Category Archives: DSLR

How to Turn your Android device into Remote Live View CAM for Canon DSLR with Android App “DSLR Controller”!

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I’ve been actually looking for something like this, a Live View camera that can be tethered to my Canon 7D DSLR camera so I can have better control while I take 1080P videos I upload to YouTube.

It’s an Android app called DSLR Controller that turns any Android device (including Android smartphone/tablet) into a Live View cam.

Why a need for such things?

First of all, when you are taking a video with a Canon 7D, there’s no way to tell if your

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DSLR Hack – How to Make a Long-Range DIY DSLR Video Trigger!

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DSLR videography has literally exploded in the last couple years and I am a huge fan (you can read up on my DSLR videography recommendations here); here’s a great hack that can let you trigger video on your Canon DSLR by hacking the IR controller with Arduino so you can turn the video on/off from up to 150-300 feet range.

I had a problem that I needed to solve:

Remotely and

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Canon 24-105mm Zoom Test with Snails!

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This morning I noticed these snails perfectly in the right spot, I HAD to take a video with the Canon 28-105mm lens zoomed in all the way at 105mm to show you.

You can read up on my Canon 24-105mm review and also my recommendations on those who want to start out in DSLR Videography.

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Best Canon Lenses for Film and Video Review!

I have to confess, I’ve been a total Canon DSLR junkie for the last 24 months of my life.  Honestly when I bought my Canon 7D back in 2009, I had absolutely no idea how to use it nor what lenses I needed.  In fact, I didn’t even understand what the lens sizes are and F-stops are.

Of course, now I’ve been tinkering with it on a daily basis, I think I am pretty expert on the matter of suggesting what Canon lenses are best for other

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Sigma 10-20mm Lens Review!

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For those of you who want to take some great landscape shots, the Sigma 10-20mm is a great lens to start out as it allows you to take those wide-angle shots and take in everything.

Especially in video, this can come in handy where your zoom lens is too close to your target object such as a small room or action shots where you need to stay close to your subject but take the whole shot.

Here’s some shots I

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Canon 24-105mm Lens Review!

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For general filming, the Canon 24-105mm F/4 is the best out there.  I’ve talked to many other Canon videographers and many agree this is the all-around best lens for video shooting as you get a good range of zoom while the F/4 means you focal length stays the same while you zoom in and out.  This important since you will have the same focal length while you zoom in and out.

After personally using the 

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DSLR Hack – How to Make a DIY Lightning Detection Trigger!

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The other week I noticed a bunch of lightning happenin’ right here in San Francisco right by my window. Of course, I wanted to take some photos with my Canon 7D DSLR camera but the problem was how I would time it correctly to actually take the photo right when lightning strikes.

For those of you amateurs and pro photographers who want to take lightning well, you might want to learn how to build your own lightning detection trigger. This in my humble opinion would be the best way to take lightning photos without waiting it for it all your life.

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DSLR Hack – How to Make Your Own DIY DSLR Pinhole Lens!

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For those of you looking to make your own pinhole lens for your DSLR camera, here’s a video tutorial guide that shows you how. Pinhole lenses are the cheapest lenses you can make yourself since they are virtually nothing but a camera cover with a hole size of a pin.

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DSLR Hack – How to Make a DSLR Wireless Transmitter!

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No more do you need to spend thousands on DSLR wireless transmitters.

Why?

You can get a USB wireless kit with receiver and transmitter then connect the transmitter to your DSLR via

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DSLR Hack – How to Make a DIY DSLR Ring Flash with Fiber Optics!

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Here’s a great idea for a DIY DSLR ring flash, use fiber optics to transmit the flash light from your DSLR’s built-in flash to a ring.

This is the best method I have seen so far as it uses no external LEDs but just fiber optic cables to transmit light.

For flash purposes, this light source is of course a regular flash unit, and the other ends of the fiber optics cables are fitted in the circular outline of the ring flash, that is, where other DIY people have placed LEDs. Unlike LED constructions, however, this construction allows the camera to adjust its fl

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