Samyang 35mm F1.4 ‘outperforms’ Canon 35mm F1.4 L

Above: Footage shot with the Samyang 35mm F1.4 on a Canon 550D.

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Reviews have started to come in about Samyang’s promising 35mm F1.4 lens, which is a full frame lens that can be used on the 5D Mark II, APS-C and Micro Four Thirds.

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Berlin – running and gunning with Zacuto Z-Finder / Sony HX9v compact

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Buy the Zacuto Z-Finder Pro with Gorilla baseplate

Two weeks ago I finally got my hands on the eagerly awaited Sony HX9v compact, this is a bit of a game changer for compacts because it’s image quality rivals that from a DSLR, and for the first time we have 1080/60p on a $400 compact! Usually with a compact you end up sacrificing something and you never get all the nice bits in one package – well the HX9v changes that as well. The screen is 922k dots, the same as on a high end DSLR and 3 inch. The lens is a stabilised 24-385mm (16x zoom), and the new optical stabiliser technology is incredibly effective without much of a crop.

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Apple silent on FCPX plugin support

Amidst the excitement for the dramatic FCPX revamp, EOSHD is starting to get a better picture of what Apple man Larry Jordan meant when he said FCPX is ‘not ready for professional use’. As we know Final Cut Pro X is a ground up rewrite of the popular editing software. It had to be since the FCP7 was based atop of code and design dating back to 1999. There comes a point where development must start afresh to best make use of current hardware.

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