Leeming LUT One Panasonic HLG to Rec.709 v801 Beta Test

Here’s a quick beta test of Paul Leeming’s latest version of his LUT to convert HLG to rec.709. When released, users will notice that in-camera saturation must be reduced to -5, and ETTR is highly recommended, otherwise clips will appear too dark on the timeline. Both color accuracy and dynamic range appear to have significantly… Read More

Three Popular Misconceptions about Panasonic Debunked

1. Panasonic’s in-camera correction for lens aberrations is unacceptable. Listen to what Roger Cicala has to say about the subject in his review of the Sony 24-105mm f/4 zoom back in February: The simple fact is that Sony, more than any other company, is using electronic correction to a degree that we haven’t seen before. Some seem… Read More

Sony a7 III: Extraordinary Shadow Detail

Sony’s a7 III has been widely praised for its good low light performance, but it’s seldom acknowledged how exceptionally clean the shadows are even at low ISOs. It might also be assumed that because we’re shooting 8-bit rec.709 video, that tonal transitions must necessarily suffer – but in actual practice, Sony’s are in fact superior… Read More

Sony Dominates FF Sales in USA

Four out of ten full frame cameras sold in the first half of 2018 were manufactured by Sony. It’s also been reported that in the overall mirrorless market, Sony has held the No.1 spot in both dollars and units for more than six years. The company attributes much of its recent success to the overwhelming popularity of the a7r III, a7 III… Read More

Further Thoughts on Full Frame After Shooting m4/3 for Five Years

Buttons. Two of the most annoying on the a7 III are the menu button, which is inexplicably located to the left of the EVF; and the lens release button, which is tiny and very difficult even with rather slender fingers to reach with the handgrip scrunched so close to the lens mount. Some buttons might advantageously be placed… Read More