Open letter to Canon about the EOS M50

Dear Canon and related individuals, I have two firmware requests for the Canon EOS M50 (“Canon EOS Kiss M” in other areas of the world). I own two of these cameras and have been using them to make Youtube videos mostly. I’ve run into two usability issues. Both issues could be solved in firmware. I’m primarily a computer software developer and it is my opinion that both of these requests … Continue reading

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Nikon D750 Camera Review

The review on Youtube: Photos from the ISO test. Affiliate links (Buying something within a day or two could potentially help me out at no additional cost to you): https://amzn.to/2AO0a9v Important aspects of the D750: This camera is a step up from the D600 and D610. I had bought D600 new but I bought the D750 used. The D750 is still a great value at the new camera price if … Continue reading

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Canon EOS Rebel SL2 Review

The primary review is on Youtube here: The SL2 signified a large change in my Youtube channel. Features like dual pixel auto-focus, the fully articulating, and the solid phone application have made a huge difference to my effectiveness and efficiency when producing these videos. This camera is low cost and simply works for my intended uses with very few quirks. I used to struggle a lot with things like pre-focusing … Continue reading

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Canon EF-S 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM Review

Here is my Youtube video review: It’s an ultra-wide lens for APS-C sensor cameras. Under $300 new and even less used. There is a 10-22mm f3.5-4.5 that is also exclusively for APS-C cameras, but it’s around twice the price. The 35mm film equivalent focal length of this lens is 16-29mm. Equipment in this video and accessory suggestions for this lens (affiliated): https://kit.com/photographybanzai/canon-ef-s-10-18mm-f4-5-5-6-is-stm-review-gear My photos you can look at on Flickr … Continue reading

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2018 Anime Central Open Shoot

This is a free event photographers from the Midwest have been hosting at Anime Central since 2015. Vontography is the person that has been handling all of the details and administration of the event. A special thanks to him for all of his work managing this event. We just had the 2018 event and it went well! Here is a link to my behind-the-scenes photos of the event. Here is … 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

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: https://amzn.to/2I9cUqc 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 … 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. 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: https://amzn.to/2Ifnfo5 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 … Continue reading

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