I was down filming and taking photos at the beach with the Sony a6000. There were numerous rainbows out. I saw the Victory Casino Cruise heading out for their nightly voyage going right under a rainbow. Can't get any better than that. Cha-Ching!
Shot with Sony a6000 / Sigma Art Lens 60mm / 50 bit rate / Graded in Adobe Premiere
One of the main things I wanted to know about the Sony a6000 was could I use my Nikon SB 900 & Nikon SB 800 Flashes with my Nikon Pocket Wizards. The answer is Yes! I actually think the pocket wizards work better on the Sony than on my Nikon D700. I had zero mis-fires, where as on my D700, I was always fiddling with the pocket wizards to work properly and even trigger. To get the pocket wizards to work on the Sony a6000 I had to go into the software and make them basic triggers, this means you have to work with your flashes manually no TTL. I also chose a channel for all of them (trigger and receiver) to share. So here is a list of the Pocket Wizard transmitters and receivers I got to work on the Sony a6000:
The only difference between the Nikon D700 & a6000 is sync speed, I can only get 1/160th max sync on the Sony a6000 with no TTL, but it's not that difficult to work the flashes manually.
Hopefully this will help others with this decision because it concerned me for the longest time and was the only decision not to buy the Sony a6000 because I have so much invested in my Nikon. Side note: the files seem to be way sharper than my D700 I almost don't need to sharpen them in post. The photo below was shot on standard profile
Testing late evening colors with the Sony a6000.
As I continue to test my Sony a6000 camera and push the raw files I am very impressed. The raw files aren't as good as my Nikon NEF's but they are really close. It must be the difference between the Sony's 12 bit raw and the Nikon's 14 bit raw. None the less, this camera is keeping up with my Nikon D700 and then some. I'm really enjoying the small form factor and portability of this power-packed camera. Image below: Black & White Double Rainbow
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In this episode of Useful tools for photographers we take a look at the Trekkor fold a privy privacy shelter for use as a portable wardrobe changing room, bathroom, and camping shower. I will be using this item for all of the above. This is most helpful to all the women out there that have to deal with dirty nasty public bathrooms. Hope this review is helpful.
The first video was so much fun we decided to shoot another one. Love this little camera
This was a fun shoot. We tried to find as many different ways to mount the GoPro as possible.
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http://goo.gl/3yDex In this video I go through some of the menu on the LCD Touch BacPac for the GoPro Hero 3. I also film the GoPro so you can see that you get realtime preview of what you're recording as it's recording. The LCD is the easiest way to navigate and set settings on the GoPro.
I will use this to compose my shots, timelapse or video. Then turn it off and start recording so it doesn't chew up battery life. I like to see what I am shooting. Connecting to the phone gives you about 4-5 second delay, this is really only useful to set up a shot where you can't see the back of the screen. It is a very cool feature though.
Shot at 720p120 fps edited on a 720p24 timeline in adobe premiere. No slow motion software used just reduced playback speed indicated in video. I'm sure twixtor and aftereffects will give you even smoother slow motion. I also wanted to test the underwater housing. I understand why the touch screen doesn't work underwater. I think it uses the heat from your fingers to engage the buttons, so I wonder if you used this houses when its cold out and your fingers are cold if it will still work?
I left the sound intact so you can hear what it records through the plastic housing
I went out to test the GoPro Hero 3 BacPac and Timelapse function from a tripod. I used the BacPac to compose the shot then turned it off, then used the remote to start and stop.http://goo.gl/3yDex
I finally got my GoPro Hero 3 this weekend.
I wanted to shoot and share some handheld test shots and process them in photoshop to see how the photo files took the processing. I also wanted to see how well the metering system worked. I would say its just ok but good enough for what it is point and shoot. I shot with the case on.
So far I am very pleased with my GoPro Hero 3. I have to say it's one of the best pieces of electronics I've ever owned, for what it is. IT'S TRULY AMAZING! I can't wait to get out and shoot more with it so stay tuned!
NOTE: The images in the video are cropped to fit in the 1920x1080 video aspect ratio.