We had a lot of new (and expensive) FE lenses. But a short look at the Amazon Mirrorless Lens ranking (Click here) unveils how the low-cost APS-C E-mount lenses are the most sold in USA. It would certainly be nice if Sony and Sigma would in future release offer some low-cost FE lens. It’s something we really do miss on our FF lens lineup!
SAR reader Jordan Rubin realized that video gone viral on Youtube. He kindly explained me why he choose the Sony A7s to realize it:
As a huge Sony fan, we decided to shoot “The Drone ” at a friend’s house using my Sony A7s. It was a two day shoot and I was trying to accomplish the modern horror trailer look, with a very limited budget. Luckily my Zombeavers DP Jonathan Hall was available. He brought his set of Rokinon DS lenses which allowed us to pull focus legitimately. I love my Sony FE lenses, but the lack of geared focus and iris rings would have made it a nightmare for our 1st AC to properly follow the actors.
The A7s was great, obviously because it allowed us to shoot in low light conditions – plus, having been spoiled by shooting my first feature in ARRIRAW, it was exciting to be able to use the A7s picture profiles for more dynamic range and the RAW-like flexibility to accomplish legitimate color-timing in post. I didn’t want to limit my base ISO to 3200 (S-Log limitation on the A7s), so I chose these settings instead:
DAY SHOTS: PP4 Gamma = cine 4 Color = s-gamut Detail = 0 (default)
NIGHT SHOTS PP2 gamma = cine 2 Color = s-gamut Detail = 0 (default)
Some people recommend dialing down the detail and adding sharpening in post, but I prefer to keep it set at zero. We also rented a modest light kit and a speed rail slider to add some production value – and I colored the project with a combination of FCP, Premiere Pro and the FilmConvert plugin.
I was very happy with the result. I switched over to Sony from Canon about a year ago and I couldn’t be happier. I’m looking forward to getting an RX100M4 this week to experiment shooting 4k and super slow-motion with a pocket sized camera!
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