Category Archives: Technical Discussions

How to Use AF Microadjustment on Your Camera

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The most common questions and complaints I hear almost always have to do with AF accuracy, in one way or another, even if they don’t seem like it at first. “I’m trying to focus on this person’s eyes, but the ears are in focus instead,” or, “This lens is front focusing like crazy,” or, “This [...]

Proper Techniques for Using Shotgun and Lavalier Microphones for Video Interviews

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The audio from an interview recording truly is the single most important piece of media you capture. Without a clean, quality recording of your interview subject’s testimonial, your story is lost. No amount of b-roll or text on screen will create the same amount of emotion, drama, or interest that a real person can create [...]

Leica SL: A Hate/Love Story

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I’ve been a mirrorless camera fan for a while now, starting back when the Olympus OM-D E-M5 first came on the scene and continuing now through the Sony a7RII and the new Leica SL. There are lots of things I love about them, and lots of things I wish were better, but every new body keeps [...]

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Teardown

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Last week we did a tear down of the Canon 35mm f/1.4 Mk II, an expensive, large, weather-resistant lens. Then we did a tear down of the Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA lens, and expensive, weather-resistant lens with very different technology. Today we're going to tear down the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM A1 (Art) lens, [...]

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