Filming Japan: A Journey Between Tradition And Modernity

This is a Guest Post by Nick Arcivos and Ryan Earl on how they filmed this great project about Japan. Enjoy!

This short film presents Japan from Kyoto to Tokyo and Nara through authentic scenes of Japanese lifestyle. It was shot in 2 weeks and was created by Nick Arcivos and Ryan Earl from AmnesiArt. They share their insights on how they shoot the film, what gear they use and why they chose it.

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New Canon 7D Replacement May Be Announced at NAB 2014


A couple days ago Canon Rumors posted an article stating that two different individuals said we should expect a Canon EOS 7D replacement at NAB this year.

This news is exciting for 2 reasons:

  1. Its NAB… Not a photography event. And since Canon usually announces and/or releases Canon EOS Cinema cameras at NAB its an exciting sign that we might see something special… Or at least special for Canon… Which isn’t saying much but still.
  2. We might see the first APS-C video DSLR that can keep up with the specs of the 5D Mark III. There really isn’t an APS-C video DSLR that can standup to the 5D Mark III at the moment so it would be great if Canon gave us a hard core video brother to the 5D.

Rumor Mill Specs

These aren’t set in stone by any means at all. But we can dream right? Heres what the internet is saying about a possible new 7D or 7D replacement:

  • ~24MP sensor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Auto-Focus system similar to the EOS 5D Mark III (61 points), possibly the same as 5D3
  • High frame rate, 10-12 fps
  • “high grade” weather sealing, like Canon’s professional DSLRs
  • Dual Digic V+ processor
  • Single card slot
  • WiFi & GPS
  • Innovative video features
  • Price around $2000
  • Very good ISO performance

What do you think of all this? Do you think we’ll see a new high end APS-C camera? If we do, will you be getting one? Personally, I would be very interested in a $2000 APS-C version of the 5D Mark III. Even if all we go was a nicer sensor and a headphone jack.

[Via Canon Rumors, Canon Watch]

5D vs 6D: The 9 biggest differences between the 5D Mark III and the 6D

Should I get, the 5D or the 6D? Why would anyone buy a Canon 6D? Which full-frame camera is best for video? Whats the difference between the 5D and 6D?

These are questions I get asked on a daily basis, so I decided to put together this video breaking down the 9 biggest differences between the Canon 5D Mark III and the Canon 6D. If you’re looking to get started in DSLR video and wondering which DSLR is best for you, I would suggest you start here.

Canon 5D vs 6D

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Canon 40mm: Killer Cheap Canon Lens


The Canon 40mm F2.8 STM recently went on sale for $129 online so I had to grab one. I don’t have that many lenses and I really wanted a small lens for the EOS-M to use for podcasting. So now my lens collection is as follows:

Next I’d like to get a 70-200 and a 16-35. But the lenses I have now are working great.

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Sick of Holiday Deals? One Last Post

I’m sure you are pretty tired of all the Black Friday/Cyber Monday/Holiday deal posts by now. But I can’t help but share some of these killer deals. This will however be the final deals post and after today I’ll just share the best deals on the Facebook page.

If you haven’t already, do check out this post as well as this one for even more mind boggling deals.


Canon 60D (Body Only) $519

$899 $519 with instant rebate in checkout.

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Canon Rebates Are Back With 70D and 60D Deals

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Save Big on the Canon 70D

If you’re like me and plan to purchase the Canon 70D now is the time to strike. Canon has several rebates running and you can save up to $300 on your 70D purchase. Get more info here.

Huge Savings on the Canon 60D

On a budget and can’t afford the 70D? No problem, the Canon 60D kits are now up to $500 off! To see the offers, go to this link and click on 60D.

Lens Deals

Also be sure to check out the lens deals on B&H to save some cash.

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Canon 60D Continues to Get Cheaper, B&H Offers Kits With Extra Free Gear


I still think the Canon 60D is one of the best DSLRs for video when you take all factors into account. Price, features and quality make this camera fantastic. While the 70D is going to be an incredible replacement, the 60D remains a solid camera for beginners or those looking for a steady camera.

The 60D has been at $600 for a while now, but B&H Photo Video has a new kit package that includes a Canon bag, 16GB card and extra battery at no cost. Check it out here: Canon 60D kit.

This deal ends August 30th so don’t miss out!

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