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0 5D Mark III raw versus Panasonic GH4

Dilemma of the century. Do you take the advantages of raw or 4K? Do you take the full frame sensor or the crop? Do you take the DSLR form factor or the advantages for video of mirrorless? This is something I’ve been really trying to draw a conclusion on in recent weeks for my own sanity!

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0 BMCC variant Speed Booster works on GH3 and GH4 to give 1.28x crop, near full frame

I had hesitated to try this for so long, but finally today a brave EOSHD reader sent me a tweet saying he had fitted his BMCC Speed Booster (with protruding rear-glass) on his GH4. It just goes straight on. First a BIG disclaimer. Speed Booster adapters have adjustable glass which can sit closer or further away from the sensor to fine tune infinity focus. On some adapters this will mean potentially it may clash against…

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0 Sony A7 and A7r promise improved full frame video and lensing options

Although it’s yet to be officially announced, the A7 and A7r have been heavily leaked. All along I have been saying mirrorless is the future, not the low end consumer proposition the manufacturers seem to think it is. Canon and Nikon ignored the high end mirrorless technology and now it is pay back time. Sony, already ahead of Canon on full frame sensor performance, looks set to steal a huge chunk of…

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0 The miniaturisation war – Sony RX1 vs 5D Mark III

Canon’s competitors are waging a miniaturisation war against DSLRs. The Sony RX1 is not a DSLR replacement but Sony’s same technology is building towards a full frame mirrorless system. This mouthwatering prospect may well turn up in Berlin this September at the IFA show where the NEX 7 was launched some years ago.

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0 $60 Pentax that’s actually a $800 Zeiss by designer of Stanley Kubrick’s NASA glass

The Contax Zeiss Distagon ‘Hollywood’ 28mm F2.0 is a classic fast wide for full frame and is incredible on Super 35mm as well. Wide open it’s one of the sharpest F2.0 wide angle lenses available and it has very little distortion. The Contax Zeiss version fetches $800 on eBay but there’s a $60 wolf in sheep’s clothing called the Pentax PK 28mm F2.0 which has a fascinating story behind it.

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0 Sony RX1 Review

Download my full resolution 6000×4000 photos from the Sony RX1 The Sony RX1 is a compact camera that beats Leica and Hasselblad for image quality.

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0 Canon 6D officially announced – a more compact and affordable 5D Mark III

The full frame Canon 6D has just been formally unveiled as Photokina opens for the press. A competitor to the Nikon D600 (also to be unveiled today) this is a near identical camera to the 5D Mark III in many respects especially video it seems. But like the 60D compared to the 7D, it is cheaper and smaller. It features a new 20MP sensor but a similar (if not identical) DIGIC…

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0 Sony A99 press release

Story developing… My thoughts in a moment Sony Introduces New Full-Frame α99 Camera with Translucent Mirror Technology and Dual AF System Flagship α A-mount camera delivers new levels of image quality, focus capabilities and video performance SAN DIEGO, Sept 12, 2012 – Sony’s long awaited α99 digital camera sets a new performance standard for professional-class DSLRs, combining all of the benefits of full-frame imaging with the responsiveness and speed of…

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0 Top sources say Sony developing full frame A99 as hybrid GH2-like DSLR targeting professional filmmakers

Above: Sony’s previous foray into full frame, the A900 With Canon this year failing to capitalise in my view, on their huge gains in the video market following the successful 5D Mark II, I have long wondered when one of the big 3 would get it right and give us what we need – a full frame DSLR with equal emphasis on pro video and stills. My friend Sony Alpha…

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0 Affordable fast wides for the Canon 5D Mark II

Although the Canon 24mm F1.4L and Samyang 24mm F1.4 are superb lenses, the Canon is $1500 and the Samyang $800. Here EOSHD goes hands-on with 4 more affordable fast wides for the 5D Mark II. They are especially cheap if you pick them up used on eBay.

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0 Samyang 24mm F1.4 ED AS IF – Review

As good as Canon’s renowned 24mm F1.4L? From Samyang? Maybe the title of the lens gives us a clue… AS IF. In turns out those misguided initials aren’t such a bad omen but the lens – at $850 / £550 has some price competition from the much cheaper Sigma 24mm F1.8.

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25 Full frame or 5K – which is best?

The full frame sensor and 5K are the biggest technical innovations of the current era of digital video, but which makes the biggest difference to the image? Should we all be upgrading to 5K and clamouring for 4K on our APS-C DSLRs? Or will a modestly upgraded full frame 5D Mark III 1080p video mode be more significant for the image?

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0 Sony abandon optical viewfinder

Sony will eliminate the optical viewfinder on all future DSLRs. Sony Spain let slip in a presentation that the Japanese electronics giant plans to release all future Alpha DSLRs with the SLT translucent mirror technology found on the A33 and A55. No more optical viewfinders and traditional mirror-box DSLRs from Sony. In fact the name ‘DSLR’ will be consigned to history and replaced with Alpha SLT.

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0 New Panasonic lens adapter in development

Every wondered how the Sony Alpha series delivers a live view image from a very small sensor in the viewfinder housing without cropping, mimicking the field of view of the main CMOS, while enabling super fast phase detect AF at the same time? (Deep breath). Well, it seems Panasonic did wonder this, and plan to bring such innovations to a range of lenses previously not fully compatible with mirror-less bodies.…

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1 The death of full frame in video land?

As the Canon 5D Mark II and Nikon D3S show, full frame may be winning now – but do we really need it? Rise of the compact High Sensitivity sensors Recently I was comparing sample photos from the Canon G11 to the Panasonic GF1, I found that at ISO 3200 the G11 was almost matching the GF1 for resolution, detail, colour and noise simply through virtue of having a very…