NAB 2014: Honorable Mentions from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. There were all those tasty tidbits from the NAB 2014 Show in Las Vegas, NV, that were not in their own right worthy, sufficiently compelling, or sufficient information available  for their own separate stories; or items who’s stories I have already told but not to be forgotten. […]

SOURCE: NextWaveTV Carl Zeiss was not absent from the scene at NAB 2014.  In fact, Carl Zeiss came with some exciting news other than the announcement of their latest entry into the compact cinema zoom lens category.  In what can only be called the first “official” confirmation, Zeiss is in fact hard at work developing […]

Like it or not, every serious video production requires “sticks” and a slider.  Normally, these two components are separate, transported separately, and for the slider, should you wish to raise it, you need to carry a separate tripod.   Add all these separates together, two tripods, two heads, etc. and you end up toting a […]

Leica Summilux-C Prime Cine Lenses. Otto Nemenz, Leica, and Band Pro got together and said, “Let’s make some cinema lenses, baby” And so they did, which proved very interesting to cinematographers always looking for alternative looks.  At nearly $200,000 per eight lens set, these lenses come in very competitively priced with other ultra high quality […]

Introduction Of The Sony A7S from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. The world premier of the Sony A7S introduced on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the NAB 2014 Show In Las Vegas by Mr. Shigeki Ishizuka, Sony Executive Vice President. I had planned to attend the NAB convention in Las Vegas, but I had not anticipated being […]

Panasonic GH4 24p C4K ‘Cine-D Profile’ Skintone Quickie test from Nick Driftwood on Vimeo. First you can ask the developer & product director of the Panasonic GH4 your questions here;- http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10019/ask-developers-of-the-panasonic-lumix-gh4-plus-answers-about-the-m43-format/p1 Now the video: Here’s a quick test Nick Driftwood put together from a string of new footage he’s shooting for the first of his […]

The Optikos Bench First and foremost, if you aren’t at least a little Geeky, this post is not for you; unless you’re one of those people who thinks “just take some pictures, dammit,” when I write some article about resolution testing.  In that case, you might like this article because we’re taking pictures to test […]

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 […]

Ernest Goh – COCKS, Chicken Beauty Pageants from anotherbeautifulstory on Vimeo. Good stories are found all over the world.  Thanks to modern day portable video recording technology to the rapid proliferation of the internet into every country at the household level, many of these stories are finally able to be seen. Most are free to share […]

I had never been to WPPI, the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International show in Las Vegas,  so when Paul Gero told me he was going I made an on the spot decision to join him.  The Sunday afternoon drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes a bit over four hours at a legal and […]

There are some problems reported using a Sony A7R with a Leica 28mm f/2 Summicron ASPH.  Smudged “blurry sides and edges” and serious “color smearing”  repeated in discussion forums and on the major social networks.  Some go so far as to report the 28mm ‘Cron unusable on the A7R, the problems being so serious.  Where […]

The Canon EOS 650 is a 35 mm single-lens reflex camera. It was introduced on 2 March 1987, Canon’s 50th anniversary, and discontinued in February 1989. It was the first camera in Canon’s new EOS series designed from scratch to support an entirely new line of consumer autofocus lenses. The EOS system featured the new […]

We have enough to worry about as professional photographers, dealing with deadbeat ad agencies, stressed-out brides, and clients who wonder why we don’t do three or four extra days work without charging.  Do we now have to worry about getting radiation poisoning from radioactive lenses?  I own one of these so called radioactive lenses, a Canon 55mm […]

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 […]

Zoetrope Optika from August Bradley on Vimeo. No sooner do I finish my story about the new Sony Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 Sonnar, then out pops this fine example of creative filmmaking using it’s sister lens, the Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus.  Without question, the Otus is one outstanding lens.  Especially in the hands of a master […]

Published on YouTube Jan 28, 2014 Randy Halverson is a driven person, as driven as anybody living in rural South Dakota can be I guess.  Randy and his two Canon 5D Mark III’s sure did some traveling last year, covering South Dakota, Wyoming, and Utah shooting in 4k.  Oh, you didn’t know the 5D Mark III […]