Red Giant Magic Bullet Suite 12 Review

Magic Bullet Suite 12

Earlier this year, Red Giant updated several plugins in the Magic Bullet Suite for its version 12 update. There is also a new film simulation tool in the suite, aptly called Magic Bullet Film. The updated apps include:

  • Magic Bullet Looks 3.0
  • Magic Bullet Colorista III
  • Magic Bullet Mojo 2.0
  • Magic Bullet Cosmo 2.0

In addition to the updated products, Magic Bullet Suite 12 also features Denoiser II and LUT Buddy. [Read more…]

Canon Rebel T6s Hands-On Review

Canon Rebel T6s

I got my hands on the new Canon Rebel T6s and have had it out a time or two now for some casual photography. My early thoughts on this camera is that it is a fantastic option for the budget-enthusiast and aspiring vacation photographer.

The resolution of the Rebel T6s is great at 24.2MP but that really isn’t something you notice anymore. It looks like noise-control has improved again and you are going to get good low light images with the kit lens thanks to the sensitivity of the new sensor. [Read more…]

Nikon D7200 Memory Card Speed Test

Nikon D7200

The Nikon D7200 accepts most modern SD cards, including SDHC and SDXC cards, and takes advantage the speed boost from UHS-I (Ultra-High Speed Type I bus) cards. For a broader explanation of SD card types and designations, see my prior article Demystifying SD Cards.

Below, I have tested a few different memory cards in the Nikon D7200 to demonstrate the positive effects of buying a more capable memory card and to highlight some specifications of particular cards that might make them a better fit for the D7200 and similar cameras. [Read more…]

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens Hands-On Review

Canon EF 50mm f1.8 STM-2

I received my new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens today and wanted to share my initial impressions.

This lens is situated as the next Nifty Fifty in Canon’s line-up, offering the popular 50mm focal length at an affordable $125 price point. Of course, on APS-C cameras like the Canon EOS Rebel series will provide a field of view equivalent to an 80mm lens on a full frame camera. This makes it a nice option as a beginner’s portrait lens for the Canon Rebel shooter. [Read more…]