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Mike Kobal

August 25, 2014

Samyang 50mm T1.5 Cine lens! just announced: in Sony E mount!, Sony A mount, Canon Eos, M43, and Nikon mount

Filed under: Uncategorized — mike.kobal @ 4:35 pm

Looks like a very interesting option for full frame, as well as for micro 4/3 (GH4) great price too, $549, preorder them here in the mount of your choice at BH

August 12, 2014

Street shot of the day: the birdman watches: and what happened to my Fuji’s?

shot with the GH4 and the 14mm 2.5 pancake wide open

I am sure you guys noticed my beloved Fuji X cams haven’t been out much since I added the GH4 to my camera collection. I still love the Fuji’s and the X trans sensor, my favorite APSC sized sensor for people photography, however, when roaming the streets, af performance on the GH4 is so good that I am willing to live with the trade off in image quality. The GH4 sensor is quite good but can’t match the X-trans in dynamic range and skin rendering. For my type of street shooting, af performance is more important than image quality. And then there is video, being able to use the GH4 on assignments and shoot 4k is another huge bonus. At this point I gave up waiting for Fuji to integrate usable video, now I am seriously wondering if I should……yup, you guessed it………sell them, my beloved Fuji’s………
You can get the GH4 here at BH, on Ebay or at Adorama.
The Fuji X100s at BH, Ebay or at Adorama.

August 10, 2014

Snapshot of the day: hang over

Filed under: City Life,City Life Portraits — Tags: , , , , , , — mike.kobal @ 10:42 am

Shot with the Panasonic GH4 and the Summilux 25mm 1.4 in Washington Square Park.

August 6, 2014

Portrait session with John Batiste: Musician

This article originally appeared in Soma magazine.

Jon Batiste is a unique individual. Hailing from a celebrated musical family in New Orleans, music runs in his veins. Not just in his blood, but also in his gait, the lilt of his speech and his whole being.

more after the break

August 1, 2014

Model of the week: Lyndsey Scott: street style

Filed under: Photography Fashion — Tags: , , , , — mike.kobal @ 10:37 pm

Absolutely amazing work in front of the camera. Lyndsey Scott does street style. Shot with the A7s and the Zeiss 55mm wide open.

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