Posts by Author: John Aldred

John Aldred
John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Samyang and Astrodesign join the L-Mount Alliance

Jul 14, 2023
John Aldred

The L mount alliance, initially developed by Leica and launched with the trio containing Leica, Panasonic and Sigma, has just received its 6th and 7th…

Sony refreshes its 70-200MM F4 G OSS with a macro-capable Mark II

Jul 14, 2023
John Aldred

Along with the recent announcement of the new Sony A6700 APS-C mirrorless camera (buy here), Sony also announced a new lens and microphone. The lens…

Helix MagLock is PolarPro’s take on a magnetic filter system

Jul 13, 2023
John Aldred

Every company seems to have jumped on the magnetic filters thing over the last few years. We’ve seen magnetic systems from K&F, Irix, H&Y, along…

Skyglass lets you shoot virtual productions in real-time with your iPhone

Jul 13, 2023
John Aldred

While it might have just been a pipe dream for all but the most elite Hollywood studios just a handful of years ago, virtual production…

Z Mount enters double figures and hits #2 in sales in Japan

Jul 13, 2023
John Aldred

It’s no secret that Nikon’s been struggling. Ever since Sony went full-on into their Alpha mirrorless system, both Nikon and Canon saw some serious competition….

These 3D-printed lens caps feature a magnetic clip to keep them safe while shooting

Jul 12, 2023
John Aldred

Cast your minds back. Way back. Back to September 2021. We featured some 3D-printed lens caps from Pedro at DSLR DIY CNC. Well, Pedro’s back…

Sony A6700 offers a 26MP sensor with 4K video up to 120fps

Jul 12, 2023
John Aldred

Sony has announced the hotly anticipated Sony A6700 (buy here) APS-C mirrorless camera. Sony’s hailing it as their highest performing APS-C mirrorless camera to date….

You should (maybe) swap your tripod for a light stand

Jul 12, 2023
John Aldred

This is going to be a controversial idea for some of you. It certainly made me raise an eyebrow when I ran across this video…

Zhiyun expands its lighting lineup with the Fiveray V60 and Molus G200

Jul 12, 2023
John Aldred

We’re not just seeing the new Zhiyun Crane 4 today. The company has also announced the new Zhiyun Fiveray V60 (buy here) and Molus G200…

Zhiyun Crane 4 is a beefed-up Weebill 3S for cinema cameras

Jul 12, 2023
John Aldred

Zhiyun has announced the Crane 4 gimbal (buy here), and it doesn’t look like either the Crane 2S (buy here) or Crane 3S (buy here)…