Digital Camera Market: What does Zenit have to offer? – Russians are gunning for highly competitive digital mirrorless full frame camera market. Choosing not to compete in highly competitive market? What is that supposed to mean? Too much Stoly?
Visual Connections New York will be at the iconic New Yorker hotel on Wednesday, October 25. Creative directors, designers, editors and producers will all find plenty of creative inspiration, from the wide range of exhibitors, program of sessions (to be published), and the opportunity to network with other creatives from advertising, design, publishing, and TV production.
Jules: Describe what Marsellus Wallace looks like!
Jules: Say ‘what’ again. Say ‘what’ again, I dare you, I double dare you motherfucker, say what one more Goddamn time!
Brett: H-H-He’s black…
Jules: Go on!
Brett: He’s bald…!
Jules: Does he look like a bitch?
Jules: [shoots Brett in the shoulder] DOES HE… LOOK… LIKE A BITCH?
Jules: Then why you tryin’ to fuck him like a bitch, Brett?
Pulp Fiction (1994)
The profanity-laced quote from Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction may sound rude but that was the first thing that came to my mind when I read about Canon 6D Mark II dynamic range tests:
- Canon 6D Mark II dynamic range falls behind modern APS-C cameras
- Canon 6D Mark II Dynamic Range is a Big Disappointment
- Photons to photos
I really wanted to upgrade my good old 6D to 6D Mark II but that was the last straw. Whenever I read another story of the day “why I switched from Canon to Fujifilm” I ask myself why do I still stick to Canon. I own both full frame and APS-C body and about two dozens of Canon lenses. The answer is lenses, no other system matches Canon’s lens versatility at affordable prices.
Why do I owe full frame 6d? Just three reasons:
- wide angle unachievable in the crop body;
- dynamic range
- moderate size and weight without the bulk of 5D professional models.
Lack of 4k in Canon 6D Mark II has baffled me on some emotional level – why Cannon can’t figure this out when competitors do it long ago in smaller and less advanced bodies but personally I don’t give a shit about video capabilities. Inferior dynamic range is a game changer, in $2,000 semi-professional camera it’s not anymore a technical compromise but rather an attempt to scam loyal base of customers. Why Canon, why? DO I… LOOK… LIKE A BITCH?
Travelling with two cameras opens a plethora opportunities for photographer, besides rather obvious backup benefit. Switching cameras is faster than switching lenses. Normally I travel with full frame Canon 6D and crop Canon 760D as well as a few mostly prime lenses. Using full frame lens on a crop body is a great force multiplier since for one lens you get two focus distance possibilities.
My favorite travel combinations (I favor wide angle):
Canon 760d: ef-s 10-18mm, ef-s 24mm f/2.8.
Canon 6d: ef 24mm f/2.8, ef 28mm f/1.8, ef 35mm f/2.0, ef 40mm f/2.8, ef 50mm f/1.8