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DSLR and mirrorless camera tips and tricks, featuring Canon Rebel T2i, T3i, T5, T6/T6i, EOS 60D, 70D, 80D, Cinema C100, EOS R mirrorless. Panasonic GH5, Sony a6500. Camera reviews. Video editing with Adobe Premiere Pro. Testing lens, accessories.
First Impressions: Canon EOS R by Clinton Stark

Canon EOS R Mirrorless Camera: First impressions by a GH5 video shooter

GH5 video shooter Clinton Stark rambles, stumbles, and shares his first impressions and thoughts about the new Canon EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera. So you might have heard? Canon apparently has a new camera that (just) a few people are talking about. And talking and talking. And ranting and ranting....
Panasonic GH5 vs. Canon EOS 80D

Trendspotting: Smartphone owners could drive interchangeable lens camera market in 2018

Another day, another camera report. There's seemingly a lot of them out there. And for good reason: the camera market is morphing dramatically. Thanks to the rise of the smartphone and software smarts known as computational photography, the cameras and images produced by today's smartphones -- namely flagship iPhones from...
Panasonic 12-35mm lens for GH5 highly recommended

Panasonic GH5: If you only buy one lens, this is the one

So you have a GH5 camera body, or are considering buying one (I recommend the regular GH5 for its amazing IBIS which the newer more expensive GH5S sacrifices). Great. That's a good start alright. I've been shooting videos with a Panasonic GH5 for Stark Insider since the flagship mirrorless...
Google VP of Product Management Sundar Pichai. Photo: Engadget.com.

Google+ social network finally shutting down

Google has announced that its shutting down Google+. The ill-fated social network was Google's attempt to take on Facebook. Although initially successfully -- especially among the tech community -- it offered little to differentiate itself. Most users were accustomed to and happy with enough with Facebook, and reluctant to sign...
Canon EOS 80D and 70D DSLRs

Top 5: Best accessories for the Canon EOS 80D DSLR camera

Are you a new 80D owner, or just about to purchase Canon's flagship APS-C camera? Here's 5 accessories that should find their way onto your shopping list. The Canon EOS 80D remains a very popular DSLR for a reason: it gets the job done. Whether you're shooting stills or video,...
Canon EOS R - Is 4K crop really that bad?

Canon EOS R: Is 4K 1.7x crop really that bad for shooting video?

Canon made big news this month with the unveiling of a new camera. But it wasn't just any old camera. For the first time ever, Canon has brought a full-frame mirrorless camera to market. It's called the EOS R ("Revolution") and the body costs $2,299 (USD). Those new to the full-frame mirrorless...

Panasonic GH5: How good is IBIS? (Hint: wow)

In-Body Image Stabilization (IBIS) on the Panasonic GH5 is so good that you can handhold cinema lenses and get good results. Here's a video example.
Panasonic GH5 with Metabones Speedbooster

GH5 On Location: How good is Panasonic’s flagship mirrorless camera for shooting travel videos?

TL;DR The Panasonic GH5 mirrorless camera remains Clinton Stark's top pick for shooting travel videos. Its compact design, outstanding 10-bit 4:2:2 codec and image quality, high-performance IBIS, dual SD card slots, variable frame rate options, and robust build make it a camera worth considering for your next trip. I recently...

Canon EOS R Mirrorless Full-Frame: Can it succeed against Nikon Z6, Panasonic GH5, Sony A7 III?

UPDATE 09.16.2018: My pre-order is in. Canon EOS R it is. I'm not convinced it will replace the GH5 as our standard bearer for Stark Insider videos, but that 30MP sensor (5D Mark IV) with DPAF in a compact body is pretty tantalizing. Plus, it's one thing to actually...
Wine Review: Grgich Hills 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Wine Review: Grgich Hills 2014 Cabernet, because you get to do what you get to do

Sometimes little things deserve a celebration. Sure, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve are all grand occasions and worthy of uncorking something special. But why not take some time out every now and again to recognize an everyday accomplishment, however minor? In this case, that would be...