Canon dropped quite a bombshell when it announced the EOS R5, a camera that shows the company is very serious about the mirrorless revolution. Though the company typically works on their own timeline a bit independent of the faster rates of other companies, it seems they are fast-tracking the R5 a bit, with an expected shipping date coming this summer.
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Part of telling a coherent story through video is having a strong command of camera angles and how they can affect the information and emotion you convey to the viewer. This excellent video will show you 12 essential camera angles, what they are used for, and how to properly film them.
Canon's mirrorless lenses have been very well received and lauded for their high optical quality, but they are also quite expensive. Can you get good results by adapting some of their older and much cheaper lenses instead? This great video shows you what you can accomplish with one of their most legendary older lenses.
The Nikon D750 is a highly popular and respected camera, but at almost six years old, it was almost certainly ready for an upgrade. Thus came the D780, which looks to be a solid performer that should be able to tackle a wide variety of shooting scenarios. Is it a worthwhile upgrade if you already own the D750? This great video answers that question for you.
From rodeo, to baseball, to lacrosse, to soccer, sports photography is an incredibly varied genre with something in it for almost everybody. If you are looking to improve your sports images, you should definitely watch this video in which a seasoned sports photographer critiques a vast range of images and offers a ton of helpful tips and advice.
The Hubble Space Telescope has been one of the most important scientific instruments to have ever been deployed, and it has provided countless advancements to the fields of astronomy and cosmology. This fascinating video takes a look at one of the earliest and most important images the telescope took and how it continues to impact science even 25 years later.
Thwaites Glacier is one of the most crucial pieces in the future of Earth's climate, and as such, understanding its behavior is a high priority for scientists. A team of 100 scientists from the U.K. and the U.S. recently visited the glacier and recorded the first ever video from underneath the ice.
The Canon 1D X Mark III is quite the quantum leap forward from the already capable Mark II, with one of the most noteworthy features being the inclusion of 5.5K raw video at 60 fps using the full width of the sensor. If you are interested in the 1D X Mark III for your own video work, this excellent review will show you what you can expect from the 1080p, 4K, and 5.5K raw video capabilities in the camera.
A lot of photographers love to have a walkaround lens they can keep on their camera for a variety of situations they encounter — typically a zoom with a decent range and an aperture of f/2.8 or f/4. If you are looking for such a lens for your Fuji camera, this great video review takes a look at the XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR lens.
400mm f/2.8 lenses are generally the domain of sports and wildlife photographers, who need lots of reach and to be able to capture as much light as possible and are often willing to pay five-digit prices for the ability to do so. However, with such high-quality optics and thin depth of field, there is another genre in which it is fun to play with such a lens: portraits.
Sigma's Art series of lenses is generally lauded for its excellent optical quality at prices that are often substantially below equivalent lenses from first party manufactueres. Today only, you can get the versatile 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art lens for an even better price than normal with a savings of $450 (almost 30 percent).
Waterfalls are one of the most popular subjects for landscape photographers, as they offer the chance to create dramatic images that capture the viewer's imagination. If you are interested in improving your waterfall photos, this great video will give you 10 helpful tips to get you on your way.
Editing is your chance to add your personal touch to an image, and perhaps nowhere is that more possible than the manipulation of color. This excellent video features two professional photographers discussing one's creative use of color to give his photos a strong identity and how you can apply the principles to your own photos.
Tamron has been on a roll as of late, and perhaps one of the most interesting new lenses is the 20mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M 1:2, which comes in a lightweight and inexpensive package and offers macro capabilities in addition to normal wide angle usage. Is it the next lens for your bag? This great video review will answer that question for you.
Bokeh fanatics love their wide-aperture lenses that can turn backgrounds into nothing more than gooey swaths of colors, but they know those capabilities are generally not cheap. So, is there something to be said for a sub-$200 lens with an ultra-wide aperture of f/1.2? This great video takes a look at just such a lens.