Crack for Lens Addicts

Don't think I'm not tempted by this idea. Is not the Sony A7II, with its full-frame mirrorless sensor, in-body image stabilization (IBIS), and multiple available adapters, the ideal workhorse body for the lens-obsessed? In the last millennium I used to daydream of being able to use selected lenses from a variety of systems and makers on the same body. I don't think my daydreams used to go as far as what's actually possible with the A7II (or any other A7, if you don't mind not having IBIS).

My inner nerd—not very well buried in the best of circumstances—feels the pull.

It's been a long time since I've actually owned a selection of lenses for any camera. Because I write about many cameras, I don't collect lenses in any one system. I tend to buy a body and only one or two lenses before moving on. I had, I believe,

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Fujifilm Announces the Weather Resistant Fuji XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR

Today, Fujifilm announced the Fuji XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR lens for its XF platform cameras (such as the recently released X100T, part of a class of APS-C mirrorless cameras popularized by the success of the acclaimed Fuji X-Pro1 back in 2012). The weather-resistant (WR) 16mm f/1.4 R WR lens gives the Fuji X-mount lineup a much-needed wide-angle addition to the wide-aperture lens lineup with a 35mm equivalent focal length of 24mm -- a focal length that street photographers will love along with several other additions.

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Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers

Another lens from Fujifilm's roadmap is making its way to retailers, and that's the XF 16mm F1.4 R WR wide prime. This lens, equivalent to 24mm on APS-C, has a nine-blade aperture, flare-reducing Nano-GI coating, and a minimum focusing distance of 15cm/6 in. It's also sealed against weather and dust and can function at temperatures as low as -10C/+14F. More details

It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

Jaw Dropping Landscapes Photo Contest
Think you’ve got an award-worthy landscape photo? Want to win a free ticket to Photoshop World, a KelbyOne Live event, or a KelbyOne membership? Submit your best landscape photo to our latest Viewbug contest for your chance to win! For all the details and to submit your photo, just click right here.

Canon 7D Mark II with Scott Kelby
If a Canon 7D Mark II is in your future or already in your camera bag, then this class is for you! Our own Scott Kelby will get you up to speed on everything you need to know to get started on the right foot with your Canon 7D Mark II. From getting oriented to all of the buttons and dials, to making the right choices for image quality, white balance, playback, and focus modes, Scott methodically steps through each feature and function explaining its Continue reading "It’s Free Stuff Thursday!"

NAB 2015: Ikan PDMovie Live Remote focus and iris controller

By contributing editor Chuck Fadely Ikan is bringing out a hard-wired focus and iris control system reminiscent of studio lens controllers for broadcast.  With a sturdy aluminum handgrip with thumb controller on a rosette and the focus motor on a rod under the lens, you can set up either a shoulder rig or tripod rig […]

NAB 2015: Zoom Q8- HD video + four-track audio recorder

By technical editor Matt Allard: Newsshooter at NAB 2015: Zoom Q8- HD VIDEO + FOUR-TRACK AUDIO RECORDER from Dan Chung on Vimeo. Zoom were showing off their recently released Q8 HD video camera with for track audio recording. The Q8 offers a large full-color LCD touchscreen, along with a wealth of advanced features. Dual combo […]

NAB 2015: Lectrosonics SSM radio mic transmitter

By technical editor Matt Allard: Newsshooter at NAB 2015: Lectrosonics – SSM Radio Mic Transmitter from Dan Chung on Vimeo. Lectrosonics were showing off their recently announced SSM radio mic transmitter. The SSM is absolutely tiny and to make it so small Lectrosonics have had to use a rechargeable lithium ion battery instead of the […]

3 years is a short time to go from a no camera to a very…



3 years is a short time to go from a no camera to a very attractive and appealing camera. I have yet to hold it or shoot anything but from appearances and spec Blackmagic have appeared to come out with a very appealing camera. I hope to try it at some point.

Huge difference from the bonkers URSA to the impressive looking #UrsaMini (at Las Vegas Strip)

Frame.io Shows Off Their Powerful Collaboration Platform, Adds Integration with FCPX

Here are Frame.io's primary features, which are included throughout the different price tiers, even the free version.

  • Accelerated uploading in the browser for fast and efficient media file loading
  • Cloud transcoding of video assets for guaranteed playback on any device; with support for professional formats
  • Hover scrubbing for instant preview of clips
  • Seamless drag and drop interface for simple manipulation of files, content and communications
  • Private workspace for managing separate projects
  • Time-based, frame-specific comments and annotations for clearer communication
  • Side by side version comparison for clear, simple view of changes between versions
  • Integration with FCPX

Frame.io offers a free plan with 2GB of storage and 3 collaborators, but their paid plans range from $15/month to $150/month depending on how many collaborators you have and how much storage you need. You can learn more about and sign up for Frame. Continue reading "Frame.io Shows Off Their Powerful Collaboration Platform, Adds Integration with FCPX"

NAB News 2015…ARRI SkyPanel…Soft lighting – Redefined

ARRI proudly introduces SkyPanel, a brand new line of LED fixtures. SkyPanel is a compact, ultra-bright and high-quality LED soft light that sets a new standard for the industry. With a design focused on form, color, beam field and output, SkyPanel represents the culmination of more than a decade of research and development of LED […]

NAB News 2015…Ikegami SHK-810 shoulder mount 8K camera

The Ikegami SHK-810 camera employs a single 33 million-pixel Super 35 CMOS sensor, achieving 4,000 TVL horizontal and vertical resolution. The color filter on the sensor employs a dual-green SHV color arrangement and achieves a high level of modulation depth. The System Expander enables the use of large viewfinders and full studio lenses, converting the portable camera into a full-facility studio/field […]