The gentleman who will be making the final decision on what comes next from Sony in the Alpha series of interchangeable lens cameras is Sony Product Manager for Interchangeable Lens Cameras, Mr. Kenta Honjo.  Mr. Honjo was interviewed for this Creative Live video segment published on Oct 27, 2014 on YouTube.Com.  For those who are unfamiliar […]

The Santa Monica Pier from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. a chuck jones film Background Beautiful sonny Sunday afternoon.  Sony A7r.  Sony 55mm f/1.8 & Leica 35mm Summicron non-ASPH.  Add magic and stir. History Santa Monica has had several piers over the years; however, the current Santa Monica Pier is actually two adjoining piers that long had […]

Duo Flammenspuk – Kobold Streit & Schabernack from Hacky on Vimeo. Kathy & Caro from Hamburg, Germany bring us enchanting fire-artistry with “Duo Flammenspuk.”  Flammenspuk is a word creation composed of the German words for flames and haunting.  This medieval show is called “Kobold-Streit” (goblin hassle) with lots of “Schabernack” (hoax). This video was recorded […]

The Sony A7S price is $2,495 and will ship beginning the first week in July, so you could say this new low light “Cat” that can focus in the dark is almost out of the bag.  You read that correctly, the Sony guy or gal in charge of setting prices, in their infinite wisdom, has decided to price […]

Other People’s Money from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. One of my clients is the LA band “Cats With Class.”  I guess you could say I sort of live with this band, since my wife Suzanne is one of the band members.  Suzanne wrote and sings this original work “Other People’s Money” in a secret Burbank, CA […]

There are few things I’ve found in my life as a photographer of any real lasting value:  My older pre-ASPH Leica lenses, an old Domke bag I’ve had forever, my hat, and a small library of books – SONY A7/A7R:FROM SNAPSHOTS TO GREAT SHOTS  now being one of those books. The quality hand-crafted into my old […]

A Man Ain’t A Man from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. We are now setup and operational with the latest Mavericks OSX and the latest Final Cut Pro X.  One of the exciting things Apple has evolved in Final Cut Pro X is multi camera editing. What is multi camera editing you ask?  Good question!  Final Cut […]

AeroDrome from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. Some may think me a dinosaur when I express a preference for working with a manually focused lens.  When I started in photography there weren’t any autofocus cameras, so everybody either learned to use manual focus or learned to live with blurry snapshots.  Over the years, many thousands of photographs […]

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 […]

Day Two: I begin testing lenses and learning the camera setting options for the new Sony A7R.  The A7R with its high megapixel count should be capable of producing professional level advertising imagery.  Does it?  Short answer: With the right lens choices, yes it does.  The video and all of the still photographs on this […]

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 […]