Archive for the ‘Vendors’ Category

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
29
2014

Olympus Adds Top Quality 40-150mm Zoom Lens to Its M.Zuiko Pro Lineup

There were signs of intriguing things to come when Olympus released its M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro lens alongside the OM-D E-M1 camera last year. This first of a new series of lenses, the M.Zuiko Pro series, was intended to rival or surpass the…
Sep
25
2014

Fujifilm Adds Video Features to New XT-1 & X100T, On Way to Full-Fledged Hybrid Cameras?

Fujifilm’s recent X-series stills cameras and lenses have deservedly become some of the most-loved since the Fujifilm Finepix X100 appeared in 2011. Fujifilm is no slouch when it comes to high end moviemaking lenses either – its cine and television broadcast lenses have been legendary…
Sep
24
2014

Ultimate Low Light Performance – the New ZEISS Otus 1.4/85mm Lens

Fall of 2013 ZEISS released the first Otus lens in a new product series for photographers - the 55mm 1.4 lens (Available at B&H and Adorama). Recently ZEISS announced the second lens in the Otus series the 1.4/85mm masterpiece.[adrotate group="6"] Also, check out our post on the…
Sep
22
2014

Meet the new Sony PXW-FS7

I have been saying for a few years now that I believe that Sony will end up being the main competitor/threat to Canon as the leading camera company in the video/DSLR space. Sony continued its path to prove me right with their recent release of…
Sep
22
2014

Panasonic Lumix DMC LX100 – 4K Content In Your (Rather Large) Pocket

What a 4K line-up! First Panasonic introduces its DMC- GH4 which took the pro video production world by storm, then the DMC- FZ1000 bridge camera and now, the DMC- LX100 GN premium compact. [adrotate group="6"]Each new camera got smaller and now we have the (almost)…
Sep
22
2014

The SLR Magic 10mm T2.1 Hyperprime Cine Lens Hits the 4K Sweet Spot

SLR Magic, Hong Kong-based maker of high speed manual lenses has released its SLR Magic 10mm T2.1 Hyperprime Cine Lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras, and from the first two videos shot with it, it looks like a beauty. [adrotate group="6"] I have a long…
Sep
19
2014

RØDE Immerses You in the Scene with Stereo VideoMic X

While the visual side of moviemaking has well and truly entered the immersive era via reach-out-and-touch-it 4K acquisition and you-are-here cameras like the GoPro Hero, audio has lagged some distance behind.[adrotate group="6"] No longer. Australia-based microphone maker RØDE has introduced the Stereo VideoMic X and…
Sep
19
2014

Zeiss Otus 85mm f1.4 Lens Test : This Week’s Rorshach Test

Wide Open Camera tested the Zeiss Otus 85mm f1.4 lens using the Panasonic GH4 and Metabones Speed Booster, with lifeguard Stephanie Ertl as the subject.  Who are you, and what do you see -- the optics, the girl or just plain red?  I’m worried. I…
Sep
18
2014

Switronix TorchLED Bolt 220R Offers a New Twist on “Lite Brite”

Onboard camera light TorchLED Bolt 220R now with wireless remote control for distances up to 250 away. Seems like I have LEDs on the brain these days, but I know why: they’re lightweight,[adrotate group="6"] adjustable, easily battery-powered – and now increasingly color accurate and price-competitive.…