If there’s such a thing as ASMR video for photographers, this must be it. Photographer Scott Graham has filmed “a video no one asked for,” yet it’s still amusing and very satisfying to watch. In about three minutes, he shares with you shutter sounds of 37 different cameras, mostly old film and digital models.
What does your camera sound when you press the shutter? Do you like what you hear? Guys from Lensrentals compared 16 of the most popular cameras from almost every major manufacturer. They include both DSLR and mirrorless models tested for something not exactly common: shutter sound. The team ranked them from best to worst. So, let’s hear the sounds, see their ranking, but also make our own verdict.
The rule of thumb when shooting video is to use a shutter speed that’s double your frame rate. But there’s a simple “hack” that opens up so many creative possibilities. In this video from Advancing Your Photography, filmmaker Fletcher Murray shares a shutter speed trick you can pull off with Sony mirrorless cameras. It will let you get creative and add a new dimension to your videos.
If you’re just starting out with photography, the relationship between ISO, aperture and shutter speed is one of the crucial things to learn. However, it can be difficult to grasp if the concept is new to you. In this great animated video from Apalapse you’ll easily learn the relationship between the three parameters and how they affect the exposure and the look of your images.
Have you ever wondered what it looks like when a technician repairs your camera? This timelapse will answer the question what happens when a shutter is being replaced. While it’s purely technical, it’s mesmerizing to watch. Not to mention I’m in awe when I see how many tiny, fragile parts the technician needs to deal with and leave them unharmed. In particular this case, the guy is working with Canon 6D. But I imagine it’s equally demanding with all DLSRs.
We were just so fortunate to stumble upon this verified clip of the Canon EOS D1X mkII. Got super low res file, but the sound is ace, and you can get the first peek (or rather the first click) of what this new camera sounds like at 16 FPS. While this may not be the first ever Canon 1D-X mkII sound file, we found no other comparison of regular vs. liveview sounds.
Interestingly, our source tells us that the 1D-x mkII autofocus some an amazing job with its predictive focus.
More to come…..
It’s a sound many of us either take for granted or have been conditioned to tone-out entirely, the ‘clack’ a camera makes when the mirror lifts and shutter fires. But there’s something magical about it.
Like the roaring exhausts of two supercars, no two camera shutters sound the same. They have their own personalities defined by the format, camera design and speed at which the shutter goes off.[Read More…]
Have you wondered how something as simple as a lens design might shape your approach to off-camera lighting? And what if that same lens could shape how light is recorded within a camera? Add to that this bonus: this same lens might take what you already have and make it four times more effective?
We are approaching an era where camera sensors and mega-pixels no longer matter and the darling of the off-camera lighting world isn’t what you might guess.
With how much of a push companies are making these days toward cloud-based storage, is it really a wonder that phones are still being sold with an infuriatingly small 16 gigabytes of space? When it comes to the actual cloud storage itself, we have to worry about the payments those storage services ask for as well; missing one could inevitably mean that we’d lose what we’d have stored for good. It’s a business model that I’m starting not to like, and I feel like it’s a poor way to ensure the safety of our backed up pictures.
StreamNation is a cloud-based service that’s deciding to do things a little differently; they’ve recently released Shutter, a camera app on iOS that promises us unlimited cloud storage for pictures absolutely free of charge. The app itself is simple: another point-and-shoot interface, but with a different method of storage.