New gear is constantly being announced and cameras are getting better and better. Plus, at this time of the year, there are also *oh so tempting* Black Friday deals. So, to upgrade or not to upgrade, that is the question. In this video, Mark Denney shares his own answer to it and explains why you may not want to upgrade your gear just yet. And if you’re not sure when to do it, this video will definitely help you to make the right decision.
Seeing how things are made is a subject that fascinates all kinds of people. In fact, it’s such a popular topic that it spawned an entire TV show. So for photographers, seeing how the gear gets made that we use on a daily basis is, naturally, rather intriguing. It’s usually lenses, occasionally drones, but rarely cameras.
We often assume that many production lines are filled with robots these days. But, that’s not the case with the construction of the Sony A7R II, as this video from ShutterBug Mag shows. While I’m sure they’re using automated systems to build the circuit boards, the final construction is all done by hand.
I know, I get it, you’re sick of all the “why I switched” posts, already. But, photographer Francisco Hernandez has some pretty compelling reasons for his switch from the Canon 6D to the Sony A7RII. Of course, the reason why anybody switches to or even initially chooses a particular brand or body are often personal reasons. They don’t apply to everybody.
So it follows then that some of Francisco’s reasons won’t apply to you, either. But, they’re still valid points. If they are things that you’ve been concerned about with your current system, such videos help you make decisions. No matter what camera system you might consider buying into, it’s a big expense. So, it’s a topic that one really can’t see too many opinions on.
If you were the world’s most famous portrait photographer, what camera would you take on a job? If you’re Annie Leibovitz the answer is probably all.
Annie shot a “roadtrip” commercial for Lincoln Continental featuring quite a few celebs “going on a roadtrip”. Most of the movie is filled with Nikon and Hasselblads (I have no idea how many, but a lot of them), at about 1:50 you can see Annie shooting with a Sony A7-something (I think it’s the A7RII) and a Sony 24-70 F/4 lens.
The team over at AlphaUniverse shared today that Sony has announced to make the a7S II will ship with the ability to capture uncompressed 14-bit RAW still images. The feature will be user selectable by providing the photographer with the option to shoot compressed 14-bit RAW or uncompressed 14-bit RAW.
It seems like everyone’s been anticipating the release of Sony’s A7r ii–even if it was to see if the camera could live up to all the hype. Benjamin Von Wong was no exception. He recently purchased one to take along on a trip to Guatemala, hoping to fully test out the new camera and it’s video capabilities.
While the A7R was no small gun, it looks like the A7RII is bringing the technology up to date from the 2013 version.
The camera features a full frame BSI CMOS sensor @ 42.4 MP, and like the A7II features a 5 Axis image stabilization, and 4K video at 30FPS. Another advancement are phase detection elements on the sensor to cater for faster and better autofocus (and just like its predecessor, the camera will work with other brands lenses).
Zeiss made unexpected headlines a couple of weeks ago when it seemed to have revealed the upcoming Sony A7r II with a 56+ MP sensor.
The company uploaded more sample photos of their new Batis lens yesterday and while the EXIF data was completely removed, the photo captions stated they were taken with the Sony A7r II.
The camera model was edited once readers excitedly pointed out that Zeiss was in possession of the yet-to-be-announced camera.
Is Zeiss working with Sony to promote their new products?
A few days ago we shared a photo that seems to have been taken with the Sony A7r II and uploaded to the Zeiss Lenses’s Flickr account.
The photo’s resolution indicated it was captured using a 56MP sensor, but the irregular image ratio suggested that the sensor is most likely even larger and that the photo was cropped by Zeiss.
A new image, with EXIF-data intact, reveals the latest sensor packs a whopping 59 megapixels.
Keep in mind this information has not been confirmed, though there are several good reasons to believe it is true.