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Benro VS Manfrotto Fluid Monopod Comparison

Benro VS Manfrotto Fluid Monopod Comparison
Benro VS Manfrotto Fluid Monopod Comparison

Hey, guys, today we’re gonna be talking about monopod and not just any regular monopod, special monopod that are designed for article use, as you see this monopod right here is standing all by itself. I am not touching it, supporting it at all.

This is a man forto and I believe they’re the first ones that invented or kind of brought this to market. Got it popular. This and my other hand is a banro.

This is a new competitor to the man photo. And I’m making article comparison, kind of a little bit of a review, depending which one you should get. Should you buy a photo that’s been out for a while? Everybody absolutely loves and raves about.

Or should you give this Banro a chance? Which is a new competitor on the market.

Now, I’m just gonna tell you guys straight up, about a week ago, I did my first wedding and I had these for about a week before that. And I was gonna grab one of them to work with my wedding, which is, of course, serious business.

I grabbed the Banro. So and I’ll tell you guys why I did that. Now, these are very, very similar.

They each had the awesome feet. They had the fluid cartridge. There’s a couple different versions. Some have a little twisties. This is a little snap lock.

They both have really nice fluid drag heads up top. They’re both lightweight. They both have really, really good build quality. The one main difference that made me choose the banro and which is which.

The reason why I believe the Benowa is actually a better monopod overall is the fact that it has two cartridges. There’s two drag heads for pans.

Now, I’m not going Tish’s man. Frodo is just standing here.

But the man Frodo only has this one at the base. So you setups on your level, ground or unleveled ground, whatever, and you slide it side aside side or you pan like that.

This banro, which is why I think it’s a superior product, has an additional one right here. The man Frodo does not your head just screws on. That’s it.

Here you can all lose in this and you can have an additional panhead right there, which I think it’s awesome because when you are, let’s say, at a not level surface or you’re doing some interesting angle or just want to get a steady Westshore as possible.

And if you’re doing some panning, if this is locked up and you have to pan with this complete monopod, you cannot just hold on here and give it more support while you’re panning because you have to pan out the whole thing. So you have to twist your wrist.

Do some awkward motions and you might not be able to get as a steady of a shot with the Ben Ro. You can unscrew this a little bit. Grab on, get a really steady hold, and then you could still complete your pan with the other hand, just like you would on a tripod with this man, Frodo.

You can’t do that. You actually have to move the whole base right there.

So this is why I believe this banro overall is a better buy. Not only is it a hundred dollars cheaper, on average, the prices do fluctuate. This is about three hundred dollars.

This guy is about 200 dollars, even if they’re both three hundred dollars. I would go to Banro. And last week when I went to shoot my first wedding, I did go to Ben Rowe. So being that this is one hundred dollars cheaper and you get the added functionality, definitely I would say go with the Banro.

The other thing that really surprised me is this. Manfro, too, was made in Italy.

I believe this Banro is made in China. And this is kind of a you can say kind of a knockoff or kind of like their own version or they’re kind of stole that idea, something like that. But typically, when a company does that, especially if they’re made in China, the quality goes down dramatically. I’ve bought a couple of tripods from China.

And when you compare them to, let’s say, a man, Frodo, a tripod like what this camera that’s recording there now is on it. Just usually it’s heavier.

The materials are worse. The fit and finish is worse. Just you could tell it’s a lot cheaper.

I was really surprised with this banro because all the metal work is really, really nice. The finish is nice. You could just tell holding in your hand the quality. I would say is on par with this man Proteau. So I really, really surprised me.

So if you guys don’t have a monopod like this, if you’ve been kind of thinking about it, if you do any type shooting where you need to move around quick or they’d be in it advantageous, you definitely need to go, Anees.

I wouldn’t really even hesitate about it. So I shong suggest it for you guys.

And if you’ve been thinking, should I try to go and save some money at the Banro? Maybe you won’t be as good. Or should I spend more money, go with them in Frodo if it’s even available.

You can stop worrying about that. Pick up the Banro and you’re going to be very, very happy with it. And just in general, you’re gonna love having a video monopod that’s gonna give you absolutely awesome results, pretty much where you can get with the tripod.

Except in a package like this that is really lightweight, stable.

And is just absolutely amazing. So I hope you guys enjoy this article. Hopefully it was helpful.

I know if I saw this article when I was looking and comparing this to online, it would be helpful to me. You guys enjoyed it. I have a link in the description. You guys can go ahead if you’re going to buy this on Amazon.

Click on that link. And that just gives me a little bit of kickback from Amazon. If you guys want to show some support, if you like this article, you guys could do that.

Also, if you’re interested in seeing some more gear, tips, stuff like that on shooting videos. If you have any comments, any questions, you guys, of course, can write that below and I’ll try to answer. So thank you, guys. And I hope you grab one of these and you enjoy it. See you later.

4 Ultrawide Monitors Compared! LG – DELL – ACER – SAMSUNG – 3440X1440P

4 Ultrawide Monitors Compared! LG - DELL - ACER - SAMSUNG - 3440X1440P
4 Ultrawide Monitors Compared! LG - DELL - ACER - SAMSUNG - 3440X1440P

Hey, guys,And this article I’m competing for, yes, for ultra wide monitors. Now, about three months ago, I started looking into these and was hard to make a choice on which one to buy because the specs are very similar.

So it’s hard to make a decision between them. Now, I started out with comparing two of them and thinks to be an H. I am now able to compare four of these monitors to see which one should earn your money and mine.

Ultraright monitors have really started to get popular within the last year.

There’s a lot more selection and the prices have started to drop. Which makes these accessible to more people. Many people are replacing their dual monitor setups for a single ultralight to increase productivity. And gamers are enjoying the more immersive experience.

I spent a lot of time editing videos in an ultra wide allows me to see much more timeline on the screen and gives room for more controls that added pixel density over a 10 ATP.

Moner also provides more vertical space. If you watch or edit two point four aspect ratio video, it’s really nice to see it full screen. But when you’re dealing with 16 by nine, you do have black bars on the sides.

I should also note that some oldroyd content shows up with black bars on all sides due to the content creators adding black horizontal bars to 16 by nine video instead of producing true.

Twenty one by nine videos. Starting off a build quality, all four monitors are built well with the Acer taking the lead.

It has the most fancy design which is made to appeal to gamers.

The sand is solid aluminum and the monitor feels the most solid. All of the monitors come with high adjustment, but only the DL can swivel. The Delane Acer can get much lower to the desk compared to the LG and Samsung.

But the Dell doesn’t get us tall compared to the other three, even though it’s shorter, I still found it tall enough along with having most vertical adjustment.

The ACER has the most tilt adjustment, which is great when trying to plug in cables.

Even though the ASER stand looks the best, the design makes it impossible to hide cables. And the design of the stand makes the monitors sit much closer to you compared to the other three with the LG and Dell. Time for the most distance between you and the monitor.

The Samsung makes it easy to hide your cables with an included slot to hide them in the back.

The deal also includes a pass through to help hide the cables. As far as I know, Acer and Dell are tied in first. Both have to display port inputs. One display port out for chaining monitors and two HDMI eyes with MHL and HDMI to support for 60 hertz operation.

The LG and Samsung monitors don’t support HDMI too at all.

Moving on to the menu system, the Dell is my favorite. It’s touch operated, which sounds like a gimmick, but it’s surprisingly easy to use and responsive. The LG system is okay once you get the hang of the single control knob and the Samsung and Acer are more of a pain, mainly because of the menu interface.

I also want to mention that the Dell is the only monitor that doesn’t use an external power brick, which is not a huge deal, but it’s definitely nice.

The Samsung is the only monitor. Out of the bunch that doesn’t use an IPL panel. It uses a V, a panel which has a noticeably better contrast ratio. But it does have a downside, which is viewing angles. Looking at the Samsung, the sides of the monitors do have slightly washed out colors where the others with IPL panels look great.

And fortunately, all three IPL monitors have backlight bleed on viewing your black screens.

The Samsung does have a slight amount, but it’s way less than the other three monitors with IPL displays. Luckily, no backlight bleed is noticeable when viewing regular content. All of the monitors are color accurate in the s RGV color space.

With my data color display calibrator, the Acer put out ninety eight percent.

The DL and LG, we’re at ninety nine percent. And the Samsung took first place at one hundred percent. S RGV. Three of these monitors are your standard 60 Hertz monitors with the Acer supporters. Seventy five hertz out of the box.

This is because it’s targeting gamers who want a smoother gaming experience.

The Acer Monitor, it can actually be slightly overclocked to eighty five hertz and the DL is able to reach 80 hertz, which I was really surprised by because both LG and Samsung aren’t stable. If overclocked, this makes a deal more appealing for gamers in the LG and Samsung, but it can’t compete with the Acers Free Sync Tech, which varies the refresh rate between 30 to seventy five hertz for a smoother experience when paired with an aim DGP you.

The ACER also has a few gaming software features, one being RGV LCD lighting underneath the monitor.

I’ve used each one of these monitors for at least two weeks to get a good feel for them. When I started out, I thought the Samsung would be my favorite because I really appreciate good contrast ratios and I thought that the backlight bleed of the other monitors would bug me.

After two months of testing, I can honestly say that I was wrong.

The backlight bleed isn’t really an issue. Normal usage while the Samsung’s washed out colors on the sides of the monitors do get to meet out of the four monitors. My personal choice is the Dell. It’s Iowas flexible and future proof.

It has a good stand and the menu system is easy to use. The Dell display looks great and Dell is known for the great warranty and customer service for their ultra sharp line of monitors. If your main concern is gaming, the Dell will do a good job.

But you’ll likely want to go with the Acer for the freezing support and other gaming features in just over two months that I’ve been testing these monitors. The prices have fluctuated both up and down on all four models.

So if your choice is based on price, I’ll check out the links in the article description to these monitors where you can guys could get more info and you guys can buy one of these to see what the prices are when you’re watching this article.

If this article was helpful, please give me a thumbs up. If you guys have any questions, please asking the Akama section below. I’ll do my best to answer those.

And like usual, if you want to see more article like this one,You guys don’t miss out on future article and reviews. Thank you guys for watching. And I will see you in the next one.

Aputure VS-5 Monitor Review – Pro monitor at a great price

Aputure VS-5 Monitor Review - Pro monitor at a great price
Aputure VS-5 Monitor Review - Pro monitor at a great price

Hey, guys,Today, we’re taking a look at the Aperture V. S five, the seven inch pro monitor. Now, if you guys have been following my channel, I did a review on a seven inch fine HD a little bit earlier. And that’s a lower and kind of more budget friendly monitor.

And this is a more professional level monitor. So there’s a few key differences that you could tell between the two monitors and what makes this worth the extra money?

Also, depending on what you do. So let’s take a look at the outside.

Now, this is a little bit thicker than the fine HD monitor. And because of that, it also has a little bit better build quality. You can feel the difference, the extra price point allows you. And it also has some extra features that are really nice. So let’s take a look. This the exterior, then we’ll touch on the software features.

So here on the outside, we have a nice on switch. And then these are your menu buttons on the side here and then coming over to the back. We have a little USP input.

Now, this is for upgrading firmware. We have a headphone jack.

So if you’re using a camera like the sixty three or sixty five hundred. That doesn’t have a headphone jack. You can use this to monitor.

Do keep in mind that you’re not monitoring like what’s actually being recorded to the SD card. But what’s coming out through the HDMI. But it’s still nice to have and definitely better than nothing. And I did make use of that on a recent shoot.

Of course, I see we have two battery packs here, which is really a great thing because you can hot swap the battery and keep the display on. So I’ll show you guys that right now.

So one battery is getting low. You unplug it, plug another one in. And just having the ability just not to worry about battery power is really, really nice. Moving on here, we have a DC input and it does come with a cable so you can plug in to a big V battery, a D tap in there to power off of that.

We’re really there’s just a ton of options you can use for this. Here we have a quarter inch thread. This is one area that I wish we had more of.

I would have loved to have one here at the top. But we do have one here on the side. And of course, at the bottom we have the HDMI input and then we also have it as the eye input, which is one big kind of key difference on the pro level monitors.

So the lower entry level monitors won’t have that because the lower entry level cameras usually don’t offer SDI output to the monitors. So overall, I really like the build quality difference. It feels very nicely built and I think it’s just great for the price point.

We have a lot of events to make sure it stays cool.

Now, as you guys see here, we have a different setup with a lot of different software features that help you out when you’re shooting video.

We have a vector scopes. We have a histogram. We have a way for monitors, which I love. And we also have our decibel levels for audio, which is really nice because not a lot of cameras showed that on screen, especially the more entry level cameras.

So it’s nice to be able to have that. And then we have our display here. So this is a 1920 by twelve hundred display. Nice and crisp and sharp. So it makes it really nice to be manual focusing. And then we have a lot of software features. So one is when we go out to the full view here. One is false color.

Find that button there. So you guys see here, one quick button, press away and you can customize what you want for these buttons, but you can get your false color if you like to expose that way.

Personally, I like wait for monitoring more so than false color. But you have that option.

Let’s get out of that. And then quickly can switch over to this full setup here with a slightly different features and options and then coming into the menu here. We have your advance assists, features, and we have our different options. You could turn on and off.

So some of the things you can have on screen with a big blown up image such as your your audio levels and your vector scope, but you can not have your way form on.

You can either have a full screen or this kind of split view. So that’s one thing I wish they had is a small way for monitoring.

But the other software features you can add in here. Let’s go pop back in there. Just hold the button down for a few seconds and you can get in here. So we have histograms volume bar that you can overlay.

You have other features such as Senator Mark, Safe Areas, Image.

You can zoom in if you want to punch in to focusing. There is different scan modes. You can flip the image. You can freeze it. Adjust your color settings.

Right now, brightness at 100, which is about 450 units, I believe. So it’s not a high net monitor, but it’s not bad. It’s kind of average in that area. Shortcut. So this is where you can adjust your three different function buttons on the side and you have other settings. So we do have your land.

Language, transparency, input, reset. Stuff like that. So pretty standard, but it’s nice to have these options, especially on this chute’s where you have a little bit of time to set up.

You want to make sure you get it right. It really is nice to have a larger monitor. And, you know, your exposure is spot on. You can view your levels and have that.

So overall, it’s a really nice monitor. One thing they do include is a really nice large hood for it. So the fine HD does come with one, but most monitors come with this little small hood this way. So if it’s really bright outside, you still kind of get reflections where this one, as you guys see in some of these beautiful, real shots.

It is huge and it completely encloses a monitor. And it also comes as this nice little clip that allows you to quickly take it on and off.

So I tested that outside and it was amazing how dark it made it in there. So even in bright sunlight conditions, you can still clearly see what you’re recording.

And, you know, any other features that using on this monitor? So I definitely like that. Other than that, I think at the price point it really is a good value. There were a few issues when it came out, such as a little bit more lag on the monitor from the signal coming in.

That was addressed in the actual firmware update. So if you buy one of these, make sure you go and check out the latest firmware.

They actually include a USB drive in the box, which is really nice for you to be a little update that. One other thing I wish they would have done is included a thinner HDMI cable.

I know not all brands actually even include an HDMI cable, which they did, and they actually included two. So you have micro and mini HDMI, but it is thick, it’s nice quality. But sometimes when you have a smaller camera like this, it is just a little bit too thick and it kind of gets in the way at times.

So that’s something it’s not a huge deal because you can’t pick up ones on Amazon for very cheap at all linked to a couple of those below.

So you guys can check them out. I especially like the the ones that have a little flexible point here. So if you’re using a smaller camera than this next one, like my a sixty three hundred, then I’m recording on or sixty five hundred.

It’s nice to be able to have a little bit of bend in the cable.

So other than that I really like the monitor. So if you’re looking for something in this price point that’s going to give you all these nice software features as well as the SD I input.

And that really is a big one for this price point to be able to do that. I think it’s just it’s a great value. So thank you guys for watching. Let me know if you guys have any questions in the comments section below. I’ll do my best to answer them and you’ll have some links in the article description.

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2013 New Mac Pro vs Custom Build Portable PC -U3 TITAN

2013 New Mac Pro vs Custom Build Portable PC -U3 TITAN
2013 New Mac Pro vs Custom Build Portable PC -U3 TITAN

Hey, guys,Welcome to part one of the three part series of my Mac pro killer build. I was very impressed with the Mac pro and I actually ordered one.

And the order didn’t work out because of how small it was and how portable it was. I’ve been spending quite a long time lugging around big, heavy laptops because I need something portable.

So I know a lot of people hated on the Mac Pro. I really like it, but I had some time to think about and plan and look around to see if I can build something as powerful or more powerful for the same amount of money while still being portable.

First, I didn’t think I could do it. Then later I realized after having time to wait for the Mac pro line to come down, it’s currently on a two month ordered list.

I figured I can make one and I have the three here. It’s right next to me. So it’s already built.

I’m already using it. I’m already loving it. And I’m putting out these article for you guys. If you’re interested in making something that small or maybe even you don’t need it to be portable, but you still want something that small and it’s going to be powerful and you’re not going to spend as much as a Mac pro.

This article’s for you guys. So part one is just the parts that I chose and why. So let’s look at those.

All right, guys, to start out, I have the case. It’s a Rosewell legacy, you three. I have article on this, so go check that out. It’s a very small, super lightweight, all aluminum case that fits everything I need, even though it’s kind of tight. Bye, love. Look at this case.

Only has one 120 millimeter fin in the back, but it’s still going to work out fine for me.

Next, we have the Intel AI seven forty nine thirty K. This is the newest six core that Intel put out. This is super important for your video editing build is what sets it apart from other computers. If you’re gonna be editing, you need the performance of a six score to be able to handle multiple HD or even four case streams. So this is why I chose this processor.

Now, Intel six core processors don’t come with Cooler’s, which is perfect because you shouldn’t use it anyways. This is the A B I by Coursera. It’s a 120 millimeter. All in one water cooling kit that works really well.

The Riedy is actually a little bit thicker than most with two fans with a Push-Pull setup.

This is what’s going to keep the processor cool and allow me to overclock. Next, I got the Arctic mix for thermal compound. This thing lasts forever and it performs really well. It’s worth investing. Kanaks, your daughters. I’m getting the best thermal compound you can get.

Next is another super important part of your video editing billed as a graphics card.

And I have the GTA X Eckstein Black Edition. Now, I got this card because it’s six gigabytes of RAM and I’m maybe doing four K editing, so it’s going to be super important. If you’re doing 10 AVP video editing, I would suggest going this with the seven ADT Eye.

Now that’s just about as powerful as this card, but it just has less ram, which is totally fine if you’re doing 10 ATP editing for memory.

I went with 32 gigs of G Skill, 1866 Reum. Now this is superimportant for video editing programs as they’ll use as much as you can give them. Get at least 32 gigs, 64 if you can pull it off.

I can only put 32 gigs on this motherboard. For storage, I have to assess these in to standard hard drives, and it’s all going to fit inside a case.

A 250 gig for the operating system and programs, a 120 gig for all the scratch files for video editing and two three terabyte hard drives running in raid zero for maximum performance.

These are gonna hold all my video files and all my other media. Now I will be running Windows eight point one. I don’t mind the changes that they’ve made. And there’s actually a performance gain over Windows seven. As for the motherboard, I have this ACIS rampage for Gene.

Now, this is really my only option that would actually hold a six core processor.

Give me four slots for my 32 gigs, the RAM, and still be in a micro ATX form factor to fit inside a small size. Case is kind of on the pricey side and it’s the most expensive motherboard I’ve ever purchased. But for a build like this, when I want maximum performance in a small size, it’s absolutely essential. Has a bunch of other features that work really well as well to power.

This computer is of course there are M 650 power supply.

It’s going to give me plenty of power. It’s gold rated. It’s ultra quiet. Most of the time the fan doesn’t even run. And when it does, it’s ultra quiet and it’s also fully modular. So I only use the cables that I need and it’s going to help me cut down on all those extra wires inside of the case. All right, guys, thank you for watching this article. I hope you enjoyed it.

If you did, go ahead and give me a, like, low. It only takes about two seconds of your time, and that helps me out.

Also, if you would have gotten a different part instead of something I chose. Right.

I belong to the scripture. I’d love to hear all your guys opinions and maybe that would help somebody else out. And if you want to see part two, which is me building the computer and part three, which is the proof that this computer actually does what it says it does.

Last but not least, those links in the description to the party. Guys, if you want to do some research, check those out. They’ll be right below. So thank you guys for watching and have a wonderful day. See you.

$82 lens – Neewer 35mm f_1.7 Review

$82 lens - Neewer 35mm f_1.7 Review
$82 lens - Neewer 35mm f_1.7 Review

Hey, guys, Today, we’re taking a look at a eighty two dollar lens. Yes. Eighty two dollars. We’re gonna test it out and see if it sucks and is a giant waste of your eighty two dollars or if it’s a bargain and if you should pick one up.

This one is from Microfauna 30. But there’s also a version for Fuji for the same price.

And Sony for about twenty five dollars more, which I link all three in the article description. The brand is called newer.

And it was very surprising to see them make a lens. And at this price I had to pick one up and test it out. It’s a fully manual, 35 millimeter F one point seven, which is really nice if you want to shoot in low light or if you want to isolate your subject from the background, like in portrait shooting, all of the video clips you see are completely hand-held.

And even though the lens doesn’t have stabilization, many of the latest cameras like the Eiman mark to include it in body, which smooths out video and allows for slower shutter speeds when taking photos. Make sure to hit that subscribe button to see my full review of this new Olympus camera that has the ibis built in as far as built quality.

I was really impressed. It has a bit of weight to it because of its all metal design, including the lens mount and its front cap, which doesn’t clip on. It just slides on.

But the way they designed it, it stays on really well. The lens is fully manual, meaning you select your aperture and set your focus manually on the lens. The focus reading a smooth with hard stops and along through this makes manual focusing so much more enjoyable and precise compared to using lenses with focus by wire systems.

The capture ring is also clipless, so you can smoothly change the aperture without it being noticeable when shooting video. As far as image quality. The price speaks for itself.

Sharpness isn’t horrible. Wide open like the 50 millimeter one point one SLR magic that I reviewed last year. Compared to that, it’s usable.

But don’t expect stunning results, especially with photos for key video is less demanding on lenses. In here, the lens performs better. If you want sharpness, I would suggest stopping down the F to weight where it looks noticeably better and the corners are much sharper at F five six. The lens performs exceptionally well considering the price in real world uses.

I didn’t notice distortion, but when doing my sharpness tests on a flat box with lines, it’s definitely noticeable.

Like with most cheap lenses, fringing is the biggest issue and is really noticeable with high contrast situations. This is fairly easy to fix with photos, but much harder with video, depending on your use case. This may not be an issue, but if you shoot with lights or sky behind your subject or in the snow, it will definitely be noticeable.

If you have to shoot in one of these situations, I’d suggest stopping down F to wait to reduce fringing.

The only native micro for third’s lens that has the same focal length is my twelve to thirty five, which sells for between seven hundred two thousand dollars and f two point eight. The sharpness difference is definitely noticeable, especially in the corners.

But at five six, while not being as sharp, the New Year keeps up.

Being this close to our subject and shooting straight lines in the corners, the barrel distortion is really visible. If you’re a photo shooter and you want to shoot portraits with a shallow depth of field, I would definitely suggest trying to scrape up a bit more money and get a native lens that’s gonna be sharper and with autofocus.

I’ll go ahead and link some good low price options for all three camera systems in the article description.

If you shoot video, honestly, this is a really great starter lens. If this is what your budget allows. It’s easy to manual focus and it’s really cheap. Sure, you can buy adapters and try to find vintage glass, but a lot of those lenses aren’t very sharp either.

And with this, you just put it on and you’d have to worry about it.

Keep in mind my lenses for micro for third. So with a larger sensor, your edges will be softer and you’ll have more of in the etting and barrel distortion noticeable.

So to answer the question, if you’re just getting started or you’re on a very tight budget, this lens does not suck. I’ll have a link to this lens and all three mounts, along with some good low priced alternatives in the article description below.

If you enjoyed this article.A big shout out to all the patrons who make article like this possible and get some extra perks for just a few bucks a month. Thank you guys so much. And I will see you in the next article.