Sunday, September 30, 2012

Update On RainbowImaging 100 Meter 2.4 GHz Wireless Shutter Release Review (Video)

Hello guys, I just wanted to give a quick update on one of my video product reviews I have posted before. the first video is the original review.


After the product broke and I have to do some DIY soldering to fix it, here is an update on what happened and how my views changed on this product. 


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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Unboxing the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash (Video)


This video is an unboxing of the new Speedlite 600EX-RT flash. I will have a video review posted soon after I get to use this product for a while. This new flash features radio transmission which is easier to use for multi-flash photogrpahy. 

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Canon's New EOS 6D Full Frame DSLR

Photo Credit: Amazon.com

Hello photography enthusiasts! Canon has unveiled today their new EOS 6D camera. This new camera is a great upgrade if you are an EOS 7D owner as this camera is only around $2100 USD (Body only) compared to the EOS 7D which was priced around $1500 USD (Body only). If you are making this upgrade, please take note this camera only reads SD cards and are not compatible with EF-S mount lenses. A 20.2 megapixel full frame sensor, a built-in GPS, DIGIC 5+ Image Processor, and a built-in Wifi transmitter are just some of the important components making this new camera unique. 

The new built-in GPS allows the camera to include location information in every photo you take. Other Canon DSLRs so far (Example: 5D MkIII7D) requires you to plug in an external GPS in order to recored location information. The new built-in Wifi transmitter allows you to upload photos wirelessly, print photos wirelessly, and control the camera wirelessly. Previous cameras (Example: 5D MkIII7D) needed an external Wifi transmitter in order to do these things. Peripheral Illumination Correction, Chromatic Aberration Correction, and Distortion Correction can also be done in camera.

If I had the money right now, I would totally upgrade from my EOS 7D to this camera. Sadly, I do not have the money right now. HAHA Currently (at the time of writing this post) this camera is up for pre-order at $2099.00 USD plus tax where required on Amazon.com. If you think you want to upgrade, or want to find out a bit more, please follow this link

Specifications:
  • Sensor: 20.2 megapixel full frame (self cleaning via ultrasonic vibrations)
  • Processor: DIGIC 5+
  • GPS: Built-in
  • Wifi: Built-in
  • Memory: SD, SDHC, SDXC Cards
  • Lens Type: EF mount (No EF-S or EF-M lenses)
  • ISO: 50-102400 (when ISO range is expanded in the in-camera settings) ISO Auto can be limited. User can set a high/low limit. 
  • Flash: Needs external Speedlite. None built-in.
  • Modes: Auto, Creative Auto, Scene Mode, Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual, Bulb, 2 Custom Functions
  • AF Type: 11 Point AF including a high-precision center cross-type AF point with EV -3 sensitivity allows focusing in extreme low-light conditions
More specs are available on Amazon.com. I just listed some of the important ones here. 

Saturday, September 8, 2012

3 Classes of Canon Lenses

Hello fans, I am here to tell you a big about Canon's 3 classes of lenses. The lenses in each of the class are very different from each other. Whether you are a beginner photographer or a more advanced photographer, I hope this guide will help you when you pick out your lenses.

EF-S Mount Lenses
The EF-S mount lenses are Canon's cheapest lenses. These lenses are not compatible with all of Canon's DSLRs. They are only compatible with the entry level DSLRs that support the EF-S mount. These lenses are designed for the crop sensor bodies only. The EF-S mount lenses are not made from high quality material, does not usually feature a distance window, and the front element moves and rotates as you zoom and focus. EF-S mount lenses use a micro motor focusing system which is both slow and noisy. The filter size for these lenses are usually 58 mm. These lenses are recommended for beginner photographers that doesn't plan on getting into the manual controls or amateur photographers that plans on using this like a point-and-shoot camera. This type of lens is usually bundled with entry level DSLRs when sold in a bundle.


USM Lenses
By USM lenses, I mean the non-L type lenses that uses a USM motor. The USM lenses are Canon's middle class lenses. These lenses are slightly better made and bulkier than the EF-S mount lenses. The USM lenses start using the EF mount which is compatible with all of Canon's DSLR lineup. The USM lenses uses a micro USM (not ring USM) as its focusing mechanism. The micro USM works a little bit faster and a bit quieter than the micro motor focus used in the EF-S mount lenses. In USM lenses, the front element still moves and rotate when zooming and focusing making it a hassle to use polarizing filters. The front element on these lenses still tend to be 58 mm. These lenses are recommended for beginner photographers who plan on getting more advanced and professional photographers on a budget. The build quality of these lenses are alright.


L or Luxury Lenses
The L model lenses are the Canon lenses with an "L" written after the lens's aperture information in the name. These are Canon's elite lineup of lenses and are made of the highest quality materials. If a lens in this line up has sister lenses from the other two categories that have the same focal length (example: the 50 mm lenses), the L model lens will always have the widest maximum aperture. The L series lenses also have a non-changing aperture as you zoom. Lenses in the other two categories change in aperture as you zoom, L lenses do not do that. These lenses also have a stationary outside and does not move or extend as you zoom or focus making it great for polarizers. These lenses also offer ring USM focusing which is very fast and very quiet and the focus can be manually adjusted after auto focus is achieved. This line up of lenses are recommended for professional photographers or advanced photographers that are serious with photography. These lenses start from $800 and up each.


If you guys want to see a video version of things described in this article or just want to see a photo slide show of photos taken with some of these lenses, you can view it below. If you just want to see the photo slide show, press play, and then skip to almost the end of the video.


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