C300mkIII/C500mkII Essential Accessories

15th November 2020AKS, Cameras

As any filmmaker will know, the total cost of a camera is not just the body itself, but it will often require a number of additional purchases for the ideal setup. Let’s sum up what I think are the three best additions you can make to your C300mkIII or C500mkII.

Busting Speedbooster Myths

29th October 2020AKS, Lenses

I recently came across a discussion online about how a Speedbooster works. There was so much misinformation and conflicting statements that it compelled me to write this: I hope to dispel some of these mistruths and make clear what a speedbooster actually does.

Legendary Lenses: Helios-442

13th July 2020Lenses

I’ve begun a series of videos about ‘legendary lenses’ – unique, rare or otherwise iconic optics. This is the first episode – naturally it had to be about the ultimate vintage lens, the Helios 44-2.

IDX IPL and Imicro Review

25th February 2020AKS

Last week I got my hands on the brand new IPL and Imicro batteries from IDX to see how they compare to the other V-Lock batteries available.

Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 review

23rd September 2019Lenses

The Sigmonster. The Bigma. Green Machine. The Tank. This lens has many names; officially, it’s called the Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 / 400-1000mm f/5.6. The lens is ten years old, and yet so little is known about it – so I decided to try it out for myself.