Best Lenses for the Canon Rebel T3i, T4i, SL1 and T5i

Canon Rebel SL1 with 40mm f/2.8 Lens next to the  Rebel T5i and 18-135mm IS Lens

The Canon Digital Rebel Series has been around since 2003 and has been the most popular DSLR over the past decade. Before the Digital Rebel, the Canon Rebel brand was already very strong with several film cameras a part of the product line. There are so many lenses in Canon’s product line. And then, when you consider all the lenses offered by third party manufacturers like Sigma, Tamron and Tokina, knowing which lens to purchase can get confusing.

My goal is to identify the lenses that meet your needs and wants, while keeping them in a budget range to match the camera that you use. [Read more...]

Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX Lens Priced at $599

Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f2.8 PRO DX Lens

The upcoming Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX lens went up for pre-order today at a $599 retail price. It should start shipping on March 2, 2015 for both Canon and Nikon mounts.

This is an APS-C format lens, which results in about a 17.5-32mm full frame equivalent field of view. It has a nine-blade diaphragm and internal focusing. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

How to Get Started Editing Video in Premiere Pro CC

If you want to get more out of your DSLR or mirrorless camera’s video shooting capabilities, you need to learn how to edit that video. Making the transition from photo editing to video editing can be a jarring move.

Video is whole other can of worms but it can be very rewarding. Even if you are not pushing out videos to a client, being able to do behind-the-scenes videos of your work, or just having polished family videos from today’s digital media devices.

If you don’t know where to start, this tutorial from Terry White is a great place to start. He gives you enough info to get started editing in Premiere Pro CC and cut a sequence from start to finish.

There may be better and more efficient methods to use some of the things he shows, but it is a good starting point. If you talk to 10 different editors, you’ll get 10 different opinions on editing techniques and workflow.

Sony SD Card Deals

Sony 64GB

B&H has some solid deals on Sony SD cards, starting at $7.99.

B&H says these are in limited supply, so grab a couple now if you want them.