Canon C100 vs 1D X Mark II for video use

Let’s compare Canon C100 vs 1D X Mark II for video use. This is not going to be a comparison with 400% zoomed video of tree branches, or lifting dark shadows near a bright window. I will say straight away that Canon C100 will give better-looking video compared to 1D X Mark II. But that… Continue reading Canon C100 vs 1D X Mark II for video use

Canon 800D vs 1D X Mark II autofocus in Live view. 800D is better

Canon 1D X Mark II is best Canon DSLR at this point. This camera is about 7x more expensive than Canon 800D (T7i). You would say that is enough to be better than the 800D in every single way. Well, not really. Canon 800D vs 1D X Mark II actually has better live view autofocus… Continue reading Canon 800D vs 1D X Mark II autofocus in Live view. 800D is better

Canon 800D performance. Impact of memory cards.

Canon 800D (T7i) can be considered as decent backup sports and action camera. Couple years ago nobody will say this for Canon entry-level DSLR, but now things are different. Canon 800D performance is the result of strong competition. Canon 800D isn’t much worse than more expensive Canon 77D or even Canon 80D. 80D offers nicer… Continue reading Canon 800D performance. Impact of memory cards.

Vacation in the Netherlands. Photography without pressure.

Amsterdam, Canon 800D, 10-18mm STM, 10mm f5 ISO800 1/20

In the October 2017, I visited the Netherlands with my wife. It was a short vacation and I planned to visit a couple of places. This wasn’t photography journey of any kind. But I was able to do some photography without pressure. It happens to have two nice bodies waiting for me in The Netherlands,… Continue reading Vacation in the Netherlands. Photography without pressure.

Sigma 24mm f1.4 ART vs Canon 24mm f1.4 II

24mm f1.4 lens is a very attractive combination of focal length and aperture. It can be very useful on a crop sensor and it makes magic on full frame. This is not going to be a classic sharpness comparison of two lenses at 200% zoom. Rather I’ll share with you my real life experience with… Continue reading Sigma 24mm f1.4 ART vs Canon 24mm f1.4 II

Canon C100: the Good, the Great and the Annoying

Canon C100 is a great camera. Even by today’s standards. Let’s be honest, few people care about 4K even today. If you review camera on YouTube you have to say that 4K is important. Just because you heard that from other YouTubers. But in the real life, few people are going to ask you about… Continue reading Canon C100: the Good, the Great and the Annoying

I had to modify my Crane 2 gimbal to use with 1D X Mark II

New Zhiyun Crane 2 (do not confuse with old v2 – an improved version of the first generation) can handle 3.2kg of a load. Canon 1D X Mark II with battery and card weights 1.53kg. That means we have a whopping 1.67kg spare for the lens and microphone. Which means almost any EF lens. Right?… Continue reading I had to modify my Crane 2 gimbal to use with 1D X Mark II

I had failed two times to switch to Sony

Since the large sensor video introduced for regular humans, I am using Canon DSLR and Cinema line to shoot video. Sony mirrorless cameras in recent years offered amazing specs. That specs are very tempting on paper, which makes you want to buy Sony. But everyday use can be different. I had failed two times to… Continue reading I had failed two times to switch to Sony

Canon 85mm f1.8 is a beautiful lens

Canon 85mm f1.8 is the lens that I never heard a bad word about it. It offers more than it costs, but it is not just about good value. It is simplicity what makes this lens great. We have more demands for lenses today, but Canon 85mm f1.8 stays the best choice for many photographers. Canon… Continue reading Canon 85mm f1.8 is a beautiful lens