Mike Kobal

November 26, 2014

Preorder the new Sony A7 II now! starts shipping Dec 9th!

isoa7m2Available for preorder at Adorama and BH!

Filed under: Gear Reviews — mike.kobal @ 12:36 pm

October 4, 2014

A closer look at bokeh-licous short tele lenses that will help you get over the Otus blues


Sony A7r with the Takumar mk2 135mm f2.5

Don’t despair my friends, you have a few options left to create great images without
remortgaging your home
more after the break,
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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
more after the break
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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)


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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