CA Staff Picks: Maggie Jakopac

CA Staff Picks: Maggie Jakopac

We recently connected with Camera Ambassador Tech Intern Maggie Jakopac about her favorite camera package! Having worked with several different kinds of cameras, lenses, and gear overall, Maggie let us... Read More
A Camera Assistant's Guide to Wireless Follow Focus Kits

A Camera Assistant's Guide to Wireless Follow Focus Kits

On September 1st, many of our handheld wireless follow focus kits are on sale! Wireless follow focus kits allow the camera team (typically the assistant camera) to pull focus remotely. However,... Read More
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

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
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

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
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

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
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!

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