(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 […]

Everyone by now has heard the sage old advice told to every young photographer without a zoom lens.  Use your feet.  Or Sneaker Zoom, as most of us old timers call it.  Sneaker Zoom means getting closer or farther away from your subject to effectively change your angle of view without having to change the lens itself. […]

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 […]

Sony has announced several new α E-mount lenses and converters, building upon the rapid expansion of their popular mirrorless camera system.  The new introductions are highlighted by 4 new ‘FE’ full-frame E-mount lenses designed to complement the acclaimed α7 camera lineup. These include a ZEISS® Distagon T* FE 35mm F1.4 ZA wide angle lens, an […]

Canon 16-35mm f/4L IS USM test from Jon Roemer on Vimeo. From my good friend Jon Roemer; some interesting video samples shot with the new Canon 16-35mm F4L zoom lens. Commenting on the canon 16-35mm f4l, Jon had this to say,  “Testing the sharpness and image stabilization (IS) of the new Canon 16-35mm f/4L IS USM. All clips […]

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 […]

In our haste to run immediately to a DSLR or Mirrorless solution for video, let us not forget there is another direction to come at this from.  The venerable  Camcorder has been around for quite some time.  Just like its DSLR and Mirrorless cousins, it too has undergone serious transformations, metamorphosing into the hand-held powerhouses […]

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 […]

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 […]

From: OutbackPhoto.Net We recently found some fun to photograph again some animals and birds. For our Nikon and Canon systems, faster long tele lenses or zooms (at least 400mm and f/4) were never a real option. Why? One may think first of the price and rightly so. But even if we would be willing to […]

While most of the country chilled out inside avoiding the “Arctic Vortex,” thousands of brave souls battled the crowded isles for the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week in Las Vegas, NV.  Show attendance was reportedly brisk again this year, where the features were focused more on services and coming attractions than on new hardware […]

From the deepest depths of “In My Fondest Dreams” and from a Bad Kreuznach Division IBC Press Release, 13.09.2013, I bring you the current #1 pick for my “Christmas Video, 2013 Most Wanted Stocking Stuffers.”  (Saint Nicholas should be this good to all of us .)   Schneider-Kreuznach presents its new range of Xenon full-frame […]

Video Curtesy of Endgadget. Whoa, hang on here camera fans! Something new is coming from Samsung; the long anticipated Samsung Galaxy NX camera with an operating system based entirely upon Android OS.   A camera powered by an Android operating system?  Another Samsung product likely conceived and cleverly priced by brand managers over in Asia, […]

Today, the most popular first lens bought with a new body is a zoom.  The two most usable focal lengths, according to the many professional photographers I’ve discussed this with is a 24-70mm and a 70-200mm.  These are the typical zoom focal lengths chosen for full frame, 35mm DSLR type bodies.  APS-C size digital sensors, […]