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MAARTECH | Tuesday August 22, 2017

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Detailed comparison: Sony A6500 vs A6300

January 14, 2017 | | 4 Comments

It’s sometimes easy and sometimes difficult to get hold of a new camera. Although Sony Canada had promised one, B&H photo – thanks to my affiliate relationship – was able to send one up for review.

I want to … Read More

Canon 80D review

January 4, 2017 |

I’ve been waiting patiently for the Canon 80D review unit, and it arrived in late December.

The photos, and their EXIF data are available on flickr.

You can check the current U$ price at B&H and Amazon

Behind the … Read More

Off camera flash with Sony HVL-F60

November 23, 2016 | | 2 Comments

For my second flash lesson, I asked Sony’s Rob Skeoch to help me learn how to use a flash off-camera.

Behind the scenes I’m lucky, that thanks to my subscribers, I’m eligible to use YouTube’s Toronto Space, which has … Read More

Sony RX100V review

November 22, 2016 |

I was just driving away from a meeting at Sony to discuss a video about using flash when they called to ask if I wanted to borrow the new RX100V for review. I U-turned and picked it up – the … Read More

Basics of Flash Photography with Fuji EF-X500

October 31, 2016 |

I’m sometimes asked about a camera’s flash settings, and I have to admit that I know next to nothing about flash. I invited Billy Luong from the Fujiguys channel to Toronto’s YouTube Space to help me learn.

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Best video settings for Sony A6300

October 27, 2016 |

Several viewers have asked about video settings for the Sony A6300. With so many menu options, it can be confusing, particularly for first-time videographers.

There are two videos in the series. The first covers the basics, and is designed for … Read More

Head to Head: Mirrorless or DSLR?

October 18, 2016 | | 2 Comments

Dear Diary: Paul Marshman (The Travelling Boomer) and I were chatting over coffee about some recent camera reviews, and we both made the same observation. Although it seems counter-intuitive, DSLRs (and by that we mean digital cameras with mirrors) tend … Read More

Sony PS HX500 Hi-Res Turntable

October 3, 2016 |

After their CES announcement, Sony had asked if I wanted to review their new Hi-Res turntable. I said, “Yes”, but it wasn’t until August that a review unit was available.

For current U$ pricing at B&H:

One of the … Read More

DJI Phantom 4 hands on review – Newfoundland in 4K

September 27, 2016 |

A flurry of drone announcements threatens to diminish interest in the DJI Phantom 4. It remains to be seen whether they can compete on quality and stability – but they certainly set a new price point. One of the advantages … Read More

Nikon D500 hands on review in 4K (in Paris)

September 21, 2016 |

It’s always pleasant to be able to coordinate a vacation with a camera loan – and taking the Nikon D500 to Paris enabled me to give it a good workout. This review is in 4K

We rented … Read More

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