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MAARTECH | Tuesday October 17, 2017

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New Media, Tech and Maarten

Fuji X-100F hands on preview

January 19, 2017 |

There are not many perks to being a camera reviewer, but one is (sometimes) getting a sneak peek at a new camera before it’s officially announced. In December, Fuji lent me a sample of … Read More

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 | | 3 Comments

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 | | 2 Comments

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

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