ikan’s Featured Articles highlight current trends or thought-provoking concepts in the DSLR Industry, major news relating to company innovations, and stories you won’t find anywhere else!

25 10, 2016

What’s it like to work in photojournalism?

October 25th, 2016|

Ever wonder what it would be like to work in photojournalism? Capturing photos to tell a news story is something that sounds interesting to many, but only some pursue it as a career. It can be tough and competitive, but well worth it for those that love photography. We did a Q&A with CBS News Photojournalist, Jake Barlow. See what he had to say about being a photojournalist for a news division of a major broadcast television network: 1. What’s it like to be a photojournalist and producer for CBS? Producing and shooting stories for CBS is the coolest gig [...]

13 10, 2016

Jeff Berlin – How a Tilta Camera Cage is like Flying

October 13th, 2016|

This is a guest post by Jeff Berlin, a Los Angeles based photographer and cinematographer. He is a Sony Artisan and an experienced aviator.  A few years ago, I was flying an airplane called a Cirrus SR22 from Los Angeles to Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras for a project. If you’re unfamiliar with this airplane, I’ve found the best way to describe it to non-pilots is to ask them to picture a 3-Series BMW but with wings. The SR22 is the best-selling single-engine piston aircraft in the world, and rightly so. And it’s a lot of fun to fly. On this [...]

30 06, 2016

Production Gear, Tripods, and the Film Industry

June 30th, 2016|

Are you interested in filming, field production, or gear for making videos? Michael Webb, our VP of Product Development, recently spoke on The Sean Green Show to discuss ikan’s latest products, gear, and the broadcast and film industry. In case you didn’t know, ikan manufacturers and distributes a variety of equipment for film, video, and photography such as lights, monitors, filters, tripods, gimbals, and camera rigs. We distribute various brands including E-Image, Tilta, BON, and Lightstar. Video Production Gear Trends On the show, Michael and Sean discussed some trends in video production gear. One trend they saw was an increasing [...]

12 03, 2015

ikan’s crew will be in Austin, TX for SXSW!

March 12th, 2015|

We will be heading to Austin, Texas for SXSW, and we would love for you to come by and hang out with us! The South by Southwest (SXSW) is one of, if not, the largest Conferences & Festivals offering original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery. Be sure to come by the "Come & Capture Factory" booth #125. There, we will be presenting some of our latest and hottest gear, like TILTA Sony FS7 Rig, the FLY-X3 PLUS, and more. Our crew will be there to answer all [...]

27 05, 2013

2nd APA National Short Video Contest

May 27th, 2013|

Just to let you know-- This year, just like last, we're pleased to announce that ikan is a proud sponsor of the 2nd Annual American Photographic Artists Short Film Contest 2013. Whew! What a mouthful--but really, it's a great competition with many opportunities to win, based on the criteria laid out by awesome sponsors interested in rewarding participants for their quality work. This year's theme is aptly named: "Show Us Your World In Motion" and you can find more information about the contest HERE: http://tinyurl.com/apavideo ikan will be sponsoring the "Most Innovative" category and awarding the winner one of our newer [...]

20 12, 2012

Need Answers? Try out ikan’s New Live Chat!

December 20th, 2012|

As a valued ikan customer, we are taking steps to ensure that you have a positive purchasing experience via a new  "live chat" feature on our website. Whether you're interested in purchasing a product or accessories, need tech support, or want to check on an order -- we're here to help. Look for the "chat now" tab in the lower right hand corner of any page on our website. Once you click it, the "chat now" tab expands to give you an opportunity to speak with a member of our customer service support team. If our support team is away, [...]