New Sony Full Frame Camera in 2012?

Sony A850 and A900

As Sony continues to tease the coming A700-replacement camera (presumed to be called the A77), rumors are building for a full-frame camera to follow-up the 24.6MP Sony A900 and A850.  Sony Alpha Rumors writes that its “trusted sources” have indicated an “amazing” full frame camera will be available from Sony in 2012.

Additional comments suggest that the full frame camera will use the translucent mirror technology found in the Sony A33 and A55.  Of course, the new A77 model will feature the translucent mirror; however, putting a full frame sensor behind the translucent mirror will be a first for Sony.  Given the recent developments with Sony’s SLT models, we should expect the coming full frame model to also capture at least 1080p HD video using AVCHD compression.

[Sony Alpha Rumors]

Rogue Grid Speedlight Modifier

ExpoImaging has launched a new stackable grid for use in conjunction with speedlights.  The Rogue Grid offers 25-degree and 45-degree grids, which will further stack to add a 16-degree grid for a 3-in-1 design.

The Rogue Grid carries a retail price tag of $49.95 and should be available soon at B&H Photo and Adorama.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Chase Jarvis and Vincent Laforet Talk About Filmmaking and Photography

If you’ve got half an hour to spare, the above video features a great casual conversation between Chase Jarvis and Vincent Laforet.  There are lots of little nuggets of wisdom in here, and it’s just fun to hear the guys talk shop for a while.  You can find the full 2-hour version on iTunes as a podcast.

If you want more of the nuts and bolts of HDSLR technique, check out the recent creativeLIVE course taught by Laforet.  It’s about 20 hours of content for $149.