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1790 days ago

After reading a variety of reviews and on the recommendation of the DVCity customer service I ordered the CAMTREE HUNT Filmmaking kit (CH-III-DSLR-KIT) to enhance my digital filmmaking. Unfortunately, I have been disappointed since it's arrival.
The rig arrived well packed in 2 tan Pelican Style cases. There, however, wasn't an inventory list or instructions included with the contents. Instead, I had to go online to find the content list. Assembly instructions required even more searching. Eventually I contacted DVCITY and 2 days later I received these instructions via email.
When putting the rig together there were issues with screw placement according to the instructions. I had to flip one of the connecting lips so the screw holes would align in order to secure the cage to the base.
Camera Cage is durable but I found difficulty connecting the rails. With the releases fully open some of the rods were snug to fit and no matter how tight I tightened the toggles other rods still slid when transporting the rig.
The description of this rig says it is for DSLR filmmaking but the biggest issue I found was how matte box fit. When attached, I had to place matte box very low, close to the rails. The lens, lenses, barely cleared the box and there was no room at the bottom of matte box to squeeze in foam rings to block light from back of camera. In other words the camera needed to be raised to center in matte box. There were two other issues with the matte box 1. the filter trays would creep into frame on handheld shots due to vibrations. 2 the matte box never fully locked so there was a wiggle and even with the tension screws tight it slid back and forth causing reflections in filters that affected shots.
The rig has several threaded screw mounts of 1/4 & 3/8 for adding useful accessories but I found their placement to be useless when trying to add monitor for operator and focus puller.
While this rig might would well with certain type of cameras I don't recommend using it with DSLRs like the Canon 5D or 6D.

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1824 days ago

Its so interesting and much impressive.

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2377 days ago

Awesome,lightweight,reasonably priced tripod for my lightweight digital camera.telescopes from 12 inches to 48 inches. In the house or in the wild,lightweight sturdy,platform for taking blur free pictures. customer service second to none,fast ordering,delivery,keeping me posted as to exact delivery time.a very satisfying online shopping experience.

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2405 days ago

So, what is this accessory? This is a remote control for your DSLR.

What can it do?

It does only one very simple thing. Triggers the shutter by pressing the only button on it. It fires of the shutter button on your camera wirelessly.

This one of course is made by Nikon, it doesn’t work on every DSLR! It works only on the following cameras:

D40, D40X, D50, D60, D70, D70S, D80, D90, D3000, D5000, D3200, D5100, D7000, Coolpix P6000, P7000, P7100, N65, N75, Coolpix 8400, 8800, Pronea S, Nuvis S & Lite Touch Zoom Cameras, Nikon 1 J1, Nikon 1 J2 and Nikon 1 V1.

As you see it works mainly on the basic/entry level cameras from Nikon. So it is aimed mostly for Entry level cameras.


So, why should you buy it? For a few reasons which are the same reasons I bought it at the first place.

1: Prevent camera movement.

But, for that you have tripods don’t you? Yes, but you use tripods to prevent all camera shake. And tripods can really help doing that. But still, when you use a tripod you still have to press the shutter. And pressing the shutter is moving the camera. Even when just hitting the shutter button on your camera you create camera movement which as you probably know will result in blur in your photos.

So this accessory can stop that happening by triggering the shutter button wirelessly. So if you want to completely eliminate camera movement you can use this remote control.

2: For pictures that you appear in.

The way most people take family pictures or even just self portraits by using the timer on the camera. But, as everybody that ever did that you will know that there are a few things that can potentially make this very difficult. You will normally have to hurry to get to the spot where the camera is aimed at so you can appear in the photo. And that is not very convenient.

So with this remote control you can trigger the camera without needing to run to get in the photo! You just need to press the button on the remote control!

3: For long - exposures

How can a remote control help with doing long exposures???

First, I will say it can, BIG – TIME. In most DSLR cameras including the most professional cameras out there you can do exposures up to 30 seconds. In most cases this is more than enough, but in some cases you want longer exposures or slower shutter speeds. Like in star trails, or light trails, and lot’s of other photos. So how can this help you?

With this remote control you can do exposures as long as you want! By going to bulb mode in you camera and using this remote control you can press the button on it once to start the exposure and then press it once more when ever you want to finish it! You can go on like this for hours if you want! This is very useful and is one of the reasons I recommend this remote control so much.

Those are the main features of it. But how does it work?

It is an infrared control which means it sends infrared signals to the camera receiver. (Or something like that )


It is very small which may make you think it isn’t comfortable in the hand. But that’s very wrong. It has a small area on it which improves the handling of it dramatically.


It is very small, that is good for some reasons but also bad for a few…

So it’s small and very compact/light. Which is great! But it’s very easy to lose . Because of the size of it it’s terribly easy to lose. That’s the only scary thing with it..

From how far can you use it?

That is one problem with it, because it’s infrared you have to use it from the front of side of the camera. So from the back it won’t work. That doesn’t bother me for most things but for wildlife/bird photography which I planed to do with this remote it’s not very useful unless you can position yourself in front of the camera or at the side of it or even under it!

It works for quite a distance from the front. Around 10 meters I would say.


The value of it is great! It is super cheap and you can get it for around $20! It is a very good product especially for the price of it!

Do I suggest it?

Yes! If you need something that will help you in any of the reasons I mentioned above then you must have it. Of course only if it works for you camera!

It is so cheap that you should get it even will barely use it!



Why just 9? Because it is quite small and maybe easy to lose but rather than that it’s a great product!

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2581 days ago

Horrible Customer Service - Terrible Company especially the one at altemesa fort worth the manager John Mereny , he's really baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad person impolite there is a lady called Holly Amber she is terrible cheater I dont recommend anyone to buy from them

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2919 days ago

Review Icon hgw139 reviewed Hama Star 63 in Tripods:
Tripod is excellent value for money and nothing wrong with it!

I have had this tripod for a while now and have struggled to find anything that is a major issue, yes there are a few things but not everything is perfect but then you remember the price so you can't complain. so the problems, STAY AWAY FROM SAND!!! it gets inside all the moving legs and scratches the metal and makes it stiff, you could say it is a bit too light so becomes slightly unstable on uneven surfaces but there is a hook at the bottom to hang weights on the last negative is that the legs are to wide so its hard to get close to things or get in a tight spot. It folds down a lot but still seems very chunky when folded it measures 66cm which doesn't sound a lot but it is.

I do like the detachable head which makes it a lot easier and quicker to remove and attach the camera. There are two spirit levels which are really helpful for landscapes, one is for base to check it is level when on uneven ground and the other for the camera itself. The tripod also enables you to take portrait photo's as the top of the tripod is lose and opens sideways holding the camera portrait. It comes with a carry bag which is nothing special just makes it slightly easier.

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3675 days ago

I love to surf and be in the water (as my username may indicate). I also love music, and consider myself to be a music guru of sorts. I own an iPod, and with this product, I am able to listen to my music while surfing or swimming laps around the pier. The top clasps shut and pinches the bag closed, and the yellow pump removes the air from the bag. What makes this thing so neat is that I can use my iPod without taking it out; the touchscreen still functions through the bag. I have been using this product for the past week, and have been to the beach every day for at least a few hours. I highly recommend this product for any active person who spends time in the water; it is invaluble.

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