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 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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Available now – The EOSHD Sony A7 Series Shooter’s Guide to Full Frame Lenses



Available now, special price of $19.99

Recommended lenses for the Sony A7 / A7R / A7S – A Reference Guide by Andrew Reid

Sony’s full frame mirrorless cameras bring with them a new world of possibilities for lenses.

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Panasonic GH4 to ship in Europe from 5th May

Just a brief note: Panasonic have given me a ship date for the GH4 in Europe. First shipments leave the factory last week of April destined for Germany. Shipments to dealers start after the May 1st holidays so from the 5th the camera will be almost ready to ship to customers.

Nikon D800 hacked with 50Mbit/s high bitrate video option

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/92175427[/vimeo]

The D800 has re-emerged!

We have the Mosaic Engineering VAF-D800 filter, CFast $299 Atomos Ninja Star ProRes recorder coming soon and now even a hack project based around the camera.

So I’ve picked up a D800 and plan to see what I get out of it.

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Panasonic GH4 – Slow-mo at 96fps and 4K rolling shutter test

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/91880562[/vimeo]

All tests based on pre-production model

Here we come to some areas which aren’t perfect on the GH4, but which nevertheless are both a step forward from the GH3. I like what Panasonic have started here with 96fps slow-mo. This is the first consumer camera to deviate from the video standard of 60p to give us a genuinely useful creative tool which sets the ball rolling for improvements in future models.

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Sony A7S rolling shutter test

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlxCSrdhyW8[/youtube]

UPDATE: Filmmaker Andrew Wonder who conducted the test gives his views about it here

Here’s a test which shows what I feared and what very few seemingly dared ask Sony in interviews at NAB. The A7S looks to have similarly extreme rolling shutter to the AX100, at least in the early pre-production firmware stages.

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