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Canon 70D Unboxing & Review

 
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Apr 30, 2016 12:05 |  #1

Hello everyone! My name is Tyler, I am brand new to photography and have just bought my first camera the Canon 70D! (woke up early this morning to go out and take pictuers :P) I also run a youtube channel which is partially why I purchased this camera as to replace the 1080p webcam I have been using! I can't wait to get a few more shutter clicks under my belt and upload some of my photos to share with you all! The video below is the unboxing and I have included the first few pictures i took with the camera. I hope you all enjoy and thanks for reading and watching! Also any feedback and tips on the pictures to help me progress would be VERY appreciated.

https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=1fJQ0qV87qI (external link)


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Apr 30, 2016 22:41 |  #2

Welcome to POTN :)

I love photos of kitties, I never grow tired of seeing them. :love:


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May 01, 2016 12:23 as a reply to  @ Traci_Ann's post |  #3

Thank you!

I got what i deem a good shot of our dog as well but havent gotten it off the sd yet




  
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May 01, 2016 20:21 |  #4

Hello, Tyler.

It's a fun hobby, and it looks as if you're off to a good start. The 70D and 18-55 make a good combination. Good luck.

Feedback: Your white balance seems to be a bit too warm in the second picture. Also, you snipped off your cats' ear tips, which might be considered a no-no. :-D



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May 01, 2016 23:08 as a reply to  @ Tedder's post |  #5

i think the white is just due to the type of light that was in the room.




  
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May 02, 2016 15:37 |  #6

Worrent wrote in post #17992503 (external link)
i think the white is just due to the type of light that was in the room.


Probably so. My camera's auto-white-balance setting does a good job, but I sometimes need to correct things afterward. In this case, I'd take some of the yellow out of cat number two. Insofar as I know anything about white balance, I learned it by taking several shots of the same object in the same light using different white-balance settings and then seeing how the results varied.

That looks like a sharp picture, though, considering the subject matter and shutter speed. Cats aren't known to cooperate in posing.



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May 02, 2016 21:58 as a reply to  @ Tedder's post |  #7

Honestly I don't even know how to change my white-balance settings!




  
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May 03, 2016 14:27 as a reply to  @ Worrent's post |  #8

If you'd like to have a go at it, below are the instructions.

Good luck.


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May 03, 2016 16:42 |  #9

When shooting indoors, it's often helpful to do a "Custom White Balance". Follow the above instructions, then take a shot of a "neutral" target. It could be a plain white sheet of paper, or something like a reliable "Gray Card", and then set the resulting shot to use for your White Balance.

However, if taking stills, it is very useful to be shooting Raw -- the Raw image data has no White Balance. I don't know about video, but when changing scenes and lighting, White Balance can be an issue, so setting a Custom White Balance for each scene/lighting scenario can be quite helpful, if not necessary!


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May 11, 2016 10:38 |  #10

great review


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May 11, 2016 12:22 |  #11

Thank you all for your very helpful advice! I will have to take a look at that more closely and try and find some good videos tutorials on

camera and photography basics




  
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May 22, 2016 20:16 |  #12

A few new pictures I took


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Jul 02, 2016 21:46 |  #13

I just shoot in RAW and leave the WB set to auto. Then change it around in post till I'm happy with the look.


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