I've been on a lens buying spree since pre-ordering the a7s III: first, the sensational 20mm f/1.8, then the massive 135mm f/1.8 and today, the Sigma 85mm f/1.4.
For the first time ever with a Sony Alpha camera, the Imaging Edge mobile app allows focus pulls and real time tracking by tapping the screen on your mobile device and an icon appears confirming your selection. Skip ahead to around one hour to see the demonstration. https://youtu.be/AJN_EmnOUBI
Jared Polin tested out the new firmware update and finds increases of anywhere from 50-100% indoors. Times given are after reformatting the card for 8K when it filled up and after restarting camera after shooting 4K HQ for longer than 29:59. Apparently, shooting outdoors in the heat showed no improvement, but there are significant gains... Continue Reading →
It's no secret that one of my biggest disappointments with Sony choosing to go with ProRes RAW for the a7s III was that critical information stored in the metadata was inaccessible in Final Cut Pro, meaning that it did not have the true flexility of RAW. All that's changed now, with Apple announcing the ability... Continue Reading →
I'm sharing these videos by Austin Black because (1) he talks about the differences between shooting with the a7 III and the FX9; (2) they demonstrate the natural, lovely-looking skin tones the FX9 is capable of; (3) he shares impressive examples of S-Cinetone, difficult to find online and; (4) he uses LUTs designed to mimic... Continue Reading →
I’m speechless after seeing how effortlessly the a7s III handles those skin tones in direct sunlight. I can’t recall ever seeing anything quite like it. And that 1080p! https://youtu.be/8gRYv7KOlf4
Endeavoring to reassure his followers understandably in a state of panic that the a7s III will render their cinema cameras obsolete, Sony Pro Alister Chapman claims that ergonomics guarantee their relevance, arguing that ILCs require a truckload of ND filters, bulky external monitors and cages, an external power supply and heaps of rigging to make... Continue Reading →