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
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
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
The Sony A7IV has been long anticipated, and recent rumors have emerged about what the camera specs could be. While there are some speculative articles and videos, and a lot of ‘wish list’ rumors, we’re restricting ourselves to looking at what leaks from reliable sources seem to be saying about this camera.
Let’s dive into it without further ado.Read More »Sony A7IV Specs Leaked
You pick up a Hasselblad 500C for the first time, and if you know enough about the camera itself, and its maker, you feel the weight of history in its heft.
I know what Becca Farsace is talking about in this video as she describes using the Hasselblad 907X mirrorless V System camera with the CVF II 50C digital back.
To a new user, this strange camera, with its strange form factor may be something of a mystery. However, to me, the Hasselblad 500 system is something that takes me back to my childhood.Read More »The Hasselblad 907X 50C Is A Slow Camera – It’s How It Should Be
In many ways, this photographic debate is very much like the Mac Vs. PC debate. In many ways, it’s not.
The debate has always been fuelled by passionate fans of each camera system, with each group saying that their choice is the best, or ‘better’ as the case may be. Each group points out minor flaws in the other’s camera system, with very few people looking at the bigger picture. In the end, is there a ‘better camera platform’? And if there is one, which is it?Read More »The Camera Platform Debate: Canon Vs Nikon
The name Hasselblad is synonymous with high-quality medium-format photography. Over the years, hundreds and thousands of medium format 120-film Hasselblad cameras have been made and sold. They eventually became unsuitable for most commercial photography (except that Phase One has kept them alive for a while now) work with the change of technology from film to digital photography. Now, Hasselblad fans can reclaim the use of their classic cameras and lenses within the Hasselblad ecosystem, with Hasselblad’s latest 50 Megapixel CMOS Digital Back for V System Cameras, the Hasselblad CFV-50c. Take a peek at it in the pics below.Read More »Hasselblad CFV-50c CMOS Sensor Digital Back Rejuvenates The V-system