Author Archives: Scott

Photoshoot in the Snow, Rain, and Wind

My friend has hosted a cosplay photoshoot event multiple years at a horse ranch. Usually we have had it in the summer time, but this time we tried it in the fall (October). It worked out nicely, but there were a lot of challenges with the weather! The nice thing about trying it at this time of year is that we had really unique results. I ran into a few … Continue reading

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Sony A7 Hands-On And Opinion

After trading in and consigning my Nikon full-frame cameras and buying EF-M gear, I’ve been considering a Sony A7 as something to use for adapting lenses mostly so that I could get a full 35mm sensor format. Is this camera still worth considering? Surprising it’s still sold new, so I was able to check one out at my local camera shop! Thanks to Camera Craft in Rockford, Illinois for allowing … Continue reading

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Perseverance, Perspective, and Determination

Back in September I was trying to record footage for a video about my first outing with the Canon EOS M100. The place I went was so horrible due to the mosquitoes that I only stayed around 10 minutes. That didn’t leave me with a lot of content, but I’m determined to make it work! With a slight shift of the theme I came up with this for all of … Continue reading

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Photographer Meetups and Tough Memories

I had planned on making a fun completely upbeat video about attending a recent local photographer bonfire event. There were not a ton of people this year, so I thought I’d pull out the photos from previous years to include in the video below. The thing with photography is that it captures moments. As time goes on fun moments can have a different perspective. I decided to talk a little … Continue reading

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Canon EOS R Hands-On And Opinion

I tried out Canon’s first full-frame mirrorless camera. It looks like a mirrorless mixture of the 6D mark II and the 5D mark IV. In the linked Youtube video I go over various aspects of the camera with a heavy slant toward ergonomics. I will say that the grip on this camera is my favorite out of all of the mirrorless cameras I’ve tried thus far. In this video I … Continue reading

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Nikon Z7 Hands-On and Opinion

I tried out Nikon’s first full-frame mirrorless camera, the Z7. With advanced cameras like this it’s always a challenge including even just a decent percentage of relevant features, but I gave it a go! I had the kit lens, 35mm f1.8s, and the FTZ adapter with a Nikon 50mm f1.4g to try the camera with. This is the more advanced and expensive Z camera with 45.7 megapixels. It has a … Continue reading

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Canon EF-M 32mm f1.4 STM Lens | First Look & Hands-On Tests

I completely switched to the Canon EF-M system for now and wanted a “normal” 50mm equivalent lens. Canon just so happened to release this 32mm f1.4 lens! I received it yesterday and have spent the entire time working on this video. I’d say around 10 hours filming and editing. In that video I show you the lens close up and mention some of my initial impressions such as the 32mm … Continue reading

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Whatever, I’m going all in on EF-M camera gear!

In a previous post I talked about the potential future of the Canon EF-M system. Though the issue whether EF-M will exist as an active and viable platform is up in the air due to their release of the RF mirrorless mount, I decided to go all-in on EF-M equipment. It was really the most logical step to take. Let’s talk about why. Recently I consigned my Nikon FF DSLRs … Continue reading

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