Review: Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 Lens

If you can get over the "slow" f/2.8 aperture, Zeiss' Batis 135mm is perhaps the highest performing portrait-length prime for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras. I know the most vocal critics will be quick to criticize the decision to go with an f/2.8, especially with the Milvus 135mm f/2, Canon 135mm f/2L, and Sony 135mm f/1.8 lenses available, but Zeiss made a great decision to create a smaller lens that balances near perfectly on the α7 series bodies. And, it is most certainly one of the sharpest and cleanest lenses I have been fortunate enough to use.

DaVinci Resolve 14 Fairlight

My Favorite NAB Announcement: DaVinci Resolve 14

Blackmagic Design has just announced what it calls "the biggest release in the history of" DaVinci Resolve. And after reading through some of the major changes, including the integration of Fairlight audio technology, I totally understand how they are making that claim about Resolve 14. This is looking to be my personal favorite announcement of NAB 2017.

True Professional Mirrorless: the Sony α9

The Sony α9 may be the most important camera of the year with its groundbreaking stacked image sensor, specs to drool over, and the backing of the most innovative camera company around today, but will it live up to the hype? After the original α7 series had some serious flaws it is hard to believe that the α9 will make it through reviews completely unscathed.