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Ryan Mense
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Reviewed: Atomos Ninja V on Sony a7S III

Recently, I had the chance to shoot video with the Atomos Ninja V recording monitor and in this review I go over the experience after having it paired up with the video powerhouse that is the Sony a7S III.

Canon EOS R5 Review for Wildlife Photography

A 45-megapixel sensor, 8K video recording, 8-stop in-body image stabilization, Dual Pixel AF, and 12 frames per second shooting; What do these things have in common? They are all present on the seemingly wildlife-prepared Canon EOS R5. Here’s a hands-on look at how well it pulls it off.

Sony a7S III Review for Filming and Photographing Wildlife

Everything else aside, the Sony a7S III’s recording options alone place it in contention for many potential buyers wanting high-quality video at a price that enthusiasts and budding pros can still justify. In this hands-on review I look at the a7S III in the context of capturing wildlife video and photos.

Sony FS5 II Review and Comparison to Alpha Cameras for Wildlife Filmmaking

A little over two years ago, the Sony FS5 II compact cinema camera was released. Both the original FS5 and the FS5 II have become common names found in wildlife filmmaking thanks to their relatively low price, portability, and slow motion recording options maintaining 10-bit 4:2:2. In this review I put the camera to work for a month of filming at the onset of the autumn season and share my thoughts on the experience.

Sennheiser MKE 200 Compact Microphone Review

Sennheiser recently introduced a new compact microphone, the MKE 200, that is more than just yet another Rode VideoMicro clone. I paired it up with the Sony a7S III, GoPro HERO9, and iPhone to test its sound quality in this hands-on review.

The Easiest Way to Sell Photography Prints Online

Online sales are based on trust. With that in mind, what kind of customer are you expecting to show up at your website, probably for their first time ever, likely for the first time hearing of you ever, and give up their financial information to buy a pretty picture off it and pray it actually comes? That’s a really tough sell.

10 Things to Know Before Buying the Panasonic S1H

Just looking at the Panasonic S1H you can tell it’s ready for business, and by many accounts it is a great hybrid-style camera to shoot video with. However, there are some important things to be aware of before buying.

DJI Mavic Air 2: Heavy Features, Light Cost

Over the past few years, drones have really come a long way. In 2020, DJI launched what is perhaps the biggest step up in terms of features to cost with the $799 Mavic Air 2.