At the National Association of Broadcasters Show 2018, known generally as the NAB Show, Blackmagic Design from Australia dropped a minor bombshell on the attendees, revealing the newest iteration of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC). The NAB Show is primarily dedicated to the display of all things related to video, those involved in broadcasting, as well as pretty much anything to do with video production including cinematography. If you’re interested in video production, the NAB Show is certainly the place to be which, unfortunately, was not a place that I could attend. However, I have been monitoring what happened there though various video dedicated websites and YouTube videos. In my case, I was very interested in learning more about the BMPCC 4k as it’s called. Continue reading
With today’s zoom lenses, one often only has to carry two lenses to cover a wide variety of photographic tasks; however, traditionally, the only way to do this is with a camera bag. This has been recognised for a while and so a number of different solutions have been implemented by various entrepreneurs, including myself, to solve this issue. The following DIY gadget is not a new idea by any means and it probably came from an idea that’s been around for decades, gluing two lens caps together, so I’m also just plagiarising what has gone before me. The most recent solution to come on the scene is this one but, as the manufacturer didn’t have one for the lenses that I use, I was left bereft, which led me to find my own solution, which is only appropriate, considering my post about making things.