Archive for Canon Rebel

Canon 75-300 mm Zoom Lens

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2019 by getbent57

Canon_EF-75-300mm-f4-5-6-III_Side_V2_580x580Have had my Cannon EOS Rebel T5i for two years now.  It works great have took many pictures with and as well as all the videos for the YouTube channel, I’d Rather Watch Paint Dry.  Over the past two years have been adding things to help with take better videos.  This time around want a new lens.  Like taking pictures of birds.  The lens I have does have a nice zoom on it.  But wanted some with more.  Took a look at entry level lens what would work best for my budget and skill range.  Seen one that fit my bill, Canon 75-300 mm zoom lens.  Even better Best Buy had it on sale.  So jumped at it.  Will be back with another post once I got come practices with it.

DSLR Camera Bag

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2018 by getbent57

Adventura_SH_160_IINear the end of May (2017) bought myself a DSLR camera,  a Cannon EOS Rebel T5i.  Ever since than knew I should get a bag for it because I would like to take it places.  So that is what I did the other day.  Was looking around at buying a Cannon branded bag.  The ones I found were way too much money.  Then took a look at the Lowerpro brand.  The local Best Buy carries them.  They have a few different ones.  Went with the biggest one, Adventura SH 160 II.  While it still seem like it cost a lot.  Think it is worth it to keep the camera safe.

Audacity

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 3, 2017 by getbent57

A few post back talked about audio hiss problem I was having with my Cannon EOS Rebel T5i.  After looking up help on the found a great tutorial > here.  The tutorial uses the program Audacity.   Well I gave this a try.  Recorded a small video, something like he did.  Followed the steps.  Must say it worked great.  The hiss sound was gone.

The small problem I ran into was trying to import my video file into Audacity.  There is an easy fix for that as well.  You just need to install two plugins, LAME and FFmpeg libraries.  This is pretty easy as well.  In the program you navigate to Preferences then Libraries.  There are buttons to download LAME or FFmpeg.  They both take you to the same page.  Download the both files and install.  Once they were installed imported the video clip.  The audio is there.  So did what the guy said in the tutorial.  Exported the audio as a wav file.  Imported that file into my editing program.  Then replaced the original audio with the fixed one.  Was very happy with the results.

Removing Audio Hiss

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2017 by getbent57

AudacityHad some time to play around with my new Cannon EOS Rebel T5i.  Have an external microphone attached, RODE VideoMicro.  Am still learning all the features and what not.  While playing back some videos.  There is this very annoying hissing sound.  I knew I would have to adjust the audio level manually.  Which is pretty easy to do.  Just have to learn what is the best setting for that.  The biggest thing I learned was about removing the hiss with the program Audacity.  This program has been around for a long time.  Used it a few times back on my first computer.  Found a great tutorial on YouTube.  You can see that > here.   Plan to run some more test to get the video and audio just right.

Canon EOS Rebel T5i

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2017 by getbent57

Over a week ago made a post talking about the Cannon EOS Rebel T5i.  In that post talked about how my brother and I are working on making a YouTube channel.  Which I would be using the camera I all ready had, Canon FS 10.  While the camera works great. Didn’t some test with the RODE VideoMicro.  It didn’t work out so great.  Back in that post said the camera I would like to buy is the Rebel T5i.  Well Best Buy had it on sale.  It was a package deal.  It came with the camera, a 18-55mm Lens,  a UV protection lens filter and tripod.  So went out a bought it.  Couldn’t past the deal up.  Had some gift cards.  Which helped lowered the price.  Now I have to figure out all it can do and practice.

Canon EOS Rebel T5i

Posted in Just something to say, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2017 by getbent57

Canon_EOS_Rebel_T5iHave mentioned in a few posts.  My brother and I are working a putting a YouTube channel together.  Will be using the video equipment I all ready own.  If we can make a good go of it.  Will  be looking into getting a better camera.  Have looked some of of the options.  Like HD video cameras.  The every day use ones and the prosumer ones.  The every day ones were ok. Just didn’t have what I was really looking for. Then the prosumer ones are way too much money.  So looked into DSLR’s and  the Canon Rebel line.  Know a few YouTube channels use these.   The cameras take very nice video as well as high end pictures.

All all the research.  The one I would like to get is the Cannon EOS Rebel T5i.  It has all the features I want.  Takes awesome looking HD video.  With many video options. It all so has a microphone input as well a shoe mount of the top.  It cost of bit of money but not too bad for what you get.  Just will wait for it to go on sale.