Pixels and Power - The Canon 5Ds - What mirrorless could / should do.

Pixels and Power - The Canon 5Ds - What mirrorless could / should do.
'So is this another article in praise of the DSLR? Well yes and no. Because, in terms of what I think are the benefits of those cameras, why can't they be applied to the smaller, lighter and more technologically inventive CSC's?'
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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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Not sure whether some people have noticed, but bespoke cameras don't exist!

Not sure whether some people have noticed, but bespoke cameras don't exist!
'It's supreme arrogance to imagine what you want is what everybody else wants, it's also supreme arrogance to pretend to know what is going to happen and to assume the mantle of being some kind of photographic soothsayer and be able to know what will happen and who is going to buy what. '
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The Canon 5Ds - what does it offer?

The Canon 5Ds - what does it offer?
'Decent sharpness, decent dynamic range, decent colour. In many ways nothing remarkable, until you look at the bottom of the image in Photoshop and notice that the files are a staggering 144 MB in size. 8688 X 5793 pixels. At 300 dpi this is 73.56 x 49.04cm, or 28.96 x 19.31 inches. These files are bigger than those created by the Pentax 645D and Leica S2 medium format cameras.
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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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Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 - Samyang 14mm f/2.8 - GoPro - Real options for wide angle photography compared

Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 - Samyang 14mm f/2.8 - GoPro - Real options for wide angle photography compared
'Above are three ultra wide angle alternatives. Each very different, but each offering something for creating images. They are:-
  • Nikon D750 + Samyang 14mm f/2.8 Full-Frame Lens 3:2 ratio
  • Panasonic GX8 + Olympus m.Zuiko 7-14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Zoom 4:3 ratio
  • GoPro Hero4 Black 15mm (approx. 35mm equivalent) fisheye fixed aperture lens 4:3 ratio'
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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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Nikon D750 and 'street photography'

Nikon D750 and 'street photography'
'Below with the 'Stratford in 2 minutes' video (Also shot with the D750) I've tried to give an example of the circumstances in which I often work. This is the world famous tourist town of Stratford upon Avon on an afternoon in August (peak holiday time).,
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DSLR or MIRRORLESS - Panasonic GX8 compared to Nikon D750 - GX8 Raw and jpg, file samples for download

DSLR or MIRRORLESS - Panasonic GX8 compared to Nikon D750 - GX8 Raw and jpg, file samples for download
'....it's a long running and popular debate. DSLR 'versus' Mirrorless. I've already made my position on this clear, I see virtues and faults in both and use both. However as time passes there are always new people coming to photography and it does no harm to look again at what the differences are.'
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