Nov 252014
 

This is a fun look at doing street photography the hard way, with a large format camera and Fuji Instant film!

Nov 232014
 

The Panasonic FZ1000 is a bridge camera, but is it a bridge that actually leads anywhere? Read my FZ1000 review to find out…

Bridge cameras tend to be a little slow, which defeats the purpose of having a versatile super-zoom at your disposal. I loved what I was able to capture so effortlessly with the Sony RX10 but even that was too slow and clunky at times. Even high end bridge cameras have all tended to lack the faster processors and more advanced features found in higher end cameras, so it’s a genuine surprise to see how responsive the FZ1000 is.

Initially I hesitated to review the FZ1000 at all. I am not sent demo cameras, and it meant buying a camera I might not need. I have a GH4. Why not just put a 14-140mm on the GH4?

In 4K video mode on the GH4 that lens is equivalent to 32-322. The FZ1000’s zoom is considerably longer though, 35-592mm in 4K mode, 25-400mm for 1080p and stills. Shame you lose that 25mm wide end in 4K mode, where you’re shooting not on a 2.7x crop 1″ sensor but an even smaller 3.8x crop.

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Nov 232014
 

One of the big selling points of each new iPhone since 2007 has been improved camera quality. If new rumors are to be believed, we may not have seen the biggest quality jump yet.

The latest word on the street is that next year’s iPhone may boast “the biggest camera jump ever.”

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Nov 232014
 

In “Under 5 Minutes” Steve Martin from www.RippleTraining.com will teach you how to add animation to an image to “fake” the popular parallax effect in Final Cut Pro X. Learn how to use Pixelmator to create two layers, then import them into FCPX to use a simple keyframed scale change and a keyframed blur effect. The finished result gives you an image with a sense of 3 dimensional space because of the faster scaling of the foreground combined with the slower scaling in the background. Subscribe to our channel to receive our free tips and tricks every Monday!

Read more at fcp.co

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Nov 212014
 

Have you ever tried macro photography? Here Thomas Shahan gives us a look at his macro techniques. It is well worth watching!

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Nov 212014
 

I would say that he Cinema5D team does the best video reviews on new cameras. Johnnie Behiri filmed this example and gives a frank review of the 4K video capabilities of the new Panasonic Lumix LX100. I learn more about cinematography each time I see one of the short films Johnnie shoots.

“If I have to define the Panasonic LX100 in two sentences, those are the once I would have chosen to use but this time, it’s not me it’s her (the camera) and yes, so close yet so FAR away….
With 4K internal recording, relatively large sensor (4/3”) and other professional feature like Zebra, peaking and a fast lens (f1.7-2.8), you might have mistaken the Panasonic LX100 to be a serious working tool especially when considering its price tag ($899). Well, it is and it’s not….True, the overall picture quality is nice, but when starting to look at it carefully, that’s when the disappointment is starting to build up. Moiré can be very ugly and the “rolling shutter effect” is un avoidable.”

Read More at Cinema5D

Nov 202014
 

 Andrew Reid at EOSHD.com has put together a fascinating hands-on review of the new Samsung NX1.

“The NX1 is a 4K camera out of the box but make no mistake, it is really a 6K camera. When the NX1 was being developed in Samsung’s lab, the sensor output ran at 6.5K raw at 240fps. Although the feature was only for debugging and not destined for consumers, this should give you an idea of the kind of hardware advances they have made with this camera and the new manufacturing techniques they are employing to get there.

The camera has a CPU with 5 cores (general purpose), 240fps object tracking. 4K video, H.265 and 1080/120fps. Further dedicated hardware cores handle various computational tasks rather than them being done in software.

With this camera Samsung are starting to put their boot into the camera industry in a big way.

And it shows in the images.”

For more info please click the link below:

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Nov 202014
 

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DPReview recently got a chance to put the $900 Panasonic Lumix LX100 through a thorough review, and after putting it through the wringer, the camera has come out victorious… like really victorious. In fact, it received the highest ever award in its class.

The long and short of the review is that the LX100 provides ‘significantly’ better image quality than essentially every other compact zoom camera on the market. DPReview says this is not only due to the considerably large sensor Panasonic has put into this beast, but also due to the fast, impressive Leica glass.

For more info please click the link below:

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