Archive for the ‘Sony’ Category

Jul
30
2014

Sony A7s Rolling Shutter Compared to Competitors

The chorus is growing louder by the day: Panasonic's GH4 and Sony's A7s are redefining our expectations for DSLR's as video cameras. Beyond one's preference for low light sensitivity vs 4K, [adrotate group="6"]there are a number of other tradeoffs to consider when determining which of…
Jul
29
2014

Plaintive Tweet: Someone Really Needs to Do a Lens Recommendation List for the Sony A7s

@boxfx tweets: “Given the A7s is a full frame Sony camera, someone really needs to do a lens recommendation list. So many options, but no perfect choices” True dat.[adrotate group="6"] One of my main go-to sites for quantitative lens and sensor evaluations, DxOMark, often has…
Jul
28
2014

Canon Uses Magic Lantern Footage In Its Own Advertising. Really?

For serious videographers committed to Canon DSLR’s, thank goodness for Magic Lantern. As many of you know, this free firmware addon provides many of the desperately needed video functions otherwise missing from the Canon consumer and prosumer DSLR line, from software-enabled headphone monitoring to zebras,…
Jul
24
2014

Canon Sensors with 14 Stops of Dynamic Range, Just Like Sony and Nikon? Well, Yes But…

Yeah, caught my attention, too. But this IS the take-away of Wojciech Toman upon testing Magic Lantern’s (yes, of course – why didn’t I think they were the answer immediately?) Dual ISO functionality.[adrotate group="6"] So: 14 stops of dyamic range from what are really 11…
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…