Tag Archive for Canon

Panasonic GH5 – First Footage & Initial Thoughts

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First things first … Here’s some ungraded footage I shot today with my new Panasonic GH5. All this was shot in 4K 8-bit mode, using the Lumix 12-35 f/2/8. It was downscaled to 1080p, and Vimeo adds the usual compression…

Food Photography Tips

Food is one of my favorite subjects to photograph. Not only is it an enjoyable challenge, but I usually get to eat it after I’m finished! I’ve done a fair bit of food photography, and refined my system down to…

Using Available Light for Documentary Filming

I’ve done a number of videos for Wild Dunes Resort, and most of them have showcased all the great things to do on the beach where the resort is located. For this project, however, the assignment was quite different: follow…

Canon 85mm Lens Faceoff

Canon manufactures two different 85mm EOS lenses. The Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM sells for about $2,000. The Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM is still wicked fast, and sells for about $400. Can one prime lens REALLY be five…

Testing the Canon 5D2: RAW vs. H264

I can’t sit on the sidelines when something like RAW video functionality on a DSLR comes out. There are a lot of nice test videos out now, but I needed to shoot my own. So, here it is! My first…

Canon 5D Hacked for RAW Video

Just when you thought that Blackmagic had made it safe to write off DSLR video as a transitional form in the evolution of filmmaking, the wizards toiling in obscurity on the “Magic Lantern” Canon firmware hack have revealed footage shot…