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Canon SL1 ISO Test

I’ve taken some shots comparing the ISO performance of Canon’s newest DSLR, the Rebel SL1 / 100D, and the older, but formidable, 60D. A lot of speculation has been circling around the SL1′s “new” sensor.  This is mainly because they share a pixel count, a pixel count that hasn’t seemed to change much over the past several years. While the SL1 does indeed have 18MP, there are some visible differences in the performance of this sensor. Continue reading →

NAB 2013

Eight years! It’s been eight years since I’ve been to NAB. 2005 was the last and only time I’ve had the privilege of attending the National Association of Broadcasters trade show. That was when I was fresh out of school and was attending both NAB and the BEA awards for my Special Olympics video. That was quite an experience. I’ve been out several times since then and if I remember correctly this will be my sixth trip to Las Vegas.

I’ll be posting pics of the event during the two days that I’m attending. I’m looking forward to seeing all the new gadgets and wiz-bangs. I’m also looking for some specific technology for Millenia 3 as well. Wish me luck!

Update: I’m here… thought I’d post a pic or two since it’s just a few hours until bed time.

Bye Bye, Canon EOS-M

Image courtesy of BHphotovideo.com

I made a trip to San Francisco in the beginning of March for a vacation. Even during the planning stage for the trip I was beginning to dread taking my heavy 60D with me. I did end up taking it, without the grip and with only the 28-135mm kit lens. And while I appreciated the speed and incredibly sharper and more dynamic images than that of my iPhone 5, I hated the weight of it. By the end of the trip I was already researching mirror-less camera options to sub in for my 60D for my next excursion. Continue reading →

Spinning back up…

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Here’s a few shots from our latest Georgia Prosthetics shoot. You can see Ed Overstreet on the 60D and Matthew Owen on the D800 (nice camera, but we definitely had to crank the ISO to match the 60D).

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It was a good shoot. This particular interviewee is building a truck for the owner of Georgia Prosthetics; A 1967 Chevrolet C10 Pickup. We had some excellent responses to our questions that will really help shape the image of Georgia Prosthetics that we want to convey. We’re going to be making another trip back to shoot broll of the truck when it is completed.

 

Canon Visit

We had a visitor today. Canon! Robert, my boss, just happens to be friends with Mark Karwisch, the Southeastern Broadcast Account Manager at Canon U.S.A. He made the trip down to our office and brought with him a few toys for us to look over. Let’s see here… the XA10, XF105, XF305, 5D Mark III, and the C300. The C300 is the one we’ve been waiting for and I hadn’t had a chance to go hands-on with one yet.

We’ve been looking for something that is a little easier on the workflow than the current HDSLR’s we’ve been shooting with. Ever since this camera was announced, it’s been gaining more and more of my interest, especially with all the positive reviews that have come down the pipe. I’m tired of syncing audio, i’m tired of the tiny LCD screen, and i’m tired of the limited record time. I’m not going to go into details as to the pro’s and con’s of this camera, all I can say is that this exactly what I need to solve the issues that I’m tired of dealing with. Time will tell if we end up getting one or justifying the cost of ownership vs just renting. But I definitely appreciate Mark taking the time to come out and show us the latest goodies that Canon is offering.