A Spectacular Point-and-Shoot With Wings: DJI Mini 2 Review

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If a point-and-shoot camera drank a Red Bull and sprouted wings, it would look something like the DJI Mini 2. A compact folding drone, the Mini 2 doesn’t dazzle with the larger sensors and high megapixel count of the company’s pricier quadcopters. Instead, it impresses with a lower price point and easy-to-use features to get drone newbies — like myself — off the ground.

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Specialwaves Mine S is Like a Custom Keyboard for Photo Editing

The new Mine S by Specialwaves is designed for creative professionals still looking for a highly configurable physical controller for their software and devices.

Italian tech startup Specialwaves has recently introduced Mine S, a new modular physical controller that promises to be a precise and intuitive device for a wide range of software and devices. If you’ve been using different controllers for your creative applications and equipment, this creative tool could change that for you. Mine S prides itself in being the world’s most adaptable modular physical controller, which addresses the needs of various creative professionals such as photographers, videographers, editors, lighting technicians, musicians, DJs, and VJs. It could very well be just the tool you need if you’re a multi-disciplinary creative looking for flexible tools that you can mix and match according to your workflow.

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Use Bulb Ramping to Make Your Timelapse Exposures Smoother

Bulb Ramping Tutorial from Joel Schat on Vimeo.

Bulb Ramping is a method of using an intervalometer to make minute changes to a camera during a timelapse capture sequence–and of course this needs to be done in bulb mode. It will overall make the video that you’re trying to create have a smoother transition if you’re shooting from day to night. Alternatively, you could set the camera to an auto mode and then try to de-flickr in post, but that will overall be very taxing on your computer’s video memory. The video above shows you how to do that and tries to educate the viewer more on the method, but it also tries to pitch a new product: the PromoSystems Controller.

Make sure you have a good and fast memory card too, as they tell you to shoot RAWs.

It’s worth it to check out the entire video.

Quantum Creates the First TTL Radio Flash System for Micro Four Thirds

Will over at Discover Mirrorless is one lucky man. He is the first person to be testing the new Quantum Trio with CoPilot controller designed for Panasonic’s TTL system. Since both Panasonic cameras and Olympus cameras all share the same hot shoe and contact port, the system should theoretically work for Olympus as well. For those of you not familiar with them, Quantum has been a leading company in the speedlite business. Wedding photographers swore to them for a while and many still do. They’re some of the most powerful speedlites out there and also function with radio control–but they’re still not a replacement for a monolight.

So what does this mean for us? Well, first off someone is finally taking mirrorless camera users more seriously. But in addition to that, the Micro Four Thirds system now has their own radio flash system. Hoorah!

Via 43Rumors