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As many of you know I have stayed away from just about all mirrorless systems out there. Sure I have mentioned the Nikon ones but I have stayed away from the Sony, Canon, Samsung, Panasonic and Olympus offering.
That is all about to change with the first full frame mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras that SONY announced. These cameras are packed with professional options and ready to be added to a pros bag. You can find all the specs to the two cameras below.
The Sony A7 has a 24 megapixel Full Frame Sensor and will sell for $1,699.
The Sony A7r has a 36 megapixel Full Frame Sensor with no OLPC and will sell for $2,299.
For anyone with Sony A mount lenses you will need to pick up an adapter to use them on this camera.
Yes this is slightly expensive but for the same size as many Micro 4/3rd cameras you can have a FULL FRAME sensor that is bound to be pretty amazing.
On the next RAWtalk Episode #57 I am going to discuss if this signals the death of the Micro 4/3rds camera.
Click Here or the image below to access this weeks RAWtalk Episode #056
How many times have you been shooting in low light situations and found it hard to get your camera to focus? All you hear is the focus motor going back and forth as the cameras auto focus system fails to find focus.
Most cameras out there even the most expensive ones have issues focusing in low light. So the question is how to you make sure your image is focused in these low light situations.
I have three tips that just may help you focus better in low light no matter what camera you own.
Tip #1: Laser Pointer
Yes, a simple laser pointer may help your focus system have something to lock on to. NEVER EVER SHINE THE LASER IN SOMEONES EYES!!!! Do not shine the laser directly into a camera either.
This is not something I have personally tried but I hear it does work. And it does make sense that the camera would pick up on the bright pointer.
In what situations would you use this? Well you wouldn’t want to use this at a political rally or concert. This method is better when you are working one on one with your subject.
Tip #2 LED Flashlight
I have a few LED flashlights in my camera bag at all time. Simply shining the light on someones face will allow the camera focus to have a point to lock on to.
You could shine it from where you are or your subject could simply shine the light on their own face than put the light away for the photo.
Tip #3 Use a Cell Phone
We all have cell phones and cell phones have nice and bright screens. Simply have your subject turn on their phone, hold it against their face and boom, you have something to focus on.
What methods have you found work for you? Please share them below.
Recently I posted the video putting the Nikon D4 vs the Canon 1D X and now I wanted to share two very similar RAW files for you to edit. Not only do you get to edit these files but you can do your own side by side comparison to determine which you think is better if any.
I exported these files as DNG’s so you can edit them in almost any raw editor that you have. You can download the RAW files right here in the FroKnowsPhoto Forum. The forum is also the place where you should post your RAW edits and thoughts about the files.