Short, sweet and to the point. That’s the only way to describe Nikon’s latest announcement wherein they confirm they’re working on the Nikon D5, their ’next-generation professional’ camera body. [Read more…]
Hasselblad was once known for its incredible lineup of medium format cameras. But at some point in the past decade the Swedish company has gained a terrible reputation for taking Sony cameras, wrapping them in unnecessary and over-priced façades and branding them as their own.
One such camera is the Hasselblad HV, a Sony A99 disguised in a gaudy form factor and packaged with a Hasselblad-branded Zeiss 24–70mm f/2.8 lens. Normally, this camera sells for $11,995, but now you can get this full frame DSLR for a mere $3495, a massive savings of $8,500. [Read more…]
Following in the footsteps of Sony’s RX1, Leica is about to release its own fixed-lens full frame camera.
Leica fans have been expecting the camera ever since it was registered by a Taiwanese agency back in March, and the first image and full specs have finally leaked. Those wanting official information will have to wait another week.
Boasting the red-dot logo, the Leica Q (Type 116) is expected to not only be better than the Sony, but also be considerably more expensive.
There has been a lot of discussion going on about what are the impacts of using a crop sensor vs full frame when using a particular lens. How are crop factor sensors impacting depth of field and what are they doing to composition. In fact if you went to any photography forum on the web, you are likely to get as many answers as forum members.
Of course, the answer to that question really depend what you are comparing and how you are doing your tests. Photographer Neil van Niekerk did a thorough test accompanied with clear explanations on what actually makes a difference when using a crop sensor vs a full frame and the answer is not that simple.
At their NAB Show today, Sony made certain that ‘4K’ would be their hot word for audiences to catch on to. It’s what came up on the screen as the live stream even began, and continued to be spoken about for its presence in medicine, business, filmmaking, and consumer use. Sony made sure that 4k touched every single topic they covered. One of those topics was the company’s announcement of the full frame Sony A7S, a camera introduced at the end of the segment that we’ve been anticipating for a while now.
Consider this– Every significant photo in the history of the medium was taken with a camera less technologically advanced than the one sitting in your camera bag right now. Every culturally iconic image. Sports. Fashion. War. Politics. The list goes on. Regardless of whether they were shot digitally or on film, the cameras with which they were taken are all yesterday’s news, especially when compared side-by-side with the current selection of DSLRs
Why do I bring this up?
Our story begins with an email a while back that went like this: “Dear Jeff: It was a pleasure speaking with you on the phone today about our current job opening for a photographer. We’ve reviewed your website and portfolio, and we love what we see. We are very excited about the prospect of working together. I do have one question, though. You mentioned on the phone that you shoot with the Nikon D300. Is that a full frame camera? I’m asking because having a full frame camera is a requirement for this job….”