Once again, the first hints of Spring in the air, the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International show, WPPI 2016, beckons me to Las Vegas.  This conference is one of my annual favorites.  I love the focus on up close and personal education, the intimate setting of the MGM Grand Ballroom & Conference Center, and having […]

When we visit places and towns we (Bettina and I) want to have a very compact yet comprehensive gear set with us. Finding the right bag is always a challenge. Here are some criteria for us: We need to carry two sets of mirrorless cameras (video and stills) with a focal range from about 24-28mm […]

  The Nikon Df is as important for what it is as for what it is not.  What it is is an excellent still photographers camera, if you’re one who likes to twiddle knobs.  What it is not is a video creation tool.  For some unknown reason, in 2013 Nikon Product Management decided the Nikon […]

Chuck A7R Report from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. The Sony A7R Day Three Report I am primarily a portrait, music, and event photographer.  Since I have never considered myself much of a landscape photographer,  I asked Pham Minh Son to join me in testing the A7R for a detailed sunset landscape.  Son has lived in this area […]

Hot off the truck and right into my welcoming hands, my pre-ordered new Sony A7R came in today.  I had to run right down to Samy’s Camera and pick it up.  Of course, immediate still and video clips were required.  First impression is – this is a pretty special camera.  All still images here are […]

  When it comes to testing a DSLR video camera, there are few whose judgement I trust as much as Johnnie Behiri, one of the owners of Cinema5D.com.  Johnnie has consistently great insights on the entire world of video and video production.  He is a master of the necessary craft skills.  When Sony first introduced the […]

  In the above, an obvious sales piece for the new Zeiss OTUS 1.4/55 published on Oct 7, 2013, Zeiss makes some strong claims about this new lens. Statements like “Experience a new dimension. The Otus 1.4/55 is the pinnacle of over 120 years of expertise and experience in optical and mechanical excellence. Only the best materials […]

Dubbing, or re-recording, is a post-production process used in filmmaking and video production, in which additional or supplementary recording occurs after the original recording stage. The process includes automated dialogue replacement (ADR), also known as “additional dialogue recording,” in which the original actors re-record and synchronize audio segments in a studio long after the film is shot. Music is frequently subject to the dubbing […]

  Fujifilm Announces The All New FUJIFILM X-E2   It is no secret that most of the team here at TheCameraForum.Com are big fans of the Fuji X-Trans sensor based cameras.  In fact, all of us own at least one.  Mine is the X-E1, a camera that I both love and hate.  Love for its […]

Rumors have been flying around the internet “buzz” sites for several months about Sony being in development on the A7R, a full frame interchangeable lens NEX size camera body.  The rumors, as is often the case, were wrong.  Sony was in development on two bodies, not just one.  While many anticipated a full frame sensor […]

The Nikon D610 HD-SLR Delivers FX-Format Quality and Pro-Level Features for Enthusiasts Ready to Take Their Passion to the Next Level MELVILLE, N.Y. – Nikon Inc. today announced the Nikon D610, the latest FX-format HD-SLR to incorporate cutting-edge features and superior operability to help photographers create amazing images and Full HD video.  Engineered for those enthusiasts […]

Sony QX10 Lens Camera Field Report: More than a cool Concept? Uwe Steinmueller | 09-28-2013 From http://www.outbackphoto.net Mobile phones are the most used cameras in the world. But they are limited in many ways for those who love photography: Mostly fixed focal length (no zoom) Image quality below entry level compact cameras Not much control over expsure Note: This […]

RED EPIC DRAGON – IT’S THE REAL DEAL ! from Mark Toia on Vimeo. Mark Tola (the lucky dog ;=) won the lottery to be one of the first to get his hands on one of the new RED Dragon sensor equipped Epic bodies, and has taken it for a nice long test drive.  His […]

Iridient Digital has released Version 2.2 of its Iridient Developer RAW conversion software (formally known simply as RAW Developer).  RAW Developer has been Brian’s product since the early first versions those many years ago.  Though RAW Developer has evolved over time into today’s Iridient Developer,  it has not lost any of the original product’s charm. […]

Bastille Day from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. A day with my Fuji X-E1. My lovely wife and life partner, Suzanne, and I were married on July 14th, Bastille Day.  We didn’t plan it this way, it was pure coincidence but a very pleasant one.  Where ever we happen to be on July 14, we just seek […]