Sunday, August 12, 2012

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens Review (Video)

Warning: As shown in the video, I replaced this lens with one of Canon's top notch L-model lenses. The information provided in the video and video description may be slightly biased as the L-model works a lot better and gives a way better quality than this lens.

The Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens is a great entry level lens for both entry level photographers and amateur photographers. The lens is light and compact and is made of plastic and glass. This is one of Canon's cheapest lenses and is usually bundled with some DSLR bundles. The lens gives off great photo quality for the price and would satisfy any amateur or entry level photographers.

  • Light weight
  • Cheap
  • Has image stabilizer
  • Fairly good photo quality for the price
  • Not as sharp as L-models (Canon's elite lenses)
  • Chromatic Aberration at non-center
  • Aperture changes as you zoom
  • Front of the lens moves (not good for polarizers)
  • No distance window
  • Micro-motor focus (loud)
  • Light fall off at wide aperture
  • EF-S mount not compatible with some cameras
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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Canon EOS 7D 2.0.X Firmware Upgrade

If you are keeping up with the latest Canon news, you will know that Canon has recently released the new 2.0.X firmware for the Canon EOS 7D. The new upgrade gives lucky Canon EOS 7D owners:
  • Higher maximum burst rate
  • The option to set a maximum for ISO Auto all the way up to ISO 6400 (starting limit is from ISO 400)
  • Partial compatibility with the new Canon GPS Receiver GP-E2
  • Manual audio level adjustment during video shooting and during review
  • In-camera RAW image processing and converting
  • In-camera image resize
  • In-camera image rating
  • Faster scrolling of magnified images
  • Custom photo file names
  • Time-zone and Daylight savings options
If you own a Canon EOS 7D, you can go ahead and find the new firmware update here. The instructions for installing the firmware is included in the ZIP file. Make sure you have a full battery or use the AC adapter for the camera. Also remember not to touch anything on your camera especially the power switch, battery compartment, and the CF card door during the update!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Nikon 8072 Microfiber Cleaning Cloth Review (Video)

The Nikon Microfiber cleaning cloth is a great add-on to your camera supplies. Not only does this cloth not drop any lint, it will get rid of any contaminants on the surface of your lens for you. The cloth can also be used on other electronics such as LCD screens or computer monitors. The cloth also features anti-static properties to help get rid of dust earlier. Comes on a key chain ring so it's very easy to hang from your key chain or backpack.

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