It’s always fun when a company decides to innovate and improve, especially in photography. Panasonic, known for it’s micro 4/3 cameras just announced their full frame cameras, the Lumix S1 & S1R. Continue reading
Photographer and YouTuber Usman Dawood is claiming that due to his review of the Hasselblad H6D 100c medium format camera, company representatives have insulted and personally attacked him due to his conclusion that the Hasselblad H6D 100c is not worth paying $33,000 over a cheaper top-of-the-line full-frame system with a few great lenses. Continue reading
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What’s in Chelsea Northrup’s camera bag: (keeping it cool and elegant with mirrorless) Continue reading
New episode on street photography with photographer Daniel Norton from Adorama. Remember how we said in our street photography last post that “Daniel is using a Canon EOS 5Ds DSLR Camera with a Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens and this combination is extremely expensive but don’t get discouraged”?
Well, someone decided to come back down to Earth and so now Daniel is also using a Canon T5i (700D) with a kit lens 18-55mm, a much more cheaper alternative, going for about $500 used. The difference in image quality is quite obvious as it can be observed from the video splash screen: left T5i vs 5DS on the right.
The beauty of street photography though has to be capturing the moment and you can do that with any camera, you will just have to be ready and willing.
You can check out the previous episode on street photography tips and tricks here.
Which camera do you use for street photography? Leave us a comment below.
This discussion usually stirs up the pot but Photographer Matt Granger still takes a wack at it. Matt is well known as a Nikon DLSR user his main camera of choice being the Nikon D810 but recently he has received a bunch of mirrorless camera gear for testing from Sony.
1) Photogs are already divided: film, digital, portraits, commercial, flash, natural light. Should be buying equipment dependent on your photography style.
2) People become in love or develop a certain attachment with their gear when investing in a certain system, which is normal but should not be a relevant argument.
3) Mirrorless is a trade off. Yes, I know, this affirmation will make some people go mad crazy but check some of the below reasons out. Every feature of mirrorless is tempered with a “but”:
- lighter but battery less effective, cameras battery hungry
- You can adapt lenses but the camera will become bigger, less balanced which negates the whole point of mirrorless being smaller and more portable
- Electronic EVF vs OVF. Yea I’m staying away from this but I will say this: I would love to see a DSLR with a hybrid viewfinder, just like the Fuji X100 series.
- Mirrorless has great focus in good light but cannot compare to DSLR focus in low light.
- Native mirroless lenses are much more expensive and there’s a very limited range of lenses to choose from for full frame mirrorless
In conclusion this draws down to what you need or like. Weight vs image quality, size vs practicality, being cool vs doing what you really like.
Although Matt acts like a mediator in this video and brings up a lot of good points, the mirroless vs DSLR discussion will still ra(n)ge on for years to come.
Got to hand it to Matt though, he promotes his new foody channel World’s best Seafood at the end of this video which is sure to provoke a lot of controversy.
What camera system do you think is best Mirrorless or DSLR?
Whether you love portrait photography, travel photography or street photography, these tips will help you improve your photos. Photographer Bryan Peterson is on location in Chandni Chowk, one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi, India and has few tips to improve your photos.
- Find the obvious photo
- Don’t let complacency set in, look beyond the obvious
- Have the subject’s trust
- Explore more angles
- Try vertical and horizontal
A few days ago Kai Wong from Digitalrev announced on Twitter that he had received a Sony A7R II for review. So the question is, is Sony A7R II a Disappointment Or is it Bloody Awesome?
I must say i haven’t seen Kai so enthralled with a camera in years. In his own words “If you want the best, you’ll never get it. If you want a really bloody good camera that is here and now, well, you’re looking at it.”
If you want a piece of this bloody awesomeness you’ll have to be willing to dosh a wiping $3,198.
- World’s first Full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor – 42.4MP
- 5-axis in-body image stabilization optimized for 42.4MP full-frame
- 4K movie recording with full pixel readout and no pixel binning
- Fast Hybrid AF with 399 focal plane phase-detection AF points
- 2.4-million dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder w/ ZEISS T coating
- Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi and NFC w/ camera apps
- Fast focal plane phase-detection AF realized with A-mount lenses
- Shutter vibration suppression, first curtain shutter, and silent shutter
- Resolution meets sensitivity 42.4MP up to ISO 102,400 / 4K up to 25,600
- Durable, reliable and ergonomically enhanced for professional use
Could the Sony A7R II be the Canon 5Ds killer? I for one would be really interested in seeing a Sony A7R II vs the Canon 5Ds Digitalrev style review.
Jordan Drake and Chris Niccolls from the Camerastoretv take a look the Sony RX10 II on location (Margaret Falls, British Columbia).
It now retails at $ 1,298 which is a lot of money for a small 1″ sensor so this might not be the first choice for passionate photographers, however if you’re a videographer, you might really like this camera.
Quick info about the Sony RX10 I:
|Image Sensor||Sensor Type||1.0-type (13.2 mm x 8.8 mm) Exmor RS CMOS sensor, aspect ratio 3:2|
|Number of Pixels||[Effective] Approx. 20.2 megapixels
[Gross] Approx. 21.0 megapixels
|Lens||Lens Type||ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* lens, 14 elements in 11 groups (7 aspherical elements including AA lens)|
In conclusion, it might not be The Great Hybrid but a good one if you like shooting video primarily and some stills now and then.
Street photography is the new black now as in everybody is doing it. Whether it’s finding new and cool stuff and sharing it with your friends on Instagram or you’re interested in capturing people and their daily interaction street photography offers a variety of subjects and challenges.
So here’s some tips from New York photographer Daniel Norton. You’ll find out about camera settings and how to use light to your advantage. I especially enjoyed the one where you use scaffolding to keep your subject in the shade and use the pavement as a reflector, I didn’t know it.
Daniel is using a Canon EOS 5Ds DSLR Camera with a Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens and this combination is extremely expensive but don’t get discouraged, you can use any camera for street photography starting with your phone, point and shoot and all the way up to the most expensive DSLR or mirrorless gear out there. Film is also a great and cheap alternative and very cool to use nowadays.
So you bought your new Sony A7R II or any other Sony FE (full frame mirrorless) and are looking for a fast premium 35mm lens, you are in luck because portrait photographer Matt Granger has released this video to help you out: Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm f1.4 Vs ZEISS f1.4