Nikon D750 Camera Review

The review on Youtube: Photos from the ISO test. Get the Nikon D750 DSLR Camera here: B&H (International/USA): https://bhpho.to/2GivPPF Amazon (USA): https://amzn.to/2XkApUz 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 you want a traditional DSLR. A lot more … 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

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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