Archive for the ‘Sony’ Category

Nov
20
2014

FilmConvert Showcases Winners of Its Cinematography Competition 2014

New Zealand-based film emulation software maker FilmConvert is showcasing the winners of its Cinematography Competition 2014 and what a list of awardees it is! Rather than just the usual first, second and third places, FilmConvert has added an extra third to make a total of…
Nov
19
2014

Hands on With the Sony FS7, Part 1

Moving from a DSLR to a dedicated camcorder which is "all that and a bag of potato chips" can be (in addition to thrilling) intimidating and surprising -- as we found out over a rain-drenched weekend exploring the new Sony FS7.[adrotate group="6"] The weather wasn’t…
Nov
19
2014

Amazing! – Aurora Borealis shot at ISO 25600 with Sony A7S

Sony’s low pixel-count, large photosite-equipped little A7S full-frame mirrorless camera continues to amaze with impressive results shooting under once impossibly high ISOs. Anders Mildestveit used his A7S equipped with a Rokinon 24mm T1.5 ciné lens to shoot the Aurora Borealis in Tromsø, Norway, recently and…
Nov
18
2014

What Comes After the A7s: New Sony Full Frame in February?

Sony Alpha Rumors (by way of Petapixel, with thanks) is predicting with a high degree of confidence a brand new full frame E-mount Sony to challenge the Nikon D810 and Canon 5D Mark III – due in February. [adrotate group="6"] The bad news: this means…
Nov
15
2014

Happy 6th Birthday planet5D! A historical look at the DSLR Video Revolution

planetMitch note: This is great DSLR Video history written by Hugh - I'll have a post on Monday with more details about the planet5D history... Cue up the opening seconds of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band: “It was 20 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the…
Nov
10
2014

Stills from 4K: How Many Megapixels Does it Take to Make a Great Wedding Album?

Wedding photographer and planet5D reader Alexandru has the happy clients to prove it: still captures from 4K video at 9 megapixels can be just as effective as dedicated still camera capture at twice that resolution and more.[adrotate group="6"] Sometimes more is better -- think Ansel…
Nov
10
2014

Sony’s Next Magical Trick: 8K Mirrorless Full Frame Body in 2016

Yeah, OK, I JUST wrote another post saying that artistry trumps specifications, but holy smokes: Sony is rumored to be working on an 8K mirrorless DSLR-style body for 2016.[adrotate group="6"] So what? I recently dug up a post Ken Rockwell wrote back in 2008 that…
Nov
5
2014

Sony a6000 and A7s Enough to Make Professional Nikon Shooter Switch

In this video, long-time Nikon fan and professional landscape, portrait, travel, and wedding photographer Jason Lanier explains why he sold off his Nikon gear and switched to Sony, beginning with the a6000. It’s not just about Canon, dear readers.[adrotate group="6"] It’s a pretty straightforward video.…
Nov
4
2014

Canon 5D Mk III and Magic Lantern RAW Strike Again in Short “Paris La Nuit”

Paris La Nuit is a cool concept commissioned by Adidas Outdoor: bring renowned rock climbers to Paris at night and film them climbing nearby formations reminiscent of specific Parisian landmarks. [adrotate group="6"]That it was done on a Canon 5D Mk III shows once again what…
Nov
3
2014

Another Comprehensive Camera Test. Is This One Helpful?

There are a lot of camera tests available online and it is hard to always find the cameras you want compared to the cameras you are interested in seeing.  If you are like me you are a little skeptical as to how much you can…