While Sigma stole headlines earlier this week with its new 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens, it also announced a fast and affordable 30mm lens for Sony E and Micro Four Thirds lens mounts. The Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens is the first truly affordable f/1.4 lens in the mirrorless market at just $339. [Read more…]
In this video, I look at the new Canon EOS M10 and Sony A5100 and how well they both work with Canon EF lenses when paired with the Canon EF to EF-M Adapter and the Metabones EF – E Speed Booster Ultra (note: link is the newest version), respectively.
Canon has taken a lot of crap for its efforts in the mirrorless market (and in many ways, deservedly so). The EOS M10, although an entry-level model, is a step in the right direction. Sony isn’t slowing down and once it gets its own lens library built up, we’ll all stop asking questions about which adapter is the right one for your Sony mirrorless camera and Canon lenses.
The enthusiast digital camera market is a tough one. The consumers can often know more about the cameras being sold than the sales people trying to sell them. Don’t believe me? Go to Best Buy and start asking about the differences between any two cameras. Or, just eavesdrop on a conversation between a salesman and a shopper – I dare you to keep your mouth shut for the duration.
Samsung has been producing cameras with some very exciting features over the past year or so. But it has been far from a smooth road for the consumer electronics giant. [Read more…]
In this video, I sit down with Allan and Lisa Mueller of ALM Photo to talk about their work (both free and paid). We also dig into to:
- When, why and how much free work you should or shouldn’t take on
- How to price your photography services
- Mirrorless cameras in professional work
- The desire for better low light performance in cameras
Here some links to help you connect with Allan, Lisa and ALM Photo:
- ALM Photo website
- ALM Photo on Facebook
- ALM Photo on Twitter
- Fusography from Sassy Glass Studio
- Sassy Glass Studio on Facebook
- All Things Sassy (Lisa) on Twitter
- Pink Spark Creative website
- Pink Spark Creative on Facebook
- Pink Spark Creative on Twitter
- Watch what happens when you ask non-creative professionals to work for free (video)
- SpiderPro Hand Strap
- Canon 5Ds R
- Canon EOS M10
- Sony A7 Series
Let me know what you think about this format and content in the comments. If you are sharing this on social media, use the hashtag #TogTalk so we can all join in on the conversation.
Notably, the EOS M10 has a $100 instant rebate, making it only $499 with a 15-45mm kit lens. Read my Canon EOS M10 hands-on review for more on why I think it’s a great mirrorless camera. You can also order it here at B&H Photo.
The G9 X also gets an instant rebate of $30 for a $499 price tag. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
And the PowerShot G5 X runs $799. Check it out here at B&H Photo.