Archive for the ‘Canon Cinema EOS’ Category

Oct
14
2014

Voigtlander Nokton Lens Review: Depth of Field Debate is Over

High image quality, shallow depth of field and smooth focus pulls are now possible from native Micro Four Thirds lenses, courtesy of the Voigtlander Nokton f/0.95 lenses. And with SLR Magic and Zhongyi Optics with its Mitakon line rapidly following suit (and both SLR Magic and Voigtlander…
Sep
29
2014

Atomos Ninja 2: Well Thought-Out, Well Designed – Does It Fit Your Needs?

Sometimes, it’s the spaces between the specs that are the most informative.  In the case of the Atomos Ninja 2, a great piece of gear demands a thoughtful assessment of intent -- and the gear to which it will be connected.   The idea is…
Sep
16
2014

AJA CION: What Might a 4K, PL Mount Camera Look Like if Apple Did It?

Gorgeous industrial design meets straightforward, cherry-picked feature set in the new AJA CION camera. We haven’t yet seen it in the flesh – it isn’t even shipping– so what we don’t know about the CION is staggering compared to what we do know.   Even so,…
Sep
12
2014

Sony PXW-FS7 Confirms Multi-front War on Canon

Time for TUMS, Canon: The new Sony PXW-FS7 -- an on-board 4K, Super 35 sensor, 10 bit 4:2:2 and up to 120fps cam -- is a direct challenge to the Cinema EOS line at an aggressive price point, adding to what should be Canon’s gastrointestinal distress…
Aug
29
2014

Shane Hurlburt Advises “Go Backwards to Leap Forwards” with Blackmagic Cinema Camera

Ace cinematographer Shane Hurlburt’s recent article titled “Blackmagic Cinema Camera: The Perfect Training Ground for Cinematographers” really struck a chord. I cannot recommend it too highly. In effect he is advising that we emulate the means and methods of Super 16mm analog filmmaking in order…
Aug
25
2014

Surveys Says: Canon C300 Most Popular Camera Among Working Pros in UK

Canon C300 takes top honors, but Sony's F5/55 garners attention. Thanks to our friends over at Cinescopophilia for alerting us to the 2014 Televisual Production Technology Survey. Televisual questioned 100 executives at “leading TV, film, commercials and corporate production companies in the UK” to determine…
Aug
21
2014

Shutter Count is Now Available for Windows

What is Shutter Count and why should you care? Well...have you seen what’s been going on at eBay lately? In the past month, 20 or so U.S. location, working Canon 5D Mk II bodies – the camera that really set off the DSLR video revolution…
Aug
20
2014

Remarkable Documentary “A Year in Champagne” Shot on a Magic Lantern Hacked Canon T2i

We write about gear – in this particular instance, a Magic Lantern hacked Canon T2i, a Canon C300 and a Blackmagic Cinema Camera. And then we write it’s not about the gear. We write, instead, that it’s about the story – in this particular instance,…
Aug
6
2014

Atomos Ninja Blade case study: How to Buy Equipment

Buying any piece of equipment is a big deal. It is easy to get lost in the sea of new equipment and what you feel you might need on your next shoot. So using the Atomos Ninja Blade as a case study, here are the…
Jul
31
2014

A7s and GH4 vs. Arri Amira? Really? Dynamic Range Compared

Panasonic's GH4 is supposed to have great dynamic range, but at least in this test from our friends over at Cinema5D, the Sony A7s mops the floor with it, coming in at 14.1 stops vs. just 10.9 stops for the GH4 (and 11.8 stops for…