Mike Kobal

December 9, 2011

Contact Sheet: Kenza Fourati: Sony SLT A77, Sony NEX 5N

Filed under: Models Fashion,Photography Fashion,Video Beauty,Video Fashion — mike.kobal @ 7:09 pm

Remember contact sheets? Indispensable in the days of analog photography, obsolete when shooting digital. I was cleaning out my closet (remember that song?:) and came across a box of old negatives and contacts. There is something magical about the process of analog photography, don’t get me wrong, I am not a sentimental guy, more after the break
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Snapshot of the day: Panasonic GH2 and 20mm 1.7

Filed under: City Life,Portrait Photography,Street Photography — mike.kobal @ 1:16 pm

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The best camera is the one that’s with you. Shot with the (click the link to see the crazy B/H deal) Panasonic Lumix GH2 and the 20mm 1.7, Aperture priority mode.
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December 7, 2011

FINALLY! Panasonig GH2 Firmware Update

Filed under: Gear Reviews — mike.kobal @ 1:07 pm


DOWNLOAD FROM HERE
Love my GH2 (check the insane price at B/H right now, put it in the cart to see the price) can’t wait to install and shoot with the higher bit rate and 30P, 25P for my Pals in Europe- (pun intended)
A few clips shot with my GH2:
YOU LOVED ME
THE OTHER SIDE: POLINA BLINOVA
MELTING POINT
FOR THE MOMENT
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December 6, 2011

AF in manual video movie mode workaround Sony SLT A77

Filed under: Gear Reviews — mike.kobal @ 8:18 pm


I couldn’t hide my disappointment when I learned AF only works in P mode with the A77. Bummer, who wants to shoot in P mode with a camera like this! Manual controls is where its at and 90% of the time I prefer manual focus. But then there are situations when AF would be nice, even necessary to get the shot. After playing around in P mode and realizing auto focus on the A77 is almost as good as on the Sony FS100 I had to find a work around. It is too good not to be used!
There are a few ways getting around this annoying limitation, let’s start with the lazy version.
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the courier trailer: johnny diamandis: Sony SLT A77 and Nex 5N

Filed under: City Life,Models Fashion,Video Beauty,Video Fashion — mike.kobal @ 3:17 am


We mounted the Sony Nex 5N with the 16mm and the fisheye conversion lens on the bike rack, secured a short stand with a super clamp and lots of Gaffa tape. For the close ups we used the Sony A77, mostly with the kit lens wide open. Everything was shot in natural light. Impressions shooting with the A77:
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