It’s time for our weekly break from the gear for a few minutes so we can enjoy another round of reader photos from the Photography Bay Flickr Group.
Check out the rest of the photos below. [Read more…]
I’ve seen a lot of deals lately on Class 4 and Class 6 SD cards mixed in with deals on Class 10 SD cards. The price difference between these classes of SD cards is now nominal and, as a result, there’s really no reason you should buy a Class 4 SD card anymore.
The prevalence of this problem came to light recently when a friend brought his Canon 60D to me, stating that it wouldn’t record video for more than a couple of seconds. My gut told me to check the SD card first thing. And, sure enough, he had an old SanDisk Ultra Class 4 SDHC card in it. I swapped it out with one of my SanDisk Class 10 SDHC cards and it worked like a charm.
He ordered a new Class 10 SDHC card that day. His 60D has captured video just fine ever since.
If you don’t already know, the Class-ratings on SD cards relate to a minimum write speed. When recording HD video, you need a minimum-sustained write speed in order to dump the data off the camera and onto the card. In many cameras today, Class 4 (4MB/s) and Class 6 (6MB/s) cards just can’t handle the data transfers.
Class 10 cards are currently the fastest rated for minimum write speeds available and will handle video capture for most, if not all, current HD video DSLRs and camcorders today.
If you want to know more about SD card speed ratings and classifications, check out my article on Demystifying SD Cards.
If you want an easy recommendation, go with SanDisk Extreme Class 10 SD cards.
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This social experiment made me smile.
The concept of this social experiment was simple. Leave a disposable camera in public and see how people reacted and/or used it. These are our results. Everyone has a different perspective.
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Some are accidental, some are intentional. I can’t help but feel bad for all of the photographers, videographers and their cameras in the above video.
In the above video, we see a demonstration of a printer that’s capable of producing 3 dimensional objects – complete with moving parts. [Read more…]
Nasiv Mansurov has a great article that sheds some light on yet another bait and switch photo retailer operation. I know everyone wants to find the best deals on camera gear, and folks are having a hard time finding popular gear in stock since the Japan earthquake earlier this year. However, Nasiv’s investigation into AjRicard.com (aka scam shop) after his buddy ordered a 5D Mark II from the site should serve as a reminder that “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” [Read more…]
Looking for a way to mount a lightweight camera on your bike for some creative videos or stop motion? Check out the super-cheap DIY guide below. [Read more…]
You may have noticed that posting has been a little light over the past few days here on Photography Bay. Internet access has been a bit spotty over the past few days as I have traveled to and through Chile. I have volunteered to document a scouting trip for Global Infusion, which currently has no presence here in Chile. Aside from a day-trip into Ontario, this is my first time outside of the US.
What I’ve seen thus far is a beautiful country, along with beautiful people and culture. However, there are still many difficulties for the people here. [Read more…]
This really doesn’t have much to do with photography, but those of you who are designers will likely enjoy my pals Nate and Jonathan’s Kick Awesome Show. In a rather weak attempt to work in a photography angle, they’re shooting the show on a Rebel T2i.
The latest episode is embedded above, and you can see all the episodes and subscribe for new episodes at KickAwesome.tv. Lots of fun guys. Good stuff.