MC Contributor, photo/video innovator and Hybrid Photography “Coach” Will Crockett of DiscoverMirrorless.com is blazing trails once again.  He just shot a portrait session completely without using flash, and he created a cool Hybrid eProduct at the same time! Will writes:  Yesterday was a big day.  I made it through two portrait shoots in the studio using no flash whatsoever, and lit the entire job using LED Lights Only! The lights used were the Quantum Omicron LED ringlight, for the bold “shadowless” look you see, and I also used a cluster of three Manfrotto ML 840H Maxima LED lights mounted inside [More]
2012 was an incredible year for mirrorless cameras and hybrid photography.  It was a year that saw the launch of several breakthrough cameras and lenses as well as serious advancements in sensor technology, lighting and innovations such as Wi-Fi.  The world of photography is changing, folks…  Hybrid isn’t just coming, it’s already here, and as we look back on 2012 a few years from now, we just might recognize that THIS was the year that started it all. The following are the favorite cameras, lenses and technological breakthroughs in 2102 of the MC contributors and Hybrid Heroes on DiscoverMirrorless.com.   There [More]
LearningDSLRVideo.com posted a shootout conducted by video guy Dave Dugdale between 2 Manfrotto Video Fluid Heads and a less expensive offering from Fancier. It’s an excellent comparison of some great fluid heads. Now, if only we can get Dave to put a mirrorless camera on top of one of those fluid heads… 😉 Note: Dave states that he only had a day to evaluate the new fluid heads while he had been shooting with the Fancier for three years. So when making your own evaluation of the results that Dave gets from the different fluid heads, be sure to factor [More]
MC Contributor Will Crockett (DiscoverMirrorless.com) shares two of his favorite hybrid LED lights that work just as good for still as they do for video. Will writes:  Did you know that you can flash some LED lights for still photography?  Yep, you sure can AND the flash pulse is 4 to 6 times brighter than the LED can glow continuously. These are hybrid LED lights and are made to help us make the transition from shooting “still only” into shooting hybrid any time and anyplace we want to. They are easy to use, light, silent, easy on battery consumption and [More]
MC Contributor and Pro Photo/Video Stud Will Crockett (DiscoverMirrorless.com) discusses the tools and methods he used on a recent shoot for a Chicago Cupcake Company that has caught the attention of Food Blogger Paula Thomas. Will writes:  I made friends with a very talented food blogger in Seattle who saw a small hybrid cupcake piece I made for a local baker. She, like most foodie bloggers, wants a speedy way to show the food for their posts. But when I read most blogs I always think of how much better the blogger can get their point across about the dining [More]
MC Contributor Giulio Sciorio (SmallCameraBigPicture.com) reports on the new Manfrotto Klyp for iPhone. Here’s what Giulio Says… Today, Manfrotto introduced the Klyp system for iPhone 4/4s. The Klyp is a case for iPhone 4/4s that allows you to mount a LED light and tripod to your phone. This looks to be a great option for those that use the iPhone for video calls and making web videos. Strange that there is no iPhone 5 version but I suspect that there will be one soon enough. The Manfrotto Klyp is available in several different configurations, with or without LED lights and [More]
Will Crockett of DiscoverMirrorless.com hosts an interactive conversation between experts from Panasonic, Manfrotto Lighting and fellow Photogs Frederick Van Johnson of ThisWeekInPhoto.com and Giulio Sciorio of SmallCameraBigPicture.com as they discuss a new frontier in Photography that we may be currently witnessing… the birth of “Hybrid Imaging.” With the release of the Panasonic Lumix GH3, we are seeing the advent of a new breed of powerful, mirrorless cameras that are giving large full frame DSLRs a run for their money with superb image quality in still photos, while offering superior quality HD Video with a range of new capabilities. The panel [More]
Will Crockett previews a new hybrid LED video light from Manfrotto that can also be used as a flash.  Cool stuff for your mirrorless and M43 systems! Here are some of the latest LED offerings from Manfrotto: