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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. Panasonic GH5, Sony a6500. Camera reviews. Video editing with Adobe Premiere Pro. Testing lens, accessories.
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K news update

NAB 2018: Blackmagic teases new Pocket 4K cinema camera (It’s official! $1,295 USD, shipping Sept. 2018)

UPDATE 4.9.2019: It's official. The highly anticipated Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K has been revealed. And the BMD team gave us pretty much everything, but the kitchen sink. Full 4/3" sensor. 4K. Dual native ISO (like the new GH5S). 13 stops of dynamic range with 3D LUT support. 5-inch display on...
ProRes RAW supported cameras - Atomos update

Videography News: Apple introduces new ProRes RAW codec for image capture, editing

ProRes RAW is here. Apple today took the wraps off its new video format to coincide with the NAB (professional video) show in Las Vegas. The codec is available in two modes, ProRes RAW and ProRes RAW HQ. You can learn more about the technical details over on Newsshooter --...
Sigma 18-35mm lens review - videographer

Videography: Sigma 18-35mm telephoto lens is a hall-of-famer

One lens to rule them all? The Sigma 18-35mm zoom makes a pretty convincing case.
Panasonic GH5 with Rokinon 35mm lens

Camera Deal Alert: Panasonic GH5 body now only $1,798

UPDATE 02.24.2018: This GH5 bundle from Focus Camera is a sweetheart and definitely worth considering. It's only $1,798 (USD) which is same price as body deal below, but you get a bunch of useful goodies: extra batteries, a durable hardcase for lugging it around, and a 64GB SD card. Nice...
3 Days in Sonoma - A short film by Clinton Stark

A love letter to Sonoma wine country 2.14.2018 (Video)

New short film chronicles Sonoma wine country as experienced by Loni Stark.
Panasonic (DC-GH5S) Lumix GH5s Body C4K Mirrorless Camera with High Sensitivity Mos Multi-Aspect 10.2 Megapixels Sensor, Black

Panasonic GH5S vs. Sony Alpha a7S II: Who is king of low light? DPReview is here to help decide

Panasonic GH5S or Sony Alpha a7S II? Who is the king of low light? Inquiring minds and pixel peepers the world over must know. And now, thanks to DPReview, we have a tool to dig deeper into this most burning matter. 43 Rumors notes that the famed Studio Scene tool at the...
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera

Panasonic GH5S camera revealed — but there’s trade-offs (Thoughts from a GH5 video shooter)

UPDATE: The GH5S is now up for pre-order on Amazon. Release date is Feb. 5, 2018. Once again, we're reminded: there are no surprises in tech anymore. The long-rumored and oft-leaked GH5S has finally shown itself to the world on day 1 of CES. If it seems familiar, however, that's because we've...
Canon EOS 80D Digital SLR Kit with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Image Stabilization USM Lens (Black)

Canon EOS 80D camera package deal $1199

Incoming: Canon EOS 80D deal alert! Here's a nice bundle to sweeten your year. And it's discounted by over 40%. If you're looking to spend some gift money, or perhaps you're just going to treat yourself already because Santa missed an item on your list then I have 2 camera...
Panasonic GH5 with Atomos Ninja Inferno

Panasonic GH5 and Sony a6500 most popular new rentals for 2017

For serious photographers and videographers, 2017 was an especially good year for gear. Several new models were released, each seemingly giving us more and more power at lower and lower price points. Thank the emergence of the smartphone camera mostly for that. Panasonic GH5. Sony a6500 and a7R III. Canon...
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 Digital SLR Camera Body

Best Camera Gear 2017: Canon 5D IV, EOS 80D, Rebel T5i, SL2

Here's Stark Insider's picks for best camera gear of 2017. Today, we're focusing on Canon DSLR bodies. Canon continues to offer a very solid line-up of reasonably priced, high performance camera bodies. Whether you're a stills shooter or someone interested in getting into videography there's an assortment of DSLR bodies...