The Sony A6300 Is Here, But Was It Worth The Wait?

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The successor to Sony's best selling camera is here! The A6300. I feel like almost everyone I know bought that A6000 when it went on sale these last few months. It was such a good deal it made it almost impossible to buy any other APS-C camera.

I recommended it to maybe three people who all bought it, and they all LOVE IT!

 

Pre-Order Links

Sony A6300 Body Only - (Amazon) (Adorama)

 

Featuerd Specs

24.2 MP Sensor - Thinner copper wiring, bigger photo-diodes
594 Autofocus Points - Worlds fastest autofocus
11fps Shooting
4K30p Video With S-Log3
Dust/Weather Resistent
Magnesium Alloy Body

4k 100M Not Working With Your SD Card? Here Is What I've Found

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Having trouble shooting 4K 100M with your memory cards? I've been tackling this issue for some time and feel like I'm pretty close to figuring out what's going on.

Before getting into it, you can see which memory cards perform best with your camera by checking out the memory cards speed tests for the Sony A7s IISony A7r II, and the Sony RX100 IV. There are a few Sony cameras I haven't tested that also shoot 4k like the RX10 II, but the results should be very close.

The Revenant - "A World Unseen" Documentary

The Revenant is one of those films that does something films rarely do, it creates a world that itself is a character. Without the use of any artificial lighting, the film was shot entirely with available light. 

This 44 minute documentary follows the crew for the entire duration of principle photography, capturing the grueling production and the experience that comes with shooting in such harsh environments.

Fujifilm X-Pro 2 Announced

Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review And Sample Photos

The Fujifilm X-Pro 2 is finally upon us!

I've pre-ordered mine and you can get yours at these links.

 

Pre Order

Fujifilm X-Pro 2 (Black)- (Adorama) (Amazon)

 

For stats check out my Fuji X-Pro 2 Review. It's a work in progress since I don't have the camera yet. But I'll be sure to give it the best review / guide possible, like I did with the X100T.

For Memory Cards check out the X-Pro 2 Memory Card Speed Test. It's also work in progress but will give you a general idea of what SD cards will work best for your X-Pro 2.

Then for Accessories, I've started a basic Fujifilm X-Pro Accessories Page. I've listed all the basics like screen protectors, batteries and straps. So you should be able to get started in customizing this camera. There is one thing to keep in mind, Amazon has a 30 day return policy so maybe wait until you get closer to getting your camera before order accessories so you are still eligable to return things if you don't like the way they work with your camera.

All of this is still work in progress but these next few months should be very cool. I'm going to dedicate a lot of time into this camera and will share with you everything I learn.

The Monkey Baby And The New Year

Kalina The Monkey Baby

2016 will be the year of the Monkey according to the Chinese calendar, so for our holiday card this year we ended up dressing our little one up as a monkey. This is the shot we ended up using for the card although I did manage to get a few more good ones.

Shooting little babies is tricky. She actually can't sit up yet so we propped her up with some pillows and gave her a banana to play with. It was very difficult to get her in the perfect position and everything ready, then to get myself with the camera back in the perfect position.


Behind The Shot


For this shot, the camera I used was the Fujifilm XT1 with the 56mm f1.2 lens. I also only used one light; the Einstein E640 flash unit with a 48" Westcott Rapid Octabox. What ended up happening was even with the power turned all the way down on the flash head, it was still too bright, so I had to aim it up and partially bounce it off the ceiling. I think it's one of the drawbacks of Fujifilm's lowest ISO only going to 200. The Einstein was just about one stop too bright when shooting wide open on an f1.2 lens. The good part about ISO 200 is even if you are one stop over exposed; you can always recover that information.

I believe I used a Kodak Ektar simulator but I can't remember exactly. It was something in VSCO's Film 5 Pack. Pretty much the only pack I use these days.

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