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Sony E mount 85mm G master Block lens

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

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Lens Sony 85mm Block
Mount E mount
F 1.4
Min focus distance 80cm
Blades 11

 

Overall

Sony E mount 85mm G master Block lens gives great sharpness and Bokeh & capture great details. So it’s a great lens.

 

Advantage of Sony E mount lens

-          Native AF system.

-          Benefits from all of Sony’s features including Eye AF

-          Works perfect with Sony A7s II, Sony A7R II, A7R, A7s etc.

 

AF / MF switch

-          AF/MF switches

-          Programmable Fn button (defaults to Focus Hold).

One can set the button to activate Eye AF for natural and easy access to the setting during use.

 

Operations

-          Rubberized focus ring helps you operate the lens smoothly

-          Improved focus-by-wire system helps these lenses to have a more natural feel does not seem to ramp up or down in speed depending on how fast you turn it.

 

Aperture ring

-          The integration of a physical aperture ring, allows to be clicked or de-clicked with a switch which makes it a great option for video shooters, as well as photographers.

 

Physical details

-          The small ridge on the bottom of the lens ensures that the lens’s aperture and focus rings are not lying directly on any surface when the camera is laid down.

 

Some Cons

The lens is slower than other native options due to the use of an older, and louder, Linear SSM system to move the large elements precisely, which could be changed by using the Direct Drive SSM available in many current models.

 

Chromatic Aberration at F1.4

There is a noticeable amount of chromatic aberration on high-contrast edges at f/1.4 which could of course be easily corrected in post

 

Tips : It gets better as you stop down, peaking at about f/4-5.6, where it will optimize the performance. Vignetting is also very well controlled and flare is nonexistent.

 

Focus Ring

There are still no witness markings on the lens and no hard end stops which makes them less appealing for use with follow and remote focus units.

They would work well with smaller handheld gimbals rather than larger Steadicams and gimbals

 

GoPro Camera (Hero 4 & Hero 3+)

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…                                                                            Hero 4 Black                                      Hero 3+ Black

Weight/weight with housing                     88g/152g                                             74g/136g

Video mode /Max frame rate                   4K / 30fps                                          4K / 15 fps
…                                                                          2.7K / 50 fps                                     2.7 K / 30 fps
…                                                                         1440p / 80 fps                                   1440p / 48fps
…                                                                         1080p / 120 fps                                1080p / 60 fps
…                                                                         960p / 120 fps                                   960p / 100 fps
…                                                                         720p / 120fps                                    720p /120fps

High Bitrate (H.264)                                   60Mb/s                                                 45 Mb/s

Protune                                                            Video + Photo                                    Video

High Light Tag                                               Available                                               -

Wifi                                                                      Available                                             Available

Bluetooth                                                        Available                                               -

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sony FS 7 vs Canon C300 mark II – comparison

Monday, July 11th, 2016

FS7         Canonmark2

 

Internal specs  FS7  Canon C300 mii
Sensor Super 35mm Super 35mm
Resolution  4k  4k
Slow mo  180 @ 1080  120 @ 2k CROP
ISO sensitivity  2000  800
Dynamic range  14 stops  15 stops
Record format XAVC   10 bit XF AVC    10 bit

The cameras almost have similar specs but the C300 mark II costs twice as much!

Internationally it seems to have fallen behind the Sony FS7 though its has some advantages over the FS7

C300 mark II records 10 bit 4K in 4:2:2 at 410 Mbps per second.

The FS7 shoots 4K at 10 bit  in 4:2:2 at 240 Mbps.

So C300 is better for green screen work

The C300 Mark II has extra internal ND filters.

The C300 Mark II also has an additional stop of dynamic range.

FS7 is 14 stops.

FS7 records 60 fps at 4k & 180 fps at 1080 & so does C300 mark ii but the C300 does that with a cropped sensor !

You can get superb images from both cameras, so which is best for you is basically going to come down to the needs of your production and the budget.

 

 

 

 

Comparison between Sony A7R II & Canon 5DSR

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Key Features Comparison

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Sony Alpha A7R II Canon EOS 5DS R
Sensor 42.4mp BSI FF CMOS 50mp FF CMOS
Image stabilisation YES NO
ISO range 50-102400 50-12800
Video spec 4K video FullHD
Mic / Headphone socket(s) Mic and headphone Mic only
Wi-Fi / NFC Wi-Fi and NFC None
Battery life 340 700

On the whole Both the camera will mainly cater to the still photography market. The 5dsr scores due to wider choice of lensing and higher mega pixels for sharper pictures while the Sony A7RII scored when it comes to low light, Image stabilization & 4k

Nikon D810 advantages over Nikon D800

Monday, June 13th, 2016
Reasons to choose Nikon D810 over Nikon D800

6 advantages

 Max ISO 51.200 vs 25.600 100% higher Max ISO
 LCD Screen Resolution 1.229k dots vs 921k dots 33% higher resolution screen
 Continuous Shooting 5.0 fps vs 4.0 fps 1 fps faster
 Battery Life 1200 shots vs 900 shots 300 more frames with a single charge
 Color Depth 25.7 vs 25.3 higher color depth
 Dynamic Range 14.8 vs 14.4 higher dynamic range

New video features in Nikon D810 include an Auto ISO in M exposure mode, which eliminates the need to adjust the aperture, a highlight-weighted metering option to help prevent blown-out highlights in video, and the addition of zebra stripes to make it easier to spot overexposed areas while filming. A new flat/neutral color profile is also especially handy when shooting video as it gives users maximum flexibility in post-production. The built-in microphone on the D810 is also stereo.

The level of detail and sharpness, the wide dynamic range and rich tonality is far better than the Dnikon D800 and makes it ideal for still and multimedia photographers including landscape, studio, wedding and portrait pros.
Faster autofocus, fast frame rates and image processing, smaller file formats, greater energy efficiency are some advantages. How we wish they had added a 4k option though!