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Safari 360 Action Camera

Safari 360 Action Camera

I stopped in Don’s Photo in Saskatoon yesterday and I picked up a Safari 360 Action Camera yesterday.  I was going to pick up a Micro SD card but quickly realized we have a couple extra at home. 

The camera comes with a Joby Gorillapod and a nice case.  After I downloaded the wrong app and the finally got the right one (umm, user error there), the camera sync’d up to my camera easily and I got some great photos.  The addition of the Joby Gorillapod is a nice touch but Dad a Joby Gorillapod Micro 250 Tripod that he uses for things that I might try.  I like a lower center of gravity for some things. Also, even though Joby calls it a Gorillapod, it isn’t one which is weird and makes me question the competence of Joby’s marketing department.   Why not just call it a Joby Micro 250 tripod?  Despite all of that, it is a great tripod.

Yes, the 4k video on the Nikon Keymission 360 is preferred but it is a lot more money at $649.99 and 1080p is enough for me for most of what I am doing.  Finally, the Safari 360 uses the GoPro Mount which means all of the GoPro adaptors I got this summer will all work.

20 Tips for Shooting Basketball

Here are 20 tips for photographing a basketball game

When a player is driving the basket, the distance between you and the lens is changing. This is when you want to hold down your focus button so that the camera continues to adjust the focus. During a jump shot, the player’s distance to you is static. With practice you can quickly get the player in focus with the back button, then let go of the button while the jumper is taking place.

An affordable guide to vlogging

My dad wrote this post a few months ago on Casey Neistat’s vlogging gear for the Don’s Photo blog.  A lot of that gear that Casey uses is really expensive and I told him that.  Today he came out with an affordable guide to vlogging which is pretty cool and is based around using the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 which is really affordable and the compact 24mm f/2.8 lens.

Canon EOS Rebel SL1 at Don's Photo

It’s a fun guide and as a Pentax user, if I want to get really faster video autofocusing, I either need to upgrade to the new Pentax K-70 (and pray for some new lenses) or buy a Canon.