With a title like “The Truth about Sony”, I thought this video was just going to be more fanboy hate, but I was convinced to watch it and was quite surprised. Matt Granger is a pretty notorious Nikon die-hard, so you can understand my initial reaction. But in the video, he takes a good look at the issues that Sony has had over the years of its mirrorless camera development and how it’s overcome almost all of them.
Despite being principal photographer for Jaguar World, Classics Monthly, Retro Cars and a number of other popular British car magazines, Chris Frosin always seems to find time for those photography-related-but-not-photography-itself personal projects.
Chris and I have been friends for a few years, and we occasionally jump in a Google Hangout or get together in person to have a chat about new gear announcements, to bounce shoot ideas off each other, or to show off projects we’re doing. This was how I learned of his plans to make a wooden grip for his Nikon FM2.
It seems that with the rise of phone and mirrorless, DSLRs are dying, or with eve of DSLRs comes a new dawn of mirrorless cameras. But many still argue that Mirrorless is not there yet. To all those advocates, commercial photographer and educator Ming Thein has some ideas on where mirrorless should be going to become completely mainstream domination.
Eivind shares that one of the most used functions on his Fuji X1 is the back panel direction buttons which he uses to move the focus point. He does that by assigning the front custom button to activate focus point selection.
When I shoot, I move the focus point around a lot. So on the X-T1 I’ve assigned the function to activate focus point selection to the front custom button. Then I can press it with my middle finger, and move the focus point with my thumb on the four buttons around the OK button. But I want to do this without having to take the camera from my eye to see which button I’m pressing.
So to work more efficiently with the camera, I rolled thin stripes of Sugru and applied to all four buttons around the OK button. I also put a small dot of Sugru on the front function button, the Focus Assist button, and on the AF-L button. Why not the AE-L button you might wonder? Because with only a dot on one of those two, I immediately know where on the back of the camera my finger is without having to look. And I chose red because it looked color than black.