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Good news! Super 35mm mode on Sony A7S dramatically reduces rolling shutter

July 7, 2014 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

All footage by Ed David on the EOSHD forum I’m surprised at how nice the quality is from APS-C (Super 35mm) mode on the A7S. I expected it to be a lot softer! There’s no signs of significant moire or aliasing either. The smaller window from the sensor allows the shutter to expose the whole pixel readout more quickly than in full frame 12MP mode, so less jello for us.

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5D Mark III raw versus Panasonic GH4

May 5, 2014 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

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

April 30, 2014 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

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 the inner housing of the mount and be damaged on a Micro Four Thirds stills camera. Therefore I do not take responsibility for any loss or damage if you try this.

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

October 14, 2013 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

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 the enthusiast DSLR market away from the 6D and 5D Mark III with these new E-mount Alpha cameras.

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The miniaturisation war – Sony RX1 vs 5D Mark III

August 25, 2013 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

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

July 9, 2013 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

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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Sony RX1 Review

May 1, 2013 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

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.