Category: nex

speedbooster

We really loved the Metabones Speedbooster adapter, a device that transforms any aps-c sized sensor to a full frame lookalike and gives us one full additional stop of light. Here’s R.J.’s take on the Speedbooster with a version for Nikon cameras.

Word is out that Metabones’ Speedbooster for MFT mounts is delayed until later this year, which is unfortunate as there are many MFT cameras we would like to boost that way.

Fortunately R.J. who also has his own version of the NEX to EOS adapter (that works quite well actually) just delivered his own Speedbooster adapter.

There is not electronic contact (no AF and no aperture control) but it costs $196.00 only. Metabones doens’t yet offer a Nikon to NEX adapter. And the Chinese company choose to fill exactly that spot.

Sold here: LINK

via sonyalpharumors.com

All credit is given to author cinema5DSebastian Wöber

speedbooster

We really loved the Metabones Speedbooster adapter, a device that transforms any aps-c sized sensor to a full frame lookalike and gives us one full additional stop of light. Here’s R.J.’s take on the Speedbooster with a version for Nikon cameras.

Word is out that Metabones’ Speedbooster for MFT mounts is delayed until later this year, which is unfortunate as there are many MFT cameras we would like to boost that way.

Fortunately R.J. who also has his own version of the NEX to EOS adapter (that works quite well actually) just delivered his own Speedbooster adapter.

There is not electronic contact (no AF and no aperture control) but it costs $196.00 only. Metabones doens’t yet offer a Nikon to NEX adapter. And the Chinese company choose to fill exactly that spot.

Sold here: LINK

via sonyalpharumors.com

All credit is given to author cinema5DSebastian Wöber

And the winner is… THE SONY NEX-FS700!

Wait, what?! Didn’t you look at the Blackmagic Cinema Cameras (Pocket & 4K editions)? Surely they were the biggest hit of NAB 2013.

Well I’ll admit they had a ton of buzz and will probably sell like hotcakes to eager filmmakers hoping to spend a few bucks and have a magical movie making machine. The problem with the BMC cameras is that they aren’t the best for a wide range of productions. Studio work – CHECK! Green screen work – CHECK! Commercial productions – CHECKAREENO! Web video…ummm… Event shooters, documentary shooters….errrr, uh….

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for companies innovating and Blackmagic has certainly done that. But I need a camera that does many things well, not just one.

That’s why I purchased the FS700 close to a year ago. I was very impressed with the long list of features…ND filters, Cinegammas, super slow motion, etc. 4K was something I was hopeful for but wasn’t the main reason I purchased the camera. But with NAB 2013 fast approaching, I was eager to see what Sony would be announcing for 4K and what third party support would be available.

The NAB Show doors opened Monday morning and I headed towards some of the recorder manufacturers I knew from previous years. Atomos…nope, no 4K. Ki Pro…they had their Quad but not much new information. Convergent Design…hmmm, what’s this Odyssey thing? Oh, wow!

I’d seen gear from Convergent Design before and hadn’t found anything that I really needed for my production. That all changed with the Odyssey7Q. A 4K recorder that was officially supported by Sony that also happened to be a very sweet professional field monitor. So instead of slapping a giant brick to the back of your camera (Sony’s recorder option) I could consolidate my monitor and recorder into one device. Big thumbs up! Then they started listing off features including a wide gambit of codec support that I only need to rent or purchase if a shoot calls for it. That keeps costs down for me. Also the ability to shoot 240fps continuous RAW. Not saying I’ll need it often, but it’s very handy to have if a production calls for it.

Then I headed over to Sony to get the low-down on their 4K upgrade path. Low and behold, they had a Odyssey7Q hooked up to their FS700. That means Sony is embracing this as an option for FS700 owners. While talking about 4K with Mr. Juan Martinez, he casually noted that the FS700 would be getting S-Log 2. Whaaa-wha?! You mean the thing that I’ve always wished for and envied in F3 owners? RAW is great, but I expect to be living in a 10bit Prores or DNxHD workflow so S-Log will be my best friend. 4K and HD RAW when I need it, but HD 10bit for most everything else.

After NAB 2013, I really, REALLY am happy with my FS700 purchase. It just became the best value camera on the market. There’s really nothing else more I could realistically want from the camera. And the best part is it still shoots to the very robust AVCHD codec on board when I don’t need 10bit. Again, this keeps me lightweight for event shooting and web video. To do that on a RED, you need a $13,000 module. No thanks.

All credit is given to author NextWaveDVTony Reale

The Sony NEX-VG900 has some stunning specs and a very competitive pricepoint. Sony’s new HDSLR killer larger sensor cam is now available for pre-order

See all the details about this camera in our announcement article here: LINK

You can pre-order the Sony VG for $3298 here:

All credit is given to author cinema5D newsSebastian

Eh, wait, didn’t Sony just announce 3 other cameras? Well, we don’t mind one more option do we?

Here’s a large sensor camera that has been rumored to exist during the last weeks. Now it is real: The Sony NEX-VG900.
full frame 35mm sensor,

In their press-release they say “Latest Interchangeable Lens Video Camera Allows Virtually Limitless Creative Expression”. Let’s have a look shall we.

Most important features at a glance:
- It has a full frame 35mm sensor (yes, full frame like 5D)
- it can do 24MP RAW stills (yes it does)
- 24p CinemaTone Gamma™ & CinemaTone Color™
- 60p slomo mode in FullHD
- AVCHD 2.0 codec
- a zoom rocker for smooth zooming with compatible zoom-lenses (!!! yipieee)
- when an APS-C lens is on it auto-switches to APS-C mode (whoa nice!)
- powerful lowlight performance
- dedicated one-touch focus magnify button
- hotshoe for XLR adaptor add-on
- 4 channel mic for 5.1 surround recording

Wait a second, is it April fools day? No it’s not. This is a legit press release from Sony and on paper this camera looks absolutely stunning.

The “Handycam” NEX-VG900 35mm full-frame camcorder (body-only) with LA-EA3 adaptor will be available in November for about $3,300.

That announcement will surely make many people hold off on their C100 pre-orders. Looking forward to see that VG900 camera in action.

TALK ABOUT THIS IN OUR NEW, DEDICATED NEX-VG900 FORUM: LINK

via dpreview

All credit is given to author cinema5D newsSebastian

We’ve seen some reviews about the new Sony FS700 lately, but this camera is too important to be taken lightly. Let’s see what we can add to that pool.

Visit the Sony NEX-FS700 subforum:

All credit is given to author cinema5D newsSebastian


Good for us: Matt from dslrnewsshooter had the chance to work with a production version of the new Sony FS700 for several weeks and we can enjoy some good professional comments on the device.

In this review he points out the most relevant pro’s and con’s of the camera. Together with other reviews this one gives a pretty good picture of what you can expect from the much anticipated FS700. So if you’ve been interested or have already pre-ordered and want to get some more insights then you should really check out this very good 20-minute overview.

There’s nothing else to add from my part. I enjoyed Matt’s take and I’m looking forward to do some more testing on the camera myself soon.

If you haven’t pre-ordered you can do it here (camera is expected in mid July):

US:
The Sony FS-700 can be pre-ordered for $7999 at B&H

EU:
Europeans can get a 5% discount at the German reseller A.F. Marcotec with cinema5D’s discount code: LINK

via DSLR news shooter

All credit is given to author cinema5D newsSebastian

We’ve got another nice deal for our European readers: Just like the Blackmagic Cinema Camera deal (which is only valid until today by the way!), you can save some cash by using the discount code below.

Our #1 trusted European reseller A. F. Marcotec gives us an exclusive 5% discount for Sony’s new NEX-FS700 camera.

A. F. Marcotec sells professional filmmaking equipment in Europe and has some of the most competitive prices on the market.

They have the Sony FS700 listed for 8065,82€ (incl. VAT) (CVP sells it for 7948€) and the cinema5D discount code will give you -403,29€ off:

Excluding tax & shipping it will be 6439€ (=$8010).

Discount CODE: 31122012C5DFS700
SHOP link: Sony NEX-FS700E

Enter the code at checkout. The camera will start shipping in July.

American cinema5D readers can pre-order the camera for $7999 at B&H.

All credit is given to author cinema5D newsSebastian


Philip Bloom had a hands on with the much anticipated Sony FS700. The $7999 camera that will give you 240fps slow motion and sports a 4K sensor.

Watch the two videos and give him credit because this review is pretty nice to watch. There is a writeup on his website as well.

See our article full specs on the FS700.

Pre-order at B&H:

via philipbloom.net

All credit is given to author cinema5D newsSebastian

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The Sony FS700 due to be released by mid July has created a lot of buzz and is one of the most anticipated new camera bodies right alongside the Blackmagic Cinema Camera.

As reported multiple times it comes with tons of features meant to satisfy the needs of the modern HDSLR and Large Sensor filmmaker not to mention an extremely competitive pricepoint ($8000) and the introduction of affordable slow motion (240fps).

Jody Eldred had a chance to play with the Sony NEX-FS700 and likes it (video above). We haven’t been able to work with it, but the specs certainly scream to our filmmaking hearts.
Jody seems to be sold on the FS700, are you?

Autofocus
One thing we tried was the autofocus feature that is enabled when you use the LA/EA2 adapter with Sony Alpha Lenses. It is the first time autofocus is actually usable on a large sensor camera and something we’ve been anticipating for a long time.
Sony uses phase detection technology via a beamsplitter within the adapter.

DOP David Leitner had a chance to test this feature during and prior to NAB. Check out his extremely well made review on the matter (video below).

Pre-order the Sony NEX-FS700:

All credit is given to author cinema5D newsSebastian