How To Build a Cheap DSLR Canon Video Rig Using Samsung Note 3 as Video Monitor With DSLR Controller

This is an updated version of my older simpler camera rig. This rig is setup to use a shotgun mic, a light and most importantly a samsung galaxy Note 3 as video monitor and controller. All of the settings + starting stopping recording or shooting still images can be done from the phone screen. It also has focus peaking. The screen is 1080p. All of this makes this setup alot more advantageous than a standard video monitor screen :) For all the links where to but the bits and pieces scroll down … [Read more...]

Canon 100-400 Lens on Sony NEX6 Using Metabones Speedbooster

I have been testing my Canon 100-400 lens mounted on a Sony NEX6 using the Metabones Speedbooster Adapter. Scroll down and click to see the video below. As you can see its rather unbalanced and whichever way you look at it is either ridiculous or cool! - what do you think? The first lens I attach to it is the Canon 17-40 L. Don't forget that with the Speedbooster an extra stop is gained, which makes this quite attractive mounted on the NEX6 to catch those moving animals or in lower … [Read more...]

F1.0 Madness – Sony NEX With Metabones Speedbooster And Canon 50mm F1.4

I usually shoot with the Canon pro bodies, however as some of you may already know, I picked up a Sony NEX mirrorless camera not long ago. I invested in a metabones speed booster adapter which not only allows all Canon EF lenses to be mounted, but also gives an extra F stop! This means, mounting my Canon 50mm F1.4 makes the F1.4 lens become an F1.0 ! - creating some pleasing bokeh. I have been surprised by how incredibly sharp the lens is even wide open at F1.0. Focus is the hard part due … [Read more...]

Canon 6D vs Sony NEX 6 – High ISO Noise Test (1600 & 3200)

Everyone knows that the full frame sensor of the Canon's all perform exceptionally well at high ISO's (in some online tests I have seen the Canon 6D even beat the 5D mark 3, though very marginally - contact me if you want the video I saw of this) The question here is how does the Sony NEX 6 with the smaller sensor stack up to currently one of the best in the business, the Canon 6D ? I decided to shoot comparisons: same lighting conditions, same subject, same camera settings and as close to … [Read more...]