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  • 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 […]
  • KEH Used Camera Holiday 2021 Gift Guide!
    I was compensated for this post*. This post also contains affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on […]
  • 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 […]
  • DPReview questioned Canon about EF-M
    DPReview talked with Go Tokura (Chief Executive of Canon). The vast majority of the interview was about RF, but I do think there were a […]
  • EF-M Sigma 56mm vs. Viltrox 56mm
    I was curious how the two native Canon EF-M 56mm f/1.4 lenses compared. Is one better in image quality or features than the other? At […]
  • Direction for Canon EF-M after 2021?
    Today I’m talking about a possible direction for the Canon EF-M system. While I had the original EOS M camera, I eventually sold that and […]
  • That was awkward…
    Note to self, don’t agree to be an “extra” for a person’s video job that you barely know. The training video extra might turn out […]
  • I bought a Nikon Z5
    Since starting my photography Youtube channel in January 2011, I have used various brands of equipment. The main camera kits were Pentax, Nikon F, and […]
  • 10 Years on YouTube!
    It’s officially the Photography Banzai YouTube channel’s birthday. 10 years old… The first time I remember using YouTube was back in Nagasaki Japan in 2006. […]
  • EF-M 23mm & 33mm f/1.4 Viltrox Autofocus Lenses
    Viltrox sent me the EF-M 23mm f/1.4 and 33mm f/1.4 (aka. the Canon EOS M system) lenses to make a video on. I will be […]
  • Q&A: More about my photographer journey…
    A friend is writing up an English composition paper about photographers. She wanted people to answer a list of questions related to that. I decided […]
  • Weeylite ninja 400 Studio Light
    Weeylite, a division of Viltrox, sent me this bi-color constant LED light to check out and make a video on. I’ll be talking about it […]
  • Endurax V6 Camera Backpack
    In the attached video, I visit my city’s downtown area to try out this camera backpack from Endurax called the ED-V6. I take a detailed […]
  • Canon EF-M Lens Firmware
    I have a pair of 15-45mm kit lenses. One came from a used Canon EOS M5 that I bought on eBay. The other came with […]
  • Sony A7s III is True Kaizen
    Kaizen (改善) means improvement, or rather continuously improving something incrementally. The third camera in the A7s series was just announced after nearly 5 years since […]
  • The Nikon Z5 Should Have Been First…
    Nikon announced the Z5, or as they call it the “Z 5”. At face value it’s a lower-end version of the Z6, but I don’t […]
  • Canon M5 & M50 Successor Speculation
    Expecting anything from the Canon EF-M system is an exercise in futility, but my job is talking cameras and it’s fun to speculate on if […]
  • 11 Tips To Being An Efficient Creative
    While waiting for my car to be worked on, I recorded a video talking about trying to stay productive doing creative work. I go over […]
  • The Andycine R1 RGB Light
    I had a generally positive experience with the Boling P1 light Andycine sent me previously, so when they contacted me about trying their completely in-house […]
  • The Canon R6 Could Be Big…
    On 7/9/2020 the Canon EOS R5 and R6 were announced. While the R5 looks really impressive, it’s the R6 that I want to talk about […]