Sony today unveiled their latest “consumer” level camera, the a6300. Although the distinction between consumer level and Pro level are getting harder and harder to tell.  The successor to the already excellent Sony a6000 brings almost all of the high end video features of the latest a7 series Sony cameras, and places them into this consumer level APS-C sensor […]

Panasonic, no stranger to the camera game, today announced a major new development in electronic Global Shutter technology.  This Global Shutter tech or something similar will eventually find its way onto almost every new camera produced.  And not just by Panasonic.  Frequently, large manufacturers cross license each others patents, and / or directly purchase manufactured […]

FS5 vs a7S II I’m shooting so much low light video these days that I was very interested to see what the new Sony FS5 was capable of, verses the new Sony a7S II.  It is possible I will be using one or the other of these cameras in 2016, and I need to make […]

When the a7S was released just over a year ago, it completely shook up the photo-video industry. I was there at NAB 2014 for the surprise announcement.  Artists like myself and my friends were now going to be able to record still photographs and video footage in almost complete darkness – even with kit lenses!  The hype at the […]

Gone are the days of the low image quality but highly portable palm size camera.  Those models have almost all be absorbed by the ever growing tidal wave of smartphone cams.  Every smartphone made now comes with a decent built in camera.  Some, like the latest iPhone 6S+, with state of the art features and […]

UPDATE: Sony to Release α7R II Firmware Adding Uncompressed 14-Bit RAW on Monday, October 19th  NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2015 – Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, will release a firmware update on October 19th that adds uncompressed  14-Bit RAW image capture to the acclaimed α7R II full frame interchangeable […]

Press Release: DOWNLOAD YOUR NEXT CAMERA: OLYMPUS UNVEILS TWO POWERFUL FIRMWARE UPDATES WITH ADVANCED MACRO SHOOTING AND VIDEO CAPABILITIES FOR THE OM-D New Performance Updates for the OM-D E-M1, E-M5 Mark II and Lenses Demonstrate Olympus’ Ongoing Commitment to Enhance the Existing Lineup CENTER VALLEY, Pa., September 15, 2015 — Today, Olympus announces a series of […]

  Was there ever any doubt that sooner or later Sony Electronics would release the replacement for the A7S? Or that it would be called the A7S II?  Last month they replaced the venerable A7R with the A7R II, a major upgrade in almost every way.  Everything about the A7R II improved over the previous camera, admittedly […]

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 the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sony reports a record 66% growth in what appears to be a still advancing and ever expanding mirrorless digital camera market thanks mainly to the Alpha 7 series and a6000 cameras.  However, according to recent survey data the overall DSLR market is not as healthy – shrinking yet another 16.5% in this past year. Sony’s Mirrorless Digital Camera Press […]

DSL ARM is reported to be an affliction of having your arm stretched from using a heavy DSLR. A few years back, there were many days my arm felt just like this DSL ARM before I threw in the towel and went mirrorless.  I also caught a bad case of DSL Shoulder, my left now a couple inches lower than my […]