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Why #NoFilter is Overrated

Why #NoFilter is Overrated

#NoFilter is no fun. While modern technological advances have allowed for a larger range of color shifts and correction in post, filters remain a wonderful and effective option for practically enhancing the... Read More

What's in the Box: RED V-Raptor

Our RED V-Raptor has finally arrived at our studio! We’re joined by Camera Ambassador Lead Technician, Eric Silver, for the Unboxing!   First thing’s first, the RED V-Raptor is the latest... Read More
What's in the Box: RED V-Raptor
Restoring the Mamiya Sekor-C's with Duclos Lenses

Restoring the Mamiya Sekor-C's with Duclos Lenses

In celebration of Camera Ambassador's new Cine-Mod™ Mamiya Sekor-C lenses, we’re doing a deeper dive on this beautiful glass. With the help of Matthew Duclos of Duclos Lenses, the industry leader and trademark-owner... Read More

We Deliver Productions Flies High with Camera Ambassador's 3D Printing

In June 2021, a Hawk Vintage´74 Front Anamorphic Zoom 45-90mm/T 2.9 and Camera Ambassador’s very own Atlas Orion EF/PL 40mm T2.0 Anamorphic Lens flew up in a Shotover F1 - the... Read More
We Deliver Productions Flies High with Camera Ambassador's 3D Printing
5 Rental Hacks with Camera Ambassador!

5 Rental Hacks with Camera Ambassador!

While filmmaking is a wonderful fulfilling endeavor, it can also be anxiety-inducing. We understand how incredibly difficult the creative process can be. Our mission is to ensure your rental process... Read More

3 Lenses You Should Know About

At Camera Ambassador, we service over fifty lenses from ten different brands. Each type of glass has its own unique properties in terms of focal lengths, apertures, mounts, bokeh, image... Read More
3 Lenses You Should Know About
From "The Shining" to Today: The Gimbal Game with Midwest Movi

From "The Shining" to Today: The Gimbal Game with Midwest Movi

Austin Taylor of Midwest Movi is helping lead the game of stabilized camera movement in Chicago. This week he generously wrote up a history of where his craft started and where... Read More

Camera Ambassador's 2020 Holiday Discounts!

At the end of every year, Camera Ambassador likes to show our support to the local Chicago filmmaking community by offering our clients an incredible discount on camera, lens, grip,... Read More
Camera Ambassador's 2020 Holiday Discounts!
Johnny Weichel- Filmmaker Friday

Johnny Weichel- Filmmaker Friday

This week we’re joined by Chicago actor, writer, & producer, Johnny Weichel! (This interview was edited and condensed for clarity)   CA: Hey Johnny! Hit us with your bio. JW:... Read More

Tech Takeover: Red Komodo Build

Enjoy this pre-recorded excerpt from our recent Facebook Live Teck Takeover on the Red Komodo hosted by Tech/Creative Director Austin Taylor and featuring Lead Tech Eric Silver. Follow us on... Read More
Tech Takeover: Red Komodo Build