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Sony is going for the kill.....this camera will kill Canon 5DII/III when it's used for videos. You can shoot 4K, and no pixel dropping or other tricks, probably without any of the aliasing issues. Have a 4K footage or downsize to 1080P/720p, etc. for broadcasting distribution

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 01:13 UTC as 79th comment | 7 replies
On Flashpoint 180 Monolight Review article (40 comments in total)

1 star for the review.

This light unit doesn't have much power and as stated by others it has a rather slow cycle time. For the same price you can buy couple of decent used Nikon strobes. They also use off the shelf batteries (AAs) and it gives you a of different options as far portability, etc.
I do a lot of strobe photography with cheap used strobes. Here's one example: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151843425982673&set=a.10151842731197673.1073741843.766737672

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 18:47 UTC as 11th comment

Lens rental needs to offer this alignment service to outside customers and not just for the lenses they're renting out.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 22:55 UTC as 122nd comment

How miserable that CNN can't get a simple web form right... The moment Ted Turner sold his baby it was doomed for failure and it's been on a downhill slide ever since.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2014 at 17:18 UTC as 19th comment
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semorg: if the performance is near their 14/2.8. With nano crystal coating and f/2.0 this will become the default lens for milky way and northern light photography for aspc sensor cameras.

I said apsc not u4/3

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 17:26 UTC

if the performance is near their 14/2.8. With nano crystal coating and f/2.0 this will become the default lens for milky way and northern light photography for aspc sensor cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 14:49 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1608 comments in total)

if you're going to start with, "By putting a 24 megapixel full-frame sensor into a body nearly the same size as the Olympus E-M1, the Alpha 7 is arguably the most ambitious camera Sony has ever made"
Then why not review A7r ???

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 04:41 UTC as 314th comment | 5 replies

No Nano coating? I guess Nikon doesn't want to cannibalize their 35/1.4 lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 04:53 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
On Sigma announces all-new 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' lens article (244 comments in total)

Let me know where I need to send my money ASAP.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 23:13 UTC as 78th comment
On DPReview Top Picks: Stand-out third party lenses article (85 comments in total)

Samyang 14/2.8 has copy variations. However, a good copy will best both the zeiss 21/2.8 as well as the 14-24/2.8 nikon in sharpness. I own all these lenses and tested them on the Nikon D800e. My test was on short distance. Since that was the most reliable way I could test for sharpness.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2013 at 10:17 UTC as 16th comment
On Tamron to develop 150-600mm F5-6.3 ultra-telephoto zoom article (193 comments in total)

The tripod collar doesn't seem sturdy enough. It might be fine for some wildlife stuff, but not reliable for some landscape work

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 13:37 UTC as 50th comment | 4 replies

Mind you, initially they were hoping to raise $100,000.
So the good news is that they got enough money to manufacture these things. The bad news is they'll probably wont meet the demands and those who are not in the first 100-200 will have to a wait for a long time or live with some shoddy quality stuff.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 19:14 UTC as 33rd comment | 3 replies
On SmugMug launches totally redesigned website article (68 comments in total)

The new SmugMug is awesome and it's finally up to level of the best portfolio sites. I can't wait to update my site. I'm sure with everyone rushing out to make the changes it's probably putting a tremendous pressure on their servers.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 01:04 UTC as 34th comment

With so much pixel resolution, the question remains if the color layer technology has any future. That said utilizing resonance to detect a color seems superior to foven models as it should have better sensitivity.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2013 at 19:23 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply

$700 just for the case!


Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2013 at 18:50 UTC as 25th comment

The case for this lens is sold separately for additional $650, BTW!

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 04:35 UTC as 104th comment | 3 replies

I'm a loyal reader of EOSHD and I have learnt a lot from their posts. Definitely a must-read for any aspiring movie or film-maker.

I've followed the RAW video ability story from early on and I was not convinced this was doable. So this is rather unbelievable and a huge news.

If you look at the DR in sample screen grab or read the prior posts by EOSHD on this topic you will see an enormous improvement both on ER and details.

Among critics 5D III footage is soft and in actuality many complaint the video resolution is far below the stated 1080P. The RAW video brings such a beautiful detail as compared to canon's output footage that this will make canon's 5D III (and hopefully 5DII) into the ultimate indie filmmaker tool. For now many shooters are using the ML hacked GH2 but micro 4/3 crop doesn't have the the same look as the 5DIII full-frame and if ML can pull this off you will see a ton of movies on TV Shows, and indie movies produced by this camera.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2013 at 21:20 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies
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LJ - Eljot: 90 MB/s data rate. That is impressive. I need a new memory card. Well, and a 5D III

jkoch2 - you're repeating your one-track mind over and over. I understand you have no perspective into the world of indie filmmaking and the impact this camera has. Please do us all a huge favor and read on EOSHD and their prior blogs. Especially about movies shot with ML version of GH2 that are now showing in the movie theaters or the 4K cameras that are being built and used for filmmakers. Even if you don't like the 4K or have no need for it, take a look at the change in DR as well as the sharpness and details of the video created.

But as you said some people all they need is the video or photo from their iphones and this new is meaningless to them

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2013 at 21:13 UTC
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jkoch2: But video does not consist of 4 megapixel frame grabs.

If people watch two video samples on You-Tube, both streamed at 5mbps, but one originally based on the 50mbps MOV h.264 files the 5D normally uses, and the other based on 90mbps RAW, which must later be compressed anyway, would they see any difference? Most of the difference would probably owe to other filter effects applied in the edit process. RAW might be more flexible for complex commercial studio editing, but of no more use to anyone else than to have an 18-wheel truck in the driveway.

jkoch2 -
you're missing the point. Read the article and prior posts by EOSHD. Otherwise, this improvement is not really for you.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2013 at 21:08 UTC
On Preview:ricoh-gr (293 comments in total)
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Mark Weston: Anyone think that Pentax might release a weather sealed version?

that would be my ultimate take anywhere camera. The question is if they can do it at a price that makes sense.

Posted on Apr 17, 2013 at 22:10 UTC
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