The best video stabilisation I've ever used

The best video stabilisation I've ever used
'And I have no hesitation in stating this is the best lens IS I've ever used (and it's the same on all Canon stabilised lenses including the 10 year old 24-105mm f/4) and also the best IS i've ever used, including the much feted 5-axis stabilisation on Olympus and Canon cameras.'
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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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Panasonic GX8 + Canon lens. The best IS ever?

Panasonic GX8 + Canon lens. The best IS ever?
'The above video was shot 100% hand held using a Panasonic GX8 plus a Canon 24mm f/2.8 IS lens fitted via a Metabones Canon EF > m4/3 0.71x crop AF adapter. The lens IS is switched on as is the IBIS in the Panasonic. As you can see after editing the footage in iMovie and adding that apps. IS function, the footage is rock solid and looks just like it was shot on a tripod. '
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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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OLYMPUS AIR A01 + APPLE iPOD TOUCH + METABONES CANON FE > m4/3 0.71x SPEED BOOSTER + CANON FE 85mm f/1.8

OLYMPUS AIR A01 + APPLE iPOD TOUCH + METABONES CANON FE > m4/3 0.71x SPEED BOOSTER + CANON FE 85mm f/1.8
'Olympus owners of certain models will wonder what all the fuss is about with these Metabones adapters, since due to the construction of some Olympus cameras they can't actually use them without damaging their pride and joy. No such problems with the Olympus AIR.'
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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 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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