Testing resistance to a Canon Eos 7D camera

Canon Eos 7D camera resistance tests

More than once I have raised the price of accessories and components that a photographer has to buy to develop their work. This is also a reflection for amateurs and / or amateurs. The video that I present in this article comes to explain why the camera body Canon EOS 7D has a higher price than other models. The explanation of the resistance of this camera is through a video, and well … The video has no waste.

The video is in English but does not need translation. In case anyone happens to start trying before finishing reading or watching the video, the filmmakers of this advise not to do the same with your Canon 7D. And in this case the council I see more than successful.

Our protagonist, the Canon 7D, goes through a series of tests that could qualify as wild . The first one is being hit (though slightly) by a truck repeatedly. This produces a scratch and above all blows. After this test the 7D continues to work perfectly.

The next test after the accident is to repeatedly throw the camera down a ladder while it is in a wheelchair. The blows that go to the body of the Canon 7D are much harder than the hit. In this test, the camera mounts a lens and is protected by a case. This does not prevent the lens from ending up dismantling in such a way that part of it remains in the mount of the 7D.

After this test the 7D continues to function normally.

And well, if I keep counting I will be the party pooper that tells the end of the movies so you’d better watch your video alone if you want to see how the 7D passes the following tests .

Tests of resistance to a body Canon 7D

This is not suitable for ultraprotectionist photographers with their equipment, in the same way that it is not suitable for photographers who worry about the good health of their team. And so far this article today where I share the entry “Tests resistance to a Canon Eos 7D camera . But before you leave tell me:

Would you dare to do this with your 7D?

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Being a sports photographer and not die trying

Being a sports photographer and not dying in the attempt

Fotógrafo de deportesMaybe you’ve ever considered being a sports photographer and pretend not to die trying . Without wanting to join the post and without the intention of taking it out of your head, I am going to raise a series of questions that you could consider if you are dying for photography and are passionate about sports.

It is important to know that being a sports photographer is risky. Not only for how is the photographic market but because sometimes you can suffer accidents doing your favorite job or hobby.

On the other hand, at the expense of personal opinion and attitude in life that you have, the rewards may seduce you or you may not. Being a photographer and taking pictures of sports is not always exciting.

And to help you decide if the combination of photos and sports is your favorite cocktail I will try to share my experience in open and free of charge, as I always do in my photography blog .

 

Is the sports photographer born or made?

Photo million question Do not you think? My opinion is that both things occur and at the same time none of them. I’m sorry if my statement seems ambiguous, it’s not my intention.

Something that I am very clear about this issue is the certainty that a sedentary life, playing sports from the couch, and a clear disinterest in involvement in sports will make it impossible for you to be a sports photographer . While the downhill riders play life downhill at full speed, popcorn and beer are not allowed while you take photos.

In the same way, when a sporting event is held and there are several competitions proposed for the same day you will have to be fit all day.

At the beginning of the session as a sports photographer you will be fresh and you will be able to take a lot of pictures in a very short time, if your camera allows it. As the hours go by, you wish you had taken more contemplative photos, such as macro photography of insects or still life photography.

Returning to the subject, and based on whether the sports photographer is born my opinion is that yes, with permission of all issues that could be opposed to this statement.

 

The athlete evolved into a photographer:

If you have always practiced sports. You have been interested in the action. You’ve got up early to go to a competition. You prefer sticking elbows with those attending a sporting event for the best position as a spectator to watch the events on your comfortable home sofa, etc …

If you have always done this, it is very likely that when you take the step of becoming a photographer, indifferently a hobby or a profession, you have half the work done.

In this case, you will have been born to be a sports photographer , and the stupid stunts that we photographers put on will not be able to change your skills like the submachine gun photographer who takes the sports photos at the right moment .

 

If you were born to be a sports photographer:

If you were born to be a sports photographer, an exciting job awaits you with the athletes. You will play kicking mountains at any time , any day of the week and regardless of whether it is very cold or if the thermometer is above 30 degrees centigrade.

 

Be careful if you take pictures of Skateboard:

If you take photos of Skateboard you will often also have to deal with older ladies who are upset by the noise of the scooters or any other manifestation of animosity that is usual against skaters. I do not know what happens, but these athletes are persecuted.

It is possible that the police want to requisition the camera, especially in Barcelona, ​​a city that coincidentally has been chosen as the birthplace of the European Skateboard. It seems ironic, but it is totally true.

 

The weekends of a sports photographer:

Forget about free weekends. Sports photographers are the early risers on weekends since most competitions are held on a Saturday or Sunday.

 

What’s wrong with your girlfriend?

If you have a girlfriend, commend the virgin, since there will come a time when she will put you against the sword and the wall. You know, the pictures or me, the downhill competition or me. Stop editing photos and come with me to the sofa …

Of course you always have the option to change girlfriend or have friends, which for the case, will give you less problems.

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The photographs of Raúl Palma

The photographs of Raúl Palma – Photographer recommended

Raúl Palma - Fotógrafo IndustrialInvestigating for a while with the desire to find colleagues whose work impressed me, I meet Raúl Palma . A professional photographer specialized in interiors, industry, events and corporate photography.

Take a look at his work:

Regardless of whether, you are looking for a specialist photographer in the previous disciplines, as if you are an amateur photographer; I recommend you check Raúl’s portfolio.

I recommend you take a look especially at the portfolio of industrial photography and interior design .

Photographic specialties:

Interior photography. The selection of photos by Raúl Palma shows us a collection of photography where the main theme is that of interior photographs in businesses as diverse as:

  • Hotels: Reception, rooms and suites.
  • Stores and boutiques: Where you have also photographed exteriors.
  • Offices: With photographs of different locations.
  • Offices: Small, large and medium.
  • Kitchens and interiors of houses
  • Etc..

Industrial photography Another of the specialties of Raúl Palma is industrial photography, the sample of photographs of this type in his portfolio addresses the following environments and subjects:

  • Industries: Storage, manufacturing, laboratory, research … As you can see, the subjects are diverse.
  • Manufacturing: Where the subjects can be industrial screws, robots, laboratory tools, computers that are part of the manufacturing process, etc …
  • Parts and gears: Whose photos identify a clear destination, industrial catalog photography.
  • Etc…

Other specialties of Raúl Palma:

In addition to the specialties mentioned above, this photographer with offices in Barcelona and Madrid, is able to offer photography skillfully within the corporate sphere and also in the event of various kinds.

I recommend you to take a look at his website and contact him if you require any photographic service where this photographer is a specialist.

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What flash Canon buy? Comparison of flashes

What Canon flash to buy? Comparison of flashes

What Canon flash to buy? Days ago published in this blog an article in which he made a comparison of flashes of strobist .

As a complement to this article I propose to compare 4 flashes for Canon, the objective of this article is that it can serve as a guide when buying a flash for Canon .

As you know, there are a lot of alternatives in the market to those of the brand, we are going to compare 4 of the flashes dedicated to this brand that I have been able to test with my own hands.

The flashes that we will discuss in this comparison are the following:

Flash Canon 430 EX-II : One of the best-selling Canon flashlights for mid-level or advanced photographers, also one of the best-selling for Canonists.

 

Flash Metz 52 AF-1 : Respected by all users due to the trajectory of Metz, one of the proper names within lighting. The first flash in the world with a touch screen.

 

Flash Yongnuo YN 568 EX-II : The flagship of the Yongnuo flashes , the YN 568 EX-II captures all the necessary functions that professional photographers need for their strobist sessions. Ingenious because in addition this flash destined to Canon includes compatibility in slave TTL with Nikon flashes or dedicated for Nikon.

 

Voeloon V760 Flash for Canon : The flash less known in Spain within this range, but perhaps the one with the best quality / price / function ratio, according to my opinion. The Voaloon V760 is an ingenious flash that has a guide number of 60, supports flash exposure synchronization in HSS mode, covers up to 180mm and includes the master flash function.

 

Voeloon V760 Flash for Canon:

The Voaloon V760 flash for Canon includes all the advanced functions . It has a coverage of 180mm and a maximum guide number of 60, includes the wireless master flash function and supports synchronization of flash exposure in HSS mode.

This flash stands out for having all the advanced functions, giving a coverage of up to NG 60 and the handling of the functions is very logical, the most usable of the flashes of this comparison.

Taking into account that it is the most powerful, the one that reaches the maximum in mm has and that includes all the functions, I think it is the best option considering the price-quality ratio.

Voaloon V760 price when writing this article 199 Euros

Available flash modes : TTL, ETTL, ETTL-II, manual flash, multi flash or strobe.

 

Synchronization modes : Wireless master, wireless slave, optical slave.

 

Advanced functions: Synchronization of the exposure with flash in HSS mode, exposure bracketing with flash, FEL, FEC, first and second curtain synchronization, zoom coverage up to 180mm.

 

Additional features: It has pc-sync port and port for powering through external batteries. Recycling the flash at full power very fast, up to 2 seconds.

 

Yongnuo YN 568 EX-II Flash for Canon:

The Yongnuo Yn 568 EX-II flash for Canon includes all advanced functions. It has a coverage of 105mm and a maximum guide number of 58, includes the wireless master flash function and supports the synchronization of flash exposure in HSS mode.

This flash stands out for having all the advanced functions, giving a power of up to NG 58 and being compatible at the same time with Canon and Nikon flashes in dedicated TTL mode, ETTL, ETTL-II and i-TTL.

Considering that it is one of the most powerful, the compatibility with Nikon and Canon at the same time and its reduced price is perhaps the most interesting option.

Yongnuo YN 568 EX-II

Available flash modes : TTL, ETTL, ETTL-II, i-TTL, manual flash, multi flash or strobe.

 

Synchronization modes : Wireless master, wireless slave, optical slave.

 

Advanced functions: Synchronization of the exposure with flash in HSS mode, exposure bracketing with flash, FEL, FEC, first and second curtain synchronization, zoom coverage up to 105mm.

 

Additional features: It has pc-sync port and port for powering through external batteries. Recycling the flash at full power very fast, up to 2 seconds.

 

TTL compatibility: This flash stands out for being compatible in wireless slave mode with Canon and Nikon flashes at the same time. At the moment there is no version YN 568 EX-II for Nikon .

Yongnuo YN 568 EX-II Flash for Canon

Flash Metz Mecablitz 52 AF-1:

The Metz Mecablitz 52 AF-1 flash for Canon includes almost all advanced functions . It has a coverage of 105mm and a maximum guide number of 52, includes the wireless master flash function and supports synchronization of flash exposure in HSS mode.

This flash stands out for having a touch screen to control all the functions, giving a power of up to NG 52 and the own modeling light function of Metz.

Bearing in mind that Metz is one of the most reliable manufacturers of flashes worldwide, a good price and the list of functions included in the Metz 52 AF-1 is also a good option.

This model also includes a USB port to update the firmware at any time and thus be able to solve functions that have not been contemplated for not existing at the time of release.

Available flash modes : TTL, ETTL, ETTL-II, manual flash.

 

Synchronization modes : Wireless master, wireless slave, optical slave.

 

Advanced functions: Synchronization of the exposure with flash in HSS mode, exposure bracketing with flash, FEL, FEC, first and second curtain synchronization, zoom coverage up to 105mm.

 

Additional features: It does not have a pc-sync port or port for powering through external batteries. Recycling the flash at full power very fast, up to 3 seconds. Excellent in terms of modeling light and fidelity of color temperature.

Touch screen: The Metz 52 AF-1 is the world’s first flash that incorporates the touch screen to control all functions.

 

 

Flash Canon 430 EX-II vista trasera

Canon Speedlite 430 EX-II:

The Canon Speedlite 430 EX-II flash has the fewest functions . It has a coverage of 105mm and a maximum guide number of 43, does not include the wireless master flash function but supports the synchronization of flash exposure in HSS mode.

This flash stands out for its reliability and its absolute success in the color temperature and the ETTL-II. The maximum power of NG 43 is very just and is missing more power, access to a PC-sync port and external power through batteries.

Considering that it is the most expensive, the one that has the lowest power and that does not include all the functions, I think it is the most capricious option if we look at the price-quality ratio.

Available flash modes : TTL, ETTL, ETTL-II, manual flash.

 

Synchronization modes : Wireless slave, optical slave with adapter for that purpose.

 

Advanced functions: Synchronization of the exposure with flash in HSS mode, FEL, FEC, first and second curtain synchronization, zoom coverage up to 105mm.

 

Additional features: It does not have a pc-sync port or port for powering through external batteries. Recycling the flash at full power very fast, up to 2 seconds.

Canon Speedlite 430 EX-II

 

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