Tag Archives: tricks

Mission impossible: Canon 5DMrkII to the rescue!

You mission, if you accept it, is to make a video clip of an artist friend that could be sent to a major television channel so they could do a segment about his album release. Oh by the way, it must be done (as in put on DVD) tonight! That was the challenge my friend Jon Davis proposed me last ... Read More »

Best Sigma and Tamron lenses for Canon 5D

12-24mm F4.5-5.6 DG HSM II

So you got your Canon 5D MarkII or other Canon FF camera and now you want to save some money on lenses. Great, make sure you read this post about the cost/benefits of doing so first. Here is a short list of the best value lenses. Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 If you want to go wide without using a fisheye, this ... Read More »

Flickering issue with the Canon 100mm2.8 Macro

The problem I was doing some test recording with my macro, for a small test project I had in mind, when I noticed the image flickering when I was focusing in and out. At first I thought it was just my eye but the issue was still there when I looked at the video playback.       Not everyone ... Read More »

Manual focus confirmation

This is something written in the manual, but I have noticed that few people know about it, and even less read the manual. So I thought it would be a good idea to write about it.  When you are in manual focus mode, if you half-press the shutter button, the camera will beep and highlight the squares that are in ... Read More »

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