Shoot Pro-Video for Children’s Sports

Shoot Pro-Video for Children’s Sports

With school sports back in full effect, the volume of sports packages being rented is at a seasonal high! To ensure our customers the very best support, we reached out to pro sports photographer Matt Maniego to see if he could recommend an ideal video kit to create high-quality keepsake memories of your kiddos on the field. Read on to find out what his years of experience have to teach you to stay ahead of the curve! Shoot Professional Quality Video for Children’s Sports Matt Maniego When approached by BorrowLenses to explain how I would shoot track and field sports, my first instinct was to go into detail about how great cinema cameras are. But then I realized that they could be quite technical and certainly not lightweight! Instead, I reverted back to a saying I learned when I first started shooting: Keep It Simple Stupid or, in short, “K.I.S.S.” It didn’t take me long to narrow down my selection to a Sony a7S. It is by far one of the best cameras for video right now as it’s easy to use and it has an articulating screen. The only drawback about this camera is battery life, but we’ll chat about that a little later.  I also opted for a Metabones adapter so I could mount my previously-owned Canon glass, the Canon 24-105 L and Canon 70-300 IS L (saving me a little extra money). The Sony a7S has had unprecedented success among users who shot video on DSLRs, like the Canon 5D Mark III, mainly because the sensor technology is so much better. Essentially, it’s a downsampled 4K video file,...
Why I Can’t Stop Reaching for the Panasonic Lumix LX100

Why I Can’t Stop Reaching for the Panasonic Lumix LX100

I am a seasoned shooter of DSLR cameras. My shoulders are callused by camera straps weighted with pro bodies and lenses, and my forearms could take down Paul Bunyan in an arm wrestling contest. I’m conditioned to not care about how heavy my gear bag is and have a mama bear sense for its whereabouts at all times. That is, until now. I have been waiting for a camera to come out that would act as an alternative to my pro gear when being a professional isn’t the priority. Something that gives me the control I need, quality I am used to, has no digital shutter lag, and with weight and bulk I barely notice when out and about. We all know that’s a tall order and although it was attempted in many point-and-shoot camera models, it wasn’t until Panasonic released the Lumix LX100 that my checklist was met! Find out why I just can’t get enough of this best-of-both-worlds prosumer point-and-shoot. I’ve tried them all: Nikon Coolpix, Nikon 1, Canon EOS-M, and, for good measure, the ever-popular Micro Four Thirds systems. There’re features of each that I’ve really appreciated. However, because of their digital shutter lag, these cameras never let me fully appreciate their size and technological advancements. Accustomed to shooting with DLSRs that have zero digital delay, digital point-and-shoot cameras of the past haven’t allowed me to consistently capture images at the speed I am used to. This, however, is not the case with the Panasonic Lumix LX100 as its delay between depressing the shutter and when the image is captured is negligible, acheiving AF in .14...