Flapping mirrors

Just thought I’d share a quick one with you.  I was watching on YouTube the press conference given by President Barak Obama and President-elect Donald Trumb.  You can watch the video here.  You can barely hear President Obama speaking with the sound of all those DSLR flapping mirrors. Several photographers firing away with Nikon D5’s and Canon 1Dx’s in a small room like the oval office … Continue reading Flapping mirrors

Why the fuss with super high ISOs?

I realize that high ISOs are useful when shooting in a dark situation. Or, when shooting indoor sports. But let’s get serious, pushing ISO usually means 1600, 3200 and sometimes 6400. Over that, it should be only for rare situations where the natural ambient light is all you have and any other source of light would be either impossible to add or would detract from … Continue reading Why the fuss with super high ISOs?

Where is Sony going with its products?

I’ve been following the latest announcements from Sony such as the QX10 and QX100 imaging sensors for smartphones as well as the rash of new offerings for E-mount cameras.  The Alpha 65 is apparently now a “No longer available” product.  What is going on?  Is Sony abandoning us faithful Alpha SLR users?  Will we be seeing any new high-end products for the A-mount line? This … Continue reading Where is Sony going with its products?