Author: Paul Joy

Sony FE 70-200mm f2.8 GM II

Announced today was the Sony FE 70-200mm f2.8 GM II lens. The new lens is reported to improve autofocus speed as well as image quality at the same time as reducing the weight of the lens significantly over the previous model by 29% to 1045g. One of the features I...

SmallRig FX3 Half Cage Review

In this post I review the SmallRig FX3 Half Cage. I purchased the Sony FX3 primarily for use on my Ronin-S Gimbal because it offers fantastic image quality with an incredibly small form factor. Whilst I didn’t want to make the camera unnecessarily larger I did want to add a...

Mounting a monitor on the Sony FX3

In this post I discuss a better way of mounting a monitor on the Sony FX3 using a selection of accessories by SmallRig. Sony supply a cold shoe adapter that can be screwed to the handle itself which works fine if the camera is on a tripod however it’s totally...

Sony FX3 – Fixing the top handle!

I’ve been shooting with the Sony FX3 for a few weeks now and I’m really liking the camera. It’s obviously a big upgrade from the a7siII for many reasons and I’ll talk more about that when I do a full review of the FX3 in the coming weeks. There is...

Drone showreel 2021

Short showreel showing some of my favourite drone shots from the past few years.

Drone filming for Skinners TV commercial

In July 2020 I had the pleasure of working with my good friend Peter Naylor who directed and post produced this commercial for Skinners Dog Food. Filmed in Rylestone in the UK I worked as the Inspire 2 drone operator using X7 camera to capture all of the aerial shots shown in...