It’s always interesting to see something familiar in a totally new light. This is exactly what photographer Don Komarechka did in the latest video for DPReview TV. In this fun video, Don shows us how insects see the world using a modified camera and ultraviolet light. And it’s incredible how flowers we see every day suddenly become something completely new!
Sony has confirmed in an interview with DPReview that the Sony A7S II successor is finally going to be coming later this summer. It seems, though, that Sony is shifting the focus of the camera, slightly. It’s still expected to be the video-centric powerhouse that A7S II users have come to know and love, but it’s had a complete redesign.
According to the interview with Sony VP, Kenji Tanaka, that redesign includes an entirely new sensor and a theoretical A7S III may include features such as 4K60p, 10-Bit (finally!) 4:2:2, and possibly even raw video.
The 85mm is the favorite lens of many portrait photographers. The 85mm f/1.2 RF was introduced last year, and it has become a choice of those who switched to Canon’s EOS R mirrorless system. But can it beat the good old EF version of the 85mm f/1.2? Chris and Jordan of DPReview were eager to find out, so they made a comparison test of the two versions of this lens.
People are paranoid about scratching their lenses. So much so that they’ll actually put filters over the end of them, intentionally degrading the overall image quality to prevent “ruining” them and degrading the image quality (yeah, I know). But is it really that big of a deal? Is a fingerprint or a scratch on your lens that bad?
In this video, Chris and Jordan at DPReview test out a bunch of different levels of dirt and damage on lenses on both the front and rear elements to see exactly how much difference it makes to the image quality. Some of the results are actually quite surprising.
Since Nikon and Canon joined Sony on the mirrorless bandwagon, the competition has been hotting up quite nicely. All three manufacturers have a comparable basic model full-frame mirrorless camera; the Sony A7III, Canon EOS R and Nikon Z6. They all have advantages and disadvantages over the other two, although in the early days, the Sony was still the clear favourite.
In the last 18 months, though, all three cameras have seen some pretty major firmware updates released to add a bunch of different features. So, how do they compare today with the latest firmware? This video from Chris and Jordan at DPReview is a rematch between the three, testing their current capabilities side-by-side.[Read More…]
DPreview had the opportunity to sit down and chat with the director of Panasonic’s Imaging Business Division, Yosuke Yamane last month during CES. They’ve just posted their interview online and it offers some interesting insights into how well Panasonic has been doing in the world of full-frame mirrorless. But it also provides some hints about the future of the Panasonic cameras and the L Mount Alliance. Specifically that there may be more members being added to it.
Although “shutter angle” is mostly a digital concept these days rather than a physical thing, it’s the term that determines how the camera calculates your shutter speed when shooting video. It’s a foreign concept to many photographers, though, especially if they haven’t used cameras which utilise it. This video from DPReview explains why it’s the best way to control your shutter when shooting video.
You might remember the Yashica digiFilm Y35 fiasco which left the camera backers angry and disappointed. This camera raised nearly $1.3 million on Kickstarter, but it apparently never delivered what the users expected. Not even close.
But, despite the bad reviews, Chris and Jordan of DPReview decided to give it a go. They gave this little toy camera a spin, trying it out in different settings and with different “digital film rolls.” Is it really that bad? Well, not entirely, as it turned out.
There have been a few issues reported with the Nikon Z7’s video capabilities. Talk of banding and pixelation that come as a result of how the Nikon Z7 captures full frame 4K. DPReview has just posted the below test footage, though, shot with the Nikon Z6 and it shows that it’s a very different animal, getting much closer to the Sony A7III in terms of quality.
The Fujifilm GFX 50R was rumored for a while, and ahead of Photokina 2018, it was finally officially announced. Now that we know the specs, he price and the availability of the camera, a few hands-on looks have arrived as well to show us what the camera is like in action. Here’s the summary of the hands-on videos we’ve found so far.