Category Archives: Photography

Lens selection for bird photography

Some expert discussions:

Bird and Wildlife Photography Equipment: Lenses, cameras, teleconverters, tripods, monopods

 

Canon 100-400 II vs Sigma 150-600 Sport & Tamron 150-600, Canon 400 f5.6 + Wildlife Photography Tips (by Tony Northrup)

 

Zoom Telephoto Field Review Tamron 150-600 vs Sigma Sport 150-600 vs Canon 100-400 with Canon 5D mark III and 7D mark II (by PhotoRec TV)

Brenizer Method to create more shalow DoF

In this tutorial video they will demonstrate how to prepare images in Lightroom for achieving the Brenizer method to enhance shallow depth of field, and how to finish off the merged image with stylized editing in Lightroom after the “heavy lifting” is done.

Click here for the full article: http://www.slrlounge.com/brenizer-met…

Sony RX100 Series Comparison (I, II, III, IV and V)

Articles from: https://photographylife.com/sony-rx100-series-comparison

Specification Sony RX100 I Sony RX100 II Sony RX100 III Sony RX100 IV Sony RX100 V
As expected, the latest generation Sony RX100 V obviously does have much richer feature-set and specifications compared to its predecessors. It has a superior Stacked CMOS sensor with excellent image quality that surpasses all the previous generation RX100 cameras, faster Bionz X processor with a front-end LSI capable of handling up to 24 fps shooting speed, 315 phase-detection autofocus points, 4K video recording at up to 30 fps and very respectable slow motion video recording capability up to 960 fps. It can handle shutter speeds of up to 1/32000 sec, has a very nice 2.36M electronic viewfinder (EVF), incredibly fast autofocus and a few other nice extras, such as anti distortion shutter and ability to set minimum shutter speed when shooting with Auto ISO enabled.
Announcement Date 06/06/2012 06/27/2013 05/28/2014 06/10/2015 10/06/2016
Sensor Type CMOS BSI CMOS BSI CMOS Stacked CMOS Stacked CMOS
Sensor Resolution 20.2 MP 20.2 MP 20.1 MP 20.1 MP 20.1 MP
Sensor Size 13.2 x 8.8mm (1″) 13.2 x 8.8mm (1″) 13.2 x 8.8mm (1″) 13.2 x 8.8mm (1″) 13.2 x 8.8mm (1″)
Native ISO Range 125-6400 160-12,800 125-12,800 125-12,800 125-12,800
Image Processor Bionz Bionz Bionz X Bionz X Bionz X
Phase Detection Autofocus No No No No Yes
Phase Detection Autofocus Points N/A N/A N/A N/A 315 AF Points
Lens Focal Length 10.4-37.1mm 10.4-37.1mm 8.8-25.7mm 8.8-25.7mm 8.8-25.7mm
Focal Length in 35mm Equiv 28-100mm 28-100mm 24-70mm 24-70mm 24-70mm
Lens Aperture f/1.8-f/4.9 f/1.8-f/4.9 f/1.8-f/2.8 f/1.8-f/2.8 f/1.8-f/2.8
Integrated ND Filter No No Yes Yes Yes
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec 1/2000 sec 1/2000 sec 1/32000 sec 1/32000 sec
Startup Time 2.8 sec 2.8 sec 2.0 sec 2.0 sec 2.0 sec
Anti Distortion Shutter No No No Yes Yes
Auto ISO Min Shutter Speed No No No Yes Yes
EVF N/A Optional 1.44 Million Dot EVF 2.36 Million Dot EVF 2.36 Million Dot EVF
Flash Hotshoe No Yes No No No
Built-in Flash Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Continuous Shooting Speed 10 fps 10 fps 10 fps 16 fps 24 fps
Buffer Size 13 JPEG / 13 RAW 13 JPEG / 13 RAW 48 JPEG / 26 RAW 48 JPEG / 26 RAW 150 JPEG + RAW
LCD Screen 3.0″ Fixed 3.0″ Tilting, +90°/-40° 3.0″ Tilting, +180°/-45° 3.0″ Tilting, +180°/-45° 3.0″ Tilting, +180°/-45°
Video Recording 1080p, up to 50 fps 1080p, up to 60 fps 1080p, up to 60 fps 4K, up to 30 fps 4K, up to 30 fps
S-Log2/S-Gamut No No No No Yes
Slow Motion Video N/A N/A Yes, Up to 120 fps Yes, Up to 960 fps Yes, Up to 960 fps
Slow Motion Video Duration N/A N/A 29 min 4 sec 8 sec
Built-in WiFi No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Battery Life (CIPA) 330 shots 350 shots 320 shots 280 shots 220 shots
Weight 240g 281g 290g 298g 299g
Size 102×58×36mm 102×58×38mm 102×58×41mm 102x58x41mm 102x58x41mm
Current Price (as of 10/06/2016) $448 $598 $748 $998 $998

How Canon EF lenses auto-focus on A7ii/A7Rii with adapters

Test result database here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WdE3DveA2Iz80P-Ta1WWAPhZy9gNSTzAG1i2l3o7SaM/edit?pli=1#gid=1799972419&vpid=A2

Test form for people input their test results here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1klEN5jHZd1MS-4mjOUev7Ahyuoo3vSRNOqlCzxGmMrI/viewform

Discussion: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3935272

Adapter which allow AF for Canon lenses on A7ii/A7Rii:

  • Metabones T Smart Adapter IV ($400)
  • Sigma MC-11 ($250)
  • FotodioX AF Adapter for Canon EF to Sony E-Mount ($100)
  • Viltrox Auto-focus Canon EF/EF-S Lens to Sony E Mount Adapter II ($100)
  • Commlite EF-NEX ($100)
  • Techart EOS-NEX III ($190)     [unstable]
  • No Brand EF-NEX ($50) (apperance similar to Commlite adapter)

Guide to Sony A7ii, A7Rii, A7Sii lens adapters (2014): http://briansmith.com/sony-a7-a7r-lens-mount-adapters/