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Mike Kobal

July 6, 2014

Studio visit: Raymond Verdaguer: a video portrait, shot with the Panasonic GH4


La peur de l’insignifiance / The fear of insignificance – linogravure / linoleum cut ©2014 Raymond Verdaguer

Raymond Verdaguer’s linocuts act like traps for the viewer. Being drawn in by seemingly innocent lines of beauty on closer inspection one realizes the meaning of its content and at that point it is too late, the artist delivered his message like a cut from a concealed knife during a fist fight. Raymond was kind enough to allow us invade his studio
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June 5, 2014

Panasonic GH4: the 4K experience: field report

I received my GH4 weeks ago but didn’t get a chance to shoot video until this past weekend. There are plenty of good reviews out there and by now everybody knows the GH4 is every bit as exciting as the 5DmkII was back in 2008.
graded/ungraded version, equipment list after the break
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May 9, 2014

The $29 XLR hack for the Panasonic Lumix GH4 (also works with Canon, Nikon, Sony)

Filed under: Gear Reviews — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , — mike.kobal @ 9:04 pm


this video was shot with the Sony A7r and the kit lens in 1080/24p

The Panasonic GH4 is currently the most powerful video tool you can get in a hybrid camera. With crazy high bit rates for HD shooters, 4k recording to internal cards pretty much destroys the competition. But we have one problem: No XLR input unless we spend another 1600 bucks for the interface brick. Check out the video for the $29.99 solution and get all the links to the products shown in the video after the break
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April 27, 2014

Assignments: feeling good without mirrors?


shot with the Sony A7r and the Series E 75-150mm lens.

Since I purchased the Sony A7 late last year and the A7r shortly afterwards, I haven’t had much use for my DSLR’s. I have shot everything from look books, stills, editorials, portraits, model and corporate head shots with these two cameras. It looks like my days with mirrors are numbered
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April 8, 2014

Quick look: the best accessory for the Sony A7/A7r

Filed under: Gear Reviews — Tags: , , , , , , — mike.kobal @ 4:45 pm


There are times when I really don’t need the VG-C1EM vertical grip and I went on a search for Swiss-Arca brackets and this particular item got my attention
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