From “the truth is stranger than fiction Leica saga,” an unbelievable problem surfaces with the new Leica Monochrom Type 246 – this time even before it begins to ship.  Today Leica Camera has issued a notice regarding a compatibility issue with DNG files from new and soon to be shipping Monochrom (Typ 246) and Apple’s replacement for […]

My original article, written when the DJI Inspire 1 was announced in November, 2014 is here:http://thecameraforum.com/dji-inspire-1/  If you haven’t read it already, you may want to go back and do so, as in it I cover the features, options and functions the new Inspire 1 brought to market. But like every camera made, the DJI Inspire 1 […]

Phillip Bloom is certainly a known brand in photography circles, and for good reason.  Phillip is one of the hardest working professionals I follow regularly.  I find his information always spot on, with great reasoning behind his choices.  Much like the rest of us, Phillip is a picky perfectionist in selecting his personal gear.  Phillip […]

Rollei lenses on a Sony A7S?  Is this possible?  Yep, Rollei lenses on a Sony A7S, and the results may  surprise you as much as they did me.  Not only is the video superb, the still images are every bit as magical as their medium format counterparts.  Rollei lenses on a Sony A7S for me? You better […]

Using Sony Wi-Fi with PlayMemories, PicTapGo, & Instagram – How to Use Wi-FI on your Sony Mirrorless camera in conjunction with the Sony PlayMemories app,  PicTapGo and Instagram on the iPhone by Paul F. Gero |  paulfgero.com Member, Sony Artisans of Imagery Program One of the great things about Sony mirrorless cameras like the a7II, the […]

Perspective correction, or “tilt–shift” as it is often called, encompasses two different types of movements: rotation of the lens plane relative to the image plane, called tilt, and movement of the lens parallel to the image plane, called shift. Tilt is used to control the orientation of the plane of focus (PoF), and hence the part of an image that […]

The first opening of the box, and firing up for the first video recording from the new Olympus OMD EM5 Mark II. As you would expect, not perfect without reading the manual, but intuitive and quite acceptable all the same. A testament to Olympus designing an excellent consumer camera that on the surface appears to […]

10328×7760 – A 10K Timelapse Demo from SCIENTIFANTASTIC on Vimeo. “10328 X 7760 – A 10K Timelapse Demo” is a video put together by showcasing the extreme resolution of the PhaseOne IQ180 digital back with which it was shot. Play this video full screen with HD ON!  The PhaseOne IQ180 is a whopping 80MP image making monster strutting its […]

In days of old when men were bold, and DSLR video was not yet invented, to record video you would turn to a dedicated video camera. If you wanted to be a hybrid storyteller you wanted both photos and videos.  So you’d need to bring two cameras with you, a “still” camera, and a “video” camera.  And of course, all the […]

Curiosity from John Brawley on Vimeo. Shot entirely with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II. Many of the motion tracking shots for this were also shot using the new DEFY G2 Gimbal with the E-M5 Mark II mounted up. For full details on the hows and whys and for camera original files go to http://johnbrawley.wordpress.com […]

Not to be outdone by the GoPro4, Sony unleashed their latest entry into the personal action camera space at CES 2015.  The FDR-X1000V is a serious competitor as well, besting the GoPro4 in several ways from the specifications at least.  It also is a stunning upgrade to the excellent Sony HDR-MV1 I have been reporting […]

For regular all around shooting, I find the Contax Zeiss 85mm f1.4 Planar to be a bit too long for my video tastes. I have not spent nearly the time shooting this tight of a lens as I have with wider angle lenses.  On my other hybrid storyteller hand, for still portrait work the Contax Zeiss 85mm f1.4 Planar […]

If you are like millions of other photographers, the personal work usually ends up getting shot on the one camera you always have with you – your phone.  If that phone happens to be an Apple iPhone capable of running IOS-8+ Santa Clause may have just come early for you this year. So what does […]

A7II Hands On Review Video Introduction by Paul Gero, Sony Artisans of Imagery Program from Paul Gero on Vimeo. Ladera Ranch wedding and portrait photographer Paul Gero is no stranger to the regular readers of TheCameraForum.  Paul has appeared in several of our stories, the latest of which we got to enjoy seeing Paul open […]

Cousin Kate & The Light In The Darkness from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. We’re working on another music video project, this time for LA’s hot new Pop music sensations, Cousin Kate.  These gals and guys are always so much fun to work with!  We decided to film some B roll for the project at their last rehearsal, […]

Unboxing The A7II from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. There is always excitement and great anticipation when a new camera body is released, especially one with revolutionary features like 5-axis image stabilization, XAVC-S Codec, and S-Log2 from ISO 1600 up.  To differentiate it in my mind, I have started calling the new Sony A7II “The Deuce.”  Paul gets […]