I had a hands on with the new Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM ART today, and compared it to my Leica Summicron-R 35mm F2.0, a $1200 lens.
Here, finally, is Canon’s answer to Angry Birds.
The Sony FS700 hasn’t been out for long by pro equipment standards – around a year. Canon haven’t updated the semi-pro 7D DSLR for nearly 5 years!
But Sony are planning an updated FS700R and FS700RH for later in the year, likely to be announced at IBC in Amsterdam this September.
John Brawley has released a few ungraded ProRes files from his card, shot with the Pocket Cinema Camera and SLR Magic 35mm F1.4.
George Clooney is a canny operator. The director and actor has launched a tirade at the hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb, now a major stakeholder in Sony, who is campaigning to have the profitable Sony movie business partially sold off.
Clooney says it is becoming more and more difficult to get films like Argo green-lit – echoing the concerns of other top talent in Hollywood.
The Canon 7D is shaping up nicely for raw video, with image quality that makes a pretty grave for H.264.
Above: my EF mount camera with Iscorama 54 and ReWo BMCC cage
UPDATE. Cameras are now in stock in the US at the new prices of $1995 –
At Hot Rod Cameras
At B&H Photo Video
Blackmagic CEO Grant Petty has today mapped out the company’s camera roadmap.
- The Blackmagic Cinema Camera has a new aggressive price point. A drop of $1000 to the price of a Canon 6D – $1995.
- Next firmware V1.5 will add new features
- The first sensors for the 4K Production Camera only arrived this week
The dual-CPU Canon 7D is one step closer to the tantalising prospect of raw video. A1ex of Magic Lantern has found the raw image buffers. Silent pictures are working. Further work is required to port the raw video module.