Category Archives: Cameras

Lens Rentals Canada review

In this video I do a review of the Lens Rentals Canada camera and lens rental service: www.lensrentalscanada.com

I wanted to test out the Canon 400mm f/5.6L with 1.4x and 2x teleconverters for some wildlife photography. I’m still not decided which lens I would like to purchase, if any, so renting seemed like the most logical choice.

For a very affordable price, I was able to rent the lens and teleconverters for 10 days, which gave me plenty of time to test things out and take some great wildlife photos.

I received the lens the same week I put in the order, and it came in pristine quality. The lens and teleconverters were perfectly clean, and everything was in like-new condition.

I picked up the lens at my local Canada Post office on the expected delivery date, and on the last day of the rental I dropped it off to the local Canada Post office. It came with all the pre-paid paperwork, and the local Canada Post office helped me removing the old data and putting the new one in.

For a very small amount, you can add a damage waiver where if the lens accidently gets damaged, you only have a 10% deductible to pay and they take care of repairing or replacing the lens. The few dollars extra this costs is definitely worth it to give the peace of mind in case the worst happens. Thankfully everything went well and I returned the lens in the same condition I got it (except probably not as clean), so I thankfully can’t comment on this add-on service, but online reviews I read seem to be favourable even in those cases. :)

So if you live in Canada and want to rent out a lens for a special project / vacation, or want to rent backup gear for a wedding or other event, I definitely recommend checking them out.

My biggest disappointment is their third-party selection is quite small. There are a couple of Tamron lens I’d love to test which they don’t yet have in stock, but I noticed they did add some other third party lenses in the last 6 months, so there’s still hope for the future.

Canon 6D ISO Test low light ISO noise demonstration in video mode ISO 100 to 25600

This is my Canon 6D ISO test, this shows how the image looks like at the following ISOs: 100 160 320 640 1250 2500 5000 1000 12800 25600.

To my eye, it seems like the highlights are holding out quite well all the way up to 10k ISO, while the shadows are holding out perfectly until 2500 ISO, and very decently at 5k and 10k. At it’s highest ISO setting of 25’600, though, the image does seem to fall apart quite a bit, but I could see it having some uses.

If you would like to see such a test for photographer where I could go up to the H2 setting of 100K ISO, let me know, but 25,600 is the highest the camera can go in video mode.

Studio JPIC 2013 Year in Review and 2014 Preview

In this video, I do a recap of what I have been up to in 2013 and what’s to come in 2014. If you hover over any video, a link should appear to bring you to it in a new window.

Happy New Year everyone!

Canon EOS Rebel T3i 3x 10x video crop zoom and other video options

In this video, I do a demonstration of the 3x-10x crop video mode of the Canon EOS Rebel T3i, and also explain the other video options accessible from the Q menu.

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Canon EOS Rebel T3i / 600d / Kiss X 5 Hands-on Review

This is my review of the Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR camera.

For a recent project, I needed two cameras, one to take a timelapse, and one for some B-roll, so I grabbed this T3i camera and I’m very happy with my choice.

I feel the T3i is a great option, especially for video. It features an amazing x3 to x5 zoom in 1080p which preserves image quality and allows for some amazing zoom.

The T3i also has manual audio control, wireless flash control, and a vari-angle screen.

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Big Cameras Make you look MORE Pro!?

In this video, Dom Bower discusses the importance, or not, of the size of a camera.

Why is the nikon d3x STILL so expensive

In this video, Dom Bower discusses the price of older cameras.

Canon EOS Rebel T2i a 2013 Review

In this video, I do a long overdue review of the Canon EOS Rebel T2i, but with a twist. Instead of reviewing it compared to cameras of 3 years ago, I compare it to today’s cameras. Does it still have a place in today’s world? I definitely think so. If I didn’t have a camera, I would probably look more into the T5i, but already having this T2i, there is very little benefit to “upgrading” to any of the newer rebels.

Upgrading to a 6D or 5D Mark III would definitely be a possibility, but that would be quite an investment I’m not ready to make.

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14bit RAW VIDEO from canon 5d mark 3: Magic lantern awesomeness

In this video, Dom Bower discusses the upcoming update to Magic Lantern: 14bit RAW video. This update will allow RAW on a wide variety of Canon cameras, even the T2i, but at a lower resolution.

Pimped out cameras and lenses, Cool?

In this video, Dom Bower discusses the pimped out cameras.