Sony today unveiled their latest “consumer” level camera, the a6300. Although the distinction between consumer level and Pro level are getting harder and harder to tell.  The successor to the already excellent Sony a6000 brings almost all of the high end video features of the latest a7 series Sony cameras, and places them into this consumer level APS-C sensor […]

I should call this video “Digital Blindz” or something, that horizontal banding is so bad. As an environmentalist, I applaud the conversion from incandescent light bulbs to fluorescent and the new LED digital bulbs.  The energy efficiency is so much better it can save a great deal on a monthly electric bill, and give even […]

FS5 vs a7S II I’m shooting so much low light video these days that I was very interested to see what the new Sony FS5 was capable of, verses the new Sony a7S II.  It is possible I will be using one or the other of these cameras in 2016, and I need to make […]

The long wait is over at last!  The A7R II has been announced. Eleven Features of the New Sony A7R II Camera.  This A7R II Packs Some Real Surprises! 42.4 megapixel photos at up to ISO 102400 the world’s first back-illuminated full frame CMOS sensor 399 focal plane phase detection AF points 5-axis image stabilization system […]

From the video image stabilization without a gimbal department, we bring you young French filmmaker Emmanuel Pampuri CEO & founder @ Les Machineurs & TRACTOfilm in France, who has just this week announced a whole new type of imaging stabilization system that looks to hold some great promise. On this second video you’ll see longer videos […]

Phillip Bloom is certainly a known brand in photography circles, and for good reason.  Phillip is one of the hardest working professionals I follow regularly.  I find his information always spot on, with great reasoning behind his choices.  Much like the rest of us, Phillip is a picky perfectionist in selecting his personal gear.  Phillip […]

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 […]

In days of old when men were bold, and DSLR video was not yet invented, to record video you would turn to a dedicated video camera. If you wanted to be a hybrid storyteller you wanted both photos and videos.  So you’d need to bring two cameras with you, a “still” camera, and a “video” camera.  And of course, all the […]

Coming from the wild “Mirrorless Madness” world of Still Photography, I find many strange things are used in video production that at first blush made no sense to me at all.  It was only after my video experience started to catch up to my enthusiasm that I begin to realize how much I actually do need some of the video only specialized pieces added […]

Black Friday was for much more than just shopping at Venice Beach November 29th, 2014. It was a crazy stoner kind of Friday late afternoon, so typical of Venice and its Endless Summer… and just perfect for a stroll with the Sony A7S fitted with the FE 50mm f/1.8.  The more I use this combination, […]

The gentleman who will be making the final decision on what comes next from Sony in the Alpha series of interchangeable lens cameras is Sony Product Manager for Interchangeable Lens Cameras, Mr. Kenta Honjo.  Mr. Honjo was interviewed for this Creative Live video segment published on Oct 27, 2014 on YouTube.Com.  For those who are unfamiliar […]

Dia de los Muertos 2014 from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead 2014. One of the great things about the Sony A7S is the grading ability using Sony’s S-log2 profile and the flexibility it provides. While it is impossible to get our Sony NEX-5N footage to match the A7S, […]

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 […]

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is a professional full-frame digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera. It has a 22.3 megapixel CMOS image sensor.  Succeeding the EOS 5D Mark II, it was announced on 2 March 2012, the 25th anniversary of the announcement of the first camera in the EOS line, the EOS 650. It was also Canon’s 75th anniversary. The Mark III went on sale later in […]

Essentially an a6000 guts packed down into a less expensive body, without an EVF but with a better rear screen that Sony has made a touchscreen.  Video features have also been beefed up a bit on paper.  This would make an excellent B roll camera, or a second camera in a multi-cam setup given the […]

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, […]