Sony Announces Incredible 61-Megapixel Full-Frame Camera: The A7R IV – Photography Article

Sony just recently announced its latest mirrorless camera: The Sony A7R IV, which has already generated a massive amount of anticipation, excitement, and discussion. Note that the A7R is the latest mirrorless body in Sony’s immensely popular A7 series, which includes the likes of the A7R III (which is no slouch when it comes to professional-quality shooting!). The A7R IV is also going up against several big competitors, including the Nikon Z7 and the Canon EOS R. So what makes…

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The DJI Ronin-SC is a Smaller, Cheaper 3-Axis Gimbal for Mirrorless Cameras – Photography Article

As expected based on the teaser from earlier this week, DJI has officially announced a new, lighter-weight version of its 3-axis Ronin-S gimbal. The new model is called the Ronin-SC (the C stands for “compact”), and it’s being hailed as a “single-handed stabilizer for mirrorless cameras.” In terms of form factor, you’d be hard pressed to tell the difference between the Ronin-S and Ronin-SC. The SC is basically just … smaller. Place them side-by-side, and you’ll see that the 2.4lbd/1.1Kg…

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Sigma fp vs Sony, Nikon, Canon and Panasonic – Photography Article

Much has been made of the tiny new Sigma fp, officially the world’s smallest full-frame mirrorless camera as of this writing. But just how small is this thing compared to the competition from Sony, Nikon, Canon and fellow L-Mount Alliance member Panasonic? Thanks to the folks at Camera Size, who have already added the Sigma fp and compatible L-mount lenses to their directory, we now can. Here are a two angles comparing the Sigma against the Sony a7III, Nikon Z6,…

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Nikon Z6 and Z7 Eye Autofocus Tests Reveal Struggles with Front-Focus – Photography Article

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtRTCMr7rK0] Chris Niccolls and Jordan Drake of DPReviewTV recently took the new Nikon Eye Autofocus firmware for a spin to see how it performs in the real world. But rather than comparing it directly to Sony and Canon, they wanted to put the firmware through its paces all on its own using both the more affordable Nikon Z6 and the high-res Nikon Z7. Overall, Niccolls’ evaluation tracks with everything else we’ve heard, and it goes something like this: This…

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The World’s Smallest Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera – Photography Article

Last night, in addition to debuting three lenses everybody knew were coming, Sigma revealed something nobody saw coming: the L-mount Sigma fp, “the world’s smallest and lightest ‘pocketable full-frame’ camera.” We’ve known Sigma was working on an L-mount camera ever since the announcement of the L-mount Alliance, but the Sigma fp has taken everybody by surprise. Unbelievably lightweight and compact, the camera measures in at 112.6 × 69.9 × 45.3mm and weighs just 370g (422g with the battery and SD…

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Massive Decline in Digital Camera Sales, Plus Nikon Sees Market Share Decrease – Photography Article

Earlier this week, Nikkei revealed the latest digital camera market trends. And for camera manufacturers, things are looking dismal. The market share breakdown First, let’s take a look at the market share breakdown: Canon: 40.5% (an increase of 3.9% from 2017) Nikon: 19.1% (a decrease of 2.7%) Sony: 17.7% (a decrease of 0.7%) Fujifilm: 5.1% (an increase of 1.3%) Olympus: 2.8% (an increase of 0.1%) Notice that Canon had the biggest gains, followed by Fujifilm and Olympus. Nikon’s market share…

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Photos and Pricing of Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8, 35mm f/1.2 and 45mm f/2.8 – Photography Article

Less than 24 hours ahead of the expected announcement, product photos and rumored pricing for the upcoming Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8, 35mm f/1.2 and 45mm f/2.8 lenses for Sony E-mount and Panasonic/Leica L-mount have leaked. In case you missed our previous coverage on these lenses, these three lenses—as well as a 24-70mm f/2.8 that may or may not be announced alongside them—were designed specifically for full-frame mirrorless cameras. According to the most recent and reliable rumors, the Sony E-mount and Panasonic/Leica…

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Is Canon’s New RF 85mm f/1.2L Lens Worth It? – Photography Article

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVzEe1e3bDc] Ever since Canon and Nikon debuted their latest lens mounts, there’s been a lot of talk about the “optical advantages” of the shallower, wider Z and RF-mounts. Canon even released a video more-or-less shaming their own EF lenses by comparison. But does this translate into meaningful real-world results? Photographer Matt Granger recently set out to answer this question by comparing the tried and true Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II on the Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR against the…

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Sigma to Reveal 35mm f/1.2, 45mm f/2.8 and 14-24mm f/2.8 Next Week – Photography Article

As we head into the weekend, Sigma has decided to (sort of) confirm an exciting leak we shared earlier this week: that a 35mm f/1.2, 45mm f/2.8, 14-24mm f/2.8, and possibly a 24-70mm f/2.8 designed specifically for full-frame mirrorless cameras will be announced in mid-July. The confirmation comes in the form of the teaser image below, which provides the date and time of an upcoming announcement: July 11th, at 4pm Beijing time. That translates into 4am Eastern for us US-based…

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Nikon to Ditch 1/3 of Its DSLR Lineup in Shift to Mirrorless: Report – Photography Article

When Nikon announced its Z Series full-frame mirrorless camera system last year, it called the Z mount “the new light that Nikon will use to pioneer the future.” In its new push toward mirrorless dominance, Nikon will reportedly be ending at least 1/3 of its F-mount DSLR models. Nikon currently has 8 active DSLR models in its latest F-mount lineup: the D5, D850, Df, D750, D500, D7500, D5600, and D3500 (ordered from high-end to entry-level). Nikon Rumors is hearing from…

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Silent Sony a9 a ‘Great Advantage’ for Photographer at Democratic Debate – Photography Article

There are pros and cons to both DSLR and mirrorless cameras, but one advantage of mirrorless is making headlines after the Democratic debates this week. The completely silent shooting of the Sony a9 turned out to be a “great advantage” for one photographer. The Washington Post reports that at NBC’s Democratic debate on Wednesday night, the pool of mainstream media outlet photographers requested permission to shoot the candidates from the side of the debate stage. But when the first group…

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Why Nikon is Failing in the Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Race – Photography Article

A few decades ago, Nikon was the number one manufacturer for high-end professionals. If you were a pro photographer who shot with a 35mm full-frame camera, you probably shot with a Nikon. Over the years, Canon took this position from Nikon and became the largest full frame camera manufacturer in the world. Nikon resigned itself to the number two position and this remained consistent for quite some time. Recently, however, we’re starting to see some major changes in the industry…

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Nikon Releasing 900 Dollar Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera? – Photography Article

According to Nikkei, Nikon plans to release a mirrorless camera before the 2019 fiscal year is out. And it’ll likely be a budget option, one that comes in at about half the price of the Nikon Z6. Here’s the direct (translated) quote from Nikkei: Nikon will introduce a new mid-price mirrorless camera product in fiscal 2019. The same interchangeable lens can be used in the product that corresponds to a sister model such as the high-end model “Z7” launched by…

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Nikon Confirms D5-Equivalent Top-Tier Mirrorless Camera Coming – Photography Article

The Nikon D5 sits atop Nikon’s DSLR roster as the company’s top-of-the-line camera for professional photographers. While the high-end Z7 is currently at the top of the Z series above the mid-level Z6, it’s not going to be Nikon’s top-of-the-line full-frame mirrorless camera for long. Nikon President Toshikazu Umatate confirmed the company’s plans to launch a higher-end camera in an interview with Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, a Japanese manufacturing newspaper. Besides revealing that Nikon will be launching a flagship mirrorless camera…

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This is Why RF Lenses Are ‘Outstanding’ – Photography Article

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-swouJ4qS4] Canon made this 4.5-minute video explaining the technology of its new RF lens mount for full-frame mirrorless cameras. “[W]hat makes these lenses so outstanding?” Canon writes. “This video introduces the innovative features of RF lenses that open up new possibilities in photographic expression.” Canon says that RF lenses are superior to conventional lenses when it comes to minimizing aberrations caused by refraction, especially at the outer edges of photos. If the “back focus” distance between a lens’ rear…

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Nikon to Unveil a Mid-Level Mirrorless That May Be Sub-$1,000: Report – Photography Article

The Nikon Z series of mirrorless cameras current consists of the $1,800 Nikon Z6 and the $3,400 Nikon Z7, but get ready for a third camera. Nikon will reportedly be announcing a “mid-level” Z mirrorless camera that may cost as little as $900. Nikkei is reporting that Nikon plans to announce the new camera in the 2019 fiscal year. Here’s a translation of the lead paragraph: Nikon will introduce a new mid-price mirrorless camera product in fiscal 2019. The same…

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Canon Was Blinded by Sony and the ‘Mirrorless Revolution’ – Photography Article

Based on a number of conversations I’ve had and a few minor polls I’ve conducted, most people seem to believe that Canon made the right decision by producing a mirrorless system. Now my sample size is quite small so this may or may not be a true reflection, but I have an opposing view to this. I firmly believe that Canon made the wrong choice by developing a new mirrorless system with a new mount. I’ve long believed that Canon should have…

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Nikon Z7: get Lightroom to support the Raw-Files! – Time.Lapse Photography Article

Nikon has introduced the new mirrorless Z7 camera, but of course Lightroom does not officially support importing, displaying and developing those raw files yet. Here’s how to get Lightroom to support the Nikon Z7’s raw files. Update (2018-10-09): If you set your Z7’s RAW file settings to 14bit Lossless compression, Lightroom CC Classic 7.5 will recognize your RAW files directly. Update 2 (2018-10-12): Adobe has just released their updated DNG Converter 11.0 which directly supports converting the Raw-files of the…

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Nikon Z6 and Z7 – Hands-On Preview – my first test and evaluation! – Time.Lapse Photography Article

Nikon has introduced a new mirrorless system (DSLM) along with two full-frame sensor cameras and three matching lenses, to begin with. There is also an adapter that adapts almost any F-mount lens to the new Z-Mount. I had the opportunity to try out the Z7 and Z6 cameras in advance and will tell you my first impressions here. I will add to this article as soon as I have further information / experience. Nikon enters the field of mirrorless full-frame…

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