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General Open Letter Technical & Testing

Altson CEF-NZ & Nikon November 2021 Firmware

Nikon released firmware for the Z6, Z7, Z50, and Z5 with updates to the cameras regarding autofocus. In my case I have a Z5 and updated the camera to v1.20. This camera update completely broke compatibility with the adapter’s v1.31 firmware, which is the latest one currently provided on Altson’s English website. Their Chinese website […]

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Gear Talk Technical & Testing Video

Canon 22mm f/2 vs. Viltrox 23mm f/1.4

Continuing my series of comparing native Canon EF-M (EOS M) lenses, this time it’s the Canon 22mm f/2 versus the Viltrox 23mm f/1.4 lens. There is a slight difference in focal length and a large difference in maximum aperture. I compare image quality, video autofocus, and various potential use cases between the two lenses on […]

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Equipment DIY Technical & Testing

The Canon EOS 30D Project

The initial goal here was to find the cheapest camera I could get and see what I could do with it. My focus was to see if this camera could meet the needs of someone on an extreme budget. Kinda like my non-existent YouTube production budget, haha. I think you get the idea here. If […]