Metabones Canon EF > m4/3 0.71x Speed Booster ULTRA (with AF) on a Panasonic GX8

Metabones Canon EF > m4/3 0.71x Speed Booster ULTRA (with AF) on a Panasonic GX8
'I've just bought a Metabones 0.71x Speed Booster ULTRA to use my Canon EF lenses on my Panasonic GX8's. This gives the one stop light boost as usual and makes a 0.71 crop for the lenses as opposed to the usual 2x. This means that my Canon 'Full-Frame' lenses will be slightly wider than they would be in front of an APS-C sensor. In addition to this, the Metabones has an electronic connection with the lens which means it a) autofocuses b) allows me to change the aperture electronically c) triggers the lens IS if it has it and d) provides a proper exif readout. '
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Using Adapted lenses - an overview

Using Adapted lenses - an overview
'Now the camera manufacturers, the fanboys and the brand besotted don't like this at all, but then if that isn't a great reason to champion adapting lenses I don't know what is!!!'
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The Olympus Air AO1 - Refreshingly NON retro - Review and Opinion.

The Olympus Air AO1 - Refreshingly NON retro - Review and Opinion.
'Now I've got some posts on the Air via THIS LINK and it's a versatile little thing. For me made all the more attractive by it's pared down menu. Much easier and more fun to use than my OM-D II for example, I'm very impressed with it. I pair it with an Apple iPod touch, which is even smaller and lighter and the wi-fi network they create seems very reliable and robust (which makes a change!) It takes a few seconds to set up and once that's achieved the AF is positive and relatively quick. '
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Leica Mirrorless - How Does It Rate As A Mirrorless System? - Part 2 - Leica T as a 'hybrid' camera.

Leica Mirrorless - How Does It Rate As A Mirrorless System? - Part 2 - Leica T as a 'hybrid' camera.
'Now Leica aren't going to be promoting the T as a hybrid powerhouse anytime soon, but it is a lot more versatile camera than it's given credit for. And while most of the discussion around the T has been about the price and the non-headline grabbing specs., it's important to point out just what it's good at.'
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Leica Mirrorless - How does it rate as a mirrorless system? - Part 1

Leica Mirrorless - How does it rate as a mirrorless system? - Part 1
'My experience of using the brand has led me to believe that Leica is in fact the 'best' mirrorless (in the narrowest of photographic internet terms) system out there and these articles are to explain why I think that. '
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 - in-depth review and reappraisal of an underestimated camera.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 - in-depth review and reappraisal of an underestimated camera.
'But if you are interested in hybrid and are serious about shooting some (more than) decent stills and video, without havng a huge budget to expand your choices, then you won't go far wrong with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7. It's relatively cheap, unfussy and produces results way above it's 'pay grade.'  And I can't think of any higher praise than that. '
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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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Panasonic GX8 and manual focus Nikon fit lenses - Samyang 14mm f/2.8 and 85mm f/1.4 lenses - Nikon Df

Panasonic GX8 and manual focus Nikon fit lenses - Samyang 14mm f/2.8 and 85mm f/1.4 lenses - Nikon Df
'The Panasonic GX8 is particularly good for using with manual focus lenses. Add in the Metabones 0.64x Speed Booster and there is the possibility to use some high quality lenses with the equivalent of some fast apertures, thanks to the extra stop of light the adapter gives. This also brings to m4/3 the possibility of a 'full-frame' look.'
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Leica D-LUX (Typ 109) and digging for history - Decisive Moments

Leica D-LUX (Typ 109) and digging for history - Decisive Moments
'But then much of what is written about 'documentary / street / reportage' photography has more to do with aspirational myth and self awarded self-importance rather than any genuine observational or artistic skills.'
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Leica Q (Typ 116) Leica T (Typ 701) and Nikon D750 - Hybrid doesn't always mean mirrorless - Mirrorless myopia

Leica Q (Typ 116) Leica T (Typ 701) and Nikon D750 - Hybrid doesn't always mean mirrorless - Mirrorless myopia
'Take a look at the samples above, from my Leica's and Nikon D750. Not bad at all. Because the place where this footage ends up will be on the internet, or on a computer, laptop or even smartphone screen. Again I would be interested to know just where the footage all these demanding hobbyists ends up. My suspicion is very little, or none at all ends up commercially broadcast on movie screens or high definition TV sets.'
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Panasonic G7 and some really clever stuff

Panasonic G7 and some really clever stuff
'Some of the 'innovations' digital camera manufacturers come up, complete with technobabble, are marginally useful to say the least. When they work that is. However, Panasonic, despite only being in the serious camera making business for a short while are one of the best in what they offer to serious photographers. As opposed to gear head leisure photographers that is..'
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Panasonic G7 - First Impressions

Panasonic G7 - First Impressions
'Having bought the G1, G2, G3, G5 and G6 it may come as no surprise that I've bought the Panasonic G7. A long distinguished line of cameras with the G1 being the first ever mirrorless / CSC / E.V.I.L and m4/3 camera.'
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Ten cameras for five days shooting - How did each perform?

Ten cameras for five days shooting - How did each perform?
'I took ten cameras with me for a 5 day shoot in Somerset last week. Deliberately. I still have too many cameras, so I decided I'd give each of them a tryout in a real world situation on a stock photography trip and decide what to get rid of. Here's how they turned out. '
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SOMERSET - DAY 1

SOMERSET - DAY 1
'I've come to one of my favourite parts of the UK, the North Somerset Coast and the town of Wathchet, for a few days. Yesterday was 30+ degrees selsius and incredibly humid, so I was working at a slow pace. '
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