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On Photography Unboxing the Affordable GearGrip Slider and Dolly!

For more information on this and other projects, visit us at on-photography.pictures/ as in this episode we will be unboxing the GripGear Slider and Dolly along with the extended track! I have found this to be a super value! You can see more here: on-photography.pictures/geargrip_slider_dolly

GearGrip Features:

  • 9-speed Electronic Camera Slider & Motorized Panoramic head & micro dolly & 3 free track on promotion bundle
  • For smartphone, mirrorless & action cameras up to 750g, NOTE: iPhone 7, 8, and X users. main camera has built-in optical image stabilization that will affect your results, use the front camera when in slider mode.
  • Basic camera knowledge is required (Common Sense)= Slow speeds for time lapse, great for all product shots, works horizontally, vertically, Dolly mode or Panorama mode with remote
  • Runs 2 hours on rechargeable batteries or use with USB power pack
  • 1/4″ mounting threads for tripod mounts, suction cups for diagonal, vertical or inverted shots

Also be sure to check out our website on-photography.pictures/ for more information on this and many other projects!

On Photography – Unboxing the AMIR Super Wide Angle and Macro Clip On Lens!

For more information on this and other projects, visit us at on-photography.pictures/ as in this episode we will be unboxing and reviewing the AMIR Super Wide Angle and Macro Clip On Lens! I am super excited about this lens kit as it was less than $17 USD and super high quality! See more about it here: amzn.to/2t6NXGJ

Zecti Smart Phone Video Rig Adjustable Camera Rig for Phone Filmmaking with Cold Shoe Mount fit Apple iPhone, Samsung and Most Phones within 7-inch Screen: amzn.to/2M2fm3g

Eyoyo 8 Inch HDMI studio Monitor 1024×768 Resolution: amzn.to/2JMTaxG

Features:
High-Quality 2 in 1 Design: Professional HD lens minimizes lens glare, reflection, ghosting and other artifacts for superb clarity. Top-grade aluminum construction increases the durability of the product. Giving you an experience of DSLR quality performance and capture stunning photography
Updated 12.5X Macro Lens: Designed with 37mm Diameter Thread lens enables you to shoot photos at a distance of 1.18-1.57in from your object. More convenient and powerful to take clear and gorgeous pictures
Ultra Wide Angle: The 0.45x wide-angle largely increases your wide-angle range. Fit the entire family or the whole team into the picture. Give you a high definition wide angle image without distortion.
Wide Compatibility: Universal detachable clamp design, work on all popular brands and models of smartphones and tablets or anywhere you can imagine. Soft rubber clip will not scratch or damage your mobile device
Note: Wide angle lens is more suitable for shooting a larger scene photos. Please don’t let the subject be too close to the lens, because the closer the angle lens is, the more obvious the lens distortion is.

Description:

Amir 2 in 1 high quality cell phone lens with updated wide angle lens and macro lens give you better experience in photography. They apply to most brands of cell phones such as iPhone 7/7 Plus/6/6 plus/5/5S/4/4S, Samsung, iPad, PC, etc. Perfectly made of high-class glass, professional HD Lens reduces glass flare & ghosting caused by reflections. Making your photos look like just as high grade as those taking with DSLR Camera.

Features:

◆12.5X Macro lens – For extreme close-up shots
Allow you to take sharp pictures as close as 1.5in from the subject, perfect for flowers, coins, insects, etc.

◆0.45X Wide Angle Lens – For a high definition wide angle image without distortion
Allows you to capture more of the scene into be your photographs, which is useful in architectural, interior and landscape photography.

Operation Guide:

◆Macro Lens & Wide Angle Lens:
1. The Macro Len and the Wide Angle Len are attached together while you receive them. So it’s NOT lens missing!
2. If you want to use the macro lens, do not forget to remove the wide angle lens first.
3. If you want to use the wide angle lens, screw the two lens together to take wonderful pictures.

◆When use wide angle lens:
1. Ensure the clip aims at the camera;
2. It is suggested that the Wide Angle Lens be used in a wide-open area in order to get better photos.

◆When use macro lens:
1. Ensure the clip aims at the camera;
2. Avoid hand shaking;
3. You need place the camera extremely close to the subject as 50mm

Small Reminder:

It’s normal phenomenon about distortion of wide angle lens .
All wide angle lens will have some distortion, because the role of wide-angle is to broaden the range of perspective. Some are curved edges, some stretching the corner. If the wide-angle effect is bigger, the distortion will be more powerful.

FAQs:

Q: Does this lens fit iPhone 7 Plus?
A: Yes, but you must aim at one of the camera of your phone to make sure you can capture the photos, because iPhone 7 Plus have 2 cameras. Our lens can only aim at one camera!!

Q: Why the picture I took is very blurry?
A: Please wipe all lens clean before using, including your phone’s camera. and please make sure that the lens has aligned the correct center of your phone camera

Note:

▲Please wipe clean all lenses before using.
▲It is suggested that take off your phone case before using, if your phone case is thick.
▲Please put your cell-phone camera in the center of the lens at first.
▲The Flash Light might be blocked when the lens is in use.

Package Included:

1 x 0.45X HD Wide Angle Lens
1 x 12.5X Macro Lens (Screwed with the Wide Angle Lens)
1 x Universal 37mm Thread Clip
1 x Lens Cover
1 x Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
1 x Retail Box

On Photography – Unboxing the Zecti Smart Phone Video Rig Adjustable Camera Rig!

For more information on this and other projects, visit us at on-photography.pictures/ as in this episode we will be unboxing the Zecti Smart Phone Video Rig Adjustable Camera Rig! As this is a very cool adapter for most smartphones to convert them into a productive video rig!

Zecti Smart Phone Video Rig Adjustable Camera Rig for Phone Filmmaking with Cold Shoe Mount fit Apple iPhone, Samsung and Most Phones within 7-inch Screen: amzn.to/2M2fm3g

Features:
The bubble level on the top of phone video rig can well keep the picture remains horizontal while shooting and reduce the discomfort of the viewer which caused by the shake of the picture.
The two built-in hot shoe and Seven 1/4 thread hole at different side of the rig can support most photography and video- making equipment such as led light, microphone, tripod, slider any thing you needed
The grip stabilizer with Adjustable Lens mount allow for installation of two kind of wide angle lens 17mm and 37mm which will help you cover more area while shooting.
Adjustable and movable phone clamp fit for most phone models such as iPhone 8 plus ,iPhone x, Samsung,Huawei most smart phone with or without a case
A Fantastic tool for getting a smooth video and taking steady shots as well as capturing unique life’s experiences. for mobile videomakers ,iPhone filmmakers like you.

Product description
Zecti Phone Video Rig is a versatile, universal and adjustable smartphone photography tool with the ability to expand the camera shooting function of the smartphone.

Compatibility with Phone Lens Fit for phone fisheye lens with 17mm or 37mm thread

Compatible with Most smartphone (Partial list)
Apple iPhone: Apple iPhone X, 8/8Plus,7/7 Plus, 6S/6S Plus, 6/6 Plus,5S, SE, 5C, 5
Samsung models: Samsung Galaxy S8, S7,Note 8(Not compatible with Samsung S8+,S9+) Huawei: P20,P20 Lite, Mate SE,Honor 7X, Honor View10 ,Nexus 6P

Package include:
1 x Phone Video Rig
1 x User Manual

Note
The protective case is suggested to be removed if it is too thick to affect the installation

On Photography – Unboxing the Eyoyo Studio Monitor!

For more information on this and other projects, visit us at on-photography.pictures/ as in this episode we will be unboxing and checking out the Eyoyo 8 Inch HDMI Monitor!

Eyoyo 8 Inch HDMI Monitor 1024×768 Resolution: amzn.to/2JMTaxG

Features

Simple fashion body, light and portable
Uses 8 inch high resolution (1024×768) TFT LCD screen, the image is clear and exquisite, colorful
support for BNC input, for professional security monitoring equipment is connected, so that signal mutual interference reduction, can achieve the best signal effect
supports chromatic Ypbpr input, color more vivid, the image more realistic
video mode input switching, Supports multi-channel video reception, high sensitivity, strong interference resistance
support for VGA input, can be used for computer liquid crystal display (640*480/60Hz, 800*600/60Hz, 1024*768/60Hz)
Supports high-definition HDMI input
built-in high-quality loudspeakers
supports image flip up and down control, adapt to different installation mode
with timing switch machine and automatic signal standby function
Support USB interface to charge (5 volt 1 amp)

Specfication

Panel size: 8 inch digital display
Video input: 3Vp-p CVBS
Aspect ratio: 4:3
Resolution: 1024 x 768
Effective viewing area: 162 x 121 mm
Viewing angle: 120°(H)/100°(V)
Panel lifetime: 10,000 hours
Brightness: 250cd/m2
Contrast ration: 300:1
Response time: 12ms
Power input: DC12V-1000mA
Power mode support: Power adapter
Adjustable stand: Landscape
Speaker: 1W(max)*1
OSD Menu Language options: ENGLISH RUSSIAN PORTUGAL SPAIN DETCH FRANCE ITALY CHINESE
Temperature range (operation): 0-40 centigrade degree

Package Included

1×8″Monitor
1xPower adapter
1xStand
1xUser’s manual

On Photography: Cheap and Cheerful Boya Mic!

In this episode we will be looking at the Boya Mic for smartphone usage. You can find out about this cheap and cheerful video creation companion here: on-photography.pictures/boya-smartphone-mic/ as so fay I have been extremely happy with this addition to kit!

For more information on this and other projects, visit us at on-photography.pictures/

On-Photography: The TakStar SGC-598 Mic an Affordable Audio Solution!

In this episode we will be TakStar SGC-598 Mic as everyone thinks you have to pay a ton of money for good audio but that is not the case with TakStar SGC-598 Mic! So check it out!

For more information on this and other projects, visit us at on-photography.pictures

SGC-598 Photography Interview Shotgun MIC Microphone for Nikon Canon DSLR Camera: amzn.to/2ihlcAT

Features:
1.High Quality & Brand New
2.Practical Occasion: photography , interviews and other occasions pickup.
3.Product Features: Specially designed for the camera and high-sensitivity condenser microphone to enhance the quality of the recording.
4.Heart-shaped single-point pickup features can effectively reduce the noise of the surrounding environment to be picked up.
5.10dB sensitivity enhancement and 200Hz low-frequency attenuation; to meet the different field Co-use. Use standard universal connector specifications, can be simply fixed the camera.
6.Shock-resistant structural design, to reduce the mechanical noise of the camera and other vibration noise.
7.Set tone governing the selection of alloy materials design, sturdy solid, and can effectively shield electromagnetic interference.
8. 1.5V AA alkaline battery-powered, battery life of up to 100 hours.(No Battery Included)
9. Low power indicator, fully prepared ready to replace the battery.
10.Technical parameters: Monomer: Back electret.
11.Polar pattern: cardioid.
12. Frequency response: 50Hz-16kHz.
13.Sensitivity:-32dB ± 3dB (0dB = 1V/Pa at 1kHz). enhanced sensitivity: +10 dB.
14.The low-frequency attenuation: 60Hz 10dB / octave. output impedance: 2000 ± 30%.
15. Use voltage: 1.5V AA batteries. (No Battery Included)

On-Photography: Cheap and Cheerful Stabilization for the YI M1!

In this episode we will be going cheap and cheerful with a passive gimbal also referred to as a “steady-cam” for the YI M1 in this unboxing video where we will look at the quality and convenience of this solution over paying many hundreds power a powered version. So grab a beverage and check this out!

Oh you want to try one of your own? Well here is a list of deals for you: on-photography.pictures/pro-handheld-video-camera-stabilizer/

Looking for the BEST micro 4/3 camera with a 20 mega-pixel camera for around only $300 bucks: on-photography.pictures/yi-m1-4k-20-mp-mirrorless-digital-camera-with-interchangeable-lens/

For more information on this and other projects, visit us at on-photography.pictures/

On-Photography: Unboxing the SJCAM 360+ Degree HD Camera and WOW!

In this episode we will be unboxing the SJCAM 360 degee camera and so far we are impressed by the quality and size of this little guy (which size is important) as it easily will fit into your pocket and makes a make a great next generation vlogging camera! As simply think of a Casey Neistat video in 360 where if your tired of staring at Caseys mug you can turn around and see what Casey sees! I personally think this will be the next generation of vlogging to up that interest level!

If your interested in get one of your own SJCAM 360+ camera or just finding out more, we have a created a resource page here: on-photography.pictures/sjcam-360deg-action-camera/

You can also see more on Gearbest here: goo.gl/H97Jbx or if your a Banggood shopper click here: goo.gl/A3jjWR

For more information on this and other projects, visit us at on-photography.pictures/

On-Photography: Cheap and Cheerful Audio Solution!

Check it out! We found a neat and nifty solution to low audio recording as I a lot of narrative Youtube Channel production and have been looking for a Cheap yet Cheerful audio recording solution and I have found one for less then $35 USD! As the biggesting thing I needed was a mic jack as most USB type recordors did have one and this was critical for quality audio and I found this one and so far so good so them out here: on-photography.pictures/mini-digital-audio-recorder-with-mic-input/

 

-Adapter rings for Yi and other Micro 4/3 Cameras:
Fotasy MAT2 T2 T Lens Micro 4/3 Camera Mount Adapter Ring: amzn.to/2iilTJX

–YI M1 4K Video 20 MP Mirrorless Digital Camera with Interchangeable Lens 12-40mm F3.5-5.6 Ice Silver: amzn.to/2xGMvLm

–Neewer High Definition Multi-coated 500mm f/8 Preset Telephoto Lens for Canon Nikon Olympus Fuji Pentax and Other Digital SLR Cameras by Using T-Mount:
amzn.to/2Bm15Kz

On-Photography: Shooting Long Range 4K Video In Cold Weather with the YI M1!

As in this episode we will be out on Lake during a cold winters day (around 19/f) with the YI M1 and we will be shooting some 4k video of the Hollyhock which is about 1/4 mile offshore tending buoys with the kit lens. While I shot around 25 minutes of video, we compressed this down to around a little less then 5min and the only post adjust which I did was a single white balance. Also see my extended notes below:

Neewer High Definition Multi-coated 500mm f/8 Preset Telephoto Lens for YI M1 by Using T-Mount: amzn.to/2Bm15Kz

Fotasy MAT2 T2 T Lens Micro 4/3 Camera Mount Adapter Ring: amzn.to/2iilTJX

Quality yet affordable travel tripod for long lens use: amzn.to/2BlX1K3

YI M1 4K Video 20 MP Mirrorless Digital Camera with Interchangeable Lens 12-40mm F3.5-5.6 Ice Silver(US Edition): amzn.to/2xGMvLm

Things to note:
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[1] The shifting color temperatures is due to the changing of the cloud cover and if you watch the water you can see the clouds pass over. I should have shot this with with a fixed white balance.

[2] Also notice the “dark” hull of the ship again I believe this was due to the white balance however I would have normally pulled this up a bit in posted but wanted to show more of the “RAW” output of the YI M1.

[3] Cold weather performance of the YI M1 has been fantastic, as I operated out here for nearly an hour all was as well as the held its charge well during this whole shoot so the cold weather posed no notice issue to the camera or lens assembly of the YI M1

[4] The kit lens was acceptable for the kit/zoom lens as its crispness was not stellar (nor did I expect it to be) however it was very acceptable especially for shooting B-Roll video on the go which this is what this video will become.

For more information on this and other projects, visit us at on-photography.pictures/