FUJIFILM X100VI Review – A Capable Camera for Video, and Great for Composition Learning
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by Johnnie Behiri
15h ago
The FUJIFILM X100VI was announced in February and originally we were not planning to review it. However, a day after the announcement when we saw our B&H affiliate backend full of preordered cameras, and our mailboxes filled with so many questions about the camera’s capabilities to produce “professional” video results, we decided to include it in our review roundup. Curious to find out how the camera performed? Please sit back and enjoy our FUJIFILM X100VI review. Back in February while traveling to Japan to cover CP+, I also had the opportunity to meet with two top FUJIFILM managers, Yuji ..read more
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The Filmmaker’s Voice – Mastering Narrative Perspective and Related Camera Techniques
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by Mascha Deikova
21h ago
The annual Festival de Cannes is in full swing. As usual, in the official selection, we can see everything from directorial debuts (for example, the coming-of-age drama “Wild Diamond” by Agathe Riedinger) to loud comebacks (like “Megalopolis” by Francis Ford Coppola, his longtime passion project). The range and variety of films presented at the festival bring us back to the topic of the filmmaker’s voice. We tell stories differently and that’s what keeps the motion picture’s heart beating. How can you develop your voice and what does the term “narrative perspective” have to do with it? Let’s f ..read more
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Sony a7S III and a7 IV Firmware Update 3.01 Released
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by Jose Prada
1d ago
Sony has released a new firmware update for the Sony a7S III and the a7 IV that mainly fixes some bugs and improves the cameras’ overall stability. Let’s take a look at these improvements! After the frustration over firmware updates on Sony cameras (we wrote about this some time ago), Sony is taking care of their ‘older’ models by releasing updates like this Firmware Update 3.01. The Sony a7S III was released in 2020 and the a7 IV was launched in 2021 as the successor of the a7 III. These are the fixes and improvements for each camera: Improvements on the a7 IV When updating the Sony a7 IV to ..read more
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CineD Focus Check Ep12 – Major FUJIFILM News | SIGMA Art 24-70mm II Announced | Google’s Veo Video AI | fylm.ai 2.0
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by Alex Hohenthaner
2d ago
In this week’s episode, Johnnie and Nino dive into the FUJIFILM cameras and FUJINON lenses announced this week. They also talk about the update of Nino’s favorite standard zoom lens, the SIGMA Art 24-70mm, and Google’s new Veo generative video AI. They take a look at fylm.ai’s version 2.0, and finally talk about the importance of sound design in film. Subscribe to our weekly podcast to stay up-to-date with all the latest cinema gear news and tech insights! Apple Podcasts Spotify Amazon Music PlayerFM iHeart Radio YouTube Show chapters: (00:00:00) Introduction  (00:01:51) FUJIFILM X-T50 a ..read more
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SIGMA 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN II Art Announced – A Fast, Compact Zoom
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by Omri Keren Lapidot
2d ago
SIGMA is no stranger to innovative lens designs. The company has transformed the entire market on more than one occasion and it seems as if the new 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN II Art is another piece of this puzzle. The new lens is 7% smaller and 10% lighter than its predecessor while adding an aperture ring and additional controls. SIGMA also compares the lens’s optical performance to existing prime lenses when taken at comparable aperture settings. The 24-70mm f/2.8 has been the backbone of professional photography gear for decades. The hybrid revolution and popularity of stills-oriented cameras for ..read more
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FUJIFILM X-T50 Announced – 40MP, 6.2K Video, IBIS, Film Simulation Dial, and more
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by Jakub Han
2d ago
The new FUJIFILM X-T50 camera offers a compact and lightweight body that includes virtually all the features of the X-T5. It has a high-resolution 40MP sensor with IBIS, the new X-Processor 5, up to 6.2K 30fps or 4K DCI at up to 60fps video recording with internal 10-bit 4:2:2 F-Log2. External 6.2K 30fps 12-bit HDMI raw video output, tilting screen, viewfinder, pop-up flash, a new film simulation dial, and more. A full review of the new camera is currently in the making and will be published next week! FUJIFILM just announced a couple of new products during the X-Summit event. This article foc ..read more
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FUJINON GF500mm F5.6 Lens Announced – Large Format, Super-telephoto Lens
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by Alexandra Thompson
2d ago
FUJIFILM enthusiasts have something to celebrate today! Not only has the new GFX100S II camera been revealed, but the latest lens in their GFX System line has also been announced – the FUJINON GF500mm F5.6 R LM OIS WR (GF500mm). It has some pretty spectacular specs, so let’s take a look! At the FUJIFILM-X Summit in Sydney, FUJIFILM announced the release of four new items, one of which is the GF500mm, a large format, super-telephoto lens specifically designed for photographers who shoot distant, moving subjects – anything from sports to wildlife to landscape to street. The FUJINON GF500mm F5.6 ..read more
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FUJIFILM GFX100S II Introduced – Large Format in a Compact and Lightweight Body
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by Jose Prada
2d ago
FUJIFILM has announced their new addition to the GFX System series, the FUJIFILM GFX100S II. The camera shares the image and main features of the GFX100 II in a smaller and lighter body. Let’s take a first look at the camera! Three months after the Tokyo Summit, FUJIFILM celebrates its second Summit in 2024 in Sydney, Australia. The Japanese company has announced the release of new cameras and lenses like the GF500mm F5.6 R LM OIS WR (GF500). The new GFX100S II is their new compact and lightweight camera for photographers and videographers looking to jump to medium format and those who wa ..read more
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Google’s Veo Revealed – Can Their New Generative Video Model Compete with Sora?
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by Mascha Deikova
3d ago
During the annual Google I/O 2024, which has just been broadcast, the company shared their latest news and launches. Among them is Google’s Veo, which is said to be their “most capable generative video model to date.” It seems from the published showcases that the new AI tool can indeed compete with OpenAI’s Sora, which brought massive buzz into the filmmaking world earlier this year. Let’s take a look at what Google’s Veo is capable of and at the company’s plans for its release! We’ve been following Google’s attempts to generate videos with the help of AI for years. Remember their Imagen and ..read more
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Movmax Blade Arm Released – Compact, Lightweight Shock Absorber System
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by Jeff Loch
3d ago
Movmax recently released a compact shock absorber system for lightweight cameras: the Blade Arm. This arm can take payloads between 150g/5.3oz and 500g/17.6oz. It attaches to your vehicle via one suction cup, and Movmax mainly targets it at DJI Osmo Pocket 3, Insta360 X4, and GoPro users. So, let’s take a closer look at it! Chinese camera accessories manufacturer Movmax released the N2 Arm air/hydraulic shock-absorbing system back in 2020. However, most vibration reduction systems are designed for “large” camera packages and can at least support the weight of a small gimbal. Movmax saw a gap i ..read more
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