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DSLR tips and tricks, featuring Canon Rebel T2i, T3i, T5, T6/T6i, EOS 60D, 70D, 80D. Video editing with Adobe Premiere Pro. Testing lens, accessories.
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...

Canon EOS 80D DSLR Camera: Shooting video and the competition

Video is big these days. Sure, you can use your iPhone or Android to capture decent, to even very good, quality videos. But there are times you may want to stretch it further, and embrace your inner Hitchcock or Aronofsky or Coppola. A DSLR (or mirrorless) is often the perfect...

BTS Hollywood: ‘Ben Hur’ director used Blackmagic cameras to shoot action sequences

Once again, the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera (the new tiny one) has found its way on to the set of a major Hollywood production. Hold your thoughts for a moment on the idea -- the idea! -- of a Ben-Hur remake. Keep holding that hold. Keep on. And, for now...
Canon EOS 80D Digital SLR Kit with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Image Stabilization USM Lens (Black)

Canon EOS 80D DSLR: Thoughts after 5 months of shooting videos

If you're looking for an all-around shooter, 2016 is turning out to be a very good year. Finally, Canon released a successor to its fabled EOS 70D. Great camera that one. But three years in, it was time for an upgrade. So along came the 80D ($1,199 body only via...
Canon EOS 80D Hands-On Test - First Impressions

Canon EOS 80D DSLR: Best lens for shooting video?

What is the best lens for shooting video with the Canon EOS 80D (or 70D) DSLR camera? It seems that's one of the most pressing questions of our time. Given the 80D uses Canon's famous EF mount -- which seems like it's been around forever -- there's a seemingly never ending...
Canon EOS 80D Digital SLR Kit with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Image Stabilization USM Lens (Black)

Canon EOS 80D DSLR: 5 Tips for Shooting Video

Shooting video on a Canon EOS 80D camera? Here's 5 tips to help you get the most out of your new DSLR.
Nikon COOLPIX P600 16.1 MP Wi-Fi CMOS Digital Camera with 60x Zoom NIKKOR Lens and Full HD 1080p Video (Black)

Prime Day Deals: Cameras, accessories, batteries

Update 12:16pm PT: So far, the deals are, as many are saying, meh. Nothing earth-shattering, especially when it comes to camera gear. Best deals I could find so far for stuff I'd actually use with my 70D/80D/C100 are Rokinon prime lenses. Very nice lenses at bargain prices. Most models are on...
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Shot on Canon 80D: Vancouver SkyTrain in search of creative impulse (Video)

Experimenting with Canon 80D neutral profile and Alexa LUT to create dreamy/filmic look.

Canon EOS 80D Video Creator Kit: Is it a good deal?

Like we've seen before with previous models, Canon has announced a "Video Creator Kit" for its new EOS 80D DSLR camera. The package includes a microphone, memory, lens, memory card, and, of course, the camera body itself. Essentially you get everything you need, out-of-the-box, to start shooting video. Quite nice...
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Wanderlust Video: “1797” Mission San Juan Bautista (Shot on RED Raven)

Sloooow motion. Slow-mo. Right?! Doesn't slowing a moving image down just make everything seem more interesting? Possibly. We see it in sports all the time during replays. And, in case you never noticed, take time to watch that next luxury goods commercial, say, for a Lexus car. Note the use...