A Bit of Everything (Sony, Lensbaby, Sigma, Tips & Tricks)

Above: Why I made the Big Switch to Sony (and a message to Canon and Fujifilm) – Sean Tucker

Above: Deciphering the Canon Optical Wireless Flash Communication Protocol – Science’n’me

Lensbaby Sol 45 f/3.5 Lens review by Fstoppers

Here are seven things they did not tell you before you bought the Sony A7IIIDIY Photography

First impressions review of the Sigma 105mm f/1.4 Art lens – The “Bokeh Master” – DIY Photography

How to photograph Meteor Showers – Canon DLC

Five Tips for Better Outdoor Portraits – Canon DLC

Natural Light Portraiture – Canon DLC

Creative Uses of Extreme Focal Lengths for Landscape Photography – Canon DLC

This is Why Your Photos are Boring (But It’s Not Really Your Fault) – The Phoblographer

Review: Canon EOS M50 (Canon EF-M) (Not Bad, But Not Fantastic) – The Phoblographer

Review: Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD (Canon EF) – The Phoblographer

Five reasons why the 35mm lens can be perfect for travel photography – DIY Photography

Five (More) Uncomfortable Truths About Photography – Digital Photography School

Review: Canon EF 24-105mm f4 L IS USM IIThe Phoblographer

ePhotozine reviewed the Canon Rebel T100/EOS 4000D, the cheapest DSLR you can buy, and they say there is little to like.

This instant camera turns everything you shoot into cartoon doodles – DIY Photography

NameThatLens is a cross-platform tool to inject EXIF data into vintage lens photos – DIY Photography

Ten steps to follow if you want to become a full-time photographer – DIY Photography

Below: 7 Reasons To Buy The Canon 6Dii Instead Of The Sony A7iii – Camera Conspiracies

Below: Why I ditched full frame for micro four thirds cameras ? [Canon vs Panasonic Mirrorless]

Below: Why Sony is absolutely KILLING it right now – The Art of Photography

Below: Canon C200 Review – 6 MONTHS LATER! – Armando Ferreira

Entry-level APS-C Mirrorless Shootout (Canon EOS M50 vs Sony a6000 vs Fujifilm X-T100)

Canon Eos M50 Mark Ii

DPReview TV posted a 14 minutes video where they compare Canon’s EOS M50 with the Sony a6000 and Fujiflm X-T100. Chris and Jordan walk you through the pros and cons of each camera to help you make the best decision for your needs. And the winner is…the EOS M50 (most well rounded entry-level MILC)!


Matt Granger compares Sony’s new 400mm lens with Canon and Nikon’s

FFE 400mm F/2.8 GM OSS

Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS at a glance:

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Extremely Lightweight: 6.4 lb / 2.9 kg
  • Rear-Weighted Design for Better Balance
  • Dual XD Motors for Faster Focus/Tracking
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • 3 Fluorite Elements, 1 ED Element
  • Nano AR Coating, 11-Blade Diaphragm
  • Power Focus & OSS
  • Weather-Sealed; Rotating Tripod Collar

Sony just announced a very interesting lens, the Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS. It’s just natural to want to compare this lens with top tier Canon 400mm and Nikon 400mm lenses.

Matt Granger seems to be the first one to post such a comparison. According to Matt Granger, the Sony 400mm “smokes the Nikon & Canon”, and is…

Lighter, fast and optically superior – the Sony lens is damned impressive! However there are two issues…

I guess there are no issues on the Canon and Nikon 400mm lenses.

[via Sony Alpha Rumors]

Worth more than all rumors: Sony exec says Canon and Nikon will launch a FF mirrorless within a year

Canon Rumors

Among all the swirling rumors about Canon’s full frame mirrorless camera, there is some lining on the horizon. And it comes no less than from Mr. Kenji Tanaka, Sony Senior General Manager of the Digital Imaging Business Group.

Interviewed by DPReview, Mr. Kenji Tanaka said:

This is just my personal opinion, but I think that maybe by next year’s CP+ you’ll see full-frame mirrorless cameras from Canon and Nikon. I think [by then] they will be participating in this market.

Just look at our technologies, like eye focus. All of that data comes from the imaging sensor. In DSLRs, the data comes from separate sensors. The main imaging sensor is blanked out, 90% of the time by the mirror. The sensor is turned off. But the imaging sensor is very important. So if cameras are going to develop, and be more able to capture the moment, manufacturers have to develop mirrorless technologies. So within one year, I think.

Well, folks, believe me: it means a Canon full frame mirrorless camera is coming (not that there is someone left having doubts about that). I’m pretty sure Sony has a close eye on anything the competition does.

Canon too clearly stated that they will go “on the offensive and work to expand our sales in the mirrorless camera market” (see this report too).

It’s coming folks. Stay tuned.

[via Sony Alpha Rumors]

This Photographer switched back to Canon from Sony, here is why

canon rumors

We usually see a lot of post/articles where photographers explain they switched away from Canon, usually to Sony or Fuji.

Photographer Marc Schultz leaved Canon for Sony, and now he is coming back. He lists 5 reason for his switch back to Canon.

  1. Better Autofocus for Video
  2. Canon Log
  3. Better Color Science
  4. Ease Of Use
  5. Feel In The Hand

I think the first 3 points don’t need much of a discussion, especially Canon having a much better color rendering than the competition. The last 2 points, “ease of use” and “feel in the hand” are rarely underlined when people compares Canon ergonomics to the competition’s solutions. Canon not only has a great interface and menu system, but as Marc Schultz says about holding a Canon camera in his hands:

One of the most important things, something often less emphasized by others, is how a camera feels in your hand when shooting. When I am clutching a Canon DSLR, I always feel like it is just the perfect fit and feel, which gives me a relaxed confidence when shooting. This is something that is very necessary in my opinion in order to stay focused on what you are shooting, and without being distracted by the awkward or uncomfortable shape of a camera that you don’t like.

Couldn’t agree more. These things are as much important as sensor resolution or fancy features.

[via Marc Schultz via PetaPixel]