I don’t enjoy my Zenit camera (it keeps chewing up film) but the lens that comes with it (the Helios 44/2) is legendary for it’s surreal swirly bokeh, so is an excellent choice to adapt. It’s often cheaper to buy the camera and steal the lens than buy a copy of the lens.
What are the most used cameras in 2022? The results might surprise you
As the world and technology are changing, photographers change their habits and choice of gear for the job. And surely a lot has happened in the industry over the past decade or so. Mirrorless cameras have exploded in popularity, many major manufacturers have had issues (especially during the COVID-19 pandemic), and Olympus even sold its business. So, what is the No. 1 choice for photographers when it comes to camera brands and models?
Folks over at Shotkit decided to find out. They surveyed 1,000 photographers to answer the question: What camera do amateur and professional photographers use in 2022? They say that the results surprised them, and honestly, some of them surprised me as well.
25 years of digital – From ugly to awesome
When I received my Nikon Z 9 in late December, I was a bit anxious. Would it live up to the hype? Was it going to be the camera that Nikon had promised (and many Nikon users had been waiting for)? Right away that first day my concerns were put to rest, and over the course of the following week, the more I learned, the more I liked it. That resulted in a long, mostly glowing, blog post. And as I continue to use it, I continue to be impressed. That got me thinking about this digital photography journey I’ve been on for the last 25 years. It’s gone from ugly to awesome.
Russell Kirsch, the pioneer of digital photography, has passed away
Russell Kirsch, the researcher who is considered a pioneer of digital imaging, has passed away earlier this week at the age of 91. He is the person behind the first scanned digital image and a creator of what we know today as a pixel.
“I’m Back” is back again with the “I’m Back 35” digital back to support more 35mm SLRs
For those who haven’t heard of it before, “I’m Back” produces a range of digital backs for various analogue film cameras. After several successful Kickstarter campaigns in 2017, 2018 and 2019, I’m Back is, not surprisingly, back. This time they’re bringing the “I’m Back 35”, which offers compatibility with more camera models as well as manual mode shooting.
The Christmas Wish project invites to you use photography and help children who will spend Christmas in hospital
When Karen Alsop started The Christmas Wish Project, she wanted to bring the Christmas spirit to children’s hospital beds around Australia. Along with many volunteers, this photographer and digital artist has brought smiles back on the faces of many sick children. The project has been growing every year, it went global in 2018 – and now you can join it, too.
Karen and her team are running workshops around Australia to train up new volunteers for future projects. But no matter where you live, you can join the project to edit photos and help create magic for children who will spend their Christmas in the hospital.
Canon reports 23% decline in camera sales and 81% drop in Imaging division operating profit
Canon has previously predicted a 50% drop in camera sales over the next two years, and it seems that they might be right according to their latest financial report from Q1 2019. According to the report, they’re already seeing a 23% decline in camera sales from last year, with an 81% drop in operating profit vs Q1 2018.
Shooting film vs. digital in music photography
Film is very rarely used in music photography anymore. Primarily the reason for this is because of social media and instant news. There’s no time to go home and start pouring chemicals onto film to develop it, or wait until the morning until a lab opens to do it for you.
For festivals or stadium gigs we would bring our laptop with us and start sending out photos minutes after the artist stepped on stage. This is what people expect with modern technology.
Canon sees a grim future for the camera business: expects digital camera market to shrink by half within two years
In a recent interview, Canon’s president Fujio Mitarai expressed not-so-optimistic predictions for the future of the camera business. He admitted that Canon’s sales have declined by around 10% in the past couple of years, and he believes that it will get even worse. According to Mitarai, the digital cameras market could shrink by as much as 50% within the next two years.
35mm film vs. medium format vs. full frame digital: is shooting film really worth it?
Although it has been a while since digital cameras took over the market, some photographers still prefer shooting film. But is shooting film really worth the money, time and effort you put into it? How different it really is from shooting digital? In this video from Shutterstock, Logan Baker compares 35mm and medium format film with a full frame mirrorless camera to show you how they compare.
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