Sony announced the Sony A9 iii on 07 November 2023, a 24.6 Megapixel Full-frame mirrorless camera with the world’s first global shutter full-frame stacked CMOS image sensor capable of shooting at 120 frames per second. The camera also boasts a processor, the BIONZ XR, that is 8 times faster than the previous Sony BIONZ X processor in the Sony A9 II… The camera also has an AI processor for enhanced subject and movement recognition for focusing. All in all, a formidable camera if everything turns out as expected. The camera will be available in Spring 2024.Read More »Sony A9 III: Game-changing Full-Frame Global Shutter, 120FPS 24.6MPx Camera
Silica gel, composed of amorphous Silicon Dioxide (SiO₂), is a versatile desiccant known for its ability to absorb moisture, odors, and oils. Shaped into tiny beads or granules, it’s a non-toxic, non-poisonous material widely used to safeguard electronics, camera equipment, and various other items from corrosion, mildew, and damage. But really… is Silica Gel Toxic? The packets say DO NOT EAT, so maybe silica gel is poisonous? Let’s explore its composition, and effect on its environment.Read More »Is Silica Gel Toxic?
After portrait photography, landscape photography is probably one of the most popular pastimes among photographers. Choosing the right lens for your landscape photography can significantly improve your shooting experience while also making a significant difference in the quality of your image. While there’s no single “right lens” for landscape photography, there are a few ways to choose the best one based on your shooting style and preference. Time to find out more about these lenses… let’s begin.Read More »Choosing the Best Lenses for Landscape Photography
We’ve discussed camera maintenance and fungus prevention many, many times. It’s a topic that comes up annually, especially when the weather is hot and humid, and we are worried about our expensive lenses. While modern lenses are seemingly less susceptible to fungus, they’re not immune to lens fungus growth, which is why we take care of them.
But what happens when we come across a beautiful vintage lens that you can buy second-hand, but that’s full of fungus? Well, you try to clean off the fungus from the lens, and get it working as good as new, of course! That’s what we are going to see in this camera lens fungus cleaning video.Read More »How To Clean Camera Lens Fungus Off A Vintage Lens: Video
If you’re interested in still-life photography, you’ll need to choose the right lenses for the job. There are a few factors to consider, such as the size of your subject, the level of detail you want to capture, and the amount of space you have to work with.
The most popular lenses for still-life photography are macro lenses and telephoto lenses, but once you master these, you may also want to explore the use of tilt-shift lenses in still-life photography. Macro lenses are great for close-up shots of small subjects, while telephoto lenses allow you to capture more detailed shots from a distance.Read More »Choosing The Best Lenses for Still-life Photography
Direct Manual Focus (DMF) is a hybrid focus mode on Sony Alpha cameras. It blends auto and manual focus into a single flexible mode. Here’s how I found out that Direct Manual Focus (DMF) is more fun than plain old Manual Focus (MF). I was photographing some bicycles in the studio recently and decided to use Manual Focus to ensure that the exact spot that I wanted would be in sharp focus. I also decided that I would use AF before refining my manual focus. I’d do this by setting the camera to Manual Focus, and then using the AF-On button on the back of the camera when needed. DMF does exactly this, just more easily.Read More »How Can I Use DMF on My Sony Alpha Camera?
Canon announced its latest Cinema-line camera, the EOS R5 C earlier this month. The camera is Canon’s smallest Cinema EOS camera and seems to be an evolution of the acclaimed EOS R5. In contrast, the R5 C has a few video-specific features. It may look like just an EOS R5 with an extended back, but the changes go further than just the visual differences. Let’s dive in and find out just what they are.Read More »Canon Announces EOS R5 C Cinema Hybrid Camera
You thought we left the roller-ball mouse behind in the early 2000s when optical mice started becoming popular, but then, there’s this article that you’re reading about using a trackball to edit your images. Surely, you must have traveled back in time, right? Not really. I’m with you in 2022. So, am I slightly crazy? I hope not. Read on, and let me know if you think I am in the comments.Read More »Using a Trackball For Image Editing… Madness?
Every camera starts to degrade after years of use. Among the many things that happen when cameras are stored away for a long time, is that the camera’s rubber parts start to degrade. Rubber degradation is inevitable. However, there are some concrete steps that you can take to preserve the rubber parts of your camera and other equipment around the house.
There isn’t a way to fully restore rubber that has already started to degrade, but there are ways to prevent the rubber from degrading too quickly in the first place. This is especially important if you are in hot and humid climates. Let’s get started on understanding how and why rubber degrades, and how we can slow down that process.Read More »How To Prevent Rubber From Becoming Sticky & Remove Sticky Rubber
I woke up a couple of days ago to a strange-looking lens being featured by Canon USA on Instagram. This was a surprise announcement and launch of Canon’s rather peculiar-looking RF 5.2mm f/2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens that is tailor-made for the Canon R5 camera. There aren’t many sample images out in the wild as yet, so let’s see what information we can find out about it, shall we?Read More »Canon Launches RF 5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens for VR & Stereographic Visuals