Canon EOS 70D

FilmConvert for Canon EOS 80D

FilmConvert Now Available for Canon EOS 80D DSLR: Embrace the grain!

Here's how to use the FilmConvert plug-in with your Canon DSLR (70D, 80D) to five your footage that big screen look.
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 lens review

Camera Gear Test: How good is the Panasonic Lumix G 12-35mm f/2.8 lens?

A look at the Panasonic 12-35mm and GH5 for videography and filmmaking. How good is the native MFT lens? I shot a video at SFMOMA to find out. So far I've been flat out amazed by Panasonic's new GH5. It's my first foray into mirrorless and micro four thirds, and...
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Watch short film shot on a Panasonic GH5 mirrorless camera

Is the Panasonic GH5 worth the hype? Based on what I've read it seems the mirrorless camera is receiving universal acclaim. A quick Google reveals that people are pretty much smitten by Panasonic's new flagship ($1,998 USD). Digital Photography Review (the gold standard of camera review sites) gave the GH5 a...
Panasonic GH5 vs. Canon EOS 80D

Early Lumix GH5 Camera Reviews: Panasonic has a winner on its hands

Update 04.11.2017: Digital Photography Review (dpreview) has published their full review of the GH5: "If you're serious about video, it's hard to go wrong." Final score: 85% and a Gold Star. Safe to say, it's one of the most hyped, anticipated and talked about camera releases that I can ever recall...
Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shock Mount

Top 3: Best Shotgun Microphones for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

Sound. Sound. Sound. It's critical. Quick tip: please don't skimp on your audio gear. Whether you're shooting a low-budget independent film, or a music video, or in the jungles shooting a documentary, or even just posting casual videos to YouTube, the quality of your audio can make or break the end product. Viewers...
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...
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...

DSLR Filmmaking Gear: What’s in my bag? (Too much!)

I found myself doing what I tell myself never to do: taking gratuitous photos of my gear. Sigh. Why on earth do all of us involved in videography feel compelled to do this -- as if we're taking monumentally profound shots of famous landmarks, or memorable events, or loved...
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Full Frame DSLR Camera

Should you buy a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera?

The wait is over. Well, almost. Canon has unveiled the long-awaited EOS 5D Mark IV full frame DSLR. For now, you can pre-order one ($3,499 USD via Amazon or B&H Photo Video), and drill down on the specs, until the mighty camera ships later next month (September 2016). Headline features for the...