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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.

Canon Speedlite 600 EX-RT flash review

In this video, I do a review of the Canon Speedlite 600 EX-RT flash.

What sold me on this flash was the following features:
-Guide Number of 60m at ISO 100
-E-TTL II, TTL, and Manual modes
-High Speed Synch (HSS)
-Built-in Wireless and IR remote master and slave
-Auto-Focus assist infrared beam (works in total darkness!)
-Depth-of-Field (DoF) preview button on camera activates flash for 1 second to see shadows
-20mm to 200mm zoom
-Light and Dark Orange gels and gel holder
-Built-in diffuser panel and bounce card
-Pouch that can attach to a belt or strap to carry your flash and flash foot

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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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Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control review

In this video, I do a quick review of the Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control.

This infrared remote has two options that let you control your camera. If your camera is in a picture mode, you can take a picture immediately, or after a 2 second timer. If your camera is in video mode, you can start/stop the video, or you can take a picture. If the AF is on, this enables you to refocus the camera while you’re in front of it.

The bigger downside is that the RC-6 operates using infrared, so you must be in line of sight of the camera. You must also be located in front of the camera, since that’s where the sensor is located.

Tamron SP 70-300mm F4-5.6 di VC USD 6 month review

So I’ve had this lens for about 6 months, and a lot of people are asking me how I like it now that I’ve had a lot more experience with it.

I have to say I still love it, and it’s the lens I use as often as I can.

What I love about it:
The Image Quality (IQ) is amazing, especially at f/8-f/11.
The VC is incredible.
The USD autofocus is silent, quick, and efficient.
The build quality is very good.
The price is affordable.

What I dislike about this lens:
VC is great for photography, not so much for video.
You need a LOT of light, so I strongly recommend using a flash with this one.
While light-weight for it’s class, I needed to upgrade to a CarrySpeed strap and a stronger tripod to support it.

Compared to other lenses:
Canon 75-300: I did not like this lens, IQ is terrible, focus is horrible, no IS, loud focus.
Canon 70-300: IQ lightly lower than the Tamron, IS is better than VC for videos, but front element moves when you focus, so not too good when using filters.
Canon 70-300L: Slightly better than the Tamron, but way too expensive.
Sigma 70-300 Macro: Not a real macro lens, no OS, no HSM.
Sigma 70-300 OS: no HSM, IQ not as good as Tamron.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 AF speed and noise test

In this video, I do a demonstration of the AF speed and noise of the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 lens on a T2i camera.

This lens has the old-fashioned AF systems, and is not ultra fast, though not so bad either. It does make a bit of noise, so if you’re trying to be discreet at a wedding, this is probably not the best lens for you.

Canon EF-S 18-55mm AF speed and noise test

In this video, I do a demonstration of the AF speed and noise of the Canon EF-S 18-55mm lens on a T2i camera.

This lens has the old-fashioned AF systems, and is not ultra fast, though not so bad either. It does make a bit of noise, so if you’re trying to be discreet at a wedding, this is probably not the best lens for you.

Canon Powershot S110 Camera introduction

In this video, I introduce the new camera that Canon recently introduced: an upgrade to the Powershot S90/S95/S100 series called the S110.

With a 12 MegaPixel sensor and a Digic 5 image processor, you can get great images and an increased ISO range of 80 to 12800.

It comes with a very fast 24-120mm equivalent f/2.0-5.9 lens, allowing low-light photography at the wide range of this lens.

Full-HD 1080p video is possible at 24 fps, or 720p30 and 480p30.

Built-in Wi-Fi allows you to transfer images to your favourite social networking sites, your personal computer, an iOS or Android device, other PowerShot cameras, and even print them on a compatible Wi-Fi printer.

The 3.0 inch touch screen LCD provides a very welcomed addition to the dual-rings interface.

High Speed AF will provide even better AF ability.

4 stops of Image Stabilization (IS) will help keep your shots steady.

JPEG file format for ease of sharing, and RAW file format for more flexibility in post-production. JPEG+RAW also possible.

GPS lets you geo-tag your files.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II review

In this video, I do a review of the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens. This is the lens I use to film most of my videos with, and I absolutely love it. The 50mm standard focal length gives photos and videos a very natural look, and the image quality is impressive. It’s even more impressive when you take the price into consideration.

At the end of the video, I show some sample pictures in full-screen mode, and in 1:1 mode, so you can see the amazing resolution of this lens.

Canon kit lens EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS review

In this video, I review the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens. This kit lens is perhaps not the sharpest lens in my bag, but it does the job quite well for prints. At 18mm, this offers a very nice wide-angle option even on a crop-sensor camera such as the T2i.