Author: Alik

GoPro Tips: Camera Randomly Stops Recording (Overheating)

  26.10.2018   Alik   Blog   No comments

When I first started testing memory cards in my GoPro Hero 7 Black, the first thing I noticed was the camera got very hot and record times were getting cut short. Usually about 20-30 minutes. I would get no prompt, no message, nothing, recordings would just stop.

It seemed when just sitting my cool room, the max record time I could get with a GoPro Hero 7 Black at 4k60 was about 30 minutes.

Fujifilm X-T2 vs Fujifilm X-T3 | ISO and Dynamic Range

There has been a lot of discussion around the Fujifilm X-T2 vs the Fujifilm X-T3 regarding low light performance and dynamic range.

For my tests, I waited for Adobe Lightroom to support the X-T3 since that is what most people use. I did not want to use some funky software to put out bogus results for the sake of being first to the scene.

So here we are, tests from Adobe Camera Raw.

Fujifilm 23mm f1.4 vs. 23mm f2 | Lens Comparison

If you are on the fence about which lens to buy, the Fujifilm 23mm f1.4 or the Fujifilm 23mm f2, this comparison will guide you through the differences between the two. I also share my personal take on which lens I prefer and for what since I find them both useful, but for different situations.

New Firmware 2.0 Kills Third-Party Batteries – A7III, A7rIII, A9

  19.10.2018   Alik   News   No comments

If you’ve been using third-party batteries and you shoot with the Sony A7III or A7rIII and upgrade to the latest firmware 2.0, you may experience some issues.

Here is what happens.

Best Memory Cards GoPro Hero 7 Black, Silver, White

  17.10.2018   Alik   Memory Cards   No comments

GoPro again switched up their lineup with the Hero 7 Black, Silver and White cameras. Each camera is tuned a little bit differently, some with completely different hardware which means they will all have slightly different issues when it comes to memory cards. You can’t just buy any memory card you want with GoPro cameras.

I’ve tasted all the most popular memory cards and even the fastest memory cards in the GoPro Hero 7 black as well as the 6 and 5.

The GoPro Hero 7 is the most friendly camera towards various memory card brands to date, however, it was overheating when I tested it with cheaper cards.

Best Memory Cards Fujifilm X-T3

  5.10.2018   Alik   Memory Cards   No comments

The Fujifilm X-T3 has had a few upgrades compared to earlier models which have a significant impact on memory card performance. That is 4k 400mbps 10-bit internal H.265 recording.

If you want to get the best memory card performance with stills and video in the Fuji X-T3, there are only a few great cards that I recommend. Use this guide to find the best memory cards for the Fujifilm X-T3.

Aurora HDR 2019 Review

When I first started using Aurora back in 2017 it really felt like the beginning of something awesome. Like the baby alien that just burst out of Kanes chest in the first Alien movie, it took off running doing all these mysterious things behind the scenes.

The little creature continued to grow while occasionally popping out for an update here and there. It was exciting and still powerful, but we only got to see hints of what this beast would become. Finally, with the launch of Aurora HDR 2019, it’s true form has been revealed as the perfect landscape devouring monster.

Kipon IBELUX 40mm f0.85 Mark II Review & Sample Photos

Without a doubt the Kipon IBELUX 40mm f0.85 is one of the most interesting lenses for APS-C shooters to date. This is currently the brightest lens on the market as well as the fastest. For APS-C shooters that miss the depth of field and low light performance of full frame cameras, you’ll find all that here. A 35mm equivalency would give you something like a 60mm at f1.2.

Handevision 50mm f2.4 Review & Sample Photos

The Handevision IBERIT 50mm f2.4 is a full frame mirrorless lens designed to function as a light weight and compact prime. The IBERIT is constructed with an aluminum barrel, a copper core and stainless steel components. Although the lens isn’t that fast, the 6 elements in 6 groups produces a very beautiful image with a ton of pop and a very classic style of rendering with a lot of great character.

Strange Pixels In The Fujifilm X-T3 EVF and LCD

  1.10.2018   Alik   News   No comments

I reported in my Fuji X-T3 review strange pixels appearing in the LCD and EVF. Now with some comments I’m seeing other people are having the same issue.

You won’t see this issue if you’re just casually shooting with autofocus lenses and you won’t see it and indoor lighting conditions or in low light.

To simulate this issue, you will have to be looking at the 100% cropped in view of the LCD or EVF and you need to point the camera into bright light, or if there is very bright colors like a blue sky. Blue skies are actually the best way to see these strange pixels in the Fujifilm X-T3.