Link: Full Frame Myth
It’s now been more than a decade since digital imaging hit its stride and changed the way in which we do photography. Back in the day, I was convinced that the future lay in Full Frame digital. Then, and even now, full frame was very expensive, much more so than APS-C, and although prices have dropped over-all, it’s still a rule of silicon manufacturing that larger sensors cost more to make. A lot more. It also has been a long-held popular belief, by myself as well, that a larger sensor is necessary for top image quality.
Link: LensRentals.com – Sony A7R: A Rising Tide Lifts All the Boats?
We received a reasonable number of A7R cameras in, but only a few copies of the Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 FE lens and none of the 55mm f/1.8 Sony Zeiss Sonnar FE that Rob Murray reviewed with such spectacular results. But what we had was what we had, so we mounted the 35mm FE to the A7R and ran a set of tests. Then we ran them again because when I first saw the results I thought “we had that stopped down somehow, no way it did that at f/2.8″. But it did.
Link: Panono: Panoramic Ball Camera | Indiegogo
The Panono Camera contains an accelerometer, which — when the camera is tossed up — measures the launch acceleration to calculate when the ball will reach its apex. Right there, where it is barely moving before its descent, the 36 fixed-focus cameras fire at the same time to take a 72 megapixel, high-resolution, full-spherical image. A complete 360° X 360° memory is captured.
Link: The 100-Year-Old Instant Camera in Afghanistan Faces Extinction | Raw File | Wired.com
“The Box-Camera has been the photographers’ tool to take ID and portrait photographs in Afghanistan for the last 100 years,” Birk said. “Slowly but surely, digital is taking over and most photographers are moving to the cheaper and easier way of taking photographs.”
Link: PDNPulse » Nikon Unveils Retro-Style Nikon Df Full-Frame DSLR with No Video Capture Mode (Hands-On Preview)
Nikon turned back the clock in its own way with a new camera announcement: the distinctly retro, 16.2-megapixel, full-frame Nikon Df, which looks more like a classic Nikon film SLR than any digital SLR we’ve seen so far