Backfocus Issues with Lens Adaptors

ENG lenses have the ability to adjust backfocus utilizing a focusing chart, however the Metabones/Canon combo does not. My only solution to this problem at the moment is first to be aware that it exists, and second to use focus magnification and readjust focus after a focal length change. It is not the end of the world, but for those of us coming from older camera types using techniques like crash focus this is an issue we will have to workaround for the time being.

Sony FS5 RAW Output and Continuous 120fps Paid Upgrades

The Sony PXW-FS5 continues to get better as they release core updates that allow for additional features. Unfortunately these are paid upgrades, but for those seeking better high frame rate recording, or RAW output this should help extend the usable life of the camera. 

The RAW output in particular when paired with a Atomos Shogun Inferno or Ninja Inferno allows for 4K Raw up to 60fps. Internally the camera can record 4 seconds of 4K 120fps which isn't a lot, but for those shooting 4K projects will still be a big plus. 

CBKZ-FS5HFR

CBKZ-FS5RIF

Sony FS5 RAW Output and Continuous 120fps Paid Upgrades

Rotolight Anova vs Aeon for Daylight Use

The Anova, however, is expensive and the recent addition of the Rotolight Aeos to the mix has me curious as to whether it's worth spending the extra money for the output of the Anova. Here's how they breakdown side by side.

Rotolight Anova vs Aeon for Daylight Use

Panasonic AG-UX180 UX 4K Camcorder

Panasonic announced the new UX series of 4K video cameras at NAB this week. The AG-UX180 is strangely reminiscent of the game changing SD camera the DVX-100 in terms of body form. 

These new UX cameras will feature a single 1" chip, and 4K recording up to 60fps. Variable frame rate recording in 1080P is planned. Slated release is Fall 2016. 

Panasonic AG-UX180 UX 4K Camcorder

Behind the Photo No. 1 — Fukuoka Waterpark

I started thinking about telling the stories behind some of my favourite photos, and while a photo may be worth 1000 words, they aren't always my words. Don't get me wrong, that is one of my favourite things about photography — the freedom to interpret an image in a personal way — but there are some photos that have personal meaning behind them, and I'd like to share some of those stories. 

Behind the Photo No. 1 — Fukuoka Waterpark

Why You Shouldn’t Rely on 4k for Resizing in Post

Maybe it’s because I am an old-school, classically trained film curmudgeon, who made his first short films on lower resolution formats like 16mm film (cough), but I personally believe that the words “fix it in post” should be banned from the filmmaking lexicon. This goes for you too still photographers. 

Why You Shouldn’t Rely on 4k for Resizing in Post

Canon 1DX Mark II

So here it is, the Canon 1DX-Mark II. On first glance this camera is a total beast. Some overall highlights taken from this video are:

  • Improved weather sealing and durability
  • 4K video with the ability to grab still frames
  • Touch screen Live View monitor allowing for touch screen focus
  • Dual Pixel CMOS sensor
Canon 1DX Mark II

Sony A7RII vs Sony A7SII

This is one of those extremely confusing Sony isms, so rather than explain every spec in excruciatingly painful mumbo jumbo, I will keep it straight and simple. 

The S2 is great for videographers looking for a small format camera, with a full frame sensor, that can do amazing things. 

Sony A7RII vs Sony A7SII