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 […]

The first opening of the box, and firing up for the first video recording from the new Olympus OMD EM5 Mark II. As you would expect, not perfect without reading the manual, but intuitive and quite acceptable all the same. A testament to Olympus designing an excellent consumer camera that on the surface appears to […]

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 […]

Our friend Brian Griffith advises us today that Iridient Developer 3.0 beta 3 is now available for download: http://www.iridientdigital.com/products/iridientdeveloper_download_v3beta.html “This is a pre-release version of Iridient Developer 3. it may be unstable or lack features that will be be included in the final release. Some functionality may change before the final 3.0 release. This beta […]

Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 4K Frame Grab Instructions from Mark Toal on Vimeo. My friend Panasonic Rep Mark Toal put together this excellent tutorial video on how to “extract” or “frame grab” one of the 8MP still JPG frames from the 4k video stream of Panasonic’s latest 4k capable still cameras, the bargain priced FZ1000 and […]

Every two years, much like lemmings the movers and shakers in the camera industry join the seasoned industry professionals for the trek to Photokina.  According to Wikipedia, The Photokina (rendered in the promoters’ branding as photokina) is the world’s largest trade fair for the photographic and imaging industries. The first Photokina was held in Cologne, Germany, in 1950, and it is now held biennially in September at […]

Panasonic FZ1000 SloMo Tests from Bettina + Uwe Steinmueller on Vimeo. The Panasonic FZ1000 is not due for release in the United States until next week, but is already available in Europe in limited quantities. Uwe Steimmueller shot this test footage with his new Panasonic FZ1000 at 1080p and high speed (100 fps) and converted to 25p. […]

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 […]

How many times have you bought a new camera, only to feel like a total idiot within ten minutes of opening the box?  Happens to me almost every time. I get what a camera is supposed to do: take pictures. I understand the feature set I bought my camera for, or at least I should […]

  GH4 Stills?  That is just a video camera, right?  Nope.  The Panasonic GH4 is out and shipping, so our favorite reviewers at TheCameraStore.TV in Calgary, Alberta, Canada decided to revisit the GH4 with a full production unit to check out some of the things they were unable to test in the prototype they used […]

Everybody loves a good autofocus shootout. But this autofocus shootout not to be missed!  Once again, The Camera Store’s Chris Niccolls steps in front of Jordan Drake’s Sony FS700 to bring you the latest information and his opinion about the autofocus speed and accuracy in the current crop of leading mirrorless cameras. To balance things out a […]

Wisentgehege 2014 (Version 5) from Bettina + Uwe Steinmueller on Vimeo. Want to see how good the Video Frame Pulls can get?  Be sure to take the QUIZ at the end of the article.  The results will SHOCK you! Recently, Bettina + Uwe Steinmueller received their new Panasonic GH4.  One of the reasons they bought […]

When we visit places and towns we (Bettina and I) want to have a very compact yet comprehensive gear set with us. Finding the right bag is always a challenge. Here are some criteria for us: We need to carry two sets of mirrorless cameras (video and stills) with a focal range from about 24-28mm […]

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. […]

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 […]

DIY Pancake Lens from Mark Toal on Vimeo. Panasonic Rep and great mirrorless pancake lens photographer Mark Toal recently got an inspiration for all of us who yearn to make our own hand built pancake lens.  Mark uses conventional store bought Aunt Jemima brand frozen pancakes in his pancake lens construction.  I personally prefer nothing […]