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Canada C3 CONTACT Festival Gallery – “Coast to Coast to Coast, Connecting an Ocean Nation” In 2017, Canada C3 was a Canada 150 Signature Project that connected Canadians from coast to coast to coast. At the centre of this project was a 150-day ship-based expedition that left Toronto on June 1st, 2017 and travelled over 25,000 kilometres along Canada’s coastline, the longest of any country in the world, arriving in Victoria on October 28th, 2017. Don’t forget to check out all of the exciting events Vistek is hosting during the 2018 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.Four central themes shaped the Canada C3…

In late 2017, Toronto based photographer Spencer Wynn set out on an epic month long, 11,400 kilometre cross-country photographic road trip in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary documenting our nation’s beautiful and varied landscapes along the way. Don’t forget to check out all of the exciting events Vistek is hosting during the 2018 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.Canada 150 – Cross-Canada Photographic Journey Armed with Fujifilm’s GFX 50S medium format camera, Spencer captured hundreds of stunning images that highlight the beauty and diversity of the Canadian landscape. Spencer’s official CONTACT Festival gallery contains 14 images that feature the West Coast, the big…

Let’s face it, flashes can be intimidating and confusing for photographers who haven’t mastered using them. Well, Canon’s newest Speedlite, the 470EX-AI, was designed to take all the guess work out of it by using artificial intelligence to do the leg work for you. Official Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI with Auto Intelligent Bounce Introduction The Speedlite 470EX-AI Flash could help alleviate the stigma attached to flash photography as being too difficult, while serving as a gateway for photographers looking to expand their skill set, especially those who recently stepped up from smartphone photography.” – CanonThe 470EX-AI features three different modes, completely…

Blackmagic Design has always pushed the boundaries, both with the design of and the technology found within their cameras and the new Pocket Cinema Camera 4K announced at NAB Show this week continues this trend. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Looking like something straight out of a sci-fi movie, The Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (PCC-4K) features a stunning all black, carbon fibre poly-carbonate composite body that quite simply put, looks like nothing else currently on the market. The PCC-4K is still small when compared to other cinema cameras, but with the redesigned body it’s larger than the original and that’s…

Once again NAB Show has kicked off in Vegas and some major announcements have already started to trickle out. The first one we want to tell you about comes from Sony with the announcement of the FS5 II, the successor to their wildly popular handheld workhorse the FS5 camcorder. On the outside, the FS5 II looks almost identical to the original, which is a good thing as it means you won’t have to go hunting for familiar controls as they really haven’t moved them around. Size and weight also remain pretty much the same. Most of what’s changed is on the inside…

In Ep. 2 of our on going series Walk/Talk, Vistek’s Video Producer Dale Sood meets up with the incredibly talented editorial and portrait photographer Steve Carty. Vistek Walk/Talk Ep. 2: Steve Carty – Shooting Through the Picture “During our walk around Toronto’s Graffiti Alley, we chat with Carty as he likes to be known, about his signature shooting style, how he connects with his subjects and how he can take an everyday location and make it seem special.” Want to see more of Carty’s work? Visit his website below. Steve Carty Website Camera Gear Provided by Vistek Toronto Rentals -…

Cables are probably one of the most abused pieces of equipment on any set out there. They are stepped on, driven over, accidentally cut in half, knotted up, and… well you get the picture. So why then, do so many people continue to add to the abuse by coiling their cables incorrectly? Well, it’s most likely because they haven’t been shown how to do it properly in the first place… The “Over Under” method… Learning how to properly coil your cables will not only help to extend their usefulness, and keep them in tip-top shape, but also reduce the amount…

In our Sony a7III review, Vistek video Producer Dale Sood dives into the details about why this camera is one of Sony’s biggest and most important releases in the last few years. Sony a7III Review “With the new a7III, we’ve taken many of our newest and most advanced imaging technologies from the acclaimed a9 and a7R III models and paired them with an all-new 24.2 MP back-illuminated sensor to deliver the ultimate full-frame camera for enthusiasts, hobbyists and professionals alike. It’s a camera that punches far above its weight class in every capacity.” – Neal Manowitz, Vice President of Digital Imaging for Sony…

Specializing in smaller lightweight solutions for videographers who shoot primarily on smaller camcorders, DSLRs, Mirrorless, GoPro and Smartphones, Saramonic prides themselves on taking a slightly different approach with their audio-for-video solutions by offering unique features and benefits not commonly found on similar systems. The Saramonic engineering team understands that better audio is the defining line between good and great videos and are therefore dedicated to continuous innovation in developing products for every video maker from amateur to professional.”Audio-for-video isn’t necessarily one of those sexy categories that you think about right away when planning your next video production, but choosing the right…

In Ep. 1 of our on going series Walk/Talk, Vistek’s Video Producer Dale Sood discusses how gear reviews work, why they are made and what you should really be taking away from them. Vistek Walk/Talk Ep. 1: The Truth About Gear Reviews Let’s have a frank discussion about Gear Reviews… Camera Gear Provided by Vistek Toronto Rentals – https://www.vistek.ca/rentals/ About Walk/Talk Welcome to Walk/Talk. – #REALWALK #REALTALK. A new monthly digital series from Vistek that explores photographic and cinematic life in a fast paced, no-holds-barred style. In future episodes we’ll take a walk with some of the image industry’s best…

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