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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!

Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual Slot Card Reader review


A major bottleneck of any photography or videography workflow is transferring your files to your computer, and this Lexar card reader does a great job of transferring the files quickly and reliably. It also supports all the current and legacy SD and CF card formats, from SD, SDX to SDXC classes 1 to 10, as well as UHS-1, along with UDMA-7 and CF 5.

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Sandisk Extreme SDHC and SDXC memory cards review


In this video, I do a review of the Sandisk Extreme SDHC and SDXC memory cards. Extremely fast and very reliable, these cards are worth every penny.

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Westcott 43″ collapsible umbrella flash kit with black cover demo and review


In this video, I do a demonstration and review of the Wescott 43″ collapsible umbrella flash kit with black cover. This is a great starter kit for both photography and videography which comes with a light stand, a swivel head, and an umbrella. The umbrella is collapsible, which means it can go from 43″ down to about 1/3 that size for easy storage and carrying. The black cover gives you the option of going from a shoot-through umbrella to a reflective umbrella in a minute or two, making this a very cheap yet versatile kit.

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In this video, I do a VC and AF noise test for the Tamron SP 24-70mm Di VC f/2.8 lens. I wanted to ensure that the Autofocus and Vibration Control noise of this lens would not be too distracting in a quiet environment, and I think it did quite well.

The AF test was done on a low-contrast subject with my T2i camera, which uses older Autofocus mechanisms, but it still did quite well. From using this lens for a couple of months already, I’d say it is a good focuser.

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Sports Waist Pack Water Bottle Bag For Hiking Climbing Riding

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Outdoor Survival Multi-purpose Pliers Hammer With Bag

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Every car and camera bag should have a multi-purpose tool, and this one from Bang Good is extremely interesting, combining a hammer, pliers, a saw, and the usual blade, screw driver, and bottle opener.

Multi-color Cord Outdoor Emergency Quick Release Survival Bracelet

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In this video, I do a review of the Multi-color Cord Outdoor Emergency Quick Release Survival Bracelet. This is a quickly deployable 3m rope which can lift 3301lbs and weighs only 35-40g.

Tamron SP 24-70 Di VC f/2.8 USM Unboxing

In this video, I do an unboxing of the Tamron SP 24-70 Di VC f/2.8 lens. My initial thoughts on this lens is I absolutely love it. It’s sharp, has a nice aperture, and has vibration control, which is great for both photos and videos.

At half the price of a Canon 24-70mm II, I feel this is a great deal.

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I will be posting more videos on this lens as I do more tests for VC, autofocus, image quality, etc, and a final review at the end, but so far I have to say I’m really loving this lens.