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 →

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 →

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 →

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

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 →

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 →

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:

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