Ned Soltz

Ned Soltz

Ned Soltz is a veteran shooter, editor, consultant, author and industry expert. He is Contributing Editor of DigitalVideo Magazine and is a frequent contributor to numerous print and web publications as well as podcasts. Ned was among the founders of the LA Final Cut Pro User Group (now LA Creative Pro User Group) and is currently president of the New York City user group Mopictive NYC.

Sony’s new FE lenses: a first hands-on

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We’ve already covered the announcement of Sony’s FE 100mm f2.8 STF GM OSS and FE 85mm f1.8 lenses, but just the other day Ned Soltz was part of a group of journalists who had the opportunity to shoot with both lenses and to grill Sony about them. He left the shoot impressed.

The Sony FS7 II: making a great first impression

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Ned Soltz liked the look of the Sony FS7 II so much he bought one. Happily, in unboxing it and pairing it with the new Sony 18-110 f/4 lens and a loaned Zacuto VCT Pro Baseplate, he reckons he has a reliable workhorse that is very much worth the money.

Sony introduces two new E-Mount lenses

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Sony’s announcement of two new E-mount lenses (and a flash with remote capabilities) yesterday probably says as much about what else Sony is working on as it does about the products themselves.

The GoPro Karma Drone is reborn

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GoPro has just announced that its Karma drone has returned to the market after initially being recalled in a blizzard of bad publicity in November 2016.

If you want a good yardstick for technological progress in cameras, their increasing capability in low light shows just how fast development is progressing. And while the Pentax KP might be limited on the video side compared to some of its peers, a 819200 ISO in a $1099 unit is astonishing.

Vocas announces a line of accessories for the soon-to-be-available Sony FS7 II, which are also backwards compatible with the original FS7.

Aladdin Eye-Lite Bi: the tiny light that travels everywhere

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RedShark Review: a diminutive light that weights under 2oz but could become your next indispensable cinematography tool.

It’s been five years since Metabones announced the first electronic EF to E mount adapters and the company has marked that anniversary with four new releases.

The Sony FS7 II and why it absolutely is a big deal

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There have been a lot of lukewarm comments about Sony’s FS7 II recently, but Ned Soltz begs to differ. If you are mounting heavy lenses, wanting to shoot with precise DOF consistency or shooting HDR for broadcast standards, then the FS7 II is a big deal.

The GoPro Karma Grip reviewed: just what your GoPro needs?

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RedShark Review: Ned Soltz takes a close look at the new GoPro Karma Grip, which may just be an ideal complement to your GoPro.

Newtek and Wowza announce MediaDS distribution platform

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In a first for the industry, MediaDS enables multi-channel distribution delivered directly from venue to viewers.

DJI trails CrystalSky and launches limited edition Phantom

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DJI has kicked off the drone section of CES 2017 in a suitably hyperactive manner, showing two possible prototypes of the forthcoming — and extremely interesting — CrystalSky monitor, as well as adding some new mapping and control software and expanding Osmo.

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