“Buy Love Here..”
… was the title of an event/social experiment that took place at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles today, as part of an ongoing documentary Russell Brand has been filming about the pursuit of happiness. The store was open for one day only and people could come in and take any one item they chose, as long as they left an item in return for someone else to later barter for. Donations from celebrities helped kick off the opening and it was quite a media frenzy. During the event there was a NikonD300s and a Canon 5Dmkll that caught my eye.
In the front of the store, there was the Nikon D300s, was equipped with a Nikon Nikkor Fisheye 10.5mm f/2.8, and FIlmtools Medium Weight Suction Cup Camera Mount with Ball Leveling Heads.
In the back was a 5Dmkll with a Canon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Lens up on a suction cup or some type of rod attachment.
Now, what what did they do with these cameras you ask? Though they were not in use during the actual event, Intervalometers on both cameras cameras were installed and set up prior to the store opening. After all the space that was being rented out for the event was a vacant Just Cavalli store, and had to be converted into Brand’s “Buy Love Here” shop. With two extreme wide angle lenses at each end of the store capturing an image every few seconds, the two cameras will have made a nice time lapse for their Documentary, showing the evolution of the store leading up to the social experiment.
Towards the end of the event one of the cameramen put down his DVX100A ( why are people still shooting SD in 2010 escapes me..) and picks up his DSLR rig. Looks like a 5D or 7D using a Z-Finder and Sennheiser Shotgun Mic, with an unidentified Shoulder Mount support system. I would hope he is using a 5D, that is the only way he would be able to control gain and audio levels with the Sennheiser. Still waiting for firmware to control that on the 7D…
More information on the event can be found here: BuyLoveHere.com
Letus announced today that they are unveiling a new line of products for the DSLR market and will be available for purchase as soon as June. By the pictures alone I would guess they are going to perform impressively, and you shouldn’t expect anything less from such a solid company. Included in their arsenal is a total of six different kits that you can mix and match to some degree as well as Grips and a Cage. Looking at the design of the handles I would say they are to be the best out there. In addition to looking comfortable and moveable, the connections look as if you could fit them into just about any hole on the cage, or at any point on the rods.
Please take a look at their website for all the pictures and products. I would advise reading the descriptions, especially for the Hawk VF ( Viewfinder), they make some great analogies and comparisons to help you understand the innovation behind the LETUS viewfinders and how they’re different from the competition ( too bad the price isn’t different as well!). Products start at $385.00.
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If you’re working in this category, then you are already well aware it can be costly. And at this point, the lines between Traditional Video and DSLR Video, begin to blur. Welcome to part three of four in AmericanDSLRs quest to uncover The True Cost of Owning a DSLR.
Items carried on from Beginner and Intermediate levels:
- Camera Body
- 16 GB CF Card A
- 16 GB CF Card B
- 2 Year Accidental Damage Warranty
- Zoom H4N
- NEXTO eXtreme
- LCDVF Viewfinder
- Manfrotto Tripod Head and Legs
- Extra Battery
24-70mm f/2.8 Lens: $1,399.00
This is going to be your main lens. An L Series lens made by Canon, with a range not very impressive but one of the best you can get on a wide angle with an Aperture as low as f/2.8. If you are willing to sacrifice some light you can go with a Canon 24-105mm f/4, to get some extra range.
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