I’ve been thinking of doing a comparison with the Veydra 16mm, one of the sharpest of the Veydras from my brief test. Of course, that would mean bringing out the old tripod and the whole rig.... Today was actually my very first time taking out the iFootage tripod in forever - so heavy! My student (the model) brought along... Continue Reading →
The Sigma may be a touch unwieldy, given its size and weight, but considering the extraordinary image quality, all can be forgiven. =) All screen shots are SOOC. Click to enlarge.
I only had a chance to shoot with the Sigma for a little over a day, but it's definitely a worthy successor to the 30mm f/1.4 DC DN, if not even sharper. It reminds me of nothing less than the Leica Summilux 12mm f/1.4, my favorite vlogging lens for the longest time - until the... Continue Reading →
Another short rant. About sound quality. My recent preoccupations have been HDR and anamorphic lenses. During the course of watching dozens and dozens of webinars, listening to podcasts and watching sample footage, I noticed that they all have one thing in common - horrible, clipped, distorted and at times unlistenable audio. Crackling sounds when they... Continue Reading →
It's been suggested that rather than spend my entire life savings on one anamorphic lens, that I should either get a Canon 5D3 or BMMCC and shoot RAW or pick up a true cinema camera like the BMCC, Ursa Mini Pro, the Canon C200 or an EVA1; or (gasp!) even try shooting Nikon, Sony or... Continue Reading →
Just kidding! Before I delve further into the current monitor situation for HDR, let me first rattle off some of the specs of the 27" Dell UP2718Q, talk a bit about why it's so freakin' awesome, then why you might not want to pull the trigger just yet, and lastly suggest some options that won't require you... Continue Reading →