Have you ever wondered what it would be like to actually shoot a feature length motion picture using only a Sony mirrorless body?  Wonder no more, The movie is called Three Days In August! This first feature film shot exclusively in 4K on a Sony Alpha mirrorless camera premiered on the big screen April 19th, 2016 at the […]

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 […]

Not to be outdone by the strong Zeiss support for the native Sony FF E mount, Schneider Optics announces additional support for the Sony E mount in their new family of prime lenses specially designed and built for digital cinematography with full-frame sensor HDSLR, Mirrorless, and other professional cameras. Built in Germany by Schneider-Kreuznach, the new […]

  Here at LensRentals, we have a unique perspective to the market trends. With over 100,000 pieces of gear that are rented out regularly, we’re able to effectively monitor what products are the most interesting for photographers and videographers. Here is where we’ll show you all our own market trends, and give you a list […]

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 […]

  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 […]

Out of the box, I am amazed.  Plug it in, mount and format a new SSD cartridge, connect the cable.  Fiddle a bit searching the nasty Sony Menu system to finally figure out the A7S will only output 4k UHD over the HDMI port if you have it set to MOVIE mode on the top dial.  Manual doesn’t […]

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 […]

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 […]

NAB 2015, Las Vegas, USA – April 13, 2015 – Blackmagic Design today announced the Blackmagic Video Assist, a portable, all in one professional monitor and video recorder that can be used with any SDI or HDMI camera. Blackmagic Video Assist adds professional recording and monitoring to any camera and features a bright, high resolution […]

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 […]

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 […]

Atomos Shogun Introduction from Atomos Video on Vimeo. It has been a long time coming, delayed several times, and still is not functionally complete but finally the long awaited Atomos Shogun has started to arrive to fill dealer backorders.  What this means to people like myself who are using a Sony A7S is that we […]

Atomos Shogun IBC 2014 from Atomos Video on Vimeo. Oh Shogun, where art thou my Shogun?  Today there is finally some news on the Shogun front.  For those of you like myself who are anxious to begin shooting 4k footage on the Sony a7s, today is a monumental day in Shogun and a7s history.  Atomos […]

Contax Zeiss Distagon 28mm F2 Sony A7S Test from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. I find it hard to believe, but it has already been over a month ago that I received the Sony A7S.  As I anticipated, hoped, and expected, it has been a very interesting camera to work with.  The better I get to know the […]