Make has a link to a french guy’s forum (google translated for you) posting on how he built his own DSLR from scratch. What this reminds me of is the Open-Source DSLR project that one University is working on. It may only be a matter of time before us tech guys are building our own. If this is the case, then the products may become endlessly customizable.
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When Canon introduced their new Mirrorless cameras earlier on this year (The EOS R) one of the stand out features was that the lens mount was so huge. While other manufacturers like Sony have made all things Mirrorless smaller, the late comer to the Mirrorless party seems to have decided that bigger is better. In a recently released interview, Canon engineers seem to be having a sly dig at Sony by saying that lenses with smaller mounts are far less capable than those with larger mounts. Read on after the break to find out more about what the Canon engineers are wafting on about.
A few years ago, I was incredibly frustrated with the entire photo industry in different ways than I am today; though it’s only a few years ago, I today see absolutely no reason for anyone to truly own a DSLR. But a mirrorless camera? I remember years ago when I started this site that I was waiting for the day when I wouldn’t need to carry around the giant Canon DSLRs that I had been using. As time went on, I phased out lots of Canon gear until the Sony a7r III and a Metabones adapter made it almost totally obsolete for me. These days I instead reach for the Canon EOS R when testing anything Canon EF mount–but Sony and Fujifilm have stayed a constant in my mirrorless journey.
In a recent story, the Atlantic tried to show off to the world how awful of a place Instagram has become; and generally speaking I agree. The piece, which I encourage you to read for yourself, talks about harassment and it being rampant around the social media platform–which is inherently due in part to its design. The article uses specific incidents where people have been harassed and trolled by complete morons on the internet. And if you’re a photographer, then you’re most likely aware of how much this happens–especially when it comes to gear.