How Rachael Talibart Makes Photographic Paintings of Seashells

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“Some common shells can be found on my closest beaches all year round, like mussels and slipper limpets,” the UK-based photographer Rachael Talibart tells me. “Others show up seasonally, after big storms, or when you least expect them.” For years, she’s been discovering shells on the sandy beaches along the Sussex coast and beyond. Her ongoing project, Ghost in the Shell, is her tribute to the wild and unpredictable tide and countless tiny creatures who have lived and died according to its whims.

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Canon Doesn’t Really Need a High Resolution EOS R; They Need to Fix a Few Things

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There are reports that Canon will release a new camera or two in the Canon EOS R category of products; and one could be high resolution.

Canon has had the Canon 5Ds and Canon 5DsR for a number of years now, so it only makes sense that they’d “update” those cameras by taking those older sensors and recycling them into a newer camera body. At least, that’s sort of what I hope won’t happen. I genuinely hope that if Canon’s Watch’s reports on a new high resolution Canon EOS R camera are indeed true that they’d develop a new high resolution sensor of some sort and not just recycle the older one. That is something that arguably is owed to their customers. But even beyond that, there are some big updates that could make this new Canon EOS R even better.

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Sony A7R Mark III vs the Nikon D850 and Canon 5DSR – Rationalizing High Resolution

This is a syndicated blog post from Horatio Tan over at Street Silhouettes. It and the content here are being syndicated with exclusive permission.

I was obviously miffed the Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA was not the most appropriate lens to fully demonstrate the Sony A7R Mark III, on my last post. So much was my disappointment, that it drove me over the edge. How was it possible that native Zeiss lenses made for full frame Sony mirrorless cameras were not optimized for higher resolution sensors? It was truly unthinkable! I just assumed they were. But apparently, they’re not. And because of that, I can no longer look at my Sony Zeiss lenses without regret.

This is not to say Sony Zeiss lenses are bad. To be perfectly frank, their ability to resolve detail on the Sony A9 is absolutely lovely – just as on the Sony A7 variant and the Sony A7S variant. However, if one were to have a high resolution camera, like the Sony A7R variant, wouldn’t it make sense to also have a lens that can fully resolve detail on that sensor? I mean, if you have a 42 megapixels camera, why get a lens than is only optimized to 24 megapixels? It would seem like such a waste.

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