Category: Videos

Social Distancing – Karate Kata Practice

The longer this social distancing / quasi quarantine goes on, the harder it’s going to be to stay in a productive training routing, eat right, and stay / get in better shape than I’m in now. My goal with documenting and watching my katas is to motivate myself to improve and see / work on ...

Practicing Karate and Working Out is Never Pretty

I’ve always loved action movies and superheroes. In my mind, if I train hard enough, I should be able to become one. The problem is, I’m getting older, I’m a family man, and I have a career. Besides that, no matter how often or how much I work out, I’m still just me. Yet, working ...

Canon 35mm f/1.8 RF Macro Lens – Initial Tests

Social distancing – what a world! The 35mm focal length is one of my favorites, and I’ve been looking for a chance to go out and shoot with my new lens, but we’re staying close to home and avoiding any and all contact with crowds. While this might not be the absolute best 35mm lens ...

Canon EOS R Test 4K Eye Detection, Firmware 1.6, 28-70mm @ f2, Neutral Pircture Profile, Rode Wireless Go, and Cats

I sold my Sony a7R III and Loxia Lenses for a Canon EOS R and 28-70mm f/2. Here’s my initial thoughts, and some test shots from Catffeinated – a cat cafe. Also, in this video I test the latest firmware in 4K with eye/face detection on.

Make Use of the Gear You Already Own to Enhance Your Lighting / Prevent Reflections in Glasses Too

The last video I shot had a terrible reflection of the light in my glasses. After watching a tutorial on YouTube, I tried to put it into practice for myself using gear I already own from doing photography (softbox and reflector) along with a small Aputure LED. In this short video, you can see my ...

WordPress.com vs WordPress.org vs Ghost vs Static Site Generators – Shot on a Nikon Z6 in N-Log

I’ve used them all – WordPress.com, self hosted WordPress.org, Ghost Pro, Ghost on Digital Ocean, Gatsby, 11ty, Jekyll, Hugo, and Posthaven. After using them all, I’ve gone back to WordPress.com and am using the business account. In this video, I share all of the reasons why and discuss the cost as well. 4/14/2020 Update: Since ...

How to Properly Use N-Log and Why I’m No Longer Using ProRes RAW on my Nikon Z6

I was using the Nikon N-Log LUT incorrectly, and now that I think I know what I’m doing, I’m getting better results. Furthermore, I can use my favorite video editor – DaVinci Resolve. Even though ProRes RAW offers many benefits, it’s biggest downfall is that it requires you to use Final Cut Pro X. In ...

Nikon Z6 – Line Skipping / Pixel Binning? ProRes RAW vs N Log vs Flat. Which one is best?

I’m thoroughly confused which one is the best, but I think it’s between ProRes RAW and N-Log. What do you think? Leave a comment below. I adjusted exposure levels in Final Cut Pro X, but didn’t affect the colors. Also, I used the Nikon LUT for conversion on the N-Log footage. All clips were shot ...

Do Not Buy the Sony a6600 for Vlogging

A terrible choice for serious vloggers – do not buy this camera if you intend to vlog.

Rode Lavalier Go Test – Is It Worth Buying?

I’m not sure I hear much of a difference between the regular Rode VideoMic GO and the Lavalier Go. Was it worth $79 and the trouble to deal with the lav? Leave a comment below.

Panasonic 24-70mm f2.8 Continuous Eye Autofocus 4K 24P Test on the S1R

Just got the new 24-70mm f/2.8, and I couldn’t wait to see how it works for video. Curious? Me too! Let’s find out together – check out the video.

Panasonic S1R + Lumix 50mm f1.4 Continuous Eye Autofocus Test – w/ Bad Hair and Acne

I hadn’t intended on making a video this weekend, but wanted to do a quick test after seeing the impressive autofocus of the S1H on Camera Conspiracies here on YouTube. What impressed me about watching the videos over there is that the Eye AF didn’t seem to pulse in and out like Panasonic’s Micro 4/3 ...

2019-09-29 RNI All Films 5 Pro Presets / Profiles / LUTS Review for Lightroom

Disclosure: I received a promotional copy of this software for review. I have not been monetarily compensated for my opinion. Try RNI All Film 5 for yourself! Here’s a link to the demo version over at their website. Who isn’t on the lookout for a better and easier way to edit your photos with a ...

How to Grade Nikon Z6 N-LOG Footage in DaVinci Resolve 16 Using a SpyderCHECKR 24

The Nikon Z6 has been out for almost a year, and grading the N-Log footage is still a bit of a challenge. Recently, Nikon announced their own LUT, but the results are quite awful. I’ve been determined to find an easier way to grade the footage with great results. In this video, I demonstrate how ...

Sigma 45mm f2.8 for L Mount (on the Panasonic S1R) – Review

If I had to sum up the review of this lens in one word, it would be “meh.” It’s sharp enough at f/4 and higher, but at f/2.8 the lens is soft and disappointing – especially as you get closer to your subject. Build wise, it feels cheap and extremely light. It’s a decent lens, ...