Despite a whole year since my last go-around at CP+, it seems that just a short while ago I was ranting and raving about the latest A7rii and GM lens tech at Sony’s crowded booth. This time around, there were not as many bombshell products to shake up the exhibition hall at Yokohama Porta. The general atmosphere was thankfully much less chaotic as a result, and it gave me a chance to move around and get to see a good deal more than last years’ hour-long product lines.
With in-body image stabilization on hand, I put together a walkthrough video with my α6500 of some of the new and interesting products presented at CP+ this year. If you check this video out on Youtube, you’ll see timestamps in the description for easy navigation.
This video gave me yet another chance to explore some of the more in-depth features of Final Cut Pro X, a powerful video editor that I am only beginning to understand. In trying to hold the camera steady for smooth pans I also learned why some swear by handheld gimbals for even more stabilization! IBIS is great for still photography, and helps to smooth out handshake for video, but it definitely is no steadycam!
Some other tidbits I shot that didn’t make the cut in the video can be seen below, from the nostalgic 100th anniversary commemoration section at the Nikon booth…
…to Nikon’s featured sports sections…
…and to another reminder that I will never be able to afford an “actual” cine lens.
In passing by Voigtlaender’s booth I came across their display of three new mirrorless manual lenses, noting especially the compactness of the new 40mm f/1.2!
And over at the Zhong Yi Optics booth, their Mitakon 135mm f/1.4 is still proudly on display like last year. Ah…if only I had a good reason to own this lens…
Finally, since I was unable to properly set up Venus Optics’ Laowa 15mm f/2 next to my Rokinon 16mm f/2 in the video, a comparison shot showing just how big a difference a mirrorless-designed lens can save on size.
And that’s all for this post, guys and gals! Though I spent a good many hours at CP+ this year, my main focus on Saturday was to get some great video to show what it was like walking around the annual expo, rather than get an abundance of static product shots. As always, the α6500 never ceases to surprise me in its quality in the high-bitrate modes, even handheld with regular photography lenses. As I learn the ins and outs of FCPX a bit more, I plan on experimenting with some of the picture profiles to try to capture more dynamic range for better grading in post. But, all in good time. As always, thanks for coming by and have a great day!