Thursday, September 29, 2016

How to fix a Canon 16-35mm lens with a stuck focus ring

I was shooting at an air show last week, and all of a sudden, I could not manually focus.  Switching to Auto Focus worked, but I usually shoot manual focus for video.
The focus ring was stuck if I tried to move it manually, no matter how gentle.  What was confusing was the Auto Focus worked just fine but you still couldn't move the focus ring.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

old school manual FD lenses on a 5D Mark II

Have you ever heard of lenses by JC Penney?
I've had these 2 old lenses for awhile now, but I haven't really used them.  I think I used the 135mm once on a wedding and that was it.  I bought them both through Craigslist and the adapter from Amazon.   I decided to go out and use them one last time before I put them up for sale.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Canon 70D SALE, $270 off!

Adorama has the new Canon 70D for only $949.
This offer expires 12/12/13.
Click here for the deal:

Here are just some of the new 70D features:
  • 20.2mp "Dual Pixel" CMOS AF sensor
  • Fast Auto focus with 19 AF points
  • 7fps continuos - FAST!
  • Auto focus during video mode
  • IPB or ALL-I full HD video
  • Touchscreen LCD
  • in camera HDR
  • built in Wi-Fi

 Canon 70D sale here

Friday, October 11, 2013

super cheap now Canon EOS M with extras

The Canon EOS M mirrorless camera was apparently not too popular. But at 43% off this package - that's a great deal. EOS M camera + 18-55 lens + Flash Kit for $369.00

Click here:

Thursday, May 30, 2013

How to replace the Yongnuo 468 YN468 hotshoe

I didn't even realize I broke the hotshoe on my flash until I put it on and it just fell right off the camera.  The shoe itself was still screwed onto my camera and some wires were dangling.  First thought - this is trash.
I saw the wire connector was actually detachable.  The 4 tiny screws holding it down were still on, the actually damage was the plastic casing.
I started going through e-Bay for another flash to replace it.  Then I decided to search for "Yongnuo hotshoe".   And guess what, they actually sell them for $10 free shipping from China.

After about 2 weeks it arrived. Basically you attach the wire connector and 4 screws - thats it! So don't trash it - DIY it!
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Behind the scenes with Christopher Wahl

16X9 Global News goes in depth with one of the top portrait photographers, Christopher Wahl.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The NEW Canon T5i

You know your T2i is old when you see preorders are open for the upcoming Canon T5i.

Product Highlights

  • STM Lens Support for Quiet AF in Movies
  • 18.0MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 5 Image Processor
  • 3.0" Vari-Angle Touch Screen LCD
  • ISO 100-12800, Expandable to 25600
  • Full HD 1080 Video with Continuous AF
  • 5.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • 9-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • Multi Shot Noise Reduction
  • Compatible with Canon EF and EF-S Lenses
Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera (Body Only)

Clike HERE to preorder your Canon EOS T5i.