Sony a7 III: The Perfect B-Cam?

I shared my latest a7 III video and some screengrabs with a respected filmmaker who shoots with the GH5s and asked for his opinion about the tonal transitions, color, noise, detail and highlight roll off. I did not ask him to evaluate nonsense like ISO 100,000, or any other such pointless rubbish cluttering the Internet.... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Z Mount Euphoria

Ever since Nikon's announcement of a full frame mirrorless camera, the forums and YouTube have been rife with speculation. But perhaps most annoying of all are predictions by a few diehards that third party manufacturers will be churning out dozens of compatible lenses within months of its release. Most seasoned professionals however tend to err on... Continue Reading →

Green Tinge

There’s an interesting discussion over at Diglloyd about color shifts when stopping down the Sigma Art 105mm f/1.4 (though this shift can be seen to some degree in other lenses as well). When it comes to custom white balance, Lloyd Chambers has this to say: Then there is the question of correction for secondary color, which... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on the Sony a7 III from a GH5 User

Some Panasonic diehards claim the only drawbacks of the GH5 are poor autofocus and weak low light ability. Yet few things in photography are as important as the ability to gather light and focus! Reliable AF-C is huge, and the a7 III has it in spades. Particularly useful for shooting at wide apertures and gimbal work. And... Continue Reading →

Sony a7 III: Lousy Skin Tones?

Sony a7 III, Sony 85mm f/1.8, ISO 400, Mixed daylight/fluorescent, no color correction in post People used to say, yeah, but what about Caucasian skin tones? Now they're saying, yeah, but how about under a mix of daylight, fluorescent and tungsten? Oh, I almost forgot - I've heard that skin tones suffer at ISO 100,000!... Continue Reading →

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