(G Master Lens Discussion starts at 4:10 in the above video, after the discussion about the exciting new a6300) G Master.  Now there is a name that instills confidence.  And rightly so from a look at the specs of the new lineup of Professional highest quality glass for the Sony E mount.  Apparently, Sony has […]

Did you see yesterday’s article on the Exposure Triangle for still photography?  It’s here: http://thecameraforum.com/exposure-triangle/ For video cameras, the same rules apply.  There are 3 ways to control exposure internally on a camera, ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed or “Angle” as it is called on moving film cameras. For video, where movement is the rule vs the exception, the meanings […]

  Understanding the three pillars of The Exposure Triangle, and how to use each of them to your advantage in concert, is one of the highest arts in photography.  Up there with color and composition.   Understanding the exposure triangle of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO is the first step in mastering photography. They are three of […]

Editors Note: With the rumor mill alive with speculation about a soon to be announced Sony A7R Mark II with a whopping 59MP of resolution, a discussion immediately came up with some of my professional photographer friends about where is the actual diffraction limit going to be with a Sony 59MP full frame sensor?  The limit being the […]

Rollei lenses on a Sony A7S?  Is this possible?  Yep, Rollei lenses on a Sony A7S, and the results may  surprise you as much as they did me.  Not only is the video superb, the still images are every bit as magical as their medium format counterparts.  Rollei lenses on a Sony A7S for me? You better […]

The new Olympus 40-150mm F2.8 telephoto is the longest, fastest zoom at F2.8 available for a mirrorless camera. The Panasonic 35-100 F2.8 is incredibly compact and regarded by many as one of the best mid range telephoto zooms on the market for the M43 format. Neither of these lenses is what I call inexpensive, but then […]

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 […]

Matt Granger, from ThatNikonGuy.Com digs into the difference between F Stops and T Stops in this short presentation.  Just what is that difference, and is that difference important to us, you mite ask? In the science of optics, the f-number (sometimes called focal ratio, f-ratio, f-stop, or relative aperture) of an optical system is the ratio of the lens’s focal length to the diameter of the entrance pupil at the […]

Sleep, eat, taste wine and relax! – Shot on a Sony A7s from Johnnie Behiri on Vimeo. The Sony A7S is finally shipping and in stock at some of the largest camera retailers over this past weekend.  Credit to Sony, they said shipping would commence the first of July, and indeed it did the very […]

It is hard to believe, but the July 4th holiday is upon us here in the United States. Officially a celebration of America’s independence from Great Britain’s monarchy, today this holiday has come to represent hot dogs barbecued on an outdoor girl, kids screaming in the swimming pool, and the traditional evening fireworks display. For […]

The Art Of A Focus Puller One of the least expensive and most versatile lenses in any filmmaker’s bag of tricks is the 50mm lens. Check around, almost every manufacturer sells a “nifty fifty.”  Considered by many to be the default “normal” human vision equivalent, there are more 50mm lenses in existence than the next two focal lengths combined.  If […]

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 […]

The Fujifilm X-T1 combined with the  XF 23mm 1.4R prime lens is an amazing combination. This is the sharpest Fuji lens we have seen so far,  even beating the very good XF 35mm 1.4. The widest opening of f/1.4 allows lovely background blur. In some cases the maximum shutter speed of the X-T1 (1/4000) is […]

Last June, FujiFilm issued their lens development “roadmap” (see chart below) for the two XF mount cameras at the time, the XPro-1 and X-E1.  I purchased my  X-E1 with the highly regarded and most excellent 35mm f/1.4, deciding to place my bet on Fuji evolving this camera system.  There was no optimized RAW processing support for the […]

By Lawrence Beck In the mid-80’s, while on a flight to New York, I met a San Francisco photographer named Jimo Perini.  What caught my eye was two bricks of film sticking out of his tote bag: Tri X and Ektachrome 160.   I asked him where he was headed, and he said, “Europe.”   […]