That’s the question photographer Vincent Laforet poses to the readers of his blog, only saying it’s the “camera that has the potential to change things – radically.” In the spirit of his game, I’m not going to reveal it yet.
Any thoughts? No?
This image was taken on RED’s Epic M camera, and is actually a frame grab rather than photo, shot at 96 frames per second. Laforet used a Zeiss Compact Prime 25mm f 2.9 lens in natural light, and was bowled over with the results:
“The last time my jaw dropped like that – was when I first saw video footage coming out of the Canon 5D MKII when I shot “Reverie” almost 3 years ago. I and many others at that time had never expected to see 1080p footage coming out of a still camera… let alone footage that looked like what we were seeing! (Footage that just 3 years later pales in comparison to what comes out of the Epic today.) The footage that I am seeing coming out of RED’s Epic is some of the most impressive footage I have seen – both in terms of latitude and resolution. So much so that I thought that a frame grab was the best way to attest to that fact – as no internet video streaming system available today can come close to doing justice to the 5K video footage produced by this camera.”