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September 12, 2014

Stephanie Shiu: shot with the Panasonic GH4: field report

Stephanie Shiu: On the hour: from Mike Kobal on Vimeo.

We talked about this shoot for weeks, scheduled, rescheduled and rescheduled again. A last minute booking or weather issues, too many reasons to list and I am sure many of you know how frustrating it can be to get everyone together on the same day.
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March 6, 2014

A Powerful Smile: Sarah Bellagha, video shoot with the Sony A7 and A7r

a powerful smile from Mike Kobal on Vimeo.

Sarah Bellagha is a passionate girl. There is a shyness about her. Look into her beautiful eyes and you will see compassion, love and stars. Lots of stars. A fun shoot with the Sony A7 and A7r and lots of manual glass
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January 22, 2014

The Sony RX10 in the snow, field report

Filed under: City Life,City Life Portraits,Gear Reviews,Street Photography — Tags: , , , , , , — mike.kobal @ 7:43 pm

Another snow storm in the city, another opportunity to test the Sony RX10 in bad weather conditions
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January 5, 2014

Frostbite, shooting video at 10ºF with the Sony RX10

Filed under: Gear Reviews — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , — mike.kobal @ 12:03 am

watch in full HD 1080p

Unlike the storm we had a couple of years ago when I wasn’t so sure that my Canon 7D would survive, the arrival of winter this year wasn’t quite as dramatic. However, wind chill pushed temperatures
well below zero and I headed to CP dressed in snowboard gear, the Sony RX10 a lightweight Sirui and a short Konova K2 slider.
It was the coldest day of the year so far and since cold days reduce atmospheric dust concentration the sky was bluer then usual. How did the RX10 hold up in these conditions?
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December 13, 2013

Gino, the royal tailor: shooting video on location with the Sony A7: first impression review

Filed under: City Life,City Life Portraits,Gear Reviews — Tags: , , , — mike.kobal @ 9:42 pm

shot with the Sony A7 at 1080/60p, ISO 400, 800 and ISO 1600 using the Nikkor 50mm 1.4 D, the Nikkor 18-35mm 3.5-4.5G and Sony’s 28-70mm 3.5-5.6 kit lens. Grading: minor level adjustments only.
If you like what you hear:, search for “sonanita”

Finally, my friends, the first clips shot entirely with available light, I had about 35min to shoot Gino, who has been a tailor for over 50 years
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