Archive for the ‘Sony’ Category

Jul
22
2014

A Love Letter – and Plea – to Canon

Dear Canon: I’ve been a fanboy of yours for just about 45 years, ever since I bought my first SLR – the Canon FT/QL -- at the age of 12. Over the ensuing decades, you were my go-to company as I moved up the 35mm…
Jul
17
2014

Will Canon Still be the Leader After The Next Camera Announcement?

Federer and Nadal; Gates and Jobs; Lauda and Hunt; Edison and Tesla – I’m sure you can name many other world-class champions who were made even better by their worthiest opponents (please feel free to nominate yours in the comments section below!).[adrotate group="6"] But you’d…
Jul
13
2014

Panasonic GH4 Video Review by Philip Bloom: “It’s a breakthrough”

Philip Bloom is an indie filmmaker who favors the Canon 1DC for his own HDSLR work, but he's just put up an almost 40 minute long review of the Panasonic GH4.[adrotate group="6"] Full disclosure: Bloom has done film work for both Canon AND Panasonic specifically…
Jun
30
2014

An Interesting Look at the Future of Photography

Here is an interesting read about the future of photography (and video to some degree). We can never know the future, but this article has some interesting thoughts on the state of the industry and what the leading manufacturers are working on.[adrotate group="6"] I think…
Jun
27
2014

Sony A7s Crowned New King of Low Light by DxOMark, but…

It’s all over the web now: Sony has pulled a rabbit out of its hat with the low light performance of their new A7s, sibling to the A7 and A7R. The imagery is stunning, the ISO numbers staggering.[adrotate group="6"] DxOMark confirms that the A7s has…
Jun
26
2014

Non-native Lens Selection is Getting Mighty Interesting

The idea of taking that huge investment in lenses some of us have and leveraging it into the latest and greatest camera bodies (L series lenses, anyone? Panasonic GH4, anyone?) is really appealing. REALLY appealing.[adrotate group="6"] But at least in my own case, I’ve sold off…
Jun
22
2014

409,600 ISO is Real, but Is It Usable? Sony A7s Review by Luminous Landscape’s Michael Reichmann

Michael Reichmann is one of the most thoughtful and articulate voices writing about photography and photographic gear today. Every time I read a piece by him, I cannot help but feel that I am learning from a master.[adrotate group="6"] So it was with no small…
Jun
17
2014

Image of Sony’s Curved Full-Frame Sensor Unveiled

I am very interested in what Sony is doing these days. I have been waiting for a camera company to close the gap with Canon in the DSLR/Mirrorless market.[adrotate group="6"] The Sony A7s made a huge splash at NAB and I am eager to test…
Jun
12
2014

Astounding Sony A7s side by side ISO Shootout with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

We just got this from Den Lennie and I hope you're sitting down as this will absolutely astound you and you won't believe your eyes - the Sony A7s high ISO performance compared side by side with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III is simply…
Apr
10
2014

Sony A7s 4K & E-mount Cinema Lens – NAB 2014 from NextWaveDV

planet5D is partnering with nextwaveDV.com to bring you coverage from the NAB 2014 show floor. We’ve worked with Tony and Sean for years and they do an excellent job of providing quality interviews from NAB and we’re thrilled to be sharing their show floor interviews…