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OK, you probably know I don’t like ultra-long lens names. I don’t like lenses that are expensive (who does?). So when you throw out a 50mm lens with a long name, like the Sony FE Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 ZA, and price it at $1,500 I’m...
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When it comes to a subject as complex as choosing what particular set of expensive video lenses to use, nothing substitutes for actual hands on experience. The experience a Professional like Jem Schofield has acquired over his many years of using the various lenses and...
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In an explosion of activity, Carl Zeiss introduced their new lineup of Professional quality manual focus DSLR prime lenses they are calling Milvus. The Milvus lens line will be sold in two full frame 35mm mounts, the Canon EOS and Nikon. Zeiss were quick to point...
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I've got a small secret to tell, but I don't want to offend anybody when I disclose it. I go to several trade shows every year to keep up on the latest gear and software upgrades. It gives me a chance to also catchup with old...
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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...
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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....
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Life At A Snail's Pace - Final from TheCameraForum on Vimeo.
It is amazing what inspirational stories you can find to tell right from your own backyard. This short film actually started life as a macro still lens test, not a video. I wanted a macro still of...
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Not to be outdone by the GoPro4, Sony unleashed their latest entry into the personal action camera space at CES 2015. The FDR-X1000V is a serious competitor as well, besting the GoPro4 in several ways from the specifications at least. It also is a stunning...
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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,...
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Cousin Kate & The Light In The Darkness from TheCameraForum on Vimeo.
We're working on another music video project, this time for LA's hot new Pop music sensations, Cousin Kate. These gals and guys are always so much fun to work with! We decided to film some...
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Looking for a great wide angle prime for your Sony A7S? Look no further. The Contax Zeiss 28mm f2 is a champion. One of the things that I always love to do as soon as I can with a new camera body is to test it...
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Contax Zeiss 35mm f1.4 A7S Test from TheCameraForum on Vimeo.
One of the things that I always do as soon as I can when I get a new camera body, is to test it using my Contax Zeiss collection of prime lenses. These lenses are the older...
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Duo Flammenspuk - Kobold Streit & Schabernack from Hacky on Vimeo.
Kathy & Caro from Hamburg, Germany bring us enchanting fire-artistry with "Duo Flammenspuk." Flammenspuk is a word creation composed of the German words for flames and haunting. This medieval show is called "Kobold-Streit" (goblin hassle)...
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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"...
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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;-
Now the video: Here's a quick test Nick Driftwood put together from a string of new footage...
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Zoetrope Optika from August Bradley on Vimeo.
No sooner do I finish my story about the new Sony Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 Sonnar, then out pops this fine example of creative filmmaking using it's sister lens, the Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus. Without question, the Otus is one...
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