https://youtu.be/jopt-5x32dU How much of the look is attributable to the lenses, how much to post-processing? We could be mistaken, but the lovely video showcasing Viltrox's new full frame T2 1.33x anamorphic primes, which has received a lot of praise - it looks like there's a lot of video effects added to the footage, making it... Continue Reading →
Mavo Edge 8K Anamorphic Lens Tests
A pretty comprehensive test with the Mavo Edge 8K where you can check out the sharpness, breathing, chromatic aberration, distortion, color, contrast, vignetting, flares and bokeh of many of the high-end and budget anamorphic lenses available today, from the sublime to the atrocious, including Arri Master Anamorphic, Atlas Orion, Cooke Anamorphic FF, Great Joy, Laowa... Continue Reading →
Why Aren’t More Cameras Optimized for Anamorphic?
The popularity of anamorphic lenses seems to be skyrocketing now that affordable sets from the likes of Atlas, Sirui, Venus Optics and Great Joy are becoming plentiful and receiving excellent reviews. Unfortunately for anamorphic shooters, it would appear that most camera sensors aren't optimized for the lenses, with Panasonic, the Kinefinity Mavo LF and ARRI... Continue Reading →
HDR: Lens Choice Critical
When it comes to HDR, two issues stand out from the rest if a cinematic look is what we're after, the first being 24p judder, a characteristic of motion pictures that cinephiles embrace and which worked well enough in theaters with 2K 48-nit projection but which becomes extremely objectionable on today's higher brightness, higher contrast... Continue Reading →
Great Joy 85mm Reviews Coming In
https://youtu.be/DUPLPDAnYqI Tito Ferradans says it's the best budget anamorphic option. We just preordered the RF mount Great Joy 85mm T2.9 1.8X full frame anamorphic cinema lens over at Indiegogo. The mirrorless mounts are just $1,189, a price that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago, but sales of the ever so slightly more... Continue Reading →
Great Joy 85mm T2.9 1.8x Anamorphic Full-Frame Cine Lens
The anamorphic lens of our dreams just came true! The size and weight, squeeze factor, angle of view, mounting options, bokeh, and price check all the boxes. Here are the specs: Constant squeeze factor, 0.7m min. focus distance, focal length and angle of view 84.2mm (16.2°) vertically and 45.5mm (44.8°) horizontally, covers full-frame sensors up... Continue Reading →
CineD Continues Piling on the BS
The entire article - like so much of the rubbish published by CineD - is so full of drooling fantasy that to debunk all the disinformation contained in the piece would take all day, so we're just going to focus on a couple of the most egregious distortions of fact. To begin with, the author... Continue Reading →
Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM Breathing
Back in May, when we tried racking focus with Imaging Edge, the app seemed sluggish and unresponsive. We thought we'd revisit the app again, and just as before, tap-to-focus wouldn't respond when tapping on the curtains behind us. The aperture was f/1.8, transition speed set to 1. https://youtu.be/EZSMZ0ElaHY If you notice something different about the... Continue Reading →
Sony 35mm GM Breathing: A Dealbreaker?
Graded with Colloid 2.0. https://youtu.be/3YTXYGYEL6o
The GM Advantage
How well does the new Voigtlander Apo 35mm f/2 aspherical stack up to the Sony 35mm f/1.4 GM? In the most critical areas, like architectural and landscape photography, the two lenses might be difficult to tell apart (although we still think the Sony will prevail); however, with its fast f/1.4 aperture and the quickest, most... Continue Reading →
Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 GM First Sample Footage
Our stab at doing a focus breathing test failed miserably, but gives us a pretext to share some screen grabs demonstrating how to expose ProRes RAW HQ. Avoid bright orange and red of the false color guide of the Ninja V. The touch of red at the top of the clothes rack will be a... Continue Reading →
Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 GM
I just picked up the Sony 50mm GM this afternoon. It's surprisingly compact for a lens of those parameters and feels reassuringly solid. The FX3, on the other hand (which I had a chance to play with at the shop), missed an opportunity: the awkward placement of the joystick, record button and on/off switch were... Continue Reading →
Sony Crushing It!
Leaked images of upcoming Sony 14mm f/1.8. Source: Nokishita The 12-24mm GM, 14mm GM, 20mm f/1.8 G, 24mm GM, 35mm GM, 50mm GM and 135mm GM are each indisputably the very finest instruments in their class - smaller, lighter, sharper, quieter and faster than any of the competition. We feel really sorry for all the... Continue Reading →
Upgrade to the 50mm f/1.2 GM?
Buying the latest and greatest is seriously tempting, but is it really worthwhile? Going from the MeFoto RoadTrip to a Gitzo carbon fiber tripod; from the a7 III to the a7s III; from the Shogun Inferno to the Ninja V; and from the iPhone 7 to the iPhone 12 Pro Max: those were all substantial... Continue Reading →
Leaked Images Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 GM
Nokishita has leaked images of the Sony 50mm f/1.2 GM. Cost: $2,198.00. If the 135mm GM, 24mm GM, 35mm GM and 20mm G are any indication, this should be a killer lens!
Reason for 35mm GM Delay
According to sonyalpharumors: Now we know the reason why the Sony 35mm f/1.4 GM lens shipment start has been delayed. Sony Hong Kong notified that the early batch of lenses may have an issue with the ornament plate. Those lenses will now be repaired for free. Here is the press text: — Notice to Owners... Continue Reading →
Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM Coming To SE Asia Soon!
Super stoked! 🥰 Arriving on these shores March 19th, USD $1,521.00.
My Most Successful HDR Video Yet
This is perhaps the first of my videos that really begins to use light in a way that takes advantage of HDR rather than being a video that just happens to be mastered in HDR. Not that there aren't numerous benefits to uploading even videos with limited dynamic range as HDR, including greater perceived sharpness,... Continue Reading →
Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM: Take My Money!
According to lenstip, Sony’s 35mm f/1.4 is pretty sensational. The only serious flaw I see is focus breathing, but I’m not pulling focus, so no biggie. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get my hands on one next month! Have a look at the MTFs:
a7s III: Astonishing RAW HDR
The video was shot in available light, no reflectors or diffusers. Equipment used: iFootage Wildbull T7 tripod, Tuba cage, Bright Tangerine Titan arm, Ninja V. https://youtu.be/rYvf2ciK8zQ