In part 2, they dig more into the SLOG2 and SLOG3 options and how well those handle color correction and grading. Additionally, they talk about the new Sony FE PZ 28-135mm f/4G OSS cinema lens and how it works with the Sony FS7. All in all, it looks like the FS7 is everything that it is cracked up to be. [Read more…]
Apple took what felt like forever to make a meaningful update to the last generation of the Mac Pro. The big, aluminum tower had been the symbol of the professional Mac user since 2003 when Apple released it with the Power Mac G5. When Apple switched to Intel chips, it became the Mac Pro in 2006 and received periodic updates through 2010.
When Apple made the 2012 Mac Pro update, many professional users flipped out over the incremental updates and the failure to include modern I/O options like USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt, a technology that Apple had been pushing hard in its laptops. A Facebook group entitled “We Want a New Macpro” surfaced and became a rally point for thousands of professional users – the most vocal of which were heavy use video editors.
Apple seemed to have received the message that impatient professional users were leaving (or threatening to leave) for a more modern hardware experience on Windows workstations. Shortly after the 2012 refresh, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed that a new Mac Pro would be delivered in 2013.
Then, at WWDC in June 2013, Apple unveiled the new Mac Pro. The shock of the design quickly led to memes all over the Internet, likening the new machine to everything from trash cans to coffee makers. [Read more…]
Kai from DigitalRev is back with a look at the new 7D Mark II. In this short review, he highlights some key improvements on the 7D Mark II like AF performance, frame rate and ISO performance. In summary, it’s another positive vote for the 7D Mark II as a serious DSLR.
The Manfrotto BeFree Carbon Fiber Compact Travel Tripod is a new tripod that delivers on its portability. It is both compact and lightweight. [Read more…]
Kai from Digital Rev is back with his first look at the new Nikon D750. He provides his usual quirk, along with some practical observations of the camera. As usual with Kai, there is some mild language within – so, fair warning.
Since Kai discussed the body materials and construction of the Nikon D750 quite a bit in the video, I figured this is a good place to share some of the photos of the D750 teardown and cutaways that I gathered at PhotoPlus last month. Check them out below. [Read more…]
DxO Mark has published its review of the new Canon 7D Mark II, including an in-depth look at the sensor performance. Notably, DxO Mark says the 7D Mark II’s sensor lags behind competitors in low ISO performance. DxO still considers the Sony A77 II a better choice for overall image quality. [Read more…]