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Oh Boy, the Canon 7D Mark II handles Hi-ISO Like a CHAMP!!! Test Photos and Video

Jared Polin November 4, 2014 Comments Off

This is a PRE Review of the Canon 7d mark II. The “Real World” review is on it’s way and will be to you very very soon.

I just took the camera out for its first spin at a Pete Yorn concert. This was a good show for me to test ISO for stills and video since he wouldn’t be moving to much around the show. If you haven’t given Pete a listen in a while or ever I suggest you dial up the good old spotify or check him out in concert.

The samples images that I am sharing first show ISO 12,800 and 16,000. The 12,800 looks to be pretty solid for a cropped sensor camera. The 16,000 on the other hand is a little mushy but again it’s 16,000 on a cropped sensor it’s totally acceptable.

Shooting the video at 16,000 also left me pretty pleased with the results. It’s not every day you shoot video at such a high iso and come out with very usable footage.

Like I said, this is a pre review and just some quick first thoughts that I wanted to share.

ISO 12,800 Test – Click the image for the FULL RES jpeg straight out of the camera.
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ISO 16,000 Test – Click the image for the FULL RES jpeg straight out of the camera.
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RANT ALERT – RAWtalk Episode #108

Jared Polin November 3, 2014 Comments Off

Screen Shot 2014 11 03 at 3.26.12 PM RANT ALERT   RAWtalk Episode #108

It’s Finally Here and 50% OFF for a limited time – the FroKnowsPhoto Guide To DSLR Video

Jared Polin November 1, 2014 Comments Off

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Who is the ForKnowsPhoto Guide To DSLR Video for? Discussion #4

Jared Polin October 31, 2014 Comments Off

Click Here for an exclusive “subscriber only” preview of actual clips form the FroKnowsPhoto Guide To DSLR Video. The Guide launches November 1st. 2014.

Who is the FroKnowsPhoto Guide To DSLR Video for? To be honest it’s for everyone from an amateur to hobbyists to professional photographers.

You might think that video might not be hard or that it’s probably the same as shooting photos. The truth is, it’s not, it’s not like shooting still photos. You need to know what is different for video than when shooting photos and how to put it into play.

This is the guide I wish I had four years ago when I started to venture into video. I had no idea what I was doing and because of that I made a lot of mistakes. From terrible poppy audio to setting my shutter speed the wrong way.

What I can tell you is if you have skills as a photographer your learning curve is going to be very quick to understand the ins and outs of capturing video with your DSLR.

To check out three other preview discussions please click here.

Canon 7d Mark II Unbox and Sniff Test

Jared Polin October 29, 2014 Comments Off

This video is strictly an unboxing and sniff test. The REAL WORLD REVIEW will be filmed over the next few weeks.

The Canon 7d Mark II has been one of the most anticipated cameras Canon has ever put out. Everyone loved the 7D but that was many many years ago.

Well Canon finally struck back with the Mark II that boasts and entirely new EVERYTHING.

I went over to Allen’s Canera to purchase this camera. It is my first Canon and I am excited to run it through it’s paces. My goal with this camera is to create another one of my Real World Reviews.

Like I have said time and time again, it is one thing to talk about specs or shoot in a studio but it’s another to use it in a real world situation.

I really want to see how this camera handles in low light situations. I think the focus system is going to be amazing and blazing and the speed is just mind blowing. Are there shortcomings, is there something missing? We shall find out.

If you are looking for one of these cameras please call Allen’s Camera at 215.547.2841 and tell them the Fro sent you.