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Showing posts from September, 2016

I Am Making A Life Changing Decision - No More 3rd Party Lenses For Me

In this video blog I talk about some of the frustrations of using 3rd party lenses and how sometimes some optical gains are met with consequences.

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Whats With The Videos Joe - Quick Vlog

I thought I would make a quick vlog for my viewers to give everyone a heads up on what I have been up to for the past few weeks and why my video schedule has been a little crazy..

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KeyMission Cameras - Nikon Introduces Their Own Action Cameras - My Thoughts

Nikon has decided to get into the action cam market and they have done so with the all new KeyMission series of action cameras. They have three models to choose from, two of which are 4k and one that is designed for backpackers and hikers. So lets take a look at these and I will give you my thoughts them.

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Sigma 85mm f/1.4 & 12-24mm f/4 Art Lenses Announced - My Thoughts

Well Sigma has finally announced the long a waited 85mm f/1.4 Art Lens that many have been waiting for. In addition they have also release a ultra wide angle 12-24mm f/4 Art lens at the same time. Sigma states these lenses are designed and tested for high MP cameras. So what are my thoughts on these lenses?

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Canon EOS M5 Mirrorless Camera Announced & Quick Sony a6300 Comparison | Vlog

So Canon has announced the latest in their line up of mirrorless camera's. The all new EOS M5 sports a 24MP sensor, dual pixel AF and now 'IBIS' in body image stabilization. So in this vlog we cover the important specifications and at the end of the video I cover the main key selling points between this camera and the Sony a6300.

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Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II nano USM Lens Announced - My Thoughts | Vlog

Canon has announced the long a waited replacement for the old 70-300mm USM lens that has been on the market for a decade. The new lens sports a fresh new redesign, new optical configuration, Canon's latest nano USM focusing system, a digital display and 4 stops of image stabilization.

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Samyang Announces Premium 14mm f/2.4 & 85mm f/1.2 Lenses - My Thoughts | Vlog

Samyang has announced new premium quality manual lenses in both 14mm and in the 85mm focal range. These new lenses sport a new more elegant design and Samyang has stated these premium lenses are engineered for the high optical demands of 50MP sensor cameras.

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Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM & EF-M 18-150mm IS STM Lens Images Leaked | Vlog

We have some leaked images of two new lenses from Canon. The long LONG awaited 70-300mm replacement. The new mark II features a new sleek look and a very interesting mode button and led display. Also Canon finally has a super-zoom lens for EOS M users that should make many travelers very happy.

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Corporate Business Portrait Retouching | Lightroom 6 & CC Tutorial

Looking to learn the best techniques on retouching corporate business photos? In this tutorial I show you my techniques for just the right mount of skin retouching and how to properly balance light in your image to get the best results. Plus I also explain the brush presets I use in this tutorial.

   Do you want to get started in photography? Check out the links below to everything you need to get started. While your at it, don't forget to pick up Adobe Lightroom. Purchasing through my provided Amazon affiliate links is a great way to help support my channel.

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Canon M5 Mirrorless Camera Information Leaked (9/10/2016) - My First Impressions | Vlog

Well we have some information on the soon to be released Canon EOS M5, this is Canon 4th attempt at the mirrorless market. The new camera sports a EVF and 5 point image stabilization built into the camera body its self. So lets take a look at these leaked images and specifications.

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YouTubeing As A Business & Censorship - My Thoughts | Vlog

In this video blog I wanted to talk about people making YouTube videos as a way to earn income and why I think this is a very bad idea. Also I touch on the part of the whole YouTube censorship concerns that many YouTube creators have been stressing out about.

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Sigma Announces A Line Of New Professional Cine Lenses | Vlog

I thought I would share some Sigma lens news with everyone. Sigma has announced a whole new line of cinema lenses for professional video from many of their already popular photo lenses. So in this quick vlog I give you my quick thoughts and cover when these lenses will be released.

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How To Photograph Corporate & Business Portraits In A Small Studio | Photography Tips

Are you looking to learn how to take business portraits in a small studio or small space on location. In this tutorial I show you how to setup your lighting as well as demonstrate how each light adds to the over all look of the finished photo.

   If you are interested in any of these items, please help support my channel by purchasing these products through my affiliate links:

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Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 vs. Canon 11-24mm f/4L Lens - Clarification On Their Comparison | Vlog

I made a review of the Rokinon/Samyang 14mm f/2.8 UMC Lens a while back and at the end of the review I compared it to the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens. There seems to be some confusion that I may have inadvertently made many think that I was claiming the Rokinon lens was better then the Canon lens. So in this video I will speak more slowly and clarify my statement from that product review video.

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Rokinon FE14M-C 14mm F2.8 Ultra Wide Lens *(Canon):

*Other mounts also available, choose the correct for your camera.*

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Canon EF 24-105 f/4L II IS USM Lens - Original & Mark II Comparison | Vlog

So Canon has announced an update to its EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens. The mark II lens sports an external design change, but what has changed under the hood? In the video I cover many of the changes on the inside and compare it to the older original version.

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Fotodiox Pro 60 Inch Octagon Softbox - With Photo Samples | Gear Review

In this product review we take a look at the Fotodiox Pro 60 Inch (150cm) Octagon Softbox. This massive lighting modifier offers outstanding performance for the price. In this video I go over many of the features including build quality and also show sample photos taken using this softbox.

If you are interested in any of these items, please help support my channel by purchasing these products through my affiliate links:

Fotodiox Pro 60 Inch Octagon Softbox*:
Fotodiox 60 Inch Octagon Softbox Grid:

*Make sure you choose the correct lighting modifier speed ring for your lighting equipment*

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New DigiBee Flash Units From Paul C. Buff - AlienBees Got A Major Update! | Vlog

In this vlog I thought I would talk about the all new DigiBee studio strobes from Paul C. Buff. These are the long a waited update to the very popular AlienBees series of strobes. So in this video I go over the updates and do a quick comparison between the original AlienBees, Einstein & the all new DigiBees strobes.

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