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  • More Sampling is Always Better
    on 19 July 2019 at 15:08

    It seems that the Sony A7Rm4 has raised the same questions I get every time we get cameras with more pixels: have we out-resolved lenses? Are more pixels useful? Let’s start with the last question first: yes, more pixels are useful (each of the above images is four times as many pixels as the previous). […]

  • The Full Frame Game is Fully Afoot
    on 17 July 2019 at 15:47

    Sony’s announcement of the A7Rm4 seemed a little early—cameras won’t be available for almost two months—but that’s not totally unexpected. The full frame mirrorless game now has six players, and trying to get a quiet period where you can garner all the attention is going to get tougher and tougher.  […]

  • Sony Adds Pixels to the A7R
    on 16 July 2019 at 14:48

    Sony this morning announced the A7R Mark IV (I abbreviate this as A7Rm4). In essence, this camera appears to take the Sony Semiconductor 26mp APS-C Exmor sensor and scale that up to full frame, producing approximately 60mp. […]

  • Sigma's Different Approach to Full Frame
    on 11 July 2019 at 12:00

    Sigma today announced a number of interesting things—FE and L mount lenses, and the DC DN primes now in EOS M mount—but the product that probably caught the most curious attention was the development announcement of the Sigma fp camera. […]

  • Canon Matches Camera and Lens Better
    on 9 July 2019 at 13:53

    I've been a harsh critic of Canon's mismatched RF products: low-end bodies and high-end lenses. Today, that problem began its inevitable demise. RP Facebook post: I'm finally in a relationship! Canon introduced the 24-240mm f/4-6.3 RF lens. This new consumer superzoom will be available in September for US$900 on its own, or in a kit with the RP body for US$2200 (no savings in the bundle!).  […]

  • Let's Dip Into the Hype and Myths
    on 8 July 2019 at 13:52

    "People who say they don't need eye AF are doing their clients a disservice."Apparently I've been doing my clients a disservice for over 40 years. Who knew? Thing is, even in the manual focus days we found ways through practice, et.al., to get eyes in focus. […]

  • Pro Gear Revisited
    on 26 June 2019 at 14:58

    Earlier, I wrote about what I felt constituted full frame mirrorless pro gear. Today I'll take up the crop sensor portion of the mirrorless market.Professionals use their gear almost every day, they use it heavily, they rely upon it to get accurate and best possible results, and they expect it not to break despite often heavily abusing it. […]

  • What Constitutes Pro?
    on 21 June 2019 at 13:28

    A legitimate question is starting to appear now that full frame mirrorless is starting to flesh out: what is it that constitutes "pro gear"?  Note: this article is really only directed at full frame mirrorless. […]

  • 2019 Mirrorless Camera News/Views
    on 25 December 2018 at 19:36

    Mirrorless camera news and views for 2019. The stories in these folders were front page news on sansmirror during the time periods indicated: July-September 2019 Mirrorless News April-June 2019 Mirrorless Camera News/Views Jan-Mar 2019 Mirrorless Camera News/Views […]

  • 2018 Mirrorless Camera News/Views
    on 1 February 2018 at 19:36

    Mirrorless camera news and views for 2018. The stories in these folders were front page news on sansmirror during the time periods indicated: October-December 2018 News/Views July-September 2018 Mirrorless News April-June 2018 News/Views Jan-Mar 2018 Mirrorless Camera News/Views […]