Have Camera Will Travel

IMG_5298Canon EOS 500D (138mm, f/4, 1/200 sec, ISO250)

A couple of years ago life was simple. Just get a full frame DSLR plus the three pro-zooms: 16-35, 24-70 (or 24-105) and 70-200 plus a lightweight tripod. Done! Today it’s much more complicated. Continue reading

How to Shoot Fast with a Slow Camera?

R0005741RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. GR (18.3mm, f/4.5, 1/125 sec, ISO100)

There are fast cameras and there are slow cameras.┬áSo it’s rather simple: If you want to shoot action get a fast camera! A camera like a Canon 1DX or a Nikon D4. Problem is: If you don’t want to spend a small fortune on a camera you need to search for alternatives. Continue reading

Dodo or Crocodile?

IMG_1871Canon EOS 6D (35mm, f/5.6, 1/20 sec, ISO1000)

If you follow reviews of mirrorless cameras today or if you shoot one of the newer ones and see the results you might come to the conclusion that the DSLR is dead. Dead as a dodo.

But of course that’s not the full picture. DSLRs have still substantial advantages over todays mirrorless cameras and here are the most important ones. Continue reading