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Camera changes

Since joining Dreamstime, I've submitted photographs taken with various cameras, starting with a good old point and shoot, followed by a bridge camera and now, with a recently bought DSLR. It's a natural progression but I feel it's still, more about the subject of your photo that counts, rather than the type of camera you use. I've only used the DSLR a little but comparing the three photos, can you tell, which image was taken with which camera (without looking at the date taken of course)   ... continue reading

Lightweight, Compact Travel Photography Kit

While researching cameras and tripods for a new lightweight, compact photography kit that I could take with me while bike touring I was pleasantly surprised at the reasonable cost of a couple excellent quality items.First I needed to replace an old Canon Rebel that started glitching out so that it was no longer dependable.I wanted to replace the DSLR with something less bulky for my bike touring and travel needs without sacrificing quality images.After looking over some of the four thirds... continue reading

When less could be... more. A personal review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Some time ago I upgraded to full frame. I traded my excellent Nikon D7000 for a brand new D610. I have also replaced the standard zoom Tamron 17-55 f/2.8 with its bigger brother 24-70 f/2.8 for full frame. All was OK, I was extremely satisfied with the move. But besides the increase in photo quality, the process created a significant increase in weight.Now, with all the lenses and accessories, my bag has a glorious 6 kg in weight. I have no real problem with that since I am convinced that if... continue reading

Compact camera or pancake lens?

Lately I realized that I wasn't using my Canon 5D II as much as I should. I also realized that about 70 percent of my uploads were done with my compact camera Canon G1X. Well the reason was quite obvious - I had my Canon G1X most of the time with me when I went travelling, day trips or business trips.This made me think: Shall I sell my 5D?Well, to make it short - I didn't. I sold the G1X - it nearly broke my heart but I had to be tough on myself to get rid of the temptation - and bought myself... continue reading

Viewfinder or LCD screen? Bet Cartier-Bresson would've gone LCD!

Just got the new Canon M shipped in from Hong Kong (no shipping, tax or duty charges!) and it has no viewfinder. For a lot of people, that is a big omission and it weighed heavily on my mind before I decided to purchase it.I've had compacts before and they are ok but the screens are a little lacking in resolution and the same goes for the photographic output. The M promised to have the small, unobtrusive size of a compact and the power and quality of a DSLR...and, whew, it delivers.I was fairly... continue reading

Workflow for your compact camera photos

Don't have a DSLR that produces very high quality images? Read on!Modern DSLR cameras are highly flexible, fast and produce RAW format images which contain all the data produced by the image sensor. That means none of your data is lost and most of the adjustments can be done later to achieve impressive results. But what if you only have highly compressed JPEG images only? What if you shot a photo at 14MP and it is hardly 2MB in size?That simply means you lost a LOT of color information because... continue reading

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Review

If you follow my blogs and forum posts, you know I've long been a fan of the Micro Four Thirds system.I'm a firm believer that for most photos or end uses we have reached a point where full frame cameras are an unnecessary expense (each to their own, of course!).I've been putting my Canon dSLR and micro four thirds bodies to the test over the last few months and they come out very close.There were a few things keeping me from fully committing, however.The Olympus E-M5, released in the last... continue reading

Which compact camera do you use for stock?

Hi, I'm thinking to buy a compact camera to carry inside pocket. Could you, please, advise, which is usable for stock?Thanks a lot! continue reading

Fuji X10 - good compact for stock?

I must confess that I'm on an endless quest - in search of a compact camera that has a few key requirements:1. Portable.I want a zoom for unexpected situations, and it must fit in a pocket or purse when needed.I find cameras like the Canon S95 just a bit too small, without enough control or room to hold them.A Canon G12 is more my size...2. Quality.I want it to have enough quality.I understand that a small pocket camera will usually be inferior to a dSLR.Occasionally it will be the... continue reading

Compromises with benefits - Canon S95

DSLR = quality photosPoint & Shoot = lower quality photosDSLR = no photos (couldn't bring the camera)Compact Point & Shoot = some photos (camera in pocket)Canon S95 = compromise with benefits-------------------------------------I recently added a Canon s95 to my kit - too many times that I wanted to take photos, but didn't have the DSLR with me.The S95 is up there in terms of image quality and manual control - along with Panasonic's Lumix LX5 and the Canon G12.It's 10MP... continue reading

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