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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.
'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. 'Read More
'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.'Read More
'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.'Read More
'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.'Read More
'Now I'm not going to pretend that it will be easy to be objective about my favourite ever camera, but I'll give it my best shot. And many I'm sure might be surprised to find the Leica T (Typ 701) included in a series of articles about hybrid cameras. However, it does shoot 1080 HD video, so it can be seen as an option for shooting stills and video.Read More
'When thinking about a portable, small, light, high quality hybrid system for stills and videos, the Olympus OM-D EM-10 is a surprisingly good option. Surprising, because it is a very small cameraa and because after the release of the all-singing all-dancing OM-D E-M5 II, it doesn't get many column inches devoted to it anymore.Read More
It therefore struck me as useful, for both myself and hopefully my audience to make some kind of assessment of how these cameras work for me, what I like and find useful and what I don't. So today I'm starting with the updated Sony FE A7 Mk II.
You might also be interested in all my previous articles concerning this camera > http://www.soundimageplus.com/search?q=Sony%20A7%20II&f_collectionId=541cb9b2e4b0ab6a6f724547'
'The top video is a collection of clips I shot yesterday with the Leica D-LUX (Typ 109) in 4K. Because my laptop won't handle editing in 4K it's been 'downsized' to 1080 HD. The bottom video is the full 4K version of one of the clips. And this illustrates the 4K 'dilemma.' The D-LUX (Typ 109) / Panasonic LX100 may well have professional uses, but essentially it's a 'consumer' camera. As you can see it creates beautiful footage, but how many people who buy it have the capability to edit it (or even view it) properly in 4K?Read More
'It works well because small sensor video has been around for years anyway. After all a 1080 video frame is only 2.1MP, which makes it not that difficult to turn out decent footage. And that footage compares very well with other better specified cameras I have.'Read More
'I've published my last two articles on blogger, my old blog site. Due to my laptop malfunctioning I've had to use my iPad, which doesn't let me into my website here. So click on the links below for my latest articles.'Read More
'Above are some of the stock video clips I've been shooting on various cameras edited together.(see - https://www.soundimageplus.com/soundimageplus/2015/4/17/stock-video-clips-dust-off-the-tripods)Some comments:-'Read More
'As well as selling still images, many libraries now sell stock video clips as well. One of the reasons I've been so busy recently is that I've started to take this seriously. I have a handful of video clips uploaded, but difficulties over formats and the time it takes to upload have always made me reluctant to really get serious about it. However, the library above has made things somewhat easier and I now have the option to upload 4K clips from my Panasonic phone which don't take ages to upload and are excellent quality. I'm going to write about the CM1 in more detail in a separate post.'Read More