f0.7 – Ultrafast Lenses – Legends, budget options, modding, and testing

Media Division writes:

In this crazy experiment we push the limits of lens speed by modding a camera to fit a massive Zeiss Biotar f0.73 lens. Along the way, we are going to take you to the dark side of the moon the realm of the legendary Zeiss Planar f0.7 lens and explain how it helped Staley Kubrick to shot Barry Lyndon in candlelight. We are going to go to the basics to explore the possibilities and to expose the limitations of ultrafast lenses. We look into the possibilities that you have to shoot ultrafast yourself, and what budget options there are. Here we test the Kipon Ibelux 40mm f0.85, the SLR Magic 25mm T0.95… and we boost a Vintage Canon FD f1.2 below f1. We compare shooting ultrafast lenses with shooting at high ISO and of course… using both in combination. Special thanks to Lyndon Gaul and the Marmalade for partnering with us.

The truth about the new Canon EOS-R5-R6: Top photo cameras but unreliable video cameras

That Canon EOS-R5 and R6 overheating controversy may be slowly coming to a rest. We have both good and bad news:

The good:

Canon made the impossible become truth and they genuinely match the Sony cameras in terms of pure Image Quality. These are their best Photo Cameras ever made!

The Bad:

Dpreview tested the overheating issue and indeed found it crippling. The overheating clock is essentially running from the moment you turn the camera on. So even if you only check the menu or prepare the camera for the shooting or take some pictures this will eat up your video recording limit! DP says:

Not only does this make R5 a poor fit for many professional video shoots, it also means that you can’t depend on the cameras when shooting video alongside stills at, say, a wedding, which is a situation that the EOS R5 clearly is intended for. The cameras’ specs are rather over-ambitious.

I guess everybody now understand that if you are primarily a photo shooter you will be fine with those cameras. If you shoot video you better look elsewhere.

Yes, the Sony A7sIII is the best mirrorless video workhorse on the market!

Sony A7sIII Preorders:
Sony A7sIII in USA at Adorama (up to $400 off with lens), BHphoto, Amazon.
Sony A7sIII in EU at Fotokoch. Calumet DE. WexUK. Park UK.

New Sony A7sIII accessories:
You will also have to preorder the world’s first CFexpress Type A cards at Adorama, BHphoto. Amazon.
And of course the new Sony MRW-G2 CFexpress Type A/SD Memory Card Reader at Adorama and BHphoto.

Yes the A7sIII may not be a headliner like the Canon EOS-R5. But what it does it does with a precision and perfection rarely seen on a Sony. Everything has been improved and you have to watch that Gerald Undone to understand why: