Canon C500 Mark II vs Sony FX9

13th September 2019Cameras

Sony and Canon battle to become the new full frame cinema camera champion. Let’s look more closely at the new FX9 and the C500 Mark II and compare them side by side.

The Truth About Sigma Cine Zooms

7th May 2018Lenses

Much has been said about Sigma’s new cinema lenses – both good and bad. Particularly their high speed zooms, the 18-35 T2 and 50-100 T2. Sigma recently loaned me a pair of the zooms and so I took the opportunity to get to the bottom of things.

BSC Expo 2018

5th February 2018Events

Another year, another trip down to London for the BSC Expo. It’s easily the best trade show in the UK for Cinematographers – unlike others, there’s no sound, editing or broadcast stuff – it’s all cameras, lenses, lighting and grip!

Thermal imaging in Film and TV

27th June 2017Cameras

Thermal imaging was made famous by Predator in 1987. It’s more recently been seen in Sicario and Planet Earth II. I look at the current state of thermal cameras and how viable it is for filmmakers to use this unique technology.

Affordable Cinema Lenses

27th May 2016Lenses

Some time ago now, I was in the market for a set of high quality lenses for cinema use and investigated the various offerings available.