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 […]

The long wait is over.  The first DEFY G2x gimbal is due to ship on February 15th, 2015! The DEFY G2x gimbal promises to be the lightest, most powerful gimbal in its class.  Designed to give filmmakers from all genres the ability to have precisely accurate stability all squeezed into a compact, extremely light and powerful gimbal that […]

The Samsung Portable SSD T1 has all of the usual nice things about flash storage.  It has no moving parts, it is blinding fast compared to rotating platter hard disk drives (portable or otherwise), it is extremely reliable, it is practically indestructible, and did I mention it is as fast as a proverbial shot of weasel piss? […]

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 […]

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 […]

Contax Zeiss Distagon 28mm F2 Sony A7S Test from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. Looking for a great wide angle prime for your Sony A7S?  Look no further.  The Contax Zeiss 28mm f2 is a champion.  One of the things that I always love to do as soon as I can with a new camera body is to […]

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 […]

Contax Zeiss 35mm f1.4 A7S Test from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. One of the things that I always do as soon as I can when I get a new camera body, is to test it using my Contax Zeiss collection of prime lenses.  These lenses are the older Contax Zeiss primes, intended for the Contax 35mm film […]

Canon 16-35mm f/4L IS USM test from Jon Roemer on Vimeo. From my good friend Jon Roemer; some interesting video samples shot with the new Canon 16-35mm F4L zoom lens. Commenting on the canon 16-35mm f4l, Jon had this to say,  “Testing the sharpness and image stabilization (IS) of the new Canon 16-35mm f/4L IS USM. All clips […]

Video review of the Sony A7S from Philip Bloom Reviews & Tutorials on Vimeo. Few people in the small camera video production industry are as widely respected as Philip Bloom.  A photojournalist by former trade, Bloom has evolved his brand and his style to encompass filmmaking as his primary art form. His work is distinctive, […]

Published on Aug 1, 2014 by TheCameraStore.TV and Jordan Drake, Producer The Sigma DP cameras have been defined by the spectacular images they can produce, and the awful design choices that make capturing those images incredibly difficult. The new sigma dp2 quattro cameras aim to fix those design quirks. With a run of brilliant products from […]

Many expect the soon to be released A7S to be a “game changer” for independent film makers. No doubt we will be seeing hundreds of Sony A7S vs 5D Mark III tests. While the truth of these forecasts remains to be seen there is no question the A7S brings some strong features to the playing […]

Finally, the Fat Lady is warming up her voice.  I’ve felt for some time that there were better RAW conversion options on the market than Adobe Camera Raw, which is natively supported by Lightroom.  DxO Optics Pro is one of those.  However, the round trip out and back into Lightroom to edit in an external editor […]

Chris Niccolls is joined by Nick Devlin discussing the just released Fuji X-T1 camera. The X-T1 is the latest in the Fujifilm “X” series camera lineup, and may be the first Fuji X that crosses the line into the “general” camera category. Appealing to a much larger audience, thanks to greatly improved autofocus, the X-T1 […]