Scouting Locations in Saigon

If you're on the lookout for places to shoot models in Saigon that are safe, quiet and won't break the bank, here are a few suggestions. The Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts in district 1 (above), built in the early 20th century by a French architect, has some lovely light. Admission for... Continue Reading →

GH5s

Those who waste all their time in the online forums bashing Panasonic and saying the GH5 and GH5s aren't serious filmmaking tools should have a look at this exquisite footage by Filippo Chiesa. It’s nice to get a sorely needed respite from all the garbage virtuosic gimbal work, gratuitous speed ramps and drone footage that... Continue Reading →

Veydra Mini Primes Fuji X-Mount

It's been nearly a year since Veydra announced Fuji X-mounts for their Mini Primes, and as there hasn't been any footage whatsoever online with the combination, I thought I'd go ahead and order a set to see how I feel about them with an APS-C sensor. Below are some screen grabs shot with the Lumix... Continue Reading →

Reasons Not to Buy the Fuji X-H1

I purchased the Fuji X-T2 when it first came out, but haven't used it much, since I've found it's really not all that fun to shoot with. Just the same, i'm heavily invested in the Fuji lens system and perhaps a new, well thought-out video-centric Fuji could bring me back into the fold. With the... Continue Reading →

Light at the End of the Tunnel?

In my quest to come up with the easiest workflow for HDR, without the hassle of purchasing a half-dozen LUTs; investing in expensive reference monitors; complex project, rendering and delivery settings; HDR to SDR conversions; complicated scripts; and i/o devices costing as much as a brand new a7R III, I've run up against just one... Continue Reading →

Ninja Inferno Saga Continues

In spite of my messages to them, Mystery Box, without so much as verifying their claims, still insist that the Ninja Inferno, coupled with the BlackMagic Design Ultrastudio Mini Monitor, will work as a grading monitor with any computer: And since you’re working with a 1080 display and are managing the HDR interpretation yourself, you can... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on the Fuji X-H1

I've already gone ahead and ordered a few Fuji X-mounts from Veydra for my Mini Primes, however - I'm not about to abandon my GH5 just yet! There's a reason why my X-T2 has been sitting in a dry box for nearly a year while the GH5 goes wherever I go. The audio meters on... Continue Reading →

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