Panasonic G7 and Metabones Speed Booster XL hands-on – Super 35mm 4K for cheaper

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Canon EF mount Super 35mm 4K (internal) solutions are expensive. Canon’s only current one costs $15,999.

Here is an alternative for a fraction of the price. It’s also great for those who can’t justify spending $3200 on the upcoming Sony A7RII for 4K S35.

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Interesting insights into the new Sony A7R II and RX sensor technology

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This is a fantastic Sony interview at Imaging Resource, where Dave Etchells was able to extract a huge amount of technical info about how the new Sony sensors are able to deliver 4K video from 42MP. On top of that there’s less rolling shutter and better low light performance than the previous 36MP full frame and 20MP 1″ sensors.

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The importance of firmware updates and why Panasonic are too late with V-LOG for the GH4

Panasonic GH4 (left) vs Samsung NX1 (right)

Opinion piece, by Andrew Reid

In only a few months, 57 new features have been added to the Samsung NX1. Meanwhile Panasonic have been more keen than many to evolve their products, adding a 4K Photo mode to the GH4 and 24p for 4:3 shooting, a nod to anamorphic filmmakers. But it isn’t enough. No anamorphic de-squeeze for instance and now the time it has taken for V-LOG to reach us has been too long.

Firmware is a new battleground and manufacturers must play the game better.

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Sony A7R II news round up – will ship July 28 / 1080/240fps claims in interview examined

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Pre-orders now open at B&H for the A7R II – click here to reserve yours

The release date of the A7R II is closer than I expected – end of July! In the US you can now pre-order yours to get one from the first batch to ship.

I will be buying mine from the Sony store in Berlin. I always prefer to own the gear I review and I think this is a camera I will be using for a long time to come. Anyone want to buy a Canon 1D C!?

Now let’s look at the other A7R II news…

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First Sony A7R II user experiences – global shutter and native ISO 800?

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The Adorama Fair on the 14th June provided a hands-on with the Sony A7R II according to user reports.

I haven’t verified the claims so take this news with a pinch of salt for now, but with or without salt the A7R II is looking very tasty indeed.

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Finally, something worth talking about – Sony A7R II with internal 4K / RX10 II with 980fps slow-mo / watch the sample footage

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Sony just made another quantum leap.

They have added internal 4K across the board to their new cameras, the A7R II, RX10 II and RX100 M4.

There’s some exciting new technology that makes all this possible. I’ll also touch on the RX10 II’s party trick – incredible slow-mo abilities.

Read moreFinally, something worth talking about – Sony A7R II with internal 4K / RX10 II with 980fps slow-mo / watch the sample footage