Canon

DSLR Video: Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Image Stabilization USM Lens

DSLR Video: How good is the Canon EF-S 18-135mm USM kit lens?

It's a kit lens! Run for the hills! Well, maybe not so fast. Over the past decade optics have come far. Take for example this kit lens: the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 USM Lens. Canon introduced the new telephoto alongside its new flagship APS-C DSLR camera, the EOS 80D. With plenty of zoom...
Canon EOS 80D Kit Lens

Canon EOS 80D Deal: Big price discounts for highly rated DSLR camera

One of Canon's best APS-C cameras is now discounted by about 22%. If you're looking for a stellar hybrid DSLR, the Canon EOS 80D should be on your short list.
Loni Stark in DREAM - by Clinton Stark

‘DREAM’ with Loni Stark – Coming Soon to Stark Insider

Life or fiction. Which do you choose? DREAM. Coming soon to Stark Insider. A West Coast Adventure. A Lifetime in the Making. A Dream Within a Dream By Edgar Allan Poe Take this kiss upon the brow! And, in parting from you now, Thus much let me avow- You are not wrong, who deem That my days have been a dream; Yet...
Sony a6500 Mirrorless Camera

Should I upgrade to a Canon EOS 80D or should I switch to a Sony mirrorless camera (a6500)?

Should I stay or should I go? One of the big questions I get when shooting out and about town is whether or not it's worth sticking with Canon. Often it's specific, like the very dilemma I face in future gear investments: Should I upgrade to a Canon EOS 80D DSLR...
Canon PZ-E1 Power Zoom Adapter - Test with Video

Add camcorder zoom to your Canon DSLR (PZ-E1 hands-on video)

For only $149, a convenient way to give your Canon EOS 80D, 70D, Rebel or other Canon DSLR smooth, camcorder zooms.
Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera Short Review Test

Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera – a compact winner for capturing filmic footage

Since I started shooting videos for Stark Insider in 2006 I've tried as hard as possible to make our stuff look like film. I haven't always succeeded, that's for sure. But there's something about the video-ish footage that comes out of a lot of cameras and camcorders that drives...
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“Wasps & Lavender” – Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera or Canon C100 II? (Video)

Shooting wasps is an exercise in patience. That's the first thing I learned. It's also an exercise in liberal sunscreen. Squinting. And, waiting some more. I now have utmost respect for those who stake out exotic locales and spend hours upon hour awaiting the perfect shot of that Chestnut-Mandibled Toucan. And here I...
Tested: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens

Test Shots: Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 telephoto lens on Canon EOS 80D DSLR

I've heard about the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 telephoto zoom lens ($1,949 USD) for ages. Widely regarded as a legendary lens, it's been on my lust list for as long as I can recall shooting on DSLR. You see it as sporting events all the time, the white casing unmistakably...
Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus

Apple iPhone 7 on mission to kill the DSLR

It looks like Apple is on a mission to kill more than just the headphone jack. Camera. Camera. Camera. For a relatively long segment of today's Apple presentation, the emphasis was on the innovative software technology behind the camera in the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Rather: cameras. As...