When you’re wallowing in self hatred like the UK culture secretary Nadine Dorries, a good way of advocating the destruction of a national broadcaster is to suggest they follow Netflix’s business model.
I am taking a break from reviewing cameras. I am getting out of video for now.
As I am sure many of you may have guessed, I am dissatisfied with the latter world to the max. Got to call it like it is. Filmmaking and creativity is what I’m interested in. So for the time being, EOSHD is going to change focus.
EOSHD will now cover movies, with the overall arc being of me writing and directing one myself. Together we can learn together, come up with inspiration and ideas together, from our real life experiences, and by watching great movies, learning how the masters do it.
Secondly, EOSHD will soon be two websites. The second website will be focussed on photography, under my own name (Andrew Reid). I will be revealing my stills work here, with my favourite techniques explained and on show. I have a huge stock of photos from the last 12 years that nobody has seen.
On the film side, Taxi Driver has always been a big inspiration for me and the funny thing is, since I’m now an outsider in the camera industry, hating my job, disappointed with the world around me and alienated from colleagues, I can truly get into the head of De Niro’s character myself! Understand the movie on a deeper level!!
So thank you Peter McKinnon. Thank you Fro Knows Photo. Thank you Philip Bloom’s idiotic followers. You by virtue of being fucking unbearable have led me into a new much more interesting world. A world where I can come up with my own world. My own fascinating characters, ideas and stories. Let’s go. Let’s do this together and learn together, study the masters and discuss the greats.
After all if there’s anything that unites us even more than cameras, it’s movies.
Masanori Koyama joined Panasonic in 2002. After a career as a hardware engineer, Koyama san is currently in charge of product planning for LUMIX in Imaging Business Unit in Japan. He has been in charge of product planning for a wide range of Lumix cameras from compact cameras in the TZ, FX and FZ series, to the mirrorless camera line of GH series and the full-frame Panasonic S1H.
I asked Koyama san 10 questions about the Panasonic GH6. Here are his answers:
Maybe he can ask a spirit on the other side when Panasonic will adopt phase-detect autofocus?
Lensrentals have revealed rental sales data for 2021, as summarised by Yossy Mendelovich of the excellent YMCinema here.
You can see extensive charts from Lensrentals here for 2020 and 2021 which reveal what gear has been successful, and what’s missing from the top 20.
However there’s more to this data than meets the eye!
The optical viewfinder and EF mount is officially dead.
An opportunity for Pentax to take over a niche market?
Due to a major chip shortage, Sony has announced it will cancel the production of several recent models, some permanently. Sony are themselves a manufacturer of semiconductors, can’t they just make more? Of course it isn’t that simple. Sony use thousands of third party chips in their products. The pressure on supply and even their own manufacturing facilities which are ramped up to capacity means they must prioritise cameras with higher margins, sold in lower quantities. This means that for the foreseeable future, affordable cameras may well be dead.