Author: Sohail Mamdani

Sohail Mamdani is a writer, filmmaker, and photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Learn More About Surf Photography with Mavericks Photographer Seth Migdail

Photographer Interviews, Sports Photography

In this interview, photographer Seth Migdail walks us through his process for capturing the surf and the surfers who brave it....

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My Real World Review the Fuji X-T2 and Why I Switched to the Fuji Platform

Fuji, Photography • 10 Comments

Placing my order for the Fuji X-T2 was a no-brainer. After cycling through multiple platforms for the last four years, I was finally ready...

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S-Log2 4K Samples for Sony a7R II and a7S II

4K Cameras, Sony, Video Editing, Videography

Is there a difference between the a7S II and the a7R II in normal shooting conditions? Let's compare them using S-Log2 4K....

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Field Report: Sony a7S II S-Log2 vs S-Log3 Test

Videography • 3 Comments

The Sony a7SII has a couple of neat features that make it a worthy upgrade over its predecessor. It still has the same class-leading...

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Color Grading Made Eas(ier) with FilmConvert

Video Editing, Videography

Learn more about FilmConvert, a beginner-friendly color grading resources for new filmmakers. Read about my experience using FilmConvert as...

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Lighting for a Catalog Shoot

Lighting • One Comment

For this shoot, I decided to start simply. I began with one light, a Paul C. Buff Einstein light inside a large umbrella. We were shooting...

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Using ND Filters for Video


There are more than a dozen Neutral Density filters available under the Video section of our website, ranging from screw-on fixed-value ND...

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Field Report – Zeiss Score Big with the Milvus 85mm Lens

Gear Reviews • One Comment

As they prepare to discontinue their "classic" line of ZF and ZE lenses, Zeiss have released the "Milvus" line of lenses to replace them. I...

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Understanding Video Resolutions

Videography • 18 Comments

SD. HD. Full HD. Quad HD. UHD. 4K. DCI4K. Something-point-something-K. Video resolutions are confusing enough for consumers but as a...

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Latest Gear at BorrowLenses – October Edition

BL New Features & Announcements

Zeiss expands its lineup for Canon and Nikon mounts, gimbals get even smaller, and in a shocking move, Sony reveals new gear! It’s that...

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