Sep29th

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

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
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…
Sep26th

Why are some hard drives more reliable than others?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Thanks to the folks over at ExtremeTech for alerting us to the research of Cloud Backup vendor Backblaze. According to Backblaze, hard drive failure rates for disks of the same…
Sep25th

Help Captain Torpedo Move into the Finals of Project Greenlight

Posted By Barry Andersson
I did an earlier post on the new season of Project Greenlight.  This post this fun for me because my longtime director of photography, Julien Lassuer, has a film in the…
Sep25th

Canon Jumps the Shark with Stella McCartney Limited Edition Camera Bag

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
From the Canon UK website: “Combining fashion and technology with creativity and style, the limited edition Linda camera bag has been especially designed by Stella McCartney for the Canon EOS…
Sep25th

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

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
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…
Sep24th

Vote for Your Favorite Films from Project Greenlight

Posted By Barry Andersson
It seems like this post is straight out of the past. I remember vividly the first ever Project Greenlight back in 2001. It was a brilliant concept ahead of its…
Sep24th

Extraordinary Zeiss Otus 1.4/85 lens is announced

Posted By Barry Andersson
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…
Sep23rd

Need to Understand S-Log2 on the Sony A7S? You’ll Do No Better than Alister Chapman

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Recently I needed to familiarize myself with the Sony A7S camera’s core features fast, quick enough to duck out during a rare, relative lull in Sydney’s freezing winter rainstorms. Key…
Sep23rd

Adam Epstein Cutting Edge Post Production Tour: Wow.

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Film editor Adam Epstein becomes the second member of the Saturday Night Live Film Unit after Alex Buono to go on a multi-city tour to show video creatives how to…
Sep22nd

Meet the new Sony PXW-FS7

Posted By Barry Andersson
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…
Sep22nd

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

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
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…
Sep22nd

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

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
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…
Sep19th

RØDE Immerses You in the Scene with Stereo VideoMic X

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
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…
Sep19th

Sony FS7 is to the FS700 as the Canon C300 is to C100?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Den Lennie interview on the Sony FS7 makes a pretty compelling case for the comparison – except the FS7 is 1/3 less expensive than the C300. Take an FS700 and…
Sep19th

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

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
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…
Sep18th

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

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
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…

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