Here Are 12 Common Photography Myths, Debunked

Photography

Tony & Chelsea Northrup try to debunk 12 common photography myths in the 30 minutes video below.

The discussed photography myths are:

  1. Should you fully discharge your battery to avoid a memory effect?
  2. Will deleting pictures in-camera corrupt your SD card?
  3. Do UV filters really improve image quality?
  4. Do higher megapixels really equal more noise?
  5. Do medium format cameras really have better “compression”?
  6. Is raw processing really better on your PC than in your camera?
  7. Can you edit JPGs?
  8. Do you really need to turn off image stabilization on a tripod?
  9. Are lenses really sharpest at the f/8 “sweet spot”?
  10. Is manual focus more accurate?
  11. Does Canon really have the best color science?
  12. Are memory card failures caused by bad brands or user error?

Canon having the best color science isn’t a myth, btw :-)

The Digital Camera Market Is Plummeting Quickly, Statistics Suggest

Digital Camera

CIPA published some statistics about the digital camera market.

Things aren’t looking good at all. Some findings:

  • Shipment of digital camera dropped by 74.8% in June 2019 compared to June 2018
  • There are no signs the situation might get better
  • DSLR shipments have dropped by 56.8% compared to 2018
  • Mirrorless camera shipments have dropped by 79.8% compared to 2018
  • Lens shipment has dropped by 67.1% compared to last year
  • Compact camera shipments have dropped by 88.2% compared to last year

Well, these are worrying figures. The original PDF files with all statistics can be downloaded (and are in Japanese): digital camera statistics | interchangeable lenses statistics

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Camera Blind Test – Which Image Do You Prefer, Can You Spot The Camera?

Canon Rumors Canon Full Frame Mirrorless Camera

Mattias Burling posted a short video with a challenge. In his own words:

This is a blind test comparing videos from a couple of different cameras, lenses and filters. List your top three favorites in the comment sections and I will present the results as well as the gear used in part two […]

Are you ready? Then watch the video below:

The results can be seen in the next video (below):

Save 20% On Accessories At KEH

Keh

Until Sunday 7/21 KEH offers 20% discount on all used accessories. Use code ACC7 at checkout to get the discounts.

Click here to see all eligible items.

Noteworthy Kickstarter projects:

  1. DUO Daypack, quick access camera bag with lifetime warranty
  2. Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 lens for $199
  3. Peak Design super light travel tripod

Selected deals:

More hand-picked deals are listed here.

Authorised Canon retailer B&H Photo has discounted EOS 5D Mark IV and EOS 6D Mark II bundles on offer for the holidays.

We offer 10% discount to subscriptions to Pixpa all-in-one platform for photographers.

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBayAdorama.

Canon Europe stores have a cash back promotions going on:

Refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store (best deals to be found here)

Save $10 on Luminar 4 and/or Aurora HDR 2019 using our code “WATCH” at checkout.