Yes, you have read it right. When doing concert photography Gear matters! Compact cameras, bridge cameras, DSLR, crop cameras, full frame cameras, mirrorless cameras, zoom lens, prime lens, the list goes on and on. But I’m not going to talk about camera bodyies and lenses (surprised?). That really doesn’t matter, the best cam or lens are the ones that we have, we just have to learn how to use them and how to make the most out of them.
People often ask me, given the improvement and ubiquity of cell phones, whether DSLRs survive. This actually entails two slightly different questions: will standalone large-ish cameras survive, and will the particular reflex design (the R in DSLR) survive? I am cautiously optimistic about the former, and very pessimistic about the latter. In this piece, I will discuss DSLR vs. mirrorless. In a future post, I will discuss cell phone vs. big discrete camera.
Photographers and gearheads like to see specs and big numbers. Huge ISO, big megapixels, fast frame rates, whatever the specs may be. Those specs can be justifiably important to certain photographers, though. If you regularly photograph things that have certain technical demands, there’s no way around it. But those specs don’t really mean a thing if the camera itself is difficult to use.
Before Irix officially announced their new Dragonfly 150mm f/2.8 macro lens at Photokina, they teased us with a few videos. Now, though, they’ve released pricing and release details. Unfortunately, though, it doesn’t look like you’ll be able to get it in time for Christmas – at least, not if you’re in the USA.
When Canon announced the EOS R, many were disappointed. And it wasn’t just the single card slot, either. It was that Nikon had just announced a pair of bodies, with one being a high 45MP resolution, while Canon was only launching one.
Now, though, it seems that those high resolution prayers may be getting answered. And according to Canon WAtch, that may happen as soon as next year’s Photokina in May – if not sooner.
Low-light high-ISO performance has become the new megapixel war, particularly when it comes to video. And this year, there have been a lot of new cameras released trying to push those limits.
In this video, YouTuber and filmmaker, Max Yuryev puts five of them to the test. He compares the Sony A7III, Nikon Z7, Canon EOS R, Fuji X-T3 and the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K to see which is the low-light king.
Originally an Aputure product line, Deity is now its own separate company focusing on quality microphones. They have quickly become favourites of those who’ve tried them. I have a Deity S-Mic 2 myself (review coming soon!) and it very quickly proved its worth. Now, Deity is looking towards on-camera sound with the launch of two new on-camera shotgun microphones; The V-Mic D3 and V-Mic D3 Pro.
Canon EOS R was launched two months ago, and so far we’ve learned a lot about it and seen a couple of reviews. But there are still some features that you may not know about. And in this video, ZY Productions brings you five things that the Canon EOS R hides among its settings. Did you know about them?