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 […]

Editors Note: Today we introduce a gentleman who needs little introduction, the Master of Brevity, the Don Juan of Optical Benches, Master researcher of a7r light leak, the Master Myth Buster of Camera Porn himself, President of LensRentals.Com, Mr. Roger Cicala!  BAD-A-BOOM!   Roger has agreed to join our growing number of Merry Pranksters to help […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sony A7R from Simon Hammond on Vimeo. The versatility of the A7/A7R allows a professional photographer many different options for lens choices.  Some lens adapters though can be challenging to mount.  How a pro changes a lens can be the difference between success and abject failure if the lens gets dropped. Videographer and professional production […]

Once in a great while, there’s a revolutionary product that changes the conventional expectations for an entire class of cameras.  After twenty days of use, I’ve decided that among all of the mirrorless cameras I’ve tried, the Sony A7R is one of those rare products.  More importantly, out of all of the cameras I’ve used, […]

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 […]

  The A7 is near.  Very near. We are about a week from the release of the initial shipments of the new Sony A7/A7R cameras.  With only a few days left until the release, I need to decide the hard decision – will I be an early entry into this new Sony A7 full frame […]

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 […]