How Effective Is IBIS on a Tripod?

Landscape photographers often ask whether they should use IBIS when the camera is mounted on a tripod to reduce camera shake caused by windy conditions. We couldn’t emulate the windy conditions of outdoor shooting, but we were able to conduct an unapologetically unscientific test to try to answer a question which has eluded humanity for… Read More

Test: Lishuai LED 100WB-56, Leica 12mm f/1.4, Rode VideoMic Pro

For my first video with studio lighting, I’m using the Lishuai LED 100WB-56, a 100 watt daylight balanced fixture, along with a Godox softbox. Kelvin temperature was set manually in camera and Panasonic’s Image App was used to focus and start recording. The video was uploaded straight to YouTube from the memory card. My studio… Read More

Field Test II: Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f/1.2 DG Nocticron

Many photographers and filmmakers balk at spending more on a lens than they paid for their camera. But there is no reason not to purchase the best glass for your Lumix camera, even if the body cost only $500, because your camera is only as good as the lens.     Free Background Music from… Read More

Field Test: Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f/1.2 DG Nocticron

When I did a search on YouTube, most of the ‘tests’ I saw of the Nocticron were of weeds and garbage (literally), with shutter speed set at 1/000 second (because the uploader didn’t want to shell out for an ND filter); or set exclusively at f/1.2 (WTF?), when stopping down to f/2.8 gives you 30… Read More

Field Test: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN for MFT

When I was younger, I used to collect classical music, and I’d buy records based on reviews in publications like the Penguin Guide to Classical Music and Gramophone magazine. When I’d get home and listen to their recommended recordings however, I was often dismayed by what I’d heard, and ended up throwing away a lot of money… Read More