Smart phones with cameras really are taking over photography. Most photography is now posted online and viewed at just a 1.2 megapixel resolution.
Camera sales continue to plunge. Thomas Stirr observes that unit sales numbers have retreated to 1985 levels. As the market changes, and manufacturers may quit the business, or at least cancel existing camera lines, should you sell or future proof? He has some thoughts on that which you may find helpful.
Very clever way to add an off camera exposure trigger to cameras that lack cable release or remote control inputs.
A column at Peta Pixel suggests incorporating “field of view” lines into the mirrorless viewfinders, showing what would be seen if using a longer lens. Neat idea!
ON1 Photo RAW is a very nice RAW image processor. However, it seems that for some older cameras, they do not use their own RAW image conversion but something else – and what that is, is not clear. For some older cameras, the ON1 results are not up to par for where they need to be today. Their web site describes Tier 1 and Tier 2 camera support and the problems show up on the Tier 2 group – and it is unclear how those photos are actually being processed.
Do we all need the latest and greatest camera gear? Nearly all web site and Youtube channel reviewers are gear pushers who make their money through affiliate marketing links. All of them have become “gear pushers”. Marketing propaganda convinces people they need the latest and greatest gear – gear that, of course, will be obsolete by next year when you’ll have to upgrade once again or suffer the consequences of being left behind. But do we really have to live our lives this way and succumb to the marketing propaganda and pressure?
Are amateurs gradually being priced out of the photography market? Sure looks that way.
The Lumix GX8 in-body-image-stabilization (IBIS) only works with some lenses and then, not that well. Read the post for the details.