Category: Product Reviews

Fujifilm GFX 50S II Overview & TCSTV Hands-On Review

 By Ryley Smith

 

The new Fujifilm GFX 50S II is the perfect mix of accessibility and flexibility and a fitting option for those looking to transition to medium format. When paired with the new GF 35-70mm F4.5-5.6 WR lens, it becomes a wonderfully affordable combination that delivers images from a 51.4-megapixel sensor. But how does it hold up in the field? Well, TCSTV’s Dave and Evelyn tested out the GFX 50S II to see, and they were pleasantly surprised with the results! Read the specs, watch the review and decide for yourself, would you make the switch to Fujifilm’s new GFX 50S II?

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Lots Of New Products From Fujifilm!

 By Ryley Smith

 

Nothing says surprise like announcing SIX new Fujifilm products! During this exciting announcement, Fujifilm announced three cameras and three lenses. The FUJIFILM GFX 50S II, X-T30 II, and X-T3 (USB-C Charger), then the FUJINON GF 35-70mm F4.5-5.6 WR, XF 23mmF1.4 R LM WR and XF 33mm F1.4 R LM WR. Check out the details, watch TCSTVs Fujifilm GFX 50S II Hands-on Preview and the X Summit PRIME 2021 announcement, and try to hold back your excitement as best you can!

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TCSTV Tamron 150-500mm Hands-On Review

 By Ryley Smith

 

In TCSTV’s latest Hands-On Review, Dave takes the Tamron 150-500mm lens on a trip to the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary! Wildlife photography is the perfect way to test out this ultra-telephoto lens. Dave put this lens to the test with fast-flying birds, harsh sunlight, twitchy jackrabbits and more! Overall, Dave was pleased with the Tamron 150-500mm’s sharp shots, easy handling and surprising versatility! 

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Adapting Your Canon DSLR Lenses to EOS R Cameras

 By Ryley Smith

 

With so many people upgrading to the Canon EOS R5, R6, R and RP, one of the biggest questions right now is “how well will my DSLR EF lenses work on my new mirrorless EOS R series camera?“. The answer is, perfectly! With a Canon EF to RF adaptor, you can use your RF lenses seamlessly with your EOS R camera. 

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Interview With Sidney Diongzon – Rode Wireless GO II

 By Ryley Smith

 

We had the opportunity to interview Sidney Diongzon, a filmmaker who knows a thing or two about audio, on the new Rode Wireless GO II. The first generation of Rode Wireless GO was a huge hit and a popular choice amongst filmmakers for its great quality, amazing portability and friendly price tag. With some major improvements in the GO II, we asked Sidney his thoughts on the new generation and how it compares to the original Wireless GO. 

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Camera Kits Under $1300

 By Ryley Smith


In a recent DPReview TV episode, Chris Niccolls and Jordan Drake (formally of TCSTV) gave themselves a $1300 CAD budget to pick out the best photography-centric camera kit, and best videography-centric camera kit! Although they were tempted by higher price tag kits, both Chris and Jordan found amazing cameras that you can
buy at The Camera Store.

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Sony Lenses for Bird Photography

 By Ryley Smith

 

Bird photography is a fun and exciting way to get out in nature! With Sony’s stunning lenses, like the Sony FE 200-600mm, you can capture sharp images that keep up with those speedy birds! Here is a closer look at four of our favourite Sony lenses that are perfect for sports, wildlife and bird photography! 

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Affordable Nikon Prime Lenses for Mirrorless

 By Ryley Smith

 

Are you still shooting with a kit lens on your Nikon Mirrorless Camera? Nikon’s “Nifty 50” and “Wide 35” are two affordable go-to Prime lenses for good reason! The Nikkor Z 50mm f1.8S and Nikkor Z 35mm f1.8S are compact lenses, made for versatility and life on the go! Whether you’re taking candid family shots, street photography, portraits, or macro photography, either of these lenses will elevate the Nikon Z system!

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TCSTV Review of The Sony 35mm F1.4 GM

 By Ryley Smith

 

In the newest episode of TCSTV, Dave and Evelyn braved the cold to test out the Sony 35mm F1.4 GM! To make things a little bit more interesting, they compared the Sony 35mm F1.4 GM to the Sigma 35mm F1.2 to see how the Sony would hold up. To their surprise, the Sony 35mm F1.4 GM performed, in many ways, better than the Sigma 35mm F1.2!

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7Artisans 35mm 2.0

 By Christopher Donovan

 

A few years ago, I had fleeting fantasies about owning a Leica. I checked auction sites and local sales regularly, but it wasn’t until a good condition Leica M5 fell into my lap at a reasonable price that I finally joined the fold. 

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