Speed King – SLR Magic 35mm T0.95 Review and 5 Axis Stabilisation samples

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Note: video is shot with no rig on an outstretched hand.

The SLR Magic 35mm T0.95 is an ultrafast manual focus lens targeted at cinematographers. It is a Leica M mount lens with bespoke adapters for mFT and Sony E-mount.

Until now I had been using this lens on my Sony FS100 but Olympus recently updated their OM-D firmware to support 5 axis stabilisation in video mode with all manual focus lenses.

Move over MoVI…

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Line of sight advertising technology aims to infuse photography with digital ad banners

One of the most popular forms of photography if you look at the number of pictures if not actually the number of photographers, is smart-phone photography.

I enjoy it myself and the camera on my phone is the feature I prize the most. However there’s a technology that intends to disrupt all that. It’s called ‘line of sight advertising’.

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News round-up including a look at the 70D’s image quality

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It’s been a busy weekend in the DSLR community, so here’s a round-up of a bunch of the more significant news. The Canon 70D is to be released in August and represents the first proper revamp of the Canon APS-C line since 2009’s Canon 7D. Canon make grand claims over the new video and live-view optimised AF system but is the new sensor able to deliver the goods when it comes to image quality?

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Panasonic GX7 to feature video ‘to GH3 standard’ yet has in-body stabilisation!

The Panasonic GX7 is looking genuinely exciting for filmmakers. It sits at the top of Panasonic’s range and uses a different form factor to the DSLR-like GH3, in that it is in the mould of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema camera, original Panasonic GF1 and Sony NEX range.

The GX7 is rumoured to have some major features not seen in the GH3, such as an in-body stabilisation system and peaking. The sensor is said to be all-new as well and outperforms all the current mFT sensors for raw image quality according to 43rumors.com

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Official statement from Blackmagic on new camera shipping

Above: Lanparte Blackmagic cage

Patrick at the Blackmagic Design UK offices contacted me today to put some official information out there about what is going on with shipping.

The source of the information is Simon Westland of Blackmagic Design EMEA. His statement has now been expanded from the ones he made originally to Televisual magazine earlier this morning…

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Sony RX100 Mark II (M2) Review – evolution in times of revolution

When I reviewed the Sony RX100 exactly a year ago it was genuinely novel. The closest image quality yet to a DSLR in a pocket camera.

Can the RX100 Mark II improve enough to stay interesting?

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