Now you can use the moon as a lighting rig

Published in Technology & Computing

Canon is one of the relatively few manufacturers that develops its own sensors. This means that they're in a great position to create new sensors with new capabilities, and that's just what they've done with their new 35mm Full Frame CMOS sensor for video capture

Replay - The best of 2012: 8 bit or 10 bit?

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In case you missed first time around, here's one of the best articles from 2012, by Phil Rhodes: 8 bit or 10 bit? The truth may surprise you!

When cameras are Good Enough

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Have cameras reached the point where we need to be looking beyond resolution to judge their film-making abilities?

Another chance to read this fantstic pair of articles: If you use a professional digital camera, you can't go far without understanding the relationship between sensors, lenses and depth of field. It's slightly more complicated than you might have thought!. Phil Rhodes makes it understandable

RED EPIC Monochrome: First impressions

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We've been given a RED EPIC M Monochrome to use for a couple of weeks, lent to us by RED’s European headquarters in Pinewood Studios, West London. Why does this very high resolution black and white video camera even exist?

What do these dragon images mean?

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Over the weekend we brought you the first images that were from the new RED Dragon sensor. We thought they looked sensational, and said so, but before everyone (including us) gets carried away, it's worth injecting a note of caution into the frenzy that surrounds this new sensor

Are big sensors always best?

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Internet forums, YouTube and magazines are full of articles extolling the virtues of large sensor video cameras, whether it's the Red Epic or the Canon C300. But should we be obsessed with the Big Chips, or do they have a downside as well. Kieron Seth investigates.

Vintage lenses for large-sensor cameras - Part 1

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RedShark's 12 Days of Christmas Replays: Uli Plank shows us how to look for lenses up to 50 years old, and use them with our modern, large-sensor cameras. 

Vintage lenses for large-sensor cameras - Part 2

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Here's another chance to read part 2 of this beautifully detailed article on selecting a vintage lens for your large-sensor camera

Canon may be building a 75 megapixel DSLR

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There are rumours that Canon are in the process of building a 75-megapixel DSLR

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