Mike Kobal

February 11, 2010

Winter in Central Park, NYC: Canon Eos 7D

Winter in Central Park, NYC: Canon Eos 7D: 720/60p from Mike Kobal on Vimeo.

Not very often do we get so much snow here in the city, packed my 7D, a few lenses, small tripod, bean bag and headed to the park. I should really call this a weather proofing test, the gear was soaking wet after about 10min. Changing lenses was a challenge, I ended up using the Tokina 12-24mm and the Nikon 75-150mm (still my fav compact tele lens). No problems with the Camera body and/or lenses. Everything was shot with auto white balance, neutral color settings at 720/60p, Iso ranging from 200 to 400. Grading has been kept to a minimum, only contrast enhancement, no color correction. Music: http://www.entropymusic.com
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  1. thanks for the great video, i loved the ducks in the pond. keep up the great videos.

    Comment by jim peruta — February 11, 2010 @ 1:28 pm

  2. thanks Jim

    Comment by mike.kobal — February 11, 2010 @ 2:10 pm

  3. Great video, wonderfull! I was even cold!

    Comment by christophe — February 11, 2010 @ 7:59 pm

  4. Superb quality, Mike.

    I didn’t realise such good results could come from an SLR.

    May I cheekily suggest a Beanpod beanbag support might be ideal for a shoot?


    Well, I have done now anyhow!

    Cheers, Mark.

    Comment by Mark — February 12, 2010 @ 8:16 am

  5. Fascinated to see your video tests and the evolution of the DSLR video tools (and of course your artistic eye).

    One thing that’s still not clear is about the “stuttering” look when panning (not “rolling shutter” distortions, but a choppy feel). Given your overall quality approach, I’m guessing it’s the camera and not your panning motion itself (?)

    It appears you even filmed at 60fps which should make it even smoother, right?

    Comment by Bob Johnson — February 14, 2010 @ 2:52 pm

  6. thanks guys, Bob, i know the panning on the last scene, it is the camera and the conversion (vimeo), frankly, I don’t like it but not sure how to eliminate it, very slow pans seem the only answer for now.

    Comment by mike.kobal — February 14, 2010 @ 3:06 pm

  7. This would have been the proper song:

    No, seriously: I’m always happy when I return to this site and see another cool vid. Danke daf├╝r.

    Comment by Matthias — February 18, 2010 @ 8:43 am

  8. Man that’s cold.

    Comment by Steve Crutchfield — February 23, 2010 @ 8:45 pm

  9. Mike, I just found your vimeo footage & started reading your blog–

    I had planned on getting the Canon T2i but I decided on buying a Canon 7D this weekend instead.

    I wasn’t sure if I was getting the right camera but your footage/clips look great — after watching a few of your test & videos I think I made a good decision.

    And thanks for sharing your shooting settings & breakdowns (lens,iso’s & aperatures).


    Comment by Steve Dilley — February 28, 2010 @ 4:00 pm

  10. Looks beautiful! I miss NYC because I’m on tour and I love when it snows like crazy in NY. Its so quiet then! :)

    Comment by Natalie Gelman — February 28, 2010 @ 7:47 pm

  11. nice video gud imagination.

    Comment by canon eos 7d — March 15, 2010 @ 8:46 am

  12. thanks guys

    Comment by mike.kobal — March 16, 2010 @ 8:18 am

  13. Hi Mike – Great video. May I ask what nikon to canon adapter you used to mount the lens?

    Comment by James K. — October 10, 2010 @ 6:14 pm

  14. thanks James, ebay, search for nikon lens to canon eos adapter ring ($8.95)

    Comment by mike.kobal — October 12, 2010 @ 8:28 am

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