Mirrorless Cameras

by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 11/17/2014
The premise of the camera is simple: it's a box that allows a measured amount of light into it in order to create an image on a photo-sensitive material. Stroll through the B&H Photo SuperStore and you'll see there are literally thousands of different interpretations of how to best do this. Cameras of all shapes, sizes, and colors are on the shelves—all of them begging to be held and used to make photographs.   The camera, one of the world's ultimate gadgets, has an appeal that transcends a great cross section of the human race. Artists,
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted 12/01/2023
What a year it has been. We have had a nearly constant stream of announcements featuring high-profile releases almost every week. Now that we have hit the holiday season and get a slight break in the announcement schedule (but not with the deals!) we want to look back at some of the more interesting trends from the year. Today, we are going to focus on something that has been used in
by Bjorn Petersen ·Posted 11/28/2023
Mirrorless camera technology continues to evolve in 2023. Though some people want to define a camera as "video-centric" or "built for stills," some of the best cameras manage to balance the two by taking the so-called "hybrid" path. Compared to, say, a cine camera, the inability to pin down what a mirrorless camera is or should do makes it a highly versatile platform capable of anything from everyday photo taking to high-budget Hollywood productions. To see manual focus, stills-only rangefinders sharing a space with the first mirrorless camera
0 Views ·Posted 11/21/2023
Join Matt Zefi in the field as he focuses the Sony FE 300mm f/2.8 lens to take photos of birds. Stay tuned for all the tips he shares along the way! 0:00 - Introduction 0:25 - Sony FE 300mm f/2.8 Specs 0:59 - Shutter Speed 1:42 - Eye Autofocus 2:04 - Long Exposure 2:41 - Auto ISO 3:18 - APS-C/Crop Mode 4:09 - With 2x Teleconverter 4:44 - Final Thoughts Are you a fan of the Sony FE 300mm f/2.8? Let us know in the Comments section,
0 Views ·Posted 11/13/2023
Watch this video to learn how the new Sony a9 III’s global shutter works and how it differs from a rolling shutter. Excited to try the Sony a9 III? Let us know your thoughts about it in the Comments section, below.
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted 11/10/2023
Right before the holidays, Sony decided to make a big splash with the reveal of the a9 III. This claims the title of world’s first mirrorless camera with a global shutter—and it does it in a big way. It’s a lightning-fast, full-frame camera that has the potential to revolutionize the industry. Sony also officially released the
0 Views ·Posted 11/06/2023
Capture and create photos in unique ways with light painting. In this video, Susan Magnano teaches you to use the night as your canvas and make your photos shine, whether you're photographing an urban scene or desert landscape. 0:00 - Introduction 1:19 - The Unicorn Photo 4:03 - The Magic of Night Photography 6:11 - Light Painting 6:53 - ABC's of Light Painting 18:50 - Behind the Scenes 33:50 - Building a Photo 45:40 - Final Thoughts 46:46 - Recap Are you a fan of light painting? Have you ever tried it? Share your thoughts and experiences in
0 Views ·Posted 10/28/2023
In the final part of this series, Sony Artisan of Imagery Tony Gale shares his entire post-production workflow. You'll learn how to transfer, organize, import, backup, edit, export, and distribute your photos. 0:00 - Introduction 7:51 - In This Webinar 8:39 - Transferring to a Computer 13:09 - Importing, Renaming, Organizing Images 19:09 - Backing Up Files 21:54 - Rating Images 25:05 - Different Editing Apps 26:55 - Editing in Sony Imaging Edge 33:32 - Editing in Capture One 38:48 - Editing in Lightroom Classic 44:42 - Retouching and
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted 10/27/2023
Leica has been laying on the announcements for two consecutive weeks! Last week the brand introduced a pair of SL lenses; this week, Leica revisits the classic rangefinder with the launch of the M11-P. This more discreet and slightly upgraded version of the M11 has a potentially game-changing innovation: the ability to encrypt metadata and copyright info using technology from the Content Authenticity Initiative (CAI). But
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted 10/26/2023
Leica cameras have seen history in the making, and their pictures have told those stories to the world. The Leica M-series, in particular, has been the silent witness to countless iconic shots that have defined eras. Now, entering this illustrious lineage is the Leica M11-P. Marrying tradition with modern innovation, this newest addition promises not just to uphold Leica's esteemed reputation, but to set new standards with
0 Views ·Posted 10/24/2023
While the photographer's skill and technique help make a portrait great, understanding how to prepare for your shoot and what gear you’ll need is a vital aspect of photography. In Part 2 of our Outdoor Portrait Photography Series, Nikon Ambassador Jerry Ghionis shares how he plans his shoots and explains the thought process behind his gear selection. He also discusses what options might work for you, regardless of if your setup is minimal or in “beast” mode. 0:00 – Prepping and Location Scouting 2:37 - Cameras and Lenses 7:57 - Ghionis’s Gear
by Stepan Andranikian ·Posted 11/24/2023
Fashion photography undertakes the deceptively difficult task of capturing the nature and spirit of a garment while conveying the designer's underlying vision. Doing so successfully already requires immense skill and artistry, so it helps to have the right camera for the job. We’ll be looking at a few cameras suitable for fashion photography, as well as some camera fundamentals to help inform your future purchase. Let’s begin with essential features. Camera Sensor Your camera’s sensor should be your first consideration, because it is
by Rachel Leathe ·Posted 11/02/2023
If renowned landscape photographer Ansel Adams were alive today, he would surely be astounded at the variety of cameras available. When compared to his hulking 8x10 view camera, today’s cameras look like child’s play. He would also be flabbergasted at the image quality these little devices produce. In 2023, we have a bottomless well of cameras from which to choose. To help narrow down your options, we’ve compiled a handful of cameras that are at the top of their class this year, in terms of landscape photography. Sony a7R V and Sony a7CR The
by Rachel Leathe ·Posted 11/08/2023
It’s no secret that video has taken over. From TikTok to Times Square, it has infiltrated every corner of our lives. Meanwhile, the line between still photography and videography grows increasingly thin. You only need to glance at Instagram or Facebook to see this new order of things play out. It’s no surprise that in the dawn of this new amalgam era, a certain class of cameras has emerged. As the name implies, hybrid cameras are adept at capturing video and stills. These cameras can serve as an entry point into video while still being capable
0 Views ·Posted 10/14/2023
Photographing in a studio is not always an option for portrait sessions. In Part 3 of this four-part series, Sony Artisan of Imagery Tony Gale explains how to plan your photo shoot and then create great portraits—in any location. 0:00 - Introduction 4:22 - In this Webinar 5:43 - What is a Location Photoshoot? 6:46 - Planning 8:11 - Location vs. Environmental Portraiture 11:58 - Finding a Location 19:36 - Permits 29:59 - How to Choose Gear 35:11 - Lighting Do you have any portrait photography tips to share? Please do so in the Comments