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https://vimeo.com/137088433 The Sony A7R II introduction at Samy’s Camera in Los Angeles, California on August 22, 2015 was a couple of weeks after the A7R II introduction launch held in New York City on August 5th.  From what I saw of the postings, Brian Smith did his usual exemplary job of sharing what he knew about […]

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Press Arrow Above To Play Video You think you have it tough as a freelancer bringing in enough money to cover your monthly bills?  The life of a freelance artist looks easy when your name is Shauna McClure and your job is as the Executive Director of the Hollywood Arts Council.  I’ve had the pleasure […]

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It’s small, smart, streams HD footage to your phone, and that’s just the beginning of Micro Drone 3.0.  I’ve been an avid follower of the “drone revolution” pretty much since its inception.  In this relatively short period of time, the changes to the drone technology have taken place almost as rapidly as the users provided […]

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https://vimeo.com/123185527 Leave it to Ray Collins, a one time coal-miner turned fine art photographer to bringing some new and radically different angles to oceanic imagery. The coal-mining town of Bulli, south of Sydney, is not regarded as a repository of high art, nor as a vibrant and pulsing beehive of life and color, and yet there was Ray […]

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https://vimeo.com/132399880 Paper Puppets?  Yep, 3D Animated 2D Cut-Out Paper Puppets mounted on sticks and animated into a great story. Expertly done, executed with perfection by a practiced group of artists intent upon telling their story.  Go ahead and watch it.  Nothing more needs be said.  Work as good as this work strongly stands on its own legs.  Here’s a NuMedia […]

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  These days, every organization needs a polished, professional video to legitimize its cause. That’s why Dissolve has partnered with* the Association of Obscure Associations to create memorable ads for some lesser-known not-for-profits, social groups, and industry coalitions. Do they deserve your support? Watch first, then you decide for yourself. *Invented   Video effects courtesy […]

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https://vimeo.com/132049973 Not since the “YMCA Video” has such a defining moment occurred for gay culture as what took place on Friday, June 26, 2015.  On this date now etched in history, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) voted in a split 5-4 decision to declare Gay Marriage legal under the laws of the […]

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 https://vimeo.com/130868730 Venus Optics, the Chinese camera lenses manufacturer based in Anhui, China, who last September launched the world’s first 2:1 Macro Lens with infinity focus, claims to have accomplished another first.  Venus Optics has just announced the world’s widest Macro lens for full frame cameras, the Laowa 15mm f/4 Wide-Angle 1:1 Macro Lens.  And boy, does this […]

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When Lensrentals.com first got the first Canon 5Ds and 5D sr cameras in stock, Aaron and I immediately started screaming that we wanted to take one apart. It turns out we received enough 5Ds cameras to let us have a day with one to do just that. Of course, we don’t expect to find out anything amazing and revealing. We expect […]

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RONKONKOMA, NY — June 19, 2015 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens and camera manufacturer, today announced the Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art lens, the market’s first full-frame zoom lens offering a wide-open, constant aperture of F2 throughout the zoom range. Pricing and availability are pending. With the development of this latest Global Vision […]

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Like everybody else, we’re pretty excited to get our hands on Canon’s new 5DS and 5DS R. There are already a lot of hands-on articles about the cameras that probably have told you more than you need to know to make your purchase decision. Of course, for most of the Canon shooters who read this blog, the purchase […]

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https://vimeo.com/122375452 This exquisitely done video is a tribute piece by photographer Ben Moon. The story is a beautiful, touching tribute to his old dog Denali, who at the age of 14 passed away last year of cancer. It’s a story Ben chose to tell from his friend’s perspective; Denali the Dog’s view of love, loyalty and friendship.  It is also […]

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Rockets indeed, both of them, from a Sony determined to dominate the small interchangeable lens camera segment – then carrying the same technology down the whole line!  Try shooting some video of a high speed train passing by with these new RX Series incredible mind bending specifications, and see for yourself: 40x super slow motion video capture at 960fps, 480fps and […]

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The long wait is over at last!  The A7R II has been announced. Eleven Features of the New Sony A7R II Camera.  This A7R II Packs Some Real Surprises! 42.4 megapixel photos at up to ISO 102400 the world’s first back-illuminated full frame CMOS sensor 399 focal plane phase detection AF points 5-axis image stabilization system […]

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https://vimeo.com/130264939 I’ve got a small secret to tell, but I don’t want to offend anybody when I disclose it.  I go to several trade shows every year to keep up on the latest gear and software upgrades.  It gives me a chance to also catchup with old friends and view some of the best creative work […]