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I’ve written pretty extensively on the merits of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. In the early days, these cameras were good for saving space, but lacked the performance and image quality of a DSLR, which limited their usefulness to professional photographers. That’s not as big of a problem anymore, however, with technologies like Panasonic’s Depth from Defocus AF system and Fuji’s excellent X-Trans sensors. In fact, there are so many great mirrorless cameras available today that it has never been easier to make the switch from a DSLR.
So why am I still shooting a massive Nikon D4 whenever I have a paid gig? Continue Reading
Brian M. Christopher | Camas, Washington | www.throughwhiteeyes.wordpress.com
As weird as it sounds, I was born a photographer and for a long time I worked as a photojournalist. But I also tried to bring a strong sense of design and composition to all assignments, even breaking news. Now my images lean heavily on content but equally on the visual “feel” that make an effective photograph. Continue Reading
It’s the summer of 2008. Nikon has just introduced the D700, a camera that takes the sensor of their first FX-format DSLR, the powerful D3, and puts it into a smaller, lighter, less expensive body. Photographers who can’t afford the $5,000 price tag of the D3 can now get the same class-leading, high-ISO performance for just $3,000 (and in a body that is actually light enough to carry around for more than five minutes.) The D700 becomes the go-to Nikon camera for wedding and event photographers. Fast forward six years, and the D700 is still in use by many of these professionals, if for no other reason than the lack of a true replacement. So when Nikon announced the D750, many people had reason to pay attention. Well, the verdict is in: the D750 both is, and is not, the camera you are looking for.
Our bridge-themed August photo contest received many truly amazing photos. Picking a winner was no easy task for the judges, but all eventually decided upon Jay Howard’s vibrant image of the Astoria-Megler Bridge. Read on to learn how he made this image! Continue Reading
We’ve seen many big announcements out of this year’s Photokina show—it’s going to be an exciting fall season for photographers! There’s been so much news that it’s difficult even for us to stay on top of it, but we’ve compiled some information on the biggest announcements here. Read on for all the details. What are you most excited about seeing? Sound-off in the comments, and send any inquiries or preorder requests to email@example.com. Continue Reading
It always bothers me when photo news outlets use words like “unleash” to announce the arrival of a new camera. It is especially annoying when this is for a new point-and-shoot: Canon unleashes new PowerShot Elph models! Are you ready for this? You’re not ready! You can’t possibly be ready for new $200 point-and-shoots! I just see this ridiculous image of a diminutive, uninspired camera trying to bust through its restraints, unable to contain its own excitement about how utterly boring it is. However, I have to admit that in the case of Sony’s original RX100, the term was more-or-less accurate. That was the camera that changed the definition of point-and-shoot, and two years later, the RX100 III is set to do it again. Continue Reading