The 'Big Boys' - Canon 5Ds compared to Sony A7rII - Introduction

The 'Big Boys' - Canon 5Ds compared to Sony A7rII - Introduction
'The Canon 5Ds (with and without 'anti AA filter filter) and the Sony A7r II are currently the highest resolution non-MF cameras available to photographers. Since I own and use both, I thought I would relate my experiences of using both, in terms of how they work for shooting stock. '
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STOCK DIARIES - Kenilworth castle with the Sony A7r II

STOCK DIARIES - Kenilworth castle with the Sony A7r II
'Ancient monuments, castles and places of history are always popular places to visits, places to write about in magazines and on websites and are a pretty obvious choice as locations for stock photography. And those of us who do that for a living make sure that we make of the best of such locations close to where we live.'
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LENS IS or IBIS - which is better? Video and stills stabilisation on the Sony A7r II

LENS IS or IBIS - which is better? Video and stills stabilisation on the Sony A7r II
'Using Canon IS lenses and cameras with IBIS, such as a Panasonic GX8 and my newly acquired Sony A7r II has merely confirmed what I have believed for years. That lens IS is better than in-camera IBIS systems for me. The reason is simple. Lens IS is tuned for the specific lens, IBIS isn't. '
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Full Frame DSLR images - More thoughts on Sony FE and professional mirrorless.

Full Frame DSLR images - More thoughts on Sony FE and professional mirrorless.
'And it strikes me that Sony still don't really know who the FE system is for. They cannot imagine that professional photographers will dump their Canon and Nikon gear and go to Sony can they? Sure some may make the switch, but most won't.'
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And people wonder why professionals still use DSLR's

And people wonder why professionals still use DSLR's
'So not only does this Canon have more pixels, better dynamic range, faster AF, better battery life, higher specs., a full frame sensor and better lens range than any mirrorless camera, it also has IS every bit as good as the much talked up cameras mentioned above.'
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The Sony RXIR II

The Sony RXIR II
'Though I guess I could wait a while and watch it follow the usual Sony pattern of getting cheaper by the week. I've written about this many times before that Sony can't get themselves Leica 'luxury brand' type status by just charging ludicrous prices. And any notion that this camera will hold its value like a Leica is fantasy. '
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Back to the Future - The enduring lure of the DSLR - Me and Sony - Lens mounts - NIkon Lenses

Back to the Future - The enduring lure of the DSLR - Me and Sony - Lens mounts - NIkon Lenses
'Sony also decided to enter the mirrorless market, which again has reduced their DSLR / DSLT range to the level of 'specialist' (i.e. not a lot of people want to buy into it!) with a different mount. They seem to have also forgotten about APS-C currently and it seems obvious that all their concentration is on their FE range.
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Just when I thought I was sorted..........smartphones > out high res - lots of pixels > in

Just when I thought I was sorted..........smartphones > out high res - lots of pixels > in
'Up to yesterday I was sure that for the foreseeable future I was going to be earning a living solely as a stock photographer and that I would be moving slowly but surely towards a more 'mobile workflow' probably based on high-end smartphones, with a little red dot gear thrown in to keep the Leica fanboy in me happy! However, that's all changing.
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New Sony Cameras - 'Imaging Beyond Our Eyes'.....What???

New Sony Cameras - 'Imaging Beyond Our Eyes'.....What???
'On a very busy day for new camera announcements (Leica Q as well) Sony put out three updates - RX10 and RX100 new models and most interestingly for me the Sony A7r II. 42.5MP, 5-axis stabilisation, 4K video in camera, silent shutter mode and the new A7 series design. Apart from 290 shots per battery charge (Sony's own figures) this is a powerhouse of a camera (which unfortunately lacks a battery to power it properly however!!) and I'm sure I'll be trying one of these out. (Good job my Meike battery grip will fit)'
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