The Importance of Running Your Own Tests

On social media and in the forums, camera owners often ask what the best settings and picture profiles are, but there is no substitute for doing your own tests. That's just one of the responsibilities of being a camera operator - one that should never be left to the discretion of others, however well meaning... Continue Reading →

Comparison: With and Without the Leeming LUT

I shot a short clip this morning using Cinelike D, exposed normally, imported it into Final Cut, and added the Leeming LUT with a -4 reduction in highlights. Which image has more accurate skin tones, in your opinion? Let me know! (1) SOOC (2) + Leeming LUT

CineLike D Retarded Color

Lok Cheung, in his  review of the GH5, perpetuates the false idea that CineLike D somehow gives awful color straight out of the camera, and that even after grading, the footage looks unnatural. Which is why I'm still at work on my next vlog about CineLike D, the best picture profile for most users. Also,... Continue Reading →

CineLike D, ISO 800

Lumix G85, CineLike D, ISO 800, f/1.4. Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4, SOOC. I still haven't seen any footage from the Leica 12-60mm f/2.8-4 that touches the Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 at any aperture. This despite assertions by some reviewers that it's just at the edges of the frame that we begin to see the... Continue Reading →

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