Sony a5000 Deeply Discounted

Amazon discounted the silver and white a5000 $150, but the black is still full price. There is a chance that the black could be discounted soon so if you must have the black keep an eye on the listing.

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Dave Dugdale Expands on Philip Bloom’s AF Test

Dave Dugdale decided to expand on Philip Bloom’s AF test Part 1 and Part 2, with two test of his own using the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II and Sony a6500. His methodology is a little different and uses different lenses, the  Sony Zeiss 55mm F1.8 Sonnar T* FE ZA and Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, but he has come up with a useful idea for testing tracking that’s a little better than Philip Blooms initial train idea. There isn’t really a clear winner in his rest, but he wasn’t using a great lens on the Canon for AF so we will have to wait and see how his very different tests perform with a lens designed for tracking AF.

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The Pilotfly T1 & H2

The Pilotfly T1 is a new two hand gimbal designed for bigger cameras that scales up Pilotflys technology for bigger cameras. If you want a single hand system for smaller cameras Pilotfly has the H2. Both are excellent for cinematographers on the go and they are designed to be toolless.

Pilotfly T1 B&H Photo/Adorama
Pilotfly H2 B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama

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Lok Films the Disassembly of a Sony a7RII

Lok filmed some of the more interesting stuff at CES this year including this teardown of a Sony a7RII. I am very surprised by how much Sony allows the sensor to move around inside the body for internal 5-axis stabilization. It makes me question how their system affects image quality when in motion.

Sony a7RII B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama

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Philip Bloom Video Auto-Focus Mega Test Part 2

This is part 2 of Philip Bloom’s  big video auto focus shoot out between 10 cameras. In Part one Bloom started off with some pretty typical tests, before trying an impossible test and giving up. The Sony’s all do very well, but so do the dual pixel focus Canon’s. Part 2 is a little more realistic with some windup toy tests, which the cameras handle well, but not the adapted lenses. In this video Philip Bloom tests the

He also added adapters

On the Sonys he uses the

I wish he included the Fujifilm X-T2 in the test, but he hasn’t done a lot of Fujifilm work in the past. I can’t wait to see part three.

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Last Day to Save on Sony

B&H Photo and Adorama have some great savings still deals/bundles for Sony fans that end today. These offers are limited so take advantage while they last.

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