Added a new promo video I shot and edited for the company Building Files. You can check it out here: https://youtu.be/S4JHHLsR0so. I am also adding a list of my film credentials instead of just linking out to IMDB as I'm sure it'll look wayyy cooler right? haha, no I just want to have everything listed on my site instead of forcing people to go to other sites to get all the info they want or need. But in the meantime, i'm also busy doing a bunch of reviews for some really cool products that I've been using a lot lately. You can check out Building Files here: http://www.building-files.com. Check the video content page as well for new media.
Hey guys it's been awhile since my last blog post, but I just wanted to let you all know I have officially joined Patreon! I know people are gonna complain saying my YouTube channel is too small to ask for Patrons or I don't have enough content blah blah blah. Scratch all that! I wanted to make it because I know YouTube is killing off advertising revenue and after becoming an Amazon Affiliate and seeing the awesome results you guys have helped me with, I decided Patreon would be the best way to help connect directly with my audience and allow you to be a part of my channel and feel you're getting good value out of it. The goal is to gain followers and Patrons so my channel can make more content, can put out more consistent videos, and can give you the best experience I can on my channel. Thank you all so much for the support so far and I do hope you'll join Patreon and continue to help support my channel. Exclusive rewards at all levels! For all Patrons! Help reach my goal of $250/mo and I will be able to consistently put out 2-3 videos wk as I want to be able to put out as much quality content as I can! Together, we can make this possible thank you again!
My full review of the SLR Magic 8mm F/4 lens for Micro Four Thirds is now up on my YouTube channel. You can watch it here: http://bit.ly/slrmagic8mmreview or on the banner above my website or on the video page.
***SLR Magic 8mm F/4 Review - 2017***
TL:DR - if you want a really cool super wide angle lens for MFT then I would say get it, it's awesome, it's fun when you have a lot of light... but if you don't have a lot of light, and you want ultra clarity and sharpness, then this lens isn't gonna cut it for you.
Are you looking for the widest, fastest rectilinear lens for Micro Four Thirds to date? Currently, at the time of this upload, the SLR Magic 8mm F/4 holds that very title. After, using this for almost 3 weeks on various jobs and personal projects, I can safely say I have put my work in on this lens. It's corners can be unsatisfyingly blurry at F/4 and it seems unintentional, rather then getting some sort of shallow depth of field, although this IS a 16mm equivalent lens at f/8 so one shouldn't expect a shallow depth of field. That said it does have some chromatic aberration, but once around F/8 it seems to disappear, for the most part, just watch out for super-bright objects in your shot. It's tiny focus handle and profile make it difficult to quickly switch focus, and because this is a rectilinear lens and not a fisheye, you DO have to focus it if you want to get macro or really close up on your subject where the minimum focusing distance seems to be about 3-6". Would I recommend this lens for drone shooters and people who want to fly a gimbal or steadicam type rig? Yes, but don't expect the world from it. It WILL work, but again that F/4 aperture really hurts this lens' probability of being used, and thus relegates it to a 'specialty' lens class and not really one you'd want to keep on your camera all the time. But then again, SLR Magic have designed it just for that, gimbals and drones so it seems to fit right at home in that category. I thank SLR Magic for choosing me and allowing me to review this lens, and will say their customer support throughout this whole experience was great. The first lens I received had a defect in the middle of the the front element, a sort of 'blurry spot' where everything in the section of the lens was blurry beyond recognition. I told them about it, and they immediately shipped out another copy no questions asked with a return package for the defective lens. I highly recommend dealing with them as they are great and offer wonderful customer support. That being said, if you're looking to buy this lens, make sure you do it at an authorized retailer so that you can take advantage of any warranties. Thank you so much for watching!
SLR Magic 8mm F/4 for Micro Four Thirds: http://bit.ly/slrmagic8mm
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So last month I got a chance to get an early copy of the Chris Engell A6500 Eyecup to test on my A6500. I can honestly say without a doubt, this is one of the best products I've ever added to my kit. The screen on the back of the Sony A6500 (or almost any Alpha camera for that matter) is terrible in high contrast or brightly lit environments. It's near impossible to see anything! And the standard eyecup that comes with the A6500 is just too shallow to really do any sort of good light blocking. That's where the Cengell Eyecup comes into play (Cengell being Chris' Ebay username.) This thing really does it's job and it's honestly something I think EVERY Sony alpha shooter should have in their kit. You can see my full video review here: http://bit.ly/a6500eyecup and can purchase them directly here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/192100925232. Thanks for checking out this blog and don't forget like, subscribe, leaves some comments and check the bottom of this page for all my social media links. Till next time!