Very recently, I got a chance to visit Sony’s factory in Thailand and to tour what goes into making each camera and lens. Admittedly, so much is going on that it’s kind of confusing–with the lenses perhaps being the simplest to explain. We were allowed to shoot very specific video and photos of the process as it happened.
Medium format cameras are so incredibly expensive though they’re surely starting to come down in price. For many, they’re considered the pinnacle of making it as a professional photographer. Despite these incredibly high price points, you’d be shocked at what you’re getting. Granted, you’re buying into a system with a much larger sensor and then theoretically better image quality overall. Plus you get to work with better lenses and have the best in support when it comes to shooting tethered. But otherwise, that’s really about it.
It happens often: you go to buy a lens and you’re offered the option of also purchasing a UV filter. But do you really need one? Photographers are often confused as to whether or not to get one. For many years, photographers have used UV Filters for a number of reasons. In fact, most photographers who started in digital most likely didn’t get one.
So here’s the explanations for them all.
When is the last time you really thought about what is going on inside of your digital camera when you are taking a picture? I’m not talking about the exposure or direct photographic processes but beyond that, into the physics and other scientific processes? If you are like me, that answer is probably never, if ever. Continue reading…
Not many macro lenses have impressed me in the mirrorless camera category, but the Canon 28mm f3.5 ( $299.00 ) is probably an underrated lens that you haven’t heard a whole lot about. However, it’s got a few great features to it that make it very useful in various situations. Besides its compact size, it also has a cool macro light built into it. The light can be controlled using a button on the lens and can be very useful in many situations.
It’s been years since Fujifilm and Panasonic teamed up on developing an organic CMOS sensor, and over the years the teams have taken turns in releasing updates on the development of the sensor technology. This week Fujifilm released a new update on the technology, noting they are making strides towards mass production of the sensor for a wide variety of applications. Continue reading…
“Have you done any photo projects?” This is a question I loathed answering for a long time. I am asked this question several times a year and my response makes me cringe. “No, I haven’t done any sort of photo projects.”
Ugh…Inadequacy. As an Olympus Trailblazer, I am inspired by this type of work from my peers, and I knew it was my turn.
I have always wanted to put together some sort of cohesive series of images. However, over the years I have never found anything that I felt would make a good personal project for me.
Editor’s Note: in a previous version of this article our title stated that the camera has 67 AF points. It has 27 AF points and 67 weather seals.
The rumors have been around the internet, and it seems like the cat is out of the bag: the Pentax KP is a new DSLR designed to be super compact yet packs a lot of the features the Pentax K-3 series boasts. For example, Pentax is saying that it’s Weatherproof, has 5-axis image stabilization (called Shake Reduction II), and a brand new 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor at the heart. But most notably, Pentax is talking about the Pentax KP’s super compact body. Indeed, it looks like an old school DSLR with some retro looks–and that’s something I seriously digg.
But the biggest thing is how small it is: The specs say approximately 131.5mm/5.1 inches (W) x 101.0mm/ 4 inches (H) x 76.0mm/3 inches (D) (excluding protrusions).