Day: February 9, 2017

Tamron SP 90mm f2.8 review – an up-market macro lens!

The Tamron SP 90mm f2.8 Di Macro VC USD is a stabilized full-frame macro lens available in Canon, Nikon, and Sony A mounts. Announced in February 2016, it’s an update to a 2012 model, now claiming better stabilisation; Tamron refers to the old model as the F004 and the new model as the F017. Is […]

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The Camera Equipment Emergency Kit You Should Carry

There are several lists and articles covering what you should carry in your bag for a photoshoot, but they mostly cover items for yourself, models, and a few small accessories for your camera. One thing I haven’t noticed in many of them is items or even a kit covering your equipment and the screws you […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Great White Shark Breaching at Sunset

Wildlife photography can involve an element of danger or surprise from the unpredictability of animals in their natural habitats. In this case, ocean wildlife photographers are permitted to drag seal decoys through the water during peak Great White season. They lure them into breaching so that they can photograph these immense creatures and their impressive […]

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9 Mistakes That Can Cause Blurry Photos

While I agree that sharpness is a bourgeois concept, to become a better photographer you will need to learn how to take sharp shots. The key to capturing these sharp photographs is to learn about all of the pitfalls that can cause blurry photos. Once you know all of the ways you can make a […]

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Throwback Thursday: Minolta’s prosumer DiMAGE 7

PMA 2001 was a pretty exciting show for new cameras. It saw the release of the Nikon D1X and D1H, the Fujifilm S1 Pro, Kodak mc3 camera/MP3 player (a camera so bad that I couldn’t complete my review) and the impressive Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S75. Along with those was probably the biggest vaporware product of all-time: the Silicon Film […]

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Mirrorless Camera Comparison

A number of our readers have been asking our team about our recommendations on different mirrorless cameras. With so many different options on the market today, choosing a mirrorless system can get very confusing. In this particular article, I would like to start off by comparing mirrorless camera systems that are available today from different manufacturers. This below charts will be updated periodically with new / updated information. Please note that the below comparisons are only for mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. Discontinued systems such as Pentax K-01, Ricoh GXR, Pentax Q and Samsung NX have been removed. The list is sorted alphabetically and had to be split into two parts to fit. Also, please keep in mind that some of the benchmarks presented in this article are very subjective, based on our and our readers’ prior experience using the cameras. I have also published an article comparing mirrorless systems, where I go into a lot more detail about lenses and other important considerations.

Mirrorless Systems #1 Canon EOS M Fujifilm X Leica M Leica SL Nikon 1
* Denotes PL Subjective Rating
Lens Mount Canon EF-M Fuji X Leica M Leica L Nikon 1
Announcement Date Oct 2012 Jan 2012 Mar 2004 Oct 2015 Oct 2011
Mount Diameter 58mm 42mm 44mm 51mm 40mm
Sensor Size (Diagonal) 26.8mm 28.3mm 43.0mm 43.0mm 15.9mm
Flange Distance 18mm 17.7mm 27.80mm 19mm 17mm
Image Stabilization Lens Lens N/A Lens Lens
Autofocus Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Autofocus System Hybrid Hybrid N/A Contrast Hybrid
AF Performance * 4 5 N/A 5 5
Native Lenses Available 6 21 26 3 11
Third Party Lenses 13 38 39 5 0
Total Lenses Available 19 59 65 8 11
System Compactness * 5 5 4 3 5
Image Quality * 4 4 5 5 2
Top Model (Manuf. Link) Canon EOS M5 Fuji X-Pro2 Leica M 10 Leica SL (Typ 601) Nikon 1 V3
Top Model Price (B&H) $ 979 $ 1,699 $ 6,599 $ 7,450 $ 1,199

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