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0 First ProRes files from the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera released

Download now (Mirror provided by Copy – sign up and get 20GB free storage. Better than Dropbox) The BMCC 2.5K EF and mFT cameras are now in-stock at Hot Rod Cameras, where you can also pre-order the Pocket Cinema Camera John Brawley has released a few ungraded ProRes files from his card, shot with the Pocket Cinema Camera and SLR Magic 35mm F1.4.

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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.

Lenses
0 Digital goes back to the 70’s – 1st impressions of Dog Schnit Optiks Flare Factory 58 lens and sample photos

The Flare Factory 58 is modified lens by fellow British filmmaker Richard Gale, and a regular member of the EOSHD forum. A few weeks go Rich sent me one of the first of the lenses, a Flare Factory 58 (serial 004). Humorously branded Dog Schidt Optiks (the ‘n’ is silent), Rich is modifying Helios 44-M 58mm F2.0 lenses making versions with a unique character which can be customised on order. They are…

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0 New Leica M with 1080p out in the wild – and first look at video quality

Catch the EOSHD interview with Leica’s Jesko von Oeynhausenand and hands-on with the Leica M type 240 here The new Leica M (dubbed type 240) has a CMOSIS full frame sensor, and a first for a Leica camera – video. Not since the Leicina 8mm camera (EOSHD article) has a Leica product been viable for cinema. The Leica M of course is primarily a photography tool, but it is interesting…

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0 Johnnie Behiri shoots professional work on Sony A99 – sample videos and review

An exploded view of the A99 at Photokina Whilst I was able to record some footage from the Sony A99 at Photokina I didn’t really have any spare time to do much with one. The camera to me seems a little bit disappointing on the image quality front with line skipping resulting in quite heavy moire and aliasing. Not acceptable in 2012. Johnnie (who I had the pleasure of finally…

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0 Shooting with the new SLR Magic 35mm T0.95 and T1.4 prototype lenses

One of the highlights of Photokina 2012 was meeting up with SLR Magic, the small but nimble optics company based in Hong Kong. They brought out one of the first proper fast wide lenses for Micro Four Thirds (the 12mm F1.6) by listening to demand and acting swiftly. Now they are building high end super-fast primes which are optimised for filmmakers as well as photographers.

Reviews
0 Olympus OM-D E-M5 Review

Journey – by Andrew Reid Does the new OM-D E-M5 manage to produce a GH2 style virtuoso performance in video mode? I have to say there are some question marks over that – but as a stills camera it is now my absolute number one choice against some very tough competition – the 5D Mark III, Fuji X Pro 1 and Sony NEX 7.

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0 A detailed look at how the Nikon D800E performs for video

Go here to read DPReview’s look at the D800E movie mode vs the standard D800 Please bear in mind the situation can be improved dramatically by the right in-camera picture settings and Mosaic Engineering’s anti-aliasing filter for the D800, which is under development now (as of June 2012). DPReview have updated their D800 review with comparison samples and image quality analysis versus the D800E. Along with a 2GB uncompressed file from…

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0 Canon PowerShot G1 X Review – Part 1

It is a testament to how demanding the camera market place is of manufacturers at the moment that Canon could bring out a large sensor compact like the G1 X and for me to have quite a few major gripes about it. This is the best image quality we’ve ever seen from a camera in the ‘compact’ class. Although the Panasonic GX1 with 14-42mm PZ comes pretty close for around the…

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0 Astonishing Canon 5D Mark III ISO 12,800 video

Here is a shot from Japan which was shot with both the 5D Mark II and 5D Mark III (with beta firmware) by a camera reviewer. The cleanness and lack of noise is something quite remarkable. Are we in for a incredible low light treat – a truly ground breaking camera?

Reviews
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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0 Canon G1X video samples – DIGIC 5 – I’m not impressed

Don’t forget to download the original videos and view full screen The G1X is the first of Canon’s large sensor cameras to use their long awaited DIGIC 5 image processor. 3 years in the making, it largely determines how the sensor is downscaled to 1080p. It also determines resolution, bitrate, encoding and how much aliasing and moire is produced in the downscaling / pixel binning process. DIGIC 5 is built…

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9 Sneaking in the anamorphic back door with CineMorph

Buy it now (in US) Grab the new EOSHD Anamorphic Shooter’s Guide 2nd Edition just $19.99! The Cinemorph adapter is a very simple custom built filter for $140 + shipping with a cat’s eye front and flare generator. It is designed not just to simulate the flare of anamorphic lenses but the stretched bokeh. Here, EOSHD tests the adapter against a real $3000 anamorphic lens for widescreen cinematic images using…

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121 Nikon J1 and V1 image quality first look

More Nikon 1 images at Lenses.fr (French website) In an interview with Imaging-Resource, Nikon general manager of R&D said that image quality (not size) was the number one priority for the Nikon 1 series and that the camera has been in development for 4 years, a process which began even before Panasonic’s work on Micro Four Thirds. Has it been worth it? You are about to find out.

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74 Sony NEX 5N review and video footage

EOSHD is now a Digital Photography Review contributor. Read my full IFA 2011 show report at DPReview.com here. After a lot of Dear Sony letters they have finally entered the DSLR video game. Are they going to change it? Read on to find out.

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63 Which is best for low light? Sony NEX 5N or NEX 7 and A77?

(Click the ISO 12,800 sample image above to enlarge to 1:1). Original samples from http://www.imaging-resource.com Will Sony’s decision to put 24MP in the NEX 7 and A77 backfire? It certainly seems so. The mid-range 16MP NEX 5N has by far the better image quality at high ISOs despite being half the price. It’s the Fuji F31fd of DSLRs!

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5 EOSHD @ DigitalRev – Canon 60D, Panasonic GH2 Review

If you are interested in how the GH2 and 60D (ditto 600D) stack up for stills as well as video check out these articles I wrote for DigitalRev. It’s a 2 part comparison but part 1 has an emphasis on the GH2 and part 2 deals mainly with the 60D. Part 1 at DigitalRev Part 2 at DigitalRev Kai Man Wong’s video-review of the GH2 and 60D There’s also a direct…

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49 Sony HX9v vs Canon 600D – DSLR gets beat by compact in video mode

Buy it now – Sony HX9v This is what happens when you don’t overhaul your imaging chips for 3 years, Canon. The new Sony HX9v compact out-resolves the 600D’s video mode for resolution, and has 1080/60p. It is also a lot closer to a DSLR in terms of dynamic range than I expected it would be. It fits in my pocket and has a stabilised 24-380mm lens. It has an…

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12 Panasonic G3 footage

Here is some nicely shot G3 footage, seems to have been shot in 720/50p mode. 720p on the G3 is roughly equivalent in resolution to 1080p on the Canon 5D Mark II.

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0 Apps are the future of DSLRs

Looking back at my photography I think over half of the shots I really treasure are from my iPhone, which is quite amazing for a fixed lens camera with a tiny sensor and no manual control.

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0 The Lights Down Test

Right now a lot of DSLR reviews mislead on high ISO noise. For example most recent Nikon D5100 reviews have a range of cropped colour chart samples shot under bright studio lights at different ISOs. Surprise, ISO 3200 looks great. In real life it doesn’t!

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2 Canon 600D Review

The Canon 600D review – or should I say, the Canon 60D review revisited. There is no denying that the 600D is a very similar camera but that it also brings some new features not seen in the 550D or 60D, especially for video.

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3 Kowa anamorphic lens review

If you’d only go on eBay’s prices you’d assume the Iscorama anamorphic lenses had God-like properties. Maybe they’d part water with their patented easy focus mechanism. Could they heal a leaper with their flare? Possibly the hallowed Iscorama is able to bless you with a cinematic image.

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2 Canon 600D, one small step for Canon one giant leap for nobody

UPDATE: Watch sample footage from the 3-10x zoom video function here. Doesn’t look like a 1:1 crop mode on the GH2 unfortunately. So we have now all digested the news on Canon’s latest DSLR, the 600D… What’s new? Not much, it appears Canon have released a firmware update in the form of a new camera body.

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0 How good is the cheap Hong Kong Fader ND?

View – With / without – view the full 1080p grabs at Flickr Buy – View current Fader NDs on eBay, shipping internationally Thanks to a request from a friend Alex Kanakis I’ve decided to revisit the Fader ND by Light Craft Workshop / HL Optics, the much cheaper Hong Kong alternative to the Singh Ray Vari-ND filter (view at B&H Photo Video here)

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0 Sony NEX-5 release date announced for May 11th, no 24p!!

UPDATE: The rumours were right! Now expect the NEX7 for September’s Photokina. Sony’s much anticipated mirrorless HDSLR is released in a few days. What do we know? It will be available in Hong Kong and Japan from May 11th and a limited stock global release that same day. Whilst an attempt at a global release is good, unfortunately 24p is missing from the spec sheet. Stop reading now?

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0 HDSLRs get competition from… a mobile phone?

Sample video (720 24p) on Vimeo / download the original file Sample stills (12MP) Meet the Nokia mobile which does 24p. Sounds like a joke doesn’t it? Nokia’s N8 has a specially developed sensor which is the largest ever found in a mobile device, and larger than all but the highest end compacts like the Panasonic LX3.