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What does Post Man Fro have for us this time around? Well it’s a generic package from Atomos, it’s the Ninja 2.
The reason I contacted Ninja to try out this unit was so we could do continuous recording of our main angle during RAWtalk. In this case we would be using the Nikon D800 with a 14-24 2.8 to.
The Ninja allows you to record video right off the sensor bypassing any cards in the camera via the HDMI cable. This means instead of only getting twenty minutes of record time we can record as long as the hard drive or SSD inside the Ninja has space.
The Ninja also acts as an external monitor with a touch screen. I will not sit here and tell you this is the easiest thing in the world to learn but once you do you will love having this unit.
This unit is for anyone who needs to do continuous recording from any DSLR as well as certain camcorders. For the price it offers you some amazing features.
To see the Ninja in action please check out RAWtalk Episode #063
Yes I said it, For the LOVE OF GOD get out of Auto. But I said please at the end so that should count for something.
A friend of mine sent me a photo she wanted me to “do my magic on”. As soon as I brought in into lightroom and saw the settings I new she shot in auto and could have done better. Now when I say could have done better I mean settings wise not capturing the moment wise.
I think she did a fantastic job capturing the moment but I knew she shot in auto.
I am sure you may be wondering how did I know she was in auto? First things first it said F8 and generally that is what cameras like to shoot in when in auto. You will see what the other things are in the video.
The point of this video was to show Debbie and everyone else how simple they can get out of auto. They do not need to be afraid of getting out of auto which I know Debbie was.
You guys can do this, just relax, think, change one setting at a time and you can make it happen. Auto is a great place to start but at some point you will want to take full control of your camera.
Introducing the Wheel of FRO!!!! I thought it would be fun to pick ip a prize wheel and spin it from time to time while giving away some cool prizes.
The plan is to spin it once a week on RAWtalk and give you guys different ways to enter each week. One way to enter is to tweet @FroKnowsPhoto with #WheelOfFRO.
The first contestant to be selected was Troy Heckler and he had a chance to win some cool prizes. On the Wheel this week we had prizes from Rode Microphone, Squarespace, ThinkTank Photo, AdoramaPIX and me FroKnowsPhoto.
Let’s see where the wheel stops this week!!!!
When the Canon 70D was announced it packed some new and unique features as well as some old staples. The design lends a lot from it’s predecessor the Canon 60D. But it added a new sensor as well as a new type of auto focus called dual pixel af.
As you know with my reviews I try not to worry about specs as much as how a camera actually handles. In the case of the 70D I was looking for how the camera handled with stills in the low light situation of a concert as well as how the new dual pixel af worked for video.
Let’s first take a look at the camera itself. It feels great in the hands and the buttons seem to be in the right places. Canon offers a ton of direct function buttons on the top of the camera that allow you to access things like the ISO, Focus Modes and Metering.
The camera has a large touch display that does allow for multi touch. I personally enjoy using the touch screen for working my way around the functions of the camera. When it comes to the menu system I prefer using the dedicated dials as that tends to go much quicker. I hope to see a touch screen like this come in to play with some of the more expensive cameras in the future.
Every year for Black FROday to Cyber Monday (december 2nd) I like to put up a few sales. This year I have selected a few items that I think you will like.
First the FroKnowsPhoto Beginner Guide to Getting Out of Auto (digital download) which normally sells for $67 will be $10 off until Decememeber 2nd. Click HERE and when you add it to your cart you will see the discounted price of $57. Also as a little hint after check out you will be offered the Flash Guide at a very large discounted price.