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Tech Talk – Aquatech BT-145 and the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II

The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L has been a very topical issue for blimp makers and users alike. The second version (and current) 24-70mm f/2.8L was released in 2012 and is a massive step up in optical performance for this workhorse of a lens. Because of the fact that this new version is physically longer when…

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Aquatech Version 1 Vs Version 2

With thanks to Aquatech USA and their UK Distributor Fixation UK I have just received the latest version of the already highly regarded Aquatech sound blimp for the Canon 5D Mark III. I have been using the first generation blimp for 12 months now and aside from a few niggles, I have found it to…


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  • Anne Marie FoxJuly 17, 2013 - 7:16 pm

    Great analysis of the AquaTech blimp. Are they Nikon compatible?

  • PSbyAYJuly 18, 2013 - 8:19 am

    Hi Anna, thanks for the question. They do versions for Nikon, yes.

Tech Talk – Blimp me, baby (one first time)! Jacobson vs Fatboy vs Aquatech vs Pelican

I’ve been shooting production stills for over 4 years now. Over this time, I’ve had two aborted attempts at procuring a blimp from different suppliers due to insufficient information provided to me to settle my decision. In the mean time, I’ve managed to do my job without this bit of kit. That being said, the…

  • Curtis CleggJuly 28, 2011 - 1:31 am

    Thanks heaps for the review of these products! I am in a similar situation as you… purchase of a Blimp or similar product seems imminent if I am going to advance as a stills photographer. However, I cannot help but think that a silent, mirrorless camera system (similar to the Olympus Pen E-PL3 or the Sony NEX-C3) is just around the corner. The Canon G-12 is supposed to be great in low light… I might check into that next.

  • AngusJuly 28, 2011 - 4:41 am

    Hi Curtis, Thanks for your comments. Its exciting times for us in the world of on set stills with this rush of new products to market. I just found out about another imminent sound blimp the Shutter Bubble which might be worth considering not to mention the fabled Nikon and Canon mirrorless 4/3 dSLRS. Its going to be a tough decision any way we cut it!

    Also, Alex Bailey who also blogs prolifically about movie stills has raised the possibility of another blimp, but I’m not quite sure whether he means the Shutter Bubble, or something else again by the sounds of it the answer isn’t far off. Exciting times, eh?

  • Curtis CleggJuly 28, 2011 - 12:32 pm

    Exciting times indeed! I won’t buy any enclosure while I am still using my old DSLRs without live preview. Robert Hanasiro (USA Today newspaper photographer) and Chris Large (Canadian stills photographer) both like the G12 on sets. Unfortunately I think the indie movies I typically work on aren’t lit well enough for even a G12.

    Even if the small mirrorless DSLR systems make some noise, but say 1/4 to 1/3 the noise of a mirror slap, the Camera Muzzle might even be sufficient on those systems. Keeping fingers crossed that an inexpensive option comes to market soon… thanks again for all your techtips!