Category Archives: Gadgets

BEST Low Light Settings for the GoPro Hero 9 Black

GoPros aren’t renowned for their low light capabilities, however with the right settings, the results can be pleasing. In this GoPro low light tutorial, I go over all relevant settings, like shutter speed, ISO, and picture profiles. I explain what they mean and how to use them.

For the very best results you want to keep your ISO as low as possible, use a low framerate and low shutter speed. The settings that I usually use are:

  • Resolution/FPS: 4K/24p
  • Lens: Wide
  • Hypersmooth: On
  • Bit Rate: High
  • Shutter: 1/48
  • White Balance: Manual (3200k-4000k)
  • ISO Min: 100
  • ISO Max: 800
  • Sharpness: Low
  • Color: Flat

Shoot video at night with the GoPro like a pro!

BEST Settings for Shooting Photos with the GoPro Hero 9 Black

Now that the new GoPro Hero 9 Black can take 20MP still photos, I thought it is a good idea to go over my recommended photo settings. I cover the different output formats – standard, HDR, and SuperPhoto. I also go over the ProTune settings, explaining what they mean and how to use them. Just in case you are interested in the Adobe Lightroom presets that I use, you can get them here: https://sellfy.com/rehaalev. Have fun shooting photos with your new GoPro!

Sony RX0 II Vlogging Setup (Camera Cage and ND Filter for Sony RX0 II)

Let me introduce the Sony RX0 II Vlogging Setup with the UURig C-RX0 II Vlogging Case, so you get the most out of your little camera. It’s a perfect protective cage for the Sony RX0 II with 37mm thread adapter to mount an ND filter and a cold shoe mount to attach an external microphone. Here are the links to all the gear I used for this setup.

Camera Cage : https://amzn.to/30fwf2H
ULANZI L1 Pro Video Light : https://amzn.to/2HhD50c
ULANZI Aluminum Grip: https://amzn.to/2VlvuBk
MicW iShotgun : https://amzn.to/2YnOwJi
Hoya 52mm Variable ND Filter : https://amzn.to/2Q2IQSa
FiiO Audio Cable : https://amzn.to/2Vi6LOj

Sony RX0 II Review

I couldn’t resist buying the Sony RX0 II to compliment my Sony Alpha setup – the a7III and a6500. I wanted a small waterproof camera that I could abuse to get shots that I couldn’t get with my larger Sony cameras. While I have been using my GoPro for these type of shooing scenarios, mixing footage was always a hassle. Check out the video for my in-depth review. Is it perfect? No! Would I buy it again? Absolutely!

PortKeys LH5 HDR : Best 5-inch On-Camera Monitor For The Sony a7III?

While I enjoy shooting with my Sony cameras, the fact that Sony never offered a flip-out screen with their higher-end mirrorless lineup is frustrating. So one either has to live with that, or invest in an on-camera monitor. There are many different external camera monitors available nowadays, in a wide range of features and sizes. Watch my review of the PortKeys LH5 HDR to learn why I love this field monitor so much!

In case you are interested, you can get one here: http://geni.us/PKLH5HDR

GoPro HERO7 Black Review

I finally upgraded my GoPro Hero5 Black, which I wasn’t too crazy about. The image and audio quality wasn’t great for a US$400 action camera and the features weren’t that exciting either. The improvements and new features of the GoPro HERO7 Black however won me over again. In this video I am testing the new GoPro HERO7 Black and compare it to the GoPro Hero5 Black – just in case you are still undecided whether you should get one.

Sony a7III Review

I bought the Sony a7III and I couldn’t be happier!

The Sony a6500, which I used for the last year, is still a great camera. I will keep it as a back-up camera. However, when it comes to slow-motion and low light, the a6500 isn’t performing as good as I was hoping it would. I was also missing the full-frame look in my photos that I fell in love with back in the days when I was shooting with the Canon 5D.

As a hybrid shooter, the Sony a7III ticks all the boxes. And for US$2000 it is simply the best camera on the market. Watch my review for more details of the camera and how it performs against the Sony a6500.