Even for us hybrid guys, sometimes a dedicated camcorder is the better option -- especially when it's the Z90 with its punching-way-above-its-weight-class, one inch sensor with phase detect hybrid autofocus lifted directly from the Sony RX10 Mark IV.
In an era of uncertainty about frequency allocations and the rise of less expensive and in some ways superior frequency hopping technology, does top flight and top dollar wireless like this make sense for people like us? Depends on how you define "us."
For most of us the word "Leica" conjures up the heritage and images of legendary street photographers; irrelevance; or a big hole (the one in our bank account or on our credit card statement). But I loved Leica's controversial CL, even more daring TL2 and a pile of Leica glass.
It's got a face only a mother could love (reasonable people can disagree), but Blackmagic's just-announced and long-awaited 4K successor to their Pocket Cinema Camera is still fascinating. Here's why -- along with the ONE thing I wish they'd included...
It recently became clear that we needed a small, bi-color, diffusable on-camera (or almost on-camera) light. Then we learned about the Luxli Viola, tested it with a little help from our friends, and liked it so much we decided to give one away:
They aren't general purpose lights; they won't light up an entire room; and the daylight heads (two of the three in the flight kit) shine at a constant 7600K, too blue to be considered "daylight." Yet the LS Mini20 LED Flight Kit is my pick for 2017 Lighting Gear of The Year. Here's why.
I think the Hasselblad X1D is the most important Hasselblad since the company launched the 500 C back in 1957, and in fact the most important medium format camera of the last 60 years, period. In this video, I tell you exactly why; where it stands at the moment, and what it needs to be successful.
Special note: a tragic helicopter accident in New York City this week claimed the lives of five people excited to see and photograph Manhattan from the air. Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the victims and the pilot who managed to make it out alive.