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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Is the total domination of the camera market by smartphones now a question of when not if? Is there a future for mirrorless cameras?

Is the total domination of the camera market by smartphones now a question of when not if? Is there a future for mirrorless cameras?
'And I'm wondering just when they actually overtake DSLR's and Mirrorless. Preposterous? A fantasy? Well if the dramatic rise in the quality of top of the range camera smartphones over the past couple of years is anything to go by, I wouldn't bet against it. '
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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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Fuji Announcements

Fuji Announcements
'The Fuji faithful are suitably impressed and Fuji will probably hold on to their 3% market share. But this is a very competitive area and most of the X-Pro 2's competitors now have 4K video, which the X-Pro 2 doesn't. I'm sure that when a proper grip is added it will handle well but this, together with the somewhat pointless X-70 and the even more pointless X-E2 'upgrade' are hardly going to set the photographic internet alight.'
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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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Microsoft Lumia 950 XL - The best smartphone camera to date?

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL - The best smartphone camera to date?
'And if I was a mirrorless camera manufacturer I would be worried. In fact I'd be VERY worried. Because this smartphone camera, at lower ISO's it has to be said, produces images that the likes of m4/3, Fuji X and Sony APS-C struggle to match. '
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