50% Discount on Canon 7D!!

This deal is too good not to share!  B&H are offering up to a staggering $850 discount on the Canon 7D package, in three varieties.  I know the 7D is an older camera not, but it was still a workhorse for many people for a long time. It would be a great budget camera for someone who is looking to get into sports or wildlife photography. Check the deal out while stocks last! 7D Body Only 7D with 28-135 7D with 18-135  

Canon 7D MkII Vs 70D

The Canon EOS 7D MkII was launched in September 2014, a full 5 years after the original version.  With little competition in the “semi-pro” APS-C camera market, Canon decided to release a major firmware update for the 7D in August 2012 that effectively extended the camera’s life to the MkII announcement in 2014 by adding key features and increasing the buffer capabilities.  On the other hand, the XXD line of cameras has stuck to the regular release cycle and we’ve seen the 60D and the 70D launch within the 7D’s lifetime. In this article I want to delve into the

Canon 7D Firmware Version 2 Is Here – BIG Updates

You can finally download the previously announced V2 firmware for the Canon 7D HERE from Canon. The press release below walks you through all the changes and if you are a 7D shooter then you are going to be feeling pretty good about now.  There are a lot of improvements and to me it doesn’t seem like this would be something that Canon would be doing if there was a 7D MKIII just around the corner. Canon EOS 7D firmware v2 – new features: Improved maximum burst for RAW images (up to 25) In-camera RAW image editing In-camera Image Rating

Canon 60D Vs 7D

Browsing some websites and forums this morning I noticed a lot of discussion about the new Canon 60D and how it compares with the 7D.  I can understand this, at first glance it might seem like the 60D has made the 7D somewhat obsolete but that really is not the case.  A closer look at the specs reveals a camera that more carefully fits into the “advanced amateur” category than previous XXD line cameras because of course the 7D did not exist when the 50D was released.  The camera that is best for you will depend partly on your budget

Z-Finder Jr Review and comparison to Z-Finder Pro

100601_1908_dancarrIf you have taken more than a passing interest into the video capabilities of your DSLR camera then you will probably have thought about getting some sort of viewfinder for the LCD screen. With the DSLR cameras lacking the ergonomics of traditional video camera design, such viewfinders are probably the most useful accessory to aid video shooting. Not only do they permit easier manual focusing with a clear view of the screen, but they also add stability to hand held shooting with an extra point of contact to your body.

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Separate audio syncing just got easier with new DualEyes

If you shoot video with a Canon DSLR you already know the audio sucks. Or even if you don’t, maybe you have read my guide to audio and microphones for these cameras ! Recording your audio separately is without a doubt the way to get the highest quality audio track but it adds a couple of daunting extra steps to your production. Firstly the simple process of making sure you record the audio and not just the video while you are shooting, 2 record buttons to press! And secondly syncing that audio to your video track in post-production. I guess

External monitor use with the Canon 5dMKII, 7d and 1dmkIV

This post is sort of a prelude to a review that i’ll be writing in the next couple of weeks. Recently the folks at IKAN sent me one of there v5600 to test out while I have been shooting some video with my 7d and 5d. When I started to take down some notes I realized that there are a few things to be said about using external monitors with these cameras and some of them are characteristics of the cameras and therefore independent of the type of monitor you are using. I found myself trying to figure out what