'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?'Read More
The soundimageplus blog has been going since 2007 and to date has over 12 million page views. Written by David Taylor-Hughes, a professional stock photographer, it includes photographic articles dealing with a wide range of themes including film and digital photography.
'The Canon 5Ds doesn't need to be nursed through poor battery life, it doesn't have a restricted lens choice and it doesn't need to pretend to do everything a DSLR can do, it is one already.'Read More
'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. 'Read More
'The other thing to notice here is that the images at these high ISO settings are not over noise reduced, which is good to see. I have to say, I've found this somewhat surprising given Canons record of dealing with this. However the files are refreshingly sharp and clean.Read More
'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.Read More
'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.Read More
'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.Read More
'Above are three ultra wide angle alternatives. Each very different, but each offering something for creating images. They are:-Read More
- 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'
'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.'Read More
'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).,Read More
'The notion that mirrorless cameras are replacing DSLR's and that Canon and Nikons dominance of the camera market is declining has been dealt another blow by the statistics in the link above. 'Read More
'....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.'Read More