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In the 3rd episode of ON THE COUCH, we hosted our show sponsor ZEISS to talk about their company and news in the lens area. Our guests were Michael Schielen, Sales Director at the Camera Lens Division of ZEISS, Dr. Aurelian Dodoc, ZEISS’s Principal Scientist for lens development, and Barry Anderson, an American filmmaker and author of the well-know DSLR Filmmakers Handbook.
The Sony EA50 was announced two months ago (LINK) and impressed us with its very interesting and ergonomic looking design, the zoom rocker functionality and a good price-point.
What we didn’t know was how it performed before we got a chance to see it and play with it (LINK)
Now Johnnie Behiri got a chance to test the Sony NEX-EA50 large sensor camera and shared these nice clips and some insightful thoughts with us.
In Johnnie Behiri’s own words:
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So far zooming has been a thing of the past with HDSLRs lenses not really being laid out for smooth zooming during a take. How nice that some is thinking of actually bringing that feature for HDSLR and large sensor cameras.
I just met Roland from VizTools who has this intriguing design on a zoom control for HDSLR cameras. This is a very important invention and seeing the design I can tell there is lots of thought and an ergonomic vision in it.
Roland said the final product is going to be smaller, but it looks like the battery should stay outside. He also mentioned that the motor would be improved to make zooming even smoother.
So far there is no pricing on the HandiZoom, Roland said they’re looking at a production time of about 9 months.