Remax Original 64GB TF Micro SD Class10 High-speed Flash Memory Card – Quick Review

Just received this card, it’s always fun to try out weird asian brands. And to my suprise, it is really fast.

38MB/s Write. 86MB/s Read according to Black Magic Disk Speed Tester.

No problem filming 4K 30fps Protune on a GoPro Hero 4 Black Adventure edition as well as doing 4K 30fps 100Mbit on the Sony A7s II using a MicroSD to SD adapter.

Available here: http://www.banggood.com/Remax-Original-64GB-TF-Micro-SD-Class10-High-speed-Flash-Memory-Card-p-1007023.html?p=171114712645201408MU 

Buying a budget 250 Quadcopter – Guide

So i finally got around to compile a list for budget 250 quad with FPV. Most of the guides available is missing out on small parts that actually costs money, it adds up. I tried to use the only 2 online stores to save money. This is everything you need to get up and running (Hopefully). Some people might question the use of the Openpilot CC3D Flight controller but the latest firmware adds great support for smaller quads. This list is for a total budget quad, if you want a faster & better quad you should check out Oscars awesome blog post here.

Hope this helps you in any way. Consider buying a Mobius HD to show off your new skills :D

For assembly:
Soldering Iron
Wire Cutter
Screw Drivers
Heat Shrink Tubing

The prices might fluctuate a little as always. Last updated 2015-01-04.

Quadcopter
Type Name Quantity Price $ Total € Total € Link
Motor DYS BE1806 2300KV 4 9.79 39.16 32.50 http://www.banggood.com/DYS-BE1806-2300KV-Brushless-Motor-2-3S-for-Mini-Multicopters-p-933192.html?p=171114712645201408MU
ESC RCX Simonk 12A 4 7.19 28.76 23.87 http://www.banggood.com/RCX-Simonk-12A-ESC-Brushless-Motor-Speed-Controller-For-Multicopter-p-938101.html?p=171114712645201408MU
Frame ZMR250 H250 250mm Glassy Carbon 1 23.89 23.89 19.83 http://www.banggood.com/ZMR250-H250-250mm-Glassy-Carbon-Mini-Quadcopter-Multicopter-Frame-Kit-p-949614.html?p=171114712645201408MU
Flight Controller OpenPilot CC3D 1 15.99 15.99 13.27 http://www.banggood.com/OpenPilot-CC3D-Flight-Controller-STM32-32-bit-Flexiport-p-937044.html?p=171114712645201408MU
Nylon Spacers 88pcs M3 Nylon White Kit 1 5.88 5.88 4.88 http://www.banggood.com/88pcs-M3-Nylon-White-M-F-Hex-Spacers-Screw-Nut-Assortment-Kit-p-944355.html?p=171114712645201408MU
Propellers Gemfan 5×3 Inch Plastic 5030 3 2.22 6.66 5.53 http://www.banggood.com/Gemfan-5×3-Inch-Plastic-5030-Propeller-CWCCW-For-240-250-Frame-p-937866.html?p=171114712645201408MU
Battery ZOP Power 11.1V 1500mAh 35C 1 11.11 11.11 9.22 http://www.banggood.com/ZOP-Power-11_1V-1500mAh-35C-Lipo-Battery-XT60-Plug-p-961321.html?p=171114712645201408MU
Power lead XT60 Male Plug 10AWG 10cm 1 2.18 2.18 1.81 http://www.banggood.com/XT60-Male-Plug-10AWG-10cm-With-Wire-p-77537.html?p=171114712645201408MU
Total 133.63 110.91
Transmitter / Reciever
Transmitter/Reciever Flysky FS-TH9XB + Reciever 1 89.55 89.55 74.33 http://www.banggood.com/Wholesale-FlySky-Upgrade-FS-TH9X-FS-TH9XB-2_4G-9CH-RC-Remote-Control-Transmitter-Mode-2-p-47904.html?p=171114712645201408MU
Total 89.55 74.33
FPV
Quanum Complete FPV Bundle 1 95.26 95.26 79.07 http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=63646&aff=1473509
Battery ZOP Power 11.1V 1500mAh 35C 1 11.11 11.11 9.22 http://www.banggood.com/ZOP-Power-11_1V-1500mAh-35C-Lipo-Battery-XT60-Plug-p-961321.html?p=171114712645201408MU
Misc Cable (RX) XT60 Male To XT60 Female Converter and JST Male Plug 1 2.99 2.99 2.48 http://www.banggood.com/XT60-Male-To-XT60-Female-Converter-and-JST-Male-Plug-p-915809.html
Misc Cable (TX) 2 x JST Connector Plug With Connect Cable For RC BEC ESC Battery 1 0.99 0.99 0.82 http://www.banggood.com/Wholesale-2-Pairs-15cm-JST-Connector-Plug-With-Connect-Cable-For-RC-BEC-ESC-Battery-p-50769.html
Total 110.35 91.59
Grand Total 333.53 276.83

250 Quadcopter build – ZMR250

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Started off with buying a Quanum Nova with a Gimball from HobbyKing before really doing any research. I do alot of photography and i was itching to do aerial footage. This got my hooked on mini quads. After a lot of research, i pulled the trigger on this bad boy. The ZMR250 (A BlackOut clone).

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Parts list:
Frame: Link
Motors: Link
ESCs: Link
FC: Link
FPV: Link
FPV Camera: Link
Transmitter: Link
Props: Link
Camera for recording: Link

It’s great to have some know how about electronics to build this but it is quite easy to put together. The Naze32 is pretty much plug and play, flies really good with the default pids.

My choice for Macbook Retina: Transcend USB 3.0 Memory Card reader (TS-RDF8K)

The king of memory card readers has always been the Lexar ones.
My new go to reader is a really cheap one from Transcend.
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Works flawlessly on my Late 2013 Macbook Retina 15″.
This beast of a thing is small, light weight and fast.Best thing, only like $18. This was with the Komputerbay 1000X 32GB CF.
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Available here.
Transcend USB 3.0 Super Speed Multi-Card Reader for SD/SDHC/SDXC/MS/CF Cards (TS-RDF8K)

Panasonic GH4 – 4K for the masses – Information round-up

Now available for pre-order at Amazon.com. Dont miss out

I’ve been a huge fan of Panasonic’s M43-models for years now, i still own GF3, GH1 & GH3.
4K/UltraHD will be the next video standard for television, no question about it. Yesterday they unleashed this beast of a camera, finally 4K for everyone.

I have collected most of the previews & videos available on the net for future record. This is a ongoing document so i wont post any addition posts about this until i have the camera in hand myself. The specs are pretty impressive. When it comes to photography, its pretty much the same thing as the GH3, so i will focus on the video.

Video specs
Resolutions: 4096 x 2160 (24p), 3840 x 2160 (24p, 25p, 30p), 1920 x 1080 (24p, 25p, 30p, 50p, 60p), 1280 x 720 (24p, 25p, 30p), 640 x 480 (25p, 30p)

The pre-order & price will be announced on March 17th on Amazon.

We have gotten a glimpse about what the prize will be, Swedish retail prize is set to 14990 SEK (1600 EURO).

Sample images from the pre-production models:
Daniel Berehulak in Kenya http://www.flickr.com/photos/panasonicuk/sets/72157640628943113/
Miyatake in Japan http://www.flickr.com/photos/panasonicuk/sets/72157640629714483/

Panasonics GH4 gallery here

Sample videos from the pre-production models:
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Tamron 150-600: Review round-up

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Tamron 150-600 @ 600mm

Update Only one left – 2014-01-22: Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC SP USD Zoom Lens (for Canon EOS Cameras)

Some reviews has been popping up the last few days, wish i could do one myself, but i prefer just helping out people with unedited samples.
Dustin Abbot’s review http://dustinabbott.net/2014/01/tamron-sp-150-600mm-f5-6-3-di-vc-usd-review/
Lensrentals Shoot-out http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2014/01/tamron-150-600-telezoom-shootout
ePhotozines Technical test http://www.ephotozine.com/article/tamron-sp-150-600mm-f-5-6-3-di-vc-usd-lens-review-23866
Chewyenfook’s Shoot Out  http://chewyenfook.smugmug.com/Photography/Tamro-150-600-VS-Canon-400mm/36134215_3P9q3W
New http://theamazingimage.com/wildlife/field-test-new-tamron-150-600mm-super-telephoto-zoom/#prettyPhoto
New http://it.wyswig.com/2014/01/02/review-tamron-sp-150-600mm-f5-6-3-di-vc-usd-english-review/

 

I can really back up Dustin Abbot’s Pro’s & Cons-list. Pretty much spot on.

The missing piece