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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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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 D500 Hands-On and Opinion

If you are interested in this camera, please consider buying through my Amazon.com affiliated links. They help me out at no cost to you: Features of note: The first thing I noticed was how robust it feels compared to my D750. It’s certainly another level above. The layout is in the style of Nikon’s most advanced line of cameras. Memory cards are XQD and SD, I understand the XQD support, … Continue reading

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Sony DSC-HX80 Hands-On and Opinion

Get the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 Digital Camera here: B&H (International/USA): https://bhpho.to/2GjMaUf Amazon (USA): https://amzn.to/2L5iMpb Features of note: This is a compact 1/2.3 inch sensor camera with a 24-720mm equivalent lens with an 18.2mp lens. It’s solid in the hands, very compact for what it includes. A flip-up screen for selfie photos and videos. The battery is a NP-BX1 X-Type rated at 1240 mAh. Not too bad for a small camera … Continue reading

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Nikon Red D3400 Hands-On and Opinion

Nikon D3400 (Red): An entry level APS-C camera for everyday photography at an entry level price. Get the more recent Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera here: B&H (International/USA): https://bhpho.to/2GidQJg Amazon (USA): https://amzn.to/2I26pci Features of note: A lower cost traditional DSLR with an APS-C sensor. The red color is pretty neat. It has a nice reflective sheen. It should be consistent and reliable. This line of camera has been offered a long … Continue reading

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Sony A9 Hands-On and Opinion

Sony A9: The professional level full-frame mirrorless camera. Get the Sony Alpha a9 Mirrorless Digital Camera here: B&H (International/USA): https://bhpho.to/2GmFLrD Amazon (USA): https://amzn.to/2NfAOTp Features of note: 24mp full-frame sensor (35.6×23.8mm) Fast sensor readout with a silent electronic shutter (lower chance of a rolling shutter effect compared to other cameras of this time period). Compact yet competes with anything else currently out there. 4k video at 30fps and 1080p at 120fps. … Continue reading

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