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MAARTECH | Thursday May 13, 2021

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Real world Sony A7S interview shoot

October 22, 2015 |

I had the opportunity to shoot interviews for Tribute Media at TIFF 2015, using two Sony A7 class cameras. The studio was created in a suite at the Intercontinental on Front Street in Toronto, where several other entertainment media shows … Read More

Panasonic G7 hands on review and field test in 4K

October 17, 2015 | | 2 Comments

My own interest in the Panasonic G7 was high, but after posting the video of the media briefing, I could see that others were interested in this camera also. It took a little while before the review unit arrived mid-August, … Read More

Sony A7II (ILCE 7M2) detailed and extensive field test and hands on review

June 10, 2015 | | 3 Comments

The Sony A7II arrived with all of the lenses and accessories I’d asked for. Although this started as a single video, as I worked through the edit, it seemed best to divide it into three parts. As a result, there … Read More

Canon G7X comprehensive hands on review

April 13, 2015 |

Cameras with one-inch sensors seem to provide a good compromise between sensor/camera size and quality. I was interested to see how Canon’s implementation performed.


I do my best to be objective. The camera was on loan from Canon. I’m … Read More

Sony AX100 4K video camera hands on review

June 30, 2014 |

Earlier this year I reviewed Sony’s first 4K consumer video camera. Even before I’d finished the review, Sony announced the AX100 – with a larger sensor, and a lower price.

The review was shot in Toronto in June, 2013 … Read More

Canon’s SL1 (small light one) DSLR as a travel camera

December 13, 2013 | | One Comment

I’d written a travel photography story for The Star which ran on a page with an ad for the Canon SL1, promoting it as a travel camera. I had a trip to Cancun in the works (also for The Star) and thought I … Read More

Panasonic Lumix DMC GX7 hands on review

October 27, 2013 |

I purchased a GF1 several years ago, I was on my way to dinner at a fancy restaurant and wanted to be able to take food photos. I decided that my DSLR was too big and bulky and I remembered … Read More

Sony alpha ILCE 3000 hands on review

October 16, 2013 |

New camera models are coming fast and furious from Sony. The ILCE 3000 joins the alpha series as the entry level model.

I am not affiliated with Sony, but I was given the opportunity to loan the camera for … Read More

Sony NEX-VG30 hands on review

June 8, 2013 | | One Comment

After reviewing the Sony NEX-VG20 in 2011, I purchased one. I also purchased an NEX-5n still camera, several lenses and accessories. I’ve been using that kit happily and productively ever since for both stills and video.

I was eager to … Read More