This post will deal with the cameras. The next post will be about lenses. The final post will be about accessories and my thoughts on this system vs. other systems. I’d do it all in one post but this would be one long ass post. Might as well break it up a bit.
In the meantime this may be a golden age for camera purchasers. The quality and variety are high. Competition is keeping up pressure on the manufacturers to keep prices down. It can’t last.
So here’s the deep dark secret about rangefinders (Leica fanboys might not want to click past the break):
…Most people don’t like ’em.
The a7 II’s showcase feature is the brand new 5-axis sensor shift image stabilisation system. Similar to the system in the Olympus EM5 micro four-thirds camera, the a7 II has a sensor that moves to compensate for different kinds of camera shake. Check out the video below to see how it works:
This Sony RX100 III is an amazing little camera. If this camera had been in my possession 4yrs ago, it would have been the penultimate camera of the time able to compete with even the then high end DSLRs.
This year’s graphic covers more bases, including computer theft, action cam theft, and even the regions where photo gear theft is most prevalent.
The invitation-only program costs $100 a year and requires ownership of at least two full-frame bodies and at least three Sony Zeiss or G Series lenses, as well as proof of professional status.
As you can probably surmise, not all card readers are the same. Some have better components and faster chips, which results in significant time savings. Quantifying this time was our key goal in testing a number of card readers on the market.
UK magazine Amateur Photographer used a still taken from a 4K video captured on a Lumix GH4 as its cover shot last month (below), to show that the ‘format is capable of producing images that we’re happy to use to sell magazines on a news-stand’.
This tracks with previous reports that claimed the camera would take after the Mamiya 7 II, and lends further credence to Sony’s promise to deliver unique, innovative products in 2015.
If you turn on the Wi-Fi capabilities of the D750, you have to make sure you setup a password for the wireless network, otherwise anyone with a smart device can access and download your pictures. The original AP report is misleading and confusing.
In the usual Photokina binge of “really interesting stuff” I think the Canon G7 X rather got lost
At one point in time, Fuji and Kodak were major competitors. We all know what happened to Kodak. Fuji on the other hand, did something we were all taught to do but sometimes forget: they listened. They listened to their customers, they got to know the photography business and they allowed some very passionate and creative people to create a very innovative camera system that over the last 4 years has been maturing at an unparalleled pace
Canon today announced that it is developing a new-concept photo-storage device, tentatively called the Cross Media Station, which will enable users to easily enjoy high-image-quality photos and movies captured by digital cameras
Panasonic unveiled the Lumix CM1: a 4.7-inch Android smartphone built around a 1-inch image sensor and 28mm equivalent f/2.8 Leica lens
by the looks of it, the GX 7 will indeed compete with (and possibly beat out) the Sony and the other high-end, 1-inch sensor compacts out there
Beyond 4K video recording, the LX100 looks to be fast too, with a burst mode of 11fps. It uses the same contrast AF sensor that’s found in the GH4 which, along with the company’s Depth from Defocus technology, gives the LX100 the ability to lock AF in .14 seconds and track AF during 5fps burst shooting. Native ISO ranges from 200-25,600 and can be pushed down to 100.